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Henderson City

Henderson City Hall is located at 240 Water Street, Henderson, NV 89015; phone: 702-267-2080.

Incorporated in 1953, Henderson [1] is Nevada's second largest city with more than 270,000 residents. Our city is pleased to be recognized as the Second Safest City in America by Forbes magazine and three times named to MONEY magazine's list of "Best Places to Live in America." Our favorable tax structure, award-winning health care locations, accredited parks, police and fire departments all contribute to these accolades setting our community apart. The city has more than 25 master-planned residential communities.

The City of Henderson [2], Nevada is located at the southern edge of the Las Vegas Valley and serves as a gateway to one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. Beyond the mountains to the east is Lake Mead, one of the largest man-made lakes in the United States. Just a short distance to the northwest is the world famous tourist Mecca known as the Las Vegas Strip.

Incorporated in 1953, the city actually has its roots a few years earlier in the wave of industrial expansion necessitated by World War II. The original town site was created to house the workers of the new Basic Magnesium Plant. At the time of incorporation, Henderson comprised about 13 square miles and was home to 7,410 people. From these humble beginnings the city has blossomed into a diverse community of over 240,000 residents and is the second largest city in Nevada.

In the midst of the tremendous growth taking place throughout the valley, Henderson has been a leader in providing high quality master- planned communities in which its residents can live, work, and play. The intent of this Plan is to provide the guidance necessary to ensure that continued growth occurs with the same attention paid to preserving that quality of life.

  1. Henderson Relocation Guide, www.cityofhenderson.com, undated, possibly 2013, accessed March, 2015.
  2. City of Henderson, NV, Comprehensive Plan, 2006, www.cityofhenderson.com, accessed December, 2016.
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