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

Moving to the largest city in Nevada

Salt Lake City, UT, and Las Vegas, NV, are in neighboring states less than 500 miles apart, but you can expect changes in weather and lifestyle. 

Compared to Salt Lake City’s city population of over 200,000 and nearly 1.3 million people living in the metro, Las Vegas is significantly larger. There are 3 times as many people in the city limits in Vegas and 1 million more living in the metro area.  

Keep reading to learn what else to expect from life in the “City of Lights.” 

Get used to dry heat and less precipitation

Vegas summer temperatures are hot and dry, with highs over 100 degrees compared to 91 degrees in Salt Lake City. Yearly rainfall in Vegas is 4 times less than in Salt Lake City, averaging only 5 inches per year. You’ll want to stay hydrated and as cool as possible during the summer.  

While winter lows can get cold at 37 degrees in Vegas, the city rarely gets snow, while Salt Lake City’s average winter low is 23 degrees, and the city averages 54 inches of snow.  

Viva Las Vegas (for families)

One Vegas nickname might be “Sin City,” but the city has much more to offer families than you might realize. From churches to parks to family-friendly attractions, there’s something to please everyone in your household. 

The area is home to over 1,300 religious organizations and 361 parks. If you’re into road trips, living in Vegas puts you only 4 hours away from the majestic Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. 

Here are some attractions for family fun: 

  • Adventuredome at Circus Circus 
  • Discovery Children’s Museum 
  • Fun Dungeon at Excalibur 
  • Hershey’s Chocolate World 
  • Shark Reef Aquarium 

Minding your money in Vegas

Vegas isn’t known as an inexpensive place to live, but you might be surprised to learn that many things are comparable or even lower in cost than what you paid in Salt Lake City. In many neighborhoods, housing prices are lower in Vegas than similarly sized homes in Salt Lake City. 

Entertainment, gaming and tourism lead the job market in Vegas. There are also opportunities in education, government, information technology and warehousing. 

Move to Nevada with U-Pack

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