Southern Highlands, Nevada

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Southern Highlands
The foothills of Southern Highlands in 2016, with the Las Vegas Valley in the background
The foothills of Southern Highlands in 2016, with the Las Vegas Valley in the background
CountryUnited States
State Nevada
Counties Clark
City Enterprise
Area Las Vegas Valley
ZIP code
89141
Area code(s) 702
Website www.southernhighlands.com

Southern Highlands is an affluent master-planned community located in the southern foothills of the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, United States. The community surrounds the Southern Highlands Golf Club. [1] It contains a resort, two retail centers, recreational facilities, a country club, spa, multiple parks, two medical centers, and an office plaza. It is among the most affluent communities in the state of Nevada, with an average household income of $100,207 and an average household net worth of $579,866. [2] Southern Highlands is located within Enterprise, Nevada.

History

In 1996, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was negotiating a property swap with the Arizona-based Olympic Group. [3] [4] Olympic Group completed the first phase of the BLM land exchange deal in October 1996, while the second phase was completed on April 26, 1997. [5] The following month, the Clark County Commission gave tentative approval for Olympic Highlands, an 1,850-acre luxury master-planned community with a total of 6,000 to 8,000 homes. The development could also include casinos, offices, retail centers, and an industrial park. Olympic Group hoped to break ground in late 1997. [6] [7] The community would be located south of the Las Vegas Strip at the southern end of the Las Vegas Valley. The property was bordered by Cactus Avenue to the north, Jones Boulevard to the west, Interstate 15 and St. Rose Parkway to the east, and Larson Lane to the south. [7] [8] The community was expected to have a population of approximately 17,500 people. [9]

The project would mark Olympic Group's first large-scale community development. As a requirement before final approval, Olympic Group was requested to submit a financial analysis of the impact that the community would have on public services. The study would examine the effect that Olympic Highlands would have on roads, schools, fire protection, and other public services. [8] [10] Olympic also agreed to spend more than $150 million in public service improvements, which would include donating land for parks and schools, and upgrading the nearby I-15/Lake Mead interchange. [10] Nearby residents were concerned about how the project would affect their horse ranches, mountain views, and night sky clarity. [6] In July 1997, the Clark County Commission declined to hold public hearings on the project until the completion of the fiscal impact statement. [8] By November 1998, the project's name had been changed to Southern Highlands, due to concerns from the U.S. Olympic Committee, which was known for protecting the rights to its name. [11]

The community includes the Southern Highlands Golf Club, which opened in 1999. [12] [13]

In 2003, construction began on the $30 million, 21-acre Southern Highlands Marketplace. [14] The community's first office space, a three-story building, was under construction in 2004. [15] As of 2005, the community had approximately 7,000 homes, and had been approved for up to 10,400. [13]

In 2005, Olympic Gaming proposed the Southern Highlands hotel-casino resort, to be built adjacent to the community. [16] [17] [18] The $1 billion project was scheduled to begin construction in 2007, [19] and would have included a 300,000 sq ft (28,000 m2) shopping mall, the Gallery Southern Highlands. [20] [21] Because of uncertainty in the financial markets, the project was delayed in August 2007, [22] and ultimately cancelled. [23]

The Olympia Sports Park opened in August 2018. [24] [25] [26] [27] [28]

Schools

  • Southern Highlands Preparatory School, a private, university preparatory elementary and middle school that opened in August 2003 with a tuition fee of $13,182 per year. [29] [30]
  • Charles and Phyllis Frias Elementary School
  • Dennis Ortwein Elementary School
  • Evelyn Stuckey Elementary School
  • Lois and Jerry Tarkanian Middle School
  • Desert Oasis High School

Other programs

  • Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada [31]

Notable people

Notable residents of Southern Highlands include the following:

References

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  2. ^ [1] Southern Highlands Neighborhood Information
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  7. ^ a b Green, Susan (May 8, 1997). "Commission gives nod in theory to massive planned development". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on July 19, 1997.
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  13. ^ a b Benston, Liz (November 2, 2005). "Strip is stretching southward". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  14. ^ Illia, Tony (May 16, 2003). "Southern Highlands Marketplace moving in". Las Vegas Business Press. Retrieved November 24, 2019 – via NewsLibrary.
  15. ^ Smith, Hubble (May 10, 2004). "Office building going up in Southern Highlands". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on June 20, 2004.
  16. ^ Stutz, Howard (October 6, 2005). "Expansion of Strip heading far south". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on June 21, 2006.
  17. ^ Illia, Tony (October 7, 2005). "New $750 million Southern Highlands hotel-casino planned". Las Vegas Business Press. Archived from the original on April 27, 2006.
  18. ^ McKee, David (October 13, 2005). "Developer to spend $750 million on luxury resort". Las Vegas Business Press. Archived from the original on April 27, 2006.
  19. ^ "Olympia to Begin Construction on New Resort". ThePress of Atlantic City. March 25, 2007. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  20. ^ "Southern Highlands resort to add mall". Las Vegas Business Press. May 3, 2007. Retrieved November 24, 2019 – via NewsLibrary.
  21. ^ Illia, Tony (May 18, 2007). "New Southern Highlands mega-mall planned". Las Vegas Business Press. Archived from the original on August 22, 2009.
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  23. ^ Green, Steve (February 23, 2012). "Southern Highlands developers face big foreclosure filing". VegasInc. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  24. ^ Davidson, Michael Scott (September 2, 2017). "Clark County still waiting for sports park at Southern Highlands". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  25. ^ Davidson, Michael Scott (May 31, 2018). "Unfinished park prompts Clark County to stop home construction". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  26. ^ Davidson, Michael Scott (August 24, 2018). "Las Vegas park in Southern Highlands set to open". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  27. ^ Luschek, Matt (August 28, 2018). "New Las Vegas Sports Park includes soccer fields, basketball courts". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  28. ^ "Sports park opens in Southern Highlands". Las Vegas Review-Journal. September 7, 2018. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  29. ^ Illia, Tony (October 1, 2004). "Real Estate: Southern Highlands school undergoes an expansion". Las Vegas Business Press. Retrieved November 26, 2019 – via NewsLibrary.
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  31. ^ "Southern Highlands Public & Private Schools in Las Vegas". Southern Highlands. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
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  36. ^ Wargo, Buck (September 24, 2017). "MGM Resorts executive Bobby Baldwin lists home for $6M". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  37. ^ a b Wargo, Buck (September 24, 2019). "Raiders' Gruden, Carr building homes in Southern Highlands". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  38. ^ Leitereg, Neal J. (January 6, 2015). "Baron Davis unloads Vegas home for $2.375 million". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  39. ^ Rich, Motoko (April 8, 2011). "Why Is This Man Smiling?". The New York Times. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  40. ^ Knapp Rinella, Heidi; Mancini, Al (October 16, 2018). "Chef threw top-secret party for Las Vegas 'Secrets of a Chef'". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  41. ^ Horwath, Bryan (June 17, 2019). "Las Vegas luxury homebuilder undeterred by horrific wreck". VegasInc. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  42. ^ Katsilometes, John (January 13, 2013). "When Holly Madison built a big house for her dogs, the HOA started yapping". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  43. ^ "The Palms' Gavin Maloof to move to Southern Highlands community". Las Vegas Review-Journal. July 29, 2007. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  44. ^ Segall, Eli (January 28, 2013). "Buy Gavin Maloof's house for $12 million (in November, it cost $7.5 million)". VegasInc. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  45. ^ Elfman, Doug (June 1, 2015). "Maloof selling Southern Highlands mansion for $12.5M". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  46. ^ Coleman, Rich (January 5, 2011). "Injunction sought to force boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to follow community rules". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  47. ^ Green, Steve (August 13, 2009). "Inspiration of movie 'Rudy' suing over home construction". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved November 23, 2019.

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Latitude and Longitude:

35°58′30″N 115°11′38″W / 35.9749°N 115.1939°W / 35.9749; -115.1939