Las Vegas Luxury Home Communities Henderson Versus Summerlin Written by one of our top luxury home specialist, Denise Reichartz

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Henderson and Summerlin are both popular areas in the Las Vegas Valley.  Henderson is Southeast of the Strip, whereas Summerlin is 10-15 miles West of the Strip. Henderson/Green Valley was the first master-planned community, then Summerlin came on strong with its well-marketed master-planned neighborhoods. 

Median housing costs in Summerlin are $369,600, Henderson is $327,000. Summerlin home values have gone up 11.9% and predictions are 4.6 to rise within the next year. Henderson values went up 11.6% and predictions are 6.6  to rise within the next year.

Red Rock Resort & Casino offers built-in entertainment for Summerlin residents and visitors, with restaurants, shopping, concerts, gambling and movie theaters.  Summerlin also offers an outdoor shopping district (known as Downtown Summerlin) with 125 stores, restaurants, and a farmer's market. Also located there is City National Arena, the home away from home, for the Las Vegas Golden Knights and a brand new baseball stadium for the Las Vegas Aviators. 

Green Valley Ranch Resort & Casino is similar to Red Rock and also offers entertainment, gambling, and concerts.  The District at Henderson offers outdoor shopping and a variety of stores. Near Henderson is the Galleria Mall at Sunset for shopping and dining.  Town Center is centrally located in the Vegas Valley, a bit closer to Henderson and also offers fine restaurants and shopping.  Henderson will also be home to the Raider's practice stadium.

What some people might not know... Summerlin has over 150 miles of trails for walking, jogging, and biking. Red Rock Canyon is just up the road, a 200,000-acre conversation area is full of scenic drives, world-famous rock climbing, and hiking trails. Henderson has 64 parks, including Discovery Park and Paseo Verde Park, also offering one of the greatest skateboard parks.  Henderson is not far from Hoover Dam and Lake Mead National Recreational Area. Henderson is closer to McCarran Airport and the Executive Airport, also shaving offer 40 minutes for those clients that have a home in California.

Area Vibes gives Summerlin a 67 livability score, which takes into account amenities, cost of living, housing and more.  The area has a low crime rate and a high graduation score.  The livability score for Henderson is high at 77 and gets and an A+ when it comes to the crime rate.  The walkability score is slightly higher than Summerlin.  Henderson was also recently named the Safest City in the USA to live and raise a family by Forbes.