Las Vegas has been called many things, including Sin City, the entertainment capital of the world and both the marriage/divorce capital of the world. One thing that nobody calls Las Vegas, is boring, especially in Clark County. If you’re moving to Las Vegas, NV, also known as the land of sunshine, one-armed bandits, and magnificent buffets, this moving guide is for you. All you need to know about Vegas is here, including the best neighborhoods, pros and cons, and the cost of living. To get it all and be prepared before you arrive in Las Vegas, read on!
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Relocating to Las Vegas, NV
Moving to Las Vegas is no different than moving to any other large city. It’s a hassle, stressful and costly. However, if you’re moving from somewhere that’s not nearly as hot and dry as Vegas, the change might be rather jolting. Whatever the case, there are several things you need to accomplish before moving out of your old home and moving into your new one in Las Vegas. Below is a list of the most important tasks you’ll need to tackle when relocating to Las Vegas, NV.
Start planning your move to Las Vegas 3 to 8 weeks ahead of time to ensure you have enough time to accomplish everything.
- Decide whether you will move your things yourself or hire a moving company.
- Look into hiring a moving company, get three to four moving estimates, and compare prices. Then, pick the one you think is best after comparing. Lock in your moving dates with your mover.
- Contact a moving rental truck company and reserve a truck.
- Collect packing materials like boxes, paper, tape, bubble wrap, etc.
- Gather all your important paperwork and documents including school transcripts, vehicle titles, banking information, medical and dental records, veterinarian records, etc.
- Disconnect Utilities in your old home and connect new utilities in your new Las Vegas home
- If you still need to find a new home, find storage where you can store your things safely while you search for one.
What are the Best Neighborhoods in Las Vegas?
Las Vegas is a huge city with nearly 700,000 inhabitants. For that reason, there are many different neighborhoods in Las Vegas, some of which are truly exceptional. Below is our list of the best neighborhoods in Las Vegas.
- The Lakes
- The Arts District
- Tulley Springs
- Lone Mountain Village
- Gibson Springs
- Southern Highlands
- Calico Ridge
- Peccole Ranch
- Black Mountain
Pros and Cons of Moving to Las Vegas
Like all major cities in the United States, Las Vegas has pros and cons. The two lists below show exactly what those pros and cons happen to be.
Pros of Moving to Las Vegas
- A relatively low cost of living
- All sorts of things to do in and outside of the city
- Mild, enjoyable weather most of the year
- An incredible food scene
- No state income taxes
- 6 airports serving the Las Vegas area
- Relatively calm traffic
- The Las Vegas Raiders are here!
- We’re close to Red Rock Canyon, which is amazing
- The golf courses here are spectacular
- Lovely Lake Mead and boating glory are very close
- The Las Vegas Strip is one of the most exciting places in the world
Cons of Moving to Las Vegas
- It can be unbearably hot in the summer
- The public school system needs some help
- There is a distinct lack of grass and greenery
What is the Cost of Living Like in Las Vegas?
While Las Vegas is not the most inexpensive city in the United States, Las Vegas is surprisingly affordable. Best Places gives the city a cost of living index of 111.0, about 11% higher than the United States national average. Interestingly, while housing costs in Las Vegas are relatively reasonable, Transportation costs are some of the highest in the country. Below are the most important cost indexes in Las Vegas to see and compare them to other cities.
Overall – 111
Housing – 114.5
Transportation – 128.5 (Very high)
Utilities – 102.6
Groceries – 102.3
Health care – 93
Miscellaneous – 109.7
Median Home Price – 334,000 (US average = $291,700)
What is Las Vegas Known For?
Let’s be honest, unless you’ve been living on the moon or under a rock for the last few decades, you probably know that Las Vegas is known for one thing: gambling. Yes, Las Vegas is known for many other things, including that you can get married easily, visit a replica of the Eiffel Tower, amazing food scene (buffets especially), and see some of the greatest entertainers in the world. But, at the end of the day, the one thing Las Vegas is truly known for is gambling.
Take Care of Your Storage Needs with StorAmerica
At StorAmerica Self Storage, we make it easy to store all your valuables safely and securely when you arrive in Las Vegas. Our storage facilities have many storage features you won’t find anywhere else. We also have monthly storage rentals, and business storage and you can use our storage unit size guide to determine which is best for your needs.
Many people move to Las Vegas without having a new home or apartment ready to move into. If that’s you, and you need to safely store all your things while you house hunt, StorAmerica is your best choice. So call us today or stop by your local StorAmerica self-storage facility and meet the on-site manager. They can answer your questions and help you choose the best storage unit that fits your needs. Until then, we wish you the best of luck moving to lovely Las Vegas, Nevada!