When people think of living in Las Vegas, they don’t usually think of the city of Henderson, but they should. Henderson is situated just a few miles south-east of the famed Las Vegas strip and it’s been the target of people relocating to the Las Vegas area for decades – and for good reason: it’s one of the best places to live in the USA according to a variety of sources.
Us included! Living in Henderson provides the best of all worlds when it comes to Las Vegas. You’re only 20 minutes away from the Strip. You’re close to the airport (without ever hearing any planes overhead!). You’ve got some of the best golfing, spas, and restaurants the entire city has to offer. You’re close to Lake Mead National Park as well as the Hoover Dam and bordering Boulder City. And the best part is you’ll find the Henderson real estate marketplace very agreeing to whatever type of home you’re looking to relocate to, luxury property, new homes, resales, condos, etc. Henderson’s got it all!
Wallet Hub Magazine put Henderson on its list of the “Best U.S. Cities to Start a Business” and the city has also been listed in “America’s Best Cities to Live” by 24/7 Wall Street. Wall Street 24/7 goes on to state:
“A suburb of Las Vegas, Henderson is one of America’s best places to live. The median household income in Henderson is $62,592 a year, and when adjusted for the city’s low cost of living, it is about $600 higher. Low property tax also helps keep money in Henderson residents’ pockets. Residents pay just 0.74% of their home value in property taxes, one of the lowest rates in the country.
Nearly one-fourth of the city’s labor force works in the arts and entertainment industry, and three casinos are among the top five employers. Henderson is also a fairly safe place. Just 165 violent crimes were reported per 100,000 people last year, more than 200 fewer per 100,000 than in the rest of the country. Located in the Mojave Desert, Henderson has a hot desert climate and gets about a quarter inch of rain per month on average.”
Need more incentive to relocate to Henderson? Henderson, Nevada has also been listed in their The Healthiest City in the USA article according to Women’s Health Magazine (with a take on the word “health” as “Wellthiest”) By “wellthiest”, they mean the healthiest, happiest, outdoors-iet, Zen-iest spots in the U.S. Of course, hiking is a major component of that healthy lifestyle and Henderson has some really nice trails such as:
- Black Mountain Trail : The 7.6 mile Black Mountain Trail is home to Henderson’s trail system. The steep summit displays the sprawling Las Vegas Valley views.
- McCullough Hills Trail : This gorgeous 8 mile hike displays the scenic McCullough Range as it rises dramatically from the Las Vegas Valley floor. For those luxury buyers, at its peak you’ll find the Ascaya luxury new home community which provides 360 degree views of the entire Las Vegas Valley and is definitely ultra-luxury for those high-end buyers and retirees.
- The Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail : This 4.4 mile trail is an epic Historic site. The trail runs along the railroad beads that were used to build the Hoover Dam in the 1930s. The gorgeous views include 25-foot-wide tunnels that overlook the iconic Hoover dam.
- River Mountain Loop Trail : Up to 34 miles this long Mountain Loop Trail is great for a casual stroll or intermediate level hike. Hop on at the Equestrian Park trailhead and clock about 15 miles on this paved trail (great for both hikers and bikers), and you’ll land at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, where you can swim in the lake, canoe, and camp overnight.
So are you ready to enjoy the Las Vegas lifestyle without actually living in the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas? Then Henderson is your answer. Contact us today or call us at 702-336-5554 and we’ll fill you in on all the details of the current real estate market in Henderson and you’ll get a better idea of whether or not relocating to Henderson is the right move for you. It was the right move for us for sure. We’ve been living here a long time and still think it’s the best place in the USA to be!