Desert Shores is lush community of scenic man-made lakes and canals on the northwest side of the Las Vegas Valley adjoining the Summerlin master plan, and it is one of the few lake communities in the entire Las Vegas Valley. Watch out for the duck and swan crossings! Feathered inhabitants roam freely throughout the tranquil neighborhoods here.
Developed in 1988 by RA Builders, construction was completed in the mid 1990s. Sprawling over 682 acres, there are 22 residential neighborhoods and 3068 residences, with choices ranging from cozy condominiums to lake front luxury custom estates.
There are two condo/townhome complexes in Desert Shores, the Desert Shores Racquet Club and Mar-A-Lago. Town homes in the Racquet Club range in size from 1,375 square feet to 2,100 square feet. And, as the name implies, in addition to the pool, clubhouse and athletic center, they have their own racquetball facilities.
The majority of residences in Desert Shores are single family in all sizes and price ranges, and some of the neighborhoods are separately gated. Ritz Cove is a privately gated enclave of 61 luxury custom homes ranging in size from 2600 square feet to over 5000 square feet. Many have lake frontage with private boat docks, and the neighborhood also has its own pool and playground.
The centerpiece of the Desert Shores community is the 2,100 square foot clubhouse and beach club located on the main lake. Residents gather for regularly scheduled community events, beach volleyball tournaments and cookouts. There are 8.5 miles of walking and biking paths, and paddle boats operate six days a week in the spring and summer, including holidays. Anglers fish the well-stocked lakes, and only non gasoline powered boats are allowed, ensuring the serenity of the entire neighborhood.