Congratulations! You've made the exciting decision to move to Las Vegas, one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation and a great place to live, work and play. As you prepare for relocation, the stress of planning and the daunting task of making the move might become overwhelming. This section of the Las Vegas Relocation Guide is designed to make your move a relatively effortless and enjoyable undertaking.
Below you'll find information about everything needed for relocation, from selecting a moving company and packing your belongings, to transferring your medical records and hooking up utilities at your new home.
(Note: While this section is designed to help you develop a comprehensive, step-by-step process, to ensure a stress-free move, you may find additional information related to settling into the community in the "Living in Las Vegas," and "Neighborhoods + Communities" sections of this guide.)
A number of options are available when it comes to planning the big move. You can do it yourself by renting a moving truck and packing and loading your own belongings, or you can hire a moving company to do the work for you. It's important to consider how far you're moving, how much you're bringing with you, and the time and costs associated with each option.
Whether you're moving into a brand-new home or a short-term rental, chances are you'll have to establish utility service. While it may seem like a hassle to turn on service for a short-term location, all services are easily transferred once you find permanent housing.
Most local utility service providers allow online bill pay and specialized payment plans. Before you begin hook-up, make sure you have the following information on hand:
- Contact information from previous utility companies (including phone number, address, account number and where applicable, letter of deposit/credit)
- Details of your place of employment (address, phone, supervisor or human resources contact name)
- Driver's license and Social Security card
- Your new address and phone number
- Date you need service to begin