Moving from California to Las Vegas
Are you considering moving from California to Las Vegas? Many Californians are packing their bags simply because they can not afford to live in the Golden State. Las Vegas has become a popular choice due to it’s location, housing market, economy and relatively low cost of living. In this blog we will give you the pros of moving from California to Las Vegas. Below we have compiled a list of homes for sale in Henderson, NV. We would be happy to create a search for you based on your specific needs and budget.
Moving to Las Vegas will save you money!
The Las Vegas metropolitan area has a population of just over 2,000,000 residents. Las Vegas is situated within Clark County in a basin on the floor of the Mojave Desert and is surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides. Much of the landscape is rocky and arid with desert vegetation. Our valley consists of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City. The famous Las Vegas Strip is centrally located and is host to the most elaborate mega resorts in the world. Las Vegas is a great place to live and if you are moving from California to Las Vegas we have put this blog together because we want you to make informed decisions.
The median home price in Southern California is $530,000. The median home price in Las Vegas is $274,100. There are many different options for home buyers including single family homes, luxury properties, retirement communities, condos, high rises, town homes, and manufactured homes. Properties range from the low $100,000’s to well over a million. We have properties and communities for every budget and for every taste. For instance, look at what you can purchase in Las Vegas compared to LA.
Nevada does not have state personal income taxes, corporate income taxes or inheritance tax. California is one of the highest taxed states in the nation. Californians pay 47.3 cents per gallon of gasoline for state taxes alone. Nevadans pays nearly half that, 23.8 cents a gallon. Property taxes are significantly lower in Las Vegas than Southern California.
Economy and Jobs
Las Vegas has a healthy and strong economy and job market. Jobs in tourism/casinos are plentiful but there are also opportunities in health care, government, education, technology, construction, sales and many other sectors. Las Vegas has an unemployment rate of 4% and new companies are moving to the area each day.
Location and Weather
Las Vegas is approximately a four hour drive to Los Angeles, which is appealing to many Californians wanting to visit the Golden State. For those who prefer to fly, it is a mere 1 hour flight to Los Angeles at the average price of $120.00 round trip. For the outdoor enthusiasts Las Vegas is in close proximity to Mount Charleston, the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Valley of Fire State Park and Lake Mead National Recreational Area. We are approximately 4 hours from the Grand Canyon National Park.
Residents enjoy incredible hiking, golfing, biking, swimming, boating, off road activities and nearby skiing. Although our summers are HOT, the rest of the year is ideal. You may have heard the saying “it’s a dry heat”, it really is not as bad as humidity. Las Vegas’ winters are short and the season is generally mild. December, the coolest month, averages 47.7 °F (8.7 °C). The mountains surrounding Las Vegas accumulate snow during the winter, but snow is rare in the Las Vegas Valley itself. Our city experiences an average of 310 days a year of sunshine and very little precipitation (about 4″ a year).
Entertainment, Shopping & Dining
Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world. With that title comes your choice of the top restaurants, casinos, shopping, concerts, shows, museums and theater. On and off the Strip there are so many options and so many things to do. Our downtown area is undergoing a major renovation and is now home to: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Discover Children’s Museum, the Mob Museum, the Neon Museum, the Arts District, Zappos and several government buildings. Residents enjoy many parks, community centers and golf courses throughout the valley. There are many community events throughout the year including: art festivals, foodie fests, parades, holiday events and car shows.
Las Vegas is also becoming a premier sports town. Our very own Golden Knights have been extremely competitive in their short existence and play their home games at the T Mobile Arena located just off the Las Vegas Strip. The Oakland Raiders are set to play their inaugural season in 2020 at the Allegiant Stadium which is currently under construction. Summerlin is host to the Las Vegas Aviators, a minor league baseball team. For basketball fans we also have the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces. There have also been rumors that the NBA will be heading to Las Vegas in the near future.
In conclusion Las Vegas is a much more affordable place to live than anywhere in Southern California. If you are considering moving from California to Las Vegas we would be happy to assist you. If you purchase a home with the Sales Team you will receive a complimentary 1 year home warranty. Below is a list of homes for sale in Henderson . We look forward to assisting you with your move.
The Sales Team
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