The City That Never Sleeps
Have you ever wondered what it is like to live in Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world, a gambling mecca for millions every year? What could it possibly be like for a person to live in a city known as "Sin City," where the only thing hotter than the bright lights is the sun. According to lasvegasnevada.gov over 600,000 people live in Las Vegas now, which is triple what it was just twenty years ago. It is a city built as a railroad town that has turned into one of the most well known cities in the world. Las Vegas is not just a tourist destination, but a great place to live. With countless job opportunities, strong economy, beautiful weather and state of the art education, Las Vegas is one of the best places to live in the world. Why do most people come to Las Vegas? The most common answer is work. As Las Vegas has more than tripled in population over the last twenty years, most of this can be directly associated with the expansion and innovation of the Las Vegas Strip and all of the jobs that come from it. The Las Vegas Strip is a four and a half mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard that is home to twenty seven hotels and thousands of shops, stores, shows and attractions. With all of the job opportunities that come from the Las Vegas Strip itself, this is an ideal destination to find work. But the Las Vegas Strip is not the only place to find work. I interviewed Daniel Rogalski, a life long Las Vegas resident whose parents moved here from California for work. Daniel says, "My parents came to Las Vegas for all of the job opportunities. My dad works construction and with all of the new hotels and stores being built, there is always a job for him. My mom works on the Nellis Air Base where she is a nurse." Daniel's family is a perfect example of the people moving to Las Vegas for jobs. With open jobs and a strong economy, Las Vegas is a great place to live. In 2005 Price Waterhouse stated "Las...
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