Las Vegas is the best place on earth for getting away from it all.
It's a city where you can forget your troubles and see the world through rose-tinted glasses. It's a place where people are friendly and generous, where smiles are everywhere, and where the weather is always perfect.
I’m a firm believer in the idea that Las Vegas is a great place to live, work and do business. I also believe that if you’re willing to make some sacrifices as a result of this, you can live an extraordinary life.
Life in Las Vegas is certainly not cheap. It is expensive, yes…but not by much. If you take into account everything else you need to think about when thinking about living in the desert (such as transportation, health insurance and the fact that there are no trees), it is worth it to pay the price of living here.
What I find so fascinating about this area is that while it has become quite popular for people from other parts of the country to move here and start businesses and other projects, there are very few people from elsewhere who have done so.
There are a few reasons for this:
• The climate: The temperature varies between 55°F and 95°F during the day; at night, it falls below freezing. For those who cross borders regularly (which I personally did) this can be problematic; but for most people who live here permanently or work outside Las Vegas (such as attorneys), most months will be far above average with a few lows close to freezing (or even negative highs).
• The economy: The Las Vegas economy has been on a tear — growing at an average annual rate of just under 4% since 2000 — creating jobs for millions of residents and driving profits for companies like MGM Resorts International , Home Depot , Wynn Resorts , Caesars Entertainment Corporation , MGM Mirage (which own Caesar’s) and many others around town.
• The weather: The city gets much more rain than other areas of Southern Nevada (it averages 2 inches per month compared to 1 or 2 inches elsewhere) which makes it difficult to work outside in nice weather conditions; but being able to work outdoors during winter days offers an opportunity not available anywhere else in Nevada (and perhaps on the East Coast). Living away from home means one must learn how to cope with changes in temperature and humidity which can be difficult at times but ultimately well worth it (though temperatures can drop low enough to freeze pipes overnight at times).
I really believe that if you are willing to make some sacrifices as a result of being able to work outside while also caring for yourself, you can live an extraordinary life here
In the last 6 months, a number of us have been working in Las Vegas.
Vegas is an amazing place to work, and it would be even more so if you let it. But you can’t work when you are bored. So if you want to make the most of your time in Vegas, here are a few things that will help keep you productive:
• Find a good buddy – Vegas is a great place to network because there are so many people who want to be your friend. Your buddy should be easy on the eyes and fit your own personality (if they don’t, they probably won’t get the job).
• Get out of the office – Everyone has their own way of staying productive in different ways. The key is to find some that work for you. To do this:
1) If you absolutely have to get back into an office after a long day at the beach, stay home or at home - or at least as far away from work as possible until 12 pm (or maybe later). Your body needs some time off, so put away all your paperwork, get some exercise and explore some new places around town – from hiking and biking trails up near Boulder to dining out at the top end of town (the Skyline). 2) If it makes more sense for work hours and/or energy levels for you to stay home for a few hours each day (and then go back out), use that time instead of going back into the office. Take advantage of whatever flexibility there is by putting together a travel itinerary with what events you might want to attend in Vegas and when: concerts + nightclubs + shows + museums + festivals + shopping + etc. 3) If any events make sense for your schedule, make sure that they are open enough hours so that if you’re going out after work on one night, it won’t cost too much extra money over what else was booked up with other events on Saturday or Sunday nights – especially restaurants where it may cost extra in both directions if they take off on Sunday evening (though generally speaking football games aren’t open on Sundays anyway). 4) I highly recommend doing research ahead of time so that when you go into an event with confidence about being able to return home early if necessary or going somewhere else as well if necessary, there isn’t some surprise behind closed doors which will prevent it: Google maps / Yelp reviews / etc
Las Vegas is the most popular destination for entrepreneurs and business-minded travelers. It's a place where things happen. It's also a place where health and fitness are things that are taken very seriously—and rightly so. Las Vegas has some of the best hospitals in the country, which means it offers you all of the healthcare you need (and want) in order to stay healthy while you're here.
If you’re tired of spending hundreds to thousands of dollars out-of-pocket on medical care while traveling around the world, then consider a trip to Las Vegas. While most travelers ignore or are unaware of this fact, Las Vegas is actually one of the top cities for spending on healthcare per capita in America. And that's not just because it has a lot of hospitals, but also because there's a lot more money to be made from healthcare than most people realize. As I've often said before: Las Vegas is one of those places where everything costs more than it should: food, cars, hotels… health care is definitely not included in the higher price tag. That doesn't mean that this medical city can't provide you with quality medical care if you need it; after all, what kind of company would be afraid to take on something like this? All our doctors know about how to help their patients get healthier and stay healthy; that's what we do for a living!
#1--Get Your Health Plan
One way or another—whether by buying health insurance or paying out-of-pocket—you're going to need to pay for your health care somewhere during your trip... whether that's at home or away from home (I've heard stories about travelers who use their baggage allowance as "medical" insurance). In my own experience as an entrepreneur trying to launch businesses in many different countries around the world (including staying at an expensive posh hotel), I've discovered quite often that good health plans are not necessarily cheap—at least not initially! Fortunately, there are plenty of options available when looking into purchasing an affordable plan. If you can get into a plan with no deductible, then great! But even better is when you can get into a plan for less than $200 per month (the cheapest plans typically cost $100 per month). That way if anything goes wrong with your health plan during your trip and costs more than $200 per day (or $200 per week), then at least your travel expenses won't have been wasted! Of course as
It’s easy to forget that Las Vegas is a city of over 2.4 million people and an ecosystem of more than 200,000 venues — nothing more than a small town when you look at it from the outside. This is where you will find the biggest events, the most expensive nightclubs, and the most beautiful monuments. We’re used to seeing these places on TV, in movies (the Strip is one of the most recognizable movie settings), and in pop songs (“Welcome to Las Vegas” by Jason Mraz or “Summertime” by Janet Jackson).
But here they are: as they actually are:
In fact, many people who have never been there actually think that Las Vegas is just a town with hotels and casinos — that it isn’t a place of culture or history.
That can be true. But many things that look like small towns are really big cities when you look at them from the inside. Think about it:
• Las Vegas has both high-rise and low-rise buildings all over town; there are some areas where you won’t see any buildings at all. The same goes for Las Vegas Boulevard (the main strip). In other parts of town like Ballys, Planet Hollywood, New York New York, The Bellagio and Mandalay Bay, there are hotels towering over everything else — even when not in use!
• Las Vegas has something called The Strip, which is basically just an extension of The Strip — all those large resorts on either side of it? They were built around that whole area; without them we wouldn’t have all those resorts (or even those on either end).
• Las Vegas has more than 50 sports teams playing in stadiums on its main strip; I know because I am one of them!
So we do have culture here — but it doesn’t feel like a real city because we have so many different things happening simultaneously in this small area that we call “Las Vegas:” 1) big events like concerts or sporting events 2) conventions 3) post-convention activities 4) music festivals 5) nightly shows 6) gambling 7) nightlife 8) shopping 9) dining 10) clubs 11) bars 12) all kinds of other stuff 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41
6. Be Safe
This guide is designed to help you understand what it takes to move to Las Vegas, and how to avoid common pitfalls along the way. And one of the best ways to avoid these pitfalls is by understanding what you should do when you arrive in Las Vegas.
Vegas is a city of extremes: the high heat and humidity, the bright lights, loud noise, and fast-paced environment are all things that can be disorienting for new arrivals. But even if these things make you feel uncomfortable at first, moving to Las Vegas doesn’t have to be a scary experience.
It’s important to understand your destination destination before moving to Las Vegas. If you don’t know where your destination is, it can be difficult to decide on whether or not it’s worth moving there — especially if it's a big decision for your family.
In order to make this choice easier for yourself and your family, we've put together a guide that gives you tips on where you should move when making this important decision. Our advice here will help you make the right choice with ease — even if there are no signs pointing towards his direction!
The following guide contains information on:
* Where should I live?
* Which city has the best weather?
* How much will I pay in rent?
Here's how we arrived at our list of top choices for living in Las Vegas: Price
Price is always an important consideration when choosing where to live. There are two primary factors that determine how much money people need or prefer living in different places: rent prices and cost of utilities. In many cases, one location may seem cheaper than another because one factor—inflation—is lower than another—natural gas prices (or utility costs). However, inflation does not mean that cities with higher rents are necessarily better places for people who want a higher income (or want their income more quickly). As such, while an increase in rents may indicate a city's affordability level, this does not mean it is necessarily better or more enjoyable as an investment opportunity than another location with lower costs through utility bills and housing prices (i.e., "the cheapest apartment in town"). So while inflation may not matter much overall when choosing where everyone should live based on their income level—it matters hugely when deciding where they should live based on their housing needs! Location & Amenities
Location also matters tremendously when choosing where everyone should live based on their needs: what
Las Vegas is probably the best city in the world to live in today. It’s a thriving metropolis that, with a large influx of tourists, is constantly evolving. It has everything you need, and an abundance of fun to boot. You don’t need a lot of money to travel here, but you do need to be comfortable and ready for some real action.
Las Vegas is known for its over-the-top casinos and hotels (it’s not unusual for locals to describe their local casino as “the place where it happens”). But Las Vegas isn’t just a place where people go to gamble; it’s also a place where they go to celebrate — all day long on holidays like New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July.
Year after year, many locals have told me that they hope that someday they can retire here — just one more time at the tables. And while I may be too young to retire (I turned 18 just two weeks ago), I can tell you that this is definitely my favorite city in North America.