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Top 10 Recreation and Entertainment Venues in Henderson, NV

Henderson NV is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Located just 7 miles from Las Vegas, Henderson is known for its master planned communities, intricate trail system, numerous parks and community centers, great schools, golf courses and proximity to Lake Mead. Home to some of the Las Vegas valley's finest active adult age 55+ communities, Henderson is a wonderful place to call home. It was voted the #2 safest city in the US by Forbes Magazine in 2011.

Green Valley Ranch Resort & Casino

The Green Valley Ranch Resort is a great place for locals as well as their visitors. Fine Dining, a variety of restaurants, gaming, A Spa and fabulous pool, movie theaters, and its terrific location in the heart of Green valley make for a wonderful place for Henderson residents to enjoy themselves.

Across the road form GVR is THE DISTRICT at Green valley Ranch - with oodles of shopping, Whole Foods Market, PF changes, Cheesecake Factory, Lucille's Barbecue, Kings Fish Market, Rachel's Kitchen, Pinot's Palette, Chicos, and the list goes on.

Also in the same area is The Paseo Verde Library and Henderson Multi Generational Center and The Henderson Outdoor Amphitheater.

All this and a quick 20 minute drive to the Strip and 15 minutes via I-215 to McCarren Airport!
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Lake Las Vegas

Lake Las Vegas is a world class destination resort that is one of Henderson's most prestigious master planned communities. Located 17 miles from the Las Vegas Strip it is home to a variety of beautiful housing choices from condos, to hotel condos, to townhouse, homes, and ultra luxurious estates. Centered around a charming Village with hotels and restaurants, it is one to several golf courses, both public and private. There is also a man made lake with water sports, oodles of beautiful walking trails and breathtaking vistas.
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MacDonald Ranch

MacDonald Ranch is another masterplanned community in Henderson. Home to a wonderful age 55+ Sun City MacDonald Ranch Community with public golf courses and a youth golf academy, there are many strip malls with lots os shopping. Also in MacDonald Ranch is the private Dragon Ridge Golf Course, and guard gated custom homes with beautiful Strip and Mountain Views. In close proximity is the new Lifetime Fitness Gym, one of the most elaborate places to work out in Henderson. This Fitness Center is like its own city and features a child care center with classes for the children, youth camps, basketball courts, yoga and plates studios, indoor and outdoor pools with water slides and lap lanes, and a terrific spa area.

Anthem Country Club

Anthem Country Club is the crown jewel of the Anthem masterplan. Nestled close to BLM land and Henderson's Trail System in the Foothills of the Black Mountains, Anthem Country Club is a great place to live and play. You don't have to live in Anthem Country Club to be a social or golf member. ACC residents and members enjoy a 3 mile walking loop around the community, tennis complex, basketball courts, fitness center, fine dining, and of course golf. Guard Gated Luxury Living can be found in Anthem Country Club.

It is adjacent to Sun City Anthem and Solera which are 2 age 55+ communities. Minutes away is shopping, restaurants, and St Rose de Lima Hospital's Siena Campus.

Anthem residents are greeted by soothing waterfalls on either side of Anthem Parkway, designed to be a decompression zone from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas valley below.

Bistro Pizza

Henderson is home to many strip malls and delicious mom & pop eateries. Bistro Pizza is our family's favorite. They make the best Gluten Free Pizza's in Vegas! Be sure to call ahead because they run out of gluten free crust many days! Located off the Horizon Ridge area of Henderson where you will find many lovely new home developments, Bistro Pizza gives back to the community. Touro Med School students are offered special pricing!

Paseo Verde Park

The Paseo Vista park is an example of the many parks that are scattered all throughout Henderson. This park is located just minutes form the Green Valley Ranch Hotel and has several different areas for kids to play, with elaborate climbing areas, swings, covered areas for the parents and grand parents, swings, and so much more.
Here are some of the amenities:8 acres
Lighted basketball court
Bocce courts
Covered picnic shelters
Lighted dog park
Lighted horseshoe pits
Open grass area
Picnic tables
Splash pad
Walking course
Park reservation
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Rio Secco Golf Club

The Rio Secco Golf Club is a challenging course located in the rolling hills of Henderson's Seven Hills masterplan. Surrounding the public course are many beautiful custom homes and lots of shopping. Seven Hills is adjacent to the Anthem Masterplan and residents of those communities enjoy the plethora of Strip malls lining Eastern Avenue, just minutes away.

The Revere Golf Club

The Revere Golf Club is the Centerpiece of Sun City Anthem Age 55+ Community. It is located high in the foothills of the Anthem Masterplan. This course can be challenging for seniors, as the terrain is quite hilly. The driving range is located right across from the Golf Club. The restaurant has one wall of glass that is the perfect setting to have breakfast or lunch overlooking the greenery and the strip in the distance. Prices are affordable, and the scenery can't be beat!

Lake Mead Recreational Area

Henderson residents are desert dwellers and how incredible it is to have the Lake Mead Recreational area just minutes away. Here, you can hike, boat, fish, relax on the beach, and enjoy awesome scenery in a pristine setting. Boaters have t beware as Lake Mead is know to have large waves come up rather quickly - so you need a sizable boat to safe.

Enjoy water sports, skiing, and make sure your boat s equipped with a good GPS NAV system!
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The M Resort Spa Casino

This boutique resort is a great place for Henderson Residents to dine, swim, enjoy the many fabulous concerts under the stars, and morning yoga classes by the pool. Aside from the cool and modern vibe, great and affordable restaurants, fine dining, and gaming, the M Resort Spa is our family's favorite. There is a nice monthly membership for locals where you can work out at the gym, and use the spa facilities daily. Monthly specials are always offered for locals. Henderson resident's tip - the M Resort gas station has some of the lowest prices in town!
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Top 10 Recreation and Entertainment Venues in Henderson, NV