The major planned communities in Las Vegas
Go to my Map Guide page for locations of these communities.
Aliante – This is a newer planned community in North Las Vegas. Presently Sun City Aliante is open for sale with additional non-age restricted product in the bulk of the community. It is located just east of Decatur and north of the I215. It will be built on 1,905 acres and will have all the amenities associated with a major planned community. Aliant Photo Gallery
Anthem – A 4,755 acre community by Dell Web Corp. It is east and south of 7 Hills. It will take 15 to 20 years to complete with a projected build-out out of 11,000 to 13,000 homes. It will feature three separate and distinct projects. Sun City Anthem (55+), Anthem Country Club, gated country club community, and Coventry Homes at Anthem, providing quality family homes. Coventry is sold out. Two new developments are presently being built by DR Horton, Anthem Estates and Anthem Heights. Note: Pulte has bought out Dell Webb and has made major changes to the planned development. Pulte is presently also developing non-age restricted communities at Anthem including Anthem Highlands and Maderia Canyon. Click here for more information on Sun City Anthem.
Cadence – New planned community built on 2,200 acres just north and west of Lake Mead Dr. and Boulder Highway in Henderson. Models are open. Several Builders are active. Centerpiece is a 50 acre community park with over 30 acres of walking and bike trails.
Canyon Gate – Locate on approximately 550 acres, this is one of the smaller gated, golf course communities. There is a wide range of home availability with prices ranging from the higher $200,000’s to well into the millions. Most homes were built between 1989 and 1995. Good infrastructure, 6 miles from the strip and 2 miles east of Summerlin.
Desert Shores – Located just north and east of Summerlin, this community features man made lakes that are very accessible and stocked for fishing. Condo’s, lakefront homes, gated communities, and moderately priced to higher end tract homes are available here.
Green Valley – A beautiful suburb of Henderson with over 8000 acres. Located in the southeast, it features housing options including apartment rentals, tract homes and private estate homes. Green Valley has very much it’s own identity. It has it’s own high school Green Valley High. It is relatively close in and most all services are within easy reach.
Green Valley Ranch– Located south of Lake Mead Dr. on over 1310 acres approaching the foothills of the Black Mountains. Still in the process of development, it features a broad range of options with tract homes as well as custom home sites available. The eastern portion of the 215 beltway is now complete past Green Valley Ranch. This makes the commute to just about anywhere in the valley quicker and easier.
Inspirada – New development by Focus Property Group in the Henderson area. It is being built on around 2,000 acres just west of 7-Hills and Sun City Anthem and just east of the I15 at the south end of the valley. The initial information is that, given the money paid by Focus group for the land, the construction will be fairly high density. Very unusual homes and community configuration for the Las Vegas area.
Lake Las Vegas -This development is nestled in the mountains between Las Vegas and Lake Mead and is surrounded by public land. This is a 2,245 acre destination resort. The centerpiece of the project is a 320 acre man made lake. Custom and production homes as well as condos are available. There is and will be considerable additional residential development at Lake Las Vegas. The south shore features a Jack Nicholas designed private golf course for the residents. 3 or 4 golf courses will be built. The Hyatt Regency luxury resort hotel and casino as well as the Monte Lago resort and casino are open with additional hotels in the works.
Los Prados – This is a guard gated golf course community located north of Lone Mountain Rd. This is the most affordable of all the golf course communities in Las Vegas. Homes of a reasonable size can be purchased on the golf course from the 140’s. There are age restricted and non age restricted areas here. As if September 1998 there are still a few new homes available. Most of the available inventory are re-sale homes. Along with the golf course, the amenities include 2 pools (one for adults, one for children), clubhouse, tennis courts and a recreation center. This community is well worth considering is you like a country club environment and are on a budget.
Mountain’s Edge – Newer planned community in the southwest. It will encompass 3,000 acres with over 20 builders Precipitating . Over 500 acres will be set aside for common area amenities including a western theme park. Presently the best selling planned community in the valley.
Painted Desert – This community is located in the northwest, just south and west of the I95 and Ann Rd. It comprises around 1,500 homes, townhomes and condos on 460 acres.
Park Highlands – Newest of all the local planned communities, this project will be built on 2,675 acres in North Las Vegas. 16,000 residential units are planned. Most of this community will be just east of Aliante and north of the I215. Another community presently on hold, given the economy.
Peccole Ranch – Located directly north across Sahara Ave. from The Lakes and directly east of Summerlin, this community is networked with green-belts and walking paths. Many communities and builders. This community is built-out, with the exception of “Queensridge”, which features higher end product and custom homes.
Providence – 1,200 acre newer planned community in the northwest. If is located at the intersection on the I215 and Hualapi. It will have approximately 7,000 homes when completed. It is higher up toward the Spring Mountains. Should be a little bit cooler in the summertime.
Queensridge – Developed by Christopher Homes. They built many production homes and also sold several lots for custom homes. Queensridge South with an entrance on W. Charleston was the first to develop with Queensridge North, with its entrance on Alta developed later. Most of the construction was between 1996 and 2003.
Rhodes Ranch – This is a 1,330 acre master planned community in the southwest. Located south of Warm Springs between Durango and Ft. Apache. This is a guard gated golf course community. This is a very large project with the initial builder Rhodes Homes. Several builders have participated in this project over the years. Dunhill Homes is now the builder of record here.
Seven Hills – Expansive views of the city and the mountains to the south and west. This 1300 acre community features homes in varying price ranges including a custom estate neighborhood. Central to it’s master plan is a 18 hole golf course. At this point, it’s a $150 million development that used to have a golf course. The golf course was sold to the Rio Hotel, and is now called the Rio Seca golf course. Homeowners have gone to court, contending that at the time of their purchase golf privileges were implied. A judge has recently ruled that Seven Hills homeowners can play the course, however the green fees will be $300. There may be continued litigation. This community is sold out with the exception of a few custom lots. Check out my Seven Hills. Seven Hills Photo Gallery
Silverstone Ranch – Golf Course community presently being developed by Pulte in the Far Northwest part of the valley. Six collections of homes ranging from 1,348 to 3,448 sq. ft. Surrounds the Silverstone Golf Club.
Silverado Ranch – The closest in with respect to commute to the strip/airport area of all the major planned communities. Homes, condos as well as apartments are available here. Most of the construction was done between 1993 and 2003.
Skye Canyon – New planned community in the northwest. Projected 9,000 homes on 1,700 acres. Location in the proximity of the I95 and Kyle Canyon Rd.
Southern Highlands – Located just west and slightly south and Lake Mead Blvd. This community has been open for sales for a few years. It is a golf course community. Good proximity to the strip (approx. 15 min). There are two basic areas, “The Estates”, custom homes on 1/2 acre to 2 acre lots and “The Villages” with several neighborhoods to choose from.
Stallion Mt. – Stallion Mountain is located just off East Flamingo past Boulder Highway. This golf course community is 5 miles from The Strip and Flamingo. It is “close in”, particularly for newer construction, with great proximity to the airport, strip, hospitals and shopping. The housing here is relatively inexpensive for a golf course community.
Summerlin – Consists of 22,500 acres along the western edge of the Las Vegas Valley. This is the fastest selling master planned community in the United States. There will eventually be 30 villages, each with a separate and distinct character. Over 30,000 homes have been built and there will be over 64,000 homes when the project is finished. Sun City Summerlin is located here, with almost 8,000 homes. Another age restricted community “Sienna” has been built on the southern edge of Summerlin. The future construction in Summerlin will be to the south and west. The Red Rock Country Club at Summerlin is a private guard gated community. It features approximately 1,000 single family homes, 87 custom lots, and two Arnold Palmer designed championship golf courses. Homes range from 2,100 sq. ft. to over 5,000 sq. ft. The I215 beltway has completed its Summerlin Phase, which has significantly increased the options, with respect to commuting to other parts of the valley. Note: 3 new villages are in the development stage. “The Ridges”, “The Vistas”, “Town Center” are now will underway. I will update this information from time to time. Summerlin Photo Gallery
McDonald Ranch -A 3,200 acre development with 4 villages. Central to McDonald Ranch is Del Web’s Sun City(55+). It features an 18 hole golf course and a community center. There are approximately 2,400 homes in this project. Click here for more information on Sun City MacDonald Ranch. The are also some great family neighborhoods in MacDonald Ranch. The new Henderson Multigenerational Center is built adjacent to this community. Home construction in MacDonald Ranch started in the mid 1990’s and was completed in 2001. This area is very convenient to the strip/airport area with the I215 close by.
Tuscany – Another guard gated golf community by Rhodes Homes. Located on the east side, in Henderson and east of Boulder Highway out toward Lake Las Vegas. Around 2,0000 homes to be built. Prices are reasonable compared to other guard gated golf communities. Tuscany Photo Gallery
The Lakes – Located directly west of the Las Vegas Strip off Sahara Ave. Features lakefront properties, tract homes and condo’s. This is a mature community with most of the construction completed is the 80’s. Some building of custom homes has continued. It has a lot of esthetic appeal with lakes, jogging trails and such. Very nice, worth a look.
Lynbrook -This is a planned community in the far northwest. It features 10 communities with 4 wooded parks, pathways and ponds. Some of these communities are gated and some are not. It is located in North Las Vegas, just east of Decatur and off of Farm Rd. All home here were built between 2000 and 2002. They range from just over 1,000 sq. ft. to over 4,000 sq. ft.
For more information on these planned communities contact Millie.