Considering a move to Las Vegas? Despite its reputation, living on the Las Vegas Strip can be about so much more than resort hotels and casinos. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, arts aficionado, or budding entrepreneur, Las Vegas is a vibrant, easy place to life.

Here are just a few of the reasons we love living in Las Vegas, and why we’re not going anywhere else anytime soon.

1. Low Cost of Living

One of the best parts of living in Las Vegas is how affordable it is. Compared to many other cities in the western U.S. (looking at you, San Francisco), Las Vegas allows a laid-back lifestyle at less cost. Nevada doesn’t have state tax, which allows its residents a considerable amount of extra pocket change.

2. Natural Beauty

If you’re the outdoorsy type, living in Las Vegas offers ample opportunity to hike, ski, rock climb and more. Plus the city has more than 300 days of sunshine every year, making it unlikely your camping trip will be rained out. You will need to watch out for extreme temperatures, however.

Las Vegas is only 30 to 45 minutes away from Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon, and Mount Charleston. Many national parks are within driving distance, including Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion National Parks. These places offer beautiful natural scenery and opportunities for hiking, camping, and rock climbing.

Additionally, Nevada has more natural hot springs than any other state, so you can go for a nice relaxing soak after that weekend spent hiking.

3. World-Class Food Scene

Whether you’re into vegan cuisine, Mongolian cuisine, or anything in between — including 8,000-calorie burgers at Heart Attack Grill — Las Vegas has what you’re looking for. The city’s food scene is diverse and eclectic and many restaurants are owned by celebrity chefs, offering a world-class food experience. But the city is full of under-the-radar restaurants where you won’t have to face stiff crowds, too.

4. Business Opportunities

Silicon Valley might be synonymous with tech and entrepreneurship, but Las Vegas is not to be underestimated. Forbes has named Las Vegas as one of the best U.S. cities in which to launch a business. Online retailer Zappos makes downtown Las Vegas its headquarters, and its founder invested $350 million into the downtown’s revitalization, demonstrating the potential he sees in the city.

The city’s affordability makes it much easier for an aspiring entrepreneur to start a business. Whether you’ve always dreamed of opening a cafe or launching a tech company, it’s easier to do in a city with a growing economy.

5. Arts and Culture

Las Vegas offers culture beyond Cirque du Soleil and Celine Dion shows. Locals love the First Friday Monthly Art Festival, held on the first Friday of each month in the city’s up-and-coming Arts District. The Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Nevada Ballet Theatre, and The Bellagio’s Gallery of Fine Art offer the best of the performing and visual arts.

And for those drawn to more offbeat attractions, Las Vegas has the Mob Museum and the Neon Museum. Where else could you take in a ballet performance and then go learn about the history of the mob?

6. Nightlife

We would be remiss not to mention that yes, the nightlife in Las Vegas is second to none. There’s always a party if you’re looking for one — and sometimes you might find one ever when you aren’t looking. You’ll never be short of ways to have fun in Vegas.

But Las Vegas is so much more than only nightlife. Whether you’re moving as a single person or with your family, you’ll be amazed at the easygoing, vibrant lifestyle the city offers.

Sky is an upscale condo community right on the Vegas Strip, full of high-end amenities and near all the best the city has to offer. If you’re looking to move to Las Vegas, you need to take a look at Sky. Get in touch with us today.