As the Las Vegas Sun and many other publications have recently reported, an increasing number of people are heading to Nevada, with the state’s population increased to over three million in 2018 – and, Clark County, home to Las Vegas, saw the biggest increase with more than 48,300 moving in.
While it was once a place primarily for would-be entertainers, gamblers, and retirees, Las Vegas has been attracting all sorts who come to purchase a home among the Las Vegas houses for sale. These days everyone from business people and young professionals to families residing here, taking advantage of a lower cost of living that includes more affordable housing options.
But beyond the cost savings, which, by the way, also includes not having to pay state income tax, you may be wondering what it’s really like to live in this popular Nevada city.
It Probably Isn’t as Hot as You Think
While Las Vegas gets over 300 days of sunshine, and there’s no doubt that summers in Las Vegas are sizzling, many people who move here find that the dry heat, with little humidity, is actually more comfortable than what they experience in the country’s high humidity areas. The average high June through August is over 100 degrees, but you’ll get a change of seasons – in fact, it’s not unusual for nighttime temperatures to drop to around freezing during the winter, although snow is rare. Average winter highs are rather comfortable, ranging from 59 to 66 degrees.
It’s an Outdoor Adventurer’s Paradise
Those who live here aren’t surrounded by barren desert. This area is ideal for outdoor adventurers with miles and miles of scenic hikes available within just a short drive. Enjoy exploring everything from Mount Charleston, the highest mountain in Clark County, to spectacular Valley of Fire State Park. Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers a wide range of water sports and hiking too. Or head to Grand Canyon National Park, it’s just a four-hour drive away. Of course, with some 70 golf courses, Las Vegas is also a golfing enthusiast’s paradise.
It’s Easy to Find a Job or Create Your Own
If you work in hospitality, the job opportunities are pretty much endless here with tourism driving the economy. You’ll find everything, from bartending to hotel staff and casino management. There are also plenty of positions that supplement casino activities like law enforcement, security, and emergency healthcare, not to mention the attorneys that are needed for late-night mishaps. With so many people moving to Vegas, there are lots of openings in the construction industry too. Plus, for those looking to start their own business, this city is considered one of the best thanks to the favorable tax situation.
Dining and Entertainment is At Your Doorstep 24/7
Of course, it probably goes without saying, that those who live here have access to just about every type of cuisine and entertainment imaginable at any time of the day and night. The comedy scene is unmatched, with top-notch comedians performing here from up-and-coming locals to big names like Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan. If you like sports, the city will have its own pro football team here with the Oakland Raiders moving in for the 2020 season.