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For those who prefer a more rural atmosphere, away from the glittering city lights and buzzing Strip, the Lone Mountain area in northwest Las Vegas offers a number of custom-home enclaves and horse properties of an acre or more in serene, quiet neighborhoods. Residential properties are set against the backdrop of Lone Mountain, a 3,300-foot elevation mountain that sits alone in Las Vegas Valley, with Mt. Charleston and Toiyabe National Forest shown in the distance.
General boundaries of Lone Mountain neighborhoods are Buffalo Drive to the east, the 215 Beltway to the west, Cheyenne Avenue to the south and Ann Road to the north.
Ambitious hikers can tackle the mountain for sweeping views of the valley, while less strenuous trails and facilities for family outings can be found at Lone Mountain Park.
Canyon Ranch Estates, Eagle Ridge, Tuscan Ridge, Monterey Estates and Lone Mountain Estates are among many gated neighborhoods around Lone Mountain with million-dollar homes. Custom builders around Lone Mountain include Signature, Sun West and Northwest Custom Homes. Some of the larger horse properties lie in unincorporated Clark County and are not governed by homeowners associations. Buyers looking for one-story homes with spacious floor plans and large lots might want to check out Lone Mountain. Many homes are available from the mid- to high-$100,000s. For current listings and prices, call The Tom Love Group at (702) 838-5100.
Lone Mountain is linked to central Las Vegas Valley by the 215 Beltway, allowing for a 30-minute drive to McCarran International Airport.
Within a 10-minute drive are power shopping centers in the Centennial Hills area with big-box retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target and Home Depot, along with national name restaurants. Local residents find their way to favorite hideaways such as Timbers Bar and Grill, Town Center Lounge and Zaba's Mexican Grill. For upscale shopping and dining, it's a short drive south to businesses serving the Summerlin community.
Public schools around Lone Mountain include Eileen Conners Elementary, Sheila Tarr Elementary, Edith Garehime Elementary, Myron Leavitt Middle School and Centennial High School. For school zoning information, go to Clark County School District's web site at www.ccsd.net. Private schools in the area include Challenger School, Mountain View Lutheran School and Adelson Educational Campus.
The nearest golf course is Durango Hills Golf Club, perfect for families and beginners, at Durango Drive and Cheyenne Avenue. Also in the area are Eagle Crest, Highland Falls and Palm Valley golf clubs in Summerlin.