Developed in the mid-1980s, The Lakes is an upscale residential and business district in what was once the western fringe of Las Vegas. It’s less than 10 miles from the fabulous Strip, in the heart of neighborhood shopping, dining, schools, parks, and recreation. The community covers 2 square miles and features custom and semi-custom homes built around the 30-acre manmade Lake Sahara, several ponds, abundant green space and walking trails. The main lake is private and exclusively for use by residents. They’re permitted to glide around the lake on sailboats and electric-powered boats.
The Lakes Festival of Lights, held every December, showcases a parade of decorated, lit boats reflecting off the water.
The Lakes encompasses about 4,000 homes ranging from condos and single-family homes to luxurious waterfront estates with private docks. The guard-gated Regency at The Lakes offers homes up to 8,000 square feet. For current listings and prices, call The Tom Love Group at (702) 838-5100.Residents can dock their boat at Lakes Town Center Plaza and dine at King and I Thai cuisine, enjoy cocktails at the Lakes Lounge and pick up a few grocery items at Lakes Minimarket. There’s also a performing arts center and variety of commercial services. Nearby shopping centers include Village Square, Tivoli Village, and Boca Park.
Public schools include Twin Lakes Elementary School, Johnson Middle School, and Bonanza High School. For current information on school zoning, check the Clark County School District website at www.ccsd.net. Private schools include Faith Lutheran Junior and Senior High School, Bishop Gorman High School and Merryhill School.
The selection of golf courses in the area includes Angel Park, Badlands, and Canyon Gate Country Club.