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2021 Top 100 Best Places to Live In America Sponsored by: See homes for sale on Movoto by OJO

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How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 62
Demographics 64
Economy 52
Education 69
Health 50
Housing 37
Infrastructure 51

#83. Henderson, NV

Located just south of Las Vegas and about 20 miles from Hoover Dam, Henderson, NV is a prime location for arts and entertainment, outdoor recreation and delicious dining. It’s home to 314,000 people, which makes it the second-largest city in Nevada after Vegas. Residents get to enjoy Henderson’s many shopping areas, hiking trails, golf courses, pools and spas, and arts and culture offerings like the Henderson Symphony Orchestra and the City Lights Art Gallery.

Top Colleges/Universities: Nevada State College

Top Industries & Employers: Government, health care, tourism

Weekend Plans: Play 18 holes at Reflection Bay Golf Club, a course designed by Jack Nicklaus.

Favorite Place to Feast: The Galbi Korean BBQ, a tasty local spot that makes delicious grilled beef, pork, chicken and fish dishes.

Beloved Beverage: Craft beers from Bad Beat Brewing.

Outdoorsy Activity: Walking, jogging, playing sports, riding bikes or cooling off at one of Henderson’s 66 parks, which were recently ranked No. 22 in the nation by The Trust for Public Land.

Rooftop Bar: 16, located on the 16th floor of M Resort, serves cocktails and small plates.

Why Your Pet Will Love It, Too: To pee or not to pee? That is the question your dog will be asking himself as he lounges on the dog-friendly patio of Shakespeare’s Grille & Pub while you enjoy fish and chips or bangers and mash.

Remote Work Perk: Need a little java to help power you through a busy remote workday? Henderson is home to an array of coffee shops offering top-notch brews, including Bad Owl Coffee Roasters and Mothership Coffee Roasters.

One More Thing … Henderson played an important role in World War II by supplying magnesium that the military used to make bombs, bullet casings and airplane parts.

– Sarah Kuta

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