Moving to Las Vegas
Although a great time, there’s more to Las Vegas than The Strip. In fact, Vegas’ greater metropolitan area, Las Vegas Valley, holds three of Nevada’s largest cities: Las Vegas, Henderson, and North Las Vegas. SureMove services all three of these.
If you’re going to be living in one of the most visited cities in the country, it’s time to become a pro. Sit back, put away the packing tape (for now), and take a look at our guide for all things Vegas living.
Climate No rain? No problem. According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Las Vegas has an annual sunshine rate of 85%. That’s an average of 310 out of 365 sunny days per year. You can thank Vegas’ subtropical desert climate for that. While it can get pretty hot in the summer months, winter days can still drop to freezing temperatures. For the most part, the Vegas area stays mild and sunny with an average annual temperature of 69.3 degrees.
When moving to a new city, it can be hard to decide which neighborhood is the best fit. We’re here to break it down fro you, Vegas style.
Just a 30-40 minute drive from downtown Las Vegas, and named “America’s second safest city” by Forbes Magazine.
Residents define this area in three ways — safe, affordable, and peaceful.
This residential area has low crime rates and high partiality due to its rural charm and location.
Toting the nickname “Old Vegas,” this trendy and charming area hosts vintage casinos and local boutiques.
The Arts District is famous for its 18 blocks of art galleries, studios, monthly art walks and festivals, and bohemian vibes.
This vibrant and dragon-embellished area is home to conveyor belt dinners, the largest Asian supermarket in Vegas, and alcoholic dole whip served 24/7.
Only an hour away from Vegas, and a great place for the outdoorsy type, Bunkerville is in close proximity to Lake Mead and Grand Canyon National Park.
Whitney is notable for being a quick drive into Sin City (about 20 minutes), while remaining an affordable place for families and couples to live.
Winchester is technically a part of the Las Vegas Strip, and not as expensive, so you can still ball on a budget.
Cost of living
There is no state tax in Nevada, and the cost of living is not as high as you may think. If you’re moving from somewhere like California or Hawaii, with the largest tax rates in the country, this will be a nice change of pace.
Entertainment & Activities
How could we write about living in the “Entertainment Capital of the World” without addressing all the fun there is to be had! We’ve narrowed it down to a few favorites:
- Take advantage of the great outdoors by visiting one (or all) of Nevada’s 26 state and seven national parks.
- See one of the many shows that downtown Vegas has to offer. It’s common for artists to host residencies in Vegas, like Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, and the Backstreet Boys. Check out the top artists performing in Vegas in 2019 here.
- Hang out for a drink or a game of blackjack at the famous strip. Read about and explore the coolest things to do on the strip.
When you’re done moving, you’ll need to figure out how to get from point A to point B without SureMove—in Vegas, they seem to cover all the bases. There is the RTC bus network, as well as multiple monorail systems, taxis, cabs, and even limos (feel free to stand up out of the sunroof on the Strip, like the movies). Drive or hop on any of these to get to where you need to be.
Las Vegas itself is one of the country’s fastest growing cities, and a unique one at that. It will be unlike anywhere you’ve lived before—which is even more of a reason to embrace becoming a local.
Are you—or someone you know—one of the many people who will be moving to or from Las Vegas or the surrounding area this year? Make sure that your move is a SureMove. Just call SureMove toll-free at 866-347-2260 for more information about how we can help you with your Las Vegas interstate or cross-country move.
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