U.S. Growth City No. 7: Henderson Still Landing Spot for Vegas Moves

Sin City Suburb Offers Good Neighborhoods, Attracts All Ages

HENDERSON, Nevada — The southeastern corridor to Las Vegas isn’t just a region you drive through. It’s the place you park and unpack.

Henderson seizes No. 7 in the U-Haul Top 10 U.S. Growth Cities for 2015. Growth rankings are determined by the net gain of incoming one-way U-Haul truck rentals versus outgoing rentals for the past calendar year.

“Henderson is the second-largest city in Nevada, but second to none in our quality of life,” said Andy Hafen, Mayor of Henderson. “We are a community that draws families, retirees, busy professionals and entrepreneurs interested in living, learning, working and playing in a forward-thinking, inclusive and vibrant community.”

3 Reasons people are moving to Henderson

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U-Haul locations in Henderson saw 52.1 percent of truck rental customers coming into the city as opposed to leaving. Henderson welcomed 6 percent more U-Haul arrivals year-over-year, while its departures were down 2 percent over the same span. The overall bump in U-Haul traffic made this desert destination, just 12 miles from Las Vegas Boulevard, an active spot for do-it-yourself movers.

What is $100 worth in Henderson.
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Some of the nation’s best-known names in business, like Ocean Spray®, have built facilities in Henderson and lend credence to the city’s pro-business environment. Resorts such as the Green Valley Ranch Resort have also found Henderson attractive, building unique properties suitable to the residential nature of the community.

Henderson also is unique in that it is conveniently located near three of the most popular man-made attractions in the world: Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Las Vegas Strip.

“We have the amenities you’d expect to find in Nevada’s second-largest city, including five-star resorts, seven championship golf courses and outstanding dining and shopping experiences,” Hafen said. “We’re proud that we are able to offer our residents outstanding master-planned communities, diverse educational opportunities and an array of family-friendly cultural and recreational experiences. I’m proud to live in America’s premier community.”

While U-Haul migration trends don’t correlate directly to population or economic growth, the growth cities data is a strong gauge of how well cities are attracting and keeping residents. Continue following the U-Haul Top 10 U.S. Growth Cities countdown at myuhaulstory.com and via Twitter @uhaul.

More on Henderson

  1. Henderson was actually “born in America’s defense.” During World War II, it supplied the U.S. War Department Things to do in Hendersonwith magnesium for munitions and airplane parts. The city currently
    lists its population at more than 286,000 with nearly 119,000 housing units and a median home value of $213,700.
  2. Thirsty, anyone? Henderson is home to the Artisan Booze District, an alliance of family-owned adult beverage manufacturers dedicated to connecting the communityWhere to go in Henderson through the spirit of spirits. Guests may taste award-winning locally inspired beer, wine and spirits, tour the facilities that craft them, or even participate in the
    beverages’ creation.

Quotable

“Henderson offers all the amenities of a major city like Las Vegas without the overcrowded and stressed environment that the tourist industry brings. I think that while Nevada’s unemployment rate is on par with that of the rest of the country, the job growth in Henderson is almost 60 percent higher than the national average. We have the perfect balance of idyllic lifestyle, affordable cost of living, vibrant entrepreneurial spirit, and competitive business advantages.” — Rick Faulk, president of U-Haul Company of Las Vegas East

 

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