If you’re moving to Las Vegas, you might be surprised to know the city wasn’t always the thriving cultural center that it was today. Native tribes roamed the area for thousands of years prior to what is believed to be the first non-native to visit the valley, from which Las Vegas (“the valleys” in Spanish) received its name. The city itself was not founded until 1905 when the Union Pacific Railroad company auctioned off a portion of land that would become downtown Las Vegas.
Today, Las Vegas is the premier entertainment location within the United States. Famous artists and acts flock to Las Vegas to perform in front of tourists that travel from all over the world to have a little fun in Sin City. The famed Las Vegas Strip, home to the region’s most famed and notable casinos and hotels are located outside of the city in the nearby communities of Paradise and Winchester.