From Nevada to California
Nevada is famous for several things: its slogan “Battle ready”, the Silver state, the desert and gambling.
The capital of Nevada is Carson City. However, the largest, and clearly most-famous of all cities is Las Vegas. It is here, where entertainment is God, which makes it one of the most popular cities in the world.
Vegas is visited by millions each year for gambling, shopping, fine dining, nightlife and more!
Spending quality free time is the essence of Nevada. Casinos, restaurants, and shopping malls aside, the state has to offer several recreational areas like the Great Basin National Park, Pony Express trail, Death Valley National Park, and Humboldt–Toiyabe National Forest.
Nevada also has 68 designated wilderness areas and some great state parks. Be sure to check the Valley of Fire State Park, Lahontan State Recreation Area, Lake Tahoe–Nevada State Park.
Sport is another popular form of entertainment in Nevada. Some major sports teams defend the colors of the state with various success. The most-famous ones are Las Vegas Raiders, Vegas Golden Knights, and the ladies of the Las Vegas Aces.
All those tourists, casinos, and clubs certainly cost Las Vegas a hefty price. Nevada may not have a State income tax (yes, it’s 0 percent), but please consider the following:
– High crime rate
– A huge influx of tourists, the noise and the traffic they generate
– There are just a handful of cloudy days per year, but the heat can be unbearable
Moving to California
California has everything you can dream of. Tourism, entertainment, sunshine, and a long, long coastline. L.A. is a dream come true for many people, but is everything really that perfect? Are there hidden flaws?
Los Angeles is the largest city, state capital, and center of the largest metropolitan area in California. With population of 4 million, L.A. is second to New York. The same is true for the metropolitan area—it ranks second with a population of 13 million, after New York. It includes some fantastic places such as Beverly Hills and Long Beach.
Hollywood is the global movie capital and a symbol of the state. It attracts talented actors from all over the world.
California is large and diverse. Many developed industries include international trade, aerospace, technology, petroleum and fashion. The city’s largest employers are Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the University of California.
Los Angeles has a GDP of more than 1 trillion, ranking third in the world, after Tokyo and New York, and far surpassing most countries in the world.
The largest university is California State University, with two campuses in Los Angeles and Northridge. California State University, Los Angeles offers 129 bachelor’s degrees, 112 master’s degrees, and 4 doctoral degrees, while California State University Northridge has a total of 38,815 students.
Las Vegas vs. Los Angeles
A common misconception is that Vegas is expensive. The median housing cost is nearly two times lower than that in L.A. Los Angeles has one advantage over Las Vegas, and that is the ocean.