Despite Money-Rates.com listing Nevada as the second worst place to retire in America primarily because of the high number of violent crimes happening in the state, SmartAsset showed in the 2018 edition of their annual study Where Are Retirees Moving that Nevada has the fifth most number of retiree migrants in the country, moving five places higher than its previous ranking from last year. Moreover, Las Vegas and Henderson made it on the list of top cities where retirees are moving this year, ranking fifth and first respectively, showing one of the causes of rise in Las Vegas and Henderson homes for sale sold.
The low-cost of living, great climate, and unlimited choices for entertainment make Las Vegas and Henderson very desirable choices for many of retirees. Not to mention there are plenty of breathtaking natural landscapes scattered within Nevada as well which also offer a number of excellent outdoor activities, including camping in Henderson.
If being surrounded by a bright and energetic city is how you want to spend the next chapter of your life as a senior citizen, then you should definitely consider moving into Las Vegas. Here is a list of age-restricted communities in Las Vegas to help you make your choice.
One of the most active age-restricted communities in Las Vegas, Siena, located within the community of Summerlin, features plenty of amazing amenities including a golf course, lakes, waterfalls, hiking and biking trails, a fitness center, a theater, spas, saunas, pools and more to its residents.
Ardiente is an age-restricted community in North Las Vegas, approximately only 20 minutes away from The Strip. Along with the impressive list of amenities including a clubhouse, a fitness center, outdoor pools, and parks, the community also has clubs for sports, yoga, gardening, and even for book-lovers.
Built around an 18-hole golf course with outdoor pools and courts, Los Prados offers resort-style living and promotes balanced active lifestyle at the same time. It is composed of several communities, where approximately half of which are age-restricted.
Promenade at the Meadows
The community of Promenade at the Meadows in one of the smallest 55 plus communities in Las Vegas with only 188 residences. However, it offers both single-family homes and townhomes to home buyers, and lets residents enjoy the community’s proximity to countless shops, restaurants, and entertainment.
Solera at Stallion Mountain
Only a few miles away from The Strip and Downtown Las Vegas, residents of Solera at Stallion Mountain will get to experience a good balance of small-town and the flamboyant Vegas feel. There are numerous social clubs, activities, workshops, and on-site amenities for every resident to enjoy.
Silver Spring Sterling
Homes at the age restricted community of Silver Spring Sterling are perfect for home buyers that are planning to downsize and live a low-maintenance lifestyle. An outdoor pool, spa, walking and biking trails, and barbecue area are some of the amenities the community offers.
Desert Inn Mobile Estates
Desert Inn Mobile Estates consists of three communities, with the first being a family park, the second both family and age-restricted area, and the third an age-restricted area only. Its amenities include a clubhouse, pools, saunas, exercise rooms, a tennis court, and a separate recreational vehicle parking.
Located west of the Las Vegas Strip, Royal Ridge is an age-restricted community composed of more than 280 homes, most of which were built in the late 70s. It offers amenities such as a clubhouse, an exercise room, a pool, a spa, a tennis court, a putting green, and a separate recreational vehicle or RV parking.
Rancho Las Brisas
With only 180 homes, Rancho Las Brisas provides a true small-town environment to its residents and encourages a close-knitted relationship between everyone. It is located just across Tropicana from Spanish Trails and is only 12 minutes away from The Strip.
Regency at Summerlin
One of the newer 55 plus communities in Las Vegas, Regency at Summerlin features nine home designs that reflect sophisticated and modern lifestyles. It also has a 22,000 square-foot clubhouse with an indoor lap pool, grand lounge, game room, fitness center, and library, as well as a resort-style pool outside.
Trilogy at Summerlin
Certified outdoor enthusiasts will surely enjoy their retirement days at the Trilogy at Summerlin because of its proximity to plenty of walking and biking trails in the area, as well as to the Red Canyon National Park. The homes in this community also feature modern design concepts with lots of flexible spaces.
Sun City Summerlin
Located near the base of the Spring Mountain Range, Sun City Summerlin is the largest 55 plus community not only in Las Vegas, but also in Nevada with almost 8,000 residences and 80 clubs. It offers home buyers up to 42 choices of home designs including 18 attached models and 24 single-family home models.
Sun City Aliante
Home to the Aliante Golf Club, Sin City Aliante in North Las Vegas is not only home to aged 55 and older folks, but also to a casino, a highly-acclaimed golf course, and plenty of shopping and dining places. It is also surrounded by many other age-restricted communities and has over 30 clubs and interest groups.
Sun City MacDonald Ranch
Although smaller than other Sun City communities, Sun City MacDonald Ranch has an abundance of amenities including the 36,000 square-foot clubhouse with an aerobics and dance studio, a grand ballroom, and a billiards room. It also has several hobby and craft studios like a sewing and quilting studio.
Sun City Anthem
Perched 800 feet above the valley floor on the foothills of the Henderson Black Mountains, Sun City Anthem offers magnificent views of The Strip as well as cooler temperature and cleaner air than other locations in the valley. It is also home to one of the premier golf clubs in the area, The Revere Golf Club.
Solera at Anthem
Solera at Anthem offers some of the most affordable Henderson homes for sale in an age restricted community. Moreover, it is set in a prime location with plenty of local shopping and dining opportunities. It also serves breathtaking views of both the Henderson Black Mountains and the Las Vegas Valley.
Heritage at Cadence
Heritage at Cadence in Henderson is another one of the newer age restricted communities in Las Vegas. It has a recreational center with plenty of amenities like a café and an arts and crafts studio. It also has a unique and free bike-share program consisting of “smart bikes” that can be booked through smartphones.
River Mountain Estates
Located in the far southeast part of the valley in Henderson, River Mountain Estates is built in the 90s and is one of the smallest 55 plus communities in Las Vegas. It does not have plenty of amenities, but many of the homes in the community have garages and parking spaces for recreational vehicles.
Just a short drive away from both the Rio Secco Golf Club and Southern Highlands Golf Club, the gated age-restricted community Cordera Ranch in Henderson is perfect for golf lover retirees. Its amenities also include a clubhouse, a fitness room, a pool and patio, walking trails, and a large park area.
The Club at Madeira Canyon
The Club at Madeira Canyon in Henderson is strategically placed on a hill to maximize the breathtaking views of the surrounding area. It offers plenty of outdoor opportunities with amenities such as resort-style pools, and tennis and basketball courts. It also has a fitness center, and an aerobics and dance studio.
Whether you want to live a serene life connected to nature or you are planning into living your life to the fullest by doing things you have not done before, you should definitely include Las Vegas in your choices of places to move into after retirement. It is a city that has everything you will ever need for the rest of your life.