|Henderson Nevada Background|
Henderson / Green Valley Nevada
Henderson is located southeast of Las Vegas and is close to Boulder City, Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. Due to its location if you plan to stay in Henderson and make trips into Las Vegas or to the Strip you might want to consider your transportation costs. Cab fares could become expensive if you have to move around a lot. Cabs fares are more than a dollar per mile. Often it is cheaper rent a car. Check out the alternatives through our affiliate Budget Rent-A-Car.
Henderson Nevada is the second largest city in the state with over 250,000 people living in its city limits. on is located on the south side of the Las Vegas Valley and is close to Lake Mead, Boulder City and Hoover Dam. It is known for many things including its large master planned communities such as Green Valley and the Basic Management plants located near downtown Henderson. Henderson was recognized in 2006 as one of the best places to live in America by Money magazine.
The median family income in Henderson (2006) is $72,359.00.
The median home price in Henderson (2006) is $318,000.00.
Henderson has over 2,746 restaurants and 62 golf courses within or nearby.
The annual precipitation is 4.5 inches with the average July high temps at 104° and 59° in January.
The median age of the Henderson resident is 35.5 years.
A Brief History of Henderson
Henderson began its existence as a provider of Magnesium for the war effort during WWII. With the end of the war Henderson's only product was no longer in high demand and by 1947 Henderson was in danger of literally becoming 'war surplus' to be sold off at auction. On April 16 1953, Henderson incorporated with a population of 7410 and only about 13 square miles in area.
During the 1980's Henderson saw significant growth in its Green Valley area. That growth continues today in the city that now covers 95 square miles and has the second largest population in Nevada. There are now several Henderson hotels in the Green Valley area, the Lake of Las Vegas and throughout the city. There are also thousands of apartments in Henderson scattered throughout the city.
For more information visit the City of Henderson web site : http://www.cityofhenderson.com/
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