The Lakes

The Lakes is an affluent 2-square-mile planned community located within the city limits of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is located in the western part of the Las Vegas Valley near the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
The centerpiece of the community, and its namesake, is a large man-made lake, Lake Sahara. It was originally planned to have two man-made lakes but was down scoped to one. It was built from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, and at the time was at the edge of development in the valley. It consists of a mixture ofgated communities consisting of large single-family homes, condominiums, commercial areas and offices.
This was one of the first master planned communities in Las Vegas with most of the construction completed in the 1980’s. It features lakefront properties, custom homes, tract homes and condo’s.   There is still some custom building going on. It has a lot of esthetic appeal with lakes, jogging trails and such. It is comprised of over 4,000 homes.
Maybe the best thing about The Lakes is that it’s the only place in Las Vegas where you can actually own your own private shoreline and have a dock right in your back yard!  Other communities may boast lakes or ponds but their homeowners have to cross public space or walkways just to get to the water.  Not so at The Lakes… where you can have thirty acres of water right in your own back yard. 


The exclusive The Lakes community is located just east of the Summerlin area.  Our homeowners enjoy the convenience of being right in the heart of shopping, dining, recreation, schools, art and entertainment.  Everything is right nearby.  Whether you’re commuting to work or driving across town, our convenient yet comfortable distance from the I-215 beltway, the Summerlin Parkway and the Desert Inn Arterial makes getting wherever you want to go quick and easy.  And it’s just a short 20-minute drive to the scenic beauty and recreational opportunities of Red Rock Canyon.


The quiet secluded community, which surrounds our thirty acre private Lake Sahara, gives one the sense of being on vacation at a beautiful tropical resort.  The Lakes is the only place in Las Vegas where you can have a lake right in your own back yard.  Just walk out your back door to your private dock, jump on your boat and off you go to enjoy the lake or do some fishing in the best “fishing hole” in Southern Nevada.

Better yet, enjoy a breakfast or dinner cruise.  Just boat over and tie up at the Lake Town Center dock and dine at any of several great restaurants located in the center.  You can even buy your groceries, get your hair styled and pick up your laundry… by boat!  This is lakeside living at its best!

Our community is surrounded by miles of beautiful tree-lined walking paths with numerous exercise stations and scenic rest areas that enjoy panoramic views of the lake, mountains, mature trees and beautiful hillsides.  We’re fortunate to have over thirty acres of beautiful landscaping… something you just won’t find in more recently-developed communities.  There are two parks with scenic views of Lake Sahara.  The covered picnic area makes the South Park a great place for a barbeque or a party.  In addition The Lakes area has nearly fifteen miles of bike paths.

So whether you enjoy boating, jogging, fishing, walking your dog, bicycling or just taking a break and enjoying the view… you can do it all… right here at The Lakes.

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