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Desert Shores Community

Desert Shores is a private community near the foothills of Las Vegas, with around 3,300+ homes spread across 682 acres and 22 subdivisions.

Since its development in 1988, Desert Shores has remained a beacon for homebuyers searching for private waterfront properties with quick access to amenities.

Is Desert Shores Gated?

Most of the subdivisions in the community are gated, but not all of them are. To schedule a home tour in a gated subdivision, call us at 702-310-6683.

Where Is Desert Shores Las Vegas Located?

Desert Shores is in northwest Las Vegas, just east of Sun City Summerlin. South of Desert Shores is The Pueblo and the main Summerlin area.

To the east of Desert Shores is US-95, and to the north is Lone Mountain.

Desert Shores’ Proximity to Top Locations 

The Las Vegas Strip is ~25 minutes away.

Downtown Las Vegas is ~20 minutes away.

Downtown Summerlin is ~17 minutes away.

Harry Reid International Airport is ~30 minutes away.

North Las Vegas Airport is ~15 minutes away.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is ~20 minutes away.

Desert Shores Homes 

Homes in Desert Shores are older than what you’d find in many other Las Vegas communities. In fact, most of the homes in this MPC were built in the late 80s and throughout the 90s and then remodeled and upgraded later.

You’ll find some beautiful remodels available here as a result!

It’s not just the age that adds to the appeal….It’s the care and attention to detail put into updating these homes for modern living. The thoughtful remodels often seamlessly blend original features with contemporary upgrades.

If you prefer older homes with a touch of history and charm, Desert Shores is an ideal choice.

Note: Every lakefront property in Desert Shores has direct access to the water. Homeowners also have the option of private docks.

Single-Family Home Prices in Desert Shores

The prices for single-family homes start at around $355K and run as high as $5MM+.

Townhome Prices in Desert Shores

You can expect to pay $360K to $430K for a townhome in Desert Shores.

Condo Prices in Desert Shores

Prices for condos in Desert Shores average around $230K.

*Prices for single-family homes, townhomes, and condos are subject to change

Property Types in Desert Shores Las Vegas

Desert Shores has three main property types—single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. The community also offers a number of luxury villas.

HOA fees in the community range between $150 and $340 per month, depending on what property type you have. The HOAs for single-family homes are on the low end of the scale.

Desert Shores Neighborhoods

You can see the full list of Desert Shores neighborhoods and sub-associations on the Desert Shores Community page.

Desert Shores Las Vegas Neighborhood Map

Click on the following link to see a map of the different neighborhoods in Desert Shores (map).

Desert Shores Amenities

Residents of Desert Shores are part of a larger, vibrant community with unique amenities and conveniences right at their doorstep.

Let’s look at some specific types of amenities that are available.

Desert Shores Shopping

Shopping and other goods and services are very close to Desert Shores. In fact, Summerhill Office Park and Summerhill Plaza Strip Mall are only about 2 miles from the community.

Notable businesses and amenities (by category) within 5 miles of the community include:

Goods and Services

United States Postal Service

Las Vegas Handyman Reliable Service

Bridal Express Hair & Makeup Las Vegas

Whole Foods Market





Sprouts Farmers Market

Savers (thrift store)

Barnes & Noble

Floor & Decor

Ace Hardware

Meineke Car Care Center

Star Nursery Garden and Rock Centers

Ross Dress For Less


Timbers Bar & Grill


Pinkbox Doughnuts

Buca di Beppo Italian

Nittaya’s Secret Kitchen


Domino’s Pizza

Tropical Smoothie Cafe



Sonic Drive-In


Olive Garden Italian

Ohlala French Bistro

Distill – A Local Bar

Outback Steakhouse

Family & Entertainment

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

AMC Rainbow Promenade 10

Rainbow Library

Las Vegas Mini Grand Prix Family Fun Center


Doc Romeo Park

Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex

Pueblo Park

Aloha Shores Park

Durango Hills Park Pickleball Courts

Durango Hills Golf Club

Palm Valley Golf Course

Buckskin Basin Park

Wayne Bunker Family Park

The Hills Park

Children’s Memorial Park

Kellogg Zaher Soccer Complex

Health, Exercise, Medical

MountainView Hospital

Las Vegas Skin & Cancer Tenaya

Tottori Allergy & Asthma Associates

Baldwin Distinctive Dentistry

Kintsugi Yoga

Las Vegas Athletic Clubs – Northwest

Higher Education

Northwest Career College (NCC)

Medical Aesthetic Art Institute

Desert Shores Clubhouse

Desert Shores Clubhouse is a welcoming community center where residents can gather for different events.

Able to accommodate up to 100 guests, the Clubhouse is an ideal location for events of all sizes, from intimate family gatherings to larger community celebrations.

Catering is offered (contact Clubhouse to verify availability), as the Clubhouse features a fully-equipped kitchen, complete with a commercial refrigerator, freezer, and ovens.

Desert Shores’ Lagoon Beach Park

Swim Lagoon at Lagoon Beach Park is a place where families can enjoy a refreshing dip in the water, bask in the Nevada sun, and make new friends in a safe and well-maintained environment.

Located right next to the Clubhouse, it serves as a hub for community gatherings, with ample amenities to ensure an enjoyable experience. Whether it’s a casual weekend picnic, a children’s birthday party, or a community event, the Swim Lagoon offers the perfect gathering place.

The swimming pool is quite large and was designed to resemble a tropical lagoon. It comes with sand, palm trees, and perhaps best of all, lots of shaded beach canopies.

For more information about Lagoon Beach Park and the Swim Lagoon, including hours of operation, see Desert Shores’ Lagoon Beach Park page.

Lagoon Beach Park has tons of amenities!

Besides the pool, amenities at Lagoon Park include a playground for toddlers, picnic pavilions, barbeque grills, basketball courts, volleyball courts, kayaks, and paddle boats.

Desert Shores Lakeside Village and Lakeside Event Center

Lakeside Village and Lakeside Event Center are home to three delicious restaurants, a salon and spa, and various event sites.

Here the community hosts different kinds of events, including weddings, dining experiences, business gatherings, and more.

The event center has 6 beautiful lakefront venues to accommodate groups of different sizes. Flowering arrangements and catering are available and can be reserved.

Restaurant Row at Lakeside Village and Lake Suites

For those who’d rather eat at a restaurant, Restaurant Row offers some excellent options. These include Marché Bacchus, Americana Restaurant, and Buena Vista Kitchen.

But let’s also not forget about Village Pub & Casino, The Daily Bread, and Vino Las Vegas Wine Club, which are all part of Lakeside Village.

Salon and Spas at Lakeside Village

Want to pamper yourself? The Salon at Lakeside is a full-service beauty salon, while The Spa at Lakeside 2.0 is a full-service day spa. Additionally, the state-of-the-art Rejuvenate Me LV Med Spa is available inside the Lakeside Business Suites.

Events at Lakeside Event Center

There is no shortage of things to do at Lakeside Event Center. Past events include but are not limited to farmer’s markets, wellness events, wine tastings, and music concerts.

For upcoming events, see the Lakeside Event Center Community Events page.

Desert Shores Lakes

The lakes at Desert Shores are central to the community, significantly contributing to the attractiveness of the real estate.

The lakes are:

Lake Jacqueline, Lake Lindsey, Lake Sarah, and Lake Maddison

Want to boat on the water? You can!

Boating is available to residents and invited guests year-round, seven days a week. However, boaters do need to register their vessels with the community association admin office before going on the water.

The administration office is easy to find, as it’s right next to the Clubhouse. If you need help finding the office entrance, inquire with the staff at the Clubhouse.

Can You Swim in Desert Shores?

Swimming in the four lakes is not allowed. Swimming, however, is available at Lagoon Beach Park.

Desert Shores Schools

There are a number of schools that serve the Desert Shores community. Here they are by category. 

Elementary Schools

Dorothy Eisenberg Elementary School

Marc Kahre Elementary School

Middle Schools

Irwin & Susan Molasky Junior High School

Ernest A. Becker Middle School

High Schools

Cimarron-Memorial High School

Charter Schools

Doral Academy Fire Mesa

Discovery Charter School

Find A Home In Desert Shores

Desert Shores has a lot to offer, especially if you’re looking for a waterfront property with quick access to amenities or a home with a pool.

To start your home search in Desert Shores, you can use our Home Search tool or call us at 702-310-6683.

Desert Shores vs. The Lakes: Which Is Better?

Both communities provide great options for those looking for waterfront living in Las Vegas, so the best choice depends on your needs and preferences.

The key difference between Desert Shores and The Lakes lies in their layout and location.

Desert Shores is a bit further from downtown Las Vegas and the Strip compared to The Lakes, providing more of a quiet, suburban feel.

The Lakes, on the other hand, is closer to the city’s center, providing quicker access to the bustling heart of Las Vegas.

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