You’ll love living in Las Vegas. Here’s why.

A stock photo of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada sign.

Las Vegas earned its moniker “Sin City” because of the non-stop partying and gambling people associate it with. However, there’s more to Las Vegas than the nightlife. Don’t confine the city’s image to what you typically see in movies and TV shows. Many of my clients have said that moving to Las Vegas is one of the best decisions they’ve ever made.

Beyond the Strip, where the nightlife action happens, there are family-friendly neighborhoods in the Las Vegas Valley. No surprise that young families choose to settle in the 16th safest city in the United States, now populated by 2.2 million permanent residents.

If you’re planning to move anytime soon, you’ll definitely love living in Las Vegas’s thriving community, where there is so much more going for it apart from the glitz.

Cost of Living in Las Vegas

You can rent a one-bedroom apartment in Las Vegas for an average of $810, and a typical family home at around $1,328, according to a report by RentRange. Compared to Los Angeles, where a one-bedroom apartment will set you back $1,949, Las Vegas will allow you to save more than a thousand dollars a month in rent! In fact, rent is much more affordable in Las Vegas compared to national average, as well as other major US cities.

If you’re looking to buy a house, the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reports that the median home price in Las Vegas is around $307,000. You can buy a condo or townhome for even less at the average price of $171, 250.

And you don’t need to be making big bucks in Las Vegas to live a comfortable life. Did I also mention there’s no sales tax in the State of Nevada?

Best areas to live in Las Vegas

Two of the most popular residential areas of the city are Summerlin and Green Valley, master-planned communities with smaller neighborhoods. Summerlin, which is roughly 14 miles northwest of the Strip, is a 22,500-acre suburb with 250 schools, 150 miles of trails, and 26 schools. It is one of Las Vegas’s fastest-growing communities with a population of 97,500.

Green Valley in Henderson, Nevada, lies 13 miles southeast of the Strip. Founded in 1978, the 8,499-acre enclave became the first master-planned community in Las Vegas. The success of the original development led to the creation of Green Valley South, and later, Green Valley Ranch. The latter, which offers elevated views of the Las Vegas Valley and the Strip, has been rated “A” by Niche.com for its diversity and being good for families.

Places to eat in Las Vegas

To sample the best eats in Las Vegas, join a food tour! Lip Smacking Foodie Tours offers culinary walking tours that allow you to skip long queues and sample the best dishes all in one evening. Meanwhile, Finger Licking Foodie ToursBest things to do in Las Vegas

The Strip is a must-see for bragging rights. But there are plenty of other activities to keep the 43 million tourists that visit the city each year happy and occupied. In fact, the city’s year-round sunshine invites people to explore the great outdoors.

Aside from the spectacle that awaits you at the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam, Las Vegas offers outdoor enthusiasts plenty of other recreational opportunities.

Best things to do in Las Vegas

The Strip is a must-see for bragging rights. But there are plenty of other activities to keep the 43 million tourists that visit the city each year happy and occupied. In fact, the city’s year-round sunshine invites people to explore the great outdoors.

Aside from the spectacle that awaits you at the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam, Las Vegas offers outdoor enthusiasts plenty of other recreational opportunities.

  • Red Rock Canyon

    Known for its colorful sandstone landscape, Red Rock Canyon offers scenic views, bird watching, and nature reveling. You can explore it in many ways – drive down the 13-mile scenic loop, negotiate hiking or biking trails, or clamber up the canyon’s great boulders and rock faces.

  • Lake Mead

    A 30-minute drive out of Vegas takes you to the 16th largest manmade lake in the world, Lake Mead. The exquisite landscape and blue waters allow you to experience almost every water-related activity all year round.

  • Mt. Charleston

    You’ll be surprised to find the snow-covered Mt. Charleston is just 40 minutes northwest of the city. A cool escape from the city in the summertime and a winter sports wonderland when temperatures drop, Mt. Charleston has an elevation of 11,916 feet. Go biking, climbing, off-road driving, and trekking (with available wheelchair-accessible paths). Or join sledders, snowboarders, and skiers who flock the slopes every winter.

If you’re ready to call Las Vegas your home, I’ll be glad to assist you! I’ve been a real estate agent in Las Vegas since 2001, and I’ll be happy to help you with your move. Let’s talk today! Call me, Loralee, at 702.419.3212 or send an email at loralee(dotted)wood(at)cbvegas(dotted)com.