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5 Best 55+ Communities in Las Vegas


Las Vegas is becoming a popular destination for retirement with endless choices of 55+ communities. There is a total of 20 age-restricted communities in Las Vegas and here are the best five 55+ adult communities amongst them.

1.     Sun City Summerlin

Sun City Summerlin is the most popular and the largest 55+ adult community in the Las Vegas valley that offers a resort-like lifestyle for retirees. It’s located on the west side of Las Vegas, covering 2400 acres of land. Residents at Sun City Summerlin can enjoy plenty of amenities and recreational activities, which is helpful for them to stay active and healthy.

Golf, shopping, fine dining, and walking paths are amongst the many amenities available in Sun City Summerlin. Also, it has both indoor and outdoor swimming pools where you can enjoy swimming all year round. Residents at Sun City Summerlin have access to high-quality medical care with the Summerlin Hospital just right around the corner. If you’re someone who likes to have fun, there are three nearby casinos where you can enjoy gambling, buffets, movies, bowling, and many other entertaining activities.

Also, downtown Summerlin is only minutes away and it’s just a 20-minute drive to the Las Vegas strip. Here, homes in Sun City Summerlin offer resale homes only, and while some of them are a bit old, others have been upgraded well. There are 7,779 homes, both single-family homes, and townhomes in Sun City Summerlin of which median list prices are $539,000.

2.     Sun City Anthem

Sun City Anthem is the second-largest 55+ adult community in Las Vegas, developed by Del Webb. It’s located in the Anthem master-planned community in Henderson. Sun City Anthem is well-known for its active adult lifestyle and scenic views of the Las Vegas Strip and mountains due to its location at the foothills of the Black Mountains.

There are three clubs in the Sun City Anthem with indoor and outdoor pools, a computer lab, craft and art rooms, fitness centers, and more. Residents have access to golf, tennis, community activities, and fine dining in great restaurants like Anthem View Restaurant. In addition, they can enjoy all the parks and amenities of the Anthem master-planned community.

You also have easy access to medical care with St. Rose Dominican Hospital just down the hill at Eastern and St. Rose Pkwy. It’s just a 10-minute drive to the District at Green Valley, where you can access Whole Foods Market, shopping centers, and book stores. Also, the Green Valley Station Casino is only 10-minute East of Anthem, and the M Resort is just a 10-minute drive to the West. You can find restaurants, gaming, movie theatres, and shows in both these places. Here in Sun City Anthem, you can have a wide range of floorplans, and there are 7,144 resale homes at a median list price of $643,000.

3.     Sun City MacDonald Ranch

Sun City MacDonald Ranch is also one of the best 55+ communities in the Las Vegas valley, a subdivision of the MacDonald Ranch neighborhood in the Henderson master-planned community. More than 2500 residences are in the Sun City MacDonald Ranch with multiple onsite amenities, including the Desert Willow Golf Course, a community center, restaurant, swimming pool, fitness center, and hiking trail.

Also, it has several courts for tennis, pickle ball, and bocce ball, allowing you to enjoy an evening playing your favorite game. Apart from onsite amenities, you’ll have easy access to various outside amenities. The McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is just 12 miles away from the Sun City MacDonald Ranch, and it’s only 7 miles to the Downtown Henderson. Also, the District at Green Valley Ranch with many restaurants, shopping centers, and stores is less than 2 miles away.

Since Sun City MacDonald Ranch is close to Interstate 215/The Beltway and County Highway 146, residents can easily access to Las Vegas Strip, the airport, and amenities in other neighborhoods. There are two schools nearby: Twitchell Elementary and Foothills High School. Only resale homes are available in Sun City MacDonald Ranch, and there are 2,513 homes at a median listing price of $489,000.

4.     Sun City Aliante

The newest 55+ adult community by Del Webb in Sun City Aliante was developed between 2004 and 2007. It’s located in the Aliante master-planned community in the north part of the Las Vegas valley. Living in the Sun City Aliante allows you to enjoy scenic views of the Sheep Mountains to the North and the snowcapped Mt. Charleston to the West.

Also, you’ll have access to abundant amenities and activities here in Sun City Aliante. Since homes are centered around the Aliante public golf course, golf-lovers will definitely love this place. For those who like gambling and having fun, there is the Aliante Casino, where you have access to a variety of entertaining activities. Also, the Sun City Aliante Community Center with many facilities like the fitness center, craft rooms, an indoor pool, computer center, and tennis allows you to stay active and healthy. There are 2,028 homes in Sun City Aliante, all of which are resale only and are priced at a median listing price of $419,000.

5.     Siena

Siena was developed by Sunrise Colony Corporation between 2000 and 2006, and it’s one of the few guard-gated 55+ adult communities in Las Vegas. Also, it’s the only guard-gated 55+ community in Summerlin. Residents at Siena can enjoy various amenities and activities that are second to none. One of the best amenities in Siena is the Siena Championship Golf course, where you can have an excellent round of golf. Also, there’s a 39000 square feet clubhouse, including a large theatre for gatherings and weddings, an arts and crafts center, a business lab, a computer lab, a lending library, and billiard and card rooms.

If you like to have an active, healthy lifestyle, there’s a Health and Fitness Center with all the relevant facilities, such as cardio and weight equipment, men’s and women’s lockers with their own sauna and steam rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, and courts for tennis and bocce ball. There are 2,001 resale homes available in Siena at a median listing price of $797,000.

If you’re thinking of moving to Las Vegas after retirement, consider one of these best five 55+ adult communities where you can have an active resort-like lifestyle.


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