Located on the edge of the McCullough Mountains in Henderson, NV, MacDonald Highlands combines the best of living close to nature with the convenience of living in one of the safest cities in the United States.
KTNV reports from the research group AdvisorSmith that Henderson ranks as the 2nd safest large city in the country, which is partly why MacDonald Highlands is so sought-after. You can’t get much better than a luxury guard gated community in a safe area. Homes here go fast.
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MacDonald Highlands is a sizable 1300+ acre master-planned community, so it offers plenty of opportunities to find what you’re looking for.
MacDonald Highlands Convenient Location
The guard gated MacDonald Highlands community is situated at an elevation of approximately 2,500 feet above the Las Vegas Valley, meaning that residents enjoy incredible views and better air quality than many other communities in the Las Vegas area.
Quick Access To Amenities
MacDonald Highlands also makes getting to amenities easy, thanks to its main gates, which are located off Horizon Ridge Parkway and Stephanie Street.
Both of these gates take you into the western part of Henderson.
Getting To The Las Vegas Strip
Residents of MDH who want or need convenient access to the Las Vegas Strip will benefit from the 215 Beltway, as the beltway is only 10 minutes away.
Once reaching the beltway, driving to The Strip takes about 25 to 30 minutes.
MacDonald Highlands Geographic Location
The MDH master-planned community is in an exclusive spot right next to the McCullough Mountain Range and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, which border the community to the south.
To the west is Green Valley Ranch, while moving north and east takes you closer to the heart of Henderson.
Some nearby communities to MacDonald Highlands are McCullough Hills, Del Webb, Green Valley Ranch, and The Canyons.
MacDonald Highlands Scenic Views For Residents
The views in MacDonald Highlands are stellar and allow residents to take in the magnificence of the McCullough Mountain Range and the beautiful surrounding desert landscape.
Homes in MacDonald Highlands
This is a popular community with many custom luxury homes and estates.
Stylistically, homes in MacDonald Highlands tend to blend into the desert landscape through (1) a combination of exterior color choices, (2) careful geographic positioning, and (3) architectural techniques that harmonize the homes in the community with their surroundings.
Eco Friendly Home Designs In MacDonald Highlands
The MacDonald Highlands community also holds homebuilders to a high standard so as to ensure the surrounding land remains intact.
All of the homes in MacDonald Highlands have eco-friendly designs, thanks to the community’s high development standards.
Home Sizes and Prices In MacDonald Highlands
Home sizes vary in the community from 3,500 square feet to 10,000+ square feet. There are some absolutely huge homes here.
Likewise, lot sizes are quite large, at least for the Las Vegas area, and run from approximately 1,800 square feet all the way up to 16,000+ square feet. A fair number of properties are larger than half an acre.
Meanwhile, home prices cover a broad range.
On the low end, you’ll be looking at $400K to buy a home in MacDonald Highlands and at the high end $25MM.
For most homes in the community, you can expect to find them listed for $1.5MM to $2MM.
Interesting fact about MacDonald Highlands: Some of the biggest and most expensive homes in Nevada are located here.
Where Are Homes Available In MacDonald Highlands?
Homeowners looking for custom homes should search through Dragon Gate, The Palisades, and Lairmont. You may also be able to find custom properties in Glenbrook.
Currently, these four neighborhoods are the only ones with properties available.
There is, however, Roma Hills, which is not located inside MacDonald Highlands but is quite close.
Roma Hills has some amazing properties, so if you are flexible and willing to find a home outside of MacDonald Highlands, call us today at 702-310-6683.
MacDonald Highlands Amenities
MacDonald Highlands residents benefit from quick access to essentials, such as grocery shopping, schools, doctors’ offices, and more. Most needs can be accessed within 20 minutes.
We love the variety of food options available in MacDonald Highlands, as residents have the option to enjoy both upscale restaurants and casual dining within fairly close proximity.
You can find a lot of restaurants and shops at The District at Green Valley Ranch, which is a 15 minute drive away.
For those not looking to drive more than a couple of miles, there are closer dining options, such as CHARM Thai Kitchen & Coffee off W Horizon Ridge Pkwy.
CHARM Thai Kitchen is located just west of the Dragonridge Golf Course and MacDonald Ranch Drive.
Other restaurants include the Kitchen Table and Le Cafe Du Val.
MacDonald Highlands Parks and Trails
Nature lovers will appreciate the parks in MacDonald Highlands and in the surrounding area.
Henderson benefits from an amazing total of 52 parks—plus 200+ miles of trails.
Not surprisingly, Henderson is considered to have one of the better trail systems among large cities in the United States.
Parks in the MacDonald Highlands community include:
The East Park, The West Park, and The Linear Park.
You will find the East Park right as you pass Stephanie gate. It has an inviting fitness center, a basketball court, tennis courts, and an open space outside for sports, relaxation, and socialization.
The West Park is located to the left after you go inside the Valle Verde gate. It has an open green space for sports, an area for kids to play with swings, restrooms, a dog walking area, and a pair of tennis courts.
The Linear Park is located to the right after you go inside the Valle Verde gate. It is primarily used by dog owners and has a nice walking path, plus a pavilion.
Bike Trails Near MacDonald Highlands
Well-known bike trails in Henderson that are reasonably close to MacDonald Highlands include River Mountains Loop Trail (which leads all the way to Hoover Dam), the Pittman Wash Trail, and Amargosa Trail.
Activities In Henderson For MacDonald Highlands Residents
Henderson offers community events and entertainment experiences, such as walking tours, nature expeditions to Hoover Dam, concerts by the Henderson Symphony Orchestra, and art gallery viewings.
Henderson is also not too far from Lake Mead, which offers fishing, swimming, boating, camping, and more.
Schools Near MacDonald Highlands
Schools near the MDH community include:
Elementary Schools – James E&A Rae Smalley and John C. Vanderburg Elementary.
Middle Schools – Bob Miller Middle School, Mannion Middle School, and Del E. Webb Middle School.
Junior High Schools – Greenspun Junior High School.
High Schools – Nevada State High School and Henderson and Foothill High School.
Other – St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School and Coral Academy of Science Sandy Ridge Campus.
MacDonald Highlands Architects and Builders
Architects in MacDonald Highlands include Fleetwood Joiner, JWRD, and Richard Luke Architects, PC.
Home builders in MacDonald Highlands include Lawrence Homes & Development, Westpoint Development, Elegant Homes, Blue Heron Homes, and Christopher Homes.
Further Reading: About The Dragonridge Golf Course In MacDonald Highlands
The Dragonridge Golf Course is a great 18-hole course and acts as a compelling draw to those who want a nice golf course in the MacDonald Highlands area.
The Dragonridge Golf Course was designed by well-known golf architects David Druzisky and Jay Morrish.
The Dragonridge Country Club
The Dragonridge Country Club, also called the Sleeping Dragon, has a 35,000 square foot clubhouse and offers plenty for members to do, including basketball, tennis, beach volleyball, and swimming.
Food At Dragonridge Country Club
Inside the Dragonridge Country Club is the Dragon Grille, which offers family-friendly lunches and dinners every day of the week and brunch on the weekend.
For fine dining at Dragonridge, you can go to Montrose and try out its pasta, seafood, and weekly seasonal specials.
Lastly, there is the ONYX Bar. It’s a great place to relax after a round of golf or simply to socialize with family and friends.
ONYX Bar is a bar and patio, not a full-scale restaurant, and only offers small plates, appetizers, and Happy Hour specials. The bar has live music every month on Friday nights.
Dragonridge Athletic Center and Tennis Club
The Dragonridge Athletic Center and Tennis Club offers the following to members:
- Top-of-the-line strength and cardio equipment
- A basketball court
- 5 different lighted tennis courts
- Pilates room
- A pair of group exercise rooms
- Locker rooms with Jacuzzi tubs and saunas.
- Training programs, classes, and group activities
- Massage services
BIG PLUS: The athletic center also offers child care. Plus, it has a Starbucks!
Work With A Pro
When looking for a MacDonald Highlands luxury home, we encourage you to work with a professional real estate agency.
Lots of people buy homes in and around MacDonald Highlands, but not every purchase results in a satisfactory outcome.
To find the home that’s right for you sometimes takes a professional team that can comb the area to find exactly what you’re looking for and help you negotiate with the seller to settle on a fair price.
We also give you access to our professional contacts, such as contractors, inspectors, and landscapers.
About The Real Estate Guy
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