Moving from Kansas City, MO to Las Vegas, NV

Moving from Kansas City to Las Vegas

When you think of Las Vegas, thoughts of the casino- and resort-lined Vegas Strip may likely come to mind. But the city has so much more to offer. If you’re moving to Vegas from Kansas City, you’ll come to love the city’s culture beyond the Strip, the opportunity for outdoor adventures and more. Read on to learn more about what to expect from your move to Vegas and see how a “you pack, we drive” company like U-Pack® can help you get there.
What to know about life in Las Vegas

As you prepare for your move, here’s some of the top things you may want to consider about life in Las Vegas: 

Difference in weather

Kansas City is no stranger to hot summers, but one thing you’ll notice when you move to Vegas is that the weather is much dryer and hotter than you’re used to. This is especially so in the summertime, where it gets very hot and humid. Because rainfall is scarce in Vegas, summers are dry and there is little reprieve from the heat. On average, Vegas sees more than 130 days of 90 degree temperatures — and even nights rarely get out of the 80s. Winters in Vegas are short and mild with average daytime temps in the mid-50s and overnight lows in the mid-30s. Sunshine is abundant all year long, and though there are few rainy days, when it does rain, there can be heavy thunderstorms at times. 

Cost of living

Life in Kansas City is a bit cheaper, but there are plenty of things about living in Vegas that make up for the higher cost of living. Demand for homes and entertainment options are the primary reasons why it’s a bit more expensive in Las Vegas. For example, the median home price in Vegas is $256,300, as compared to $135,100 in Kansas City. Other things like groceries and gas prices are a bit more expensive in Vegas, but you may find you’ll save a little money on health care.

Entertainment options

The Las Vegas Strip is world famous, but there are other entertainment options in the city, as well. One of your first stops should be the city’s new dining and entertainment district, called The Park, which features a number of restaurants and retail shops. The Park also is home to T-Mobile Arena, a multi-purpose facility that hosts concerts and is the home of the Las Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL. If you’re looking for culture, check out the ARIA Fine Art Collection! Kids will enjoy the Adventuredome Theme Park or the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Looking for outdoor adventures like hiking or camping? Check out Red Rock Canyon, which offers trails for horseback riding, mountain biking or walking and also offers opportunities to hike, climb and camp.

Job market

Vegas has a rich, thriving job market. Tourism is a major contributor to the Vegas economy and many locals work within the hospitality industry at local hotels, casinos, resorts and restaurants. Other industries that contribute to the economy are health care, logistics, manufacturing, retail, IT, global trade and financial services.

Getting around the city

Driving is pretty easy in the city, though commute times average around 24 minutes. Other popular forms of transportation include public transit, taxi cabs and ride-sharing programs. There is also a monorail system, operated by the Regional Transportation Committee, which makes stops along the Strip and other areas throughout the city.

Move to Las Vegas with U-Pack®

U-Pack is a do-it-yourself service that specializes in long-distance moves. All you have to do is pack, load and unload your belongings, and we’ll handle the driving between Kansas City and San Francisco. With our nationwide network of service centers, we can get everything to your new home in less than a week! Get a free quote online or call us at 844-362-5303844-594-3077.