Need an Affordable Apartment Rental? Las Vegas Has Communities With Low Average Apartment Rent Rates

apartments in las vegas: 2009 Nellis Open HouseThe Las Vegas area is known for having fairly high apartment rent rates, and rentals in the actual city average $1,005 per month. While there are certainly some communities in the area that are more expensive than that, there are also some that are more affordable. Here is a list of the more affordable cities in the Las Vegas metro area.

Sunrise Manor, NV – population: 189,372, average apartment rent: $934

At the western base of Frenchman Mountain, and near Nellis Air Force Base, the city is 12 miles from the Las Vegas strip. If you love baseball, you’ll love Shadow Rock Park which has four diamonds and is always hopping with activity.

Paradise, NV – population: 196,821, average apartment rent: $930

Many people are unaware that a big part of the Las Vegas Strip is actually in Paradise, NV. In fact, the U.S. Postal Services simply uses “Las Vegas” as the place name for Paradise so people don’t get confused. In addition to the Strip, Paradise is also home to McCarran International Airport and UNLV. If you work anywhere near the Strip or the airport, consider cutting your commute and moving to Paradise.

Whitney, NV – population: 18,273, average apartment rent: $921

About nine miles due east of the Strip, Whitney is to the east of I-515 and the Boulder Hwy. The city is best known for housing UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium. Whitney is a great place to raise a family because it’s not so close to all the activity you find in some of the other parts of the metro area.

Winchester, NV – population: 26,954 average apartment rent: $892

Like Paradise, Winchester is known by the U.S. Postal service as “Las Vegas” and is in the portion of the city that most people normally associate with Vegas. Just east of the Strip and north of Paradise, Winchester contains hospitals, the Las Vegas National Golf Club, a community center, several parks, and many strip malls.

With each of these cities having rental rates priced within $42 dollars of each other, your decision should come down to your needs. If you work closer to the Strip, consider Paradise and Winchester, your commute will be non-existent, and, as someone who hasn’t had a regular commute over half of a mile for the past 8 years, I can tell you that once you eliminate your commute, you change your life.

If, on the other hand, you’ve got small children and need parks and family-friendly activities, consider Sunrise Manor and Whitney. They’re all great places and they’ve got awesome apartments.

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