Nevada was one of the top states people moved to in 2018, ranking fourth in the country according to the 2018 National Movers Study by United Van Lines.
There are many reasons people decide to make the move to Nevada and enjoy life here, including these.
If you buy Las Vegas real estate or a house in Reno, you’ll have access to a wealth of entertainment, including sports and big-name music concerts, stand-up comedy, theater and more. Boxing and MMA enthusiasts will especially like Vegas as many of those sporting events are hosted here, with Manny Pacquiao visiting frequently. Plus there is practically an endless number of shopping and dining venues in either city.
If you prefer small to medium town living, the state is home to cities like Ely, Elko, Fallon, Virginia City and Winnemucca that offer plenty when it comes to nightlife and entertainment, shops and restaurants.
The job market has been growing quickly in Nevada – you won’t just find jobs in casinos, restaurants or hotels. In 2017 there were many jobs offered in health care, business services, transportation, construction, education and mining. Reno, in the northern part of the state, has been luring tech companies, with a number of big companies like Google and Apple moving or expanding here in recent years.
The Cost of Living
Many people move from California to Nevada with its much lower cost of living. While it’s a bit higher than the average cost of living in the U.S., it’s still a lot more affordable than the Golden State and many others. For example, in San Francisco, the median home price is over a million dollars, in Las Vegas, it’s under $280K and utilities are 3% less than the national average.
There’s no sales tax on food or medicine, and there’s no state income tax either. In most states, you have to pay state income tax, so there’s a good chance that by moving here you could potentially save thousands of dollars every year. Lower taxes combined with lower home prices and the general cost of living make Nevada one of the best affordable options, a big reason Nevadans love it.
The Scenery and Outdoor Adventure
Nevada isn’t just desert. While the southern part is home to desert terrain and some spectacular rock formations, there are soaring mountains – more than 150 individual mountain ranges are here, the most of any state, including the Sierra Nevada, Ruby, Battle and Santa Rosa. Over 30 of the mountain peaks are higher than 11,0000 feet. There are magnificent caves, rivers and lakes, including Tahoe, which straddles both Nevada and California, and many others like Pyramid, Mead and Topaz.
The diverse terrain of Nevada brings the opportunity for all sorts of outdoor adventures, from some of the world’s best powder for snowboarding and skiing to activities like fishing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, boating and much more.
PaceVegas is the Publication of Everything About Las Vegas. Known for it’s hard hitting exposes of crimes, the underworld and everything interesting about Vegas, it’s won numerous awards from those who are scared to actually read the stories.