Las Vegas may be known as a city of dreams, glitz, gambling, and parties, but it's actually a great place to live, too. If the city's allure isn't enough to convince you, here are some of the perks of permanently moving to Las Vegas.
In Las Vegas, it's not cold and wet. You have 300+ days of sunshine in a year, which is the perfect antidote for those who have been too long in the cold. The city is located in the center of Las Vegas Valley with an annual average of 67 degrees.
Flourishing arts and culture
This city is a dream-come-true for any art lover. World-class art museums and cultural exhibits are open for everyone, and most of the big shows offer special discounts to local residents. And I'm not talking about the Strip alone. The fine arts scene in Vegas covers the whole city, including performances by the Nevada Ballet Theatre and the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra.
The First Friday events are also becoming more and more popular. On the first Friday of each month, local artists and musicians are given a chance to display their creativity in the downtown Arts District-and most shows are for free.
Comfort and luxury at its finest
Permanently moving to Las Vegas is your ticket to high-end living. From world-class spas, luxury cars, and other luxurious items, Vegas has all the upscale comforts and accommodations you yearn for and well-deserve.
Want to relax? Book an appointment at the spa. Want to play golf? Visit the nearest golf course-Vegas never runs out of golf courses. Want comfortable and luxurious living?
Countless attractions and distractions
There are countless sensory attractions and distractions when you live in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Of course, there are parties everywhere, shows here and there, bars, and casinos only minutes away.
For the health-conscious, there are health clubs, hockey games and bowling. For the adventurous at heart, there are hikes, mountain biking and rock climbing activities. If you love performing arts, you can see all the Cirque du Soleil you can handle. And some of these shows come at a discounted rate for local residents. Plus, you'll have no shortage of weekend fun.
Once known only for cocktails and buffets, Las Vegas is now home to a plethora of world-class restaurants and award-winning cuisine. Most of the classy eateries are found in the Strip's hotel casinos, where top chefs have set shops.
If you live in this city, you're in luck! You'll have all the time in the world to try the best restaurants, including the smaller niche restaurants in other parts of the city. Plus, you can also get bargains that aren't available to the tourists.
Be ready to savor the best food in the city anytime you wish-from German, English, Guatemalan, Sicilian, Jewish, Creole, Thai, Peruvian, Bulgarian, Korean, Indian, Scottish, Japanese, French, Italian and Mexican.
For an idea on where to dine, check out Travel+Leisure's list of Las Vegas' Best restaurants here.
It's relatively cheaper
Sure, Vegas may cost more than rural cities, but the overall cost of living in is actually less than the national average, which is not bad for a city with big city advantages. Vegas jobs also pays better than their equivalents in other towns.
The absence of state income tax makes the city even more attractive for those looking for financial relief.
Are the reasons mentioned above enough to persuade you? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.