Las Vegas Ranks High In "Best Cities To Drive" Survey

Henderson, North Las Vegas Lag Behind

Mitch Kelly
September 03, 2019 - 6:42 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - As shocking as it may seem to Valley residents who navigate the roads every day, we actually have it a lot better than a lot of other cities around the nation.

A new survey from the financial website WalletHub looked at the 100 largest cities and determined that Las Vegas is the 24th best city in which to drive.

To determine the most driver-friendly places in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 30 key metrics, ranging from average gas prices to annual hours in traffic congestion per auto commuter to auto-repair shops per capita.

Helping Las Vegas out were top rankings in the "Most Auto Repair Shops", "Most Car Washes Per Capita" and "Fewest Days With Precipitation". 

Hurting Las Vegas' overall position were low scores in the "Cost Of Ownership and Maintenance" and "Safety" categories (76th and 47th, respectively).

Henderson came in 45th in the survey, while North Las Vegas ranked 78th.

Overall, Raleigh, North Carolina topped the survey, followed by Orlando, Florida and Lincoln, Nebraska.

At the bottom of the list: Detroit, followed closely by Oakland and Philadelphia.

For a full look at the survey, click here.