Looking for a home with a larger lot, room for a pool and privacy? Want to live on or near a lake? Would you like to live 25 minutes from a ski and snowboard resort and still be about 20 minutes from The Las Vegas Strip? Or do you want a home and stables for your horses?
Then the Northwest part of Las Vegas may be the area for you. According to a Las Vegas newspaper, it is the most affluent, wealthiest part of Las Vegas and is slightly cooler than other sections of the Las Vegas Valley — but cooler is definitely relative!
Corner strip malls are banned north of Cheyenne Avenue, so this area is predominantly residential–single family homes, both in developments and built by custom home builders. Almost all houses out here are new within the last 10-15 years. There are also some condos and townhomes for sale as well as a few rental apartments in the Northwest right along the freeways.
There is an area called Lone Mountain which is on the west side of an isolated peak named Lone Mountain. In this area are many brand new homes in large developments. The homes are production homes and the lots are much smaller. The 215 Beltway runs right through the center of Lone Mountain.
A guard-gated golf course community called Painted Desert is also located in the northwest. This is an older community and the homes are not especially large. It is, however, great for golf, biking and walking.
Lakeside home are available by resale in the neighborhood of Desert Shores in the northwest. Boating and fishing are permitted in this beautiful community.
Business and Shopping
Along both sides of the 95 Freeway north of Ann Road, the new Town Center is taking shape. Stores, shops, restaurants, automobile dealers–businesses of all types–as well as apartments and condos are rising out of 2900+ acres of desert. Each month it seems that a new cluster of businesses open.
Along the 95 Freeway, just off the Cheyenne Avenue exit, there is a major center of hospitals, doctors’ offices and other medical facilities adjacent to the Las Vegas Tech Center. And the Tech Center near Desert Shores is booming.