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Henderson was once a town full of manufacturing plants and industrial big names, but today it has a new identity and even a new name. Green Valley is what the newer parts of Henderson go by, and this family-friendly city is now known as a trendy, fast-growing city. The line between Henderson/Green Valley and Las Vegas exists only on maps, but the city retains its own mayor, police department, and personality. Although it's officially a part of the Southern Nevada metropolis that's home to about two million people, Henderson retains a small-town feel, especially along historic Water Street, where you'll find city hall and other government offices. Street festivals, car shows, and art-walks are common in Henderson, where you might be able to believe you're in any American city, were it not for the casinos.