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Henderson is the second-largest city in Nevada, after Las Vegas which is about 16 miles southeast. The Silver State attracts a growing number of baby boomers to retire in a warm climate with a lower cost of living. Leisure time in Henderson can be filled with casino resorts, preserves, gardens, trails, and some of the best fine dining in the area.
Climate & Geography
Henderson has mild winters and extremely hot summers throughout the year with the hottest month being July and the coldest month being December. Snow occasionally falls in the winter. The average annual high is 77 degrees while the average annual low is 48 degrees. The average annual rainfall is 6.92 inches.
Henderson is part of the Mojave Desert with the typical wildlife and vegetation. The copper colored mountains have gentle slopes and reach an average height of 3,800 feet. They are highlighted by Red Rock Canyon’s bluffs, cliffs, and petrified sandstone boulders.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Residents regularly make their way to place bets at M Resort Casino, Sunset Station Casino, Emerald Island Casino, and Jokers Wild Casino. The constant hot weather allows for nature visits to Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Ethel M Chocolates Factory & Cactus Garden, and River Mountain Loop Trail. There's also several highly-regarded restaurants in area great for winding down after a day in nature.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The median home value is higher than that of the national median. Nevada has no income tax which includes Social Security and Retirement Exemptions not being taxed either. Nevada is a low tax paradise, with sales tax at 6.85 percent.
There are six hospitals and medical centers in Henderson. They are St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Rose de Lima Campus, Henderson Hospital, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital-Henderson, and Seven Hills Hospital. St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus is regionally ranked No. 1 in Nevada and rated High Performing in four adult procedures/conditions (COPD, heart failure, hip replacement, and knee replacement).