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Old 02-04-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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How is the living in Vegas??? I heard rents are cheap??? I've never been there. Do I need a car to get around??? Is it easy to find a job???

thanks!
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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The are threads on this or repost this in the Las Vegas section for more responces and help from members

go here: Las Vegas - City-Data Forum: Relocation, Moving, Local City Discussions
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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thanks alot.
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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you're from New York City? of course Las Vegas transit system will not compare, but it is quite decent. There's been many occasions we've relied on that mode to get around to the outlying areas too, not just the main tourist traps.
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:44 PM
 
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Default Better think before moving to Vegas

KRaZy - If you're really thinking about a move to Las Vegas, there are a few things you need to think about.

1) Compared to larger cities, yes, rents are cheaper. However, because the housing boom has gone bust, a lot of former homeowners have lost their homes, and so it's no longer a renter's market.

2) If you have anything on your record - bad credit, criminal history, no work experience, no high-school diploma/GED, previous drug use, etc. - you may have a difficult time finding a job, at least a well paying one. (I'm not saying this because I think that you fit this profile, as I know that's it's unlikely that you do.) Most employers will submit you to a background check AND a drug test. I worked in personnel for a major casino, and know that these are things that will prevent someone from finding employment.

Another thing to take notice of is that it is hard for someone from out of state to find a job quickly. It's not impossible, but it is difficult. I recommend that you find a job first, then move.

3) If you're attracted to the lifestyle of Las Vegas, be careful. The party life (gambling, drinking, staying up all night) that many people get involved in can ruin lives.

4) Have you heard the saying that no one walks in LA? That could be said about Vegas. There you are judged by the clothes you wear and the car you drive. We have a saying about people who take public transit: most of them can't get a driver's license or had one taken away because of DUI.

I know quite a few people who have moved to Vegas and have loved it. I know some that have moved to Vegas and hated it. I grew up in Vegas, and 90% of my friends from high school do not live there anymore. The only true way you're going to find out if you'll like it, is to stay there for about 6 months - 1 year (esp. in the summer).

Good luck!
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