According to a recent article from the Wall Street Journal, Southern Nevada has become the unintended benefactor of the unfortunate endless challenges facing our neighboring state to the west. The article titled "Blackouts, Fires, High Gas Prices: Who Wants To Live in California today." describes the hardships residents are experiencing and how many are choosing to flee the state for a less volatile environment. According to the US Census Bureau, more than 50,000 Californians moved to Nevada from July 2017 to July 2018. If you have been curious about making the move out of California, here are our five reasons to choose the Las Vegas Valley.
#1 Come for the food
Foodies are having a moment in Las Vegas right now, and not just on The Strip. Whether you are interested in fine dining, vegan meals, taco joints or a fantastic brunch spot, Las Vegas has it all. Here is a list of the best foodie neighborhoods in Las Vegas.
It is a wide-spread misconception that Las Vegas is lacking culture. Over the past few years, cultural institutions have been on the rise, you just need to know where to look. The Arts District or 18b is an 18 block zone set aside to encourage art and artist. Main street, which runs through 18B recently underwent a 4-year renovation to enhance the area's walk score. Explore other cultural escapes here.
#3 The Great Outdoors
This may be a surprise to tourists, but outside of the city, you will find a plethora of recreational activities to feed your adventurous side. From hiking and biking to camping and swimming, there is something for everyone. Moving to Las Vegas is a nature lover’s dream (here is an article on trip advisor for the 10 best places to get your fix.)
#4 Job Opportunities
Las Vegas has always had plenty of service-industry jobs, but we have seen many companies bringing hundreds of jobs here in the past few years. With companies like Zappos moving their headquarters here, many jobs are being created in the fast-growing tech industry. It was also announced this year that Google is building its 7th data center in the U.S to Henderson, Nevada. They will be creating a number of high paying jobs averaging $65,000 a year. To put that into perspective, an online article published in November of 2019 shows the average income needed to purchase a home in Las Vegas is $57,983.54.
#5 The Dream of Homeownership is Real
This may be the most important item on this list. The average cost of an apartment in larger metropolitan areas like Los Angeles is easily twice that of rent in Las Vegas. When all of your money isn’t going toward your living expenses, you are able to save for things like a down payment on a home. If you are in the market to buy, the average price-per-square-foot in California is $323 Compared to Nevada's $170.
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