Las Vegas, Nevada

(5 reviews)


“Don't move here unless you have a really good job and I don't mean a job in hospitality!”

Pros:

The weather in Las Vegas is perfect 6 months of the year. Cost of living is low. Vegas most certainly has a laid back vibe which is what I enjoy the most about the city.

Cons:

Construction and gaming/hospitality are the two dominant industries and as we all know these are areas that are severely depressed right now so if you will be working in a field related to one of the above give a second thought to moving here.

Best Neighborhoods

Honestly, Henderson is for the most part, the only part of Las Vegas I would live or tell anyone moving here to live. Las Vegas for the most part is very, very, blue collar city.

Popular Activities

If you want nightlife..you got in Vegas that's for sure. Other than that not to much going on.

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“I don't mind it but I wouldn't want to stay ”

Pros:

The weather is nice but of course it hots during summer months and you really don't want to come outside until well into the night. Lots to do for single people like me but I'll be happy to go after my assignment is up.

Cons:

The water is terrible (drink bottled), jobs are hard to come by for many. I've been here for a few years managing a sales territory but unemployment is very high.

Best Neighborhoods

Everything around the strip and downtown is nasty and unsafe. I live in Henderson and would recommend it to others looking for a nice and safe place.

Popular Activities

I have a small group of friends and we have our local places we visit. Outside of that not much.

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“Boom and Bust Las Vegas”

Pros:

The desert is beautiful, the weather is great. If you are in the right position financially, there are some great buys in the housing market. Taxes are low.

Cons:

The economy in Las Vegas is totally down in the dumps here. Unemployment is sky high. The boom was different but times have changed.

Best Neighborhoods

Green Valley Ranch, Henderson and Summerlin are very nice. Other areas to consider are Centennial Hills and Aliante.

Popular Activities

Yes. Las Vegas offers everything but the strip is not exciting once you live here.

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“I lost my sanity”

Pros:

I would not encourage anyone who has any sense of sanity left to move to Las Vegas. The people are not that tight with being any part of a community and the University is substandard. If you love to gamble, which I don't then I guess this is the place to be?

Cons:

If you want to find a minimum wage job for the long term, come on down- it's easy, but the chances of finding meaningful professional work here- be prepared for a 6-9 month job search that may or may not work out for you

Best Neighborhoods

I do not relish the idea but I will be moving to Dallas soon as there's definitely work there- a good job offer- and paying off a mountain of school bills is where it's at for me. I know the traffic is light here and all that but just to get to a low paying job-where is the thrill?

Popular Activities

One thing I will miss about this place though is Lake Mead-awesome boating-very relaxing actually.

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“The Best”

Pros:

We live in Summerlin and consider it the very best place in Las Vegas for singles, couples, families, spinsters, whoever. Why- because the schools are the best in the area and we really spent an enormous amt of time checking this out. And the environment is very clean and healthy. Condo prices were great too!

Cons:

No cons! The weather is great and there's no state income tax here.

Best Neighborhoods

Summerlin is a planned community and there are lots of parks built into the community and bike trails to go on after work or on the weekends.

Popular Activities

We bike/hike in the Red Rock Canyon or shop at Canyon Pointe or at Vista Commons. Every once in awhile we will visit the strip but it's not the center of our reason for choosing Las Vegas. Summerlin just has everything we need.

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