Thinking about moving to Las Vegas, Nevada?
If you’re planning on moving to Las Vegas, you have some great times ahead. Las Vegas is one of America’s fastest growing cities, and it isn’t just a great place to play — it’s a great place to live.
Las Vegas has a reputation for being a city of nonstop partying and gambling—and yes, there’s a reason why it’s called Sin City. But you’ll be surprised to learn that Vegas offers its share of friendly suburban neighborhoods and hip downtown historic areas, along with close-to-the-action living spaces that give it a diverse, international flair and uniqueness.
Outside the Strip and downtown areas, Las Vegas is a sprawling suburban region. It’s about a 40-minute drive from one end of the city to the other, so you’ll need a car.
For those considering moving to Las Vegas, I’ve gathered information and resources to help make the decision easier.
If you like to save your money, then you’ll love moving to Las Vegas because Nevada has no state income tax. The state earns the money it needs from tourism, casino resort fees and from its high sales tax rate of 8.25%.
Since Nevada has no state income tax, it’s also a great place for entrepreneurs. If you have a great business idea, you’ll never find a better place than Las Vegas for putting that idea in motion.
If you enjoy great entertaining on a budget, then you’ll love moving to Las Vegas. Your new hometown has endless options for entertainment. Even if you stay off The Strip, you’ll soon discover all the reasons why locals love Las Vegas. The Smith Center, the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, music festivals and touring shows, there’s always something to see and do in the Entertainment Capital of the world.
Due to the abundance of hotels, resorts, casinos, restaurants, bars, and tourist attractions, job seekers can find plenty of opportunities within the hospitality industry.
And, according to the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, technology, global trade, health care, logistics, manufacturing, and financial services are also thriving at the moment.
Retiring in Las Vegas is attractive because of the low cost of living and the ability to lead an active lifestyle in good weather.
Real estate is still affordable, the climate is ideal and the ability to find a great deal on food is very easy. If you couple the low cost of living and lack of a state tax, a person on a fixed income could very well find happiness in Las Vegas after retirement.
With 70+ golf courses, it’s worthwhile to invest in lessons unless your handicap is in the single digits.
The Las Vegas sports scene is quite simply massive and the city is home to many major spectator sports, such as the, Vegas Golden Knights (a NHL Ice Hockey Team), the WNBA’ Las Vegas Aces (Women’s Basketball), The Las Vegas Aviators (Minor League Baseball Team), and The Las Vegas Raiders (a new NFL Team) and motor racing.
We must not forget about all Bowling Sports, Boxing, the Rodeo that happens in Vegas.
The stunning Valley of Fire State Park and the majestic Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area offer hiking with incredible views, just minutes out of town. You can also hike or participate in water sports at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Make the 30-minute drive to Mt. Charleston ski resort to escape the valley’s summer heat and mountain bike, hike, horseback ride, or ski. Or, head down to Boulder City for more of a small-town feel. Drive out to the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, LA, or Utah in under a handful of hours.
Since Las Vegas has no shortage of space — and plenty of money flowing in from the tourism industry — living in Las Vegas is surprisingly affordable compared to what you’d experience in other major cities.
Surprisingly the cost of electricity in Las Vegas is well below the national average. Property taxes are also reasonable.
When you consider job offers before moving to Las Vegas, take the low cost of living into account. While the average wages in Las Vegas tend to be lower than in some other areas of the country, you’ll also have a lot of that money still in your pocket after you’ve paid your bills.
The good news is that Las Vegas enjoys more than 310 days of sunshine each year. East coasters and people from hot and humid climates appreciate lack of snow and humidity. And we only get about 4” of rain each year.
Winters are generally short and mild. Hot weather can last from June to September. Although 3 months out of the year it is extremely hot here, the other 9 months of the year is gorgeous.
Scattered throughout the Las Vegas Valley are various master planned communities for those who cherish the rich suburban lifestyle.These areas are distinguished by the tremendous number of amenities and conveniences they offer local residents.
Because of their sheer size, master planned communities can incorporate extensive recreational amenities like lakes, golf courses, expansive parks with bike paths, and jogging trails.
The Las Vegas food scene is impressive and it is as good as in any big city. That includes LA, NYC and San Francisco. And the thing about food in Las Vegas is that it’s good. Really good. And it’s just as easy to go big as it is to stay humble without ever leaving unhappy. Vegas is its own world of food superiority. And you will love it.
We hope you are as excited as we are about moving to Vegas. We know the process of relocating to a new city can be stressful though.
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