Henderson, Nevada is the second largest city in the state with over 300,000 calling it home. It is ranked as one of the “best cities to live in America” by Businessweek and Bloomberg. Just a short, 15-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip, Henderson soaks up the desert sun and refreshes itself in Lake Mead all year round. Green Valley offers up a diverse list of luxury options for individuals and families alike.
Explore this incredible city, its communities, entertainment and relaxation options below, you never know what you’re going to get in Henderson.
Henderson is home to countless award-winning communities. The quality of life offered by this incredible gem in the desert is second to none, and luxury lifestyle has quickly become an expectation for residents of this lovely city. Even the former Mayor, Jim Gibson, “The American dream lives itself out every day in this city…We have something for just about everybody.”
Henderson is also one of the only full-service cities in Southern Nevada, which means it has its own police, fire, and water services allowing residents to live more efficiently.
Some of the communities that benefit from these services include Anthem Country Club, Anthem Highlands, Cadence, Calico Ridge, Foothills Macdonald Ranch, Fountains, Green Valley Estates and Inspirada.
From gated areas to vast green spaces, these communities provide a unique opportunity to experience Nevada and the Las Vegas area. The spacious living options of Inspirada attract young families while the luxury of the custom-made homes in Green Valley Estates draws single people who want to be close to The Strip. No matter if you want a Tuscany retreat or a full-scale Southwestern ranch, you’ll find the perfect home in gorgeous Green Valley. There truly is something for every type of family, individual, and lifestyle preference.
But what’s it like to live in Henderson, apart from the real estate? Well, there’s quite a bit!
Henderson is a large city, and as such doesn’t skimp on the nightlife or day time attractions. In fact, the diversity of what it offers has earned it a spot on several family vacation lists. Since it’s only about 20 miles from the Hoover Dam and Las Vegas, it has its own list of must-do activities. And for families, the area is home to multiple colleges and universities.
Another advantage to living in Henderson is living near some very famous athletes including NFL Hall of Famer Tom Mack and Notre Dame football star “Rudy” Ruettiger. Should baseball be more your thing, then you might be more excited to learn that Frank Thomas and Tyler Houston call the city home as well.
But if you’re looking to get outside and experience the city’s natural beauty, then you might want to check out Lake Las Vegas. Constructed in Henderson, it is a 320-acre lake that is home to tons of fish including great basin bonefish, trout, bluegill and largemouth bass. You’ll find plenty of luxury resorts trickled along its shores, and boaters playing in its calm waters during the warmer months.
When you’re done exploring Lake Las Vegas, you can explore some 50 public parks throughout the city. That’s more parks per capita than any other city in Nevada. The city is so ‘green’ that it is even been called “Tree City USA” thanks to the resident’s who are determined to make it a desert oasis.
Residents also cherish their weekend farmers markets where they can gather the local, fresh produce they need to stay fit and healthy. If you’re into green parks and relaxing lakes, then Henderson might be right up your alley.
When you’re done exploring the lake and the parks, check out some of the city’s hiking trails, bike lanes, and crazy landscaping. The city has made a habit out of doing unique stuff and doesn’t leave out its landscaping either.
But if you do want to head indoors, then you might want to explore some of the city’s art galleries. The three most prominent are City Lights, Old Town, and Plaza. Every year, some 200 artists share their art with the community as well, while families experience local music, food, and special events for the little ones. You can also explore the Clark County Museum and learn about how Southern Nevada was formed and the Native Americans who originally founded the area. Kids can explore the walk-in mind and multiple other exhibits designed just for them. Special events happen at the museum throughout the year, so check their website in advance for details.
A couple of times per year Henderson gets fancy for the Nevada Chamber Symphony. The symphony also does an outdoor event so you can kick back and relax while being serenaded.
For something more somber, but important, pay your respects to the Veteran’s Memorial Wall on Water Street. There you’ll find the names of some 1,000 soldiers who fought for their country and helped build Henderson’s legacy.
Henderson is also surprisingly affordable considering how much it offers residents.
Henderson is a lovely green city with tons to do, see and explore, and offers the luxury that many of its residents expect. A stone’s throw away from the best that Vegas can offer, one of the best parts of living here is the easy access to region’s top casinos, entertainment spots, and restaurants. Become a part of Vegas in a way that you like, when you call Henderson your new home.