5840 Summit Greens Street, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89081
Single Story, Single Family Homes, a Large Clubhouse, a Putting Green and a Community Garden are Just a Few Reasons Why Retirees Choose 55+ Ardiente
This North Las Vegas community was planned by Centex Homes, and the developer broke ground in 2005. Shea Homes acquired the community in 2010 and has recently completed construction.
Ardiente's 788 houses are primarily single story. Both the Centex homes and Shea homes feature two to four bedrooms, two to three baths and an attached garage. A second story loft is optional in some models. Shea's properties are certified green and energy efficient.
Prices start in the mid-$200,000s. Please verify this with a Realtor as prices may change over time.
The hub of this gated community is the 20,000 square foot clubhouse. This beautiful facility includes two outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, and a catering kitchen. Ardiente also maintains seven parks, community gardens, an event lawn, and a putting green.
A full-time activities director helps coordinate talent shows, happy hours, and movie nights. Morning yoga, tennis, and gardening are a few of the popular clubs and classes.
The community is guard gated and employs a roving security guard.
North Las Vegas is nine miles north of downtown Las Vegas. Gambling and a variety of live entertainment are what bring tourists to the area, but Las Vegas has more to offer than just casinos and flashy restaurants. The downtown arts district sponsors Preview Thursdays and First Fridays. The city's performing arts center hosts the best in national and local talent. The Mob Museum, the Neon Museum, and the Nevada State Museum are a few of the city's cultural attractions.
North Vista Hospital in North Las Vegas is accredited by DNV Healthcare, a relatively new accreditation organization.
Summer temperatures easily reach the low-100s, but the city is surrounded by mountains, so many locals escape from the summer heat by visiting higher elevations. During the winter months, temperatures are in the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Rain is rare, just four inches per year on average.
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Nevada was explored by Europeans in the 1820s and in the 1840s by Kit Carson and John C. Fremont. The U.S. obtained the region in 1848 after the Mexican War and a Mormon trading post near Genoa was the first permanent settlement. Much of Nevada is still uninhabited by humans; desert animals and sagebrush plants, however, thrive.
The Comstock Lode made Nevada famous. The biggest silver deposit in the U.S. was found here in 1859. Oil was found in 1954.
Gambling and divorce as industries came about in the early 1930s. Las Vegas really began to boom in the 1950s and today attracts thousands of vacationers, tourists, business people and gamblers each year. In fact, gambling produces over a third of the state's revenue. Stunning Lake Tahoe is also a major tourist draw.
The state raises cattle, hay, barley, wheat, alfalfa, and potatoes. Manufacturers produce lawn and garden irrigation devices, gaming equipment, machinery and seismic monitoring devices.
Nevada is the driest state in the country with just seven inches of rain falling each year on average.
Population - 2,940,058
Persons 65 years old and over - 15%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 23%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 28%
White persons, not Hispanic - 50%
Median household income - $51,825
Median home value - $173,700
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Which States Have the Most 55+ Communities?
More and more 55+ communities are popping up as baby boomers retire, but Florida is still king when it comes to retirement communities. Arizona runs a close second, and other southern and western states, including Georgia, Texas and the Carolinas, are gaining ground. Developers are discovering a huge market in retiring baby boomers, and they plan to keep building retirement communities, many of which are really mini-resorts.
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