Henderson is especially known for its family-friendly master planned residential areas including Anthem, Calico Ridge, Green Valley, Green Valley Ranch, Inspirada, Lake Las Vegas, MacDonald Highlands, MacDonald Ranch, Madeira Canyon, Seven Hills, Sun City Anthem, Sun City MacDonald Ranch, Tuscany Residential Village, and Whitney Ranch. All these areas feature a variety of residential amenities like parks, community amphitheaters, shopping malls, movie theater complexes, restaurants and casino resorts. “Shakespeare in the Park” celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2006, a testament to Henderson’s long-standing support for the arts and cultural programs. There are also a variety small Henderson neighborhoods for those that prefer a more intimate environment.
Henderson is ideally located just southeast of the Las Vegas Strip and McCarran Airport, and just a mile north of Lake Mead with its 500 miles of shoreline. Lake Mead is the largest man-made lake in the world and offers great opportunities for boating, sailing, jet skiing, fishing, water skiing, camping, and windsurfing. Plus the city has over 50 parks covering more than 1,000 acres, including 80 athletic fields, 43 tennis courts, four indoor swimming pools, and seven outdoor swimming pools for residents to take advantage of year round.