Moving to Las Vegas, like any other new city, means that you have a lot of questions. Whether you visited Las Vegas as a tourist or not, it is likely that you are not familiar with much of what Las Vegas has to offer off the Strip. Now that this will be your home you will want to know how to get around, how to contact local emergency services, and how much living expenses will likely be. This new resident information will help you answer these questions that will determine your daily activities.
Essential Information for New Las Vegas Residents
This relocation guide will provide you with the essential needs you have to connect you to government and commercial services you use every day. The list below includes information on the topics that matter most to people moving to a new city.
Department of Motor Vehicles
Now that you are a resident of Las Vegas you will need to change over your driver’s license and vehicle registration. You can learn more at www.DMVNV.com about fees and other requirements. It is important to know the local traffic laws. Also, voter registration may be obtained at your local DMV.
All dogs, cats and ferrets over four months of age are required to be licensed in Las Vegas. Obtaining a license is as simple as providing vaccination records in Las Vegas, and renewal is required annually for a small fee.
Major Roadways in Las Vegas
Getting around will require some navigation, and while most smart phones offer some form of navigation, understanding the major routes in Las Vegas will make getting around that much easier. Interstate 15 (I-15) runs north and south through the approximate middle of the metro area and US-95 runs southeast to northwest from Boulder City, through downtown towards Reno. Interstate 215 (I-215) circles around the city from the north at I-15 passing the US-95 at Durango crossing back over the South I-15 at Decatur and ending in the East at US-95 in Henderson. View Roadway Map of Las Vegas Metro.
Living in the Desert Climate
Chances are that no matter where you moved to Las Vegas from, the arid desert climate is something you will need to get accustomed to. Drinking plenty of water and preventing excessive sun exposure are some of the necessary precautions you should take while living in the Mojave Desert.
Local Las Vegas magazines, newspapers, television and radio, you are sure to find all that you need to know about the 42nd largest Designated Market Area (DMA) in the United States. Contact the local circulation of your choice to have it delivered to your doorstep.
Fire, Rescue, Medical and Police services are available throughout the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area, and with a force that is dedicated to serving residents quickly and with precision. From protection to investigations, to help, you are sure to find the exact services you need are only a phone call away.
With the Regional Transportation Commission offering public mass transit systems throughout the valley you are sure to be able to catch a ride wherever you need to go. Las Vegas is also home to the 6th busiest airport in the world, McCarran International Airport (LAS) and the only privately owned public transportation system in the U.S., the Las Vegas Monorail.
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