Moving from Las Vegas, NV to Denver, CO
What to expect when moving from Las Vegas to Denver
Las Vegas and Denver are both large cities with a unique culture and lots of exciting things to do! To make sure you’re prepared for your move from Vegas to the Mile High City, read on to learn what to expect about life in your new city and see how U-Pack® can help get you there!
Time for a cool change in the weather
Leave the Vegas heat behind! When you move to Denver you’ll be welcomed by cooler temperatures and less humidity. While Vegas gets a ton of sun (294 days out of the year), Denver sees the sunshine 245 days a year, so you’ll still get plenty of Vitamin D. Neither city sees a lot of rain either, though thanks to Denver’s elevation, the city sees low relative humidity, which provides for a pleasant climate year round. In the winter, get ready for snow! Denver gets an average of 57 inches of snow each year compared to the trace amounts Vegas sees occasionally.
Difference in cost of living
You’ll have to adjust to the difference in cost of living from Vegas to Denver. Though research shows that Denver’s cost of living is only about 6 percent higher than the national average, it’s a little more than 16 percent more expensive to live there than it is in Vegas. The biggest difference is the median price of a home: you can buy one in Denver for about $422,000 versus about $256,000 in Vegas. However, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Denver is about $1,200, which is right in line with the national average. Other factors like a higher cost for health care and miscellaneous expenses play a role in the cost of living in Denver. The good news is Denver residents don’t spend as much on things like gas, utility bills or groceries, so you will find some savings there.
Fun things to do
Las Vegas is considered the Entertainment Capital of the World and the city is certainly not short on things to do. But Denver has a lot to offer as well! From kid-friendly activities, to outdoor adventures, Denver has something for everyone! Here’s a few of the hot attractions in Denver:
- Hiking in Roxborough State Park. This park is located about 40 minutes from downtown Denver and offers more than 4,000 acres of scenic mountains, meadows and trails. It’s a great spot to hike, mountain bike or explore!
- Take in a game. Denver is also rich with opportunity to watch sports. Become immersed in the local sports culture by attending a Broncos NFL football game at Mile High Stadium, take in a Rockies (MLB) game at Coors Field, or watch the Nuggets play at the Pepsi Center.
- Let the kids play. Denver also has plenty of activities for kids! They’ll love to see the animals and exhibits at the Denver Zoo, learn about nature and wildlife at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, or take part in the hands-on learning activities at the WOW! Children’s Museum.
How to complete a move from Las Vegas to Denver
With locations in or near both cities, U-Pack® can move you from Las Vegas to Denver with ease. Here’s how a U-Pack move works: you do all the packing, loading and unloading, and we’ll handle the driving. And even though your journey to your new home is 748 miles away, we can deliver your belongings in just 2-5 business days. U-Pack is a fast, affordable option to a full-service move. Find out how much your move will cost by getting a quote online, or by calling us at 844-362-5303844-594-3077.