Welcome to the city of Henderson, which is about 16 miles southeast of Las Vegas. It is the second-largest city in Nevada, after Las Vegas.
Forbes magazine ranked Henderson as America’s second-safest city. It has also been named as “One of the Best Cities to Live in America” by Bloomberg Businessweek. Furthermore, In 2014, Henderson was ranked as one of the Top 10 “Safest Cities in the United States” by the FBI Uniform Crime Report. Henderson has the 7th highest per-capita income in the United States.
The city is in the Mojave Desert with wildlife and vegetation typical of the Mojave. The mountains that surround Henderson mostly have gentle slopes. The McCullough Range is closest to the city; most of this range’s black rocks is due to a volcanic explosion many years ago.
Henderson is classified as having a hot desert climate. It has mild winters and extremely hot summers. Snow occasionally falls in the winter. Also, the monsoon can bring storms in the summer. For that reason, there can be flash flooding and thunderstorms. The hottest month is July and the coldest month is December. On average there are 292 clear days per year.
Residential neighborhoods in Henderson include: Anthem Country Club, Ascaya, Black Mountain Vistas, Cadence, Calico Ridge, Champion Village, The Foothills at MacDonald Ranch, Green Valley, Green Valley Ranch, and Hillsboro Heights. Also, there is Inspirada, Lake Las Vegas, MacDonald Ranch, Madeira Canyon, Mission Hills, Roma Hills, Seven Hills, Sun City Anthem, Sun City MacDonald Ranch, Tuscany Residential Village, and Whitney Ranch.
An increasing number of major shopping malls, movie theater complexes, concert venues, restaurants and casino resorts offer residents a variety of choices for leisure time in Henderson. Also, the city sits a few miles southeast of Las Vegas, close to the Las Vegas Strip. Furthermore, Henderson also boasts the largest recreational facility – the Multigenerational Facility at Liberty Pointe – in Nevada even more, it has Nevada’s only scenic Bird Preserve. The city supports a variety of other cultural events, many of which are at the outdoor amphitheater, the largest one of its kind in Nevada.