Living Here

Do something well, and people will notice. In Henderson, we live well, a fact that is drawing new residents and praise from national organizations:

  • “50 Best Places to Live in America” Money Magazine
  • “Best Place to Live in Every State” U.S. News and World Report
  • “Top 5 Safest Cities in America” Movoto Real Estate Blog
  • “10 Best Cities to Raise Children” MyLife.com
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“50 Best Places to Live in America” Money Magazine
“Best Place to Live in Every State” U.S. News and World Report
“Top 5 Safest Cities in America” Movoto Real Estate Blog
“10 Best Cities to Raise Children” MyLife.com

Residential options: Settings for satisfaction and connection.

map of master plan areas

The good life comes standard with great planning: All of our 14 inviting master-planned residential communities are convenient to offices and business, and every home is located within one mile of a city park or trail.

There’s a reason Henderson’s master-planned communities are some of the top-selling neighborhoods in the nation: Seeking a smaller, more intimate setting? Or city-within-a-city scale and convenience? Or something in between? Henderson has the right home for you in communities that range from 188 acres to more than 2,500 acres, with varying densities and amenities. Some of the amenities include:

  • Exhilarating mountain views at higher elevations. 
  • A lush abundance of trails, parks and greenspaces that beckon all ages for relaxation and play.
  • Cozy neighborhoods connected by narrow streets, parks and village squares in an appealing and livable expression of New Urbanism.
  • Both public and private/charter schools in a single community.
  • A nationally ranked high school. 
  • 50-acre Central Park with a community pool, amphitheater and adventure playground.
  • Festivals like an annual Block Party, WinterFest and Summer Soiree. 
  • A bustling and beautifully appointed commercial District offering superb retail and restaurants, community library, amphitheater and pool.
  • Variety of home designs, from traditional to more modern options such as a Beazer three-story home topped with party patio.
  • Regular events like Farmer’s Markets, movie nights and marathons, and classes in cooking, yoga and other life-enhancing options.

Bring your checklist, and you’ll find a listing to match your list.

TAKE ME ON A WALKTHROUGH OF OPTIONS AND AMENITIES:

There’s a reason Henderson’s master-planned communities are some of the top-selling neighborhoods in the nation: Seeking a smaller, more intimate setting? Or city-within-a-city scale and convenience? Or something in between? Henderson has the right home for you in communities that range from 188 acres to more than 2,500 acres, with varying densities and amenities. Some of the amenities include:

  • Exhilarating mountain views at higher elevations. 
  • A lush abundance of trails, parks and greenspaces that beckon all ages for relaxation and play.
  • Cozy neighborhoods connected by narrow streets, parks and village squares in an appealing and livable expression of New Urbanism.
  • Both public and private/charter schools in a single community.
  • A nationally ranked high school. 
  • 50-acre Central Park with a community pool, amphitheater and adventure playground.
  • Festivals like an annual Block Party, WinterFest and Summer Soiree. 
  • A bustling and beautifully appointed commercial District offering superb retail and restaurants, community library, amphitheater and pool.
  • Variety of home designs, from traditional to more modern options such as a Beazer three-story home topped with party patio.
  • Regular events like Farmer’s Markets, movie nights and marathons, and classes in cooking, yoga and other life-enhancing options.

Bring your checklist, and you’ll find a listing to match your list.

Education: Excellence and choice.

teacher with students

In addition to outstanding public schools, Henderson families can choose private or charter schools, including Montessori and faith-based systems. And the area’s nine leading universities and institutions of higher learning not only launch successful and sustaining careers, they also advance life-long learning.

Shopping and dining: Everyday, everywhere delights.

Diverse and appealingly distinctive retail destinations are spread across the city, including The District at Green Valley Ranch, drawing visitors with its pleasing outdoor setting, and the Galleria at Sunset, reinventing the mall concept with a dramatic and attractive façade inviting shoppers to browse the leading brands of over 100 establishments.

Entertainment: The best seats (and stands) in the house.

Residents and visitors alike enjoy a range of great entertainment choices in Henderson. Thrill to exciting performances by the Henderson Symphony, to the show-stopping action of the Silver Knights AHL hockey team, to once-in-a-lifetime events like Under the Desert Sky, a live performance by world-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli at Lake Las Vegas. One of the city’s multiple performance venues, the Lake Las Vegas resort has been called a “secluded and mountain-lined Shangri-La” where world-famous entertainers perform and golfers tackle some of the best courses in Southern Nevada.

Golden Horizons: Shangri-La? You might think so when you’re standing on the palm-lined peninsula of the Reflection Bay Golf Course. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the course seems to float atop Lake Las Vegas, with a European-style village of charming bistros and shops rising behind the peninsula. The gleaming jewel of a lake is a man-made beauty, spreading 320 acres and created by a dam 18 stories high; resorts surrounding the lake are appropriately luxurious, and recreation is abundant, including boating and flyboarding as well as championship golf. And in addition to resorts, restaurants and a casino, Lake Las Vegas is also home to a welcoming residential community named the Gold Winner in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2020 “Best of Las Vegas” review of master plan communities in Southern Nevada.

I WANT A QUICK DIVE INTO LAKE LAS VEGAS.

Golden Horizons: Shangri-La? You might think so when you’re standing on the palm-lined peninsula of the Reflection Bay Golf Course. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the course seems to float atop Lake Las Vegas, with a European-style village of charming bistros and shops rising behind the peninsula. The gleaming jewel of a lake is a man-made beauty, spreading 320 acres and created by a dam 18 stories high; resorts surrounding the lake are appropriately luxurious, and recreation is abundant, including boating and flyboarding as well as championship golf. And in addition to resorts, restaurants and a casino, Lake Las Vegas is also home to a welcoming residential community named the Gold Winner in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2020 “Best of Las Vegas” review of master plan communities in Southern Nevada.

Recreation: Accessible. Irresistible.

people riding mountain bikes

Golf, tennis, hiking, biking—Henderson is an outdoor lover’s haven. And here a nationally award-winning park and recreation program means that coming out to play is also an everyday joy in a recreational landscape remarkable in scale and quality of activities.

City of Henderson Parks Map

City of Henderson Trails Map

And just minutes away more magnificent outdoor adventures await, at destinations like Lake Meade National Recreation Area, Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Las Vegas.

Only minutes from Henderson, the nationally preserved areas of this region combine natural and man-made wonders that make for once-in-a-lifetime experiences that Henderson residents can enjoy any day, any time. And the real beauty: The majesty of these destinations will never seem routine. Don’t just choose one; explore them all.

Lake Meade National Recreation Area:  Designated by Congress in 1964 as America’s very first national recreation area, Lake Meade NRA is still one of the nation’s most visited national parks. The Area spreads out over a massive 1.5 million acres, extending radiant blue waters and dramatic landscapes across southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona; it includes both Lake Mead, created by Hoover Dam, and Lake Mohave, created by Davis Dam. The vantages are starkly beautiful: In this land of lakes, three of the nation’s four desert ecosystems converge, and rugged red rock meets purple mountains and canyons.  So many ways to play here—hiking, biking, camping and more—and no way you can’t be inspired.

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area: Sloan Canyon’s man-made wonders are more intimate but just as inspiring at the Sloan Petroglyph Site, what some have called “the Sistine Chapel of rock art.” Created by succeeding native cultures beginning in the Archaic era, the site’s 300 carved rock panels feature 1,700 design elements. Sloan Canyon’s 50,000 acres also include spectacular landscapes with various levels of hiking and biking trails for exploration. The convenient location near Henderson’s Anthem community makes it easy to carve out time for this great experience.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area: Fossilized sand dunes, red- and cream-striped sandstone cliffs jutting toward the sky, sheer rock walls perfect for climbing or just for awe-struck admiration—Red Rock Canyon puts the magnificence of the Mohave on display. While the Area is considered a world-class climbing destination, it’s also a great place for camping, picnicking, hiking and mountain biking. Horseback riding is popular here, too, and while riders hitch up their horses, couples “get hitched” at what has become a popular wedding location.

HELP ME CHOOSE AN ADVENTURE!

Only minutes from Henderson, the nationally preserved areas of this region combine natural and man-made wonders that make for once-in-a-lifetime experiences that Henderson residents can enjoy any day, any time. And the real beauty: The majesty of these destinations will never seem routine. Don’t just choose one; explore them all.

Lake Meade National Recreation Area:  Designated by Congress in 1964 as America’s very first national recreation area, Lake Meade NRA is still one of the nation’s most visited national parks. The Area spreads out over a massive 1.5 million acres, extending radiant blue waters and dramatic landscapes across southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona; it includes both Lake Mead, created by Hoover Dam, and Lake Mohave, created by Davis Dam. The vantages are starkly beautiful: In this land of lakes, three of the nation’s four desert ecosystems converge, and rugged red rock meets purple mountains and canyons.  So many ways to play here—hiking, biking, camping and more—and no way you can’t be inspired.

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area: Sloan Canyon’s man-made wonders are more intimate but just as inspiring at the Sloan Petroglyph Site, what some have called “the Sistine Chapel of rock art.” Created by succeeding native cultures beginning in the Archaic era, the site’s 300 carved rock panels feature 1,700 design elements. Sloan Canyon’s 50,000 acres also include spectacular landscapes with various levels of hiking and biking trails for exploration. The convenient location near Henderson’s Anthem community makes it easy to carve out time for this great experience.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area: Fossilized sand dunes, red- and cream-striped sandstone cliffs jutting toward the sky, sheer rock walls perfect for climbing or just for awe-struck admiration—Red Rock Canyon puts the magnificence of the Mohave on display. While the Area is considered a world-class climbing destination, it’s also a great place for camping, picnicking, hiking and mountain biking. Horseback riding is popular here, too, and while riders hitch up their horses, couples “get hitched” at what has become a popular wedding location.

Sports: In league for more fun and excitement.

Front entrance of Lifeguard Arena

Already the home of the Las Vegas Raiders headquarters and performance center, the city stepped up to a new league in 2020 with two more sterling community assets: The Henderson Silver Knights, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights, and the $26 million Lifeguard Arena. While serving as the team’s practice facility, the 120,000 square-foot Arena also provides public meeting and event space, a pizza restaurant and coffee bar overlooking Water Street, and rinks available for open and figure skating as well as youth and adult hockey leagues. The Lil Knights Cross-Ice Program is already training the champions of tomorrow!

An enticing flavor of life.

Water Street District sign at night

Savor the perfect blend of old and new in the revitalized historic Water Street. Here, classic Vegas vibe and casinos meet artisanal wineries, craft brew pubs and farm-to-fork dining, along with art galleries and outdoor murals that paint lively street-side milestones of city history. Featured on national food shows and favored by visitors and residents alike, Henderson dining is a moveable feast spread across the city, while delightful shopping is always just around the corner at established and emerging retail hubs.

waterstreetdistrict.com

California dreaming and moving to Henderson: Fifty-six percent of new arrivals in Henderson between 2013 and 2017 were from California, according to Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles data.

Sure, Henderson’s temps are a bit warmer than California, but so is the welcome and the costs are significantly lower. In a climate that provides 297 days of sunny weather, Henderson’s public recreational opportunities are resort-level quality without Coastal high costs and traffic congestion. Plus, the city’s vibrant downtown Water Street District offers the kind of amenities—from art to artisanal brews, from farm-to-table dining to food trucks to fresh new musical acts and a vintage style casino—that make Henderson the best place to chill, regardless of the weather.

WHY IS HENDERSON COOL WITH CALIFORNIANS?

California dreaming and moving to Henderson: Fifty-six percent of new arrivals in Henderson between 2013 and 2017 were from California, according to Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles data.

Sure, Henderson’s temps are a bit warmer than California, but so is the welcome and the costs are significantly lower. In a climate that provides 297 days of sunny weather, Henderson’s public recreational opportunities are resort-level quality without Coastal high costs and traffic congestion. Plus, the city’s vibrant downtown Water Street District offers the kind of amenities—from art to artisanal brews, from farm-to-table dining to food trucks to fresh new musical acts and a vintage style casino—that make Henderson the best place to chill, regardless of the weather.

Traveling with ease.

Henderson Executive Airport front entrance

While major cities like Los Angeles are easily reached in a half-day’s drive, Henderson’s air connections put the entire world at your door. At the Henderson Executive Airport service ranges from economical charters to luxe amenities like planeside limousines. And just minutes away, the McCarron International Airport offers some of Southern Nevada’s lowest airfares and service by more than a dozen major carriers.

Click here to visit the Henderson Executive Airport's website.


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