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Show Me Your Neighborhood – Las Vegas

We’re excited to join bloggers worldwide in the Show Me Your Neighborhood series hosted by Piri Piri Lexicon. In this fun series, each blogger gives a virtual tour of their neighborhood to see how different or similar it may be to live in Berlin, Tokyo, New York, or many other cities.

We move to a new city every year, and we’ve been living in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the past year. It’s an exciting city to live in because everyone has a picture in their mind of what Las Vegas is, and for the most part, they picture us…

Hanging out here

Show Me Around Your Neighborhood - Las Vegas.Pin

Shopping here

Show Me Your Neighborhood - Dior at the Wynn.Pin

or here

The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Las Vegas.Pin

And perhaps driving this

Show Me Around Your Neighborhood - Las Vegas.Pin

We get the same questions whenever we tell people we live in Vegas. Do you gamble all the time? Do you party all the time? What’s it like living in Las Vegas? Which hotel do you live in? Okay, maybe not the last one, but it’s not much of a stretch.

In actuality, we live about 10-15 minutes away from the strip, and though our address says Las Vegas, we like to say we live in the suburb of Henderson. We only make it to the strip on a Local Adventure or when friends are in town.

Here’s a peek into what our neighborhood looks like:

1. A Playground / Play Area

Since we don’t have kids, we don’t have a reason to seek out playgrounds, but many are in the area. Jacob goes to the local parks to play basketball and walks by the playground often.

Show Me Around Your Neighborhood - Las Vegas Playground.Pin
Show Me Around Your Neighborhood - Las Vegas Playground.Pin

2. A Local Mode of Transport

Most people drive their cars around town. There is a bus system, but we’ve never taken it, and if you’re on the strip, there’s a good chance you’ve taken a cab or uber. Other than that, we have an average range of cars driving around where we live.

Show Me Your Neighborhood - Local Mode of Transportation.Pin

3. A Typical House/Building

We live in an apartment since we’re only here for the year, but most houses in our area are earth-toned like this one. Many newer homes are on a smaller plot of land and relatively close together.

Show Me Around Your Neighborhood - Typical House or Building in Las Vegas.Pin

4. A Street Nearby

Here’s a typical street close to us (minus the clouds because there are no clouds in the sky 300 days out of the year). Pretty typical suburbia with a bunch of chain restaurants and big box stores. Nothing like the strip, right?

Show Me Your Neighborhood - Las Vegas Streets.Pin

5. A School, Nursery, or Other Education Facility

Again, since we don’t have kids, we’re also unfamiliar with the school system. The church used to attend had Sunday service in the local high school’s auditorium, though.

Show Me Around Your Neighborhood - A school.

6. A Market, Supermarket, or Other Shopping Outlet

Every place we’ve lived was close to a Target, and we frequent it often. This is the closest we’ve lived to one where we could walk to it!

Show Me Around Your Neighborhood - Las Vegas Shopping Center.Pin
Show Me Around Your Neighborhood - Las Vegas Shopping Center.Pin

So there you have it – the burbs of Las Vegas. See the other neighborhoods here.

How is this similar/different to your neighborhood?
What’s one thing you love about where you live?

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