I've lived here for around a year, and I have some advice for you. First things first, if you ever move here try your best to stay on the south side, for every big city there is a bad side (north). Same as Los Angles, NEVER, EVER, act like you are the bigshot.......you will be tested. "Sin City" is rightfully named, as there is Prostitution Sites everywhere, and the mass shooting, which i could also see from my house. More over, if you want a normal life, stay on the low side, Families or anyone disables are highly not recommended. On the bright side, there is alot of nice buildings, dining, and obviously....nightlife. It's kind of a roll of the dice, if you know what you are doing you will have a great time here.
where is the best place to live with kids and dogs with vegas no crime or little crime good place to work for over 9 an hour any ideas we have to be in a state with NO snow NO temperatures under 50 degrees and low to no humidity
Las Vegas is awesome for entertaining adult couples or singles, What do you want? We got it for you, But the residential area's need some work, First of all the demographics are way off in every category for Las Vegas and the state of Nevada they are misleading, also if you are thinking about moving here to sin city it's not bad unless you are retired or disabled because you will get stepped on like a cigarette butt, On the other hand if you work you can do pretty well compared to say Arizona. Just be very careful where you choose to live if you're moving here i live in N/W Vegas and it's suppose to be nice but people just seem to destroy the city like throwing garbage everywhere, fighting and screaming, I hate to give bad news but it's the truth i just want people to know what to expect. But if it's a vacation you'll be pampered and sure to have a great time you'll never forget.
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Vegas is an amazing place with amazing people, especially of you travel there with http://o-vegas.com/ I enjoyed visiting some museums and show in this beautiful city. Not sure if I'd like to live there though
I've lived in Las Vegas, NV for over ten years and I can sincerely say that it's amazing! Most people think of casinos and strip clubs when they think of Las Vegas. Yes, Las Vegas has all those wonderful attractions, but there is much more to the city than just its attractions. I love how everything in Las Vegas is extremely beautiful. This includes the homes, restaurants, and the stores. Basically, the whole community is great. This city bursts with sunshine, but maybe a little too much sunshine! It can get extremely hot over there sometimes! Nevertheless, the city has several great aspects, but not every place is completely perfect.
Firstly, the attractions of Las Vegas are what makes the town so popular. The Las Vegas Casinos are widely known and are always full every single weekend, which is why so many people adore the crazy nightlife over there. However, because of the many attractions in Las Vegas like the Bellagio, the Mirage, Caesars Palace, Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, and the Hard Rock Hotel, traffic is extremely crazy and a bit dangerous especially on the weekends. This isn't much of a big deal; it is fun to go out at night, but not every single weekend. It isn't easy dealing with the craziness out there! Secondly, Las Vegas's communities are extremely friendly and safe. They are perfect for small families or couples. Most of the homes in these communities are little pricey, but I'd say that it's worth it!
Thirdly, most restaurants in Las Vegas are famous for their fancy environments and professional service, which is great, but these restaurants are extremely expensive and there aren't that many inexpensive places to eat in Las Vegas. This is a little annoying because no one wants to eat out and pay a fortune. Lastly, shopping in Las Vegas is widely famous. For example, places like the Fashion Show Mall and the Eddie Bauer Outlet are very luxuriant and expansive, which allows shoppers to have even more fun. There are several shopping centers in Las Vegas, so no one should ever have to shop in the same place more than once. Overall, Las Vegas is full of fun and action that is sure to please all. Although the traffic and prices for food and homes are crazy and shocking, it doesn't mean that you can't live there in peace and harmony. Here's my rating for the different aspects of Las Vegas:
I've lived in Las Vegas for 10 years now and I've been trying to leave it for 7. I came here fresh out of college and for the first two years I really got to enjoy living in Las Vegas. This is hopefully a good breakdown to explain the city.
YOUNG AND SINGLE: When you are young and single it is an awesome place to live. You can't have a better night life than Las Vegas. There is an adventure around every corner and in every casino!
DATING: If you eventually want to find a partner, it's a HORRIBLE place to be! Being single is only fun for so long before most of us want to find someone to be with. Well, welcome to Vegas where you get a new flock of people every day, looking for their own adventures and "fun". Lots of people into the club scene, drugs, gambling additions, alcoholics, etc. Many serial daters and difficult to find quality amongst the crazy!
MARRIED: My views on Vegas have changed since I been married and planning a family. It is not a family friendly environment. If you plan to or already have children there are some activities and some neighborhoods in Las Vegas where you can be happy for a brief time, but I would not suggest raising school age children here.
EDUCATION: If you value education this is not the place to bring your children. The schools here are the worst! The teacher to student ratio of public schools is a joke. The drop out rate is high. It really is unacceptable the way the school system is handled in Las Vegas. Your children will not get a quality education.
COMMUNITY: If you value community interactions, again...not the place for you as waving at a neighbor will likely get a stare in return. Every neighborhood has a gate around it offering a false sense of security. Houses are practically on top of each other, and no joke, you can practically reach out your window and TOUCH your neighbors house they are all so jam packed together. They are all cookie cutter homes...all of them looking like the one next door or down the street. Housing prices are insanely overpriced as well. The community of Summerlin is the only nice area in all of Las Vegas if you appreciate community, but again, it's at a cost as the HOA cost is INSANE just to live in a nice area.
So if you want a place to be for a short time to just have some fun before you settle down, then you will love Vegas. If you're at the settle down stage, then keep walking!
I know people think of Las Vegas as a party place, but it has actual neighborhoods, schools, parks etc. just like other cities. It also has some fabulous natural spots that visitors should seek out. Red Rock Canyon is absolutely breathtaking with views of what passes for "mountains" in this area- but layered in hues of red and orange and brown- stunning against our usually clear-blue skies. Mt. Charleston is another world: it can be 20 degrees cooler, with fir trees and animals that love the woods. In the early spring there can still be snow on the mountain. If you like motorcycle riding you'll find plenty of company here, with the weather as wonderful as it usually is. If you're a golfer, you'll enjoy Vegas as well.
As a midwesterner, I don't find Vegas to be a neighborly place- which is interesting, as it's not hard to find other midwesterners here. I find too many neighborhoods that are built to encourage isolation rather than community (no porches, no sidewalks, no front yard areas). When I arrived I was impressed by the newer libraries and schools in Las Vegas, although the older libraries and schools are pretty much like all older libraries and schools in other cities- a bit more scruffy-looking. While Las Vegas is looking to increase its cultural offerings, we currently have open-air plays, free jazz in the parks, a first-edition book store and other things to interest non-gamblers/non-partiers. We could use more bookstore/cafes though!
Yes, Vegas has a great party scene, world class restaurants and shows. We also have an indie art scene event called First Friday which occurs the first Friday of each month and attracts local artists both professional and amateur, and musicians as well.
Which reminds me of the Fremont Street Experience (go at night): a spectacle of a covered sidewalk lined with glittery casinos, restaurants, kiosks selling touristy things, live bands, dancing tourists and locals, DJ'd music, an awesome sax player and all kinds of Elvii. On a schedule, the street darkens and a laser light show on the ceiling plays to loud music. You can go ziplining over Fremont as well. However, even if you did nothing but people-watch you'd still have a crazy fun time.
I invite people to visit Off-Strip Vegas for their next visit.
If you visit one city other than your own, make it Las Vegas, NV. When I went to Las Vegas I felt like I was living out a movie each and every night I stayed there. The elegance, luxury, and upscale feel of this city is unmatched by any city in the world. The lights and shows combined with the personality of the people that go to and live in Las Vegas in unreal. It's one place where people go strictly to party and have a good time.
The first thing I noticed when I arrived in Las Vegas was the huge amount of Casino's that line the strip. From the MGM to the Mirage, there's tons of ways to win big and lose big if you're not careful! It makes you want to get out on the strip and just find new people and party the night away! It truly is a city that you can't find a good time in. The entire time I walked through casinos lobbies, I had a huge smile on my face.
The next thing you'll notice right off the bat is the climate. The climate in Las Vegas is absolutely gorgeous and perfect. It's a cool 80 degree heat but with virtually no humidity at all. This is the perfect weather to walk around in a t-shirt and shorts and feel comfortable. Then you could perhaps make your way over to one of the shows that Las Vegas has to offer. Las Vegas is notorious for acts such as Siegfred and Roy, Carrot Top, Wayne Newton and many more. Theses shows are exactly what people come to Las Vegas for and what keeps this town booming. If you want to part and have a good time then Las Vegas is perfect for you!
I spent 5 days in Las Vegas in June/2009 for a bachelor party. It was my fourth trip to Vegas, so I finally had a pretty good feel for the city. Vegas is one of my favorite cities to visit for bars, restaurants and nightlife. But be warned, time in Vegas seems to stand still. It could be because I didn't sleep much, but my 5 days in Vegas felt like a month!
It goes without saying that Las Vegas has some of the best bars, clubs and nightlife in the world. But what people don't realize is that the entertainment and restaurants are world class as well. I ate at Tao in the Venetian and tried the lobster fried rice. Food was great and the atmosphere is fun as well. But be warned, it turns into more of a bar as the night goes on.
As far as nightlife goes, I'd recommend visiting Vanity in the Hard Rock. The lines get long on Fridays and Saturdays, but it's worth the wait.
I have been to Las Vegas at least once per year for the last 6 years. I've stayed in various Las Vegas hotels on the strip, and also with my in-laws who live there. Las Vegas is a town like no other. It's essentially a huge theme park for adults packed with 5 star restaurants, attractions and great shopping. The shopping for women is top notch, especially in places like Caesar's Palace. This is the only town I am aware of in the United States where it is legal to openly drink alcohol while you are walking down the street.
The party never stops in Las Vegas. Most places throughout the city are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I have a lot of fun in Las Vegas every time I go, but it is definitely a place you need to handle with moderation. After 4 or 5 days, I am always ready to go home.
One thing I don't like about the city of Las Vegas is how hot it gets in the summer. I made the mistake of traveling there in August one year, and it was scorching hot. Even at nighttime, the temperature never dipped below 90 degrees F. It felt like a sauna, even at 10pm at night!