Nestled within the City of Henderson, The Canyons is a sprawling rural-suburban community that features contemporary single-family homes designed to visually resonate with the desert landscape. It is one of several prime communities within the historical 3,200-acre MacDonald Ranch, and it sits on the foothills of the Las Vegas Valley, 13.2 miles away from the world-renowned Las Vegas Boulevard.
While the majority of community members belong to the 30-39 age group, followed by children between the ages of 0-9, the wider MacDonald Ranch offers significant developments from shopping areas, recreational parks, bike trails, golf courses, premier restaurants, schools, health facilities, and future commercial complexes that support residents of all ages.
The Canyons community gets the most stunning views of the Las Vegas skyline on one side and breathtaking views of the hills on the other due to its unique topography. If you’re looking for a tranquil place to grow your family, start your career, or retire, The Canyons is your place to be!
The history of The Canyons goes back to the 1980s when Mac and Frances MacDonald first bought the rocky 3,200-acre property now known as the MacDonald Ranch. Developments in Las Vegas were starting to take root, and there was yet any demand for this remote, seemingly-impractical piece of land. Twenty (20) years later, space in the lowlands became sparse and residential and commercial developments started to crawl beyond the valley. This was when the MacDonalds began to build their vision of peaceful, uniquely-elevated communities with the best views of the valley, starting with four (4) villages.
Eventually, Village IV (The Canyons) was sold to a builder and was finally constructed by veteran real estate developer Lennar. Homes range from 3,194ft2 – 3,669ft2 with 4-5 bedrooms each. There are four (4) different types of houses in the area: the Lyra, Gemini, Orion, and the Galileo Next Gen — all representing Lennar’s advocacy for the multigenerational family.
As much as the MacDonald Ranch was a witness to the history of Henderson, so will The Canyons be as you create your lifelong memories with your family.
The Canyons is one of the best upscale neighborhoods in Henderson. As of February 2022, the median listing home price was $1.1M, with an average price of $600+ /ft2. This was 20.5% more than the average listing price in the previous year. In the larger MacDonald Ranch area, the average home rental price is $2,200, a bit higher as well than 80% of communities in the entire State.
Apart from being a gated community, more than 60% of homes are owner-occupied, ensuring safety and security. This is a good factor since more than 16% of MacDonald Ranch residents work from home.
The majority of land in Henderson is used for residential purposes, and you’ll be delighted to know that the city has one of the lowest property tax rates in the State of Nevada. Due to its proximity to nature, easy access to premier lifestyle establishments, and the continuous rise of more affluent communities around the area (i.e., The MacDonald Highlands), the value of homes in The Canyons is expected to grow more in the coming years.
Play at Desert Willow Golf Course
Channel your inner Tiger Woods at this 18-hole, 3,811-yard, par 60 golf course just 1.4 miles north of The Canyons. The Desert Willow Golf Course features 9,500ft2 of putting green and has one of Henderson’s largest driving ranges. The area caters to different levels of players, from professionals to trainees, and you can book a lesson for as low as $50. For a memorable golfing experience with your family and friends, make sure to try out Desert Willow Golf Course.
Address: 2020 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89012
Ride Through the Anthem East Trailhead
Enjoy the great Henderson outdoors by cycling or hiking through the 7-mile Anthem East Trail in the McCullough Range. The drive offers exciting views of the entire Las Vegas area and provides riders with the thrill of navigating its dirt roads. The jump-off point for the Anthem East Trail is at Anthem Hills Park, where you can also spend the day with your family playing soccer, roller hockey, volleyball, going to the children’s playground, or just relaxing with a nice afternoon picnic on the lush green grass.
Address: 2256 N. Reunion Drive, Henderson, NV 89052
Inspired by the culture of coming together at the dining table, the Kitchen Table was born with Chef Javier Chavez’s unique Latino flavors made alive with the best French cooking techniques. You don’t have to drive to The Strip because this one-of-a-kind culinary experience is specially offered within the suburbs.
From crepes to benedicts, sandwiches, salads, taquitos, muffins, and so many other breakfasts, brunch, and lunch delights, you’re sure to satisfy every one of your cravings while having the best bonding experience with your family and friends. The Kitchen Table is open Thursday-Monday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Address: 1716, W Horizon Ridge, Pkwy #100, Henderson, NV 89012
Black Mountain Grill
When gaming meets dining, you have yourself an experience you won’t ever want to end. Black Mountain Grill is a restaurant that offers electronic poker to its guests whilst serving the most scrumptious meals. Some crowd-favorites include their Bourbon-Glazed Salmon, Roasted Prime Rib, Cowboy Steak, and Stone-Fried Pizzas. They also have a fine selection of wines, perfect for celebrations and end-of-week get-togethers! Black Mountain Grill is open 24/7.
Address: 11021 South Easter Ave., Henderson, NV 89052
Heritage Bark Park
The 5-acre Heritage Bark Park is Henderson’s largest dog park. If you’re looking for a special day out with your paw family, this one can quickly become a favorite. The area is complete with an agility course, dog runs, drinking stations, splash pad, and walking trails that are open from 6:00 am – 10:00 pm. The Bark Park is also a popular venue for dog shows, training, and other events. So if you’re fond of watching, meeting, and playing with dogs from all walks of life, this park is where you have to be.
Address: 350 S. Racetrack Rd., Henderson, NV 89015
Baseball afternoons with the family are the best at Sunridge Park. This 18-acre park features a well-maintained ball field, basketball court, tennis court, volleyball court, picnic area, playground, and multi-purpose grass areas for some random outdoor fun. It’s only 3 minutes away from The Canyons and is open from 6:00 am – 12:00 midnight.
Address: 1010 Sandy Ridge Ave., Henderson, NV 89052
The Canyons at MacDonald Ranch is your modern, serene community tucked along the foothills of the Las Vegas Valley. Its proximity to major establishments, low crime rates, and peaceful suburban atmosphere make it an ideal location for families of all sizes. It has proven to be a good investment with the constantly increasing median home price over the years. It will be even more so as developments in the premier MacDonald Highlands, located just beyond The Canyons, continue to emerge.
Go home to a place where tranquility defines inspiration. Go home to The Canyons at MacDonald Ranch.
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