Henderson is the 2nd largest city in Nevada and was incorporated in 1953. It is located just 7 miles from the famous Las Vegas strip and minutes from Lake Mead and Boulder City. The US Census stated that Henderson was the fastest growing large city in the United States. Henderson is home to the first large masterplanned community in southern Nevada, Green Valley. The city of Henderson land use is currently 51% residential. Following the success of Green Valley, Henderson has 25 masterplanned communities with more planned. For families with school age children, Henderson boasts several private schools. Here are some excellent reasons to choose Henderson, Nevada as a place to live.
- Money Magazine rated Henderson in the top 50 of safest cities in the US in 1997, top 20 in the Best Places to Live in 2006 and top 100 in 2008
- One of the Lowest Property Tax Cities in Nevada
- Fire, Parks and Recreation, and Police Departments nationally accredited and recognized
- Ranked as the third best place to retire in the United States
- Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting - 19 years running
- One of America's Fastest Growing Cities (since 1994)
- Ranked for being 'Kids Friendly'
- 7 Public golf courses
- 40 developed parks, the highest park per capita then any other community in southern Nevada
Henderson Masterplanned Communities
1 Seven Hills, Horizons, Avalon (Green Valley)*
2 Sunridge at MacDonald Ranch (Green Valley)*
3 Del Webb's Sun City MacDonald Ranch (Green Valley)*
4 MacDonald Highlands (Green Valley)*
5 Green Valley Ranch (Green Valley)*
6 Southfork (Green Valley)*
7 Hanson Industries, Croix
8 South Valley Ranch
9 Lake Las Vegas
10 Del Webb's Anthem, includes Madeira Canyon, Club at Maderia Canyon and Sun City Anthem & Solera - Age restricted*
11 Tuscany Village
12 The District (Green Valley Lofts)
13 Vantage Lofts and Flats
14 Stephanie Village
15 Eagle Crest Townhomes
17 Sommerset (green community)
* see the Green Valley Real Estate page for more info
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Henderson has over 40 parks and provides more recreational facilities per capita than any other community in southern Nevada. Henderson's parks and recreations department also won the gold medal for excellence in Parks and Recreation administration in 1999 and is acredited by the National Park and Recreation Association in 2001. With over 11 miles of walking trails, 7 outdoor swimming pools, 50 tennis courts, 42 baseball fields and 3 indoor swimming pools, there is always something to do in Henderson.
Henderson also boasts several public and semi-private golf courses. Water skiing, fishing, camping, jetskiing, hiking, sailing and scuba diving are also available at Lake Mead, located just a mile away. Henderson also has a bird viewing preserve, which is home to over 200 species of birds. Cultural events throughout the year include the annual Shakespeare in the Park, Made in Nevada Art Fair and Artfest to name a few. There are also concerts at the Henderson Pavilion at Liberty Point, the largest outdoor amphitheater in Nevada.
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