Henderson has been a choice location for the development of master-planned communities. The best known of these are Anthem, Green Valley Ranch, Lake Las Vegas, MacDonald Ranch and Seven Hills.
Anthem is located on the south end of the city in the Black Mountains. In its entirety, Anthem covers more than 4,800 acres of land, consisting of three main neighborhoods: Anthem Coventry, Sun City Anthem and Anthem Country Club. All three feature scenic views of the valley and the top-end amenities that add a sense of luxury to everyday life. Anthem Coventry is more of a family neighborhood, while Anthem Country Club is a gated community featuring golf and a busy social scene. Sun City Anthem is for residents aged 55 and up.
Green Valley was actually Henderson's first master-planned community. Green Valley covers 1,415 acres of land on the south side of Lake Mead Drive. This community is known for its beautiful parks, great schools and busy dining and retail areas. Because of the open spaces and the recognized quality of the public education, particularly at Green Valley High School, families are attracted to this community.
Lake Las Vegas is one of the most elaborate of Henderson's master-planned communities. Located in the northeast corner of the city, Lake Las Vegas is built in a private canyon around a 320-acre, manmade lake. On the whole, the Lake Las Vegas lifestyle is upscale and balanced. Ample retail space provides for conveniences and shopping, while the private yacht club, two private golf courses, high-end hotels and casinos within Lake Las Vegas provide for free-time recreation.
The architecture and aesthetics of Lake Las Vegas are predominantly Mediterranean in style. MonteLago Village, for example, is a lakeside shopping and dining center designed thematically after old-world Italy, complete with cobblestone streets, waterfront dining and piazzas. Residential property options in the community include land lots for custom building, courtyard villas, waterfront homes, golf course homes, condominiums and townhouses. The views from almost anywhere in Lake Las Vegas are dazzling: shimmering lake waters framed by nearby mountains and the sparkling lights of the Las Vegas Strip.
The MacDonald Ranch area is located southeast of McCarran International Airport, bordered by Green Valley Ranch on the north and Anthem on the south. The MacDonald developments also offer prospective home buyers a few different neighborhoods and lifestyle options. Country club living is available at MacDonald Ranch Highlands. This gated community has several acres of parks to enjoy, as well as the DragonRidge Country Club, a private, championship golf facility. Many of the homes and home sites have scenic views of the Strip and of the golf course. At MacDonald Ranch's Sunridge community, prospective home buyers will find family-oriented neighborhoods built around parks and small retail centers. Lastly, seniors can enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle at Sun City MacDonald Ranch. The community features a range of recreation amenities, including facilities for golf, tennis and swimming.
Seven Hills is known for its hillside location and dramatic views. The community is about 1,300 acres in size and features a diverse selection of gated neighborhoods. Housing options include moderately priced, family homes, high-end mansions and almost everything in between. Like many of Henderson's communities, Seven Hills features an 18-hole championship golf course and a myriad of parks, walking paths and greenbelts.