Sun City MacDonald Ranch Real Estate
Sun City MacDonald Ranch is a 55+ community with over 2,500 single-family homes and villas spread across 564 acres in the upscale MacDonald Ranch master-planned community. Located in the southeast portion of the Vegas Valley, this neighborhood is conveniently adjacent to the I-215 beltway, making it a short 15-minute drive from popular destinations including McCarran International Airport and the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.
But despite easy access to world-class dining, shopping and entertainment, Sun City MacDonald Ranch is extremely peaceful. Quietly nestled in the Black Mountain foothills, at an elevation of 2,100 to 2,400 feet, homes in this desirable age-restricted community offer majestic views of the mountains and the beautiful Las Vegas Valley for an enhanced quality of life. Like all Sun City communities by Del Webb, which are designed for active seniors, at least one resident must be over 55. Sister communities in the Vegas Valley include Sun City Anthem, Sun City Summerlin and Sun City Aliante.
Real Estate Options
Buying a home in Sun City MacDonald Ranch means you get to choose from a variety of single-family homes and attached duplex villas. The villas range from almost 1,100 square feet to over 1.250 square feet, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. The single-family detached homes start at just over 1,000 square feet and come as large as over 2,025 square feet, featuring one to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached two or two-and-a-half-car garage.
Many of the homes include options such as spacious kitchens, large closets, Nevada rooms and casitas. Association fees in the community vary by the required maintenance and come with an annual assessment.
Small Community, Big Amenities
Sun City MacDonald Ranch is smaller and more intimate than Sun City Anthem or Sun City Summerlin, and the cozy feel is what draws many of its residents. But the reduced size doesn’t mean a lack of amenities. The Homeowner’s Association is managed by a seven-member resident Board of Directors, elected by homeowners. The HOA board oversees the operation of all community facilities, including a community center, golf course, restaurant, fitness center, swimming pool, tennis, pickleball and bocce courts, and various neighborhood hiking trails.
At the heart of the community, you’ll find the 36,000 square-foot Desert Willow Clubhouse, loaded with a wide range of impressive amenities. The clubhouse is home to the fitness center, aerobics and dance studio, grand ballroom with a stage, several meeting rooms, hobby and craft studios, multi-purpose studio, a billiards room and a library. Whether you like to sew, quilt, make ceramics or art, there’s a studio here for you.
Outside the clubhouse is an outdoor lap pool and spa, three lighted tennis courts and four bocce ball courts. If you prefer to explore, over nine miles of walking and biking trails wind through Sun City and the surrounding MacDonald Ranch community.
Sun City MacDonald Ranch has plenty of activities and community events as well, including several dozen clubs and interest groups that range from sports to general interest. A dedicated community activities director makes sure there’s always lots of fun events, group trips and classes. Whether you enjoy yoga, tennis, dance, aqua aerobics, hiking, catching a movie or playing poker, there’s no shortage of clubs, classes, social events and other happenings to choose from.
Sun City MacDonald Ranch is also home to the Desert Willow Golf Course, which is owned by the community residents. One of the most challenging executive courses in southern Nevada, the 3,800-yard, par-60 course presents excitement for players of all skill levels and can be played in a brisk three-and-a-half hours. Designed by Billy Casper and Greg Nash, this signature course is carved into the foothills and offers some of the most spectacular views of the Las Vegas Valley.
After playing a round of golf, the Willow Restaurant provides a relaxing place to gather for drinks or a bite to eat, with casual breakfast, lunch and dinner menus available.
You don’t need to just stay home in order to have fun. Sun City MacDonald Ranch is close to plenty of entertainment opportunities that don’t even involve leaving Henderson or heading to the Strip. Just up the street you’ll find the quaint and picturesque District at Green Valley Ranch open-air shopping center and its adjacent Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino, one of the most upscale of the popular Station Casinos properties which cater to locals.
Casual and fine dining options in MacDonald Ranch include the celebrated Lindo Michoacan Mexican restaurant, Hiroba Sushi, Osaka Japanese Bistro, Ashiana North Indian Cuisine, the New York Chinese Restaurant and CRAFTkitchen New American. If you like Italian food, choose from the Pasta Shop Ristorante or Giuseppe’s Bar & Grille.
Lake Mead is just 30 minutes to the east, where you can enjoy fishing, boating or water sports, as well as the smaller Lake Las Vegas. A visit to the Hoover Dam or the historic Boulder City is right there as well. And practically in your backyard, you can hike in the beautiful Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area.
Sun City MacDonald Ranch is one of those treasured communities where you’re close to anything you want to experience, while still removed enough from the hustle and bustle to feel like you have privacy. This is why so many people choose to call this neighborhood home for the rest of their lives.