6.7 out of 10

Henderson

Ranked 1st best city in Nevada
36.0033493648974 -115.088258685805
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live or visit"

Henderson, Nevada is a suburb of Las Vegas and I initially had some reservations about staying there. Thinking it was so close to downtown Las Vegas I wrongly assumed it would be a little less than stellar - boy was I surprised. This area is so nice and pleasant, I could see many people wanting to live there. While there are many strip malls along the main roads which do detract a little from the overall appearance, when you're inside the neighborhoods they are very nice, well kept, and have a good feel about them. I was able to go to The District at Green Valley Ranch and thought it was one of the best outdoor malls I'd been to. There are quite a variety of shops, places to dine, areas for kids to play, and lovely cobblestone walkways. The store employees I encountered were all very nice and eager to help.

I was also impressed by some of the parks in Henderson. They are large and offer a great many things to do, and many people seem to make good use of them. While there is a lot of traffic on the main roads, the side streets seemed to move fine and I was never in what I would consider bad traffic. There are many different types of restaurants scattered throughout the area as well as grocers and other convenience shops. For a city with a population of 257,943 it is very safe (statistically) and I never felt uneasy when I was there, not even late at night.

The cost of living In Henderson is higher than the state of Nevada averages, but so is the median household income. As you would expect for a city right next to Las Vegas, the majority of residents work in accommodation and food services, followed by arts, entertainment, and recreation. Although Nevada tends to be a swing state, the slight majority of residents here tend to vote Democratic. Almost 69% of the people here are white, followed by Hispanic.

I would highly recommend Henderson for anyone looking to move to the Las Vegas area or as a place to stay if visiting and not wanting to stay on the strip. We stayed at the Green Valley Courtyard by Marriott while we were there and I felt it was incredibly reasonably priced for the room we got. It's close to a lot of amenities and many things are within walking distance if you don't feel like driving.
Pros
  • very nice area
  • tons of amenities
  • friendly people
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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2.5/5
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"Excellent Shopping Experience"
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"Great Shopping and Nice Apartment Complexes"
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