Las Vegas, Nevada is a city of opportunity. Not only is it the Entertainment Capital of the World, its many gated communities mean Las Vegas is also a great place to call home. Get your fill of fresh air away from The Strip by exploring hiking trails as well as relaxing hot springs at various outdoor destinations. The quality of life in Las Vegas (a blend of excitement and calm, the absence of income tax) attracts families and retirees alike. Here, you can enjoy the city's bustling nightlife and commune with nature in equal measure.
With some of the world’s most iconic casinos and hotels, the mecca for entertainment and nightlife is just as popular for conventions and business trips. This means that there is a high demand for rental properties in the most populous city in the state of Nevada, especially in the best gated communities in Las Vegas.
Explore the best-gated communities in Las Vegas
Some of the most sought-after gated communities in Las Vegas include The Ridges, Red Rock Country Club, MacDonald Highlands, Anthem Country Club, Southern Highlands, Ascaya, The Summit Club, Seven Hills, and Summerlin.
Here’s what to expect from the best of them:
1. The Ridges
If you're looking for the best of the best, it's definitely worth considering a luxury home in one of the best gated communities in Las Vegas. The Ridges is a master-planned city with 887 acres of rolling hills and breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Valley. It is one of the most exclusive luxury communities on the west side of Sin City and features mainly homes with desert contemporary architecture in the 89135 zip code. Its 18-hole Bear’s Best Championship Golf Course, which was designed by Jack Nicklaus, is considered one of the best golf courses in the United States.
2. Red Rock Country Club
Golf enthusiasts will be thrilled to live near two championship Arnold Palmer-designed golf courses when they move to Red Rock Country Club. Residents of this master planned neighborhood in the western foothills of Las Vegas enjoy the best of both worlds because the area is close to the bustling Las Vegas Strip as well as the red-banded peaks of the Red Rock National Conservation area. Houses are situated at an elevation of 3,000 feet, providing homeowners with stunning views of golf courses and Sin City.
3. MacDonald Highlands
MacDonald Highlands is nestled at the base of the Black Mountains, allowing residents to live in a secluded location while enjoying first-class amenities. This private, luxury gated community in Henderson, Nevada has 16 neighborhoods consisting of custom homes designed to complement the natural desert environment. Imagine playing golf at the DragonRidge Country Club where are treated to spectacular views of the Las Vegas skyline.
4. Anthem Country Club
There is a world of lush beauty beyond the cascading waterfalls at the entrance of the Anthem Country Club, one of the most secure guard-gated communities in Las Vegas. The master-planned community of Anthem in Henderson, NV is known for its elevation-changing golf course with holes that will challenge pros and amateurs alike. There are holes played through deep canyons and highlighted by waterfalls as well as colorful desert terrain. Choose from single-family homes to custom residences that showcase the velvety green oasis of the golf course amidst the backdrop of the Black Mountains.
5. Southern Highlands
Located 10 minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip, Southern Highlands was voted as the Best Master-Planned Community in Las Vegas in 2017 by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Explore the beautiful parks as well as the Paseo hiking and biking trail that weaves through the community. The Mediterranean-style homes will make you feel like you've been transported to the Tuscan countryside. You can also choose from the houses with Victorian, contemporary, and ranch style architecture that are spread out in this gated community covering 2,700 acres of the Las Vegas Valley.
Ascaya is the mountainside community made for you and your family if you want to experience luxury living on a Las Vegas mountaintop. Security is a top priority in this guard-gated community where luxury houses are carved into the McCullough Mountain Range. Homes designed in the style of modern desert architecture utilize floor-to-ceiling windows to showcase the majestic views of the Las Vegas skyline.
7. The Summit Club
Enjoy five-star amenities when you move into the Summit, Las Vegas's only fully private residential golf and lifestyle club community. This ultra-luxury golf resort community allows you to enjoy the desert landscape of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area by day and the mesmerizing sea of lights along the Las Vegas strip by night. Golf enthusiasts will have gorgeous views of mountain peaks and mesas while playing at the Tom Fazio-designed course.
8. Seven Hills
Investing in real estate in Seven Hills allows you to experience the best of two worlds: the tranquil streets of this master-planned community and the bustling city life of Downtown Las Vegas. You and your family can decide to live in condos, townhouses, or custom homes spread out over 25 distinct neighborhoods. There is a wide variety of home sizes and price ranges available in this 1,300-acre hillside community that is home to the Rio Secco golf course. This course offers one of the most beautiful and challenging courses due to its location in the high desert foothills overlooking Las Vegas.
There are plenty of reasons why Summerlin is considered one of the best places to live in the state of Nevada and its highly rated school district is one of them. Families can choose from Summerlin's 14 public schools and 11 nationally-recognized private schools. Residents also get access to over 150 miles of trails and 9 golf courses while living in the only gated community in Southern Nevada with its own downtown area.
The benefits of living in a gated community in Las Vegas
Aside from The Strip’s world-class entertainment and Michelin-star restaurants, Las Vegas boasts some of the most beautiful state parks in the United States.
Located just a couple of hours outside of Las Vegas are magnificent national and state parks that offer plenty of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Marvel at the colorful chasms of the Grand Canyon, take rewarding hikes in Zion National Park, and be awed by the otherworldly landscapes of Joshua Tree National Park.
The area's amenities, location, and natural beauty are perks homebuyers can’t get anywhere else. Plus the variety of available homes for sale are sure to fit every type of buyer – from minimalist houses to grand luxury estates – in price tags ranging from the lower end of six figures to multi-million dollars.
Here are a few more reasons why you should consider moving to one of the best gated communities in Las Vegas:
- Security. A gated community keeps you and your home secure. These communities are typically well-lit and have security guards on duty 24/7, making them some of the most secure neighborhoods in the Las Vegas Valley.
- Amenities. Most gated communities in Las Vegas offer amenities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, and fitness centers. This means you'll have everything you need close by.
- Privacy. If you're looking for a place away from the bustle of the big city, a gated community is the perfect option. Limited access to non-residents means that there are fewer people to disturb the peace or poke about your business.
Investing in Las Vegas gated community home as rental property
If you’re thinking of renting out your house, being located both in Las Vegas and in a gated community are built-in benefits for future tenants. It’s no surprise, then, that Las Vegas is also a great place to invest in rental property.
One of the best things about investing in Las Vegas gated community homes is being among neighbors who enjoy the unique perks of living in the neighborhood. In a gated family-friendly area, there’s a better chance for kids to make friends with their own age group. There’s less vehicular traffic to worry about. These can be a great selling points for potential tenants, as it gives them peace of mind knowing that they’re renting in a safe and secure community.
Another benefit of investing in a Las Vegas gated community home is the amenities that come with the neighborhood. Pools, sports courts, fitness centers, parks, playgrounds, community centers are some of the perks that attract to potential renters.
Featured properties in Las Vegas gated communities
This opulent resort style property is situated on approximately half an acre of relatively flat landscaped gardens. The luxury home was just built in 2021, making it an oasis with incredible indoor/outdoor living spaces.
Located just minutes away from all the amenities of The Strip, this real estate property has 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms made with the finest finishes. Space won't be an issue because in addition to the 5,822 square feet of living area, it also has an additional 712 square feet available in a standalone casita. A 4-car garage on one wing of the home offers prime parking space.
The ample outdoor space gives you and your family the perfect vantage point for watching a gorgeous desert sunset or gazing at the stars. This modern-looking two-floor home is located near many points of interest, including Valley of Fire State Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and Springs Preserve. Valley of Fire State Park is known for its stunning red canyons, ancient 2,000-year-old petroglyphs, and amazing wildlife.
At the day's end, you and your family can relax in the deluxe casita with a private pool where you can indulge in your newfound sense of peace and bliss.
This stunning stone mansion features floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for seamless indoor-outdoor living. The clean lines of the contemporary design are enhanced by beautiful natural stone and rustic materials. You’ll enjoy panoramic views and easy road access when coming home to this magnificent compound in the prestigious Seven Hills guard-gated community. The oversized 4-car garage is a showpiece for your prized vehicles.
As you walk into this luxury home, you will be greeted with double-height vaulted ceilings that provide abundant natural light and give the home an open, grand look. An extension of the home’s interior, gorgeous glass doors in the family room open up completely to the pool area via perpendicular pocketing doors.
This property is a rare gem, equipped with an elevator providing easy access to the multi-level home. A gorgeous spa-inspired main bath is a retreat that awaits you and an expansive balcony provides you with panoramic views of Sin City.
When you come home after admiring the neon lights of Las Vegas, you’ll luxuriate in a home with all the bells and whistles, including an expansive wine cellar and your very own movie theater. This luxury home nestled on a highly desirable plot of land is your own private oasis, featuring an enormous pool and mature landscaping.
This real estate property in One Queensridge Place makes for extremely luxurious family living. Overlooking a breathtaking mountain range, this elegant home impresses residents with its use of wooden cabinetry and stone floors.
The large great room has floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the space with natural light and guide the eyes towards the mountain range in the distance. A built-in elevator adds an element of convenience to the main living space. A beautifully finished wine cellar complements the semi-formal dining room.
Admiring the unobstructed view of the Vegas strip can become part of your everyday routine with the help of expansive use of glass in the primary bedroom, which comes with two lavish bathroom suites, each with their own showers (one of which is a steam shower). The other bedrooms all have windows framing uninterrupted views of the magnificent mountain range.
If you have a passion for golf, you’ll be thrilled to live just a few meters away from a lush, green golf course, with mountain views to boot.
This beautifully modern home boasts a contemporary minimalist architecture in a serene setting. Enjoy sweeping views of the Rio Secco Golf Course as well as the surrounding mountains from this ultra-private residence. The home’s grand living room is an ideal setting for entertaining as it provides stunning views of the golf course and The Strip's colorful lights.
The gourmet kitchen will inspire your inner chef with its beautiful granite counters as well as Miele, Sub-Zero and Fisher Paykel appliances. This luxury estate has everything you need to sit back and relax after a long day.
The main bedroom has a spacious bathroom with two large closets and dual vanities, creating a luxe escape for homeowners. It also showcases views of the meticulously maintained Zen garden. Huge terraces surround the property, providing a picturesque place to work from home
Masterful design and modern luxury are evident in this professionally redesigned 3,467-square-foot home with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The immaculate remodel invites comfort and exudes modern elegance while staying true to its original architecture.
The predominantly white mansion was redesigned not only to capture serene views of the manicured lawns, but also to take advantage of the site’s private, half-acre location.
Discover the joy of longing across a luxurious fireplace in the heart of your home. Relish the modern amenities and top-of-the-line appliances. Spend time with your family in the spacious outdoor leisure area with the swimming pool mirroring the house's imposing architecture.
5876 Sky Ridge Falls Drive, Las Vegas 89135
Located within the exclusive gated community in The Mesa, this exquisite home is close to Bishop Gorman, a private high school in the Diocese of Las Vegas.
With 3,461 square feet of interior living space including 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, this luxury home can accommodate both family and houseguests. Large sliding doors create a seamless, resort-like indoor/outdoor living area.
This Summerlin residence also has a spacious movie theater, which is perfect for the family and their guests to unwind. Take a look at the unique footprint of the house, which has an inviting pool and spa as well as a large covered patio to give you private outdoor living space. This luxury home allows you to experience the perks of living in one of the best gated communities in Las Vegas.
Talk to Las Vegas luxury real estate agent Gavin Ernstone today
Given his years of experience as a seasoned Las Vegas luxury real estate agent, Gavin Ernstone can provide you with information about potential properties that fit the needs of your family or your investment goals. He will work closely with you to find the property with the perfect combination of design, location and amenities in deluxe neighborhoods.
It’s important that you work with a luxury real estate agent with a proven track record. Gavin is one such expert. He has consistently old multi-million dollar homes in the best gated communities in Las Vegas year after year. He credits his success to an effective combination of innovative marketing, unparalleled access, and deep local market knowledge.