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The city is known as “A Place to Call Home” and has seen unimaginable growth since John F. Kennedy described it as a “city of destiny” five centuries ago. Henderson was incorporated in 1953 after years of fighting for survival as a post-WWII manufacturing center and has managed to grow into a large, welcoming city.
Henderson has gone from being a small town with 7,410 residents at its date of incorporation to becoming the second-largest city in the state of Nevada, with a population that currently exceeds 270,000.
Henderson lies in the periphery of the Entertainment Capital of the World, merely 16 miles from the largest city in Nevada. Thus, residents benefit from the big-city vibes of Las Vegas, while not losing sight of their small-town values. Henderson lies 391 miles from Tucson, Ariz.; 268 miles from LA; and 2,539 miles from New York City.
The city enjoys access to two main airports: McCarran International Airport, along with Henderson Executive Airport, which is owned by Clark County. They give testimony to the rapid growth of the city.
With a desert climate, Henderson averages five inches of rainfall and one inch of snowfall annually, meaning that it receives just 19 days’ worth of measurable precipitation. Average high temperatures in July hover around 104°F, while January lows can reach 31°F.
Known as the gateway to southern Nevada, Henderson is one of the fastest-growing communities in the country. It offers proximity to top attractions such as the Hoover Dam, Las Vegas Strip and gorgeous Lake Mead.
The median age of Henderson residents is 42.2 years, which is four years older than the national average. The female population of Henderson makes up 51% of the overall population.
The average commute time in the city is 23 minutes, which is below the national average. Despite this, just 1% of the population uses public transportation, 82% drives to the workplace and 4% of Henderson’s population works from home.
The desert climate can be tough to get used to, but the active and healthy lifestyle — as well as the city’s proximity to everything Las Vegas has to offer — make the dire temperatures easier to get used to.
The cost of living in Henderson is around 12% higher than the national average, while housing is 38% higher than the national average.
Public transportation in Henderson is 14% higher than the national average. A one-way ticket on local public transportation is currently set at $5. Deducted fares are available at Strip & Downtown Express, as well as Deuce on the Strip. Three-day passes currently cost $20, while one-day passes can set you back $8.
A single meal at an inexpensive Henderson restaurant cost around $7.99. A three-course meal for two in a mid-range restaurant in the city is priced at $50, on average, while a cappuccino is priced at $3.98.
Basic utilities in Henderson cost 10% less than the national average. On average, electricity, water, heating, cooling and garbage cost $175.72, while basic internet service costs $84 monthly.
The average rent for an apartment in Henderson is $1,598 per month.
The average apartment size in Henderson is 991 sq. ft.
Rent for a studio apartment in Henderson ranges between $1,447 and $2,769 per month.
Rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Henderson ranges between $811 and $4,036 per month.
Rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Henderson ranges between $437 and $5,043 per month.
Rent for a 3-bedroom apartment in Henderson ranges between $500 and $5,369 per month.
The unemployment rate in Henderson is 5.4%, slightly higher than the national average.
Henderson has been struggling with its rate of unemployment since the 2008 recession. The economy has diversified after the demand of magnesium waned once WWII was over. Some of the top industries in the city are communication technology, metal production and industrial chemical production, while education, biomedical technology, medical tech, and computer and electronic transfer sectors have also experienced tremendous growth in the past two decades. Job growth for the next 10 years is projected to be 42.1% in the city.
Software developer Aldec, Inc.; Amica Financial Services; Barclaycard; Berry Plastics; Bluepoint Solutions; Cashman Equipment; Dignity Health; Ethel M. Chocolates; and FedEx Ground are some of the largest employers in the city. Levi Strauss & Company, Good Humor Breyers and Ocean Spray Cranberries are also headquartered in Henderson.
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The Clark County School District boasts numerous elementary, middle and high schools, including John Dooley Elementary School; John Vanderburg Elementary School with 795 students; and Glen C. Taylor Elementary School with 882 students, which are all top-rated in the state. Bob Miller Middle School and Jack & Terry Mannion Middle School are highly regarded in the state, while Nevada State High School, Coronado High School, Green Valley High School and College of South NV High School are also known for outstanding results.
The city is home to Henderson Nevada State College boasting 4,700+ students, while The Art Institute of Las Vegas is home to more than 1,500 students. Touro University, ITT Technical Institute and DeVry University also have a presence in Henderson.
Henderson is home to a wide variety of attractions, which include a large number of museums, galleries and events. Despite its small-town image, Henderson is quite culturally diverse. The Old Town Gallery boasts a large collection of sculpture, jewelry and glass exhibits, while the bustling Water Street Arts District’s Nature’s Palette Photography exhibit attracts tourists and residents alike. The Lights Art Gallery features workshops, exhibits, art classes and visual art expos, while the 30-acre Clark County Museum provides visitors with a large collection of mining displays and historic homes, replicating the local history.
The Acacia Demonstration Gardens showcase creative landscaping strategies, which are complete with a dynamic presentation of water conservation. The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve and the water park thrills at Cowabunga Bay Water Park can provide ample entertainment. Henderson is also quite close to some top U.S. attractions, including the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Death Valley and Red Rock Canyon. Calville Bay Marina, Bonnie Springs and Mt. Charleston are some of the area’s top places where residents love to go camping, climbing and horseback riding.
Fans of open-air sports events will surely enjoy a visit to Heritage Park, complete with dog walking paths, an aquatic center, and numerous fields for organized sports and pickup games. Football High School is the place where SkillsUSA teaches football players everything they need to know, while Anthem Hills Park is dedicated to the strong youth soccer program in the city. With a popular golf culture, it’s no wonder that Black Mountain Golf and Country Club, as well as Tuscany Golf Country Club are two major landmarks in the area. The city offers a great setting to the World Series of Fighting. The Stage Professional Dance and Fitness Studio on Anthem Drive is a popular spot for fitness and wellness addicts.
Although it’s not exactly Vegas, Henderson still features a large number of nightclubs and bars, including the fiesta arcade at Fiesta-Henderson Hotel Casino, as well as Barley’s Casino and Brewing Company. Remedy’s Tavern is known as a round-the-clock meeting place, The Auld Dubliner Irish bar and restaurant is the ideal place to savor craft beers, Hi Scores Arcades is home to the games, while Hammer’s Grill and Bar is frequented by residents and tourists alike. Galaxy Theater is just one of the city’s air-conditioned theaters that showcase fantastic movies on a regular basis.
Henderson is home to a large number of eateries ranging from popular chain restaurants like Pizza Hut, Olive Garden and Buffalo Wild Wings to fine dining restaurants such as Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis and Mexican food favorite Lindo Michoacan. Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ, Studio B Buffet, Napoli Pizza and Settebello Pizzerias are known for its generous portions and quality preparation, while diversity is represented by restaurants such as China A Go Go, I Love Sushi and Outback Steakhouse.
Some of the staple shops in the city include Walmart, Walgreens, Costco, Big Lots and Home Depot, along with Best Buy, the latter being popular with the tech culture in Henderson. The District at Green Valley Ranch offers unique shopping options, the dynamic Galleria mall has endless possibilities for those looking for retail therapy, while Vons offers everything from pharmacy services to pastries. The Water Street District showcases and sells pieces of art.
The Heritage Parade & Festival is an annual event honoring the city’s incorporation day. The three-day St. Patrick’s parade is another must-see event, along with Shakespeare in the Park, which celebrated 20 years of existence in 2015. Lighten Up Henderson and the Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival are other fun events not to be missed.
In accordance with the NRS 118A 300, short-term, one-month rental charges can be increased by the landlord with a 15-day notice in advance of the first rental payment. Those looking to rent should also be aware of security deposit regulations stated in NRS 118A.242. Henderson landlords need to disclose and explain non-refundable fees in the lease agreement, which include cleaning.