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Pros and cons ... from a local

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This site is full of local information, events, shows, things to do for kids and so much more, so take a look around our website and welcome! I consider it one of the Best Places to Live! Explore our communitiesand see the outlying areas of what you know at sin city, we have great communities, arts, theater, sports and so much more.

We have more benefits than you might think. Whether you are considering this city for employment reasons, have to relocate or just need to get a fresh start, Vegas should be at the top of your list of places to live in.   Why?? ... here are as many reasons as I can think of.

Being located in the western part of the United States is just the start of my good reasons. The weather is usually always nice, see what it is now.  We have very short winters (but Las Vegas winters do get super cold and over the years, we are getting more and more snow events I call them, meaning it snows one day and gone the next.  But, the cold can be bone chilling especially at night when we are at the baseball field). The best part about living in Las Vegas is that you can always find a cozy restaurant or brewery to tuck into to escape the cold.

Our summers are short as well (at least it seems so when we are sick of school, we used to go back end of August, but now it is the first week, what is going on?) but can be brutally hot.  If you do not have a pool, you need to rent a house with one, or make sure you have one in the community (this is called a community pool for example in Inspirada) or rent an apartment with a pool  You can also visit the local city pools or resort pools that allow locals. Again the great thing about living in Las Vegas is you can always find a pool, restaurant or brewery to tuck into to cool off.

You can always find a pool party nearby whether at a neighbors or a locals resort if you look around.

Living in Las Vegas Is Fun and Amazing !

Most of the resorts offer local or visitor entry to their pools or venues and great deals.  This is not Vegas com, but you can for sure find great deals here on packages, shows, concerts and vacations. 

If you are looking for an area with diverse and plentiful employment opportunities then you have found it again! Living in Las Vegas is it!  We have several pages to help you with your job search.  Perhaps you want good schools.  You probably don't know this, but Las Vegas has many top rated schools both public and private. 

There are magnet schools that offer specialties such as science or the arts and they are public and FREE there are schools for blind children and autistic children as well, this is the land of opportunity for ALL.  This is just one of the thousands of advantages to Live In Las Vegas NV.  

What its like living in Las Vegas .. Do you want to live in an area with plenty of things to do? And I mean, plenty .. as in, you can not possibly do everything or you would be exhausted. You guessed it; Las Vegas is the key place to live in.

Visit our locals events page or the visitors things to do page and make a huge list of ideas.  You cannot go wrong with Living in Las Vegas, there are always jobs, affordable homes, and great friends to be made.  Make it your home!

Just think of it as your permanent staycation. Living in Las Vegas is fun and financially positive, it is always booming and the upward and outward growth of the city is consistently great. Few other places in the US can claim that kind of growth.

I can tell you first hand from living here that Las Vegas is a thriving city that grows by about 5,100 people per month on average. As each year passes it only gets better with more major companies coming here. We have great schools, an incredible park and recreation department with parks in every neighborhood practically.

Great Benefits of Living in Las Vegas

But Vegas' growth is creating more and more jobs; the housing market is constantly changing and there are more neighborhoods being built or improved all of the time.  For amazing relocation and real estate information visit our Real estate resources.

The sports programs and things to do are endless. We also have surrounding communities that you can enjoy as well, because they are very close such as:

The City of Henderson, The City of North Las VegasBoulder City right outside of Henderson, on your way to Hoover Dam or Laughlin, and Mesquite which is a great place to get out of town, but has very affordable golf and spa packages.  

These communities are within a short drive usually under 20-30 minutes and they give you the benefit of enjoying Living in Las Vegas but living in the outskirts. 

Living in Las Vegas Has Many Perks

Among the top draws of living in the "City of Lights Las Vegas NV" are:

  • Las Vegas Schools - Some of the city's schools have been rated in the top of the nation.  Some of our private schools are outstanding as well.  Your options for schooling abound here as we have so many communities and areas of town that have choices for religious, public and charter schools. Home schooling with online courses is available as well.
  • Churches - No matter your denomination, there is a church for you here.  Please visit this locals page for a comprehensive listing of many of the areas and types of churches available to you.
  • Taxes - The casinos make a lot of money and they are taxed heavily, so it take some of the burden off of individual income taxes.  Property taxes and other taxes are affected positively as well.
  • Employment - The current job market is strong and usually has always been strong in my 24 years here barring an catastrophic events setting us back temporarily.  If you cant find a job here, you aren't looking.
  • Real Estate - If you are looking for homes for sale in Las Vegas, rentals, or just need information on communities and areas, visit our page here which includes so much information, it will take you a few days to get through it all.  You can find home loan assistance, market statistics, our real estate blog, get a FREE relocation guide, Search the MLS for free and so much more.

Expectation VS Reality ...

I think people really think living in Las Vegas is going to be more exciting than it turns out to be.  The draw is the good economy, the food, the nightlife and so many thousands of things to do. 

I do believe and please correct me if I am wrong, but I think people think about the strip mostly when the visualize our city.  The funny thing is that when you live here, you rarely go down to the big casinos and resorts anymore.

I have noticed when people first move here they go to shows and try restaurants in hotels and maybe even hike Las Vegas Boulevard a time or two, but after a while the locals stay in their own locals areas.

Living in Las Vegas, we have our own parks, restaurants, stores, smaller casinos and pretty much everything we need in our outskirt area without the drunk and crazy downtown crowd.  We even have locals concerts and events in our areas.

Don't get me wrong, we like our breweries and food, we are just a calmer crowd and less likely to get loud and obnoxious unless its during a sporting event. We also love our sports! We have plentiful baseball, softball and soccer fields and amenities. As you probably know this desert even has its own Ice hockey team and they are awesome.

It is rumored that we are possibly getting a Major League Baseball team in the near future. It might be old news to say that "The Raiders are coming." As of writing this I can see a major portion of the building going up.  I am not a Raider fan, but I wasn't a Golden Knights fan either and something about this town brings everyone together and we just become fans. 

We do go to Las Vegas Golden Knights games and good concerts or special events at T Mobile regularly which is on the strip but not for much else. During the summer we do like to visit local resort pools as a lot of them let us in either for a fee or a minimum purchase. This is a fun stay cation.  

Another expectation is probably that our city is often appearing on episodes of "Cops" with our bad ass Metropolitan Police department watching over everything like super heroes.

It is true, Metro is Bad A, and they do have tons of drama. But mostly downtown.  In other areas, they participate in community events and athletic programs for kids among a few of the many other great things they do for us.

and... Metro is not our only police department.  We have North Las Vegas Police and Henderson Police.  Henderson police are in Henderson where I live, but I can see the Las Vegas strip from my window.  

It really is a small town from mountain to mountain.  It is also a super hot desert which visitors don't really think about when you are planning to lay down by a pool with an ice cold beverage. It is simply amazing what they have done with a big piece of hot vacant land in the middle of a desert.  

The original reason I created this website was because I was a real estate agent and I would pick up my clients at the airport and drive them to neighborhoods and they could not believe we had parks and schools and real neighborhoods.

I found this funny because they were buying a house here. So, did they think everyone lived down town?  So, that inspired me to create this local community website so that I could send people here to learn about our communities, our schools and churches, getting married here "off strip" and find out hundreds of things to do with kids here.

So far, it has worked out great Living in Las Vegas (Well actually I live in Henderson these past few years). I love it here, I am spoiled by lower taxes, very convenient shopping, an international airport 15 minutes away and so much more.  

Learn More About the Community

    You can connect with locals and visitors by becoming part of our community and there are several ways for you to meet people or talk with others to get information, ideas or advice. The first place to visit would be our Facebook page. On behalf of Living in Las Vegas, I list charities, local events, tournaments, money savers and anything I find that might be of interest to people on this page.

    We also welcome contributors input on our own calendars and blogs. You can find a place to post your event or say something about an experience you have had here in town or learn about what is happening right now in our lives outside of the Strip.

    There are other pages on which you can read contributions or that you can have input on, which are our Las Vegas Blog Page and our great Real Estate Blog. This page has input on just about everything from loan changes, local real estate, market recovery, homes for sale, short sales and so much more.

    There is also the Las Vegas Golf Blog which is great for ranting about an experience but mostly serves as a great area to post a charity tournament or just a fun event. Last but certainly not least is the Event Calendar. This is where you can find out about or contribute about things that just don't fit into a specialized category.

Enjoy Some Fun That Does Not Involve Gambling

    Living in Las Vegas does not have to be about bars and gambling your hard earned money away. There are so many other wonderful things to do here which involve culture and the arts, eating at amazing restaurants run by famous chefs and even hundreds of things to do with your children and many are free!.

    We have a Lake, we have a Ski Mountain, we have Theaters and Museums. I will bet you did not realize how spoiled we really are here! Go on a staycation to a resort pool, go ride the roller coaster at New York New York, golf with some buddies or your family, see an amazing outdoor concert or theater performance or enjoy one of our best perks and that is our sporting events such as PBR and The Monster Jam Finals!

If you are looking for a place to relocate or start over then you need to consider living in Las Vegas; it is sure to have what you are looking for. Affordable housing, lots of FREE fun activities and a very persistent economy await you.

**some of the statistics and reviews on this website are sited from sources of research and we want to credit the City's official website as well as LV relocation guide for their contributions.

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