A while back, we wrote an article about some of the “Things to Love About Living in Las Vegas,” (including the amazing weather, we really are all normal people here, and there’s never a reason to be bored in this town!). But with all the excitement going on here lately, it seemed like as good a time as any to expand on that list.

So for those who might be wondering what it is that draws people to – and makes them want to stay in – Las Vegas, read on!


This one has been a long time coming, and for those of us who have seen the Las Vegas Thunder come and go (loved those guys!) and the Las Vegas Wranglers do the same (loved them, too) – this is like a dream come true. On top of that, it’s the first professional sports franchise to call Las Vegas its home – and that is saying something! (Will the Raiders be next? Who knows!) But come 2017, the Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena is going to be the site of some serious celebrations, and you can bet that this is one town that knows how to throw a par-tay!

Speaking of the T-Mobile Arena . . .

We’ve got a brand new 20,000-seat capacity arena in Las Vegas right on the Strip that opened this past April and it is THE hot place to be. Between major concerts, sporting events, and awards shows – the immediate success of this state-of-the-art facility is (you guess it) – just one more thing to love about this town. No slouch on entertainment value, just take a look at the events calendar to see what’s coming next.

Lots of New Things Are Coming (Once Again!) to the Las Vegas Valley

Memo to all those people who said that “Las Vegas would never come back” after The Great Recession:

razWe can say that because there are new projects both big and small that are joining the valley’s ranks – from the new Seasons Market at The Village in Lake Las Vegas (not to mention the several new home communities that have recently opened there), to the up-and-coming Resorts World Las Vegas, a new Chinese-themed resort on the Las Vegas Strip that’s scheduled to begin construction this fall with plans to open in 2019. The Las Vegas Convention Center is undergoing a new expansion, new schools are under way, and new home builders are enjoying a great year. Those examples are just the tip of the iceberg – but we’re pretty sure they make our point. 😉 All told, there are more than $9 billion in projects planned or under construction in Las Vegas during the next few years – including a 5,000-seat theater at the Monte Carlo, Wynn Paradise Park, Alon, and the Lucky Dragon (which is now hiring, by the way!).

Anyone who’s looking for something to do in Las Vegas can always seem to find something just a step above the norm – whether it’s the National Finals Rodeo, NASCAR Weekend, or how about this one: The final 2016 Presidential Debate that will take place at UNLV in October – just days before the vote.

Oh yeah, there are plenty of reasons people love living in Las Vegas. Just think – all that, and we’re also #2 on the list of Top Cities for Dogs in the country. (Which means, even the dogs know this is a great place to be!)


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