The Lakes

Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$109,000 to $3,800,000
  • Closed Prices:$85,000 to $4,000,000
  • Median Sale Price:$294,250
  • Average $ per sq ft:$186
  • Association Fee Ranges:$25 to $640/quarter,$0 to $2500,$0 to $526/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1965 to 2020
  • Sq. Ft.:593 to 15,753Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 8Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 10Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:0 - 1 acres

Homes for Sale

Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.

Where to Live

The Lakes includes variety of residential properties that range from condos and modest single-family homes to immaculate estates with private docks located directly on the waterfront. Lake Sahara lies on the western end of the neighborhood, and you'll find some of the area's most extravagant homes along its shores.

Where to Eat

The Lakes Lounge is the hangout of choice for many residents of this community. A gastropub and gaming bar that serves home-style comfort food like baby back ribs, country-fried steak, and chicken pot pie, The Lakes Lounge won't leave you hungry. More great restaurants can be found along Sahara Avenue, such as Macayo's Mexican Kitchen and Nacho Daddy. Of course, The Strip is always a short drive away for unforgettable cuisine crafted by top chefs.

What You'll See

A walk down any street of the neighborhood reveals gorgeous properties, but the most beautiful views in the region are found at Lake Sahara. This body of water has three miles of shoreline and covers thirty acres. Residents enjoy boating on the lake and fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish. Turtles, ducks, falcons, geese, and herons can even be spotted occasionally. Besides the lake, locals enjoy tree-lined walking paths, exercise facilities, and picnic areas.

Friday Night Fun

Good for any night of the week and open 24 hours a day, The Lakes Lounge is a cozy and comfortable bar where neighbors gather to unwind on the weekend. There are also some bars just outside the community on Durango Drive and Desert Inn Road. The Strip, Suncoast Casino, and Red Rock Casino are all about a 15-minute drive from the community, so residents of The Lakes are in a great location to enjoy big entertainment and gaming.

The Perfect Sunday

Residents might start the day with an early morning outing on Lake Sahara in hopes of reeling in a large enough catch for a lunchtime fish fry. Walking, jogging, and hanging out with furry friends at Desert Breeze Park is also a great way to spend the day. For those who want to get out of the confines of The Lakes and go shopping, IKEA is a short drive south of the neighborhood while Village Square mall to the west offers plenty of retail options, a movie theater, and restaurants.

Price Vibes

The most impressive homes at The Lakes offer spectacular pool areas, spacious lots, a piece of Lake Sahara shoreline, and private, backyard docks--luxuries that don't come cheap. The price point in this area is fairly high, but since this community was developed in the 1980s and 90s, your money may go farther here than in The Strip. For more modest options, consider houses and condos further away from the lake.

Transportation Options

With several grocery stores and restaurants to choose from in the neighborhood, The Lakes can be fairly walkable depending on where you live. However, most residents require a car to get around comfortably. With access to several major thoroughfares, homeowners can commute to other parts of the city fairly easily. Public transportation is somewhat limited, but bus lines along Sahara Avenue and Spring Mountain Road do offer rides into the heart of the city.

Locals Love

Central location • Many home styles • Great amenities.

Locals Don't Love

Traffic • Distance from freeways • Tourism.


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