We moved here (from WI) in spring 2004. Bought a condo right away in the Summerlin area. Got jobs, it was tough, but we got jobs. We sold that condo, and moved to Sun City Summerlin, and now we have this house for sale. Here is my assessment of living in Vegas. 1. other than employment demands, neither of us go to the strip or downtown for gaming purposes. 2. taxes on property and income are extremely low. 3. As a Vegas resident, you are often taken advantage of my "friends" and family members who are looking for a cheap Vegas trip, or Vegas tour. 4. Housing is easy enough to find, and reasonable for purchase, or rentals. Finding the right area of town is another question. 5. After about 4 months, the main streets make sense and getting around gets easier. 6. Getting a job in a casino, vs. keeping a job in a casino are 2 different issues. 7. I regret not knowing spanish. Everywhere is spanish speaking people. Over 80% of job postings want bi-lingual. 8. The weather is great year round. There are a few cold, rainy days, but they are few and far between. 9. Drive in tourists or rental car tourists cause a lot of traffic accidents, and are also rude as can be on the road. 10. Meeting people from all over the globe is interesting. but also scary. 11. Local casinos who champion "we love locals" campaigns………lie. they love locals with big bank roles. 12. Attending regular church services is considered weird. 13. Still unable to tell the difference between co-eds out having a good time, or "working" girls. all dress the same. 14. Have a conceal carry permit, and use it. 15. Golfing is year round and great. 16. endless top name entertainment, but, tickets are NOT cheap. Not unusual to have celebrity encounters or sightings. 17. Don't buy or rent any property without a community pool or a private pool. A pool is a MUST have in Vegas. 18. My arthritis never felt better while living in Vegas. We are currently selling our beautiful home in Sun City to move closer to the kids. We figure our 10 years here is long enough and the vacation is basically over. The politics is changing in Vegas, as there are quite a few transplants from neighboring states who are trying to impose the very social agendas they moved to get away from. The population is increasing, but like I said, learning spanish is needed. Would we make this move again? yes, but, we certainly would do some things differently.