4 Things to Know About Moving to Henderson
Although there are many distinct communities within Henderson, this suburban town is unified by its vast amenities including access to grocery stores, school districts, and numerous parks. Whether you’re interested in Green Valley Ranch, Inspirada, Anthem, or even Old Henderson, homebuyers can find the ideal Henderson neighborhood to fit their lifestyle and budget.
From recent developments to more established communities, Henderson has plenty to offer homebuyers. Here are four things you should know about moving to Henderson.
Home Prices Vary by Location
You’ll find that home prices in Henderson range depending on location. On the east side in Old Henderson and Henderson Townsite, the areas where the city got its start and homes are typically older, the median sale price is below $200,000, according to Neighborhoods.com data. Meanwhile, neighborhoods like Inspirada and Green Valley South, known for their parks, amenities, and updated subdivisions, have a median sale price over $300,000.
In these areas, it’s possible to find single-family and multi-family homes, including condos and townhomes, priced around the Valley-wide median sale price of $300,000. But keep in mind that in areas like MacDonald Highlands and Seven Hills, which are situated in the southwestern part of the city, it’s quite difficult to find a condo or townhome, and some of the newer construction homes built by top builders are typically priced over $500,000.
In addition to a wide selection of homes, several neighborhoods in Henderson even boast scenic views of The Strip, so it’s not uncommon to find that the higher you drive up Black Mountain, the more expensive the homes become.
Amenity-Filled Neighborhoods and Parks
Henderson encompasses a fairly large portion of the south valley, so you’ll find that amenities range across communities and subdivisions within the city. You’ll generally find that most neighborhoods throughout Henderson have access to plenty of hiking and walking trails such as the River Mountains Loop Trail, Pittman Wash Trail, or the McCullough Hills Trailhead.
Most Henderson neighborhoods offer several parks within a few blocks of each other. In the master-planned community Inspirada, there are 85 acres of greenspace spread across four parks and linked by a 35-mile trail system. There’s also the 20-acre Aventura Park, which features an impressive lineup of outdoor pools, playgrounds, water areas, sports courts, and recreational fields.
Another great park closer to Old Henderson is Heritage Park, which is the largest multi-use sports complex in the entire valley. Its 160 acres feature an amphitheater, splash pads, and a dog park. In Green Valley Ranch, Dos Escuelas Park is also a great outdoor space, not only because it has a dog park, but also because it’s just a short walk away from The District and Green Valley Ranch Resort and Casino.
Other more established neighborhoods such as Anthem offer luxury golf courses like the Anthem Country Club, which features a par-72 championship golf course as well as a fitness center and on-site restaurants.
Due to the city’s low walk score, Henderson is a car-dependent place to live. So if you plan to move to this part of the Vegas Valley, you’ll definitely need a car to get around town. While Henderson has plenty of bike and walking paths, you’ll have to drive to most of them if they aren’t within the immediate vicinity of your neighborhood. Plus, since temperatures exceed 100 degrees during the summer, it isn’t advisable to spend long periods of time outside if you aren’t in the shade.
If you’re running errands around town, the best way to get around is with your own car. Still, rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are available. Also, there are some public transit options available in Henderson like RTC, which offers more than 50 routes around the Valley with plenty of stops along some of Henderson’s neighborhoods.
Families with children will be pleased to know that some of the city’s best schools are located within Henderson as part of the Clark County School District. Many of the public schools in Henderson have earned high scores on GreatSchools.com, including Gordon Mccaw Elementary School, Bob Miller Middle School, Frank S. Lamping Elementary School, and Coronado High School. The highly ranked schools in Henderson are generally known for their strong academic performance, teacher involvement, and test scores.