Usually known for its glitz and glamour, there’s much more to Sin City — the entertainment capital of the world — than casinos, hotels, and gambling. It’s also home to well-known luxury neighborhoods and exclusive gated communities. In the past year alone, the area has become even more of a real estate hub, as we’ve seen exponential growth and a serious seller’s market. Now is the perfect time to consider a property in the area, whether it’s for investment or end-use.
If you’re seriously considering moving to Nevada’s largest city, here are a few of our favorite luxury neighborhoods raising the modern standards of quality living.
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Our 7 Favorite Luxury Neighborhoods in Las Vegas
1. Spanish Trails
This residential enclave, located west of Las Vegas, prides itself as one of the first private and guard-gated addresses developed in the area. Perfect for golf enthusiasts and nature lovers, the community is nestled on a sprawling 640-acre property surrounded by a lush golf course, a stunning landscape, and a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains.
With about 11 different neighborhoods within the community, the well-appointed properties are elevated, overlooking the city or the Las Vegas Strip. Another notable feature is that the community offers a membership-only country club with well-thought-out amenities reserved for the discerning few.
2. MacDonald Highlands
This resort-inspired community is where you and your family can have a taste of the city’s convenience and the serenity of a daily vacation. Located in Southern Nevada at the base of the Black Mountains, MacDonald Highlands is another carefully planned guard-gated community, exclusive and fit for the tasteful niche.
This 1,200-acre community boasts panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip and the magnificent Las Vegas skyline. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate the community’s country club and 180-hole golf course, among other world-class exclusive amenities such as fitness facilities and recreational parks for you and even your furry friends.
3. The Ridges
Noted by Forbes as one of the top communities in the country, The Ridges is one of the most elite neighborhoods in the city of Las Vegas. It’s embraced by sprawling landscapes and spectacular views, given that it rises to a height of 3,500 feet above sea level.
Blending the art of architecture through a contemporary desert theme and the natural beauty of nature, this crown jewel of Summerlin currently features about 600 premium homes within 10 different developments. Fit for any of your lifestyle needs, the community has a significant number of world-class luxury amenities, including Club Ridges, an exclusive community center, fitness center, tennis courts, and a whole lot more.
Expect elevated modern living in another up-and-coming community in the area. Sitting atop 670 acres of artfully landscaped greenery, the property offers nothing short of quality living. From breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Valley at 3,000 feet above the ground to the distinct desert contemporary architecture to an array of well-thought-out indoor and outdoor facilities, Ascaya is a place where you and your family can thrive and live your life in luxury.
The property is surrounded by one-of-a-kind rockery walls, adding a unique charm to its already beautiful surroundings.
5. Southern Highlands
If you’re charmed by Tuscan-inspired aesthetics, this exclusive 2,700-acre community might be the one for you. Its proximity to the Strip and the airport makes it a convenient address for those who prefer to be nearer to everyday essentials.
Located at the scenic foothills of Las Vegas, it also offers spectacular views of nature and impeccable facilities. To meet the discerning needs of the exclusive community, residents have access to open spaces, outdoor parks and trails, and retail options for shopping and dining. Something new is always in store for you and your family in this world-class community.
6. The Summit
The Summit is the only fully exclusive residential golf and lifestyle club community in Las Vegas, taking luxury and lifestyle to another level. Nestled on 555 acres located near the Red Rock mountains, residents can enjoy the vivid scenery of nature while enjoying their exclusive access to the 18-hole golf course and lifestyle club.
There are a plethora of possibilities in this community — from playing championship golf to enjoying the world-class clubhouse or simply staying in your beautifully-built home, and everything is designed with your comfort in mind.
When launched back in 2005, the most affluent part of Las Vegas herded the area with multiple properties.
7. Tournament Hills
In terms of Luxury neighborhoods in Las Vegas, you’ll be hard-pressed to find something more elegant than Tournament Hills. It’s one of the more distinguished communities in all of Summerlin (and truly, Las Vegas as a whole).
Enter the guard-gated community and experience custom-built homes; unforgettable views of the golf course, Strip, and mountains; and all the peace, quiet, and exclusivity you could ever want.
Once again, Las Vegas has outdone itself each time a new community thrives, giving its residents nothing but the best. While this isn’t a complete list of every community in the area, we hope it was still an excellent start to finding a luxury neighborhood that matches your impeccable taste and unparalleled lifestyle. We’re known for the Strip, but if there’s one other thing Vegas does right, it’s luxury.
Ready to set down roots in beautiful Las Vegas? Talk to us today and the Brendan King Group’s team of experienced real estate agents and Vegas experts will help you find your dream home.