March 10, 2018
If you ask someone about Vegas, the responses usually revolve around the shows, casinos, and hotels. But what if we told you that Vegas is more than that, and is a wonderful place to call home? With endless options for entertainment, beautiful landscapes and weather, and some of the friendliest people you’ll meet, settling down in Las Vegas is a wonderful move for anyone. In the fast-growing, diverse city, residents come from many walks of life and are being described as the “future face of America”. Whether you’re single, raising a family, or enjoying your retirement, this desert city has a lot to offer.
Still asking yourself, “why live in Las Vegas?” Read our five favorite reasons why you should make Vegas your home!
In Las Vegas, hospitality doesn’t just mean hotels. Our residents are some of the friendliest, too. Back in 2008, a geography psychology study ranked Nevada 9th in openness, proving the people here are open-minded and welcoming. It would be safe to say the residents of Las Vegas exemplify this trait to the fullest extent. Not surprising, considering the variety of people who visit and live in Las Vegas, they come from all over the world!
The constant exposure to different cultures and personalities has created a close and open community. On the Strip, all walks of life are embraced and encouraged. Off the Strip, your neighbors are bound to be a mix of diverse, creative, and friendly individuals.
With 292 sunny days per year, Las Vegas is the place to be if you’re looking to live a life in the sun. Year-round sunshine makes for happy residents who can flourish in the subtropical desert climate. While the summer temperatures tend to creep upwards, with May through September seeing average highs of 90+ degree weather, the other 7 months are highlighted by beautiful weather.
On top of that, the city averages 12 days of rain, meaning less than 2 weeks of rain for the entire year! This weather is perfect for those who love spending time outdoors. The Vegas heat benefits your health by promoting an active lifestyle, boosting your Vitamin D, and improving the function of your mind, heart, and lungs.
When people think of Las Vegas, they often think of the hotels and casinos on the Strip. Luckily, residents recognize how much more the city and surrounding areas have to offer. Nevada is home to 26 state parks and is part of seven national parks, providing beautiful landscapes to admire and explore. Paired with the wonderful weather, there are many opportunities for residents to spend time outdoors. Hiking, camping, boating, skiing, you name it!
As a tourist, it can be difficult to travel an hour or two outside of the city to experience these wonders, but moving to Las Vegas makes it easy to take a day or weekend trip to these nearby adventures.
Settling down is Vegas is ideal for those looking to get the most for their money. Las Vegas is a reasonably-priced city for putting down roots, as its cost of living is only 3% higher than the national average (compared to San Francisco’s nearly 63%!). For homeowners in Las Vegas, utilities cost 10% less than the national average and the housing index is 1% lower.
Having a reasonable cost of living is only boosted by the increasing income and zero income tax. Living in Las Vegas leaves residents with extra disposable income, which is always a plus when raising a family, starting a business, or saving for retirement.
While Las Vegas is a hub for entertainment, as a resident you’ll most likely have different night-out plans than someone simply visiting. Gambling late into the night and going to extravagant shows probably won’t be your regular weekend events, but a huge perk to living in Las Vegas is having the entertainment world at your fingertips (there’s no such thing as a boring date for Vegas residents).
And this entertainment mecca brings other perks! World-renowned chefs and rising food stars flock to the city to set up restaurants and bars, making the city a haven for foodies. Museums, The Smith Center and multiple new professional sports teams make moving to Vegas an easy decision.
Nevada is truly a wonderful place to call home. Las Vegas offers the friendly neighbors, engaging activities, and booming economy to start a flourishing new chapter in life. If you’re planning on moving to Las Vegas, One Las Vegas offers premium residences to put down roots in the prosperous South Strip. Luxury 2- and 3-room condominiums start in the high $200s and offer a range of amenities to help make Vegas both a home and a lifestyle. See the joy of living in Las Vegas for yourself, and contact One Las Vegas today!
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