688 apartments for rent in Las Vegas, NV
Guide to Las Vegas
Las Vegas Apartments For Rent
It’s that flashing neon beacon in the desert. It is dazzling fountains, elaborate casinos, and one long endless party … right? Well, yes and no. Vegas definitely has its legendary fun side … the gambling, shows, and events combine to make this the city that truly doesn’t sleep – in fact, borrowing the lyrics from Elvis Presley’s famous song, Vegas can turn “day into nighttime, turnin’ night into daytime.” Viva Las Vegas!
But there’s another side to this action-packed city. People are discovering that Las Vegas isn’t just a great place to vacation – that while what happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, you might want to, as well! This is a terrific city to call home – endless sunshine, no state tax, a strong economy, fantastic parks, and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas combine to make apartments in Las Vegas the place to be. If you’re ready to live in Las Vegas, here’s what you need to know about this multi-faceted city.
Things to Do in Las Vegas:
To start with the obvious, there’s Caesars Palace, the Mirage, the Venetian, Mandalay Bay, Belagio, Circus Circus, Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo, Luxor … Las Vegas is the very definition of “nightlife.” The Las Vegas Strip is a designated All-American Road, featuring dramatic architecture, the iconic Fabulous Las Vegas sign, the Venetian Resort, Tropicana, and Caesars Palace. Fremont Street is Vegas’ second-most famous street, filled with hotels, casinos, and clubs. Fremont Street is easily recognized, having appeared in a variety of films, including Elvis Presley’s Viva Las Vegas, Diamonds Are Forever (a 1971 James Bond film), Vegas Vacation, and the 2013 film The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
Now that you’ve experienced all of the sparkle, glitter, and neon, it’s time to explore the other side of Vegas. Start with the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Located just 17 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, this park feels like it is worlds away. This gorgeous park offers 195,816 acres and 30 miles of hiking trails to explore. Park activities include rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, camping, off-roading, wildlife-viewing, and picnicking. If you camp in the park, be sure to spend some time staring up at the stars! Since it is miles from the bright lights of Vegas, this is a perfect place to see stars, planets, and meteor showers.
The Las Vegas Springs Preserve is a little closer to home, just three miles west of downtown. This terrific park covers 180 acres and is ideal for nature walks, outdoor concerts, and touring the Nevada State Museum. The Las Vegas Springs Preserve also has an indoor theater, an outdoor amphitheater, and a historic photo gallery.
If you come across some dazzling blue lakes in this corner of the Mojave Desert, don’t worry – it isn’t a mirage! You’ve probably discovered Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, a large 2,040-acre park that contains Tule Springs, several small lakes that form a hidden desert oasis. The Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument was established in 2014 and is an additional 22,650 acres around part of the springs. This area was created to protect the Ice Age paleontological artifacts that include Columbian mammoths, American lions, and camelops – fossils that date back 250,000 years.
So, from your new apartment in Las Vegas, you’ll have access to the world-famous casinos and shows as well as stunning parks so you can enjoy the plentiful sunshine. But Las Vegas also has yet another side, and that’s arts and culture. Sure, the legendary performers pack the theaters night after night, but there are also some very unique museums in Vegas you’ll want to explore.
The Mob Museum is just what it sounds like – a museum dedicated to organized crime. The museum is located in the old Las Vegas Post Office and Courthouse, a historic building dating to 1933. It contains some rare crime-related artifacts, including the blood-stained wall from the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre.
The Neon Museum is an art museum that features the neon signs from old casinos. Many of these signs were rescued from the Young Electric Sign Company “boneyard” and are being restored and added to the Fremont Street Experience, a one-of-a-kind pedestrian mall with a barrel vault canopy.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas contains the Marjorie Barrick Museum. This museum contains works of art that represent past and present cultures. These exhibits cover 2,000 years, dating back to the Mesoamerica period.
The Old Las Vegas Mormon State Historic Park contains the Old Mormon Fort, the first building constructed in the Las Vegas area. The fort was built in 1855 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the fort, the park contains an 1865 ranch house and other reconstructed structures.
Once you settle into your new Las Vegas apartment, be sure to attend an event at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, located downtown. This art-deco style theater includes a 17-story carillon tower. It is home to a variety of performers, dance companies, ballets, and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. There are three venues in the center: the Cabaret Jazz Theater, Reynolds Hall, and the Troesh Studio Theater.
World-class cuisine, terrific shops, relaxing spas, stunning hotels, celebrity shows, theaters, museums, and fantastic parks – the trouble is never finding something to do in Vegas! The only trouble you’ll have is deciding what to do first.
What to Consider When Moving to Las Vegas:
Las Vegas has a reputation as a party city – and it is! But it is also a great city to live in and is considered family-friendly. Las Vegas is home to a Grammy-award-winning magnet school, the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts. The city has a huge Downtown Arts District, filled with museums, galleries, and events. Vegas is home to 68 parks, several golf courses, 123 playgrounds, ball fields, 10 dog parks, 109 skate parks, six swimming pools, and several community and senior centers.
Keep in mind – you are moving to the desert! That means loads of sunshine — Las Vegas has more than 300 sunny days a year. Summers are hot and dry, with average temperatures about 92 degrees. You won’t need an umbrella (or a parka) living in Las Vegas, but you’ll definitely need plenty of sunscreen! Summer temperatures can go as high as 120 degrees with very little humidity.
You’ll find plenty of apartments in Las Vegas with opulent amenities, and some even have balconies overlooking the Strip. If you want to find something slightly away from the entertainment area, look in some of area’s surrounding communities, including North Las Vegas, Henderson, Laughlin, Mount Charleston, and Mesquite.
Why Las Vegas Apartments Are Hot:
It’s Las Vegas! Everything about Las Vegas is hot, from the summer temperatures to the sizzling entertainment to the lively casinos. Las Vegas has a variety of festivals, tons of entertainment, sports events, and more. There’s a reason Las Vegas is one of the country’s fastest-growing cities, and it isn’t just about the nightlife. From amazing locations such as the Hoover Dam to a terrific arts scene, Las Vegas goes beyond the neon lights and flash to a place that is truly inspiring. Find your home in this dynamic city – rent your Las Vegas apartment today and you could be cruising down the Strip before you know it!
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- University of Phoenix Nevada
- Community College of Southern Nevada
- Heritage College
- High-Tech Institute
- Pima Medical Institute
Nearby Military Bases
Why Las Vegas?
- Nightlife and Las Vegas are synonymous — casinos, clubs, and famous Vegas shows!
- Neon lights, gambling, hotels, wedding chapels, the famous Vegas Strip, and lounges.
- Outdoor activities including snow skiing, snowboarding, skydiving, hiking, climbing, and golf!
- Top-rated restaurants and amazing shopping, including outlet centers and boutiques.
- Family-friendly and pet-friendly with more than 60 parks, five dog parks, and nine skate parks.
- With 294 days of sunshine every year, Las Vegas has an average temperature of 79 degrees.