MacDonald Ranch is a master-planned community located in Henderson, Nevada, about 20 minutes southeast of the Las Vegas Strip. MacDonald Ranch was created in the 1970s through the vision of Rich MacDonald and is now somewhat of a hidden gem. The community isn’t as well-known as its trendy neighbor, Green Valley Ranch, and is tucked between the Green Valley Ranch, Seven Hills, and Anthem neighborhoods.
Although the heart of MacDonald Ranch was first envisioned several decades ago, this is one of the few communities in Henderson featuring modern architecture. The newer Canyons portion of MacDonald Ranch was built within the past five years and offers newer homes than you can find in many nearby communities.
The MacDonald Ranch community is a collection of multiple individual neighborhoods. Some of these neighborhoods include: Sunridge MacDonald Ranch, Foothills at MacDonald Ranch, The Canyons, and the 55+ active adult community, Sun City MacDonald Ranch.
Each neighborhood within the MacDonald Ranch community offers unique amenities for residents to enjoy. These amenities include award-winning golf courses, modern fitness facilities, activity rooms and member events, community parks, and miles of hiking and biking trails. Sun City MacDonald Ranch also features tennis courts, bocce ball and/or pickleball courts, swimming pools, and workout facilities.
MacDonald Ranch is built into the foothills of the McCullough Mountain Range. The community’s elevation gives residents beautiful views of the Las Vegas cityscape and surrounding mountains. MacDonald Ranch neighborhoods are also quiet, while still being very close to restaurants and shopping opportunities. Nearby retailers include Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, Costco, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s, and McCarran International Airport is just 15 minutes away. The Green Valley Ranch Casino and the shops and restaurants of The District are also just down the road.
Because the various MacDonald Ranch communities were built at different times, each offers its own pros and cons. For example, the newer Canyons neighborhood features more modern homes, while Sunridge homes tend to have larger lots and more established landscaping. The Foothills is the best neighborhood for homebuyers interested in purchasing ultra-luxurious homes with choice views and lots. The 55+ Sun City community is the best neighborhood for active adults looking for a community with a great location that caters to older adults rather than families and small children.
For those with or looking to start a family, the non-age-restricted MacDonald Ranch communities offer numerous family-friendly amenities and nearby great schools, including the prestigious Henderson International School. MacDonald Ranch also features various parks, trails, playgrounds, and children’s activities, all within a safe and secure neighborhood.
MacDonald Ranch offers a wide range of home prices, from about $400,000 to $3 million. HOA fees also vary by neighborhood, but range from about $XXX to $XXX per month/quarter.
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