Guard-gated communities are becoming the norm for most of the United States. In Las Vegas, gated communities are very much in demand, especially as they grow in popularity. The overall benefits of living in a guard-gated community, for the most part, including added safety/security, additional privacy, reduced traffic, little to no solicitation, a greater sense of community, recreation/leisure facilities, and a safe area for children to play. Moreover, these kinds of domains are seen as exclusive and tend to require higher home standards. As a result, home values in these exclusive master-planned areas only increases.
One of the most coveted master-planned communities in Las Vegas is Southern Highlands. Here, you’ll find over 2,300 acres of housing, recreation, and exclusivity only a few miles away from Las Vegas Boulevard. Southern Highlands is comprised of the Estates, Tuscan Cliffs, Masters, Royal Highlands, and the Foothills. Each neighborhood offers affordable luxury starting in the high $100,000s and up. As a whole, Southern Highlands is known for their multi-million-dollar estates, members-only golf clubs, and its spectacular design layouts. Presently, there are over 100 single-family homes available for purchase in various guard-gated neighborhoods in this community.
Another famed Vegas gated community is the Mountain Trails — a custom, private residential neighborhood. This luxurious community is so exclusive that it only has 103 homes in total. Nevertheless, these gorgeous manors each sit on a half-acre lot and offer the finest in at-home luxury. Within this particular community, there are nearby walking trails, parks, bike trails, hiking, tennis and basketball courts, plus a first-rate recreational center. What’s more, the majority of Mountain Trails residences have a pool, a spa, and offer seamless indoor-outdoor living. At the moment, homes for sale are in limited supply. However, there are more available lots for sale in the nearby master-planned community of Summerlin.
The guard-gated community of The Ridges also offers first-class luxury to residents. However, here, luxury is taken to the next level. For instance, these multi-million-dollar enclaves offer first-rate privacy with amazing views of the city and Nevada desert-scape. Inside these desert mansions, there’s ample square footage, several master suites, wine cellars, home gyms, libraries, multiple pools, outdoor kitchens or full-service cabanas, and so much more. Thus, it’s no wonder that this master-planned community is ultra-exclusive and caters to those who can afford an affluent lifestyle/ultra-luxe living. Right now, there are less than 50 single-family luxury estates for sale here.
Of course, if you are looking for more of a variety when it comes to pricing, then the guard-gated Queensridge community is worth considering. Here, you will find a large selection of lavish single-family homes spanning over 800 acres. Moreover, these lavish estates start at roughly $300,0000. With such great prices, you might overlook the major draw to this master-planned neighborhood—the ability to customize your home or upgrade to the Christopher Homes floor plans. Other amazing communal features in Queensridge include picturesque views, luxurious home amenities, a clubhouse with wine bar, and access to over 150 miles of nature trails.
Located just above the Ridges is the guard gated golf community of Red Rock Country Club. There are two security gates located at the East and West entrances to the community. Twenty-four hours per day armed guards patrol the interior grounds in marked vehicles. Both 1 and 2 story homes are available to purchase. The size of the houses in this neighborhood can exceed 5,000 square feet. Amenities of this community include access to golf, tennis, fitness center, clubhouse, aquatic center, spa, and dining options. There are 4 levels of membership and each caters to the different lifestyles of their residents.