Trying to plan out your retirement can be a little nerve-racking, especially for people who are interested in moving to a more suitable area. In general, just the thought of having to look for the right community or suburb to retire in can seem daunting to most people. But the truth is relocating to the right area that can support your changing lifestyle only improves your quality of life. Thus, in the interest of making your transition to retired living easier, let's go over the most important thing to keep in mind when considering age-restricted adult districts in Southern Nevada—no two retirement communities are alike.
Overall, Southern Nevada is a large area with several retirement communities. As a result, you'll have your work cut out for you, deciding between more active or high-end communities, available amenities, security options, and medical/support services. Moreover, during your retirement home search, you may also notice varying HOA fees. If you're on a fixed income, higher HOA fees could cause issues down the road, and lower fees could mean less support. Ultimately, this is why you should work with an agent that specializes in age-restricted neighborhoods to ensure you make the right decision in any area.
With that being said, in Southern Nevada, two of the most prominent areas for retirees are Las Vegas and Henderson. Thus, it's not too surprising that there's a wealth of 55+ retirement neighborhoods to choose from in these cities. In the Las Vegas area alone, you'll find a large number of age-restricted districts. In Henderson, however, there are approximately a dozen or so 55+ communities. To narrow down your options, you should decide upfront whether you prefer a more active community. Figuring out if your overall budget allows for higher-end districts with more amenities will also condense your list.
Presently, in Las Vegas, you'll find roughly 20 activity-focused communities for retirees age 55 and up. For example, Sun City Summerlin is a highly engaged community that offers a plethora of activities, including dance classes, softball, language classes, shuffleboard, strength training, Travel clubs, and more. Here, homes range from the mid $200,000s to the $1,000,000s. This is a non-gated neighborhood with endless amenities and just under 100 homes for sale. Similarly, a mid-range option is Regency at Summerlin. Here, you'll find comparable social activities and luxury clubhouse amenities. These Regency homes range from the high $400,000s to high $900,000s.
In Henderson, there are only 7 active lifestyle communities for retirees. Nevertheless, these communities offer affordable luxury and support. For instance, Sun City Anthem offers an equally impressive number of amenities, including a clubhouse with over 20 plus recreational activities and classes. There's also a golf club, an independence center, and a liberty center (for all activity levels). Available homes here start in the low $200,000s. Other comparable Henderson options include The Club at Madeira Canyon, Sun City MacDonald Ranch, and Del Webb at Lake Las Vegas. All of these districts offer a decent amount of activities to keep you active, and their available homes go for $200,000 plus.
Alternatively, Silver Canyon in Las Vegas is even more affordable with available homes in the $100,000 range. However, keep in mind these inexpensive communities don't typically offer as many amenities. Thus, if you are looking for more facilities at a decent price, you should check out what Ranchos Las Brisa has to offer. Here, available homes range from low $200,000s to mid $400,000s. Ranchos' comforts include a library, billiard room, outdoor pool, a catering kitchen, and is a gated community. Lastly, in Henderson, Solera at Anthem has 16 available homes ranging from the low $200,000 to the mid $300,000s, plus you'll find dozens of amenities, including walking and biking trail.