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October 24, 2014

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Move-In Guide

Photo by Steve Marcus

Discovery Church members Kirk Butler, left, and Vili Fetapai move furniture back into a living room after a Sunday service at their pastor's home January 23, 2005. The church is waiting for approval to move to a temporary industrial location.

For the estimated 5,000 people moving into Clark County every month, the task of setting up a new life — including finding a new place to live — can be a daunting one.

The endless checklist people face from setting up utilities, phone services, cable and Internet, finding a job, going to the DMV, selecting a bank, picking the right school, or even in the rare cases of needing to locate an emergency room or hospital — can be overwhelming. The Las Vegas Sun's online moving guide offers new residents a helping hand with useful tips and Web sites to visits, as well as practical information to help you join the more than 2 million people who have already settled into the Las Vegas Valley.

Relocation

Before relocating to Nevada, people should be aware of their responsibilities as movers, whether it's regarding the actual moving process and finding credible movers or registering pets once here. From finding a licensed realtor to looking for reliable online apartment guides, there are various sources people can go to when searching for places to live. Read more »

Utilities

As Nevada is currently in a drought, there are specific rules the community is expected to follow with water usage. Along with knowing the don'ts, individuals should also be aware of the dos when it comes to electricity, gas and trash service in Southern Nevada. Read more »

Services

Some of the more overlooked items to do on a moving checklist can include finding a bank, registering to vote in the state, learning about legal services, researching maintenance and repair workers or shops for home improvement or finding a place to do your taxes. Even though these tasks might be out of sight and out of mind during a move, these miscellaneous services can be very important. Read more »

Transportation

Once arriving in Nevada, knowing where to go can be just as important as how a person is going to get around. Whether it is finding out about buses and taxi companies or learning about the services of the Nevada DMV, it's not a bad idea for people to educate themselves about transportation options. Read more »

Education

The Clark County School District is the fifth largest school district in the U.S. and includes Las Vegas, Boulder City, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Summerlin and other small towns and communities in its 7,910 square mile coverage area. The district educates more than 280,000 students. Concerned with possible overcrowding due to the area's rapid population growth, many of CCSD's elementary schools are year-round schools. Read more »


— New media managing editor Dave Toplikar, web content editor Andy Samuelson, multimedia technician Billy Steffens, and interns April Corbin, Michael Lyle, and Natasha Shepherd compiled this report.

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