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Old 09-25-2016, 10:53 PM
Location: Amongst the AZ Cactus
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Originally Posted by lovecrowds View Post
Las Vegas is much more dense and easier to get around. It is on a grid also and much easier without a car then Phoenix.

Phoenix is very, very spread out. I knew before I lived there how spread out it is and I could hardly believe it. It makes Las Vegas and Denver seem tiny in comparison. Las Vegas feels like density city compared to Phoenix.

Both cities are made for the car with long streets on a grid, but Las Vegas is far easier without a car.

I would think a courier job would much better in Las Vegas as it does feel very dense compared to most western metropolitan areas.

Both Phoenix and Las Vegas are married, family cities but Phoenix is very married and family-oriented. The culture of Metro Phoenix is just as conservative as the Salt Lake City area.

Las Vegas is a libertarian city, but introverted it is not. Phoenix is far less libertarian but is very introverted. With so many people working in tourism and hospitality in Las Vegas it would be impossible to be introverted as a city.

Las Vegas tends to have a less extreme temperatures in May and June temperatures then Phoenix. In fact, May in Las Vegas is still very comfortable as opposed to Phoenix which is already has very hot temperatures.

Las Vegas and Phoenix have very similar temperatures in July

Phoenix will have more moderate weather in August. Phoenix has a strong monsoon as opposed to Las Vegas which means much more rain, humidity, but more days with slightly more moderate/cooler temperatures. There is much more cloudiness also in Phoenix in the late summer as opposed to Las Vegas which has a sunny summer with little relief.

Las Vegas also has more reasonable rents then Phoenix. Both are cheaper then Salt Lake City, but Phoenix has been appreciating rather rapidly because so many large companies have been moving to Phoenix.

In my humble opinion, I would think Las Vegas would be a much better city.
Not true at all according to the data. Las Vegas and Phoenix are basically neck and neck in this regard....Las Vegas is actually one notch up on the list of being more conservative than Phoenix:

Chart of the Week: The most liberal and conservative big cities | Pew Research Center

Phoenix is at least as Libertarian as Las Vegas though of course both cities/states have a large influx of residents from more liberal cities/states.
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