The Lakes is a master-planned community on the west side of the Las Vegas Valley, just southeast of Summerlin. This resort-style community is centered around the 30-acre private Lake Sahara, which offers watersports and fishing access for all homeowners. Some properties also feature waterfront views and private docks with direct access to the lake.
The Lakes was one of the first master planned communities in Las Vegas and most development was completed in the 1980s. In addition to some luxury lakefront properties, the community features approximately 4,000 condos, custom estates, and modest single-family homes. This is a family-friendly community that offers an excellent location with several floor plans and price ranges to choose from, as well as some gated neighborhoods.
The Lakes community is located roughly between Summerlin to the west and Las Vegas to the east, giving residents easy access to the conveniences and amenities of both urban areas. Summerlin offers numerous shopping centers and outdoor recreation opportunities in a less congested environment, while the Strip and downtown Las Vegas offer some of the best dining and entertainment options in the world.
The Lakes also has its own shopping center at the north end of Lake Sahara known as the Lake Town Center Plaza. This private Plaza is home to wonderful restaurants, markets, a dry cleaner, a performing arts center, and several additional retailers. Residents can even access the plaza by boat, making this an ideal community for water lovers interested in an all-around lake lifestyle.
The Lakes residents enjoy numerous indoor and outdoor fitness and recreation opportunities. The community is surrounded by miles of tree-lined walking and biking paths with several exercise stations and scenic rest areas, as well as two parks overlooking Lake Sahara. On the west side of the community, residents enjoy Willows Park and Community Center, with 13 acres of lighted fields, courts, playground, swimming pool, and water slides. To the east, Old Spanish Trail Park features an expansive playground, trails, and basketball court. Just south of the community is Desert Breeze Park, offering soccer and baseball fields, dog runs, a skate park, picnic areas, and the Desert Breeze Aquatic Center. There are also several nearby fitness centers, an ice-skating rink, and a rock-climbing center.
If you’re looking for a uniquely designed, family-friendly community between Summerlin and Las Vegas with a focus on watersports and resort-style living, The Lakes is definitely a community to consider. Condos in The Lakes start in the mid $200,000s with most single-family homes priced between $500,000 and $800,000. Luxury estates and waterfront properties are priced over $1 million. HOA fees vary by neighborhood and range from about $60 per quarter to $300 per month.
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