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”
Quick Facts
“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”

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.

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.

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.

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.

City of Henderson Parks Map

City of Henderson Trails Map

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.

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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