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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