Henderson, second largest city in Nevada, is also one of America's fastest-growing mountain communities. The colorful desert landscapes and the snowcapped peaks of nearby mountain ranges provide a dramatic backdrop for this city near Lake Mead. Henderson has the highest ratio of parks and recreation facilities per inhabitant than any other city in Nevada. The city has a diversified economy featuring high-tech industries along with a booming service sector. Henderson is home to Touro University Nevada and Nevada State College. And lastly, the city prides itself on its master-planned residential areas, transportation projects, and outstanding recreational opportunities. Outdoor activities are plentiful in the area, including the scenic mountains. Henderson is located in Clark County. The city of Las Vegas is just 5 miles away.