Las Vegas : Nevada

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What Las Vegas is like for active adults

Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the fastest-growing communities in the U.S. Legalized gambling in this desert resort city has created an enormous economy and attracted many new residents, including retirees in active adult communities. The Las Vegas strip is justly famous for its glitz and many attractions. Even if you don't ever bet a single nickel, it is worth it to see the astonishing architecture and excess that are Las Vegas trademarks. People who want to stay busy will find plenty to do in Las Vegas, including the opportunity for a part-time job in the tourist industry.

Las Vegas was one of the hardest-hit real estate markets in the U.S. from the post 2007 housing crash. Overbuilding and speculation created an enormous oversupply of homes, many of which were foreclosed.  Early 2013 data shows a sharp recovery however.  Photo of downtown courtesy of Wikipedia and PDPhoto.org. Photo of fountain by Jeff Russell.

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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

There is a wide range of excellent active adult communities to choose from in this enormous metro. Given the recent instability, one should be selective in choosing an established community that is solid financially.
Average home prices in Las Vegas have had dropped precipitously in the last 4 years. The median price in early 2013 was $155,000, up sharply from 2011 (source: NAR).  Prices differ tremendously by zip code. See this Las Vegas Real Estate Report

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What is special about this retirement community
An exciting place to live with something for everyone. No income tax.
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What is not special about this retirement community

In 2010 Las Vegas was the foreclosure capital of the USA, although it is beginning to recover. It is a new and artificial town with many  tawdry aspects. Although there are many nice neighborhoods, driving everywhere and future water worries are real concerns.

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What kinds of people like retiring here
People who like living in the desert. Being a gambler or entertainment junkie would help too.
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Local economy is driven by
Tourism and gambling are the major industries, although there are others.
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Climate and Physical Environment
Las Vegas is in the Nevada desert - dry and mountainous. Summers are extremely hot, winters are mild. The average July high is 107 and the average January low is 37. Most rain comes in winter.
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Go to the strip for any kind of entertainment and shows;  the city and its casinos have dozens of excellent restaurants; there is a busy local art and music scene; the $485 million Smith Center for the Performing Arts is located downtown in Symphony Park.

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Crime
As you might expect in a large resort city that is also the gambling capital of the world, the crime rate is quite high vs. the U.S. average.
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Medical facilities

There are several  medical centers in Las Vegas and surrounding area including Centennial Hills Hospital and Medical Center, Desert Springs Hospital, and Mountain View Hospital.

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Transportation
RTC Transport is an extensive public bus system; there are also private carriers in the area. McCarran International Airport provides convenient service to just about anywhere. Amtrak uses its Thruway Motorcoach to connect with the railroad station in California.
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Valuable Links

Las Vegas Travel Guide

Las Vegas Retirement Communities

Las Vegas News

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Facts about LAS VEGAS
  • State: NV
  • Environment: Urban,Suburban,College Town,Mountain,Desert,Cultural Center,Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 121+ (very high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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