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By Bill Ness | Broker in Chicago, IL
  • Siena, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Posted Under: General Area in Las Vegas, Home Buying in Las Vegas  |  May 13, 2012 3:40 PM  |  2,071 views  |  No comments
    Siena Las Vegas Nevada retirementSiena in sparkling Las Vegas, Nevada is a resort-style active adult community offering golf course living from the mid $100’s. Built by Sunrise Colony Company between 2000 and 2006, this 50+ community is set within the larger master planned community of Summerlin. The Siena portion of the community is a gated enclave of 2,001 homes including single-family and villa style homes.

    Today’s homebuyers can select from a nice variety of resale homes including four villa floor plans and 14 single-family homes. Sizes range from 1,034 to 3,217 square feet with pricing from the mid $100’s to the high $700’s. The homes of this popular Nevada active adult community feature sought-after elements such as gourmet kitchens, luxury master suites with spa-like master baths, fireplaces, covered patios and more. Most of the homes feature two bedrooms and two, or three, bathrooms.

    Amenities at Siena Las Vegas are set within the impressive Village Center boasting 71,000 square feet of amenity space. The luxurious health and fitness center features state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, aerobics studios, a salon and day spa, a wellness center, saunas and steam rooms. There is an indoor, 25-yard heated swimming pool plus an outdoor resort-style swimming pool and spa. The fun continues outdoors with lighted bocce ball courts, tennis courts, a driving range and miles of trails for walking, jogging or bike riding.

    Back inside the Village Center there are rooms for arts, crafts, games and hobbies plus a computer lab, a library, billiard and card rooms, a grand ballroom plus a full-service pro-shop and restaurant. The Siena Bistro offers casual dining with a beautiful outdoor patio overlooking the 18th hole and Lake Siena. The golf course at this Las Vegas active adult community was designed by Schmidt-Curley and is an 18-hole masterpiece. It features lovely landscaping and waterfalls and impeccably maintained greens and fairways, all of which combine to ensure challenging play for golfers of all levels.

    Residents at Siena enjoy a wonderful line-up of amenities and an exciting social lifestyle. There are numerous resident clubs meeting on a regular basis catering to a wide variety of special interests and hobbies.  Residents need not go far to experience world-class amenities just minutes away in Las Vegas. Siena is a fantastic option for active adult living near the heart of the amazing Las Vegas attractions.

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  • Sun City Summerlin by Del Webb, Las Vegas, Nevada Active Adult

    Posted Under: General Area in Las Vegas, Home Buying in Las Vegas, Moving in Las Vegas  |  February 10, 2012 6:49 PM  |  6,449 views  |  No comments
    Sun City Summerlin by Del Webb, Las Vegas, NevadaOn the western edge of Las Vegas is Sun City Summerlin by Del Webb.  This sprawling 55+ community is the largest of its kind in Nevada with 7,779 homes. In 1998, Del Webb opened Sun City Summerlin as the first active adult community in Las Vegas and 10 years later completed construction on the final home. Today interested home buyers can select from resale homes in a wide price range from the low $100’s to the mid $800’s.

    Set on 2,400 acres of land, Summerlin Del Webb boasts fabulous views of the Las Vegas strip thanks to its higher elevation at 3,000 feet. Residents enjoy cleaner air and cooler temperatures in this prime Las Vegas location. Sun City Summerlin is part of the larger Summerlin master-planned community. In total, Summerlin is made up of nearly 20 different villages, one of which is the age-restricted Del Webb community.

    Del Webb residents at Summerlin enjoy fabulous amenities including four clubhouses, three golf courses, three restaurants and much more. There are more amenities here than at any other active adult community in Las Vegas. The various clubhouses offer a wide variety of amenities to please even the most discerning active adult homebuyer. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the multiple fitness centers with studios for aerobics and dance. There are plenty of pools to enjoy as well including two indoor swimming pools and spas plus three outdoor swimming pools and spas. Various rooms are dedicated to arts and crafts, cards, games and hobbies. The Starbright Theatre is a 312-seat venue featuring exciting performances as well as movie showings and guest speakers.  Other community highlights include sports courts for tennis, bocce ball, shuffleboard and pickleball, a racquetball court, a softball field and even a miniature golf course.

    Golf is one of the main attractions at this popular Del Webb community. There are three fantastic golf courses at Summerlin all of which were designed by Billy Casper and Greg Nash.  In total there are 54-holes of golf offering exciting play for golfers of all levels. Each course features its own dining option ranging from a quick snack to an elegant dinner. The community restaurants include The Summit at Eagle Crest, The Tavern at The Falls and The Vista Grille. The resident owned courses at Summerlin offer various membership options and reduced fees for Del Webb residents

    Homes at Sun City Summerlin are available on a resale basis in a wide variety of floor plans. During the 10-year construction there were nearly 40 different floor plans built including attached duplex designs and single-family styles. Sizes range from just over 1,000 square feet to nearly 2,900 square feet. Many of the homes feature spectacular views of the golf course, mountains or the Las Vegas strip

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  • Siena, Las Vegas, Nevada Active Adult Community

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Las Vegas  |  April 30, 2011 11:04 AM  |  3,661 views  |  No comments
    Siena, Las Vegas, Active Adult CommunityNevada retirees will find a piece of paradise at Siena Las Vegas. This stunning community for adults age 50 and better is set within the larger master-planned community of Summerlin and boasts a fabulous golf course, sparkling waterfalls, lush gardens and stunning entry monuments. The location is less than a mile from major expressways and only minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. This winning location combined with world-class amenities combine to create a fabulous Las Vegas active adult community.

    Amenities at Siena Nevada are spread over facilities boasting over 85,000 square feet of fun. The Village Center clubhouse boasts 71,000 square feet while the separate golf clubhouse features another 15,000 square feet of amenities. Residents enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center, aerobics and dance studio, indoor lap pool and a full-service spa. There are numerous studios for arts & crafts, sewing, ceramics, games, cards plus a grand ballroom for large social gatherings as well as a relaxing library and computer lab.

    Outdoor amenities make the most of the warm Nevada weather. There is a sparkling outdoor resort-style swimming pool, miles of walking and biking trails, lighted tennis courts, bocce ball courts plus beautiful parks and scenic lakes. An 18-hole golf course winds throughout the community offering challenging play for golfers of all levels. To round out the amenities there is a full service pro-shop, driving range and full-service restaurant.

    Siena was built between 2000 and 2006 and has a total of 2,001 homes including single family ranch and villa style homes. Today buyers can select from a wide variety of nicely cared for resale homes priced from the mid $100’s to the high $700’s. Sizes range from just over 1,000 square feet to over 3,200 square feet and many of the homes boast stunning mountain, lake or golf course views.

    While the location is amazing and so are the amenities, the lifestyle is equally as impressive at this popular Las Vegas active adult community. A full-time Activities Director keeps the social calendar full of exciting events and activities. There are numerous special interest groups to participate in such as the book club, wine club, ceramics, computers, hiking, golf, sewing, scrabble and more. There is always something exciting to do yet also a lot of relaxing places to spend some quite time reflecting on the beauty of the Siena community.

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  • Sun City Summerlin by Del Webb, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Las Vegas  |  February 10, 2011 8:54 AM  |  2,500 views  |  No comments
    Sun City Summerlin Del Webb Las Vegas NevadaDel Webb’s Sun City Summerlin was the first Del Webb active adult community in Las Vegas and is now home to nearly 8,000 residences. Located on over 2,400 acres, this award-winning 55+ community is the largest of its kind of Nevada and is just minutes from the exciting Las Vegas strip. With stunning mountain views, countless amenities and the famous Del Webb lifestyle, it’s no wonder Sun City Summerlin is a highly sought after retirement destination.

    Las Vegas is a hot spot for active adult living thanks to the outstanding selection of conveniences close to home including shops, restaurants, hospitals, golf courses, outdoor attractions, museums and of course the fabulous Las Vegas strip. The community of Summerlin is actually a much larger master planned community of which Del Webb Sun City is one component. The larger Summerlin community spans 22,500 acres and features over 150 miles of trails, 100 neighborhood parks, shops, restaurants, spas, casinos and more.

    Sun City Summerlin boasts more amenities than any other active adult community in Las Vegas! Four clubhouses offer a never-ending collection of world-class amenities! There are multiple fitness centers, swimming pools, exercise rooms, racquetball courts, tennis & bocce ball courts, shuffleboard, pickleball and even a miniature golf course! You’ll also find a 312-seat theatre, massage room, outdoor walking track and numerous rooms for arts & crafts, games, hobbies and social gatherings. In addition to all of this there are also 3 championship golf courses and 3 fantastic restaurants!

    Each of the challenging golf courses was designed by Hall-of-Famer Billy Casper and the popular golf course architect Greg Nash. Two of the courses are boast championship ratings with the third being an executive course. As resident owned amenities, Sun City residents have options to purchase yearly membership packages or take advantage of discounted rates. The dining options at each course offer wonderful options for lunches, dinners or just a quick snack. The elegant Tavern at the Falls features stunning views of a cascading waterfall while The Vista Grille is perfect for a quick snack or some drinks.

    With so many options, you’ll never be without something to do! A full-time Lifestyle Director ensures residents enjoy the Del Webb lifestyle to the fullest! There are over 80 clubs and interest groups to discover and special events happening nearly every day.

    Since this Del Webb community is sold out of new construction homes, shoppers today can select from a nice offering of resale homes priced from the low $100’s all the up to over $1 million. There are single family homes as well as villa style homes available to choose from.

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  • Solera at Stallion Mountain by Del Webb, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Las Vegas  |  December 6, 2010 12:19 PM  |  2,306 views  |  No comments
    Just minutes from the excitement of the Las Vegas strip sits a phenomenal Del Webb community known at Solera at Stallion Mountain. This active adult community for residents age 55 and better opened in 2005 and is planned for 837 homes upon completion. Home buyers in search of a luxury active adult community in Las Vegas offering a prestigious guard-gated entry will want to visit this Del Webb masterpiece.

    Solera Stallion Mountain is part of the larger Stallion Mountain master planned community. Residents of the Del Webb portion of the community enjoy a private 10,000 square foot clubhouse. The Solera clubhouse features a wealth of amenities to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. There is a state-of-the-art fitness center including opportunities for group fitness participation, a sparkling outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and bocce ball courts. Other amenities include multi-purpose rooms for hobbies, crafts and club meetings.

    There are numerous special interest clubs to discover at this popular NV active adult community. A full-time Lifestyle Director is on hand to ensure residents enjoy a wide variety of activities such as day trips, special events, holiday parties and more. Some of the more popular resident clubs include book club, yoga, bingo, bridge, dominoes, karaoke, community walkers and line dancing just to name a few. Residents don’t need to go far to enjoy a fun activity, either within the community or just minutes away at the Las Vegas Strip or downtown Las Vegas, both less than 10 miles from the community.

    The homes of Solera at Stallion Mountain are all ranch style single-family homes. Del Webb offers five award-winning floor plans to choose from each designed with the active adult homeowner in mind. Sized range from 1,155 to 1,716 square feet. All include two or three bedrooms and attached garaged. Prices begin in the mid $100’s.

    With an ideal Las Vegas location, beautiful surroundings and elegant homes, this Del Webb community is one of the most popular retirement destinations in the area. Residents appreciate the location just minutes from fantastic shopping such as the Galleria Mall in Henderson and the Boulevard Mall in addition to world-class dining and amazing outdoor recreation.

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  • Sun City Summerlin by Del Webb in Las Vegas, Nevada

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Las Vegas  |  June 23, 2010 7:44 AM  |  2,007 views  |  No comments
    Del Webb's Sun City Summerlin, Las Vegas, NVDel Webb’s Sun City Summerlin is a fantastic active adult community beautifully set against the Spring Mountain Range. With just under 8,000 homes, Sun City Summerlin was the very first Del Webb active adult community in Las Vegas and is also the largest active adult community in Nevada. It’s set on over 2,400 acres of land offering phenomenal views of the mountains and the glitzy Las Vegas strip as well as multiple clubhouses, golf courses, restaurants and very full social calendar.

    The Summerlin area is ideal for active adult living with many every day conveniences close to home. There are banks, libraries, grocery stores, retail stores and two new hospitals very close by. Of course there is also the popular Las Vegas Strip just minutes away plus numerous other regional attractions such as Lake Mead, The Red Rock Canyon, The Las Vegas Natural History Museum and so much more.

    Summerlin is actually an expansive master planned community at the western edge of Las Vegas. Del Webb’s Sun City Summerlin is just one portion of the massive Summerlin community. In total, Summerlin spans 22,500 acres and boasts more than 150 miles of trails, 100 neighborhood parks, quaint tree-lined streets, shopping, restaurants, spas and casinos! The recreational opportunities are endless!

    The list of amenities at this marvelous Las Vegas active adult community is simply incredible. There are more amenities at Sun City Summerlin than any other active adult community in Las Vegas! An astonishing four clubhouses offer a vast array or world-class amenities! There are multiple fitness centers, swimming pools, exercise rooms, racquetball courts, tennis & bocce ball courts, shuffleboard, pickleball and even a miniature golf course! You’ll also find a 312-seat theatre, massage room, outdoor walking track and numerous rooms for arts & crafts, games, hobbies and social gatherings. In addition to all of this there are also 3 championship golf courses and 3 fantastic restaurants! With so many options, you’ll never be without something to do!

    A full-time Lifestyle Director ensures residents enjoy the Del Webb lifestyle to the fullest! There are over 80 clubs and interest groups ranging and daily social activities for residents to participate in at their leisure. With the amazing line-up of amenities and the jam-packed social calendar, it’s no wonder Sun City Summerlin is one of the most popular active adult communities in Nevada.

    Since this Del Webb community is sold out of new construction homes, shoppers today can select from a nice offering of resale homes priced from the low $100’s all the up to over $1 million. There are single family homes as well as villa style homes available to choose from.

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  • Las Vegas Ideal for Baby Boomers & Active Adult Living

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Las Vegas  |  May 7, 2010 10:38 AM  |  1,965 views  |  No comments
    Sun City AnthemThough Nevada may not be as popular as Florida or Arizona when it comes to choosing a retirement destination, savvy buyers may want to give Las Vegas a closer look. With low taxes, affordable housing and plenty of popular attractions, it’s no wonder that Las Vegas and its surrounding areas are gaining popularity among active adult community builders.

    Active adults who were hit hard with winter snowstorms may now be looking toward warmer locations. With its arid, desert climate, Las Vegas delivers year-round sunshine. Though the summers are hot, and temperatures often reach over 100 degrees, it is a dry heat with humidity that is frequently below 10 percent. The short winter season is generally mild with average daytime temperatures in the 60s.

    Las Vegas may be known for its casinos, but plenty of other attractions can be found both within the famous Las Vegas strip and in the surrounding areas. World-class dining, shopping and cultural attractions are within an easy distance from many popular communities. Only an hour away, Lake Mead offers superb boating, fishing, swimming, and other outdoor recreations.

    Retirees are often drawn to Nevada active adult communities for their low taxes. There is no state income tax and Nevada’s sales tax is 6.5 percent. Property tax is relatively low and homeowners over the age of 62 may qualify for the state’s Senior Tax Assistance/Rent Rebate Program. Just outside of Las Vegas, the city of Henderson was recently listed among the top ten tax havens for retirees by U.S. News and World Report.

    Since 2006, there has been a 60 percent decline in home prices. By taking advantage of this buyers’ market, potential residents may be able to purchase a high quality home at a very attractive price. This may prove to be a wise investment when the housing market recovers, especially if Las Vegas 55+ communities continue to gain popularity among active adults.

    There are several age-restricted active adult communities in the Las Vegas area. This includes many popular Del Webb communities, such as: Sun City Summerlin, Sun City Anthem, and Sun City Aliante. Yet Del Webb is not the only builder to see the value in Las Vegas. Other popular active adult communities in the area include Siena by Sunrise Colony Company, and Ardiente Las Vegas, which was built by Centex, but recently acquired by Shea Homes.

    Though Florida, Arizona and the Carolinas may be among the current most popular retirement destinations, many speculate that Nevada’s popularity is on the rise. When looking for an active adult community with low taxes, a warm climate and plenty of attractions, consider Las Vegas. The high chance of reward on this gamble just might surprise you.

    This article originally appeared on 55Places.com. For more articles like this or for information about hundreds of 55+ active adult retirement communities across the country, please visit 55Places.com.


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