Las Vegas is a retirement
mecca due to its warm weather, lively world-famous entertainment,
and low taxes. Las Vegas is synonymous with entertainment
due to its bustling casino, convention, and tourism
industries. With so many large casinos full of restaurants,
clubs, and shows, it's almost impossible to be bored
in Las Vegas.
For the nature fan, a quick trip over
to Lake Mead, the lake behind the Hoover Dam, can provide
a day full of boating, fishing, and relaxation.
Due to its tourism industry, flying
to and from Las Vegas is very easy for anyone in the
world. This means you can visit family and friends quickly
or they can come visit you since there are so many flights
Many consider Las Vegas
to be among the best retirement cities in the U.S. Here
are some other reasons to choose living in Las Vegas.
Retirement Housing Options:
In Las Vergas there are unique housing options which
include condos, apartments for rent, hi-rises, retirement
communities, lofts, co-ops, luxury condominiums, top
end townhouses and other housing for over 55 boomers
and seniors. Las Vegas has a building boom in retirement
homes that went down with the economy, but now you can
benefit by buying your retirement home at a much cheaper
Many retirement communities and 55 active
adult retirement communities were build in the last
decade in the Las Vegas Nevada area giving the retirees
excellent choices in retirement homes.
studies have shown that a good group of friends is more
important to a happy retirement than money or health.
Las Vegas offers many opportunities with civic groups
and hobby clubs to generate a solid core group of friends.
These friends can help ward off the problems of aging
like dementia and health issues.
rural living isn't good for seniors who can't drive
since they require someone's help to get around. The
expenses of transportation add up quickly for fixed-income
seniors so the public transportation of Las Vegas is
quite beneficial. Even better is that most public transit
systems have senior rates that are much cheaper than
Access to Medical Services:
it's pretty obvious that if you live near a hospital,
you're more likely to survive a medical emergency. Despite
how your mind feels, the body starts to break down and
there's a good chance you'll need a hospital visit during
your retirement years. Living in Las Vegas is great
since there are more specialists and medical services
available and at cheaper rates.
Access to Local Businesses:
city living offers walking distance to most businesses
that you'll ever use in your retirement years. Even
if you need to travel, there are a lot more shopping
centers and discount stores in urban areas.
Fitness: exercise is
critical to keeping healthy during your retirement years.
Cities have every type of fitness facility from standard
fitness centers to niche fitness places like indoor
rock climbing walls so there's something for everyone.
Even if you want to exercise on your own, there's tons
of parks or indoor malls to enjoy walking in.
today’s seniors know the importance of exercising
their brains, as well as their bodies. Urban living
provides access to a wide range of classes, through
local universities, museums, city recreation departments,
etc. Enrolling in these types of courses can help stave
off the depression that some people feel once they stop
working full time.
Food and Entertainment:
retirement should be full of activities you never had
a chance to enjoy while working. Dinners out to fancy
restaurants or weekend getaways to a nearby city or
historical site are all possible living in a city. Las
Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world, so
retirees have tons of entertainment venues on the Las
Vegas strip and there's always something going on.