Moving from Jersey City, NJ, to Las Vegas, NV

Heading to Sin City

Moving over 2,500 miles from Jersey City, New Jersey, to Las Vegas, Nevada, means preparing for a lifestyle change.  

Las Vegas has more than twice as many city residents as Jersey City, with around 642,000. The Vegas metro has 2.27 million people, but Jersey City’s proximity to New York City makes it part of a much larger metropolitan area of over 20 million residents. 

Keep reading to learn more about what “Sin City” has to offer. 

Expect milder winters and hot summers

The desert environment of Vegas means little precipitation, usually less than 5 inches of rain per year and no snow. This is quite a contrast to the annual average of 48 inches of rain and 26 inches of snow in Jersey City.  

Temperatures in Vegas typically vary between 37 and 104 degrees, while the averages generally range from 25 to 86 degrees in Jersey City. 

The excessive heat in Vegas during the summer can be dangerous, so it’s important to stay cool and hydrated and avoid outdoor activities during peak temperatures.

Adjust to a lower cost of living

The cost of living in Vegas is lower than in Jersey City, and it’s most noticeable in the housing market. You might also find the cost of groceries and utilities are lower. 

It’s no surprise that entertainment, gaming and tourism are top industries in Vegas, with its multiple casinos, live venues and hotels.  

Other large employers include the Clark County School District and the Clark County Government. Those not in the entertainment industry can find communications, distribution, information technology, professional services and warehousing opportunities. 

Find family-friendly fun in Vegas

Vegas is known for casinos and live entertainment, but there are also many fun things to do that are good for families with children. 

In addition to the many kid-friendly shows, Vegas is home to Hershey’s Chocolate World and M&M’s World (for chocolate-loving kids of all ages).  

There are also attractions like the Discover Children’s Museum, the Fun Dungeon at Excalibur and the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay.

Move to Nevada with U-Pack 

U-Pack® has nationwide service centers and more than 25 years of long-distance moving experience. We have locations near Jersey City and Las Vegas ready to help with your move. We’re a DIY service where you handle packing, loading, and unloading, and then take care of the driving. Get a free online quote today or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak to a moving consultant.