Henderson Nevada

In Henderson, Nevada, real estate prices are some of the most affordable in the nation. Incorporated in 1953, Henderson, Nevada, has developed into a community with premier services and amenities. Henderson has become a popular destination for potential homeowners.

Henderson was actually "born in America's defense" ten years prior to its incorporation during World War II with the building of the Basic Magnesium Plant. The plant supplied the US War Department with magnesium for munitions and airplane parts. Former Mayor Jim Gibson's (1997-2009) own grandfather, Fred Gibson, was one of the original engineers sent to Great Britain to learn the secret of creating the "miracle metal" which would eventually help the United States and the allies win the war.

In 1947, magnesium production was no longer necessary for defense and most of the 14,000 BMI employees moved away and over half the townsite houses, built to house plant workers, went vacant. In 1947 the United States War Asset Administration actually offered Henderson for sale as war surplus property. The Nevada Legislature, In an effort to save the city spent a weekend visiting Henderson evaluating the possibility of state administration of Basic Magnesium. The legislators  approved a bill giving the Colorado River Commission of Nevada the authority to purchase the industrial plants. Governor Vail Pittman signed the Bill on March 27, 1947, helping save Henderson from becoming war surplus property.

With the help of local industry, the City of Henderson, Nevada, was officially incorporated on April 16, 1953 and on May 23, 1953, Henderson population elected Dr. Jim French as the town's first Mayor. The City quickly began to grow and today, the City of Henderson has grown to more than 103 square miles and is the second largest city in Nevada.

Henderson is 16 miles from Las Vegas and in 2018 was ranked #40 for the best places to live in the USA by Money http://money.com/money/collection/2018-best-places-to-live/

Henderson offers a wide range of community amenities and cultural activities.  An increasing number of shopping malls, movie theater complexes, restaurants and casino resorts offer residents a variety of choices for enjoying time.   The City also boasts the largest recreational facility – the Multigenerational Facility at Liberty Pointe as well as Nevada's only scenic Bird Preserve.

Henderson is 16 miles (26 km) southeast of downtown Las Vegas and also located just a few miles from McCarran International Airport.  The Henderson Executive Airport, recently acquired by Clark County, has completed major renovations and serves as a reliever airport to McCarran.

Schools In Henderson: The Clark County School District provides elementary and secondary public education. Henderson is the location for 29 elementary schools, nine middle schools, and nine high schools. Five of the nine high schools are public schools. The remaining four are private college preparatory schools, including the Henderson International School.

The city is in the Mojave Desert with wildlife and vegetation typical of the Mojave. The mountains that surround Henderson mostly have gentle slopes. The McCullough Range is closest to the city; most of this range is covered by black rocks from a volcanic explosion millions of years ago. The landscape consists of the desert and the only water in the city is found in washes like Duck Creek.

A long time ago, President John F. Kennedy predicted that the then fledgling City of Henderson was a "city of destiny." Today with master-planned residential areas, new roads, parks, recreation facilities and progressive business development making Henderson, Nevada one of the nation's most dynamic communities, preserving President Kennedy's "city of destiny" vision. The city is served by RTC Transit (formerly Citizens Area Transit/CAT) with its network of bus routes which run throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

Henderson is served by four major highways: Henderson Black Hills and (State Route 582), which is the main thoroughfare connecting with Las Vegas and Boulder City; Lake Mead Parkway (State Route 564); Interstate 515 and Interstate 215. State Route 146, also known as Saint Rose Parkway, connects Interstate 15 near Sloan with Interstate 215 in Green Valley.

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