Surprising as it may seem, not everyone who lives in Las Vegas subscribes to the party animal stereotype. Actually many people who are long time residents in Las Vegas don’t even gamble that often. So what do Las Vegas denizens actually do when they choose to reside in the city long term?
First, it is important to be able to commute fast to your place of employment so you might want to choose a home that is situated near the freeways. If you intend to use public transportation, there is the Las Vegas Monorail which traverses the Strip. It stops at the following stations: Sahara, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas Convention Center, Harrah’s, Flamingo, Bally’s, and the MGM Grand. If you prefer to take the bus, you could use the RTC bus service. The buses of the Deuce system serve the Strip area, particularly the resorts, 24 hours a day. You can take the buses of the Strip and Downtown Express if you plan to explore the Las Vegas Premium Outlets up to the South Strip Transfer Terminal. For those who intend to catch a flight at the McCarran International Airport, the Westcliff Airport Express is always available.
Taxi service is a must for any city so if you need to flag down a cab, you will find many taxis waiting for passengers at the resort taxi stands. Free shuttle service is often offered along the Strip, paid for by the resorts. Some hotels also provide free shuttle service though peak hours often mean waiting for up to 40 minutes for a ride. Hotel chains that operate more than one lodging center may also provide shuttle service between their properties.
If you must purchase a home it is advisable to choose a community where everything you need is at close hand without making an hour long drive necessary. Some local communities that you could explore are Silverado Ranch, MacDonald Ranch, Henderson and Agate. Naturally you want to live in an area with the basics of modern living such as a supermarket, hospital, post office, schools and parks. Equally important are the presence of police and armed guards where people tend to congregate such as malls, restaurants and banks.
You may have a choice between communities that are densely populated and areas that are sparsely populated. For instance, if you are planning to move into the Park Avenue area, for example, you may be surprised to have few neighbors. It all depends on how many people you really want living near you. Generally, the closer you are to the Strip, the higher you can expect pricing for properties to get. Prices for property in The District may tend to be in the high end, for instance. If casinos are a major attraction for you, you may want to get property in the vicinity of the Strip or somewhere near that area. Take note that Las Vegas is within the desert so you want to live somewhere comfortable as well.