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Top Reasons to Live in Henderson NV

  • Henderson is the second largest city in Nevada. Its tagline is the "Diamond in the Desert," and it's in close proximity to the Las Vegas Strip, the Hoover Dam and the beautiful and serene Lake Mead. It's a great way to take in the excitement of Vegas and still be able to escape to a quieter town. If you're looking to buy a house or to rent, Henderson is a wonderful place to start. People flock to the area for the temperate climate, shows at the Henderson Pavilion, and attractions like the Clark County Heritage Museum and the Botanical Cactus Garden.

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  • Housing Stats The median sales price in Henderson is $208,000 and the average listing price is $432,482. 31.74 percent of properties are rented, 56.97 percent are owned and 11.29 percent remain vacant. The vacancy rate here for rentals is 9.4 percent and for homeowners is 2.2 percent. The mix of housing here is quiet diverse: you can find rental apartments, rent to own houses, or homes to purchase.
  • Local ShoppingHenderson offers all kinds of unique shopping experiences, ranging from big department stores and malls to small boutiques. City Lights Too is a craft boutique in the Water Street District where you can find gifts for friends and arts and crafts for your own home. The Fragrance Factory has every kind of perfume you could dream of and will keep your olfactory senses stimulated for hours! Mikels Fine Art Photography has beautiful photos for sale, as does Nature's Palette Photography. Try the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for a sweet treat. Cinema Collectors on Water Street has everything a film fan could ever think of! The Book Buff is a great little book store on West Pacific Avenue that carries new and used books. A short drive from Henderson is The District at Green Valley Ranch, which has many big name stores. The Galleria at Sunset on Sunset Road has over 130 stores. It's also home to the Henderson Space & Science Center traveling exhibits.
  • NightlifeNightlife in Henderson leaves nothing to be desired! Whether you're heading to the main strip in Las Vegas or veering off the beaten path, there is something for everyone. Half Shell is a yummy seafood restaurant on Eastern Avenue that draws in crowds for its food and arcade games. Daydream on Las Vegas Blvd. is a Miami-style pool area with a daytime bar and lounge. At night, it features live DJs spinning music and beautiful scenery. Ravello is a swanky casino lounge on Las Vegas Blvd that has huge video screens and light boxes to light up the dance floor. One Six is a stylish modern lounge with awesome view of the Las Vegas Skyline. For a more casual night out, try Quinn's Irish Pub on Paseo Verde, a fun and lively Irish bar with beer and snacks. The Drop Bar is a bar dropped into the center of a casino where you can drink with the backdrop of slot machine chimings. If you're looking for a warm intimae space, try the Black Mountain Grill, a lodge-themed restaurant with the feel of a cozy, lovely forest.
  • Largest Employers and IndustriesHenderson's top employer is the city itself, providing nearly 3,000 jobs for its residents. Second to that is the St. Rose Dominican Hospital which provides between 1,000 to 1,499 jobs. The Green Valley Ranch, the M Resort and Sunset Station also provide between 1,000 and 1,499 jobs. In the wider area of the county, the Clark County School district employs over 20,000 people and the casinos on the Las Vegas strip, such as the Bellagio, the MGM Grand Hotel, the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and the Mirage all employ over 5,000 people each as well.
  • Entertainment Entertainment in Henderson, NV is alive and well, and the city offers a number of family-friendly events and nightlife events throughout the year. The St. Patricks Parade always gets a lot of people out into the streets, while the art festival of Henderson promises a wealth of great art from local and national artists. The Fourth of July celebration is filled with revelry and ends with a beautiful fireworks display. The Cowboy BBQ of Henderson is a great chance to try some yummy food and the Waterday Street Market offers a great array of vendors and live entertainment. The WinterFest features a tree lighting ceremony, gingerbread house displays and evening light parades. Shakespeare fans will want to check out the Shakespeare in the Park series that begins in the fall. The Henderson Pavilion is an open air theatre that hosts wonderful live music performances all year round. Some acts appearing this year are Diamond Rio, Babyface and a live performance of the Music of Pink Floyd.