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Is Las Vegas the right retirement destination for you? Find out why the locals like it and the best places to live after moving there.

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At a quick glance, it is not difficult to sell a senior on retiring in Las Vegas. After all, real estate is still affordable, the climate is ideal and the ability to find a great deal on food is very easy. If you couple the low cost of living and lack of a state tax, a person on a fixed income could very well find happiness in Las Vegas after retirement.

Here are a few tips on how to manage retirement in Las Vegas.

Where To Retire in Las Vegas

Retiring in Las Vegas - Best Neighborhoods - Summerlin

As you prepare to make Las Vegas home you’ll want to steer clear of the tourists. That will be easy in master-planned communities that cater to retirees.

These active adult communities are home to golf courses, community centers and plenty of opportunities to socialize with like-minded individuals. For example, SunCity Anthem boats the 77,000 square foot Anthem Center that houses everything from an indoor lap pool to a computer lab to meeting rooms.

Each of these communities has fitness centers as well as hiking and biking trails on the property. Within these communities, social interaction is encouraged with a full calendar of events as well endless clubs and organizations.

Good Retirement Neighborhoods:

  • Anthem
  • Sun City
  • Summerlin
  • Green Valley
  • Aliante

Learn more about the best neighborhoods in Las Vegas here.

Senior Centers in Las Vegas

For retires not living in retirement communities, senior centers around the valley offer activities and programs that serve the senior community. Most offer classes and activities as well as fitness facilities and socializing opportunities. Some offer food service, transportation assistance and organized excursions, too. 

Resources for Seniors: 

Read Also: The 5 Best Places to Gamble in Vegas As a Local

Finding Good Health Care in The City of Lights

Finding the right healthcare facilities in your new neighborhood is important when looking for a place to retire. The Summerlin area of town is close to both the Kindred Hospital as well as St. Rose Dominican Hospital. There are a number of skilled nursing facilities nearby as well as walk-in clinics and urgent care facilities.

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How to Stay Active After Retiring in Las Vegas

Leading an active lifestyle is part of the draw of moving to Las Vegas for retirement. There is no shortage of activities available to retirees.

With over 50 golf courses to choose from in the Las Vegas Valley, you’ll always be able to get a tee time and senior specials are available at many of the courses. Also, locals pay a discounted rate and senior communities that are attached to golf courses offer multi-round packages to their residents.

If bowling is your thing Las Vegas is home to some of the best-priced bowling in the country. You can work on your game at all hours of the day as some of the larger bowling centers offer 24-hour a day lanes.

Retiring in Las Vegas - Bowling Alley

Bowling in Las Vegas

Golf in Las Vegas

Retiring in Las Vegas - Golf

The #1 Reason to Retire in Las Vegas: Keeping in Touch with Family is Easy

What better way to entice your family to visit you more often than by moving to Las Vegas? Flights are abundant and are available from most parts of the country. Your kids will bring over the grandchildren especially because they want some built-in childcare while on vacation. Share our lists of locals casinos with your family so that they have somewhere to stay.

Another Perk: The Bingo in Vegas is Off the Hook

Bingo is a big draw in Las Vegas and bingo rooms are available in every part of the city. The Gold Coast has one of the biggest rooms in town with over 700 seats and they offer both paper and machine play. Most bingo halls also offer free drinks and some even offer free coffee and donuts for early bird games. 

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and Arizona Charlie’s Decatur both offer 24-hour a day games. The larger poker rooms have very big payouts especially in their progressive jackpots that typically start above $20,000.

And Of Course, the Senior Deals are Unbeatable

If you decide to retire in Las Vegas, make sure to take advantage of senior discounts. Plenty of senior discounts start at age 50 there.

The Station Casinos offer senior discounts with their players’ card, The Boarding Pass. These discounts apply to food, entertainments and gaming. Each of the casinos also has designated days where tournaments and food specials are increased. Check the individual casinos and the Boarding Pass guidelines for details.

Sign up for a BConnected card at the Suncoast Casino and your card gets you discounts through their Young at Heart promotion at The Orleans, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. That card gets you discounts around the property as well as free bingo and $4 movie tickets.

Have we sold you on retiring in Vegas? Head here next: Moving to Las Vegas: The 2018 Local’s Guide.

About the Author

Zeke Quezada

Zeke Quezada is a Southern California based travel writer who has been covering Las Vegas for the past 15 years as the Expert and Guide at About.com/TripSavvy.com. He is the author of "Restaurants in Las Vegas: The Best for Less." From his early visits as a child to his brief but eventful time as a resident of the Las Vegas valley, Zeke has experienced the growth of the city from a dusty tourist destination to a sprawling quasi-metropolis. He claims the Vegas Golden Knights as his second favorite hockey team but Las Vegas as his first favorite food city.

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