Although there are over 2 million residents listed as living in Las Vegas, some of them are actually resident a few miles away in the mountains surrounding the Las Vegas Valley. As many as 200,000 of these residents live in communities within the Summerlin development which is located in a region close to the Red Rock Conservation Area. The Summerlin development has a dozen or more gated communities that provide privacy and security to residents, close to the main activities that the Las Vegas Strip can offer. These communities, although located just a few short miles from the Strip, have their own recreational facilities some of which include golf courses and all that include hiking and biking trails. One of these communities, The Ridges, has been recognised as one of the best places to live in America and when you consider the ridges las vegas views it is perhaps easy to see why.
Located in the mountains, the views from the residences of the Ridges homes are spectacular with many of them including views of the city’s lights as well as spectacular mountain scenery. Obviously spectacular views alone would not have earned this community such recognition but when they are added to the fact that the community boasts a golf course designed by none other than Jack Nicklaus and a fitness centre featuring state of the art equipment, a resort style pool and a spa, a clearer picture comes to mind, a picture that leaves no doubt that The Ridges provides luxury homes in an ideal setting which can rarely be matched anywhere else in the country. The Ridges is not the most exclusive of these Summerlin communities; that is a title which is reserved for The Pointe, located just above The Ridges which comprises of only 12 luxury homes, each of which have unimaginable views of the whole valley and of the mountains. Of course these exclusive residences come with a price tag that is usually in the millions of dollars range but other communities within the Summerlin development are less exclusive and have prices that begin as low as $200,000.
All the communities have access to a network of trails that include the 18 mile trail looping the Red Rock Conservation Area and another 2000 miles of trails in the region, making it one of the longest trail systems in the southwest. For those potential residents that would like a touch of the Mediterranean near their home in the Mojave Desert, the Lake Las Vegas community may be ideal for them as this, as its meeting place, has an authentic, old world village, MonteLago Village. This meeting place resembles an Italian village in days gone by and has cobbled streets and piazzas as well as waterfront cafes and restaurants. This community, as well as offering its own golf course and access to the trails, as it is built around a 320 acre private lake, can also offer recreational activities on or in the water.