Located in the Mojave Desert in southern Nevada, the city of Las Vegas continues to live up to its billing as the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” Presently home to a population of more than 600,000 residents, Las Vegas is the vacation destination for approximately 40 million visitors each year!
The city’s most famous attraction is the Las Vegas Strip, a 4.2-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard crowded with a myriad of resort hotels, mega-casinos, and fabulous entertainment venues.
Just north of the strip is Downtown Las Vegas, site of the original gambling district that now serves as the business and entertainment center for the city. Here visitors will find gambling at many of the city’s original casinos, as well as hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and unique entertainment attractions such as the Fremont Street Experience that features free nightly concerts, stunning light shows, the shark tank at the Golden Nugget, and more.
Visit the Cultural Corridor for venues dedicated to local history and the arts. Attractions found throughout the six-block cultural neighborhood include the Las Vegas Library, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, and the Neon Museum and Boneyard.
Despite the emphasis on tourism, Las Vegas is a great place to live and work, as well. The city’s vibrant and stable economy is driven by more than 54,000 businesses and powered by a civilian work force comprised of approximately 65% of the adult population. Affordable housing, attractive neighborhoods, and excellent community services contribute to the city’s 3.3% population increase over the past three years.
Known as the city that never sleeps, Las Vegas more than earns the NASA distinction of the “Brightest Spot on Earth!”