See the list below of our top 10 reasons to relocate to Las Vegas. We compiled our “Top 10 reasons to relocate to Las Vegas” list. I am a 30-year Realtor who has seen Las Vegas double and almost triple in size.
When you meet a “Local,” in Las Vegas, ask them what their top reasons to relocate to Las Vegas were. We think that they will all be included in our list.
The Las Vegas economy’s outlook is optimistic! There are both growth and expansion projects everywhere you look.
Fox Business News rated Nevada the #4 Best State Economy on 12-9-19. In 2020, it became a challenge, and recovery continues.
Housing appreciation has stayed strong due to people wanting to live in Las Vegas and residents not wanting to move. Las Vegas is still considered “The Land of Opportunity,” even with the economy’s challenging times.
What made the Las Vegas economy different during the pandemic is that Las Vegas is a day’s drive from over 8 large cities. Now the city is a sports destination, a great vacation spot, and a weekend destination.
9. Everyone Will Visit You In Las Vegas
With over 42 million visitors in 2019, chances are that you had friends who were among them. If not, they’ll visit within the next year or two. For New Year’s Eve, when there isn’t a hotel room available, you may have a full house.
Get ready to become a tour guide! After 35+ years in Las Vegas, when we have guests, we go to bed at night and give our guests the car keys. How many times can you tour Hoover Dam in a year or watch the Bellagio Fountains?
A top 10 reason to relocate to Las Vegas that few consider is that Las Vegas enjoys transportation options like nowhere else. Besides minimal traffic, beautiful roads, low-priced rental cars and public transportation, we take advantage of extremely inexpensive airfares.
The economy in Las Vegas thrives in part because of airline partners. Outbound and incoming airfares are less than almost every airport in the country.
Go online and compare flying from Las Vegas to X. Then compare your city to X, and Las Vegas will be considerably less. We are a hub for Allegiant, Spirit, and Frontier Airlines.
Las Vegas enjoys a “lower than the national average” cost of living. All local casinos have an “Over 50+” day where residents over 50 years old, can enjoy deals, promotions, and $4 movie deals. With 1/3 of the city’s population over 55 years of age, senior services are offered by just about every business.
Medical facilities are grouped every few miles, mostly near the valley’s 11 largest hospitals. Numerous senior citizen centers and retirement community centers offer classes, groups, and activities.
Retirees mainly like living here because there’s always something to do, and it can be quite affordable. There are over 30 55+ retirement neighborhoods that are security conscience and focus on having FUN.
Amenities in these communities include recreation centers, pools, classes, clubs, games, and golf. Nevada’s tax benefits give many people from out-of-state, a large raise. There’s no State Income Tax or Inheritance Tax.
There are 37 showrooms at hotels and 7 arenas or stadiums. Sports have arrived in Las Vegas!
Take your choice of Racing, Football, Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, and Baseball. And there’s UNLV Sports. We’ve become a College playoff city and even are getting the Super Bowl.
Special occasions are fun! Every entertainer, band, and show wants to have a show or residency in Las Vegas. Do you like to shop? Las Vegas has it all. Drive fast cars or zip-line through the Fremont Street Experience.
Hike in numerous National and State recreation areas located just minutes from home. We have Lake Mead for water fun and there are winters activities on Mt. Charleston. Take a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon or go to the casino- there’s always something to do!
Top 5 Reasons To Relocate To Las Vegas
There is No State Income Tax! No Inheritance Tax, NO Gift Tax, and NO Corporate Tax. Nevada’s residents have the 8th Lowest Tax Burden in the U.S., according to Money Magazine.
There’s an 8.25% – 8.375% Sales Tax, and Property Tax is under 1% for a new home and less for a resale. Our state taxes are paid by tourists through room tax- we appreciate them!
See our blog about Taxes In Nevada
4. Jobs Are A Great Reason To Relocate To Las Vegas
Every hotel room is credited with 2.5 jobs- 1 within the hotel/casino and 1.5 within the community. There are about 160,000 hotel rooms in Clark County. 15 million square feet of meeting and convention space means tons of opportunities in tons of businesses.
Major industries include tourism, medical, manufacturing, construction, and technology. Infrastructure, flood control, and air travel all make our lifestyle work better. Sports and gaming add a lot of jobs. All of these industries have employees who also need food, beauty services, homes, insurance, cars, etc.
With 3 Incorporated Cities and Clark County in the Las Vegas Valley, they all employ many people. Industrial and warehouse space is booming. We have the I-15 corridor and many trucks entering and exiting our consumable city. We attract manufacturers who need trucking with inexpensive freight and no wait at customs.
Note that there is a serious shortage of medical personnel and teachers- need a job? Amazon, Google, and the Raiders all opened large facilities in 2020-2021. The largest employer in Las Vegas is MGM Properties.
The #3 Reason To Relocate To Las Vegas?
3. The Weather
The Las Vegas Valley averages 310 sunny days a year and 26.5 rainy days with a total annual rainfall of 4.2 inches. The coldest month is December, with an average high of 56.7 and a low of 38.7 degrees. The hottest month is July, with an average high of 104.1 and a low of 81 degrees. And low humidity.
There are no tornados, hurricanes, tsunamis, or wildfires. We do have wind but rarely over 60 MPH. As a So. Cal. girl, my wife knows earthquakes. Since she moved to Vegas in 1993, she says she has felt 5 earthquakes that were barely noticeable.
Yes, Las Vegas is hot during the summer. It’s also quite comfortable outside during the mornings and evenings. There is valet parking in many places so going from your air-conditioned home to your air-conditioned car to your air-conditioned destination is not a hardship.
Las Vegas Valley is geared toward families, retirees, and singles. The strip is not where we live- but we can visit. There is variety and diversity everywhere you look. The Valley has almost 500 schools. Master-planned community neighborhoods have fabulous parks with amenities and walking trails.
Specialized sports-themed parks and bicycle paths are popular. Communities have large recreation facilities with events and organized sports. Olympians are trained in Las Vegas so we can accommodate any sport at all skill levels.
The Las Vegas Clark County Library System is one of the best in the country. You’ll find eclectic shopping, over 500 churches, a city choir and orchestra, a ballet company, plays, and cultural events. Go dancing, to the gym, visit museums, or attend a professional sports event. You’ll never get bored!
There are 100’s of tourist activities offering locals discounts. You’ll love all the fun and unique things to do. Discover the unique places explore and celebrate special occasions in hundreds of places 10 miles from home.
The #1 Reason To Relocate To Las Vegas?
1. Affordable Housing
The Las Vegas Valley has approx. 5000 people a month relocating to it because of the thriving economy. About 1/3 of those people are from California. A BIG reason they move here is the cost of homes.
You can buy a beautiful brand new home in North Las Vegas starting at around $400,000. Pre-owned homes start at around $300,000. A $500,000-$700,000 house is very nice. You can buy land and build a custom dream house for $1M+.
Las Vegas Lifestyles
Lifestyles offered in Las Vegas are as diverse as the number of homes for sale. Live in a new and fresh master-planned community utilizing parks and trails. Enjoy space and a bit of luxury in a custom home on a 1/2+ acre lot.
Live in a Rural Preservation Neighborhood and ride horses or live any way you want with no CCR’s. Enjoy retirement in a 55+ luxury and fun community. Condos and townhouses and high-rise condominiums and lofts are all over the city.
There are 3 communities with lakes and 50 golf course communities to relax in the sun and soak up the outdoors. We have it all!
enjoy the relaxation or soak up the beauty of living in a golf course community.
Choose your views. High-rise condominiums on the Strip are luxurious. New construction has reached the mountains offering views of the city, red-rocked mountains, lake water, and golf courses.
Depending on which area you choose to live in, the median price of homes is +/- around $440,000.
The Las Vegas housing boom continues. You can move into a great house in the Las Vegas Valley and enjoy over 300 sunny days a year. Bring Mom and Dad to town to live in a fun, affordable, active adult retirement community.
With multiple businesses hiring, employment possibilities are looking good! Be warned; Everyone will visit you frequently, consider getting a guest room. Plan a monthly entertainment budget because there’s always something to do in Las Vegas!
Since you’re no longer paying State Income Tax, you have approx. 10% more money to spend traveling, eating out, going to shows, or saving for the kids’ college and your retirement. You’ll spend less time commuting and more time walking, hiking, and enjoying social activities.
What kind of lifestyle do you want to have in Las Vegas? What type of house do you want to live in? Let’s open some doors!
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