With a population estimated at more than 252,000, Henderson has evolved from a small suburb of Las Vegas into a flourishing community. Henderson is actually its own city and began build around Basic Magnesium Inc.'s defense plants during World War II. Henderson is now home to award-winning master-planned communities, Anthem and Southern Highlands, boasting some of the largest and most extravagant homes in Las Vegas. Henderson is known as one of the best family oriented communities due to its massive amount of parks, retail and dining, and almost exclusively being single family homes.
North Las Vegas
Another city within itself with a population of more than 200,000, North Las Vegas is the hub of industry in Southern Nevada. The city is home to the bulk of Southern Nevada's manufacturing, technology, distribution and industrial facilities. North Las Vegas is one of the quickest growing city in Nevada and is known for its affordable housing.
The largest master-planned luxury area of Las Vegas, Summerlin hosts a plethora of high-end housing options, golf courses, and other amenities for those who wish to live away from the strip. The majority of Summerlin homes are single family, but a good amount of low-rise condos exist in the area. Adjacent to Summerlin is Queensridge Place—an ultra-lux high rise development located just east of Summerlin near Boca Park and Tivoli—two popular destination spots that offer a variety of unique restaurants and boutiques to Summerlin Visitors. Queensridge offers residents incredible views of Summerlin, Redrock and the Strip. Located just off the 215, sits the Summerlin’s own popular entertainment hub--Downtown Summerlin. New to the Las Vegas area, Downtown Summerlin continues to grow, offering an increasing variety of shops and restaurants along with an amphitheater and other amenities to Summerlin residents and visitors. Also surrounding Summerlin are Red Rock National Conservation Area to the west and a series of man-made lakes located to the east of Summerlin within The Lakes and Desert Shores communities.
Downtown Las Vegas
The most historic part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area is a progressive urban center with most housing options consisting of apartments and condominiums nestled into the streets of downtown with easy walking accessibility to East Fremont, Container Park, and the Arts District. Slightly further out and across from the 15, Palomino and Campbell are mostly upscale single story homes, but heavy gentrification in the area has created a hub for renovated ultra-progressive homes. This is one of the few luxury neighborhoods in Las Vegas that is not gated.
Living on the Strip may seem unfeasible, but the streets running parallel to Las Vegas Blvd and even on it have a multitude of condominium buildings that are relatively affordable. Turnberry Towers and the Mandarin Oriental are two among the higher end of available options. More affordable housing is located east of the strip in the form of single family homes, apartments and condominium. This set of options extends toward the UNLV campus. There are additional moderately priced rental options toward Downtown which is located just north of the strip.