Henderson, Nevada was “Born in America’s Defense” in the 1940’s when the Basic Magnesium Plant was opened to mine the much-needed ore for the war effort. Around 14,000 people flocked to a previously uninhabited area of the desert between Boulder City and Las Vegas, which in 1941 was a tiny railroad watering station. From that historic beginning, Henderson has grown from a small “company town” to the second largest city in Nevada, with a population of over 275,000.
Henderson calls itself “A Place to Call Home”, and everyone seems to agree: the city is on the Forbes magazine “Safest Cities in the United States” list, has been named “One of the Best Cities to Live in America” by Bloomberg Businessweek, and is number six on Prevention magazine’s “Best Walking Cities in America.”
Henderson is located in a stunning desert environment. While people may associate the desert with extreme heat (and indeed, temperatures can exceed 115 degrees in the summer) the annual mean temperature is an attractive 68 degrees, with over 300 days of sunshine a year. In fact, part of the city’s growth stems from visitors from colder climates deciding they never want to leave. (If you are one of these lucky people, it’s good to know there is a convenient Dollar Self Storage location serving the Henderson and greater Las Vegas area.)
Known for its beautiful master-planned communities, such as Green Valley, Lake Las Vegas, and Seven Hills, Henderson also boasts award-winning parks and recreation programs, and there are many opportunities for outdoor activities, from golfing to hiking.
Henderson is a great destination for visitors as well, providing quality accommodations and close proximity to:
- The Las Vegas Strip
- Hoover Dam
- Lake Mead
- Lake Las Vegas
Whether you are a visitor, or are looking to relocate, Henderson is one of America’s most dynamic cities!