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The Best Student Off-Campus Housing in Las Vegas

August 18, 2023

Apartment Living

As a college student in Las Vegas, where you choose to live can make a big impact on your life. You want to find Las Vegas apartments that are close to your campus and provide all the amenities you need to save time and money. Luckily, there are several affordable apartments for rent in Las Vegas that offer convenience and high-end living that fit your budget and lifestyle. 

Whether you’re attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Nevada State College (NSC), or College of Southern Nevada (CSN), here are the best apartments for Las Vegas college students.

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What are the best apartments in Las Vegas for college students?

If you plan on renting in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, or other cities in Southern Nevada, there are several luxury apartments in Las Vegas that are perfect for college students.

1. Aspire at Tropicana

Located about 15 minutes west of UNLV, Aspire at Tropicana is luxury living at its best. It’s easily accessible by freeway or surface streets, with ample parking, gated entry, and spacious floor plans. You’ll also get:

  • Cable TV and high-speed internet
  • Pool and heated spa
  • Fitness center
  • Shared computer room
  • Common space with kitchen
  • Stylish apartments with new appliances
  • En-suite washer and dryer

2. Summer Winds

Summer Winds apartments is the ideal location for students attending UNLV. It’s about a 10- to 15-minute drive south from the campus to the property and offers the best amenities for busy students:

  • Patios or balconies
  • Clubhouse
  • Fitness center
  • Pool and spa
  • Pet-friendly
  • Game room with billiards and foosball
  • WiFi in recreation areas

3. Adiamo

Adiamo apartments in Henderson is nestled in the southeast part of the Las Vegas Valley near UNLV, NSC, and CSN campuses. Residents enjoy:

  • Gated entry
  • Fitness center
  • Clubhouse
  • Resort-style pool and spa
  • Communal gas BBQs
  • Wi-Fi in shared areas


While Adiamo has one-bedroom apartments, it also offers two- and three-bedroom apartments, which are perfect for multiple roommates.

4. Positano

Positano apartments is about 15 minutes south of UNLV and 20 minutes west of Nevada State College. The property offers the serenity of Henderson living and proximity to all the action happening on the Las Vegas Strip and other parts of town. Top amenities include:

  • Pet-friendly complex
  • Built-in computer desks in every unit
  • Luxurious pool and spa
  • Fitness center
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • On-site convenience store
  • Communal clubhouse

5. Tesora

If you’re looking for Las Vegas apartments best for college students on the southwest side of town, Tesora is the place to be. You’re only 20 minutes from the UNLV campus with easy access to the 215 freeway. You’ll also get high-end amenities like:

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Clubhouse
  • Fitness center
  • Yoga room
  • Pool and spa
  • Free Wi-Fi in shared areas
  • Pet-friendly apartments

6. Elevate

Elevate apartments are great for UNLV and CSN students who want to take advantage of everything the City of Henderson has to offer. The spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments come with:

  • Community coffee bar and game room
  • Dog park
  • Outdoor entertaining and dining terrace
  • Resort-style pool and spa with private cabanas
  • Fitness center
  • Tech center with shared conference space
  • Contemporary design and appliances
  • Large kitchen islands
  • In-unit washers and dryers

7. Diamond Vista

If you’re hoping to save money by living with multiple roommates, Diamond Vista offers three- and four-bedroom single-standing homes in the northern part of Las Vegas! The complex is only five minutes away from the CSN campus on Cheyenne and about 20 minutes from UNLV. The property also offers:

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Guest parking
  • Gated entry
  • Upgraded appliances
  • Washer and dryer in every home
  • Community business center
  • Nearby shopping and recreation

Is it cheap to live in Las Vegas?

While Las Vegas offers many of the same perks as other major cities in the United States, it is much more affordable. Newer apartments in Las Vegas are spacious and comfortable and provide luxury amenities you won’t find in other cities. Check out the benefits of living in a Las Vegas apartment and see why off-campus housing may be best for you.

What do I need to know about moving to Las Vegas?

The resident computer center at Adiamo.

Las Vegas is a truly unique city in many ways. If you’re moving to Las Vegas for higher education, here are some things to consider:

  • Las Vegas is a 24-hour city with plenty of entertainment, dining, and shopping options
  • There are a ton of outdoor activities just outside the city, including hiking, water sports, and camping
  • Locals often prefer to hang out off the Strip in areas like Henderson, Summerlin, and downtown Las Vegas
  • While you enjoy about 300 days of sunshine per year, summers can get very hot
  • Outside of the hottest summer month, Las Vegas weather is typically mild and perfect for outdoor recreation

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If you’re ready to make a move from your on-campus housing or are looking for a convenient apartment close to school, Ovation has the best apartments in Las Vegas! Schedule a tour of our Las Vegas apartments for college students to find your new home today.

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