Moving to Las Vegas

For expats looking to live in a city where there is always something new to see, eat, or do, then Las Vegas is the place to be. 

While living close to the Las Vegas Boulevard allows easy access to entertainment and eating establishments, there is 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 of the big city, whether in the form of free-standing family house or exclusive communities with luxury homes.

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

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

In spite of its desert location, Las Vegas has a number of great parks such as Sunset Park, Desert Breeze Park and Wetlands Park. Families should also take advantage of the Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility which has indoor and outdoor pools as well as waterslides. For awe-inspiring views, residents cannot pass up the chance to spend time at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the Valley of Fire State Park. Go hiking, camping, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, or just for a picnic with the family.  

Las Vegas is more than just about casinos and winning big, if an expat is lucky enough. It offers so much diversity and, more often than not, unexpected experiences for visitors and locals alike.

M D Kelley Our Expat Expert

M D Kelley is a freelance writer, amateur photographer, and avid traveller. Having spent her childhood in Australia, she later moved to Japan to live and work as an English teacher. She later spent time in Las Vegas, Nevada and the American Midwest but has now returned to Melbourne, Australia. Visit her website at www.mdkelleywriter.com.