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COMMUNITY Home to approximately 270,000 people, Henderson is the largest 4 full-service city in Nevada, directly providing residents with fire, police, paramedic, ambulance, sewer and water services. The city maintains one of the lowest employee-to-resident ratios in Southern Nevada, along with one of the lowest city property tax rates. The city officially incorporated in 1953, after emerging during World War II as a manufacturing source for magnesium. Henderson, Nevada, has been named in MONEY Magazine's annual "Best Places to Live" profile that acknowledged the city for premier parks and trails, master-planned communities and economic opportunities. Recognized for providing excellent public services, the City's Police, Fire and ambulance services, Parks and Recreation, and Building and Fire Safety Departments are nationally accredited. The City of Henderson provides residents and businesses alike an exceptional quality of life with outstanding recreational amenities, educational opportunities and an expansive mixture of major shopping malls, movie theater complexes, restaurants, and hotel/ casino resorts offering a variety of leisure time activities. Henderson, the second largest city in Nevada, is known for excellence. In our most recent Community Assessment Survey, 96 percent of residents reported they are satisfied with the quality of life in Henderson. Eight out of 10 residents responding to the same survey felt a sense of community in Henderson. 4 cityofhenderson.com Parks and Recreation amenities are abundant in Henderson, with a park located within a mile of most residents and recreation and aquatic facilities conveniently located throughout the city. Henderson continues to receive recognition for providing premier parks and trails within walking distance for its residents. The city continues a tradition of firsts, being home to the first municipal building in Nevada to earn the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification – the North Community Police Station. The building features a number of efficiencies including a renewable energy system that will offset approximately 35 percent of the facility’s energy use. In 2013, Forbes ranked the City of Henderson as America's second safest city. The Forbes ranking is based on Henderson's ability to deliver programs and services that foster a safe community. Forbes also credits the City of Henderson for having a relatively high median income and low poverty rate. Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to providing quality public service while striving toward the highest level of efficiency; creating a premier quality of life for those residents and businesses that choose Henderson as A Place to Call Home. A Place to Call Home


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