Live in luxury in Southern Highlands

In an area hit hard by the housing crisis, the Las Vegas Valley is experiencing a pleasant increase in the number of new residential building permits. Between April and June, 1,898 new permits were pulled, which is the highest number over a three month period since 2008, according to, Las Vegas CBS affiliate KLAS. This trend is being seen nationally across single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums.

Families looking for real estate in Las Vegas can find some of the Valley’s finest homes just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of The Strip. Southern Highlands is a master-planned community extending over nearly 3,000 acres with beautiful natural surroundings, parks, trails and all the conveniences of a city.

The tight-knit community features a luxurious golf course and spa offering endless pampering to residents of the neighborhood. The Southern Highlands Golf Club and Spa is consistently ranked among the best resorts in the country. The golf club's membership is limited to 300, invitation only golfers, making it extremely exclusive. The course’s landscaping has dramatic elevation changes and stunning water features surrounded by trees for privacy. Looking out into the distance, golfers will likely marvel at the mountainous backdrop.

At the Southern Highlands spa, guests experience tranquility in the 13,000-square-foot facility. The private spa offers world-class service, a 4,000-square-foot fitness center, group classes, a 25-meter lap pool, oversized Jacuzzi, private poolside cabanas and a separate children’s play area.

Beyond luxurious amenities, Southern Highlands has all the conveniences of a large city, including a new grocery store, Fresh & Easy. In March, the facility opened to a crowd of excited residents. Located at 4760 W. Cactus Avenue, Fresh & Easy opened its 21st facility in Southern Highlands.

“I live in Southern Highlands but I’ve been going to the one on Silverado for years, so we really needed this one,” resident Judy O’Brien told the Las Vegas Sun. “The cheeses and the meats and some of the things you can get here, even the vegetables, are better.”

According to company officials, the store is making efforts to be green as well, with concrete floors and energy-efficient LED lighting, which is intended to keep the prices down for customers. Community members were excited about the new grocery store in the neighborhood improving convenience even more for residents.