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With the end of the year having past, and many 'Best of' lists filling your brain of what was the best of 2013, it's time to usher in the New Year and new trends. In Las Vegas real estate, that means keeping tabs on the hottest areas to reside in as well as the most promising development ventures to take on, not just in 2014 but set roots that will carry on for new years to come.
Let's take a look at some of the areas in Las Vegas that are considered in 2014 as popular neighborhoods to live in:
The Desert Shores neighborhood in the northwest part of the city is one of the consistently reliable places for living, with its beautiful 682 acres surrounding 4 man-made lakes which resemble Venice and its canals. From beautiful condominiums to decked-out luxury homes, there is a place for every homeowner in this community that was established back in 1988. The place that calls the 89128 their zip code is actually made up of 22 communities with the area and provides residents with an abundance of amenities, recreational options, lagoon-type swimming and miles upon miles for walking and biking. The area is overseen by the Desert Shores Community Association who have a very proactive and constant involvement in the upkeep of the place they call home. Take a moment now and view homes for sale in Desert Shores, Las Vegas.
Just a short distance from the 215 and only 15 minutes from the airport, Rhodes Ranch in Las Vegas is a upscale golfing community that has top amenities, schools and shopping right on its doorstep. Homes range from anywhere from $200,000 to millions of dollars so there is a property investment for every budget. The highlight of the area is their golf course, a 6,909-yard Par-3 specialty designed by famous architect Ted Robinson, who has also done work in Hawaii, Japan and Korea. The development is both challenging and welcome to all skill-levels and considered a must for golfers visiting the state. Take a moment now and view homes for sale in Rhodes Ranch, Las Vegas.
Sheep Range, Nevada is just north of Las Vegas and is surrounded by 9,000 Ft mountains. Part of the Desert National Wildlife refuge, the area is home to many thrill-seekers and bird-watchers alike, and extends from the Spring Mountains in the Northeast along the Las Vegas Valley with its' center the Las Vegas Wash, a breath-taking 12-mile long channel of water. The area offers over 6,500 different properties with a variety of eye candy surrounding it and it is a great investment if you want to be as close to the city as the desert.
One of the more developed and expansive areas of the Mojave Desert, Tule Springs' lakes have created an Oasis that is quite an interesting ecosystem. Native Americans made the area home Pre-Columbus and parts were designated as historical archaeological sites with buildings that exist still today. The location was once a hot-spot for those looking to move to the state because of the easy divorce proceeding and now is being petitioned to be considered an 'Ice Age' park to protect the 23,000 acres it is spread across and make it a national park. The area has several beautiful properties to invest in with stunning desert and mountain views and all the amenities you need to call it home. Take a moment now and view all homes for sale in Tule Springs, Nevada.
With over 150 parks and 150 miles of trails to be explored, Summerlin has over 40,000 homes to be filled with families near the Red Rock National Conservation Center and is constantly developing new homes along its' 225,000 acres. Since 2000, the population has grown by over 40% in 2010 and is still rapidly developing thanks to the master-planning of The Howard Hughes Corporation. Named after Hughes' grandmother and purchased in in the mid-50's as 25,000 acres investment in Southern Nevada. It now not only is home to the Summerlin desert but 191 sold-out neighborhoods, 26 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, 19 office parks, 6 medical facilities and 8 child care facilities. The ever-growing development is also renowned for its' 9 golf courses, 2 which are the only Tournament Players Club layouts in the state. This urban center is still deep into further development as in 2009 there was still 9,000 acres undeveloped, promising residents even more conveniences and new buyers plenty of dwelling options. Take a moment now and view all homes for sale in Summerlin, Las Vegas
The favorite refrain of visitors to Las Vegas is, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but for residents of Sin City, the town offers all the amenities that one comes to expect from a major metropolitan area. While the town remains a popular tourist destination point, in the past few decades have witnessed the desert city transformed into a popular choice for setting up residence as well.
Shopping and Dining
Gambling on the world famous Las Vegas Strip is not the only draw to Las Vegas, and for those who tire of the bright lights and ringing bells of the casino floor, there are any number of shopping and dining opportunities in town to satisfy visitors and locals alike. For great deals on designer and named-brand fashions and goods, the Las Vegas Premium Outlet Mall, located at 875 Grand Central Parkway, features over 150 retail outlets offering discounts up to 65% on a daily basis on such name brands as Banana Republic, Kenneth Cole, Nike, St. Johns, and many more. Of course, for those who don’t wish to stray too far from the Strip, The District in the MGM Grand offers a unique and fun shopping experience that is unlikely to be experienced outside Las Vegas. Additionally, The Crystals at City Center, located at 3720 Las Vegas Boulevard, is 500,000 square foot shopping and dining extravaganza.
Parks and Recreation
While known widely for its adult entertainment venues, fewer people are aware of the great outdoor activities that are readily available for Las Vegas residents. Nearby Lake Mead is a popular draw for area residents for year round recreational opportunities that include boating, hiking, fishing, photography, and sightseeing excursions. Additionally, Clark County Parks and Recreation Department manages more than 1,600 acres of parks, pools, open spaces, as well as recreation and senior centers designed to meet the recreational needs of Las Vegas.
With median housing prices in the mid-$160,000s, ending the fourth quarter 2013, these figures represent a 2.5% jump from the previous quarter, and a 27.3%, per square foot, rise from the same period last year. Some of the more popular neighborhoods within the city include: Spring Valley, Desert Shores, Anthem (located in nearby Henderson), Summerlin, and highrises in downtown Las Vegas, Mountains Edge, and Southern Highlands.
An unknown jewel in the Las Vegas neighborhood crown includes Meadows Village. Meadows Village lies close to Rancho Charleston and is one of the smallest neighborhoods in the city. Quiet and peaceful compared to the rest of Sin City, Meadows Village residents won’t need to travel more than a mile to the nearest grocery store or shopping options.
Schools, Health, and Transportation
The Clark County School District, the largest in Nevada and the fifth largest in the nation, serves the educational needs of more than 300,000 students. Indeed, the district has witnessed impressive growth in the past two decades as increasingly larger numbers of families have moved to the area. Several bond issues were approved by Las Vegas voters in the 1990s to aid in the building of more school to meet this rising demand
The health needs of the community are met by a variety of hospitals, medical centers, and clinics in the area. Sunrise Hospital is Las Vegas’ largest acute care department and is well respected member of the medical community. Spring Valley Hospital ER Reserve program lets you schedule an emergency room visit for your less than critical health needs. Why wait around in an emergency room for nine hours when you can schedule a time to see the physician.
While transportation in Las Vegas is best conducted by car, the city does offer a bevy of transportation options designed to get you from Point A to Point B. Citizen Area Transit (CAT) operates a fairly efficient mass transportation network, while the famed Las Vegas monorail is ideal for scenic, resort to resort travel. The I-15 bifurcates the city and international travel is just a short cab ride to the McCarran International Airport.
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