When we first bought the property that later became Macdonald Highlands, I had to hike into it to reach it. A portion of the site was purchased from the City of Henderson, which considered it “too rough to develop”. It is probably the finest residential view property in the Las Vegas Valley.
This community was the first environmentally friendly hillside community in the Las Vegas Valley. It was the first to implement a Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style to blend into the desert hillsides. Our community was the first to provide substantial open space, and spacious lots in a low density venue.
Our design guidelines are more stringent than that of the City and protect the integrity of the mountainsides. Our landscape palette is primarily all green drought tolerant planting, our trail system meanders through this landscape, and provides for miles of exercise. Our golf course was one of the first in Nevada designed to conserve water through measuring moisture at the root level.
Today MacDonald Highlands’ land plan isn’t much different from our original land plan from the 1980s.