SAFE, QUIET & CONNECTED
While Henderson is just 15 minutes from the famous Las Vegas strip and all that it has to offer, the two cities can be worlds apart.
People and companies are coming home to Henderson, a progressive city with traditional values where singles, couples, and families find entertainment, dining, education, and recreation that make Henderson feel like home. Each unique master-planned community and neighborhood offers variety so you can live where you want and how you want.
Throughout its phenomenal growth during the past two decades and its emergence as a center for business in the Las Vegas Valley, Henderson has maintained its hometown feel. According to survey results, the majority of residents believe the city’s high quality of life has been maintained or even improved due to growth. And Money magazine named Henderson as one of America’s Safest Cities.
Water Street District
Water Street District is a place where the classic rubs shoulders with the new – and creates some exciting new partnerships in the process. These quaint, walkable blocks evoke an authentic small-town feel coupled with some really big ideas. You’ll find contemporary art. A classic European bakery. A small-town barber. Big-city amenities. Modest cafes. Vegas-style casinos. Intimate retail boutiques. An outdoor amphitheater. Places to bike. Places to hike. Places to go climbing. And places to get down to business.
Events, Old & New
From arts and performances to parades and civic activities, there’s always something to do – and something for everyone – in the Water Street District.
Gambling, Old-Vegas Style
Classic Vegas is alive and thriving in casinos throughout the Water Street District. The service is friendly and hosts know you by name.
So Much More In Store
Shop Water Street and find unexpected treasures: curated contemporary and classic items, art galleries, baking supplies, dinner theater, or even sewing machine supplies. Our shops are bound to scratch your niche.
Food & Drink
The Water Street District is bound to satisfy your appetite, whether you are craving steak, craft beverages, custom-made cake, pizza, gourmet coffee, or the freshest farmers market produce.
Hike Through History
The Historic Walking Tour provides an informative, rich and colorful account of Henderson’s history, starting with its birth during World War II to the vibrant city it has become today.
Where & Getting Here
Located adjacent to Las Vegas in booming Clark County, Nevada, Henderson is conveniently situated between five major Southwest markets (Los Angeles, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Diego, and San Francisco). Because of its location, easy access, and business-friendly environment, Henderson is the hub for business in the Southwest. In fact, Henderson is the perfect complement to the Southern California marketplace because of its close proximity to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Henderson is located 15 minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Stretching over 100 square miles from Lake Las Vegas to the east and Interstate-15 to the west, Henderson forms the southern edge of the Las Vegas Valley. The gateway to the region, McCarran International Airport is the eighth busiest airport in the United States, in terms of passenger traffic. The 110-gate airport set a record high of 48.5 million passengers in 2017. Approximately 40 airlines operate out of McCarran.
Henderson is renowned for its exceptional master-planned residential areas, progressive business development, and new transportation projects, and has become one of the nation’s most dynamic communities. The City of Henderson has distinguished itself as a place where residents want to live, work, and play.
Spanning from 166 to 2,535 acres and from 864 to 15,350 units – and with some developments home to over 30,000 residents – Henderson’s 14 master-planned communities offer a range of amenities, locations, and residential options for professionals of all ages. Regardless of which you choose, every community is a short commute away from the area’s offices and industrial parks. We know you have better things to do than sit in traffic.
Building for the Future
- At 2,200 acres, Cadence will consist of roughly 12,000 homes, six schools and 12 parks.
- Union Village, a $1.5 billion development, will feature Henderson Hospital, Las Vegas Athletic Club, retail stores, a 396-unit apartment complex, a park, and a long-term acute care facility.
- The future 55-acre Las Vegas Raiders headquarters and practice facility, slated to open in 2020, will accelerate the building of more than 600 acres of undeveloped land.
- Just east of the M Resort is the future home of $950 million Henderson West, a project on 110 acres comprised of retail, offices, and housing.
Recreation & Entertainment
Whether it’s casual spots featured on food and travel shows such as Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Man v. Food, or award-winning fine dining, Henderson boasts a range of dining and grocery shopping options for all palates, including Whole Foods Market. Henderson isn’t just for foodies, however. Lovers of wine, beer, and spirits will also be in heaven while visiting the city’s Artisan Booze District.
From iconic brands such as Ethel M Chocolates to shopping hotspots like The District at Green Valley Ranch and The Galleria at Sunset, Henderson offers hundreds of nationally recognized shopping establishments such as REI, Pottery Barn, Brighton, Jos. A. Bank, Dillard’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s and JCPenney.
ARTS & CULTURE
Art Festival of Henderson, an annual Mother’s Day weekend event, transforms Water Street District into a colorful creative hub with unique art, live demonstrations, entertainment and an interactive area for kids.
Henderson Symphony Orchestra performances, held at various venues throughout the year, include a young artists concert and live musical scores from classic movies while the corresponding film is shown to an enthusiastic audience.
Throughout the year, popular entertainers perform at Henderson venues, including Lake Las Vegas, Green Valley Ranch Resort, and the Henderson Pavilion, a state-of-the-art venue for the visual and performing arts and home to the Henderson Symphony Orchestra.
PARKS, TRAILS & RECREATION
The City of Henderson boasts more parks and recreation facilities per capita than any other community in the region. Our award-winning parks and recreation program is committed to providing residents with life-enriching classes, workshops, and events. The city has 64 parks covering more than 1,306 acres, including 105 athletic fields, 64 tennis courts, 10 swimming pools, and 124 miles of trails within the city.
Henderson has quickly become a golfing haven and is host to some of the most memorable courses in the Southwest. Thirteen public, semi-private, and private golf courses provide a full range of challenges. The combination of comfortable year-round temperatures and the beautiful, natural desert landscape produce a heavenly place to tee up and spend the day on the links.
Innovation in Education
A COMMUNITY OF LEARNING
Henderson is Nevada’s leader in education. Public and private educational institutions in the city provide excellent opportunities to meet the needs of businesses and residents alike.
As part of Clark County School District, Henderson’s K-12 schools consistently outrank all other Nevada schools for achievement, preparing students for successful careers. According to research experts at Applied Analysis, Henderson public schools outperform the national averages in reading, math, and graduation rates. Data also shows that Henderson’s collective graduation rates are higher than both the national and state averages.
Henderson’s 5th grade reading and math proficiency rates rank 7th and 12th and its 7th grade reading and math proficiency rates rank 17th and 29th among schools in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
The graduation rate of Henderson’s high school students is 86.1% as compared to the national average of 84.1% and the Nevada average of 73.6%
Henderson’s graduation rate ranks 138th in the nation (top 50%)
The City of Henderson recently designated nearly $1.5 million in revenue to be used exclusively for local classroom, student, and teacher needs
Nine universities and colleges have established themselves in Henderson, including: Nevada State College, College of Southern Nevada – Henderson campus, Roseman University of Health Sciences, Touro University Nevada and DeVry University.
Also located nearby is the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). UNLV is a fully-accredited, national flagship university offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to a student enrollment in excess of 27,000 students.
Clark County School District
Henderson K-12 School Rankings
Foothills Montessori School (K7)
Henderson International School
Lake Mead Christian Academy
GV Christian School
Nevada State College at Henderson
College of Southern Nevada
Sierra Nevada College
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Touro University Nevada
Roseman University of Health Sciences
The Art Institute of Las Vegas
*This list represents a partial list of charter and private schools available in Henderson.