What I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Las Vegas

Five Tips Before Moving to Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known for its high-end hospitality and world-class entertainment. However, life outside the Las Vegas strip isn’t all glitz and glamour. You’d be surprised at how a major tourism city like Las Vegas has such a small town feel once you spend more than a weekend in the Las Vegas Valley.

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably either already made the decision to move to Las Vegas or you’re considering relocating to Las Vegas. Congrats! Unless, you’re a bad driver. If that is the case, leave my website immediately. Just joking, we’re actually friendly here. If you've already made the move to Las Vegas, I recent wrote about what I wish I did after moving to Las Vegas. Learn from my mistakes.

Here are five tips and things I wish I knew before moving to Las Vegas:

The public education system is bad. Very bad.

Clark County School District serves all of Clark County, Nevada. The Clark County School District is divided into seven regions and, in addition to the general schools, it also operates 25 alternative schools and programs. As of 2020, Clark County School District is the fifth largest in the United States. Despite a whopping over $2,000,000,000 budget, CCSD consistently ranks among the worst in the nation. How does this happened? I have no clue. You’d think, the consolidation, scale, and budget that they should be leading the pack, but that didn’t happen.

Las Vegas is cold.

I bet you weren’t expecting that one. Yes, we all know the summers are hot, but the winters are not. If you’re expecting 80+ degree weather year round, you’re in for something else. Average winter high temperatures in Vegas run in the mid-50s to 60s during the day and in the 30s at night. Since I moved to Las Vegas, it has even snowed (once). I still have the snowball in my freezer. If you want to buy it, you can for $100 and I'll even sign it.

Snowball from freak snow storm in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is a foodie’s paradise.

If you like to eat, you’re in luck. Las Vegas is a foodie’s mecca. There are a LOT of great places to eat. The Las Vegas food scene is impressive and it is as good as in any big city.

There is always something to do in Las Vegas.

Congrats! You moved to the entertainment capital of the world. Your new hometown has endless options for entertainment. Even if you stay off The Strip, you’ll soon discover all the reasons why locals love Las Vegas. You no longer have to worry about finding something to do. The problem you're going to face is that there is now almost too much stuff to do. You're going to be overwhelmed, but don't worry. We know a secret website that was created to solve this problem: LV Plug is your connection to the best Las Vegas has to offer.

Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Most people don't....until they move to Las Vegas. When it's not a furnace outside, Las Vegas features some of the best Parks and Recreation Facilities in the country. P.S. most of them are free. If you're exploring these, you are doing Las Vegas wrong.

Skip the apartment and rent a house.

The apartment situation in Las Vegas sucks. A lot of the apartment complexes are dumps. They're also not much cheaper than renting a house. You'll get more for your money by renting a house and your quality of life will be better. People move to Las Vegas and leave Las Vegas so often that there is always a constant supply of houses. Find a roommate, bring your boyfriend or girlfriend, or live like a baller in a house. Avoid the apartments.


Congrats, you're on your way to becoming a Las Vegas local. No matter what your reason for relocating to Las Vegas is, our city will be a welcome paradise. Haven't decided where to live in Las Vegas yet? We'll help you out. We created a guide on the best neighborhoods in Las Vegas. Do you want more content for Las Vegas Locals? Great! We have a whole section of our website dedicated to Only Las Vegas Locals. With incredible food options, entertainment, and outdoor recreation, the only thing left to do is find a place to live. If you still want to do more research before moving to Las Vegas, check out our resources on Taxes in Las Vegas or the Best Places to Work in Las Vegas or learn more about the History of Las Vegas. If you're into the outdoors and are looking for resources on public parks in Las Vegas, we created a guide on that. We also created a guide on the parks and recreation facilities in Clark County that you should also check out.