Why I fell in love with the city of Las Vegas, NV
I get it. It’s hard to believe that I actually LOVE living in Las Vegas. Most people I talk to that are not from Vegas just don’t get it. All I ever want to say is that it’s an amazing place to live and just end it there. I get it though, you need more than that.
I moved here when I was 9 from California. To be exact, I moved to Vegas smack dab in the middle of the 4th grade. It was a hard transition because, well, I was 9 and thought I had lost everything. I didn’t quite see the big picture. My parents on the other hand did and I give them major props for picking us all up and moving us out.
Vegas was the right move for my family.
We have been here for 19 years now and I have really fallen in love with this city.
Every time I leave I get so excited to come back.
Las Vegas is one of those weird places where if you don’t live here, you don’t understand what living here is like. Only people that live in this city truly understand. Locals, feel free to weigh in on this topic! 🙂
Most people think about gambling, strippers, alcohol…blah blah. And yes, all that is true. We have strippers, slot machines EVERYWHERE, alcohol (on the strip & at bars like other cities), and lots and lots of tourists. If you give it a chance though, and I mean really, really give it a chance… you would see why we love it so much.
We don’t gamble every day- heck, we barely ever gamble.
Las Vegas has its stereotypes and THAT’S OK! I love that people think about the strip, shows, gambling, and alcohol. However, I get frustrated when tourists refuse to hear or believe that we have suburbs, amazing schools, malls, restaurants, friendly people, families, hiking, winter, and AMAZING opportunities.
There is so much to do here, so many amazing people to interact with, inexpensive housing, almost no traffic, good food at ALL hours, amazing shows, the BEST hiking, no freeway tolls, great weather, and our amazing hockey team, THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS!!!! ♥
Fun fact for you › Nevada is one of the fastest-growing states in the U.S. with almost 3 million residents.
Many people have found themselves moving here for (what they believe) a few months to save some money and start a business and 5 years later they are STILL here. Seriously. HA!
I can go on and on about my love for this city and the people in it, but I will end by saying how much culture and diversity is here. In my opinion, it is one of the most eclectic cities you can live in and the most judge-free place to be.
I’d love to hear, how do YOU feel about Las Vegas?
Photos by: Bethany Paige Photography