These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Henderson, NV For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Henderson are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Henderson, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Henderson neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Henderson are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Henderson for 2018:

  1. Green Valley Ranch (Homes)
  2. Westgate (Homes)
  3. Paradise Hills (Homes)
  4. Lake Las Vegas (Homes)
  5. Green Valley South (Homes)
  6. Anthem (Homes)
  7. Foothills (Homes)
  8. River Mountain (Homes)
  9. Green Valley North (Homes)
  10. McCullough Hills (Homes)

Read on to see how we determined the places around Henderson that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Henderson.

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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Henderson for 2018?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Henderson, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 22 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Henderson.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Green Valley Ranch.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Henderson has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

1. Green Valley Ranch

Green Valley Ranch Henderson, NV

Source: Public domain

Population: 16,110
Median Income: $87,081
Median Home Value: $272,060

Green Valley Ranch is a hotel, casino, and spa located in the affluent master-planned eponymous community within Green Valley community in Henderson, Nevada. It is owned and operated by Station Casinos.
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2. Westgate

Population: 21,472
Median Income: $82,729
Median Home Value: $266,938

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3. Paradise Hills

Population: 11,079
Median Income: $87,308
Median Home Value: $220,700

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4. Lake Las Vegas

Lake Las Vegas Henderson, NV

Population: 2,052
Median Income: $87,331
Median Home Value: $338,100

Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada, refers to a 320-acre artificial lake and the 3,592-acre developed area around the lake. The area is sometimes referred to as the Lake Las Vegas Resort. Lake Las Vegas is being developed by 5 companies including Lake at Las Vegas Joint Venture LLC.
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5. Green Valley South

Green Valley South Henderson, NV

Population: 23,232
Median Income: $81,239
Median Home Value: $202,932

Green Valley is an upscale neighborhood of Henderson, Nevada. Green Valley is Southern Nevadas first master-planned community built before Summerlin. The Green Valley Master Community development was founded in 1978 by American Nevada Corporation in an area of 8,400 acres on the southeast part of the Las Vegas Valley. Smaller enclaves called Green Valley Ranch and Green Valley South in later years within the boundaries of the master community. Green Valley South began construction around 1985, while Green Valley Ranch began construction in 1994. It is an upscale community with many amenities. Shopping, bars, and restaurants reside at The District at Green Valley Ranch. Green Valley postal codes include: all of 89074, 89014, and 89012. Green Valley Ranch extends into the eastern areas of the zip code of 89052.
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6. Anthem

Anthem Henderson, NV

Population: 20,193
Median Income: $89,231
Median Home Value: $379,765

Anthem is an upscale and affluent neighborhood in Henderson, Nevada, as part of the Las Vegas Valley. It is among the most affluent neighborhoods in the state of Nevada with an average household income of $131,445.
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7. Foothills

Population: 5,938
Median Income: $66,972
Median Home Value: $208,450

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8. River Mountain

River Mountain Henderson, NV

Population: 11,411
Median Income: $69,680
Median Home Value: $174,790

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9. Green Valley North

Population: 37,428
Median Income: $64,507
Median Home Value: $173,856

Green Valley is an upscale neighborhood of Henderson, Nevada. Green Valley is Southern Nevadas first master-planned community built before Summerlin. The Green Valley Master Community development was founded in 1978 by American Nevada Corporation in an area of 8,400 acres on the southeast part of the Las Vegas Valley. Smaller enclaves called Green Valley Ranch and Green Valley South in later years within the boundaries of the master community. Green Valley South began construction around 1985, while Green Valley Ranch began construction in 1994. It is an upscale community with many amenities. Shopping, bars, and restaurants reside at The District at Green Valley Ranch. Green Valley postal codes include: all of 89074, 89014, and 89012. Green Valley Ranch extends into the eastern areas of the zip code of 89052.
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10. Mccullough Hills

McCullough Hills Henderson, NV

Population: 12,974
Median Income: $64,125
Median Home Value: $216,543

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Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Henderson

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Henderson where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Henderson:

  1. Valley View
  2. Whitney Ranch
  3. Pittman

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Henderson

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 Green Valley Ranch 16,110 $272,060 1,263 6.3%
2 Westgate 21,472 $266,938 1,345 5.2%
3 Paradise Hills 11,079 $220,700 1,864 5.3%
4 Lake Las Vegas 2,052 $338,100 837 3.8%
5 Green Valley South 23,232 $202,932 1,668 6.8%
6 Anthem 20,193 $379,765 837 3.5%
7 Foothills 5,938 $208,450 1,996 10.4%
8 River Mountain 11,411 $174,790 2,191 6.8%
9 Green Valley North 37,428 $173,856 2,091 7.3%
10 Mccullough Hills 12,974 $216,543 1,854 6.7%
11 Macdonald Ranch 13,329 $296,291 877 4.0%
12 Calico Ridge 1,138 $289,700 837 3.2%
13 West Henderson 6,585 $202,850 1,902 7.9%
14 Midway 2,425 $127,100 2,624 11.3%
15 Mission Hills 4,578 $201,000 1,929 7.7%
16 Townsite 5,419 $91,850 2,992 10.6%
17 Highland Hills 10,115 $141,600 2,461 7.2%
18 Black Mountain 6,573 $163,800 2,127 7.5%
19 Gibson Springs 12,874 $170,089 2,187 5.8%
20 Pittman 9,484 $124,378 2,555 8.7%
21 Whitney Ranch 11,158 $118,900 2,685 8.6%
22 Valley View 13,304 $111,783 2,816 9.6%

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