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Overview of The Lakes, Las Vegas

Rent an apartment in The Lakes community of Las Vegas, NV, and enjoy resort style living not far from The Strip. The area includes apartment complexes, single-family homes, condos and custom estates, some with private docks. As a planned community, The Lakes also has a mix of commercial and office space.

Developed during the 1980s and 1990s, The Lakes was on the outer fringes of the south-southwest side of Las Vegas. It was built around several man-made lakes and includes green belts. Today, its location close to The Strip lets residents mix a suburban lifestyle with the myriad leisure pleasures available nearby.

The Lakes is adjacent to other popular neighborhoods in Las Vegas including, Summerlin and Spring Valley.

The Lakes, Las Vegas Lifestyle and Entertainment

The Lakes attracts residents of all ages, but it is extremely popular with people in their mid-30s to early 50s, more than half of them married. A quarter of all families residing in The Lakes have children.

The community’s several man-made lakes give residents easy access to a variety of water-based fun. The main community lake is exclusively for homeowners and their guests. Families enjoy exploring the lake and canals in sail boats and small electric powered boats.

This water-based neighborhood is a direct contrast to the area’s desert environment. In addition to the lakes, there a other water features and plenty of beautifully landscaped green belts. Choices for shopping, dining and entertainment are among the best in the Valley.

The Lakes, Las Vegas Rental Market

The Lakes rental market offers potential residents a wide array of choices for apartment living. Complexes are general low-rise or garden style with prices that start at about $650 for a one-bedroom, and $800 for a two bedroom. Amenities vary and can include club houses, a fitness center, playground, and more. Some complexes also boast of recent renovations and upgrading.

The area also offers condos, townhomes and single-family homes for rent. Prices for those rentals tend to be a bit higher, but you generally have more space.

Most residents have a commute of 20 to 25 minutes.

The Lakes, Las Vegas Resources

The Lakes is within the city limits of Las Vegas. Residents may live in City Council Ward 1 or 2. Visit Las Vegas city government for more information. The Lakes is served by the following branches of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District: Spring Valley, Sahara West and West Charleston.

The Lakes, Las Vegas Zip Codes

Zip codes serving The Lakes neighborhood of Las Vegas, NV include: 89117, 89145 and 89147.