For most folks, Las Vegas and desert are synonymous, but Las Vegas and water – not so much. But if you’re looking for lakefront property here in Las Vegas don’t despair. A few communities offer all the advantages of living in Las Vegas without sacrificing the dream of owning a lakefront property.
The Desert Shores community in the northwest must have forgotten that it’s actually located in the Las Vegas desert. Featuring four man-made lakes and a lagoon style swimming pool set amid a sand beach, the name Desert Shores couldn’t be more apt. This master planned community offers all types of residences from condominiums to luxury homes on the lake. A public paddleboat launch, fishing areas, a beach club, and playgrounds all add to the appeal of living here. Just ask all the ducks, geese, and swans that inhabit the waterfront. Shopping, dining, and the freeway are all accessible.
The Lakes was the first master planned community located in the southwest region of the valley. Designed around man-made Lake Sahara, this community provides another opportunity for finding a lakefront property in the otherwise unlikely desert surroundings. Apartments, condominiums, villas, detached homes, custom and non-custom, gated and non-gated neighborhoods – you’ll find them all at The Lakes. You’ll also find ducks, turtles, heron, falcons, and geese cohabitating at the lake, which is kept stocked with a variety of fish for the angler. You can even boat over to a quaint lakeside shopping plaza. The Lakes also boasts Canyon Gate Country Club and easy access to Red Rock Canyon Conservation and Recreation Area.
Lake Las Vegas
Rounding out the lakefront property options for Las Vegas, the Lake Las Vegas community in the southeast also centers on a man-made lake. It has a similar range of property types as Desert Shores and The Lakes and has a couple of hotel properties, a casino, and several golf clubs. The lakeside Montelago Village is modeled after the quaint streets of an old European town. You can stroll amid boutiques, restaurants, and pubs. During the summer, enjoy free jazz on the lake; during the winter, go skating on the lake.
All in all, these desert oases prove that the desert and lakefront properties are not mutually exclusive. In fact, you’ll find the best of both worlds with a home in one of these unique communities offered right here in the Las Vegas valley.