Expats and new arrivals moving to Las Vegas will be welcomed by a city where there is always something new to see, eat, or do. Situated in the state of Nevada, Sin City may be the party capital of America, but its suburbs are also home to plenty of families living normal lives away from the glare of the city's famous Strip.

Living in Las Vegas as an expat

While living close to the Las Vegas Boulevard allows easy access to entertainment and eating establishments, there's a big difference between just visiting and actually having to live next door to all that activity. Suburban living can be found in many areas outside the big city, whether in the form of freestanding family houses or exclusive communities with luxury homes.

Although Las Vegas is traditionally known for its gaming, hospitality, service and tourism industries, there has been a push to create jobs and to attract companies in other fields such as the clean and renewable industries. Las Vegas also offers many opportunities for IT, healthcare and local government professionals.

Cost of living in Las Vegas

The cost of living in Vegas is slightly above the national average, but it depends on one's lifestyle, location and preferences. New residents who want to live centrally and like to eat out frequently and paint the town red will need a healthy income to sustain that sort of lifestyle in Vegas. On the other hand, those residents who choose to live on the outskirts of Sin City and limit their spending on the Strip can live comfortably on a modest budget.

Families and children in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is located in the Clark County School District, which is one of the largest in the US. In addition, there are many excellent private schools and colleges available.

Despite its desert location, Las Vegas has several great parks such as Sunset Park, Desert Breeze Park and Wetlands Park. For awe-inspiring views, residents can't pass up the chance to spend time at the Red Rock Canyon National and the Valley of Fire State Park. Go hiking, camping, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, or just for a picnic with the family.  

Climate in Las Vegas

Located in the middle of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas has hot, dry summers and mild winters, with plenty of sunshine all year round. In the height of summer, the mercury often soars above 100°F (38°C). Winters are cooler and bring winds and cold nights, with daytime highs of around 60°F (16°C) and chilly nights averaging 40°F (4°C).

New arrivals moving to Las Vegas will discover that the city is more than just about parties, casinos and winning big. It offers so much diversity and, more often than not, unexpected experiences for visitors and locals alike.

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