Now Reading
Why I’m Moving to Las Vegas and Why Marketers Should Also
11

Why I’m Moving to Las Vegas and Why Marketers Should Also

by Pace Lattin2012-03-27

After two years in Colorado, I’ve decided to move. My first selection was to Arizona, probably Scottsdale, as I love the area, love the houses and really love the weather. However, while looking at places in the Phoenix area, both my fiancé and myself decided to consider looking out of curiosity at the Las Vegas area. We had lived there in 2008-2009, and never considered this would be a place where we’d raise a family, or ever go back to. However, after much consideration, we decided to buy a house in Las Vegas and make it our home.  I believe that right now, it’s perhaps one of the best places to consider moving to if you are an internet marketer, and here’s why:

1)   No State Income Taxes. One of the most compelling reasons to move there was the complete lack of State Income taxes. We had looked at both Arizona and California, and figured that we’d be paying in California approximately 40k a year more in taxes, and about 25k more a year in Phoenix. While we loved some places in both States, it didn’t seem that we would be getting that much more services for that money.

2)   Amazing Housing Prices. Simply put, the housing market here is the worse in the nation, and there is a plethora of houses on the market for amazing prices. Many new developments were built from 2005-2008, with the developers selling the houses for $500-1M on average. Now those houses are going for as little as 1/5th original price. You can find a gorgeous former $1.1M home for as little as $350k from a bank or short sale.  The market has also hit bottom and stabilized, so it’s a perfect opportunity to buy a place as an investment. We are talking about gorgeous new homes, many with pools, amazing kitchens and bathrooms.

3)   Awesome Food and Entertainment. It’s Las Vegas and the food an entertainment is spectacular. There are only a few places in the Country that has better food (New York, LA, SF) and many of the top restaurants have a version in Las Vegas now. There is also always something to do, and as a local resident if you want to save money, you can sometimes get great prices for tickets last minute.  There’s always something to do.

One of the least known things about Las Vegas is that it’s perfect both for singles and families. We were worried when we first started researching Vegas that there would be nothing to do for our 2-year-old son. However, we found that there was amazing preschool facilities that were better prices for high quality education than our current locale. Additionally, there are tons of kids activities, museums, hikes and much more to do. Obviously, there is also a lot for us to do while the kid is at school!

Consider moving to Las Vegas if you are looking to save money, have fun and make a great investment.

About The Author
Pace Lattin
Pace Lattin is one of the top experts in interactive advertising, affiliate marketing. Pace Lattin is known for his dedication to ethics in marketing, and focus on compliance and fraud in the industry, and has written numerous articles for publications from MediaPost, ClickZ, ADOTAS and his own blogs.
11 Comments
  • Rebecca
    2012-03-27 at 13:20

    I’ve been dying to move to Vegas, but I’m really concerned about being able to get a job there. That hasn’t kept me from reading all of the guides lol. Check this one out:

  • 2012-03-28 at 11:00

    I like Henderson which is really just a suburb of Vegas. It would be a nice change from the high taxes in California.

  • Matt Sandin
    2012-03-28 at 12:13

    Welcome to Las Vegas Pace! I agree with your article 100%. I’ve lived here since June of 2006. Previously lived in Los Angeles and relocated for the huge financial benefits (#1 and #2) mentioned in your article.

  • Wilson
    2012-03-30 at 16:21

    Awesome I love Vegas good luck. Thats where cpalead is too never met them but ive run with them and they were great.

    theyre also looking good these days while others are getting nailed for acai stuff and FB. Good for them they’re the good guys and that makes a good fit for you Pace since youre one of the good guys.

    dont party too hard!!

  • 2012-04-02 at 16:34

    Las vegas has always been good to me. 1980 to present. If I can help, contact me through my website. ………. john

  • Reuben
    2012-04-04 at 13:29

    Other benefits include: The cheapest place to fly to and from, It’s never hard to convince people to come see you in Vegas.

  • 2012-09-12 at 00:07

    I’ve been move to Vegas, but I’m really concerned about being able to get a job there. That hasn’t kept me from reading all of the guides.

  • Rob
    2012-11-28 at 12:23

    Pace,
    I am currently in the Army as an EOD (bomb) tech. My wife works from home for a company called WMS Gaming. She wants to move to Vegas to further her career. I am deploying sometime next year and when I get back I will have about 2 years left in my contract. If things work out the way we want I will request Fort Irwin to finish my last 2 years with the Army and we will buy a house in Vegas for my wife and daughter where they will live until I joing them once I get out visiting on weekends etc…

    My question is: what part of Vegas is the safest to purchase a home and feel that my wife and daughter are OK while I am gone?

    • 2012-11-28 at 12:56

      There are tons of gated communities in south west vegas that I would recommend. Mountain’s Edge is one of them. Make sure it has a gate, etc. Very safe areas.
      Good luck and stay safe.

  • 2013-06-10 at 21:49

    Texas and Florida are my two picks if I was to move out of Ohio but Vegas is appealing with the points that you make.

What's your opinion?