Hollywood couldn’t find a better place to film one of its million-dollar blockbusters than the sunny desert oasis that is home to so many glamorous Southern Nevada neighborhoods. New-home communities across the Las Vegas Valley showcase an all-star array of amenities which include everything from miles of trails and park-like settings to waterparks and incredible mountain vistas. In addition, select communities offer convenient access to both Mount Charleston and Red Rock National Conservation Area for those homebuyers who need action stars to bring a little thrill into their lives. Read on to find out which neighborhoods in Southern Nevada are worthy of a screen test.


Summerlin is home to more than 150 parks that feature a wide variety of athletic courts and fields.

Akin to a box office draw among Summerlin’s new homebuyers is the master plan’s 150-plus mile trail system and the many parks located throughout the community. Summerlin is backdrop to more than 150 parks that house dozens of playgrounds, 15 baseball/softball/t-ball fields, 16 tennis courts, 11 basketball courts, 6 soccer fields, 3 sand volleyball courts, 1 football field, interactive water features, swimming pools and more.

In addition, Summerlin is currently home to three private community centers operated by The Summerlin Council, the non-profit arm of the Summerlin Community Association that acts similar to a municipal parks and recreation department. The Summerlin Council programs its community centers with dozens of year-round classes, camps, clinics and seasonal celebrations for residents of all ages. Summerlin is also home to Veterans Memorial Leisure Service Center and Pavilion Center Pool, public facilities operated by the City of Las Vegas.

Described by new residents as picturesque, peaceful, beautifully landscaped and maintained, Summerlin is located adjacent to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the Spring Mountains. The community is located on elevated topography, offering residents views of the Las Vegas Valley to the east and mountain views to the west.

Summerlin is home to nine golf courses, including Nevada’s only two Tournament Players Club (TPC) courses; a bowling alley; movie theater; and health, fitness and spa centers, including the state’s first Life Time Athletic.Located along the western edge of Las Vegas, the master-planned community of Summerlin comprises 22,500 acres and will have 80,000-plus homes at build-out. Homes available range in size from 1,450 to nearly 4,000 square feet and are priced from $150,000.


Enjoying the spotlight at the Mesa in Summerlin is Ladera Terrace, which is walking distance from the sprawling and picturesque 19-acre Mesa Village Park that includes tennis courts, basketball courts, BBQ areas, playgrounds and softball/baseball fields. In additon, the neighborhood offers three park areas, a playground, pool and kiddie pool.

Adventurers will enjoy the close promixity of Ladera Terrace to a protected mountain ridge and its nearness to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Not to be over-looked, Lennar’s homes at Ladera Terrace rank high among homebuyers. The combination of great floor plans on pool sized lots behind the gates of Ladera Terrace in Summerlin makes this community recreationally desirable. The location west of 215 and Russell has great schools and shopping. The additional benefits of numerous parks, pools and outdoor opportunity makes this community top notch for families.

Ladera Terrace only has a few home sites left so interested buyers need to act fast, the best home sites will go first. The homes at Ladera Terrace in the Mesa at Summerlin range from 2,320 to 2,622 square feet and are priced from the upper $200,000s.

To visit Ladera Terrace in the Mesa at Summerlin from 215, exit Russell Road. Merge onto Raphael Riviera, and turn left onto W. Russell Road. At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Russell Road, at the next traffic circle, take the right turn onto Mesa Park Drive. Turn right onto Hawk Springs Lane and turn left onto Alden Glen Drive. Models will be on your left hand side. Lennar’s Welcome Home Center is at 5377 Alden Glen Drive.


Riverstone at Prescott Park Plan Three model includes four bedrooms, three baths, and a two-bay expanded garage.

A favorite attraction among new homebuyers at Riverstone at Prescott Park is the community’s central amenity. “When I entered the gates to Prescott Park and saw the amazing park and community atmosphere, I was finally able to make the decision that was right for me,” offers Riverstone resident Mario Smith of the neighborhood’s star amenity.

Riverstone residents have private access to the gated community of Prescott Park, which includes a 4.5-acre central park, rock-climbing wall, basketball half-court, large tot lot, amphitheater, picnic area with barbecue grill and gazebo, and large open field for community events.

Riverstone’s convenient location provides easy access to the 215 Beltway, new shopping centers, a resort with restaurants and movie theater, championship golf and Nature Discovery Park. For the outdoor types, Riverstone is just a short drive to Mount Charleston for hiking, camping, and skiing.

As the leading builder of eco-friendly homes since 1998, Pardee builds only LivingSmart® homes so families can look forward to lower energy and water bills, healthier indoor air and greater indoor comfort in their new Riverstone home.

Priced from approximately $174,450, the homes at Riverstone at Prescott Park offer approximately 1,996 to 2,890 square feet of living space. Built on approximately 75 acres, there will be approximately 400 homes at build-out.

To reach Riverstone from US 95, exit 215 east; or from I-15, exit 215 west. Follow 215 to Decatur Boulevard and turn north. Turn right on Grand Teton, then left on San Mateo Street. All Pardee Homes sales offices welcome visitors between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and from 11 6 p.m. Monday. For information about Riverstone, call the sales office at 395-5201 or contact a new home specialist at 604-3332.


The Avellino amenities shared by Ryland neighborhoods Catania and Jasmine make a movie star lifestyle possible in a new Ryland home. The amenities provide a no fuss, no muss lifestyle that homebuyers appreciate without all the maintenance.

Avellino Park by Ryland Homes will be complete within six months and will feature two covered kid’s playgrounds, basketball courts, picnic and barbeque areas, soccer/grass field and easy access to park from communities. Also the community has existing community walking trails with easy access for homeowners. Avellino’s clubhouse features a full kitchen great for parties or meetings, restrooms, indoor sitting area, bbq area, pool, spa, and covered pool lounging areas.

In addition to the newly constructed park, the communities enjoy views of the city and of the mountains in Henderson on select home sites. Additionally, the roof top deck option gives buyers opportunity to take in film quality views.

The homes at Ryland’s Catania and Jasmine communities range in size from 1,479 to 2,169 square feet of living space with attached and single-family two-story homes starting at $139,990. There will be 255 homes at build-out.

215 Beltway making it easy to get just about anywhere in town. Also residents enjoy living near shopping along Eastern Ave., the M Resort and the ease of schools being nearby.
To visit Catania and Jasmine, take I-15 exit of St. Rose Pkwy and head east, then go left on Bermuda. Take a right on Liberty Heights Ave. Sales offices and models are on the right.


Providing an active, affordable lifestyle for residents of all ages, there’s something for everyone at Warmington’s Northern Terrace in Providence.

The Promenade, which spans blocks and joins together the Providence community, serves as a community centerpiece. The trails and park system has been planned to encourage exercise, sports, fun, and public gatherings.

Providence is planned to have two parks and miles of trails winding through the community. These include Huckleberry and Knickerbocker Parks and Community Trails. In addition, each neighborhood at Northern Terrace also has a park area along with a play area at The Club.

Northern Terrace residents enjoy unlimited access to a residents’ only recreational facility known as The Club at Northern Terrace which features three sparkling pools, relaxing spa, cabanas, outdoor barbeque area, state-of-the-art fitness center, great room with entertainment center, play area, and children’s play room.

Northern Terrace at Providence is ideally situated on a high valley shelf with a dramatic mountain backdrop to the west and spectacular city lights to the east. Northern Terrace is close to both Nellis and Creach Airforce bases and has attracted many military families.

The homes at Warmington’s Northern Terrace in the 1,200-acre Providence master plan range in size from 1,529 to 3,401 square feet and are priced from the low $100,000s to the low $200,000s. There will be 434 single-family homes in three distinctive neighborhoods within Warmington’s Northern Terrace at Providence.

To visit Northern Terrace, exit the 215 Beltway at Hualapai and go north for approximately 1.2 miles. Go left on Farm Road for one half mile, past Egan Crest Way and turn right on Crescent Mountain Street.  To access the sales office for Claremont and Westcott, turn left on Silver Peak Run Drive and left on Mount Victoria Lane. To visit Emery turn right on Mount Sheridan and the sales office will be on the right.

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