Everything You Need to Know About Living in Las Vegas, NV

We found out everything you wanted to know about the makes the Sin City so great to live in from the people that call it home. Download our Las Vegas, NV Research Report to review all of the details.

Las Vegas, NV: Fast Facts

Las Vegas is the 25th largest city in the United States.

Las Vegas is currently growing at a rate of 1.21% annually.

Las Vegas is number 16 for large cities with the highest growth.

The current metro area population of Las Vegas in 2021 is 2,772,000.

It is also the third most visited city in the US

Las Vegas is located in south Nevada, east of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

The median age for those who live in Las Vegas is 38.

25% of Las Vegas residents have at least a Bachelor’s degree.

A variety of industries thrive in the Las Vegas area. The first being Leisure and hospitality, followed by trade, transportation, and utilities.

The tourism, gaming, and entertainment industry provide more than 315,000 jobs in the state of Nevada.

Residents are known as Las Vegans and the city is also known as Sin City.

“It is a very colorful city, but there are so many things to do outside of the strip. There are so many food places to try, so if you like to try new food, this is the place for you. The nightlife here is mainly for adults, but the strip is very visually friendly for families.”

Current Resident

Las Vegas Neighborhoods

Downtown Las Vegas – This is where Las Vegas got its start. Walk along Fremont Street, filled with casinos, souvenir shops, trendy bars and more. Take a ride on the 12-story SlotZilla Zipline across Fremont Street. Downtown Las Vegas is full of coffee shops, tattoo parlors, and the best local restaurants. In the Art District, First Friday is a monthly event that showcases local artists, live music, food trucks, and more. The Downtown Container Park is the perfect spot for families. It is built out of 44 repurposed shipping containers, has a lawn for picnics, and play structures for kids.

Summerlin – From apartments in Downtown Summerlin, to luxury homes in the Kings Canyon neighborhood, Summerlin has a home for every type of buyer/renter. Summerlin is known for its expansive outdoor recreational amenities. Hike, walk, run, or bike in more than 150 miles of trails. Being right against the Red Rock Canyon, Summerlin has beautiful views and the perfect place for an outdoor lover. Downtown Summerlin has a weekly Farmers Market, yearly Festival of Arts, plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. Summerlin is also home to the Las Vegas Ballpark where the Las Vegas Aviators play.

Paradise – Paradise is home to The Strip, the part that Las Vegas is known for. Walk along the 4 mile strip to discover luxury resorts and extravagant casinos. Snap a picture with a Las Vegas ShowGirl or the famous Welcome to Las Vegas Sign. Feed sharks at the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium where there are over 30 different sharks and over 2,000 animals. Paradise has endless options for dining, including celebrity chef restaurants, shopping, and much more. Catch a view of The Strip from the High Roller observation wheel, a 550 foot tall ferris wheel.

Whitney – Whitney is located east of Paradise. This is the perfect area for families. It is quiet, has a slow paced suburban feel, a sense of community, and has scenic views. Whitney is home to Wetlands Park, the largest park in Las Vegas. There are trails for walking and hiking.

Henderson– Henderson is one of the oldest suburbs in Las Vegas that remains one of the best areas to live in today. Located right above Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, Henderson has easy access to hiking trails where you can spot nearly 1,700 designs representing native cultures from Archaic to historic era. Though the residential areas are on the quiet side, there is an up and coming downtown area. This area has been coined the Booze District, home to local breweries and distilleries. For those with a need for speed, at Speed Vegas you can drive super cars, like Lamborghini and Ferrari, on their outdoor track.

North Las Vegas – North Las Vegas is the northmost area of the Las Vegas Valley. There are many outdoor recreational activities here. Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a short drive to the east. Mount Charleston is just west of North Las Vegas. Aliante Nature Discovery Park is a 20 acre park with a playground,
lake, waterfall, and walking trails. Head out to Las Vegas Motor Speedway to watch a drag race. The Speedway is also the HQ of Exotic racing, where you can drive supercars. North Las Vegas has their fair share of casinos, such as Texas Station Hotel and Casino.

Doing Business in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada was named 49th on Forbes’ list of “Best Places for Business and Careers” for Job Growth. The major industries are tourism and gambling. Las Vegas has coined itself “The Entertainment Capital of the World”.

Key Industries: Tourism, Gaming, Conventions, Health and Medicine, Information Technology, Aerospace and Defense, Manufacturing, Mining, and Natural Resource Technologies

Major Employers: Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel, MGM Grand, Johnson Electric, Scientific Games, Diamond Resorts International, Golden Entertainment.

Cost of Living in Las Vegas

Cost of living in Las Vegas is 3% higher than the national average

Utility prices are 10% lower than the national average.

Transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 14% higher than the national average.

Las Vegas has grocery prices that are 4% higher than the national average.

Healthcare in Las Vegas is 3% higher than the national average.

Median Household Income of $59,853

“I used to live in Virginia and moving here was a great experience. The people are so kind and you never run out of things to do here.’’

Current Resident

Arts, Recreation, and Entertainment in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is famous for The Strip, a 4.2 mile stretch lined by casinos, luxury resorts, hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, and more.

The luxury hotels on The Strip are known for their extravagant architecture and entertainment. Gondola rides are available at The Venetian Resort. Caesars Palace replicates ancient Rome and hosts celebrity entertainment often. Flamingo is
the oldest resort on The Strip. The Bellagio is famous for its elegance and the Fountains of Bellagio, a large dancing water fountain synchronized to music.

Las Vegas is home to over 130 casinos, 51 being located on The Strip.

Shopping centers such as Las Vegas Premium Outlets is one of the more famous malls in Las Vegas. For luxury brands, there are shopping centers inside the Venetian, the Grand Canal Shoppes, and the Bellagio, the Bellagio Shops.

Las Vegas’s Sport Teams:

Las Vegas Raiders (Football)

Vegas Golden Knights (Hockey)

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 

Las Vegas Lights (Soccer)

Read the full research report: Las Vegas, NV. We interviewed the people that live there to find out what makes their city special. Stay tuned for more city research.

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