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 People Choose Ardiente for Their Retirement
This North Las Vegas community was planned by Centex Homes, and ground was broken in 2005. Shea Homes acquired the community in 2010 and plans to complete it under the umbrella of its Trilogy Active Lifestyle brand.
Ardiente's 788 houses are primarily single story. Centex homes feature two to four bedrooms, an attached garage and an occasional second story loft. Shea's floor plans range in size from 1,218 square feet to 2,444 square feet. Shea's models are certified green and energy efficient. New and resale homes start in the low-$200,000s. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they may change.
The hub of this gated community is a 20,000 square foot clubhouse. The facility includes two outdoor pools, a fitness center, and a catering kitchen. Ardiente 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 popualar clubs and classes.
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. Las Vegas has several hospitals. Two of the best are University Medical Center (540 beds) and Valley Hospital (300 beds). University is accredited by the Joint Commission and is the area's only Level I trauma center. Valley is also accredited by the Joint Commission and is an accredited Heart Failure Center.
Summer temperatures can easily reach the low-100s, but every building is air conditioned. The city is surrounded by mountains, so escape from the summer heat can also be found at higher elevations. During the winter months, temperatures are in the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Rain is rare, just 4 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
Why Would Someone Age 55+ Retire in an All Ages Development?
While communities designed for people age 55 or better have a lot of benefits, not everyone wants to retire in a development where most of the residents are the same age and often of the same socioeconomic background. All ages community by law cannot discriminate based on age so they nearly always have a wide range of residents, from families and single professionals to empty nesters and often retirees. Many older all ages neighborhoods are organic, that is having grown over time and never having been "master planned." These usually do not have amenities such as a pool, tennis courts, etc. But more and more new all ages communities are master planned, gated, with covenants and HOA fees. Retirees often prefer these to 55+ communities because they allow more interaction with people from more cross sections of the country.
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