Henderson

Henderson, NV Neighborhood Guide

Welcome to the vibrant and thriving city of Henderson, Nevada, a hidden gem nestled just beyond the neon glow of Las Vegas. Known for its breathtaking natural beauty, Henderson offers an unparalleled blend of outdoor adventures, cultural richness, and a warm, welcoming community spirit. As the second-largest city in Nevada, it boasts a diverse array of neighborhoods, each with its own unique charm and character. 
 
Dive into our comprehensive neighborhood guide to discover why Henderson isn't just a place to live, but a place to truly thrive. 
 

Local Parks and Recreation

In Henderson, NV, there's a delightful mix of parks and activities that cater to various interests from nature lovers to adventure seekers.
  • Discovery Park - Offers volleyball, basketball, tennis courts, and a soccer field, along with picnic shelters and areas for reading or relaxing​​.
  • Amador Vista Park - Known for its panoramic views, rich wildlife, and well-maintained trails, perfect for picnicking, birdwatching, and fishing​​.
  • Mission Hills Park - A sprawling 22-acre park with soccer fields, jogging trails, picnic shelters, BBQ spots, pickleball courts, playgrounds, and a splash pad
  • Lion Habitat Ranch - A unique experience with 40 lions, offering educational tours and interaction opportunities​​.
  • Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area - Known as the 'Sistine Chapel' of Nevada, it offers hiking trails through an area rich in petroglyphs​​.
  • Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve - A perfect spot for birdwatching, with diverse local wildlife including migratory birds​​.
  • Bad Beat Brewing - Offers craft ales and beer-tasting sessions in Henderson's Booze District​
 

Dining and Shopping Destinations 

For a mix of dining and shopping experiences in Henderson, NV, consider these five destinations that promise to cater to a variety of tastes and shopping preferences:
  • Borracha Mexican Cantina - Offers a vibrant atmosphere with Day of the Dead décor and a menu featuring traditional and modern Mexican fare, handcrafted cocktails, and an extensive tequila menu. Located in the Green Valley Ranch, it's perfect for dinner and lunch on weekends​​.
  • The District at Green Valley Ranch - A mixed-use area combining entertainment, hotels, office spaces, residences, restaurants, and shops. With a wide range of dining options and stores offering everything from grills and ice cream shops to home furnishings and clothing retailers, it's a hub for both locals and visitors​​.
  • Todd's Unique Dining - This intimate bistro-style restaurant in an unassuming mall in Henderson offers a culinary experience with a menu that changes almost daily. Chef Todd Clore uses the freshest ingredients for his artfully combined dishes, making it an ideal spot for a romantic dinner​​.
  • The Buffet at the Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino - Known as the best buffet in the area, it features a changing menu with specialties from various countries. Located near the Hoover Dam, it's a historic spot for both gaming and dining​​.
  • King's Fish House - Located at the District Mall at Green Valley Ranch, it serves a wide variety of seafood from all over the world. The menu includes sushi, ceviche, lobster rolls, oysters, seafood soups, sandwiches, and pastas, making it a paradise for seafood lovers​​.

These dining and shopping destinations in Henderson, NV, offer a blend of local flavors, international cuisine, and diverse shopping experiences, ensuring that there's something to satisfy every palate and shopping list.

 

Community and Cultural Events

Henderson, NV, is bustling with a variety of cultural, seasonal, and annual special events that cater to diverse interests, from music and literature to art. Here are a few notable events you might find interesting:
  • Spring Forward Family Music Festival 2024: Scheduled for April 6 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, this event promises a day filled with music and fun for the entire family​​.
  • Henderson Reads Book Festival 2024: Taking place all day on April 20, it's a celebration of literature, offering a chance for book lovers to engage and immerse in the world of books​​.
  • Art Festival of Henderson 2024: On May 11 and 12, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, this festival showcases a variety of art forms, providing a platform for artists to display their work and for attendees to appreciate the vibrant local art scene​​.

These events highlight the vibrant community spirit and cultural richness of Henderson, making it a wonderful place for both residents and visitors to explore and enjoy. For more information on these and other events, you can visit the official websites of the City of Henderson and the Water Street District.

 

Overview for Henderson, NV

342,036 people live in Henderson, where the median age is 41.6 and the average individual income is $39,678.42. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

342,036

Total Population

41.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$39,678.42

Average individual Income

Schools in Henderson, NV

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The following schools are within or nearby Henderson. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Hinman Edna F Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Cox David M Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Kesterson Lorna J Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Foothills Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Pinecrest Academy of Nevada Inspirada
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Pinecrest Academy of Nevada Sloan Canyon
PUBLIC
K - 10th
No rating available
Mannion Jack & Terry Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Webb Del E Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Wallin Shirley & Bill Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Ellis Robert & Sandy Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Coral Academy Sandy Ridge
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
Pinecrest Academy of Nevada St Rose
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Lamping Frank Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Wolff Elise L Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Smalley James E & A Rae Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Henderson International School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Calvary Chapel Green Valley Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Walker J Marlan Int'l School Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Pinecrest Academy of Nevada Cadence
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
Legacy Traditional School Cadence
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Stevens Josh Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Coral Academy Eastgate
PUBLIC
K - 7th
5/5
Sewell C T Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Brown B Mahlon Junior High School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Lake Mead Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Sports Leadership and Management Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Green Valley Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
American Heritage Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Nevada State High School Henderson
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
4/5
Coral Academy Windmill
PUBLIC
4th - 7th
5/5
Nevada State High School Southwest
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
Thorpe Jim Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Cowan Sunset Southeast High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Roberts Aggie Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
White Thurman Academy of the Arts Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Mack Nate Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Gibson James Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Treem Harriet Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Cowan Academic Center J-Senior High School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
McDoniel Estes M Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Merryhill School At Green Valley
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Green Valley Methodist Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Pinecrest Academy of Nevada Horizon
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Somerset Academy Stephanie
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Nevada State High School Downtown Henderson
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
Morrow Sue H Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
College of So NV High School South
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
5/5
Foothill High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Miller Bob Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Twitchell Neil C Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Taylor Glen C Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Greenspun Barbara & Hank Junior High School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Vanderburg John Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Black Mountain Academy & Preschool
PRIVATE
K - 11th
No rating available
Green Valley Lutheran Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Yeshiva Day School Of Las Vegas
PRIVATE
PreK - 10th
No rating available
Signature Preparatory
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Basic Academy of Int'l Studies High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
McCaw Gordon Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Bartlett Selma F Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Taylor Robert L Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Galloway Fay Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Burkholder Lyal Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Newton Ulis Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Dooley John Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Dj's Community Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 7th
No rating available

Demographics and Employment Data for Henderson, NV

Henderson has 132,226 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Henderson do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 342,036 people call Henderson home. The population density is 971.84 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

342,036

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.6

Median Age

49.27 / 50.73%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
132,226

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$39,678.42

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes
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