Whether you’re ready to retire or considering your second act, where to live is probably towards the top of your list of “big life decisions” to make. You want your home base to make the most of all the things you’re looking forward to in the years to come—a healthy lifestyle, time to pursue old passions and discover new ones, and plenty of chances to get social and have fun. After all, some of the best years of your life are right around the corner.

If Las Vegas isn’t on your radar as a relocation destination for this next phase in life, here are six reasons why we think it should be.

The Smart Money is on Vegas
The overall cost of living is quite competitive compared to most major U.S. cities—and best of all, Nevada is one of the few states in the U.S. with no state income tax! So you can spend your hard-earned money on what matters most to you—like a stunning home in a gorgeous community that’s full of fun!

300+ Days of Sunshine
If you love sunshine and warm weather, the blue skies of Las Vegas are hard to beat. The weather in Vegas is generally warm and mild, with an average annual temperature of 67 degrees. Yes, it’s hot in the summer, but the dry desert climate makes it a much more comfortable heat. And the fact that Las Vegas is in the middle of a 600-square-mile desert makes it a perfect spot for sunshine lovers. Rain and clouds are a rarity here, so you can bet on just about any day being ideal for a round of golf or a poolside lounging session.

You Can Bet on Having Lots of Visitors
While you want to find the perfect spot to start your next chapter, you also want to stay close to family and lifelong friends. When you move to a top destination like Las Vegas, you can bet on having loads of loved ones popping in for visits. Flights are abundant and affordable from most areas of the country, and there’s an endless list of fun things to do once your guests arrive. With a surprising number of under-21 excursions in the Las Vegas area—from the Hoover Dam to the Neon Museum to the Ethel M Chocolate factory—your grandkids will be begging to visit on their next school break.

Need room for all of these out-of-town guests? The homes at Trilogy® in Summerlin® range in size from ~1,538 to ~2,915 square feet with gorgeous guest suites and optional casitas—so your friends and family will feel right at home during their stay.

Convenient to Everything
Not only is it easy for friends and family to visit you—it’s also easy for you to travel the world. Head out from your home in Trilogy in Summerlin and you can be at McCarran International Airport in around 20 minutes, ready for your next adventure. If you’re up for a road trip, destinations like Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City are all between four and six hours away—the perfect long-weekend getaway.

Want to stay closer to home? Everything you want or need is within an easy walk, bike ride, or short drive. Trilogy in Summerlin has the best 55+ location in Summerlin—just a 4-minute drive to the town center with national retailers like Apple, lululemon, Sur la Table, and West Elm, popular restaurants like Maggiano’s and Wolfgang Puck, and an incredible variety of specialty shops, boutique bars, and unique eateries. You’ll have all kinds of options for grocery shopping less than five minutes from your door, including Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. Plus, it’s just a ten-minute drive to the hospital, with an even shorter trip for pet care at the local animal hospital. Uber is an awesome option for those who’d rather not drive—or you can hop on the bike trail and pedal your way to Downtown Summerlin in about ten minutes! And when you’d rather stay in and enjoy your gorgeous home in Trilogy in Summerlin, delivery options for take-out and groceries are just a click away!

Outdoor Adventures Await
While the rainbow-colored neon skyline of Vegas is legendary, those who prefer natural beauty to glitz and glamour will love what this area has to offer. Whether you love to bike, hike, or just enjoy a scenic drive, Red Rock Canyon won’t disappoint. A trail connecting Trilogy in Summerlin to Red Rock Canyon runs along our community border and puts hiking and biking trails, incredible vistas, and gorgeous desert plants and wildlife well within reach. Enjoy boating, fishing, camping, and more at Lake Mead, about an hour away—or hit the ski slopes in less than an hour at beautiful Mt. Charleston. And here’s a fun fact: Nevada has more natural hot springs than any other state in the country. That’s a whole lot of natural beauty just waiting to be explored!

Endless Entertainment—On and Off The Strip
Of course Las Vegas is best known for the sights, sounds, tastes, and thrills of the legendary Vegas Strip, which is just a 20-minute drive from Trilogy in Summerlin. It’s true that there’s a whole lot of action—around the clock—in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Here you’ll never miss a tour from your favorite act, you can catch an incredible show any day of the week, and you’ll have your choice of world-class restaurants for date night.

Even off the Strip there’s plenty of fun to be had. Downtown Summerlin, less than a five-minute drive from Trilogy in Summerlin, is home to top-notch dining destinations that will impress your inner foodie and entertainment options for all ages—including the highly rated Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa and the brand new Las Vegas Ballpark, a state-of-the-art Triple A baseball stadium. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, there’s always something fun to do within a short drive of Trilogy in Summerlin.

Need another nudge to put Las Vegas on your list? Reach out to a New Home Advisor today at 800.685.6494 to check out the stunning homes and epic lifestyle that could be yours at Trilogy in Summerlin.

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