When choosing where to settle down and make a home, one must consider the community as a whole including but not limited to the environment, education for kids, politics, and/or connections to the family as a whole.
Most of us want to live near well-paid employment opportunities so that we can enjoy higher standards of living. We also want lower costs of living. It’s never an easy task to choose the right areas.
At the very top of the list are good schooling and high-quality health care. Using these attributes, U.S. News & World Report compiled data for more than 100 US cities. They put Henderson in Nevada, just outside of Las Vegas at the very top.
They classified the data into five attributes;
- Labor market
- Quality of life
- Net migration
There’s no place like home—especially when the home is in Henderson, Nevada. This picturesque city is quickly rising as a top attractor for out-of-state residents. Henderson is affordable and finds itself in the Las Vegas area, which many put high on the list of best places to retire last year.
Henderson, which has the nickname “Tree City USA” on account of the city’s 60 parks, continues to grow in appeal. Over the past decade, Henderson’s population has surged 20 percent, topping more than 300,000 residents. The city has now surpassed Reno as Nevada’s second most populous city, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Active adults from all parts of the country are drawn to Henderson for various reasons, whether they seek affordable housing, they desire to live in a warmer climate, or they fall in love with Henderson’s unique mix of urban and rural charm.
Active adult homebuyers who want to find their dream home in this desirable city have many options. Henderson is home to a half dozen 55+ communities, each with its own distinct style and offerings.
Whether you’re researching homes for sale in Nevada or you want to know more about what makes Henderson so appealing, read on to learn more about why Henderson is attracting so many out-of-state residents.
Henderson Allows for an Active and Varied Way of Life
In Henderson, residents are never far from adventure and recreation opportunities. The city is located just 15 miles outside of the glittering lights of Las Vegas, making it easy for active adults to explore the Entertainment Capital of the World whenever they wish.
Henderson is also home to Las Vegas’ first brewing company, Barley’s Casino and Brewing Company. Active adults love this quaint casino and microbrewery for its relaxed atmosphere, brick-oven pizza, slots, and of course, handcrafted brews.
Active adults who enjoy spending time outdoors relish the city’s miles of tree-lined hiking trails and dozens of parks. Henderson boasts the most parks per capita in the entire state of Nevada, giving residents plenty of places to pursue all their favorite outdoor pastimes.
Although Henderson is situated in the desert, the city encompasses most of Las Vegas’ lakes and waterfronts. At Lake Las Vegas and Lake Mead, active adults can soak up the sun while enjoying water activities ranging from boating to fishing.
Henderson Offers Affordability
As California’s costs continue to climb, many retirees are leaving the Golden State in favor of cost-effective Henderson. According to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, more than half (56 percent) of new arrivals in Henderson from 2013 to 2017 were from California.
Many retirees live on fixed budgets and simply can’t justify or afford the cost of living in California. For years, California has been losing more residents than it gains from other states, even though its population of 40 million keeps increasing due to births and foreign immigration.
While exorbitant prices remain the norm in California, active adults find respite in Henderson. The city provides a significantly more affordable cost of living than California. Active adults also save on certain expenses when they reside in Henderson rather than nearby Las Vegas. Henderson residents pay less for utilities and transportation than Las Vegas residents, according to Sperling’s Best Places.
When living on a fixed budget, every dollar counts. When active adults in Henderson save on living expenses, they free up more of their budget to enjoy all the city has to offer, from distillery tours and casino trips to browsing museums and even feeding lions.