It isn’t just the casinos and hotels of Las Vegas that can offer luxury, there are also many homes in the Las Vegas Valley that can offer luxury and many of those are always available to buy. An example of this would be the ridges homes for sale now which will include luxury homes in an idyllic setting which has been named as one of the best places to live in America. The Ridges is a community located in the mountains bordering the Las Vegas Valley and from which spectacular views of the valley are available. It isn’t just the luxury of the homes, even with their fantastic views that make this one of the best places in America to live; it is that the community also has a large range of recreational activities for the residents to enjoy. There is a golf course designed by the professional golfer Jack Nicklaus, a state of the art fitness centre and gymnasium as well as a spa and a resort style swimming pool. This is in addition to access to a network of trails that are enjoyed by a number of the communities in the Las Vegas Valley. These trails which are suitable for either hiking or biking join with a wider network of trails that stretch for 2000 miles and include the 18 mile loop around the Red Rock Conservation Area located nearby. This is not the only community in the area that has luxury homes for sale and one of the more exclusive and more luxurious communities is that of The Pointe, located above The Ridges. This is a community that comprises only 12 homes but those homes all boast some of the most spectacular views of the valley, surrounding mountains and the city. These homes are in a gated area like most of the other communities in the valley but unlike some of the other homes, these have a price tag which is in the millions of dollar range. Obviously these homes are not within everybody’s budget but many in the valley are, with price tags starting around the $200,000 dollar mark. One of the more unique communities is that of lake Las Vegas. This is perhaps unique as, for its meeting place it has MonteLago Village. This is in the centre of the community and sports cobbled streets and piazzas making as authentic as possible in resembling an Italian old time Mediterranean village. Some of the fun things to do in this village include sampling the delicacies in one of the waterfront cafes or restaurants, visiting an art gallery or just relaxing enjoying the atmosphere, watching people in their boats. Many of these homes enjoy access to the water as the whole community is built around a privately owned, 320 acre lake. The 10 miles of shoreline provided by the lake adds to exceptional Mediterranean atmosphere this community enjoys and the championship golf course is just another plus for residents to enjoy.