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Everything You Need to Know About Moving to Las Vegas

By Bri Hand | Jun 1, 2021

Viva Las Vegas! When you think of casinos, nightlife, and fabulous performances, you likely think of Sin City in the heart of Nevada. While Las Vegas is a major city for tourism and is known as the entertainment capital of the world, this city also offers plenty to those who call it home. If you’re planning on moving to Las Vegas, there are some things you’ll want to know beforehand: 

It is a hub for tourism and economic activity 

The city of Las Vegas is a huge hub for tourism in the U.S., which means the economy is typically in good shape. If you work in hospitality, you’ll have pretty good job security and can grow in different career paths as an entrepreneur. From tourism to gaming to tech, you should be able to build a profitable career in Las Vegas.

The cost of living is only slightly above average

Many people expect tourism-heavy cities to be expensive to live in, but this isn’t necessarily the case when it comes to Las Vegas. While downtown Vegas or The Strip may be a bit pricey, the average cost of living in Las Vegas is only slightly above the national average. The average cost of a one-bedroom apartment in Las Vegas is around $950, and you can likely get a two-bedroom apartment between $1,000 and $2,000 a month.

Many locals will choose to live in neighborhoods surrounding the city, which means they can get an affordable Las Vegas apartment close to the excitement without paying obscene prices. It’s no wonder many people are flocking to Las Vegas to take advantage of lower median home or rental costs.  

There’s so much more than just The Strip

When people think of Las Vegas, they inevitably picture the Las Vegas strip. However, there are plenty of charming neighborhoods around the city to choose from, whether you want to enjoy the town square at Container Park or the cultural offerings in the Summerlin area. Summerlin is known for its exceptional planning, with a series of smaller neighborhoods offering retail shopping, dining, hospitals, schools, and more to residents. If you’re interested in arts, culture, nightlife, and bars, you’ll likely enjoy living in the Arts District of Las Vegas.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the area’s many hiking trails and landscapes such as Red Rock Canyon and Lake Mead. Sure, the tourist attractions are great, but moving to Las Vegas means expanding your search beyond the more well-known parts.

Sports in the city are on the rise

For a long time, Las Vegas didn’t have much going on with professional sports. But over the past few years, that has changed. By introducing the Vegas Golden Knights as part of the NHL and building a new stadium for the Raiders in the NFL, Sin City—or, rather, Raider Nation—is becoming a great place for pro sports once again.

Prepare for some hot temperatures

There’s no way to deny that Las Vegas is hot. The dry heat and days of sunshine happen year-round, and the temperature can reach the hundreds in the summer months. If you’re relocating to Las Vegas from colder climates, feel free to leave your winter coats at home.

You don’t need your own car

While most locals have a car to drive around the various neighborhoods and attractions in Las Vegas, there is still public transportation in Las Vegas if you don’t have your own vehicle. The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is the bus line that most locals use. Downtown Las Vegas also has a Loop shuttle service with limited hours, and as a bonus, it’s free!

You’re going to get some tax breaks

One big perk you’ll enjoy by living in Las Vegas is the lack of taxes. You won’t have to worry about state income tax, corporate tax, or franchise tax. While the sales tax is higher due to the booming hospitality industry, that’s still a lot of extra money going straight into your pockets.

Las Vegas is always open

With casinos and other types of nightlife open 24/7, life as a Las Vegas resident means having access to whatever you need around the clock. Grocery stores, public transportation, and other amenities will be available to you day and night, so you won’t have to dash to the store before closing time if you remember you need something. 

Making moving to Las Vegas easy

If you like the idea of living in Sin City, Landing offers fully furnished apartments with flexible lease terms, concierge services, seamless transfers, and all the amenities you need. Browse our available apartments in Las Vegas, or contact us to learn more about how a Landing membership works.

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About the author

Bri Hand

Bri Hand is Landing's Content Marketing Manager. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her partner and dog, Arlo, but relishes any opportunity she can to travel so she can try new foods, see gorgeous sights, and daydream about living somewhere new after visiting there for less than 24 hours.