Moving from San Francisco, CA to Las Vegas, NV
The Strip sizzles, but there’s much more to this desert destination
Las Vegas is synonymous with “fun,” offering immersive activities for all to enjoy. But that doesn’t mean Sin City is strictly a tourist’s mecca — it’s also filled with beautiful landscapes, family-friendly communities and attractive career opportunities.
Find out what awaits when you move to Las Vegas from San Francisco and learn about a company that can simplify your relocation while saving you money.
Keep more of your earnings
As you know, San Francisco is one of the most expensive places in the country to live. The good news is that will change along with your address. On top of homes in Las Vegas ($273,200) being about one-fourth the price of those in San Francisco, the overall cost of living is almost 50 percent less in Las Vegas. In addition, Nevada has no state income tax. That leaves you more money for fun!
Store the coats and load up on sunscreen
San Francisco has cooler year-round temperatures and more seasonal variance because of its coastal location. Summers in Vegas, known as “the indoor season,” typically last from May to September. These are the hottest months (topping well over 100 degrees) in a place that gets more than 300 sunny days and only about 4 inches of rain per year.
Cramped in San Francisco? Move more freely in Vegas
For all of its wonderful attributes, San Francisco challenges even the most skilled drivers. The city is hilly, the streets are narrow and parking is limited (and expensive). The average commute takes about 34 minutes, but many opt for walking, biking or using the ample public transportation options.
Most Las Vegas residents get around by car because the city is more spread out, making traffic less congested, with the exception of the Strip. The Las Vegas Monorail makes navigating that easier area with end-to-end service along the Strip. And when you want to head out of town, McCarran International Airport has you covered, offering nearly 500 daily commercial flights to 150 cities around the world (including the 50-minute jaunt to San Francisco!).
Grow your career in different sectors
Tourism and gaming are Las Vegas’ top industries, followed by the Clark County School District and the Clark County government. But if you work in technology in San Francisco, your skills are in high demand down south. Las Vegas is heavily recruiting Bay Area tech talent with the hope of building its technology base and enticing large companies to put down roots in the desert.
You’ll never run out of things to do
Vegas is more than just the neon and glitz of the Strip. There are plenty of quiet, family-friendly communities (like Spring Valley, Henderson and Summerlin) with cultural activities like museums and natural attractions to enjoy. Just over an hour’s drive away, spots like the Lee Canyon ski and snowboard area near Mount Charleston offer winter activities and a cooler climate in the summer. Mild winter weather allows for more opportunities to explore the region’s state and national parks.
Worried about missing your favorite Bay Area sports teams? Catch them in Las Vegas visiting the NFL’s Raiders and the NHL’s Golden Knights. Into hoops? Enjoy a UNLV basketball game.
Turn to U-Pack for help with your long-distance move
Make your 569-mile trek from San Francisco to Las Vegas an easy one with U-Pack®. Consult with our experts to customize your move. Then, just pack and load into our equipment, travel separately to your new home and meet your belongings there. It really is that simple!
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