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.