Centennial Hills Las Vegas is a master-planned community in the northwest of the city. It is bordered by the Snow Mountain Paiute Reservation and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument to the north, Lower Kyle Canyon and the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to the west, Summerlin to the south, and North Las Vegas to the east. The Spring Mountains are visible to the west with Gass Peak in the Las Vegas Range to the north. Lone Mountain lies within the neighborhood.
On January 17, 2001, northwest Las Vegas, which occupies over a third of the city’s area, was unofficially given the name Centennial Hills in a contest, which won with 2,222 votes. Other proposed names for the area were Arrow Canyon with 1,784 votes, Tule Springs with 111 votes, and Cielo de Oro, chosen by Mayor Oscar Goodman, with 35 votes. On January 21, 2008, the Centennial Hills Hospital opened in Centennial Hills on Durango Drive, as the first tobacco-free campus in Nevada. The campus has 226 beds an area of 354,000 sq ft (32,900 m2) and includes two medical office buildings.
In 2015, the Centennial Hills Town Center opened, which includes a movie theater, restaurants, shops, and a park. The town center is located at the intersection of Durango Drive and Centennial Parkway.
As of the 2010 United States Census, the population of Centennial Hills Las Vegas was 67,485. The racial makeup of Centennial Hills was 76.4% White, 5.5% African American, 0.8% Native American, 4.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 10.2% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.7% of the population.
The Las Vegas-Clark County School District operates public schools in Centennial Hills. The following schools are located in Centennial Hills:
Public & Magnet Schools in Centennial Hills:
- Betsy Rhodes Elementary School
- Kenneth Divich Elementary
- Sandra Lee Thompson Elementary
- O’Roarke Elementary
- Ernest May Elementary
- Kay Carl Elementary
- Henry & Evelyn Bozarth Elementary
- Darnell Elementary
- Dean La Mar Allen Elementary
- Joseph Neal STEAM Academy
- Lied Middle School
- Ralph Cadwallader Middle School
- Centennial High School
- Arbor View High School
- Nevada State High School Las Vegas Northwest
- Northwest Career and Technical Academy
Private Schools in Centennial Hills:
- Challenger School – Los Prados
- Leadership Academy of Nevada
- Challenger School – Lone Mountain
Charter Schools in Centennial Hills:
- Somerset SkyPointe
- Doral Academy
- Somerset Skye Canyon
- Coral Academy of Sciences Las Vegas
The Clark County Library District operates a library in Centennial Hills. The Centennial Hills Library is located at 6800 N Durango Dr.
Centennial Hills has a variety of parks and recreation facilities. The following parks are located in Centennial Hills:
- Centennial Hills Park
- Gilcrease Orchard
- Raptor Play Park
- Mountain Ridge Park
- Durango Hills Park
- Centennial Hills Town Center Park
Centennial Hills also has a number of sports facilities, including:
- Centennial Hills Sports Complex
- Durango Hills Sports Complex
- Mountain Ridge Sports Complex
Centennial Hills is also home to the Las Vegas Aviators, a Triple-A minor league baseball team. The Aviators play at the Las Vegas Ballpark, which is located at 1000 Paseo Verde Pkwy.
Centennial Hills is served by a number of major roads, including:
- Interstate 15
- U.S. Route 95
- Durango Drive
- Centennial Parkway
- Craig Road
The Las Vegas Monorail has a station in Centennial Hills. The Centennial Hills Monorail Station is located at 6600 N Durango Dr.
Centennial Hills is also served by a number of bus routes operated by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.
Centennial Hills is a growing economic center. The following companies have headquarters in Centennial Hills:
- Allegiant Travel Company
- The Howard Hughes Corporation
- Red Rock Resorts
- The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Centennial Hills is also home to a number of businesses, including:
- Home Depot
Centennial Hills is a desirable place to live, work, and raise a family. It is a safe, family-friendly community with a variety of amenities.