When you visit Las Vegas as a tourist, it is easy to imagine that life in this glamorous city is all about nonstop parties and entertainment. As it turns out, however, living in Vegas is much like living anywhere else. Most people who actually live in the city tend to avoid the Strip, sticking instead to less touristy parts of the city.
Housing is relatively affordable in Vegas compared to other parts of the country. Because of that, it is a good place to live if you don’t want to have to spend all of your money on a housing payment. Of course, you still need to budget plenty of money for your monthly living expenses.
One of the challenges of living in Las Vegas is finding a good paying job. Fortunately, there are plenty of jobs in the hospitality industry. A large percentage of the population is employed by the casinos, restaurants, and entertainment venues that are scattered throughout the city. Don’t plan on finding a job at one of the casinos easily, however. There is a lot of competition for these jobs. Typically, you need to know someone who already works there or who has connections to get an interview.
All hope is not lost, however, there is also a lot of work outside of the casinos. If you have a marketable skill, you should be able to find a job in any number of industries in the area.
One interesting thing about living in Las Vegas is that you will probably get a lot of company. People from out of town usually are ecstatic to find out that they know someone who lives in the city. You may have a lot of people wanting to crash on your couch or asking you to show them the best places to go.
If you like seeing shows and concerts, there is no better place to live than Vegas. Pretty much every major show stops in the city at one point or another. The only downside to so many great shows coming through is that you may not have enough money to see them all. In a way, though, that is a good problem to have since it means that you have access to some of the best entertainment in the industry.
All in all, living in Las Vegas can be quite interesting. There is a lot to love about this famous city.