News Release

City of Henderson Ranked in Top 100 Best Place to Live in America
Only Nevada City in Ranking

August 20, 2012




Henderson, Nev. – The city of Henderson has been named one of the best 100 cities to live in America by MONEY magazine and is the only Nevada city in this year’s ranking.

The top cities with a population between 50,000 and 300,000 were ranked by MONEY based upon strong job opportunities, great schools, low crime, quality health care, plenty to do and a true sense of community.

Henderson was recognized for its trails, parks and recreation, and maintaining services while cutting budgets during the economic downturn. Henderson was named No. 66 and had the largest population of all ranked cities.

“The city of Henderson is truly becoming America’s premier community,” said Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen. “Despite our growth and tough economic times, we continue to provide the best quality of life for everyone who lives, learns, works and plays in our city, so it’s certainly an honor to be nationally recognized for our efforts.”

With a population of 80,100, Indianapolis suburb Carmel, Indiana was rated as the top city. Redmond, Wash. and Irvine, Calif. were the only two western cities in the 2012 top 10 list.

MONEY alternates each year between the best small towns and the best small cities to live in America. This marks the third time since 2006 that Henderson has been named as one of the top 100 cities to live in the magazine’s biennial rating.

For more information on MONEY’s “America’s Best Places to Live,” visit Visit for more information on Henderson.

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About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with more than 268,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities and outstanding quality of life. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live and work in Henderson…a place to call home.