Las Vegas Neighborhood Spotlight: The Natural Beauty of Mountain’s Edge

There are currently 503 homes for sale in the Las Vegas 89178 zip code, which includes the master planned community of Mountain’s Edge. Mountain’s Edge is a new community with homes built or being built) by Meritage, KB, Harmony, Ryland, Richmond American, Pulte, Beazer, William Lyon, Camden, Toll Brothers, Pardee, DR Horton, Concordia, Lennar, and R/S Development.

Mountain’s Edge has plans for an entire network of schools, professional offices, restaurants, and neighborhood shops ranging from boutiques to a state-of-the-art grocery store. Mountain’s Edge also features over 500 acres of land devoted to open spaces, parks and trail systems.  The community offers residents scenic views from Red Rock Canyon and Mt. Charleston to the volcanic mountains in the South.

Homes for sale in Las Vegas zip code 89178

According to public data records complied by Trulia, between April and June 2011, 771 homes sold at a median sales price of $165,000.  That price is 8.3 percent lower than the second quarter (April-June) of 2010.  In other words, if you’re looking to buy a home in Mountain’s Edge, now is a good time to get a great deal.

In the second quarter of 2011, the median sales price of homes in the 89178 zip code (including Mountain’s Edge) was 42.11% higher than the median sales price for greater Las Vegas (again, according to public data records complied by Trulia).  That’s in part because nearly all of the home sales in Mountain’s Edge are new builds – which often fetch a higher price than resale homes.

Remember, though, that if you’re considering buying a new home in Mountain’s Edge or anywhere in the Las Vegas area, you can still benefit from the services of a professional real estate agent (who will, for one, help you negotiate the sales price with the home builder).


Neighborhood schools in Mountain’s Edge

There are a number of schools (already built or planned) within the Mountain’s Edge master planned community itself.  Carolyn Reedom Elementary serves kids in kindergarten through 5th grade.  William V Wright Elementary serves pre-K through 5th grade, and is one of the few public schools in Nevada to have received a distinguished GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10.  That’s a big plus for owning a home in this desert community (even if you don’t have school-aged children, the quality of neighborhood schools do affect a home’s resale value).

Here is a list of the schools that serve Mountain’s Edge:

School name School type Grades GreatSchools rating (out of 10)
William V Wright Elementary Public PreK-5 8
Carolyn Reedom Elementary Public K-5 na
Desert Oasis High School Public 9-12 5
Canarelli Middle School Public 6-8 7
Southern Highlands Preparatory School Private Preschool-8 na
Las Vegas Day School Private Preschool-8 na
Challenger School – Silverado Private Preschool-5 na


Things to do in and around Mountain’s Edge

Numerous restaurants and businesses: Mountain’s Edge is a master planned community with a small town, community-centric feel. Homeowners will stock up on essentials at the “state-of-the-art grocery store” (still in development) or stroll through the boutique shops with neighborhood friends.

Desert Demonstration Garden: The Mountain’s Edge community’s commitment to water and land conservation can be experienced at this educational garden. If you and your family want to learn more about the community’s role in preserving the natural landscape, visit this center.

Mountain’s Edge parks: Exploration Park, Mountain’s Edge Regional Park, Paiute Park, Helen Stewart Park, John C. Fremont Park, Nathaniel Jones Park; Mountain’s Edge has over 500 acres of land devoted to open spaces, parks and trail systems.  All designed with the homeowners in mind. The community’s commitment to the area’s precious natural resources allows homeowners to enjoy the surrounding Mojave Desert or to learn about its rich cultural history. Visit one of several historic landmarks that can be explored in the surrounding area such as petroglyphs (Indian carvings) or several ancient canyons.

If you’re interested in buying or renting a Mountain’s Edge home, or if you’re looking to sell your Mountain’s Edge home, give us a call today at 702-376-7379 or contact Shelter Realty here.  We have real estate agents ready to assist first time home buyers, investors, sellers, and renters.  (Also, click here to see a full listing of Mountain’s Edge homes for sale and rent.)