When looking to buy a home in or near Las Vegas, you will probably look at Summerlin, a large development program based in the mountains surrounding the Las Vegas Valley. The developers of Summerlin in the Las Vegas Valley certainly knew how to plan las vegas dream homes and they did it in over a dozen residential communities. Each of these communities is gated and guarded to allow privacy and security. Each of the communities offers great views of either the mountains or the city and some of them even enjoy both. Many of the communities have their own golf course but all of them have their own recreational facilities. As all the communities are located within just a few short miles from the city, the entertainment that Las Vegas alone can offer, is in easy reach whenever the residents want it. Apart from catering to the golf lovers and the entertainment enthusiasts, these communities also offer activities for the outdoor lovers. As these communities are located close to the spectacular Red Rock Conservatory Area, they are linked to it and the other communities by a network of trails which are good for either hiking or biking. Although these trails already add up to a total of 150 miles, there are more planned which will connect with a further 2000 miles of trails. That will make these communities linked to one of the largest trail systems in the southwest, more than enough for even the most avid outdoor enthusiast. As well as each of the communities differing, so do the homes in them which means that there are a variety of price ranges for the houses.
Although some of the more expensive homes may cost millions of dollars, there are also some that cost as little as $200,000, enabling potential residents to find a home within their budget. The Pointe is probably the most exclusive of these communities as it only has 12 homes behind its gate but each of those homes sports magnificent views of both the mountains and the valley, including the city of Las Vegas. Just below The Pointe is the community of The Ridges which also provides some great views but whilst also being a high end community, The Ridges is far bigger than The Pointe, large enough in fact to boast its own golf course designed by the all-time great golfer Jack Nicklaus.
The Ridges is known as one of the top places to live in America as it also boasts state of the art amenities which include a resort style swimming pool, fitness centre and spa. The landscaping in this community is astounding with marvellous streetscapesframing each of the homes. Another example of these communities is Lake Las Vegas which has at its centre, MonteLago Village, an old world, Mediterranean and Italian village, complete with piazzas, waterfront cafes and cobblestone streets. This community is built around a 320 acre lake and so offers water based activities as well as golf and other recreational pursuits.