Moving from Las Vegas, NV, to Washington, D.C.

Leaving America’s Playground for our nation’s capital

Washington, D.C., offers a stimulating blend of history, culture and energy. Even if you come from another diverse and vibrant city like Las Vegas, NV, you’ll find plenty to enjoy in our nation’s capital — just expect it in a smaller, more traditional package.

Get a taste of what life is like in D.C. Then, discover an easy way to simplify your long-distance move from Las Vegas.

The seasons, they are a-changin'

Prediction: You’ll need more wardrobe variety living in D.C. Instead of a dry, arid desert climate that stays warm to blistering hot for most of the year, you’ll be in the Mid-Atlantic with higher humidity and four distinct seasons.

Washington gets very little snow, but its cold winters give way to pleasant springs — highlighted by cherry blossom blooming season in March — hot summers and comfortable fall weather.

Keep pace with all the happenings

While Washington, D.C., lacks the neon-soaked 24/7/365 flavor of Las Vegas, there’s no shortage of things to do. It also helps that the city is walkable and compact, with ample public transit.

Theaters, year-round markets, the Smithsonian museums, and nighttime venues fill the District with plenty of entertainment options. A diverse food scene offers something pleasing for every palate.

Sports fans can catch seven professional teams, including the NFL’s Commanders, the NHL’s Capitals and MLB’s Nationals.

D.C. living comes at a high price

Washington, D.C., residents earn an average annual salary of over $80,000, but the high cost of living offsets that number. D.C. ranks among the top 20 most expensive U.S. cities, according to U.S. News and World Report. With the city covering just 178 square miles (half the size of Vegas geographically), space is at a premium. Fifty-eight percent of D.C. households are renter-occupied, with the average rent being $2,500. The median home cost is about $600,000 if you're in the market.

Cover long distances faster and easier with U-Pack

Relocating 2,300 miles across the country can feel overwhelming. Where do you start? U-Pack® is an efficient and money-saving option for your long-distance move. With more than a quarter century of experience and service centers nationwide, we are a unique DIY moving option designed to take the stress out of the experience. Find out how with a free online quote, or call us at 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak with a helpful moving consultant.