North Las Vegas Real Estate
Many people think the whole Las Vegas Valley is one city. But in fact, there are three: Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas. North Las Vegas is the smallest, with a population of 250,000, while Henderson has over 300,000 and Las Vegas itself almost 650,000. But North Las Vegas has grown significantly over the past decade, both in size and desirable lifestyle.
North Las Vegas is home to many different types of neighborhoods, and some of the best communities in the entire Valley are in this city. Part of the reason for this growth and upgrade is the expansion of the freeway network leading to the north end.
The I-15 has been widened through the “Spaghetti Bowl” interchange in downtown Las Vegas, while Highway 95 and the 215 Beltway have also been improved. These projects have significantly reduced commute time from the north end of the Valley to downtown, The Strip, and everywhere else in the Valley.
Those wanting to go to the Air Force stations at Creech or Nellis, or NASCAR races at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, are conveniently right in the neighborhood when living in North Las Vegas.
Living in Sierra Ranch
Sierra Ranch is part of a group of communities near Aliante in North Las Vegas. With a balanced mix of homes, business plazas, shopping, dining, and the upscale Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, complete with a 16-theater cineplex, Aliante attracts shoppers from miles around. Sierra Ranch offers the perfect combination of access to amenities and quiet privacy.
Sierra Ranch has an extensive array of recreational offerings, including a proposed 70-mile trail network funded by the Bureau of Land Management. Over 15 miles of multi-use trails, known as the Las Vegas Wash Regional Trail System, have already been built along the Upper and Lower Las Vegas Wash.
This 10-foot wide asphalt path system can accommodate joggers, walkers, bicycles, skateboards, strollers, wheelchairs and more. Trail amenities include lighting, landscaping, drinking fountains, benches, shaded rest areas and picnic areas.
Sierra Ranch Parks & Recreation
If you like riding horses, you’ll love living in Sierra Ranch. Nearby horseback-riding options include Cloud Nine Ranch, Kyle Canyon Ranch, S & F Ranch, Cottonwood Farm, Talisman Farm, B Bar J Equestrian Training Centre, and Horses4Heroes.
The neighborhood getaway is the multi-part Sierra Ranch Community Park, featuring walking paths, gazebos, picnic areas, basketball courts, ball fields and more. Other neighborhood parks in the area include Tropical Breeze Park, Eldorado Park and Sandstone Ridge Park.
In fact, North Las Vegas has more than 30 community parks and golf courses, including the 147-acre Sandstone Ridge Park, 133-acre Craig Ranch Regional Park, 80-acre Willie McCool Regional Park, 38-acre Cheyenne Sports Complex, and 20-acre Aliante Nature Discovery Park.
The nearby Aliante Nature Discovery Park features a man-made lake, waterfall, water park and dinosaur-themed children’s play and dig area. Craig Ranch Regional Park, a short drive to the south, is built on a former golf course and includes the Craig Ranch Skatepark, Craig Ranch Dog Park, Craig Ranch Amphitheatre, and a selection of playgrounds and ball fields.
Sandstone Ridge Park includes lighted baseball diamond and soccer fields, basketball courts and skate park while Cheyenne Sports Complex has four lighted baseball diamonds, two lighted soccer fields and lighted track. Willie McCool Regional Park even has a Miniature Aircraft flying field.
A little further drive away you’ll find Floyd Lamb Park, a massive 2,040-acre park focused around the small natural lakes of Tule Springs, part of a true oasis in the Mojave Desert. Enjoy lush vegetation, lakes, plenty of wildlife, and impressive views of the Sheep and Spring Mountain Ranges. At the heart of the park is the historic Tule Springs Ranch, a recreation of a traditional early Las Vegas working ranch.
Amenities and programs at Floyd Lamb Park include a self-guided tour, party facilities, picnic areas, historic attractions, walking paths, mountain bike trails and a BMX bike track. You can even go fishing if you have a Nevada Department of Wildlife license. And the nearby 2,900-acre Clark County Shooting Complex is the country’s largest 5-star shooting facility.
Also in the area you’ll find the 120-acre Centennial Hills Park, boasting tons of playgrounds, picnic areas, volleyball, soccer, dog runs, walking trails and more.
Sierra Ranch Golf Amenities
Practically within walking distance from Sierra Ranch you’ll find the famous Shadow Creek Golf Club, an MGM Resorts entertainment destination included on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.
Created by renowned architect Tom Fazio, this legendary course is a gorgeous masterpiece. Stroll along manicured fairways with perfect greens flanked by crystal-clear blue water, and a majestic mountain backdrop. You need to be an MGM Resorts guest to access the course, but plenty of locals choose to take staycations in one of the many world-class Las Vegas hotels.
The coveted Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort is also less than 30 minutes away, featuring three distinctive course layouts designed by World Golf Hall of Fame Inductee and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Pete Dye. The trio of courses includes Snow Mountain, Sun Mountain and WOLF, each infused with Dye’s unique signature elements like dramatic slope changes and railroad tie bunkers.
Sierra Ranch Schools
There’s plenty of top-rated public and private schools in the area for the kids, including CCSD’s Fredric W. Watson Elementary School, Jesse D. Scott Elementary School, Lee Antonello Elementary School, Clifford O. Findlay Middle School, Carroll M Johnston Middle School, Legacy High School and Mojave High School.
You can also choose the Freedom Classical Academy public charter school or the Somerset Academy charter school’s North Las Vegas campus or Aliante campus.
If you want a beautiful home in a quiet community with easy access to plenty of amenities, be sure to include Sierra Ranch and North Las Vegas in your real estate search.