We have all spent so much time at home, staring at the same walls day after day (Home Edit-ing everything in coordinated clear containers). It probably won’t come as a surprise that the U.S. Census Bureau reported an increase in the percentage of adults with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Good times.
A change in scenery can often give us a mood boost — remember the freedom of vacations, experiencing new things, and actually having a bit of variety in our routines? Planning a move into a new home may be something you’ve started to consider more carefully. If so, you’re not alone. Relocating to be closer to family, for employment, or overall well-being was a huge trend in 2020!
Ready for a relocation boost? A little unsure? Here are a few questions to help in the decision making process:
How’s the Weather?
“Better weather” can mean different things to different people – some prefer the heat, others cooler temperatures, and some want to experience all four seasons. Here in Las Vegas, we are well known for our hot weather (though we find drool worthy ways to cool down) and yet we still have cooler temps in the winter. Due to our staggering number of sunny days (310! Woah!), getting outdoors (yet still being at a safe social distance) is well within the norm — hiking, parks, and Lake Mead are all right in your back yard!
Should I Choose the City, Suburbs, or Country?
Moving to a location with fewer people is at the top of many lists and the best news? The Las Vegas valley has a variety of settings – you can choose which option you love best and still have access to all of the amazing amenities we have to offer!
Can you work from home? Do you like having “me time” in a daily commute? If so, a move to the outer edges of the valley may be a win for you. Or, if you like exploring all the entertainment and activities Vegas offers, now may be your chance to move into the city center and vibe off that energy.
Unsure? Relocating can be an endless search, so let’s get started with a rundown of our communities. Remember, I’m here to make this experience a positive one (and remember to keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times)!
Summerlin – On the western rim of the Las Vegas Valley, Summerlin attracts homebuyers who want a self-sustaining development that’s full of amenities. You don’t need to leave the neighborhood for date night, family activities, or a scenic hike: With an abundance of parks, diverse neighborhoods, and extensive hiking trails, families of all sizes and incomes call this community home
Henderson – Located in the southeast end of the valley, the City of Henderson stretches toward Boulder City and Lake Mead to the east and toward I-15 and Las Vegas Boulevard to the west. Henderson’s motto is “a place to call home” – no wonder it is Nevada’s second largest city. And growing!! The amenities are unbeatable – over 60 local parks, nearly a dozen pools, splash pads and recreation centers, and 32 hiking trails (many suitable for families).
Southwest – The Southwest region of the Las Vegas Valley includes a bounty of majestic natural vistas, new builds and family-centered communities. Stretching from Spring Valley to the newer developments of Mountains Edge and Southern Highlands, the southwest valley offers a range of homes and prices and is particularly well suited for families. With many family-owned restaurants and privately owned business in this area, those who prefer a community vibe will absolutely find it here.
Las Vegas North – If you are looking for family-friendly amenities and quality homes, there are many options in the north end of the valley. With Lee Canyon and Mount Charleston less than an hour’s drive away, snow-loving families will love having the great outdoors in their backyard. The north and north west valley offers a variety of new and resale homes, larger acreage homes with equestrian zoning, and a number of golf course communities.
Las Vegas East – Technically, anything east of I-15 is considered “the east side”, so The Las Vegas Strip in Paradise is east, as is UNLV (my alma mater), all the way to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the mountain pass access points to Lake Mead!
As we look beyond the trials of the pandemic, many are hoping for a new beginning, and that may mean moving to a new home. Let’s connect today to talk about your new goals and options in today’s market.