When families and professionals are considering a move to the world-famous city of Las Vegas, they’re usually looking for more than just neon lights and poker tables.

Being in close proximity to the famous Strip is definitely a plus, Las Vegas has much more to offer its residents than casinos and luxury resorts! With gorgeous suburban neighborhoods and charming communities, any individual can find the perfect place to call home.

Every day, builders and contractors work together to make this city a more attractive place to live.

If you’re planning a move to this oasis in the desert, here are two of the best neighborhoods to check out:

Summerlin – West Las Vegas

Nestled at the base of the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area, Summerlin, developed by the Howard Hughes Corporation in 1990, is a 22,500-acre master-planned community that offers several luxury residences to choose from, such as:

  • New and resale homes
  • Golf Course Communities
  • High-Rise Condominiums
  • Active Lifestyle Communities

When it comes to recreation, you’ll never be bored. There are plenty of activities and attractions, including:

  • Parks
  • Hiking Trails and Biking Trails
  • Sports Facilities
  • Shopping and Fine Dining
  • Specific Amenities provided by each community in Summerlin

Located west of downtown, this area is away from the tourist hustle and bustle, but still close enough to provide a convenient commutes. Summerlin has numerous parks and some of the best schools in the valley.  It is considered to be one of the safest neighborhoods in Las Vegas, making it one of the best options for families. The median home value for this master planned community is $340,000.

There are plenty of ways to keep you entertained in Summerlin.  Parks, nature trails, shopping plazas, sports facilities, and local casinos,  are just a few entertainment options.  The community also hosts art shows, “Art in the Park” and intimate park concert series in the summer, “Music Under the Stars”. The Outdoor Festival of Arts, Entertainment and Culinary Creations occurs annually and is a popular established outdoor festival.

If you love to the great outdoors, prepare to be impressed. Cottonwood Canyon and Mesa Park, offer incredible Red Rock Mountain Views, you’re not likely to find anywhere else. If you’re in the mood for an evening stroll, you can walk or bike through Summerlin’s 150 mile Trail System and take a tour of the community. This weaving network of trails provides an up close look at all that Summerlin has to offer. In fact, most residents cite this trail as one of their favorite neighborhood amenities.

Along with many options for playing sports like tennis, basketball or soccer, Summerlin is also home to the Arbors Tennis & Play Park. Not only does this area include five outdoor-lighted tennis courts and a pro shop, it also has a state-of-the-art tricycle track for all of Summerlin’s younger residents to play.

Summerlin boasts three golf courses, Palm Valley, Highland Falls, and Eagle Crest.  This trifecta of courses offers an experience for golfers of every skill level.  The Tournament Players Club, TPC Summerlin, is a private golf club that hosts the PGA Tour. The TPC was named by Golf Digest magazine as “One of America’s Best Golf Courses” and by Nevada Business Magazine as the “#1 Private Golf Course in Nevada” (2006).

Out-of-town guests frequently stay at Summerlin’s gorgeous Red Rock Resort Spa & Casino. Located behind the Red Rock Resort is Downtown Summerlin, an upscale plaza that has a wide variety of stores and perfect places to grab a bite to eat and adjacent theaters to catch a movie.

Whether you’re searching for dynamic views or incredible amenities, Summerlin has what it takes to make you feel right at home.

Green Valley – Henderson, NV (Southeast Vegas Valley)

Located in the City of Henderson, the southeastern area of the Las Vegas Valley, this is a neighborhood that’s centered around community.

Founded in 1978 by the American Nevada Corporation, this 8,400-acre area is the first master-planned community in the Las Vegas valley.  Green Valley was designed to feature a natural environment with enhanced desert landscaping, hundreds of palm trees lining the roadways and plenty of wide-open spaces. Color-coordinated tile roofs and stucco finishes create a sense of design and harmony   You’ll find living spaces like new single-family homes and condos, along with classic constructions that have floor plans for every buyer.

A luxury shopping plaza located in the heart of the Ranch, The District at Green Valley Ranch,  is home to dozens of unique shops and boutiques, restaurants/ bars, and local amenities for the urban residential living located above, such as a Hair salon and Coffee bar. Whether you’re looking for fresh, organic produce, unique clothing, or even a unique piece of art, the District has you covered. Many residents find it to be the perfect place to just lounge around, bring their four-legged friends, and relax for the afternoon.

When you live you in Green Valley and are in the mood for a little gambling, you’ll definitely be in luck – this incredible neighborhood is home to the Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino, the most popular local casino in the area. The Green Valley Ranch Resort offers a luxurious spa that everyone should try. More restaurant options and movie theaters

Fitness junkies will also find plenty of opportunities to enjoy themselves. The Henderson Multi-generational Center and Aquatic Complex offers residents a relaxing environment for a fun afternoon.


Its features include:

  • Three Pools
  • Adult Lounge
  • Basketball Courts
  • Game Room
  • Rock Climbing Wall

Another major draw to the area is its excellent educational systems and public schools that rank the highest in the valley. Known for its community safety, Green Valley is bustling day and night with walkers, joggers, and kids out having fun.  The average sale price for homes in this neighborhood is $330,000 and median yearly income amongst the residents is $70,000. Best of all, the homes in this master plan retain their resale value over time.

Whether you’re searching for a new family residence, or a sophisticated bachelor pad, Green Valley has something for everyone. It’s prime location and lavish amenities make it the ideal location for anyone who’s ready to make a move.

The Dulcie Crawford Group– Your Experts in Las Vegas Real Estate

Wherever you choose to hang your hat, there are many wonderful things that come with making Las Vegas and Henderson your home. Areas like Summerlin and Green Valley will take you away from the traffic and noise of the Strip and offer you the type of amenities and attractions you deserve.

There are many of popular neighborhoods in Las Vegas, however,  these two master plans remain the most popular. If you’re searching for a new home in the Vegas valley, these luxury master planned communities should not be missed.

We’re anxious to show you all of the beautiful neighborhoods this one-of-a-kind city has to offer. Once you’ve decided to make your move, we are ready to help you find exactly what you are looking for. The Dulcie Crawford Group is looking to hear from you!

A native of Henderson/Las Vegas valley, Dulcie Crawford knows every community inside and out, so there’s no one better to help you find your home. Over her professional career, Dulcie has helped hundreds of home buyers find the right neighborhood and the right home at the right price.