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    Posted on Jun 5, 2017

    9 Reasons Home Buyers Should Consider The Vegas Strip

    When you think of Las Vegas, home-buying probably isn’t the first thing that pops into your head. Life on the Vegas Strip is like none other — and that’s exactly why you should consider living there. Here are our top 10 reasons to enjoy the one-of-a-kind Las Vegas lifestyle as a resident.

    1. You’re in the Heart of the Action

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    We all know the pain of getting home after a night out. Finding a taxi, calling an uber, or wrangling with an unforgiving public transportation schedule can be enough to kill any buzz. When you live on the Vegas Strip, you don’t have to worry about that.

    2. It’s Actually a Small City in Disguise

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    Despite the millions of visitors each year, Las Vegas itself actually has just over 600,000 residents. 44% of the residents of Southern Nevada — including those who live along the Vegas Strip — work in hospitality, meaning you’ll see your neighbors everywhere. They’re the restaurant workers, casino staff, bartenders, taxi drivers, and backup performers that make Vegas tick. So while there’s no shortage of new visitors to Vegas, you always know you can find a familiar face in the city.

    3. You'll Discover Another Side of Vegas

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    Out of any city in the U.S., Las Vegas is the one that comes packed with the most stereotypes. It’s a stay-out-all-night, party-until-you-get-sick, money-down-the-drain kind of place, right? Sure, in some ways. But it’s also so much more.

    In this article for Thrillist, occasional Vegas Strip resident Nicole Rupersburg talks about how all the stereotypes are true, but that Vegas is home to some of the most kind, accepting, and wonderful people she’s ever met. In a city that’s so touristic and transient, it’s a rewarding feeling to find your tribe.

    4. You Become More Adaptable

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    Living in a bustling city means your barometer for change increases dramatically. This adaptability, patience, and understanding will only benefit you in the future, and most American cities will probably feel tame after you’ve experienced life on the Strip.

    5. The View Will Take Your Breath Away

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    Homes along the Vegas Strip are all but guaranteed a view. Whether it’s from your window, the infinity pool, or a rooftop bar, looking down at the neon lights and traffic of the Strip can be oddly serene.

    As one Vegas strip resident says in this Las Vegas Weekly piece: “I guess the best thing about my place is the view. It makes me feel alive. The mountains, the airport and the planes, the roller coaster at New York-New York, the construction. I can see the town evolving.”

    6. The 24-7 Community

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    New York City may be known as the city that never sleeps, but the adage is also true of the Vegas Strip. While many businesses in America have stretched their hours to be open 24 hours a day, this is the norm along the Strip. Hungry, thirsty, feel like going to the gym? Living on the Vegas Strip means you don’t need to check your watch to make sure things are still open. Just head out your front door and do whatever you need to do, regardless of the time of day.

    The open-all-day nature of Las Vegas is also perfect for people on shift work, such as medical professionals or construction workers.

    7. You’re Close to Nature

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    For all the glitz and glam of the Vegas Strip, you can’t forget that your home will also be within a short drive of the desert mountains surrounding the valley. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is found just 30 minutes west of Vegas, and offers a number of day hikes and scenic drives. Or head east and pay a visit to the shores of the Colorado River. And of course, Vegas is just a 2.5 hour drive from the pièce de résistance of the American outdoors: the Grand Canyon. With nature like that nearby, you’ll never feel stifled by the city.

    8. The Weather's Perfect All Year Round

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    Las Vegas’ ideal weather means you can take full advantage of the surrounding natural splendors. The average summer temperature sits at close to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, which may seem hot, but remember that Vegas is in the desert. That means there’s low to no humidity, so you get all the warmth without the stickiness. On the days that do get too hot, you can rest easy knowing that the city is inundated with pools and air conditioned facilities.

    9. You’ll Never Be Bored

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    Forget Netflix, living on the Vegas Strip provides a constant source of entertainment. You don’t have to be a gambler to stay entertained in Sin City. The Strip is home to world-class entertainment venues (not to mention people watching), and living on the Strip means you’re just a short distance from them at all times. Feel like seeing Sir Elton John tinkle the ivories? Want to witness the diva theatrics of Cher or Britney Spears? If you move to the Strip now, that’s all possible within the next few months.

    Ultimately, the best way to figure out whether you can handle becoming a full-time Strip Resident is to visit yourself. See what the beautiful homes and condos have to offer, and find yourself falling in love with this eclectic and lively city.

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