THE 10 BEST Neighborhoods In Henderson For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Henderson.
Best Neighborhoods In Henderson

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. So, if you're thinking of moving to Nevada and Henderson is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Henderson for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Anthem looks to be the best Henderson neighborhood to live in.

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.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Henderson

Anthem Henderson, NV

Population: 22,790
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $426,138 (First best)
Median Income: $83,558 (Fourth best)
More on Anthem: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Population: 11,447
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $250,033 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $86,758 (Second best)
More on Paradise Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Green Valley Ranch Henderson, NV

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Population: 17,011
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $302,380 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $90,168 (First best)
More on Green Valley Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Population: 22,063
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $291,546 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $84,580 (Third best)
More on Westgate: Homes For Sale | Data

McCullough Hills Henderson, NV

Population: 15,093
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $252,300 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $72,463 (12th best)
More on Mccullough Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 13,069
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $339,727 (Third best)
Median Income: $73,104 (11th best)
More on Macdonald Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

Green Valley South Henderson, NV

Population: 21,964
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $221,486 (11th best)
Median Income: $80,779 (Sixth best)
More on Green Valley South: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Lake Las Vegas Henderson, NV

Population: 2,175
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 4)
Median Home Value: $414,400 (Second best)
Median Income: $82,743 (Fifth best)
More on Lake Las Vegas: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Population: 4,896
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $218,650 (13th best)
Median Income: $71,832 (13th best)
More on Mission Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 8,137
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 6)
Median Home Value: $236,000 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $73,731 (Ninth best)
More on West Henderson: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Henderson, NV Neighborhoods In 2020

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 then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 23 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, Nevada has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Henderson

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Henderson aren't all good. Townsite takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Henderson.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Henderson For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Anthem 22,790 $426,138 $83,558
2 Paradise Hills 11,447 $250,033 $86,758
3 Green Valley Ranch 17,011 $302,380 $90,168
4 Westgate 22,063 $291,546 $84,580
5 Mccullough Hills 15,093 $252,300 $72,463
6 Macdonald Ranch 13,069 $339,727 $73,104
7 Green Valley South 21,964 $221,486 $80,779
8 Lake Las Vegas 2,175 $414,400 $82,743
9 Mission Hills 4,896 $218,650 $71,832
10 West Henderson 8,137 $236,000 $73,731
11 Highland Hills 10,583 $163,471 $68,711
12 Green Valley North 39,727 $202,938 $62,484
13 Calico Ridge 1,582 $324,950 $76,900
14 Black Mountain 7,111 $198,157 $66,505
15 Foothills 6,296 $223,900 $73,730
16 River Mountain 11,625 $194,970 $70,492
17 Gibson Springs 13,650 $196,456 $62,090
18 Pittman 10,713 $131,633 $46,221
19 Clark County 796 $220,900 $77,871
20 Midway 2,833 $175,250 $70,488
21 Whitney Ranch 11,637 $151,662 $49,152
22 Valley View 14,843 $117,117 $39,213
23 Townsite 5,466 $114,183 $48,803

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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