If you’re thinking of moving to the Las Vegas area, consider North Las Vegas. It’s away from some of the hustle and bustle of the Vegas Strip but still close enough to all the action in case you and your family want to head into the city. With beautiful weather and lots of fun activities, the area can be the perfect place to raise a family. Here are six of the reasons you should consider moving to North Las Vegas.

Planned Suburban Communities

Throughout the North Las Vegas area, you’ll find many master-planned communities offering stellar amenities, gorgeous homes, community-building events, and access to entertainment, dining, and more. Aliante is the largest of these communities in North Las Vegas, with about 6,500 houses and more than 20,000 residents. This community boasts an 18-hole golf course, three city parks, a casino, and 24 miles of hiking and walking trails. Another amazing community is Craig Ranch, which is a gated community of beautifully designed homes, seven parks (including a private community park), and more than 5 miles of trails.

Close to Outdoor Adventure

A view of the Red Rock Canyon National Park, a great reason to move to North Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area” licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Flickr by mypubliclands

One thing you might not think of when you picture the North Las Vegas area is the great outdoors. But there are many amazing outdoor recreation areas in North Las Vegas and even better ones within driving distance. 

You can explore the small local parks around the area, including Valley View Park, Kiel Ranch Historic Park, and City View Park. There’s also Aliante Nature Discovery Park, which has a dinosaur-themed kids play area, a lake, and a waterfall, and Craig Ranch Regional Park, which was once home to a golf course but now has an amphitheater, sports fields, a dog park, and a giant skate park.

If you’re looking for more rugged terrain to explore, then head west to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area out in the Mojave Desert, southeast to the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, and east to the Colorado River, the Nevada-Arizona border, and the Hoover Dam.

A Plethora of Job Opportunities

With Las Vegas being the country’s premier destination for gambling, there are plenty of job opportunities in the industry. Plus, most casinos in Las Vegas are packed with restaurants, entertainment venues, amusement parks, museums, and hotels. That means the city’s most active job market is hospitality and entertainment, and since there are so many hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, there are many job opportunities out there. In addition, the city is also home to most of the world’s gaming machinery and technology firms, so those in engineering and technology can find work in a related industry.

Other industries that are popular in Las Vegas include trades, transportation, utilities, education, health care, and government, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Access to Diverse Culture

Las Vegas is also one of the world’s most popular travel destinations, which brings in people from different cultures and backgrounds. In addition, people from a variety of cultures have migrated to the city and established businesses in the area. For example, you can eat at a wide variety of ethnic restaurants in Las Vegas as well as shop at ethnic grocery stores and other shops. The city’s hotel/casino resorts and entertainment venues welcome entertainment acts from a vast collection of cultures, too. Plus, you’ll find cultural celebrations around the city throughout the year.

Lastly, there are many fascinating museums and installations all over the city where you can experience and learn more about different cultures. The Discovery Children’s Museum frequently hosts events and special exhibits that showcase artifacts, events, and even the holidays of other cultures. You can explore the Nevada State Museum, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, the Metropolitan Gallery and Art Museum, and many others to discover local and state history and other fascinating cultural topics.

Lots of Entertainment

The booming hospitality and entertainment industry in Las Vegas doesn’t just provide culture; it also provides plenty of family-friendly entertainment and adults-only fun. Parents and people without kids can enjoy hitting the slots or playing cards at the casinos, grabbing drinks at the fabulous bars and clubs, and watching more mature comedy performances and specialty shows.

For fun with the kids, go play at Adventuredome Indoor Theme Park at Circus Circus with roller coasters, thrill rides, and activities for kids big and small, including laser tag, rock climbing, and the Ferris wheel. Visit the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for a free exhibition of beautiful flowers and natural sculptures. See exotic birds, fish, and other animals at the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Hotel. Take a gondola ride at the Venetian Hotel. Watch the high-flying action of Cirque du Soleil or the tricks of renowned magicians.

In many of the other hotel/casino resorts, you’ll find entertainment venues, museums, zoos, and more.

Some of the Best Schools in the State

The Clark County School District has over 320,000 students and is made up of 374 schools, including elementary schools and high schools. According to Niche.com, a few of the public elementary schools in North Las Vegas make the top 100 public elementary schools in the state. Some of those schools include Somerset Aliante, which has an A- rating with Niche, Howard E. Heckerthorn Elementary, and Walter Bracken Elementary.

When it comes to public high schools, the North Las Vegas area is home to many of the state’s very best. Advanced Technologies Academy is ranked number two, West Career & Technical Academy is ranked number four, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts is ranked number six, and College of Southern Nevada High School South is ranked number eight, according to Niche. You can also find a number of fantastic private schools for children of all ages.

At Crème de la Crème of Las Vegas, we know how important your child’s education is to you. That’s why we have a diverse, whole-child curriculum for students as young as 6 weeks old up to 12 years of age. We offer daycare, before- and after-school programs, and camps, so you have a variety of fun and educational programs in which to enroll your little ones. Contact us today to learn more about how Crème de la Crème can make a difference in your child’s development.