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By Bill Ness | Broker in Chicago, IL
  • Ardiente by Shea Homes, North Las Vegas, Nevada Active Adult

    Posted Under: Home Buying in North Las Vegas  |  October 1, 2011 12:46 PM  |  1,765 views  |  No comments
    Ardiente Shea Homes, Las Vegas active adultTucked away from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas is the gated, active adult community known as Ardiente by Shea Homes.  This intimate sized 55+ community of just 788 homes features beautiful architectural details, attractively priced homes and a wonderful collection of amenities, all in an ideal North Las Vegas location.

    Ardiente originally opened in 2005 by Centex Homes before being purchased by Shea Homes in 2010. Interested home buyers can choose from resale homes or new the new, energy efficient, Shea Homes floor plans.  The original Centex Homes were available in eight, single story floor plans sized from 1,235 to 2,352 square feet. The largest of which also offered an optional second story loft bringing the overall size up to 2,832 square feet.  The Shea homes are available in ten floor plans sized from 1,287 to 2,444 square feet. The new Shea Green Certified homes feature energy efficient components to save homeowners money and be more environmentally friendly. Prices for the resale and new construction homes range from the mid $100’s to the high $200’s.

    The amenities at Ardiente Las Vegas are centered around the community clubhouse designed with charming Spanish-style architecture. Here residents gather to meet new people and make new friends. Amenities within the clubhouse include a state-of-the-art fitness center, aerobics and dance room, billiard and card rooms, computer lab, hobby room, an outdoor lap pool and a resort-style outdoor swimming pool.  Throughout the community there are sports courts for tennis, bocce ball and basketball plus 30 outdoor fitness stations and a putting green. Miles of walking trails meander through six landscaped parks including a rose garden and even a dog park.  

    To ensure residents enjoy an active lifestyle and fun social environment, there is a full-time activities director coordinating special events every single day. From holiday parties to daytrips and exercise classes, there is always something happening at this popular Las Vegas active adult community.

    The location of Ardiente is just 20 minutes from the Las Vegas strip where residents can spend countless days enjoying the glitz and glam of the city. Closer to home residents enjoy everyday conveniences such as shops, restaurants, golf courses, outdoor recreation and much more.

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  • Ardiente by Shea Homes, North Las Vegas, Nevada active adult

    Posted Under: Home Buying in North Las Vegas  |  May 30, 2011 12:53 PM  |  1,746 views  |  No comments
    Ardiente Shea Homes, Las Vegas active adultThe Ardiente active adult community originally opened in 2005 by Centex Homes. In 2010, the community was acquired by Shea Homes who is now the sole builder of this fabulous North Las Vegas active adult community. With just 788 homes, Ardiente is an intimate sized retreat for adults age 55 and better. As a 24-hour guard gated community, residents enjoy the feelings of security, privacy and prestige when they drive up to the beautiful community entryway.

    Homes at this popular North Las Vegas active adult community are available on a resale basis or as new construction. The majority of the resale homes were built by Centex Homes and are available in eight single-family ranch style floor plans. The Centex resale homes range in size from 1,235 square feet to 2,352 square feet. Some of the homes offer a second story loft option adding a few hundred square feet of extra space.

    The new construction homes built by Shea Homes are also single-family ranch style with sizes ranging from 1,400 to 1,900 square feet. All of the new Shea Homes are environmentally friendly with numerous eco-friendly features both inside and out. Residents of these homes enjoy energy savings of up to 40 percent as compared to other homes. Prices for the homes of Ardiente are very attractive ranging from the mid $100’s to the high $200’s.

    Amenities at Ardiente Las Vegas are centered around the community clubhouse where neighbors gather to meet new people and make new friends. The Clubhouse is a 13,000 square foot facility home to a wealth of amenities to keep residents physically fit and socially active. There is a state-of-the-art fitness center, card and billiard room, outdoor lap pool and resort-style pool. Other features include tennis courts, putting green, 30 outdoor fitness stations, six unique community parks such as the rose garden and dog park plus an extensive trail system. To top things off the luxury amenities of Ardiente have been beautifully designed in Spanish-style architecture giving the community a distinct flair.

    With a wonderful North Las Vegas location, fabulous amenities and energy-efficient new construction homes, it’s easy to see what makes this Shea Homes community so popular among Nevada retirees.

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  • Sun City Aliante by Del Webb, North Las Vegas, Nevada

    Posted Under: Home Buying in North Las Vegas  |  December 21, 2010 7:06 AM  |  1,452 views  |  No comments
    Sun City Aliante Del Webb, North Las Vegas, NevadaDel Webb is known as the premier developer of active adult communities throughout the country and their Sun City Aliante community is a fantastic example of active adult living at its finest. The community boasts a fabulous line-up of amenities, reasonably priced homes and the famous Del Webb lifestyle. Located just 15 miles north of the Las Vegas Strip allows residents easy access to the amazing entertainment of Las Vegas within a few short minutes. Sun City Aliante is within the larger master planned community known simply as Aliante. Residents enjoy stunning mountain views of the Sheep Mountain Range as well as fantastic amenities close to home such as a new casino, award-winning golf courses, great shopping, dining and more.

    The amenities of this popular North Las Vegas active adult community begin within the wonderful community clubhouse. There is a state-of-the-art fitness center with the latest and greatest in cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. There is a studio for aerobics, dance, yoga and pilates plus a sparkling indoor lap pool. A grand ballroom plays host to holiday parties, special events, guest speakers and group meetings. There is also a billiards room, studios for hobbies and crafts plus a convenient computer center. Outdoor amenities include bocce ball courts, tennis courts, horseshoe pits and 24 miles of lighted trails for biking, walking or jogging. In addition to the private Sun City Aliante clubhouse residents also have access to some of the amenities within the larger Aliante community. There are 465 acres of parks and lakes with beautiful landscaping and water features. There is a charming 20-acre Nature Discovery Park perfect for visits from the grandkids plus a basketball court, softball field, soccer fields and picnic areas. The community golf course is open to the general public and is a 6,900-yard, par-72 course designed by Gary Panks Associates. The Aliante Golf Club is perfect for players of all levels and features beautifully manicured greens, magnificent views and rolling fairways.

    To ensure residents get the most of their Del Webb lifestyle, there is a full-time activities director on-hand coordinating special events, daytrips, group outings and more. There are over 30 clubs to discover in a variety of interests such as fitness, arts, crafts, outdoor sports, travel, dining and many more. There is always something on the social calendar at this exciting Nevada active adult community.

    The homes of Sun City Aliante were built between 2003 and 2008. In just over five years the community sold out of its 2,028 single family ranch style homes. Today buyers can choose from a wide variety of resale homes ranging in size from 1,155 to 2,105 square feet. All of the homes feature at least two bedrooms, two baths and a two-car garage with larger homes including additional bedroom space and/or home office space. The homes were all designed by Del Webb and feature attributes ideal for active adult living such as open living spaces, covered patios and relaxing master suites.

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  • Ardiente, North Las Vegas, Nevada

    Posted Under: Home Buying in North Las Vegas  |  October 29, 2010 8:46 PM  |  1,324 views  |  No comments
    Ardiente, Las VegasArdiente is a charming community of 788 homes located in North Las Vegas. The community opened in 2005 by Centex and was later purchased by Shea Homes. Today this popular Nevada active adult community is under the popular Trilogy active adult brand by Shea Homes. Residents appreciate the intimate size and the friendly neighborhood feel of this gated 55+ community.

    The collection of amenities begins with the lovely community clubhouse designed in beautiful Spanish-style architecture. Features include a state-of-the art fitness center with plenty of equipment for strength and cardiovascular fitness as well as a lap pool plus a large outdoor swimming pool. There is a computer center and also rooms for arts, crafts and cards plus billiards table perfect for a fun afternoon with friends. Aside from the 13,000 square foot of indoor amenities there are also numerous outdoor amenities as well. There are tennis courts, bocce ball courts, a basketball court, parks and natural spaces. Some unique features of this charming active adult community near Las Vegas include a fun putting green and an outdoor fitness circuit including 30 different fitness stations. There are also six unique community parks including a rose garden and even a dog park. All of the parks are connected with paths offering residents the perfect path for a relaxing stroll through the community.

    The selection of homes at Ardiente includes resale homes designed by the original developer, Centex Homes as well as new construction homes by the current developer, Shea Homes. The original Centex Homes range in size from 1,235 to 2,353 square feet with the larger homes including an optional second story bringing the size up to just over 2,800 square feet. The new Shea Homes range in size from 1,400 to 1,900 square feet and include numerous eco-friendly features. Prices for the homes at Ardiente start in the mid $100’s and go just to the high $200’s. Reasonable prices, lovely homes, a welcoming atmosphere and fun amenities make this North Las Vegas community a must see for someone in search of an intimate sized 55+ community.

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  • Sun City Aliante by Del Webb, North Las Vegas, Nevada

    Posted Under: Home Buying in North Las Vegas  |  August 5, 2010 6:46 AM  |  1,221 views  |  No comments
    Sun City Aliante by Del Webb, NevadaJust 15 miles north of the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip is Del Webb’s Sun City Aliante. This 55+ community is part of the larger master-planned Aliante community located in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Situated near the foothills of the Sheep Mountain Range, Sun City Aliante boasts picturesque mountain views, reasonably priced homes and the famous Del Webb lifestyle.

    The master-planned Aliante community features 100 acres of conveniences including restaurants, retail stores, grocery stores and more. There is even a brand new casino and hotel within walking distance! Residents of this popular Vegas active adult community enjoy easy access to fabulous entertainment, world-renowned dining and unique outdoor recreational opportunities. Thanks to an ideal location just minutes from major freeways, Sun City Aliante is within 30 to 60 minutes of Lake Mead and downtown Las Vegas, plus it’s even closer to the stunning Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area.

    Gorgeous views surround the entire community and are a lovely setting for the 465 acres of land dedicated to neighborhood parks, man-made lakes and cascading waterfalls. This space is spread throughout the larger Aliante master-planned community and is available for all to enjoy. There are also 24 miles of trails ideal for biking, walking or jogging. Younger visitors will love the Nature Discover Park featuring a playground and water park.

    Residents of Del Webb Sun City Aliante enjoy a private clubhouse full of high-end amenities both inside and out. It features a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor lap pool with spa and rooms for aerobics, yoga and dance. There is also a large ballroom perfect for larger community events and social gatherings, a billiards room plus fantastic spaces for hobbies and crafts. Outdoors there are bocce ball courts, tennis courts and horseshoe pits. Also located right within the community is the Aliante Golf Club which is an 18-hole, par-72 course, open to residents as well as the general public.

    Shoppers searching for an ideal active adult community in Nevada will be thrilled by the collection of amenities at Sun City Aliante as well as the fantastic pricing. Homes begin in the mid $100’s and go up through the high $300’s. The community was built by Del Webb between 2003 and 2008. A wide variety of resale homes are consistently available in many, if not all of the 7 single family floor plans once offered as new construction by Del Webb. The homes sizes range from 1,155 to 2,105 square feet. The home designs include at least two-bedrooms, two-baths and a two-car garage. Some of the larger homes also include a den or extra bedroom.

    Sun City Aliante was a resounding success selling out of new construction homes in just 5 short years. There are just over 2,000 homes within this highly sought-after active adult community, all of which include the fabulous Del Webb lifestyle!

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