Moving to another city can be intimidating, depending on who you are and what your situation is. However, moving to Las Vegas is pretty exciting and the opportunities are endless. If you are moving to Las Vegas, there are a few things you should know about “The City That Never Sleeps” and what to expect when living in this iconic city.
Things are Happening 24/7
There is truth in the phrase, “The City That Never Sleeps” because it’s not just the casinos that are open all day and night. Imagine being able to order take-out any time of day or pick up groceries at 3 A.M. Things are always going on in Vegas and it’s not your typical 9-5 type of city but who wants that anyway?
Peace and Quiet
While Las Vegas has excitement going on around the clock, that does not mean that you cannot find peace and quiet. There are plenty of locations to live that offer quiet, family living. Like many famous towns, there is a stereotype that if you live there, it’s a non-stop party. Actually, Vegas is like any other town when it comes to living a quiet life. You have the Strip and then you have the rest of the areas that have suburbs with dry cleaners, government buildings, churches, and homes that are away from the hustle and bustle of the main drag.
Work is Abundant
There are plenty of jobs in Las Vegas and some of them pay more than you might think. Some bartenders clear around 100K per year and no matter what job you find or have lined up, Vegas has the lowest taxes in the entire country, which means you’ll see more of your earnings in your pocket instead of going to Uncle Sam. This is because all of those tourist dollars are helping the city so you don’t have to help as much.
It is important to know that you will most likely need a car if you are moving to Las Vegas. There is public transportation but the city itself is enormous. While you may be familiar with the Strip area, there are other surrounding areas such as North Vegas, Henderson, and Summerlin. Not to mention, if you live further out in the suburbs, you’ll need to be able to drive into the main part of the city.
Just so you know:
- Parking is not only easy to find, many times it is free
- You can use the RTC for just $5 per 24 hour period
- The roads can be confusing but you’ll get used to knowing how to get around
There is Plenty to Do
Ask anyone who doesn’t live in Vegas what there is to do and most likely they will mention the casinos and shows. However, there is plenty to do that is more family oriented. There is an amazing five dog parks in the area, there are bowling alleys, cultural events, museums (three major ones include: the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Las Vegas Art Museum, and the Las Vegas Museum of Natural History) and there is always the desert, which offers hiking, sightseeing, and amazing photo opportunities.
Las Vegas is more than just Sin City and while it may have the reputation as a town that is all tourists or celebrity sightings, it is an amazing place to raise a family or settle down for a quiet lifestyle.
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I didn’t know that Nevada had one of the lowest tax rates, good to know, especially when bartending tips are mostly tax free.
Las Vegas sounds like an awesome place to live and have fun at the same time. I see that there many places to see, including the strip and the museums. Vegas sounds like a plan!
My brother visits Las Vegas every year as a tourist, but he has often toyed with moving there. Being in Ohio, he’s concerned about such a long distance move. Nice to know there’s someone that can assist him with the move if he makes his mind up to go!
Moving to another city is really troublesome and can be a pain in the neck. The article on moving to Las Vegas was informative and will be of great help to all those who want to move to Las Vegas. What I liked most was the information about the large number of jobs that are available which can be useful for those ho want to find a new job in the city after moving in.
Those are the reasons why my sister along with my brothers moved from Florida and Illinois to LV – pay is higher, lower taxes, reasonable real estate and an endless stream of excitement. I love Vegas, too as it is always packed with action. When I visit with my family, we make it a point to go out of Vegas – Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Death Valley and of course, Grand Canyon are must visits. There is always something to look forward to.
A friend of mine in New York has been inviting me to visit Vegas, and i’m hesitant because what is there to see except the casinos. It’s good that I read this article and now i may have to invite my friend to see this awesome place.
If you’re looking for a place to stay that is quiet and simple, then Las vegas is not a place for you. But if you consider though, you will have amazing places to visit and have fun with your family.
It will be really interesting to pick groceries at 3 am. But I think some of the supermarkets are working 24 hours a day all around USA. Being a popular tourist spot, it is really surprising to find that vegas has low tax rates.
Thanks for the information, Nevada, having a lower rate of taxes and high human traffic, would be ideal for someone with a lot of energy, but i’m not sure how having a family there would be
The city does seem to be an interesting place to live in. The chance for employment seems fair. but what I am interested to know more about is the suburbs around the city. While this article had made a brief description of those areas, I am certain that a follow-up info on them will be greatly read and appreciated. It could probably even convince some to actually make the move.
There’s a lot of culture in Vegas. The Natural History Museum
is outstanding; something good for visiting kids. And you can
always go to the tourist areas when you feel like it.
It’s nice to know you have a choice to live a quiet life and
be able to party on the strip too. I was upset when my
husband got transferred here, but I’m feeling better now,
especially since I can buy groceries at three in the morning.
I have been thinking about moving to Vegas for some time now. Your article gives great insight into the moving process and has been very help. Thanks!
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