In the mid-1980s, on the western fringe of what was then Las Vegas, a planned community was developed to include a newly created man-made lake now known as Lake Sahara. The original development encompassed two square miles with Lake Sahara, ponds, and tributaries covering nearly thirty acres. Today, residents enjoy a wide selection of residences ranging from starter homes to multimillion-dollar estates. As the boundary of the Las Vegas valley extends, The Lakes has become very popular for its convenient location and access to major roadways and The Strip.
For many, life around The Lakes encompasses water sports and nature. As the largest body of water on the west side of Las Vegas, Lake Sahara attracts migratory birds that stop to rest and feed before continuing their cross-country journeys. Geese, swans, herons, ducks, seagulls, pelicans and some eccentric “coots” or mud hens make The Lakes their temporary home each year.