If you’re thinking of moving to Las Vegas, you’ve probably heard a lot about Summerlin… It’s a great part of town and popular for a reason, but we LOVE living on the opposite side of town and here’s why. Our 5 reasons why we love living in Henderson NV
Henderson has SO many great parks and trails. Would you believe the city has 62 parks?! In fact, Henderson’s goal is to have a park within 10 minute walk from any residence in the city.
Our parks are serious business too! They have everything from dog parks, playgrounds, splash pads, sports fields and more. Many of these parks are connected by a system of trails. There really is something for everyone here.
Living in Henderson NV is extremely convenient. While Las Vegas is a large city, it is encircled by a series of expressways and you can reach even the farthest corner of Las Vegas in 35 minutes.
This Las Vegas Strip is less than 15 minutes away for most of Henderson and international hub McCarren Airport is also no more than 15 minutes away. The city is close to Lake Mead and close to the I-15 which takes you to California. In fact, the drive to the ocean is just over 4 hours.
Henderson NV has a separate police force than Las Vegas. They are less overwhelmed than Las Vegas Metro Police and this allows for faster response times.
Our police and firefighters are extremely involved in the community and we are very grateful for them! Forbes magazine even ranked Henderson as the safest city in America in 2018 & 2019.
One reason is the number of master-planned communities. These “master” associations care for landscaping and sidewalks which have lush landscaping and amenities such a benches and doggy poop bins 🙂
In addition, many areas such as Green Valley have mature communities that equate to large grassy lots and wide tree-lined streets. You won’t find anything similar in newer developments.
The city of Henderson has great leadership which is focused on building the city and its community. There is a lot of work being done to revitalize the downtown area (Water Street). Many new developments are planned for downtown including live-work spaces, a new master-planned community, and more.
In addition, the city hosts many free events, such as Last Friday: a once a month gathering with live music, arts, and food. There are numerous local recreation centers that offer a multitude of classes both free and paid and local libraries offer countless free enrichment activities for kids and families.
We’d love to show you around 🙂
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