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Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Nevada
182 reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 233 ratings
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Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County.

The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada.

The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated activities. It is a top three destination in the United States for business conventions and a global leader in the hospitality industry, claiming more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world.

Today, Las Vegas annually ranks as one of the world's most visited tourist destinations. The city's tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and has made Las Vegas a popular setting for literature, films, television programs, and music videos. Las Vegas was settled in 1905 and officially incorporated in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, it was the most populated American city founded within that century (a similar distinction earned by Chicago in the 1800s).

Population growth has accelerated since the 1960s, and between 1990 and 2000 the population nearly doubled, increasing by 85.2%. Rapid growth has continued into the 21st century, and according to a 2017 estimate, the population is 648,224 with a regional population of 2,248,390.

"Las Vegas" is often used to describe areas beyond official city limits—especially the areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip, which is actually located within the unincorporated communities of Paradise, Winchester, and Enterprise.

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Mostly the people that live here are elderly and very nice people
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I would Like to say Las Vegas is very age friendly. Across the board there are options for every age group. For children so adolescents there is The Adventuresome Theme Park amongst others Luke botanical gardens and the big apple coaster. Adolescent to mid adults the casinos, restaurants and entertainment provided by Las Vegas soars in impeccable ways. With that the transportation is extremely accessible and available to all ages. Adults to seniors also have the opportunity to get out and be able to meet and mingle because of the high velocity of this town. Everyday that passed I see all ages and families enjoying, cheering and happily walking the day and night life of the wonderful Las Vegas
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Great and age place for families
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I have met many seniors in my neighborhood. It is beautiful and quiet with many parks. The weather is great with lots of shopping in the area and easy access to highways.
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How did Nevada earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Nevada has a state sales tax of 6.85%. Of particular interest is that Nevada does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Nevada has an effective property tax rate of 0.77%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Nevada earned its state tax grade of A.

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