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:
- Green Valley Ranch
- Macdonald Ranch
- Paradise Hills
- Lake Las Vegas
- Green Valley South
- Green Valley North
- Mission Hills
- Mccullough Hills
Read on to see how we determined the places around Henderson that deserve a little bragging rights.
How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Henderson?
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 21 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, Anthem.
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.
Population: 19,170Median Home Price: $380,782
Crimes Per 100K People: 857
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
2. Green Valley Ranch
Population: 14,594Median Home Price: $302,510
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,204
Unemployment Rate: 5.5%
3. Macdonald Ranch
Population: 13,707Median Home Price: $314,373
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,247
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
4. Paradise Hills
Population: 10,892Median Home Price: $254,800
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,856
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Population: 19,828Median Home Price: $301,223
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,368
Unemployment Rate: 5.6%
6. Lake Las Vegas
Population: 1,848Median Home Price: $365,000
Crimes Per 100K People: 857
Unemployment Rate: 5.8%
7. Green Valley South
Population: 22,440Median Home Price: $246,652
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,697
Unemployment Rate: 6.9%
8. Green Valley North
Population: 37,825Median Home Price: $254,557
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,821
Unemployment Rate: 7.4%
9. Mission Hills
Population: 4,552Median Home Price: $246,300
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,672
Unemployment Rate: 8.7%
10. Mccullough Hills
Population: 12,712Median Home Price: $252,071
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,825
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
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:
- Valley View
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- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Nevada
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Henderson
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|Lake Las Vegas||6|
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