Sin City: It’s THE place to go for parties, booze, money, loose slots and loose morals but is it a place to live? More than 600,000 residents would say “yes.”
The real estate market in Las Vegas is healthy right now and boasts a low median listing price of $279,000. Median rent is at $1,395 per month, but 60 percent of residents own their homes. The Lakes, Summerlin North, Sheep Mountain and Buffalo are some popular neighborhoods in which to settle.
So what’s it like to actually live in Vegas? First of all, Vegas residents don’t hang out on the strip. They leave that to the tourists and bachelors and bachelorettes. They do, however, depend on the strip in some capacity to make a living. Hospitality is the main industry in the city and many residents do work in the casinos, hotels, restaurants and entertainment-related fields.
Vegas residents admit that the 24-hours-a-day party scene does become intoxicating and extends beyond the strip. Only 33 percent of residents are single, but the lovelorn should fear not as Vegas is always crawling with visiting singles ready to mingle
And the food scene? Vegas is now a foodie destination, with celebrity-chef-driven ventures popping up in off-Strip neighborhoods. When it comes to entertainment, it’s hard to beat Vegas (case-in-point: Britney Spears and Celine Dion live and perform there everyday). Then there’s the endless loop of celebrity DJs, A-list musicians and performers that drop by.
Vegas isn’t just about bright neon lights. Some of America’s finest natural wonders are just a short drive from Las Vegas. When you live here your backyard is the Spring Mountains, Red Rock scenic loop and the Grand Canyon.