6 Benefits of Living in Las Vegas

Dated: 01/07/2020

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Benefits of Living in Las Vegas

Las Vegas and Henderson home prices are among the lowest in the United States. With over 10,000 homes on the market, it’s no wonder why so many families from out of state choose to call Vegas home. If the thought of moving to Las Vegas has you on the fence, consider these 6 benefits and why moving to Las Vegas is a sure bet: 

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6. You’ll love being treated like a local

Almost every tourist spot has deals or discounts for locals. You’ll be able to take advantage of living in one of the most visited cities in the world by booking spa treatments, seeing a show, or visiting one of the museums on the Las Vegas Strip. Many of the local restaurants were founded by chefs who worked in fine dining restaurants, so dining options are unlimited in Las Vegas. Whatever you’re craving, Vegas has a spot for you.

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5. Low Property Taxes & No State Income Tax

In the 2019 CNBC article “The best places to own a home – and pay less in taxes” North Las Vegas and Las Vegas ranked #3 and #5, respectively. It’s no wonder many people from out of state are moving to Las Vegas in droves. The average property tax rate is between 0.5% and 0.6% of total home value. 

On the subject of taxes, more of your hard earned money in the state of Nevada stays in your pocket. One glance at your paystub reveals that $0 goes towards state income tax. State taxes are paid by the over 40 million visitors that stayed and gambled on the Las Vegas Strip. So the next time someone from out of state tells you they gambled during their stay, kindly thank them for paying your share of state income taxes.

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4. Amazing Infrastructure and Roads

US News and World Report ranked Nevada #1 in transportation infrastructure. The state ranked high in bridge quality, public transit usage, road quality, and commute time. Unlike much of the Midwest and Northeast regions of the United States, Las Vegas experiences 294 sunny days and little to no snow. When you move to Las Vegas, you’ll notice streets and highways stay like new with very little maintenance. 

The largest public works project in Nevada history called Project Neon was completed in 2019. This project widened parts of I-15, Las Vegas’ main highway, and added HOV lanes connecting I-15 to U.S. 95. The project improved safety, reduced congestion, and improved highway operations. 

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3. Nearby National Parks & Recreation

If you need a break from the neon lights, just drive a few minutes west of Las Vegas and you’ll find yourself at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Red Rock has 26 numbered hikes and trails ranging from easy to difficult. If you want to explore from your car or on a bike ride, you’ll enjoy the 12.5 mile scenic drive and gaze at the desert landscape at various overlooks.

Just east of Las Vegas you can hike, boat, swim, fish, or cycle at the first and largest national recreation area: Lake Mead. The park spreads across 1.5 million acres of mountains, canyons, and valleys. You can see the Hoover Dam from the water or visit the Hoover Dam visitor’s center. 

If you don’t want to leave the city for recreation, you’ll enjoy one of Clark County’s best hidden gems: Clark County Wetlands Park which spreads over 3,000 acres and is home to over 200 species of birds, and over 70 animals. Clark County posted a video with more information if you’d like to learn more. 

Other nearby National Parks and Recreation include:

Mount Charleston National Recreation Area in Nevada: 40 miles (48 min)

Valley of Fire State Park: 48 miles (1 h 4 min)

Death Valley National Park in California: 150 miles (2 h 19 min)

Zion National Park in Utah: 160 miles (2 h 38 min)

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2. Las Vegas Professional Sports

Until recently, Las Vegas residents didn’t have a home team to root for. That changed when the Las Vegas Golden Knights skated into T-Mobile Arena for their 2017-2018 season. The team made it to the Stanley Cup Finals. In 2020, the Las Vegas Raiders will kick off their inaugural season at the brand new Allegiant Stadium.

Other well known  Las Vegas teams include the Las Vegas Aviators (minor league baseball) who play at the Las Vegas Ballpark in Downtown Summerlin. The WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces relocated to the city in 2018. They currently play at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Finally, The Las Vegas Lights Football Club plays its home games at Cashman Field, and they debuted in 2018.  

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1. Convenience 

New York brands itself as the city that never sleeps, but Las Vegas is truly a 24 hour city. Do you want a quick bite after-hours? How about a coffee at 2 AM? Most grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores are open 24 hours a day to accommodate the locals who may work the 2nd or 3rd shift in the casinos. If you’re looking for a bite to eat after-hours, most cafes and casino coffee shops offer midnight specials from 11 PM – 7 AM.

Aside from late-night options, local casinos offer on-site amenities all in one place. Many local casinos include a movie theatre, restaurants, bowling alleys, and pools. They offer much more than gambling, and they have become a one-stop entertainment destination for the whole family. 

Bottom Line

Las Vegas is unlike other cities in the United States. Although it’s known for the nightlife and entertainment, there are many reasons to consider Las Vegas your new home. From recreation to convenience, many new residents wonder what took them so long to relocate to Las Vegas. 

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JC Carrillo

Born and raised in Las Vegas, The Carrillo Brothers recognize the trust their clients place in them. With over 12 years of experience in the real estate industry, JC has been continuously ranked among....

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