Las Vegas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Many California’s are relocating to the Silver State for a better cost of living. The Las Vegas Raiders will be calling Las Vegas home come June. And, the Vegas Golden Knights just announced they would be relocating San Antonio’s American Hockey League team to Southern Nevada next season.
So, if you are one of the many newcomers who will soon be calling the Entertainment Capital of the World your home, here’s an overview of some of the most prestigious areas in the Las Vegas valley.
Continuously ranked one of the safest cities to live in and raise a family, Henderson is situated in the southeast of the valley, with just a short 15-minute drive to the Strip. This family-friendly city feature of a variety of residential amenities such as parks, community amphitheaters, shopping malls, movie theaters, restaurants, and casino resorts. Henderson is the home to many luxury communities, including:
Zip code: 89052
Anthem is a master-planned community in Henderson developed by Del Webb Corporation in 1998. As of 2011, it had the highest average income of any zip code in the Las Vegas Valley, with an average household income of $131,445. Anthem is also home to the prestigious Anthem Country Club, which is a private, guard-gated luxury golf community of semi-custom homes and custom estates surrounding a private championship Hale Irwin course.
Zip code: 89052
Seven Hills is an affluent neighborhood in Henderson comprised of primarily gated and guard-gated communities. Seven Hills is home to the founder of eBay, Pierre Omidyar, Bryce Harper, Mike Tyson, Tyson Fury, as well as the notable Rio Secco Golf Club. The community is approximately seven miles from the Las Vegas Strip and is located half of a mile east of the Henderson Executive Airport.
Zip code: 89012
MacDonald Highlands is an exclusive, guard-gated community at the base of the McCullough Mountains that offers luxury estate homes, custom homesites, and a small development of luxury semi-custom homes by Toll Brothers. The custom homesites range in size from one-third acre to over one acre surrounding the beautiful Dragon Ridge Golf Course and Club House.
Zip code: 89141
Southern Highlands is an affluent master-planned community located in the southern foothills of the Las Vegas Valley with more than 50 acres of parks, walking trails, tennis courts, baseball fields, and lakes.
On the southern half of Southern Highlands sits the upscale guard-gated neighborhood of Southern Highlands Golf Club. The secluded golf course community within The Estates provides a perfect setting for those who are ready to create a spectacular custom home in a prestigious environment. Sharing this gate are luxury semi-custom residences by Christopher Homes, one of Nevada’s foremost luxury builders.
Zip code: 89113
Spanish Trails, developed in the mid-1980s, was one of the first truly private, guard-gated golf communities in Las Vegas. It’s located just four miles west of the Las Vegas Strip and is centrally located between Summerlin and the Southwest area. The community consists of 1,252 homes with 11 separate neighborhoods as well as the Spanish Trails Golf & Country Club.
The largest master-planned community in Las Vegas and one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation, Summerlin real estate occupies 22,500 acres on the northwest side of Las Vegas. The area features an extensive array of parks, biking, and hiking trails, shops, schools, and business districts and is home to the following luxury communities:
Zip code: 89135
The Ridges is an ultra-luxurious, guard-gated community of custom homes that was named one of the most exclusive in the entire country by Forbes. It’s home to the Jack Nicklaus Bear’s Best Championship Golf and boasts a 13-mile loop road of incomparable views of both the Las Vegas Strip and the scenic Mojave Desert. Residents have easy access to the finest schools and academic institutions, cultural centers, shopping malls, business parks, and medical facilities in the city.
Red Rock Country Club
Zip code: 89135
Located in the western foothills of the city, the exclusive Red Rock Country Club is a private, guard-gated golf community set on 738 acres in Summerlin. The area includes 1,000 single-family homes within separate gated neighborhoods plus 87 custom estate homes with magnificent views of the valley and Strip below.
Zip code: 89135
Tournament Hills is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Summerlin, which surrounds the famous Tournament Players Club (TPC) golf course at Summerlin. The guard-gated community offers an exclusive and luxurious lifestyle with only 132 custom homes built between 1993 and 2001.
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