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The Entertainment Capital of the World

With its glitzy casinos, never-ending nightlife and tens of millions of tourists, Las Vegas looms large in the international imagination. But with just 600,000 residents (the greater metropolitan region has a population of 2.2 million), the city has a small-town side that only locals know.

Very few residents are native Nevadans; most come from other countries or states (particularly next-door California) for the unique job opportunities, primarily centered around entertainment and service-related roles in food and tourism as well as the small but growing startup technology scene. But residents stay for the weather, affordability and lack of traffic that can’t be matched by other big cities with similar career prospects.

Las Vegas has an easily accessible outdoor lifestyle, with hiking and biking trails right in the city’s backyard. Locals also frequently make the drive 40 miles west to Mount Charleston to escape the heat. The mountain town can be anywhere from 20 to 30F cooler than central Las Vegas, and even has skiing and snowboarding during the winter months.

As an international destination, Las Vegas offers the big city perks that no small town can match. World-renowned restaurants are a huge draw for locals and it’s easy to find any kind of food imaginable.

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