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. By 2013 there was a sharp recovery in the housing market. Photo of downtown courtesy of Wikipedia and PDPhoto.org. Photo of fountain by Jeff Russell.