Las Vegas is world-renowned for its glittering lights, beautiful showgirls, perfectly-crafted cocktails, high-class casinos, and luxury homes that you can’t find anywhere else.
While modern master-planned communities offer high-end amenities and beautiful architecture, there’s just nothing like old-school Vegas charm.
Think the iconic Las Vegas lifestyle depicted in Martin Scorsese’s “Casino” with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, “Diamonds are Forever” with Sean Connery as James Bond, and “The Only Game in Town” with Elizabeth Taylor and Warren Beatty.
Unfortunately, it’s getting harder and harder to find homes that embody that timeless and romantic era — harder, but not impossible.
Sunrise Villas Townhomes offer a nostalgic taste of vintage Las Vegas in the center of the city. Built in the 1970s, Sunrise Villas comprises nine separate communities designed with a universal theme of lush landscaping and sweeping floorplans.
Located along the Pecos-McLeod and Eastern Ave corridors, straddling Flamingo Rd and the area south of Desert Inn, the Sunrise Villas communities are mostly gated. Behind the vintage gates you’ll find sparkling community pools, spas and tennis courts, all surrounded by lush green lawns and mature trees.
If golf is your game, these communities are adjacent to the Las Vegas National Golf Course, where part of the movie “Casino” was shot, and just down the street from the Las Vegas Country Club. Of course, the central Vegas location is only minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, not to mention the Las Vegas Convention Center and Sands Expo Convention Center.
These aren’t your standard townhomes, squished together or stacked on top of each other like apartments. These upscale homes come equipped with two-car garages, private courtyards and large block-walled patios overlooking green belts of grass. An inner atrium in the middle of each unit lets natural light shine through, and provides the opportunity for small herb, vegetable or flower gardens accessible from inside your home.
Designed for active adult living, the townhomes are single-story with an expansive feel. The Sunrise Villas aren’t age-restricted, but they do tend to attract more mature residents instead of young families, since you won’t find any playgrounds or kiddie pools in these communities. Typically, your neighbors will be middle-aged professionals or retired couples who appreciate a touch of class and the best of both worlds: a private house that doesn’t require yard maintenance or exterior upkeep.
Ranging in size from 1300 to over 2100 square feet, these townhomes are reasonably priced, typically running between $200,000 and 350,000. And unlike new developments, there’s not an endless supply of these homes. Being an asset that’s hard to come by, they’re sure to be a savvy investment for the future as well as a beautiful living opportunity for today.