Moving from Detroit, MI, to Las Vegas, NV

Trading Motor City for Sin City

Detroit, nicknamed “The Motor City,” is the largest city in Michigan, with a population of 639,111, according to the 2020 U.S. Census. Las Vegas is also the largest city in Nevada, with 641,903 residents. While the “Sin City” population is a bit higher, you might be surprised to learn that when comparing surrounding communities, the Detroit metropolitan area is almost twice as large, with 4.3 million people vs. 2.2 million. But with the vibrant tourist industry in Vegas, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for entertainment in Nevada.

Hot Vegas summers

If getting away from the frigid winters in Detroit was a goal, you chose correctly in moving to Las Vegas since the temperature rarely drops below 30 degrees in the winter and snowfall is rare. Summers are hotter and drier, with Vegas temps typically soaring above 100 degrees. Rainfall is scarce in the area, which averages under five inches per year. Make sure to stay hydrated and pack your sunscreen as you adjust to desert life!

Not-so-sinful things to do in the city

When you’re ready to explore Vegas and the surrounding areas, you’ll find things to please everyone in the family. Once you’ve had your fill of casinos and just about any entertainment you can imagine, check out some fabulous tourist attractions. 

Here are some fun places to see in and around the city: 

  • Conservatory & Botanical Garden/Fountains of Bellagio  
  • Discovery Children’s Museum 
  • High Roller 
  • Hoover Dam 
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area 
  • Sky Pod (formally known as Stratosphere Tower) 
  • The Mob Museum 
  • The Neon Museum 
  • The Strip 

Las Vegas jobs

According to U.S. News and World Report, the top industries in Las Vegas are tourism and gaming. Other popular fields are entertainment, information technology, communications technology, distribution and warehousing. Clark County School District and the Clark County government also employ many Vegas residents.

U-Pack services Las Vegas

U-Pack® service centers are located all over the U.S., so we’re ready to move you from Detroit to Las Vegas. You can save money with U-Pack since we’re a self-moving service. You pack, load and unload, and then we’ll ship your things. It’s that easy! Request your free, no-obligation quote online or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak to a moving consultant. We’re ready to help with your long-distance move!