ok, well i dont live in nevada, but i visit it often, like three time a month, because of family. If you want to be a little far away from the city, and all the commotion of Las Vegas, the tourists, the traffic, etc. i would choose Henderson, that the farthest you can get while living in southern Nevada, if you want to be a little closer, but still distant from the main casinos and the Strip(the main street where the casinos are, Las Vegas Blvd.), go for North Las Vegas, i love it there, its my favorite place, my family lives up there, very calm, no tourists, but still good view of the casinos, know, if you want to live in "Las Vegas" where the casinos are a, and eveything, then move right down to the strip, but theres always traffic, people at all times of the day. However, if you say that you school is in Henderson, then perhaps it would be a little far away from North Las Vegas, because to get to Henderson from N.Las Vegas, or vice versa, u need to get through the Strip, and the main casinos, throught the freeway, but there always traffic on that traffic because of all the tourist. so at then end its your desicion, choose wisely, and Good Luck!!!
Look up maps of Las Vegas, and see the difference within city limits. look up houses in N.Las Vegas and Henderson, but there are no house on the Strip, only apartments. visit the city website!