Issue #35- Things to Know Before Moving to Las Vegas

So your mind is set and you’re finally going to do it. You’re getting ready to move to the sin city that is Las Vegas, Nevada. Even though moving is not always easy…. you’ll probably have endless questions about your new potential home. Before you pack up and load up your things to head up on over to fabulous Las Vegas you may want to weigh out some facts about this unique city.
Much like New York, Las Vegas is a city that never sleeps …. but unlike New York, Las Vegas also has 24/7 access to purchasing alcohol in combination
with never ending partying on the strip. No last calls in this city.
If you like gambling, well then of course Las Vegas is the city for that, with gambling everywhere around the city. Even the Walmarts, 7-11’s and just about every other retail business has poker/blackjack/keno machines, and of course the strip is always open. The cost of living is low. Minimum wage is $8.25 and tax is 8.25% in Las Vegas. The median home price in Las Vegas is $220,000. The average cost for a two bedroom apartment is just over 1,000 per month and studio apartments range from $625- $750 month.
Las Vegas is not a desert climate but is actually a rain shadow climate. The temperature difference on average between night and day is 40 degrees for a desert, while a rain shadow climate’s temperature difference is only 30 degrees between night and day. So Las Vegas’s temperature is not as extreme as a regular desert. It’s the mountains that surround most of Las Vegas that blocks and reduces rain to Las Vegas to the point that it becomes dry and desert like.

There are a few things for families to enjoy in Las Vegas although most require that an adult be with the children. We have water parks around the valley both in Las Vegas and the Henderson areas, to enjoy in the summer. Other attractions for the family might include The Childrens Discovery Museum and several miniature golf businesses which aren’t too pricey. Movie theaters are prevalent around Las Vegas. On the strip you can find amusement type attractions as well as the tourist attractions that everyone wants to see like the volcano at the Mirage. Madame Toussad’s wax museum is also on the strip. There are roller coasters throughout the town and in the surrounding areas, the Desperado is located in Primm which is about 30 miles south of Las Vegas on the way to Los Angeles.
Lot’s of different cultural and regional foods in one area. From a China Town near Spring Mountain, sushi, burritos, White Castle Burgers, and every kind of pizza you can think of . The Wicked Spoon which is a very unique $42-$49 all you can eat dinner buffet place that includes buffalo style fried frog legs, kimchi glazed bone marrow, Bourbon glazed carrots, mango mousse, and many other creative dishes. A famous $100 brunch buffet at Bally’s Hotel & Casino with free-flowing champagne, never ending caviar, unlimited lobster tails, fancy crab omelets, and much more. Soul
food, THC infused food restaurants, gastro pubs/bars, alcohol infused cupcake places, all you can eat northern Indian food at Mt. Everest Indian Cuisine, and even two Chick-fil-As. There is also a really good $7.99 breakfast buffet at Boulder Station Hotel Casino. You can find every kind of cuisine in this city and nearly every famous chef has a restaurant somewhere here. Las Vegas just might have it all, and If not now definitely
sometime in the near future. You can get a lot variety of good quality food(s) for cheap here.
To summarize Las Vegas up for new comers we would have to bluntly and truthfully say it’s mostly a cruise ship that never ends with a good number of crazy and/or homeless people occasionally nomading about its decks. So moving to this town can be really awesome. It all depends on how you roll the dice, what kind of dice you’re rolling, and where you end up rolling them at.

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