Seven New Places to Live

The Central Park  zone at Cadence. | Photo by Eric Jamison

The Central Park
zone at Cadence. | Photo by Eric Jamison

Lago Vista at Lake Las Vegas

Master-planned community Lago Vista at Lake Las Vegas from builder William Lyon started selling homes in September. The 52 two-story residences sit on the beach of the lake next to Reflection Bay Golf Course. There are three floor plans available, starting at $881,000. New homebuyers also have access to the William Lyon Design Studio, which recently opened in Downtown Summerlin this summer. Browse the displays to get inspiration on lighting fixtures, countertops, window treatments, flooring, bath fixtures and other design elements.

The Bluffs at Southern Highlands

Builder Blue Heron, the firm behind Sky Terrace, Marquis and Horizon Lights, has created 39 semi-custom, energy-efficient homes using green building methods in Southern Highlands. The Mediterranean-style residences that make up the gated community overlooking the Valley come in three floor plans ranging from 5,041 square feet to more than 6,800 square feet. Prices start at $1.2 million, and reservations are being accepted now. The community is located four miles south of the Strip.

The Gramercy

Located off Interstate 215 and West Russell Road, the Gramercy offers four loft-style floor plans and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The 500,000-square-foot residential area has a connected 200,000-square-foot retail space. The newest addition, Pinches Tacos, debuted in early October, with DW Kitchen, Sliders and Slices, and Raw Fitness all slated to open soon. In addition to the fitness center, pool and central park, an outdoor theater with surround-sound allows residents to watch movies or sports with their neighbors.

The Lennox

Located on Cactus Avenue and Interstate 15, the Lennox is a four-story, multi-family dwelling comprising 100 apartments that is almost at 100 percent occupancy. Units range from 900 to 1,900 square feet. The community caters to young professionals and the nightlife industry, with amenities such as private cabanas, a coffee and snack bar, a barbecue pit area, covered parking and a recreation deck with games such as cornhole, a giant Jenga and foosball. There are free car washes on weekends and regularly scheduled parties such as Champagne soirees and ice cream socials.

Elysian Constellation at Downtown Summerlin

The first residential community in Downtown Summerlin is under construction. One- and two-bedroom floor plans are available in a variety of styles that range from 941 to 1,904 square feet, each with a large patio and some with private garages. Some units have 18-foot-tall ceilings. The 124 multi-family residences sit on four and a half acres of land that borders Downtown Summerlin, offering residents a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options.


Cadence, a 2,200-acre Henderson community with more than 13,000 new homes, features four prominent Las Vegas builders—Woodside, Ryland, Richmond American and Lennar. Three to seven-bedroom residences start in the $200,000s. There are 18 floor plans available for viewing. Homes may include casitas, rooftop decks and outdoor fireplaces. Next summer, a community pool with panoramic Strip views will debut in Cadence’s Central Park zone. Residents can also opt in to a bike-share program, since the community connects with many trails such as the Rivers Mountain Loop.

The Pioneer

Downtown Las Vegas says hello to a spunky apartment community known as the Pioneer. Designed by Bunnyfish Studios, the newly renovated bungalow-style units are located on 10th Street and include studio, two-bedroom and three-bedroom dwellings. They are available for rent now and include free Wi-Fi.