Moving from Detroit, MI to Las Vegas, NV

Moving from Detroit, Michigan to Las Vegas, NV

Located in the arid basin region of Clark County, Las Vegas is home to a little less than the population you’re used to from Detroit’s 713,777. You will be joining 583,756 residents with your move to Las Vegas, which is located just east of the Spring Mountains. Nestled in the southern tip of Nevada, Las Vegas lies in the Mojave Desert and enjoys a warm climate all year round. Las Vegas metro area includes nearly 2 million people and is also known as the “Marriage Capital of the World.”        

What to expect when moving from Detroit to Las Vegas:

  • Your quickest drive from Detroit to Las Vegas will span 2,018 miles and take nearly 30 hours! I-80W is your most direct route and it will take you through many major U.S. cities!
  • Making your way across Michigan will take you through the cities of Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo.  Denver, CO is a little further than the half way point of your trip but it is an excellent place to stop for some fun.
  • If you stop in Denver, you’ll definitely want to try one of the excellent restaurants in the area. Denver is famous for microbreweries, so be sure to check out Rock Bottom and Breckenridge.

Weather in Las Vegas

  • One of the major differences you’re going to encounter with your move from Detroit to Las Vegas is the climate. It’s quite a bit warmer here than what you’re used to!
  • Las Vegas has on average 300 sunny days a year! The humidity is generally very low in Vegas but temperatures in the summer usually exceed 100 degrees!
  • Las Vegas doesn’t see much rain annually, only about 4.5 inches. You might miss the snowfall you’re used to getting in Detroit because it very rarely snows here.

Getting around Las Vegas

  • When you’re in need of local transportation through the city, Las Vegas has you covered! RTC Transit and Strip & Downtown Express are both convenient options to get you around town.
  • Strip & Downtown Express connects residents to downtown, the Strip, Town Square, and the convention center. Las Vegas is also known as one of the most walkable cities in the U.S.
  • McCarran International Airport handles domestic flights into the Las Vegas Valley. Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak also offer transportation services in and around the area.

Education in Las Vegas

  • The public school system in Las Vegas is provided by the Clark County School District. The district is divided into seven regions and serves several cities in the area including Las Vegas.
  • Clark County School District is one of the largest in the United States. Enrollment generally exceeds 311,000 students which is nearly three times what you were used to in Detroit!
  • Las Vegas is also home to several institutions for higher education. The College of Southern Nevada is located here as well as Touro University and Desert Research Institute.

Dining and entertainment in Las Vegas

  • Dining and entertainment options in Las Vegas are endless. The hardest part is going to be deciding where to go to enjoy an amazing dinner or some evening fun!
  • The Grill at Valentino is a local favorite restaurant serving delectable Italian fare in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Be sure to join them for Sunday brunch!
  • Las Vegas is filled with shopping and entertainment destinations! There are numerous shops and boutiques on the Strip including Las Vegas Premium Outlets and Showcase Mall.
  • Las Vegas is also home to several casinos, nightclubs, and show venues. Lavo at the Palazzo and Oak at the Mirage are local favorite night spots as well as Coyote Ugly and I-Bar.

It’s time to start moving from Detroit to “Sin City” Las Vegas!


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