Henderson : Nevada

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What Henderson is like for active adults


Henderson, second largest city in Nevada, is also one of America's fastest-growing communities. In fact the population increased 44% from 2000 to 2008 (to 252,000). There are several reasons why Henderson is an appealing retirement community. For one, the colorful desert landscapes and the snowcapped peaks of nearby mountain ranges provide a dramatic backdrop for this city near Lake Mead. For another, active adults 55 plus will like that Henderson has the highest ratio of parks and recreation facilities per inhabitant than any other city in Nevada. The city has a diversified economy features high-tech industries along with a booming service sector. Henderson is home to Touro University Nevada and Nevada State College. And lastly, the city prides itself on its master-planned residential areas, transportation projects, and outstanding recreational opportunities.

Henderson began as a magnesium procession center in the 1940’s. Now it has been discovered as a great place to live with a moderate winter climate. Active adults will like living in this retirement community because it has warm winters and many opportunities to work. Outdoor activities are plentiful in the area, including the scenic mountains. Henderson is located in Clark County. The city of Las Vegas is just 5 miles away. Here is more information about what it is like to retire in Nevada.   Photo of "Black Mountain" courtesy of Wikipedia and Spitwater.

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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

You can live in one of the many developments, some of which are active adult and many of which are open to all ages.
In 2010 the Las Vegas real estate is one of the 3 worst markets in the nation. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) the Las Vegas Metro median selling price in late 2012 was about $146,300. That is about half the 2006 median. The Zillow median sale price for Henderson was $178,400 in early 2013.  Foreclosures are depressing prices in this area.

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What is special about this retirement community

Plenty of employment possibilities; Fastest growing large city in the U.S.;  Named by Money Magazine as a 2006 winner for America's Best Places to Live; Henderson Pavilion; Henderson Events Plaza; Several casinos; E thel M Botanical Cactus Gardens;  Acacia Demonstration Gardens

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What is not special about this retirement community

It's hot in the summer; You have to like living in the desert;  You must like living in a very fast growing town; Other than Las Vegas, you are a long way from anywhere

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What kinds of people like retiring here
Henderson attracts a community of who would like to live in a fast growing town in the desert
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Local economy is driven by
Services, hospitality, High tech businesses, construction.
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Climate and Physical Environment
Henderson is located on the southern edge of the Las Vegas Valley at 1904 feet above seal level. It is just a few miles from Las Vegas and fairly near the Hoover Dam. It gets 4.5 inches of rain per year. The McCullough Mountains run through the area. Summers are extremely hot, winters are mild. Summers are hot, winters are mild. The average July high is 107 and the average January low is 37.
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
There are several casinos in town that provide entertainment possibilities. The Henderson Events Plaza provides cultural events such as the Water Street District Arts Festival. Needless to say there is plenty going on in nearby Las Vegas.
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Crime

The crime rate in Henderson is about half the national average.

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Medical facilities
There are 3 hospitals in Henderson
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Transportation

McCarran International Airport is 4 miles away in Las Vegas. There is a bus station in nearby Las Vegas. Henderson is below average in walkability when compared to other cities.

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Facts about HENDERSON
  • State: NV
  • Environment: Suburban,College Town,Mountain,Desert,RV Community,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: Fran

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1. Rating: 3.3/5 ( 14 votes cast)

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