You can’t buy happiness, but you can go to Vegas and that’s kind of the same thing
The Best Thing About Henderson
It's almost Las Vegas
Henderson, NV is just 20 minutes away from Sin City, meaning it’s all the fun of a desert oasis with none of the tourists! You’ll have to be a fan of heat if you want to reap the rewards of this beautiful city. Packed with fun restaurants, relaxing spas, and nature adventures, it’s all the fun with much fewer…people! Go for a bike ride on the River Mountain Loop Trail, soak up the sun at Lake Las Vegas, or play a round at some of the most gorgeous courses in the west.
Here are some thoughts on pros of living in Henderson from a local:
~Everything is very close, especially the closer you live to Marks street.
~Plenty of places to eat, drink, things to do. You rarely have to go to Las Vegas for anything unless you are going to a doctors appointment maybe.
~The city of Henderson always has events going on, farmers markets just about every week, theres parades, etc. meet and greets with police as well!
~Neighborhoods are generally pretty quiet and the crime rate tends to be fairly low.
The Worst Thing About Henderson
Despite it being a golfer’s paradise, the heat can be a big bummer in the summer months. The temperatures get over 100 routinely in July, the average temperature being 101. If you’re not a fan of the dry heat or if you prefer all 4 seasons, Henderson might not be for you.
Here's a local on the Henderson heat:
It's brutally hot there in the summer, seems like every summer gets hotter the last 10 years. Last year it didn't even get below 71-72 for about 8 weeks and above 100 almost every day from May till late September, so if you dont like heat you might consider Norhern Nevada where it cools down at night.
Lifestyle Of Henderson
Henderson is a big city made up of suburbs and gated communities. Although they have the Water Street District, formerly “Main Street” in the 40s, you’ll mainly be staying around your specific community for your leisure activities. Higher than average cost of living means that most of the people who live in the nicer communities are affluent older families or retirees/empty nesters. Although the city is pushing for more economic and job growth in the city itself, the Strip will continue to be a heavy influence on Henderson. If you’re a retiree or a commuter into Las Vegas, this city is for you!
Check out what locals do for fun in the Henderson calendar of events: https://www.cityofhenderson.com/government/departments/parks-and-recreation/special-events
Workstyle Of Henderson
We’d be lying if we said its proximity to the Strip didn’t have an effect on Henderson, with the largest percentage of residents working in leisure and hospitality. But the Director of Economic Development and Tourism for Henderson is determined to see the city’s economic opportunities grow. He’s committed to making sure Henderson residents can live and work in the city, instead of the commuting to other areas of the county. Besides hospitality, the majority of residents work in trade, transportation, and utilities, professional and business services, and government. There are also a large number of headquarters and offices in Henderson such as Ocean Spray Cranberries, Ford Credit, and more. Having zero income tax for residents and some of the lowest corporate taxes in southern Nevada, there’s no telling when Henderson’s growth will slow.
Why Move Here Now?
It’s a Zoomtown
With more and more companies allowing employees to work from home, it’s becoming more common for people to find their perfect city without sacrificing their perfect job. Henderson is the perfect place for nature-lovers and weekend warriors. And no income tax? Yes please!