Henderson, NV: A Place to Call Home

Henderson, Nevada Skyline

Henderson, Nevada: Minutes from Las Vegas and still a thousand miles away.

“We build homes where people want to live.” That pure logic from Blue Heron’s Tyler Jones is perhaps the best endorsement for Henderson, hometown of the 2013 New American Home.

Marquis Seven Hills community entrance

An entrance to the Marquis Seven Hills master plan community in Henderson, Nevada.

Known across the country for its award-winning master plan communities, this city of 270,000 is designed to be the best of all worlds. Just minutes from the Las Vegas pulse, Henderson has the Black Mountain Range in its backyard.

Henderson is now Nevada’s second largest city and, by any measure, a thriving community. Here you’ll find a bustling metropolis with its own convention center, luxury resorts, the state’s largest outdoor amphitheater as well as its largest commercial corridor, according to city sources.

Perhaps what most sets Henderson apart, is quality of life. Henderson was Nevada’s first community to partner with developers to provide no-cost land for schools, parks, and city service providers. Today, it boasts vibrant cultural arts, family-friendly amenities, and an enviable balance of work and play.

Setting a New Standard

The New American Home is built in Marquis Seven Hills, the newest portion of that master plan community. “Seven Hills is already one of the best neighborhoods in Las Vegas and Henderson,” confides Jones.

Two golfers walk off a green at Rio Secco Golf Club with mountains in the background

Rio Secco Golf Club

The New American Home also marks a new design approach for Seven Hills. “Most of what you see is Tuscan and Mediterranean,” notes Jones. “Now that Blue Heron is developing it, all of it is desert contemporary.” The look reflects the experience of the surroundings, with its low profile, clean lines and earth-tone shades.

The hillside setting creates a perch hundreds of feet above its eclectic surroundings, including the Rio Secco 18-hole golf course. From the decks and windows, a desert scene unfolds in one direction. Manicured fairways in another. A busy community close by. The Las Vegas skyline dazzling in the distance. All under a sky sparkling with stars.

Henderson has traditionally labeled itself as “A place to call home.” Its newest addition is a fresh testimony to the heritage.

This article originally appeared in Volume 13, Issue 1 (January 2013) of Portfolio Magazine.
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