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Of course, don't get me wrong! Las Vegas is filled with opportunity, fortunes, and entertainment as far as the eyes can see. In the year of 2016, Las Vegas had OVER 42 Million visitors and made approx. over $11 Trillion off of visitors alone! But, the overall crime rate in Las Vegas is 37% higher than the national average. Also, anyone in Las Vegas has a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. Not to mention, Nevada as a whole was officially ranked the lowest in education and Nevada students are proven to be less likely to succeed than any other state in the United States. Besides, this place is just barely any fun for anyone under 21 who obeys the laws. For a "young, wild, and free" teenager, who likes to enjoy their weekends, such limited options for fun eventually become, well... not so fun anymore after being a resident for many long years. As for the weather, that no one has any control over. Summers reach nearly 120° F during the day and most times only cool to and an average of 80° F during the nights. Now I don't know about you, but this doesn't scream "home sweet home" to me.
Everything That Glitters Ain't Gold
As beautiful and gorgeous this town is, that's all it needs to be. Las Vegas is just one of those kinds of things that are just pretty to look at, but venomous when you touch it. It's like a cross-breed of a beautiful, red rose picked freshly from the finest patch of poison ivy nature could provide. Basically what I'm trying to say is, don't wear out your welcome. Eventually, this place just drains you and takes everything away from you. If you can leave this place with your sanity, dignity, pride, life and/or MONEY, you either got away while you could or you played each and every one of your cards right.
Vegas' Third Law of Motion
With every action, there's a... REACTION. Only the most meticulous flourish in this town. Every single move you make in the city of Las Vegas will come tumbling down on you like a ton of Jenga blocks. Make one wrong move and you now have demolition city.
Not So Bad, After All
But don't let me spook you. I'm just one person who's had nothing but bad observations of the infamous Sin City. I suppose this place isn't so bad at the end of the day. It's a great place to make the most amazing memories with several new faces to look at. But before moving here from wherever your hometown may be, do some serious planning, and take into many considerations to make sure your family, like Allstate, is in good hands!