So you’ve decided to move to Las Vegas: congratulations on a great choice! You’ll be zipping from one end of the city to the other and frequenting your favorite restaurants before you know it, but those early days after a move can be uncertain and overwhelming. From pesky administrative tasks to making new friends, there’s a lot to take care of before you feel truly at home in a new city.
Here’s a quick and easy checklist for relocating to Las Vegas that will help get you situated in no time:
Find a Place to Live
When you move to a new city, the most obvious and pressing priority is finding a new place to live. Sure, you could stay in a hotel until you find the perfect spot, but that’s a surefire way to spend a lot of unnecessary money — and you’ll want to save those funds for all the fun activities you’ll soon be exploring.
Las Vegas’ cost of living is quite low compared to other major cities, coming in at slightly below the national average. This means housing — whether an apartment, detached home, or condo — is refreshingly reasonably priced.
That said, if you’re going to live in the city itself, there is a clear winner when it comes to what housing to choose: condos. Condo sales and prices are steadily rising in Las Vegas and are projected to continue to do so, making now the perfect time to buy. The prices are still relatively low, making it a smart investment for down the road.
Condos also offer a range of amenities not found in many apartments or in detached homes, which can make the transition to Las Vegas even easier, as just about everything you need is literally on your doorstep.
Make it Official
Now that you’ve got an address in the city, you’ll want to seal the deal by making sure you take care of all the necessary legal, bureaucratic, and administrative tasks before you forget.
Start by setting up utilities for your new place. Don’t forget essentials like gas, electricity, and water, as well as less critical things like cable or internet.
Next, make sure that you’re registered to vote in Las Vegas so you don’t miss out on your chance to join in the democratic process, come election time. You’ll also want to apply for a new driver’s license or ID card that will reflect your updated address.
Finally, make sure to tell all your family, friends, and financial institutions about your change in address to ensure any important snail mail (yes, it still exists!) makes it to you.
Learn How to Get Around
Once you’ve taken care of business, it’s time to start getting to know your new city. No matter where you live, there’s a way to easily navigate to where you want to go, whether through ride-sharing, taxis, or public transportation like buses or the monorail.
You’ll want to know your way around so you can visit unique neighborhoods like Chinatown, the Arts District, or Paradise. There are also countless attractions including museums, Cirque du Soleil shows, and, of course, fun gambling spots.
After you’ve had your fill of the city, you’ll be happy to know there are numerous adventures to be had within a short drive of downtown, too. So whether you have an afternoon to explore, a whole day, or a weekend, there are plenty of options — the area is full of hidden gems.
Choose a Watering Hole
You’ve found yourself a place to call home, set up all the necessities, and learned how to get around. Now it’s time to truly set up shop in your neighborhood by choosing the perfect watering hole.
Whether your drink of choice is the alcoholic kind or you’re more of a coffee person, there are Sin City bars and cafes galore worth checking out. The same goes for restaurants and although there are plenty of big-name eateries out there that are great for tourists, if you’re a local you’ll want to skip the lines and crowds for something a little more intimate. That’s where this guide to under-the-radar restaurants in Vegas comes in handy; it’s perfect for helping you find a local joint nearby so you can unwind after a long day without wandering too far from home.
Make Yourself at Home
While Las Vegas is full of things to do, once you’re settled and used to the city you’ll be happy to know staying in can be just as much fun going out.
This is especially true if you live in a Sky Condos unit, where our amenities make being a homebody a luxurious retreat. With a pool, fitness area, and racquetball court, you can take care of all your exercise needs; and with our spa, billiards room, and movie-screening room, your relaxing and entertainment are pretty much covered too.
They say there’s no place like home, and that’s never been truer than when your home is Las Vegas. Contact Sky today to learn more about our condos, amazing amenities, and premier location!