Las Vegas

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The City That Never Sleeps

Have you ever wondered what it is like to live in Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world, a gambling mecca for millions every year? What could it possibly be like for a person to live in a city known as "Sin City," where the only thing hotter than the bright lights is the sun. According to lasvegasnevada.gov over 600,000 people live in Las Vegas now, which is triple what it was just twenty years ago. It is a city built as a railroad town that has turned into one of the most well known cities in the world. Las Vegas is not just a tourist destination, but a great place to live. With countless job opportunities, strong economy, beautiful weather and state of the art education, Las Vegas is
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Snow can be seen in the nearby mountains surrounding Las Vegas, but it rarely snows in Las Vegas. This great year-round weather is one reason why Las Vegas is a great place to live. Being such a brand new thriving city, Las Vegas' education systems are new and thriving, just like the casinos' wallets. The Clark County School District has turned into the fifth largest school district in the United States, and Las Vegas is home to one of the two state universities. Due to a large number of families moving to Las Vegas, The Clark County School District has grown extraordinarily since 1990. According to the Clark County School District's website ccsd.net since the expansive growth in 1990, the school district has constructed ninety new schools to help offset the growing population of Las Vegas. With a brand new school comes brand new technology, which is helpful in the development of children. As my local expert will tell you, the new schools are state of the art. "I went to Shadow Ridge High School, which was opened in 2003. The school was very nice. It had everything you could ask for in a school and being there when it opened was awesome." This shows you how new schools can have a bearing on a child's education. The Clark County School District is also very innovative. With air quality being a high priority in the Las Vegas valley, the district currently operates buses that have a fuel mixture of 20%

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