Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Nevada and the county seat of Clark County. Las Vegas is an internationally famous major resort city known primarily for fine dining, shopping, gambling, nightlife, and entertainment.

Las Vegas Strip Sunrise

 

The city is considered to be The Entertainment Capital of the World, and we are not surprised since it is well known for its consolidated casino–hotels and associated entertainment. Las Vegas is the 31st-most populous city in the United States, with a population at the 2010 census of 583,756. The 2010 population of the Las Vegas metropolitan area was 1,951,269. Today, Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations across the whole globe.

Established in 1905, Las Vegas was officially incorporated as a city in the year 1911. At the close of the 20th century, Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in that century (a distinction held by Chicago in the 19th century).

Due to the city’s tolerance for various forms of adult entertainment, the city earned the title of Sin City. This image has made Las Vegas a very attractive setting for television programs and movies. There are numerous outdoor lighting displays on Fremont Street, as well as elsewhere in the city.

“Las Vegas” often refers to the city along with some areas beyond the city limits– especially the resort areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip, and in some cases, the entire Las Vegas Valley. The 4.2 mi (6.8 km) stretch of the South Las Vegas Boulevard, known as the “Strip,” is mainly in the unincorporated communities of Enterprise, Paradise, and Winchester.

Henderson, NV

Henderson is a city located in Clark County, Nevada. The city is part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area, which spans across the entire Las Vegas Valley.

Henderson on Google Maps

Henderson is the second-largest city in Nevada, after Las Vegas, with an estimated population of 258,000. It is located on the southeast end of the valley with an approximate altitude of 1,330 feet (410 m).

Henderson was ranked by Forbes magazine in 2011 as the second safest city in the United States. Many analysts attribute this achievement to Henderson being an affluent city, with a high median income and rich amenities catering to residents. This limits movement throughout the area and to nearby Las Vegas. 

Speaking of business magazines, Henderson wasn’t mentioned only on Forbes. It has also been named as “One of the Best Cities to Live in America” by Bloomberg Businessweek.