One of the Las Vegas Valley’s most beautiful and desirable gems — for a day of recreation, and even more so to call home — has always been Lake Las Vegas. Just 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, on the outer edge of the valley, Lake Las Vegas is a prestigious master-planned community that offers the best of all worlds.

Where else can you enjoy a quiet picnic lunch, lounge on a boat for the afternoon, then spend an evening watching one of Cirque du Soleil’s award-winning spectaculars in the entertainment capital of the world?

Lake Las Vegas went through a sad period of abandonment, bankruptcy and aborted projects during the Great Recession over a decade ago, but has since been making its way back into the spotlight with full force.

And now it’s expanding again, with several new developments that re-establish this East Henderson jewel as the place to live and play, bar none.

We all love a good comeback story, and this is one of the most compelling. Resurrected from close to death, Lake Las Vegas is now a powerful and breathtaking phoenix firebird, rising from the ashes and blazing forward in all its glory.




Here are three new communities currently being developed at Lake Las Vegas …

The Island: A True Desert Oasis

Forget the “deserted island” you used to see on Gilligan’s Island … Lake Las Vegas is home to a new “desert island”.

And while islands in the desert are mostly unheard of — you know, since there’s no water in a desert — this is Las Vegas, where building an oasis or a world-class venue happens all the time.

Called simply The Island at Lake Las Vegas, this new development on the Lake Las Vegas Northshore is being carved out by digging a new channel into the lakeshore, making what’s essentially a moat around the land. Started over 15 years ago but subsequently put on hold, The Island is finally having its day in the sun.

This exclusive and unique luxury development is being designed for enjoying outdoor recreation. Waterfront properties will have boat-friendly access to conveniently launch your kayak or dock your yacht in front of your home.

The community will have 150 homes, with some on the island itself and some behind. Custom and semi-custom lots will start selling in June, with floorplan options ranging from 2,800 to 7,700 square feet.

Shoreline: Village Living on The Water

If you’ve ever strolled the quaint shops and restaurants on the Southshore of Lake Las Vegas, you’ve enjoyed The Village. This attractive and popular area is where you’ll find many of the condos and resorts that have defined the community, as well as water sports attractions and boat rentals.

Right next to The Village at Lake Las Vegas is another new community, Shoreline by Blue Heron. Reservations are currently selling for the 83 home sites being built here, with floorplans in the 2,700 to 3,700 square-foot range.

This exclusive boutique community blends convenience with elegance, offering modern homes with resort-style living. That includes picturesque views of the lake and surrounding desert, as well as easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment at The Village and beyond.

Residents also get access to private walking trails with elevated vantage points and exclusive fitness stations, and even golf course amenities at SouthShore Country Club.

Bella Strada: Inspirada at The Lake

If you like Inspirada in West Henderson, you’ll love Bella Strada at Lake Las Vegas. The newest community at the lake will be built by Toll Brothers, one of the featured builders in Inspirada. You can register your interest now for construction that will start soon.

Bella Strada will offer quintessential luxury living with modern appeal for gorgeous magazine-worthy homes. Nestled at the eastern end of the Northshore, this exclusive gated community features access to resort amenities, water sports, championship golf, lakefront dining and more.

Choose from three single-story home designs with contemporary architecture and inspiring interiors. Floorplans range from 2,970 to 3,500 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, and each one offers unique opportunities for design and layout personalization.

Open concept living spaces, flex space that can be used for work-from-home offices, vaulted ceilings and optional rooftop decks make the perfect combination for living, working, relaxing and entertaining. All in a serenely secluded setting with stunning views.

Find Your Lake Las Vegas Dream Home

For help finding your ideal dream home on the water, look no further than community expert Dulcie Crawford. Dulcie is a native of Las Vegas with over 23 years of local real estate expertise. She understands the city and its trends and opportunities more than anyone.

Dulcie has watched the rise and fall and rise again of Lake Las Vegas, and can help you pinpoint and locate the perfect home for you.

To find out more about working with Dulcie and her award-winning team, or to get more information about the current housing market conditions, properties featured on this blog, or our Hot Market Listings, please contact Dulcie Crawford directly at (702) 505-2775.