Snowbirds—active adults looking to “winter” in warmer climates—will want to consider the thriving state of Nevada as their destination of choice, thanks to its warm year-round climate and affordable prices. Also, the tax advantages for retirees in Nevada are an extra incentive to own a vacation or second home there. All retirement income is tax-free at the state level, and Nevada’s property tax rate is one of the lowest in the U.S., at just 0.69 percent.
Luckily, there are a great number of both new and well-established 55+ communities in the state, offering budget-friendly condo and single-family homes with an array of resort-like amenities and a tight-knit community feel. Read on to discover more about the age-restricted communities in Nevada that snowbirds are flocking to.
Mid $100s - High $100s
Located in Las Vegas, Silver Canyon is a budget-friendly option for active adults seeking an affordable winter home or year-round vacation home. This smaller 55+ community is comprised of 155 condominiums built between 1996 and 1998. These cozy homes range from approximately 1,015 to 1,200 square feet and offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and parking in front of each building.
Many units feature desirable, modern finishes and updates such as granite countertops, covered balconies, and terrific views of the nearby mountain ranges. A small homeowners' association (HOA) keeps common areas well-maintained and covers trash removal, water, sewer, landscaping, and security, so residents have more time to enjoy the on-site amenities and nearby entertainment.
Residents at Silver Canyon enjoy a variety of top-notch amenities, which include an inviting community room, where residents gather to socialize, attend get-togethers, and play games. There’s also a fitness room, a sparkling pool, and a spacious patio. Walking and biking trails weave throughout the property as well.
With the dazzling lights and nonstop action of the Las Vegas Strip only five miles away, residents of Silver Canyon enjoy a peaceful setting near some of the best dining and entertainment in the world. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate their proximity to Sunset Park, the Clark County Wetlands Park, and Lake Mead. For both domestic and international travel, McCarran International Airport is just five minutes away. Everyday conveniences such as Home Depot, Walmart Supercenter, Sam's Club, and Sprouts Farmers Market are all near this community.
Low $200s - Low $300s
Another affordable and charming 55+ community located in Las Vegas, Solera at Stallion Mountain offers active adults single-family living at a great price. With 838 single-family homes priced from the low $200s to the low $300s, this gated Del Webb community offers incredible value. Located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, this quiet community provides all the charm of a small-town feel with proximity to world-renowned attractions.
The single-family homes at Solera at Stallion Mountain feature five distinct floor plans and range from 1,155 to 1,716 square feet. These homes feature two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Many of these beautiful homes offer upscale finishes and in-demand features such as Corian or granite countertops, all white or stainless steel appliances, covered patios, and beautiful golf course views.
The amenities at Solera at Stallion Mountain are beautifully and thoughtfully designed, and include a welcoming 10,000-square-foot clubhouse which serves as a gathering place for the community. Inside, residents can access the card room, arts and crafts studio, billiards tables, or computer station. Residents can keep active and healthy in the fitness center or join a fitness class in the aerobics studio.
Outdoors, a pool and patio keep residents cool under the desert sun, and the tennis and bocce ball courts are perfect for enjoying a friendly game among neighbors. There are also plenty of paved walking trails weaving throughout the property. There are also a number of social clubs and planned events ongoing, so residents always have ample opportunities to meet new friends and discover new hobbies.
For even more fun, the Stallion Mountain Golf Course is located adjacent to the property and features an 18-hole, 7,351-yard course designed by Jim Colbert and Jeff Brauer. Also nearby, the Galleria Mall in Henderson, The Boulevard Mall, and the Las Vegas Strip all provide plenty of shopping and dining options. Those who appreciate nature can head over to the nearby Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and to meet any medical needs, the Desert Springs Hospital is located just a short drive away.
Low $100s - Mid $100s
Located in Southeast Nevada about an hour from Las Vegas, Desert Greens is selling new and resale homes for a bargain price in a peaceful and sunny desert location. This 55+ community offers affordable and modern manufactured homes and a variety of fun and relaxing amenities to provide a comfortable and friendly atmosphere for its residents.
This friendly, intimate community is comprised of just 297 manufactured homes. These well-priced homes range from 1,041 to 1,222 square feet and include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an optional porch. These homes offer high-end features such as cathedral ceilings, maple-finished kitchen cabinets, and granite counters. A small HOA fee ensures low-maintenance living and maintains all of the common areas in the community as well as providing water, sewer, and trash pickup.
Desert Greens residents enjoy amenities such as a 6,000-square-foot clubhouse, which offers ample space for relaxing and socializing. Inside, residents enjoy a fitness center, a lounge area, a library, a computer room, and a big-screen TV. There’s also a billiard and card room, an arts and crafts studio, a meeting room and a full-size kitchen for hosting events.
Outside, a patio and barbecue area are a perfect spot to enjoy a warm, sunny afternoon by the pool. In the evening, a heated spa can be enjoyed as well. There’s a bocce ball court, a horseshoe pit, and lawn darts where you can challenge neighbors to a friendly game. Golfers will appreciate the on-site, nine-hole golf course and putting green. (There are also two golf clubs located nearby.)
Residents of Desert Greens will find plenty of everyday necessities located within a short drive as well as a variety of shopping and dining destinations. There are also several casinos located in the area, including Pahrump Nugget Hotel and Casino, Irene’s Casino, Saddle West Hotel Casino & RV Resort, and Lakeside Casino & RV Park. When out-of-town guests come to visit, there are some nearby tourist attractions to visit, including the China Ranch Date Farm and the famous ghost town, Rhyolite. And of course, the Las Vegas Strip is just over an hour’s drive away.
Low $200s - Mid $200s
Another low-priced Las Vegas gem, Silver Springs Sterling is a 55+ community with 269 single-family homes. Just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas, this cozy community provides an unbeatable location at an incredible value.
Built between 1999 and 2003, Silver Springs Sterling’s single-family homes range from 1,008 to 1,377 square feet and offer two to three bedrooms, one-and-a-half to two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. These homes boast modern, open floor plans and many feature upgrades such as plantation shutters, Corian countertops, and covered back patios. A small HOA fee takes care of common area maintenance and also covers a guard-gated entry, so homeowners enjoy peace of mind and fewer maintenance obligations.
This friendly community offers residents attractive amenities and plenty of opportunities for socializing and staying active. A well-equipped clubhouse acts as the heart of the community where homeowners have access to an exercise room, a multipurpose room, and a billiards room.
Outdoors, a beautiful pool, spa, and patio await residents and their guests. The 18-hole putting course keeps golfers busy practicing their short game, and a BBQ area provides space to host a cookout. There are beautiful paved walking and biking trails available for use as well.
Everyday grocery, pharmacy, and dining needs can be found right near the community. Albertsons, a Walmart Supercenter, Walgreens, and banking options are located just a short drive away. For a fun afternoon of shopping, The Galleria at Sunset is also a few minutes from the community. Also located nearby is the Clark County Wetlands Park, where nature lovers will appreciate local flora and fauna. There are also two golf clubs close by as well as the famous Las Vegas Strip, which is just ten miles away.
Mid $100s - High $100s
The well-established Quail Estates West is a quaint 55+ community with 216 low-maintenance attached homes. With a central location in Las Vegas, residents of this tight-knit community enjoy easy access to all of the excitement of the Las Vegas strip without the congestion, noise, and crowds.
Developed between 1989 and 1991, the attached homes at Quail Estates West range from 1,036 to 1,442 square feet and offer two to three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and covered parking. These homes feature dual master bedroom suites, walk-in showers, open floor plans, and cozy fireplaces. Some also offer office spaces and upgraded finishes. A reasonable HOA fee covers common area maintenance as well as trash removal, landscaping, sewer, and water.
Residents of Quail Estates West enjoy a variety of amenities and socialize at the beautiful clubhouse. Inside, homeowners can join a club in the meeting room, relax with a book in the library, challenge a neighbor to a friendly game in the billiards room, or enjoy a shared meal in the catering kitchen. There’s also a fitness room to maintain strength or participate in a group exercise class. Outdoors, residents enjoy a sparkling pool, patio, and spa as well as paved walking trails and a bocce ball court.
Just outside the gated community, residents will find a wealth of everyday needs including grocery stores, retail shops, restaurants, and pharmacies as well as the Kindred Hospital Las Vegas. Just a few minutes more will take them to the famed dining and entertainment of the Las Vegas Strip and two golf courses, which are less than seven miles away.