Las Vegas retirement communities range from luxury with golf and activity centers to active but lower budget developments
- Massive and wide-ranging activity centers at Vegas retirement communities
- Luxury and luxury on a budget
- Low cost, comfortable and safe neighborhoods
By Hal DeKeyser
With all the sunshine, low tax and cost of living and things to do, you’d think that Nevada would have builders and developers creating Las Vegas retirement communities to attract retirees who want to take advantage of all that. And you’d be right.
55+ master-planned Vegas retirement communities
Las Vegas is home to all the age-restricted builders you would expect, and more. They range from the full-blown golf community with clubs and activities, community centers, pools, and targeted interests like an elaborately designed and stocked wood shop. Others are less endowed, with residents who buy a house where they want activities but on a smaller budget.
Here are just some of the age-restricted communities for those who want to check out how to retire in Las Vegas (for more details on many of these, go to www.LiveWellVegas.com/Communities):
Ardiente is a gated Shea Homes community in North Las Vegas with the 20,000-square-foot Ardiente Club that offers game rooms, pool and spa, exercise equipment, a business center, a party room, and more. It has classes, an outdoor trail course with fitness stations, tennis, bocce ball, and basketball.
The Club at Madeira Canyon in Henderson is in the south part of the Las Vegas valley near the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area. It’s part of a larger master-planned community of about 500 homes built around The Clubhouse, which has game rooms, a fitness center that includes personal trainers and a massage therapist, classes, and community events. It’s guard-gated and patrolled. Other amenities include community walking trails, a pool and barbecue area, baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, and basketball. It’s near the swanky M Resort.
Heritage is within the larger new Cadence master-planned community in Henderson, southeast of the Strip. In addition to the larger development amenities, Las Vegas retirement community boasts its own brand new 23,000-square-foot clubhouse and rec center with pool and spa. Some homes in Heritage offer RV parking garages and the increasingly popular two-generation housing layout.
Los Prados, a guard-gated community of more than 1,300 homes and the Los Prados Golf Course. It is in the northwest part of Las Vegas. In addition to the course, it has a clubhouse, tennis and pools.
Promenade at the Meadows is an established senior community near the Meadows Mall, sort of north central Las Vegas, built in the late ’80s and the ’90s. The 200-plus units have access to a clubhouse, pool, hobby and game rooms and shuffleboard. It’s gated.
Quail Estates West is one of Las Vegas’ smaller and central age-restricted communities of condos west of the Strip. It is gated and has a clubhouse, pool, and activities.
Rancho Las Brisas is a smaller and relatively inexpensive enclave not far from the 215 freeway in the southwestern part of Las Vegas constructed in the ’80s and ’90s. That makes it accessible to Downtown Summerlin and nearby amenities and easy to get elsewhere in town. Housing is mostly two bedroom and at the lower end of 55 plus home prices. The gated community has about 180 homes with two-vehicle garages, a pool, and a clubhouse.
Regency at Summerlin is one of Las Vegas’ newest age-restricted communities. It offers views of Spring Mountains, the Strip, and valley with modern, open, and varied floor plans. Its new 17,000-square-foot club has indoor and outdoor pools, exercise rooms, game and meeting spaces, pickle ball, bocce ball, and tennis (but no golf course of its own). It’s in Summerlin and close to those golf courses and trail system, and Downtown Summerlin, with shopping, restaurants and movies. The 400-plus-home (at build-out) community is gated and features an on-site lifestyle director to coordinate events, trips, classes, and social happenings.
Siena, in Summerlin west of the 215, is a gated, age-restricted Vegas retirement community of about 2,000 homes with a public 18-hole golf course at the center. It has a health and fitness center with equipment and classes plus outdoor and indoor pools, sauna and steam rooms, bocce, tennis, and pickle ball. The community center has events and is rentable. Siena is close to the freeway, shopping, and some home sites have mountain vistas.
Silver Canyon is 55+ condo complex built in the late ’90s with a clubhouse, pool, spa, and walking trails. The 133 units start at a little more than a 1,000 square feet. It’s in the general area of Silverado Ranch, which makes it close to the airport, UNLV and not far from the Strip.
Solera at Stallion Mountain is a guard-gated golf community of more than 800 homes east of the Strip that has a community center with recreation, including tennis and bocce courts, and pools. It’s resale homes these days.
Sun City Aliante in North Las Vegas is due north of the Strip with more than 2,000 houses and 3,300 residents. It has a community center with an indoor pool, plus the fitness center, game rooms, and sports facilities like basketball, pickle ball, and tennis. It also provides clubs and activities. It’s near the Aliante Golf Course and the Aliante Casino and Hotel, which offers restaurants and a movie complex.
Sun City Anthem in Henderson, south and east of the Strip, has more than 7,100 homes and 12,500 residents in a club and golf community of single story homes, some with amazing views. The three centers offer indoor pools, extensive fitness equipment including an indoor track. Also offered are pickle ball, tennis, bocce, and more. The chartered clubs are varied and popular (the woodworking group has amazing equipment), and the community plans social and entertainment events for residents. It even has its own TV station.
Sun City Summerlin has about 7,800 homes, including single family, garden villa and patio, with three golf courses, more than 80 clubs and interest groups, and lots of green belt. The community boasts four social and rec centers with pools, craft rooms, tennis courts, bocce ball, spas, two restaurants, and a baseball diamond. It’s west of Downtown with a freeway heading right there, and is near Downtown Summerlin outdoor mall with its own shopping, restaurants, movies, and commercial space.
Trilogy in Summerlin is a new Las Vegas retirement+ community that will have more than 300 houses on 50-plus guard-gated acres with a dozen floor plans, from more than 1,500 to 2,800 square feet. Prices start in the mid $400,000s. Trilogy also will offer a resort club with features like a fitness center, pool, and other games and gathering places.
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