When you look at Las Vegas real estate to buy, you may expect to see casinos, clubs or restaurants and although you will, you may be surprized to see that there are also many luxury homes to buy as well. These homes may not be on the Las Vegas Strip but they will be in easy reach of the strip, perhaps as little as 5 miles away. Summerlin is a huge development in the Las Vegas region, located in the mountains forming the Las Vegas Valley and this is where many of the homes you see for sale may be located. Already having as many as 200,000 residents, the Summerlin development comprises of several gated communities each with its own atmosphere, recreational facilities and advantages. You will see though, from las vegas luxury real estate reviews that all of these communities offer luxury homes of varying prices. Although some homes in some of these communities may have an asking price as low as $200,000, others have millions of dollars as their asking price but all of them offer great views and privacy. One of the most exclusive of these communities is The Pointe which consists of only 12 homes located above another high end community called the Ridges. Both of these communities have magnificent views of both the mountains and the city and are considered to be one of the best places to live in America. The Ridges has an 18 hole golf course that was designed by Jack Nicklaus and also has state of the art amenities that include a spa, resort style pool, gymnasiums and gourmet eating establishments. Although these communities offer privacy and security, they are just a few miles from the action and entertainment only a city like Las Vegas can offer. For those that want the security and privacy but would prefer other activities than those Las Vegas can offer, there are at least 150 miles of trails linking the communities to each other and to 2000 miles of other trails, making it one of the largest trail systems in the whole of the southwest of the United States. Perhaps one of the most popular trails is the 18 mile loop located in the Red Rock Conservancy Area situated close to these communities. Other communities include Lake Las Vegas which is a community located 17 miles from the Strip and surrounds a 320 acre, privately owned lake that has 10 miles of shoreline. Notable past residents of this community include Celine Dion and Chris Tucker and is still just as appealing now as it was to them. The community boasts its own award winning golf course and a one of a kind shopping experience. This community is perhaps an escape from the assorted architecture of the Strip as its architecture is based on a Mediterranean style and includes romantic enclaves and world class landscaping. There is certainly some home in Summerlin for anybody, especially if they like luxury and the privacy to relax in peace as well as the opportunity to party.