August 2012

Found 4 blog entries for August 2012.

Homes next to the MountainsThe Mesas of Summerlin is the newest "village" in the Summerlin master planned community. The location is at the Southern tip of Summerlin and the base of the Spring Mountains. The slightly elevated location provides some of the homes here with beautiful Mountain views and some even have Strip views, especially from the second floor balconies. The original construction started with homes in Ladera Terrace as early as 2004-2005.  As the housing market stalled, construction stopped, but it resumed again in 2011.  Currently, Lennar homes is building on the final lots in Ladera Terrace, on the East side of Mesa Park Dr.

On the South/Southwest side of Mesa Park Dr., near the Mountains, we have Amado Ridge and Amado Crest by Richmond American Homes and Pulte

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Ranch Market in Chinatown is one of our favorite grocery stores when we're in the mood to cook Asian food.  Aside from the large selection of ingredients you need for cooking authentic Chinese, Thai and other Asian dishes, you'll find they carry a large selection of produce and seafood.

The produce includes items like fresh lychees, Chinese greens and root vegetables along with a large variety of fresh and dried mushrooms.  Other items include coconuts, several varieties of cabbage, squash, you name it, and from our experience their prices are competitive to other markets in the area.

They have a large butcher shop which will do the special cuts of beef and pork needed in many Asian recipes.  In their dry ingredients you'll find all the typical

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Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs is only a quick 20 minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip but the old farmhouse structures will make you feel as if you've been transported back in time.  With mature trees, grassy fields and three lakes in the park, one does not feel as if they're in a desert. The 680 acre park was originally established in 1964 when it was turned over to the City of Las Vegas.  The State took control of the park in 1977, but it has recently been turned back over to the City.  The park is centered around the lakes created by the Tule Springs, an oasis in the midst of the Mojave Desert.  It is believed that the first settlement on the land was in 1905 when a hotel was opened.  Most of the buildings date back to the 1940s when the

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Las Vegas Premium Outlets North is the newest of our Outlet/Discount shopping malls.  Located on Grand Central Parkway, between Charleston and Bonneville, it's easy to spot the center from the 15 Freeway.

The Simon Group which operates the mall has acquired the old Beltz Premium Outlet Center on the South Strip.  They've recently given what is now known as Premium Outlets South a facelift with updated flooring and lighting, but we still prefer the stores and the outdoor environment of the Las Vegas Premium Outlets North.  Even on the hottest day, you'll find lots of shoppers strolling through the mall, enjoying the over-head misters in between stops into the various stores.

The stores that you'll find here represent a wide array of styles,

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