5 (Other) Great Reasons to Move to Las Vegas
Forget Gambling and Nightlife. Here’s why moving to Las Vegas is a great idea.
Many people who have never lived in Las Vegas consider it just a place packed with bright lights and other assorted glitz, and while it’s true that it’s a fun, exciting city, it nonetheless provides advantages that aren’t apparent during the typical tourist visit.
Following are five reasons why Las Vegas isn’t just a good place to visit – it’s a great place to live.
Stunning Natural Beauty
Most Las Vegas visitors never get the chance to see the stunning beauty of Southern Nevada, or ski on Mount Charleston or visit any one of a number of National Parks around Las Vegas and in nearby Utah and Arizona. The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a beautiful example of the geologic history and astounding colors of the iron-rich, red rock mountain ranges in this part of the country. Or for a breathtaking experience, visit nearby Death Valley and other points in the Mojave Desert in spring when the land is in full bloom. This is a rare occurrence that happens after spring rains. Even when its flowers aren’t in bloom, the Mojave Desert has a compelling austere natural beauty. Nearby Lake Mead is great for boating and birders can enjoy the adjacent Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve as migrating birds of all kinds pass through this restored Colorado River wetlands area.
Sure Vegas is hot during summer days, but most of the year the weather is great. Winters are mild, with only occasional desert cold spells, and spring and fall are nearly perfect. There’s very little rain and only rare snowfall in the Las Vegas Valley, so driving is almost never hampered by weather, making daily life free and easy. Summer mornings and evenings are great for outdoor activity, and most locals adapt to the heat by scheduling their jogging runs, golf, barbecues, kids’ playtime and other outdoor activities for those times. It’s a great place for swimming pools and there are tons of local parks to enjoy, including lots of quality dog parks for your furry companions.
Despite its designation as a vacation spot packed with luxury accommodations and amenities, Las Vegas offers very affordable housing options. The cost of living in Las Vegas is significantly lower than in California which is within only a few hours drive. Home purchase and rental costs are significantly lower than in other similarly populated urban environments throughout the country, while homes tend to be still relatively new with modern amenities. Those who don’t care to live in the heart of Las Vegas can opt for one of the city’s many attractive suburbs, enjoying the slower lifestyle while still having quick access to the excitement of the Las Vegas Strip and the rejuvenated Downtown Las Vegas district.
Family Friendly Amenities
Adult activities such as gambling and partying are certainly well-represented in Las Vegas, but, for families who visit the Las Vegas Strip, child-friendly amenities are found in abundance. Many of them provide vacationing families with activities suitable for children, and as a result, many of the attractions are free. Besides casino amenities, there are other attractions, including two new regional water parks, the Children’s Discovery Museum and lots of outdoor parks and trails. Children’s soccer is a big draw, with lots of local clubs, and Las Vegas hosts the annual Vegas Cup tournament.
World Class Cuisine and Shopping
There are advantages to being Las Vegas, of course, and great cuisine is one of them. Top chefs from all over the world have been drawn to Las Vegas for decades, and this has resulted in an abundance of top-quality dining options. And, with a very diverse local culture, local neighborhood cuisine features great restaurants of all kinds and from all over the world, from Brazilian to Greek, Indian, Jamaican, Korean and more. For shoppers, shopping venues range from budget retailers to all-out over-the-top bling purveyors. A Las Vegas shopping trip is an adventure in its own right.
Moving to Las Vegas is Easy
If you’re planning on moving to Las Vegas, Move 4 Less offers affordable, stress-free moving and relocation services. As a company based in Las Vegas, we know Vegas better than anyone, and we can provide local information to help make your move easier. Our move counselors can help you organize all the little details to get you here fast so you can get down to exploring all that life in Las Vegas has to offer. Contact us or call 702.889.6683 for more information and let us take care of your Las Vegas move.