Moving from Salt Lake City, UT to Las Vegas, NV

So you’re thinking about moving from Salt Lake City, UT to Las Vegas, NV?

There are a lot of differences between Salt Lake City, Utah and Las Vegas, Nevada. So many, in fact, that it is hard to even compare the two cities. They provide two completely different types of living environments. While it can be rather disconcerting to leave Salt Lake behind, the advantages that Las Vegas gives a resident are very overwhelming. One of the most up-and-coming cities in the nation, Las Vegas is far more than a strip these days. In fact, it’s just a great place to call home.

What is the weather like in Las Vegas?

Salt Lake City and Las Vegas have decidedly contrasting weather patterns. While Salt Lake has very definite falls and winters, Las Vegas tends to stay warm all throughout the year. It is something of a hot, dry heaven. You won’t ever need a rain jacket or a snow shovel in Las Vegas. Even when Las Vegas is at its coldest, it only dips below freezing temperatures 16 nights a year. Meanwhile, Salt Lake City is very difficult to handle during the winter months, with an astounding 56.2 inches of snowfall annually. There are only four months of the entire year you don’t have to deal with snow in some form in Salt Lake. If you’re tired of cold temperatures, Las Vegas is the place for you.

Is Las Vegas a city that's growing?

One of the primary reasons to recommend Las Vegas over any other city in America is that is growing and growing fast. There are few places that boasted such incredible population gains in the 20th century as Las Vegas. The city largely rose to prominence because of its status as a tourist’s destination. Previously, it had only been a small oasis where people came to get married. Thanks to 1960s movies “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Viva Las Vegas,” a growth of several hundred thousand people occurred. The city went from 25,000 in 1950 to almost 600,000 in 2000. The city has grown in this time to have all the conveniences of any large town.

What are the entertainment and economy like in Las Vegas?

The real meat of Las Vegas, though, is its entertainment economy. “Sin City,” as it has been nicknamed, is known for being fun – lots of fun. There is no shortage of activity in this city that rarely sleeps. No matter what you’re interested in, from big time musical shows to gambling, Las Vegas has a little something for everybody. And this deep rooting in entertainment is essentially what best describes its economy, as well. Las Vegas, perhaps more so than any other town in the nation, is defined by its tourism.

The casinos are considered the center of all things in Las Vegas, with many of them located on the famous strips. Gambling is illegal in many places, so Vegas is unique in this attribute. Many conventions are held in the city in large part because of this. The large hotel/casinos have impressive convention centers that help bring in business men from around the world. After their conferences, convention goers have the opportunity to try their lady luck and blow off some steam. So thanks to gambling, everything from hotels to restaurants will enjoy much success in Las Vegas.

Despite this emphasis on gambling, though, Las Vegas has plenty for the entire family. In recent years, in particular, many shows have opened in the city that has something for Mom and Dad and Brother and Sister. For instance, big name acts like Celine Dion, Tom Jones, Britney Spears, the Blue Man group and Cirque de Soleil have all had productions based in the city at one point in time (or currently do). Many other concerts are held in the city all throughout the year.

It’s not all razzle dazzle, though. There are plenty of cultural venues for citizens to enjoy, as well. Some of this is also music-related, from ballets to touring Broadway Shows, often held at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The “First Friday” art festival is also very popular. Like it states in its name, it is held the first Friday of every month in the downtown arts district. Animal lovers will have to take in the Las Vegas Zoo, which has over 150 species on display.

How to move to fabulous Las Vegas

Moving to Vegas is exciting, but you need a moving company to help you get all your things there from Salt Lake. U-Pack® is a great option! Just pack and load a moving container or moving trailer and U-Pack will drive it direct to your new home in Vegas. Or load at a local service center to save on your price. Easy as that! Get a free moving quote today. 

Welcome to sunny Las Vegas, NV!

Why stay in the cold of Salt Lake City, Utah, when you could be living in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada? Pack your bags for a life of entertainment and excitement today!