HENDERSON, Nevada Real Estate and Community Information

About Henderson

One would never guess that only minutes away from the exciting strip of Las Vegas is the serene community of Henderson. The quiet community is an oasis amid the Mojave Desert. One of Nevada's most popular residential communities, Henderson offers an abundance of attractions, cultural events, great shopping, delicious dining, bountiful trails and open space, and many fantastic recreational facilities. The city is nestled amid the trifecta of Nevada's most renowned man-made attractions, the Las Vegas sign, the Hoover Dam, and the beautiful Lake Mead.

The city of Henderson has a bright future. The dynamic community is home to beautiful master-planned residential areas, as well as fantastic public facilities, and a top-notch school system. Residents of Henderson are dedicated to preserving Henderson as the great "city of destiny" that President Kennedy environed nearly 50 years ago.


The city of Henderson was "born in America's defense." During World War II, Henderson was created in concert with the development of the Basic Magnesium Plant. The wartime plant supplied the nation's War Department with magnesium used for airplane parts and ammunitions.

The city of Henderson was officially incorporated several years after the war ended, in 1943. Today, the city of Henderson has expanded across more than 103 square miles and is the second largest city in the state. Henderson, known for both its small-time values and big city amenities, is a perfect place to call home.

Life In Henderson

The city of Henderson is known for the fantastic lifestyle, it is able to offer its residents. From resort like living, championship golf courses, thrilling events, and family-friendly attractions, the city is able to offer something for those of all ages and lifestyles.

With an ever-growing list of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, the city of Henderson boasts a wide assortment of attractions and activities. From the city's spectacular annual production of "Shakespeare in the Park" to the many cultural events that are held in the city's outdoor amphitheater, arts and culture are an important part of life in Henderson.

Parks and Recreation
The city of Henderson is home to over 60 well-maintained parks offered for the enjoyment of its residents. The parks in Henderson offer features, such as playgrounds, open spaces, walking trails, dog parks, splash pads, skate parks, and lighted multi-use sports fields.

The city of Henderson is home to one of the most extensive trail systems in the state. The large system of trails extends over 184 miles with a number of walking, biking and hiking trails from which to enjoy the great outdoors.

Recreation Centers
The city of Henderson is home to recreation centers that host a variety of classes, events and workshops. From cooking classes to dance, the year-round programs offer something for those of all ages. With an array of classes and activities that are geared for all ages, from young children extending to the 55+ crowd, the activities offered at the recreation centers have something for everyone.

Golfing In Henderson
The warm temperatures and natural desert landscape create a comfortable environment for year-round golfing. Golf enthusiasts in Henderson are able to explore a variety of tournaments and area championship golf courses.

Henderson Area Golf Courses
  • Black Mountain Golf & Country Club
  • Desert Willow Golf Course
  • The Legacy Golf Club
  • The Revere Golf Club
  • Rio Secco Golf Club
  • Tuscany Golf Club
  • Wildhorse Golf Club

Attractions In Henderson
As the second largest city in Nevada, Henderson is home to a number of attractions. Often more mild and family-friendly than the attractions found in Las Vegas, Henderson's attractions offer a variety of activities to residents and visitors alike.

The city's Water Street District is a popular historic found in heart of Henderson. The unique and dynamic main street setting serves up an array of shops, boutiques, restaurant, and coffee shops. The eclectic mix of the modern and the historic, adds up to an interesting experience to be enjoyed by all.

Other popular Henderson attractions include the nearby migratory bird ponds located at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, the Henderson Pavilion, and the Galleria at Sunset.

More Henderson Attractions
  • The Artisan Booze District
  • Clark County Heritage Museum
  • Cowabunga Bay Water Park​
  • Discovery Children’s Museum
  • Ethel M Chocolate Factory & Botanical Cactus Garden
  • Fremont Street Experience
  • Gondola Adventures at Lake Las Vegas
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • The Lion Habitat Ranch
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
  • Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
  • Springs Preserve
  • Valley of Fire State Park

Popular Henderson Communities

The community of Anthem is a truly fantastic 4,755 acre master planned community located just south of the city in the neighboring Black Mountains. The gorgeous community is home to lovely homes, panoramic views, and high-end amenities. For more information on homes for sale in this lovely community, contact Douglas Proudfit.

Sun City Anthem
Home buyers who are 55+ and relocating to the Henderson area should strongly consider moving to the Sun City Anthem community. Sitting on the southern edge of ten Las Vegas Valley, the community is close to two regional shopping malls, Lake mead, the Vegas Strip, and more. The active residential community is prized for its ample amenities, beautiful homes, and convenient location. Residents in the dynamic community enjoy participation in more than 50 different clubs and interest groups. Activities in the community range in everything from arts and crafts to sports and fitness. The wide range in activities are tailor made to fit the preferences of the community's active adults and their lifestyles. Contact Proudfit Realty and learn more about life in this active 55+ community.

Douglas Proudfit
Douglas Proudfit
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