Get to Know These 5 Las Vegas Neighborhoods

Get to Know These 5 Las Vegas Neighborhoods

  • Jessica Ream
  • 10/7/21

MacDonald Highlands

Image courtesy of DragonRidge Country Club in MacDonald Highlands

Situated atop one of the highest points in the McCullough Mountains, the MacDonald Highlands neighborhood offers a truly unique location for residents!

The exclusive area is considered one of the top luxury communities in Henderson, Nevada. Located in the southern rim of the Las Vegas Valley, the area features convenient access to the Colorado River, Lake Mead, Sloan Canyon National Conservation area, Black Mountain, and the River and McCullough Mountains. 

Members of the DragonRidge Country Club can enjoy the club’s breathtaking views of mountainous terrain, extensive and scenic golf course, tennis courts, and state-of-the-art athletic center.  

Relax after golf or tennis at the club’s Dragon Grille restaurant for daily lunch or dinner specials or experience their weekend brunch selections. Only have time for a quick drink and a small plate? Head to the ONYX Bar for happy hour and live music on Friday nights. The Montrose offers a fine dining option with a gourmet menu and view overlooking the Las Vegas Strip! 

MacDonald Highlands residents have a selection of nearby schools for growing families, such as the Foothills Montessori School. The school serves preschool to 8th grade and offers an immersive learning experience and a campus featuring an amphitheater, multi-purpose room, and state-of-the-art science playground. 

An exclusively custom-build community, homes begin in the mid $1 million range. 

The Ridges

Image of The Ridges home courtesy of Las Vegas Review-Journal

Located within the community of Summerlin, The Ridges is a guard-gated luxury community offering custom and semi-custom homes built on 793 acres. The Ridges includes seven custom neighborhoods and four high-end production home neighborhoods. With more than 450 custom homes, The Ridges has the highest concentration of anywhere in the Las Vegas Valley. 

Homebuyers have a selection between the various neighborhoods within The Ridges--including panoramic views from the village’s highest elevation at the Promontory Ridge, featuring a look at The Strip and vast views of the Mojave Desert from Promontory Pointe. 

The Ridges’ signature design aesthetic focuses on embodying a contemporary desert-style while bringing the beauty of the outdoors inside a luxury home. 

The community’s developers work closely with homeowners on each property’s architectural design plan. Every detail is thoughtfully planned to create the best living experience possible for residents. Most of the impressive homes within The Ridges feature landscaping of desert-friendly plants and infinity-edge pools for an unobstructed view of the desert. 

Admirers of Nevada’s wildlife will be guaranteed a glimpse of quail, jackrabbits, and tortoises within the community. Golf enthusiasts and active residents can take advantage of the nearby Bear’s Best Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus.

Additional activities and amenities include Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Club Ridges fitness facility, and shopping and restaurants in downtown Summerlin. 

Home prices within The Ridges range from $500,000 to +$5 million.

Southern Highlands

Image of the Southern Highlands Golf Course courtesy of

Southern Highlands is well-known as one of the most exclusive and lush escapes in Southern Nevada! The community is nestled in the foothills of Las Vegas, just a 15-minute drive from The Strip, but exuding a peaceful environment that feels worlds away. 

The area includes neighborhoods with a mixture of contemporary and modern designs to its signature traditional Mediterranean-inspired aesthetic. 

Residents will discover something for everyone with an abundance of parks and trails, stretches of lakes and ambling creeks, outstanding public and private schools, a variety of events, shopping and dining options. The community features seven parks offering covered play areas, dog parks, water features, walking paths, and sports courts. 

Outdoor enthusiasts will love Southern Highlands’ access to the Paseo hiking and biking trail, Olympia Sports Park, and Doctor Harry B. Johnson Rose Garden

Southern Highlands has everything a growing family needs. From preschool through high school, the area has a selection of top-tier schools. Voted 2017 Best Private School in Las Vegas by Las Vegas Review-Journal, Southern Highlands Prep School prepares children for every step of their educational journey with a focus on creativity, collaboration, and communication. 

High school-aged students have access to Desert Oasis High School, a public high school within Clark County School District.  

The scenic area recently entered a new phase of home building, primarily on the Olympia Ridge hillside with sweeping views overlooking the premiere Southern Highlands Golf Club and Spa. One of the nation’s top private golf courses, Southern Highlands Golf Club incorporates the area’s mountainous terrain into manicured fairways and boldly designed course holes. 

Relax at the golf club’s 13,000 square foot spa with an extensive menu of treatments and services before or after exploring the fitness or various pools and jacuzzis. 

Southern Highlands homes can range from upwards of $1 million to $5 million.


Image of Anthem neighborhood home courtesy of Las Vegas Review-Journal

For Las Vegas homebuyers in search of large lots with world-class landscaping and relaxing upscale neighborhoods, Anthem is at the top of the list!

One of the southern-most collection of communities in Henderson, Anthem is located near the foothills of the Black Mountains  comprised of affluent neighborhoods such as Coventry, Anthem Highlands, Anthem Country Club, Madeira Canyon, and the renowned 55+ retirement community enclave of Sun City Anthem, which hosts over 130,000 square feet of indoor amenities, including 50 hobby clubs, a full woodworking shop, 2 golf courses and 4 Junior-Olympic pools. Visitors and residents are greeted by the striking waterfall entrance to the Anthem Country Club and water-colored mountain layers perched 800 feet above the valley.

Within the Anthem Country Club, the community includes a mix of custom homes, semi-custom homes, and production homes. The peaceful area is a retreat from the bright lights and busyness of The Strip. Anthem is an ideal neighborhood for families, retirees, and successful professionals with its selection of luxury and more affordable homes, ranging from high $300s to upwards of $1 million. 

Located in Henderson, Nevada, Anthem Highlands backs up to the protected Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, allowing for both an abundance of trails and a protected wildlife area, as well as increasing the exclusivity of homeownership in the neighborhood and enjoying cooler temperatures. 

Enjoy striking desert sunsets, elevated views of the Las Vegas Valley, and convenient access to the I-15 all within Anthem. Properties in the area include newer homes situated along tree-lined streets and featuring a mix of contemporary and rustic design styles. 

Anthem families have access to some of the highest-rated kindergarten through 8th-grade schools in the state. Two of the top 8 schools in Southern Nevada, Pinecrest Academy, and Ben & Shirley Wallin Elementary, are located right in Anthem!

In addition to picturesque views and some of the most coveted homes in Southern Nevada, Anthem offers an abundance of activities and entertainment. The area has grown quickly with shopping and restaurants, thanks in part to the newly built Raiders practice facility and headquarters located nearby! 

Madeira Canyon

Image of the Club at Madeira Canyon courtesy of Las Vegas Review-Journal

Built against the foothills of the Black Mountains, Madeira Canyon is a master-planned community situated in Henderson, just southeast of the nearby neighborhoods of Seven Hills and MacDonald Highlands. 

The exclusive community encompasses about 1,400 homes ranging in price from mid- $600,000s to over $1.5 million. Residents of Madeira Canyon have access to a variety of amenities and activities, in addition to living in this scenic and family-friendly community. 

Madeira Canyon homeowners have easy access to nearby walking trails, a 19-acre community park with ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, and an extensive play area. Residents also have access to a community clubhouse, swimming pool, spa, fitness center and are close to nearby golf courses, such as the Rio Secco Golf Club

Madeira Canyon schools include Wallin Elementary School, Del E Webb Middle School, and Liberty High School. 

The Club at Madeira Canyon is a guard-gated community enclave within the Madeira Canyon community. Perched above the valley, along the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, The active, private community features homes with fresh floor plans, high-end materials, energy-saving appliances, and 24-hour security.

Residents will never run out of things to do when selecting from The Club’s fitness center, spa services, and community social events!

Interested in learning more about Las Vegas-area luxury communities? Contact Jessica Ream with the prestigious brokerage Luxury Homes of Las Vegas today! As a 2021 Who’s Who in American Business - Nevada Recipient, her professionalism and attention to detail help make the process of finding the perfect Las Vegas property more peaceful and streamlined. Book an appointment and start the process of finding your perfect home!


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