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Las Vegas Neighborhood Spotlight: Get Your Toes Wet at Desert Shores

Las Vegas Neighborhood Spotlight: Get Your Toes Wet at Desert Shores

There are currently 298 homes for sale in the Las Vegas 89128 zip code, which includes the master planned community of Desert Shores.  Desert Shores was developed in 1988 by RA Homes, in the northwest valley near the desert foothills. Its 3,351 homes vary in sizes from one-bedroom condominiums to large custom homes (with private gates and access to docks).  This established neighborhood embraces active family living.

Homes for sale in Las Vegas zip code 89128

According to public data records complied by Trulia, between May 2011 and July 2011, 505 homes sold at a median sales price of $92,300. That price is 16.4 percent lower than the same period (May-July) one year ago. In other words, if you’re looking to buy a home in Desert Shores, now is a good time to get a great deal.

The median sales price of homes in the 89128 zip code (including Desert Shores) was 19.88 percent lower than the median sales price for Las Vegas, NV (again, according to public data records complied by Trulia). With Desert Shores homes selling for less than other Las Vegas homes, now is a great time to buy your Desert Shores home.

Neighborhood schools in Desert Shores

There are four public and two private schools within the Desert Shores 89128 zip code. Richard H Bryan Elementary School received a rating of 9 out of 10 from GreatSchools. 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’s a list of the schools in the 89128 zip code area:

School name School type Grades GreatSchools rating (out of 10)
Edythe & Lloyd Katz Elementary School Public PK – 5 7
Richard H Bryan Elementary School Public PK – 5 9
James B McMillan Elementary School Public PK – 10 4
Cimarron-Memorial High School Public 9 – 12 4
The Meadows School Private PK – 12 na
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Private K – 8 na


Things to do in and around Desert Shores

Desert Shores encompasses 682 acres and features four manmade lakes (complete with docks for paddle boating), a lagoon-style swimming pool surrounded by a sand beach, palm trees and a picnic park (with volleyball, basketball courts and playground facilities). There are over 80 miles of walking, jogging and biking trails that tie the community together. When you’re hungry after a day of “fun in the sun” then you’ll want to dine overlooking the water from any one of the lakeside restaurants.

When you and your family want to venture beyond its shores, there’s a variety of activities (from hiking, to playing a round of golf, to watching lions play) right outside your door.

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park: Located beneath the colorful cliffs of the magnificent Wilson Range, this park is usually 10-15 degrees cooler than the desert valley (thanks to its elevation of 3,800 feet). This 520 acre oasis used to be a working ranch – now it’s a public cultural and recreational attraction.

Palm Valley Golf Course: If you want a player-friendly, yet challenging golf course (plus a short drive from home), then this is your course. Designed by golfers for golfers of all skill levels, this course will satisfy your golf appetite.

Southern Nevada Zoological and Botanical Park: Touted as Nevada’s “Wildest Family Entertainment” this shady 3-acre park is just 15 minutes from your Desert Shores home. There are over 150 species of plants and animals – it provides a wonderful educational experience for you and your family. You can visit anytime during the year, because it’s Nevada’s only year-round zoo.

If you want to take advantage of the current housing market and buy your  new Desert Shores home or if  you want sell your Las Vegas home, then give our agents a call at (702) 376-7379.  You can also view our listings of Desert Shores homes for sale at

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