Henderson is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, within the Las Vegas metropolitan area. It is the second largest city in Nevada, after Las Vegas, according to an estimated population of 252,064 in the 2008 Census Bureau. It has also been named as "One of the Best Cities to Live in America" and was ranked as one of the Top 10 "Safest Cities in the United States". An increasing number of major shopping malls, movie theater complexes, restaurants and casino resorts offer residents a variety of choices for leisure time in Henderson. The city also sits a few miles southeast of Las Vegas and is not too far from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.