They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
The phrase is perhaps truer the further you venture away from the massive casinos along the strip and into the neighborhoods of this fast-growing metro area. This is the side that tourists, gamblers and bachelorettes don’t see—the real Las Vegas.
While most of Las Vegas might go unnoticed by your typical traveller, more and more people are calling Sin City home. From 2000 to 2014 Las Vegas has had the second largest amount of population growth among metros with more than two million people, expanding at an average annual rate of three percent.
While being one of the hardest hit cities during the last decade’s mortgage meltdown last, it has also been one of the quickest to recover, and home values are currently climbing past the national average.
To gain a stronger grasp of what is behind these trends, SpareFoot took a further look into why people are moving to Las Vegas and where they are moving from.
See the results of our research below: