Las Vegas calls itself “The Entertainment Capitol of the World” and for good reason. It is one of the most famous resort destinations in the world and a lively center for casinos, live theater and getting hitched. The city as a whole is very progressive and tolerant of people from all walks of life and orientations. This likely stems from adult entertainment industry that also makes it home there; this is how Las Vegas earned its other nickname of Sin City.
All of Las Vegas is gay and lesbian friendly but for the most part people do not live right on the Las Vegas strip. They instead live in nearby communities that are more like small towns such as Henderson, North Las Vegas, Paradise, Enterprise, Sunrise Manor, Spring Valley and Boulder City.
There is no one “gayborhood” in the city although many residents would say that the area near Pecos and Flamingo in East Vegas comes quite close. This is an area with many well-built, affordable mid-century homes that are built on large lots. Many of them come with large pools as well. This neighborhood is a five-minute drive away from the Las Vegas Strip and its many flashy clubs, casinos and gay bars.
McNeil Manor is an older neighborhood with wide streets and mature trees is also a bit of a gay enclave. The homes are older and less expensive with details like original felt wallpaper and old wiring ~ this is definitely an up and coming neighborhood that is worth an investment. The homes here are close to the brand new Smith Center for the performing arts that opened in March 2012. And many new businesses have opened as the result of this new attraction. The location is suburban in feel but not too far away from all of the action. Downtown Las Vegas is just a mile and a half away from this neighborhood as well.
There is also a neighborhood on paradise Avenue just south of the Hard Rock Hotel known as the “Fruit Loop.” This is an area with a few condos and loft that are quite pricey. They are in close proximity to scores of gay nightclubs and hang-outs. This is not a sleepy neighborhood and serves the type of personality that likes a lot of intensity and action best.
There is a very supportive community in Las Vegas and perhaps the reason that there is no defined “gay ghetto” in the first place is because it is so accepting of LGBT lifestyles all over the city.
If you would like to move there it is recommended that you request a free relocation kit from GayRealEstate.com. It is also a good idea to talk to a gay-friendly realtor who has lived in Vegas and sold many properties there to get an idea of the type of sales and deals that are available to you as a buyer.