While Las Vegas is known as a well-traveled destination both for business and pleasure, the city itself is home to about a million residents, for a total of 1,902,834 in the metro area. With so much going on in Vegas at all hours of the night, sometimes it’s nice to simply kick back relax. While they may live in the City of Sin, not all residents “live in sin” as some outsiders may imagine from Las Vegas’ much hyped reputation. In fact, most locals lead relatively normal lives, on par with many major city residents.
For example, in high-end residential parts of the city, featuring sprawling homes fully equipped with swimming pools, manicured lawns, high definition big screens with Direct tv Las Vegas NV looks no different than the well-to-do parts of say, Los Angeles CA, Dallas TX or Miami FL. Only 7 miles away from the strip, many affluent members of the Vegas community make their home in Seven Hills, a gated community which has come to be known as “The Beverly Hills of Nevada.” Home to golf courses and country clubs, not all homeowners hit it big in the casino (or run the casinos for that matter), merely members of society who have done well for themselves and appreciate a nice place to settle down. Of course, Seven Hills is not without its big names, such as Mike Tyson and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
While a majority of the city’s housing structures lack the refined luxury of Seven Hills, it’s not to say there aren’t plenty of pleasant places to make Las Vegas your permanent base. The Lakes and Summerlin, both planned communities developed mostly inside the Vegas city limits, offer a more traditional living atmosphere, with a wide variety of occupants including residential areas, community space, business entities and medical resources.Las Vegas is also home to proud communities of unique cultural heritage, including locales such as Koreatown and Chinatown, adding their own heritage to a city as far from homogenous as its night sky is dull. All in all, a great place to live, not just a fun place to visit.
Summer Family Fun In Las Vegas
The great thing about Las Vegas in the summer is that you can have a lot of fun without ever having to go out in the heat. Even with children you can spend a majority of your day inside doing activities that they like to do either as a family or by themselves. For example, if you want to do something together, why not check out Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, the MGM Lion Habit, or the indoor shopping at the Forum Shops or the Bellagio. If you are looking to spend a little time apart, the older kids can have a great time at Gameworks or Circus Circus’ “Adventuredome”. And then, why not reconnect at night for “The Lion King” or the “Tournament of Kings” show.
Of course, you can do outdoor activities, just plan to do them earlier in the day if it looks like it’s going to be a hot day. A great place to go as a family is the “Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat” at the Mirage, where you can see dolphins and tigers up close. In addition, if you just feel like walking the strip, you can do that as well before the sun gets hot.