Welcome to Las Vegas!
Are you considering a move to the vibrant and exciting city of Las Vegas? Whether you're relocating for work, lifestyle, or simply seeking a change of scenery, Las Vegas has a lot to offer. As a popular destination for home buyers, the Las Vegas real estate market offers a variety of options, from cozy condos to spacious single-family homes. To help you make the most informed decisions as you navigate the relocation process and purchase your dream home in Las Vegas, we've put together this comprehensive relocation guide.
Why Choose Las Vegas?
Las Vegas, known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World," offers a unique blend of entertainment, culture, and natural beauty. From the iconic Las Vegas Strip, with its world-class resorts, casinos, and shows, to the stunning Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area just a short drive away, Las Vegas offers a diverse range of activities and amenities for residents to enjoy.
Las Vegas is also a great place to live for families, with excellent schools, parks, and recreational opportunities. The city boasts a low cost of living compared to many other major metropolitan areas, making it an attractive destination for home buyers seeking affordability and a high quality of life.
Relocation Tips for Home Buyers
Relocating to a new city can be both exciting and overwhelming, and we're here to help make the process as smooth as possible. Here are some essential relocation tips for home buyers moving into Las Vegas:
Research the Las Vegas Real Estate Market: Before diving into the home buying process, it's crucial to research the Las Vegas real estate market to understand the current trends, pricing, and neighborhoods. Work with a local real estate agent who has expertise in the Las Vegas market to help you navigate the nuances of the local real estate landscape.
Determine Your Budget: As with any home purchase, it's essential to determine your budget before starting your home search. Consider factors such as your down payment, monthly mortgage payments, property taxes, and homeowner's insurance when setting your budget. Keep in mind that Las Vegas offers a range of housing options, from affordable starter homes to luxury properties, so there is something for every budget.
Explore Neighborhoods: Las Vegas has a variety of neighborhoods to choose from, each with its unique charm and character. Consider factors such as proximity to work, schools, amenities, and safety when evaluating different neighborhoods. It's also a good idea to visit neighborhoods in person to get a feel for the area and determine if it's the right fit for your lifestyle.
Plan Your Move: Moving can be a logistical challenge, so it's important to plan ahead to make the process as smooth as possible. Research moving companies, obtain quotes, and schedule your move well in advance. Make sure to also update your address with important organizations such as your bank, employer, and utility companies to ensure a seamless transition to your new home.
Connect with Local Resources: As a newcomer to Las Vegas, it's helpful to connect with local resources to make your relocation process easier. This can include local government websites, schools, utility providers, and community groups. Familiarize yourself with the local services and amenities available to you to help you settle into your new home more smoothly.
Relocating to Las Vegas and buying a home can be an exciting and rewarding experience. By following these relocation tips and utilizing the resources available to you, you can navigate the process with
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• Clark County School District
The Clark County School District (CCSD) has always placed a strong emphasis on providing its students with a great education. Today, CCSD and its schools continue to win national recognition and awards. The current enrollment in CCSD exceeds 320,000 students. CCSD services a very large area, including Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Mesquite, Laughlin, Searchlight, Sandy Valley, and rural areas in Clark County.
As of 2017, by number of students, CCSD is the 6th largest school district in the United States. In terms of size, CCSD ranks 24th in the US at almost 7,900 square miles. If you took out all 17 of the top 25 largest school districts in Alaska, the first five largest districts in the US, would all be in Nevada and CCSD would be ranked 7th in size behind one district in Oregon. 351 schools are in CCSD: 216 elementary schools, 59 middle schools, 49 high schools, 19 alternative schools, and 8 special schools. CCSD is also the 2nd largest employer in the State of Nevada.
Children between the ages of six and 17 years are required by Nevada law to attend school. Under a new state law, to enter first grade, a child must either attend a state-approved kindergarten program or pass a development test. Picking the right school for your child is of utmost importance. From kindergarten through college graduation in Las Vegas, here are some valuable tips and information that apply to parents and students.
Children must be five years old on or before September 30th to enroll in kindergarten in CCSD. When enrolling your child in school, you must have two forms of proof of residence (utility bill, lease/rent receipt, sales contract, etc.), the child’s official identification records (original certified birth certificate, passport, or certified birth card), and immunization records. Any previous school records showing placement in special classes or programs, a recent report card showing the name and address of their former school, their most recent achievement test scores, and/or any
certified official information about special health conditions will expedite the enrollment process and ensure proper placement.
Colleges in Las Vegas & Southern Nevada
The Art Institute of Las Vegas Anthem Institute The Carrington College College of Southern Nevada Devry University Henderson Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Everest College Henderson Campus International Academy of Design & Technology The International Culinary School International Institute of Management ITT Technical Institute - Las Vegas Campus ITT Technical Institute - North Las Vegas Campus Kaplan College The Learning Center Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
National University Nevada - Henderson Campus and Summerlin Online Info Ctr. Nevada Career Institute Nevada State College Nova Southeastern University’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education Pima Medical Institute Professional Institute of Technology Lv - Pita Regis University Roseman University of Health Sciences Sierra Nevada College Touro University - Nevada University of Nevada School of Medicine University of Nevada, Las Vegas University of Oklahoma - Satellite Campus , Nellis Air Force Base University of Phoenix - Satellite Campus
1 - CENTENNIAL HILLS LIBRARY
6711 N Buffalo Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89131 (702) 507-6100
2 - CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY
1401 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 507-3400
3 - ENTERPRISE LIBRARY
25 E. Shelbourne Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123 (702) 507-3760
4 - LAS VEGAS LIBRARY
833 Las Vegas Blvd. N., Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 507-3500
5 - MEADOWS LIBRARY
251 W. Boston Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702) 474-0023
6 - RAINBOW LIBRARY
3150 N. Buffalo Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89128 (702) 507-3710
7 - SAHARA WEST LIBRARY
9600 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117 (702) 507-3630
8 - SPRING VALLEY LIBRARY
4280 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 507-3820
9 - SUMMERLIN LIBRARY
1771 Inner Circle Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89134 (702) 507-3860
10 - SUNRISE LIBRARY
5400 Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89110 (702) 507-3900
11 - WEST CHARLESTON LIBRARY
6301 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146 (702) 507-3940
12 - WEST LAS VEGAS LIBRARY
951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 507-3980
13 - WHITNEY LIBRARY
5175 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89122 (702) 507-4010
14 - WINDMILL LIBRARY
7060 Windmill Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89113 (702) 507-6030
15 - ALEXANDER LIBRARY
1755 W. Alexander Rd., North Las Vegas, 89032 (702) 633-2880
16 - ALIANTE LIBRARY
2400 W. Deer Springs Way North Las Vegas, 89084 (702) 839-2980
17 - N. LAS VEGAS LIBRARY
2250 N Las Vegas Blvd, North Las Vegas, 89030 (702) 633-1070
18 - BOULDER CITY LIBRARY
701 Adams Blvd., Boulder City, 89005 (702) 293-1281
19 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE LIBRARY
20 - SPRINGS PRESERVE LIBRARY
333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, 89107 (702) 822-7700
• Driver’s License and Vehicle Registration
To get a Nevada driver’s license, you must relinquish your out-of-state license, take an eye exam, pass the written exam, and pay a $26 fee ($18.25 if you are 65 or older). Most Nevada driver’s licenses are valid for 8 years and cost $42.25. New residents and people who move from one part of the valley to another have 30 days to transfer out-of-state licenses and/or change their address on file.
• Registering Your Car
To register your car in Clark County, you must pass a smog check exam from a certified inspection station; new cars and electric vehicles are exempt. Necessary documents for registration of
all newly-owned cars include title (unless held by a lien holder), a vehicle inspection certificate
from the DMV, an Evidence of Insurance card that is valid in the State of Nevada, an odometer reading, and your license plates. Documents required for cars that are not new also include a
smog certificate and the vehicle’s current registration certificate. There are two exceptions in this process: The first is if you are renewing your registration and the second is if you already live in Southern Nevada and are purchasing a used car that has been sold only by dealerships in the State of Nevada. For the newly-purchased used vehicle, you will need title, the VIN (vehicle identification number), license plates, an odometer reading, and evidence of insurance. If you are renewing your registration, all you need to do is pass a smog exam and record an odometer reading. If you qualify for either of those exceptions, you can skip the tedious and inconvenient task of visiting the DMV and register or renew your car’s registration online.
• Insurance Information
Nevada law requires drivers to carry vehicle insurance that is issued by a state-licensed insurance agency. The minimum requirements are insurance that covers $15,000 for injuries, $30,000 per person in one accident for vehicle damage, and $10,000 for property damage. You must always keep a proof of insurance card in your vehicle. The fine for driving without proof of insurance in your vehicle can be as high as $500.
Clark County Library District.....(702) 734–READ
Clark County Parks & Recreation..(702) 455-2000
Container Park.....................(702) 637-4244
Cowabunga Bay...................(702) 850-9000
Discovery Children’s Museum...(702) 382-3445
Farmer’s Market....................(702) 562-CORN
Floyd Lamb State Park............(702) 229-8100
Las Vegas Natural History Museum...(702) 384-3466
Mob Museum.......................(702) 229-2734
Mount Charleston Resort........(702) 872-5500
Neon Museum.....................(702) 387-6366
Red Rock Canyon................(702) 515-5350
Smith Center for the Performing Arts..(702) 749-2012
Springs Preserve...................(702) 822-7700
YWCA & YMCA....................(702) 877-9622
CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Las Vegas Rotary club.............(702) 433-7451
City ................................... .(702) 229-6301
POLICE, FIRE, & EMERGENCY SERVICES
Emergency (All services).... 911
Las Vegas Mertro Police Dept..... (702) 828-3111
Nevada Highway Patrol.....(702) 486-4100
Crime Stoppers.............(702) 385-5555
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)....... (702) 598-1888
Clark County Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline....(702) 399-0081
Clark County Poison Control......(800) 222-1222
Gamblers Anonymous..............(888) 442-2110
Narcotics Anonymous...............(702) 369-3362
Suicide Prevention Hotline.........1 (800) 273-8255
Tobacco Users Hotline.............(702) 877-0684
Rape Crisis Hotline..................(702) 366-1640 ....(702) 385-2153
Safe House Domestic Violence ..(702) 564-3227
Safe Nest Domestic Violence .....(702) 646-4981
WestCare Detoxification Center...(702) 343-4044
WestCare Women's & Children's Campus ..(702) 385-2020
Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
653-657 Town Center Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89134
St. Rose Dominican Hospital Rose de Lima Campus
102 E. Lake Mead Dr. Henderson, NV 89015
North Vista Hospital
1401 E. Lake Mead Blvd. North Las Vegas, NV 89030
University Medical Center (UMC)
1800 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89102
St. Rose Dominican Hospital San Martín Campus
8280 W. Warm Springs Rd. Las Vegas NV 89113
Valley Hospital Medical Center
620 Shadow Lane Las Vegas, NV 89106
5400 S. Rainbow Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89118
3100 N. Tenaya Way Las Vegas, NV 89128
Desert Springs Hospital
2075 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89119
Children's Hospital of NV
1800 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89102
Centennial Hills Hospital
6900 N. Durango Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89149
Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center
9300 W. Sunset Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89148
1050 W Galleria Dr.
Henderson, NV 89011
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center Sunrise Children's Hospital
3186 South Maryland Pkwy. Las Vegas, NV 89109
St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena Campus
3001 St. Rose Pkwy. Henderson, NV 89052
Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital
1701 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89102
Boulder City Hospital
901 Adams Blvd. Boulder City, NV 89005