North Las Vegas accused of being 2nd-most-boring US city

Las Vegas may be the Entertainment Capital of the World, but its neighbor to the north is on the sleepy side — that is, if you believe a recent ranking by real estate blog Movoto.

Movoto ranked the 100 largest cities in the U.S. based on such things as nightlife, live music, active life, fast-food restaurants and arts and entertainment options per capita. They also looked at the percentage of restaurants that aren’t fast food, the percentage of residents ages 18-34 and population density.

When all was said and done, North Las Vegas came in second, after Lubbock, Texas.

“Mostly, it’s just kind of a place where people live, and they’re not exactly the party type,” the blog said.

Movoto pointed to North Las Vegas’ low percentage of residents ages 18-34 (about 10 percent) and lack of nightlife options (it ranked 86 out of 100) as major factors in the ranking. The city also ranked low for the amount of available non-fast food options compared to cities of similar sizes — “and there’s not much in the way of active life, either.”

“On the bright side, residents have a ton of excitement right next door,” the post said. “So, while they may not be able to have a whole lot of fun in their hometown, they can forage for excitement in Sin City pretty easily.”

Of course, the rankings are based on an entirely subjective definition of what “boring” is, focusing on what’s likely fun for young partygoers — so keep your chin up, North Las Vegas.

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