Henderson’s neighborhoods conjure up too many stereotypes to count. You’ve got hipster areas, preppy places, neighborhoods where college kids thrive, and of course, ghettos.
It seems as if there’s a neighborhood for everyone in Henderson.
And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the country thanks in part to a strong economy and tons of entertainment, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Henderson. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.
So the question arises, which Henderson neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?
Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Henderson hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Henderson area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Anthem ranks way above the rest.
We examined 23 of Henderson’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Henderson’s reputation.
Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Henderson according to data:
- Valley View
- Clark County
- Whitney Ranch
- Gibson Springs
- West Henderson
- Highland Hills
Read on to see how we determined the places around Henderson that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.
Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from worst to best.
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How we determined the worst Henderson hoods
To figure out how bad a place is to live in, we only needed to know what kinds of things people like and then decide what places have the least amount of those things. We threw the following criteria into this analysis in order to get the best, most complete results possible. We used this set of criteria for each neighborhood in Henderson:
- High unemployment (Less jobs)
- Low median income (Less pay)
- Low population density (No things to do)
- Low home values (No one’s willing to pay to live here)
- High crime (Estimated)
Then, we ranked each neighborhood in Henderson for each of these criteria from worst to best.
Next, we averaged the individual rankings for each criteria into a ‘Worst Score’.
The neighborhood with the lowest ‘Worst Score’ ranks as the worst neighborhood of Henderson.
Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Henderson to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 23 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.
This list is a scientific analysis based on real data and is completely unbiased. Hold on to your pants.
Median Income: $41,400
Median Home Value: $91,850
Median Income: $60,324
Median Home Value: $127,100
3. Valley View
Median Income: $40,622
Median Home Value: $111,783
Median Income: $48,615
Median Home Value: $124,378
5. Clark County
Median Income: $69,508
Median Home Value: $144,700
6. Whitney Ranch
Median Income: $58,799
Median Home Value: $118,900
Median Income: $66,972
Median Home Value: $208,450
8. Gibson Springs
Median Income: $60,643
Median Home Value: $170,089
9. West Henderson
Median Income: $67,123
Median Home Value: $202,850
10. Highland Hills
Median Income: $61,865
Median Home Value: $141,600
The ‘hoods around Henderson that are really hoods
Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Henderson with Townsite landing at the bottom of the pack.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Henderson aren’t all bad. Anthem takes the cake as the best place to live in Henderson.
We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Worst Henderson Neighborhoods
|14||Green Valley North||37,428|
|16||Green Valley South||23,232|
|20||Lake Las Vegas||2,052|
|22||Green Valley Ranch||16,110|