Highlands Ranch Built By American West

Discover the wonders of Highlands Ranch. An ideal southwest location, award-winning home designs, and community conveniences beyond compare all come together at Highlands Ranch built by American West. Whether homebuyers are drawn to the state-of-the-art schools, the shopping, or the southwest setting, one thing is for certain,  they come to Highlands Ranch knowing they’ll find homes suited to their lifestyle.

“We’re looking toward the future,” said Larry Canarelli, company founder of American West. “As the valley continues to grow and the needs of our families continue to evolve, our planners, engineers, designers and sales counselors grow with them. We try to anticipate what our families value most. Oftentimes what we’re all looking for in a home is more than comfort, it’s community, it’s security, it’s proximity to the services we need and the people we love. As a builder, we believe in giving our homebuyers all the benefits of master plan living without any additional fees such as a SID or LID. ”

With 4 communities and new home designs ranging from 1,798 to 4,037 square feet, there is a variety to choose from in the selection of your new home. All the new homes in Highlands Ranch feature the following:

  • Best Price Per Sq. Ft.
  • ACE Award Winning Construction
  • Enormous List of Included Features
  • Energy Efficient Homes at No Cost
  • Superior Craftsmanship

Highlands Ranch is the heart of the Southwest and the perfect place to call home. For more information, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com

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American West Inverness

As a leader in building luxurious, family homes, American West has reached a new peak with our new models at our Inverness community located in Southern Highlands. These new home designs offer some of the largest new single family homes in the Las Vegas Valley. The new home designs range from 5,200 to 5,487 square feet with up to 7 bedrooms. The beautiful neighborhood is located in the heart of the prestigious, master-plan behind a 24-hour guard-gate.

“These new homes are some of the finest available anywhere within the Las Vegas Valley,” said Larry Canarelli, company founder of American West Homes. “The models offer a wide array of features usually only found in custom homes. It’s also rare to find homes with this large of square footage at our price point. The Estate model at 5,487 square feet is at $117 per square foot. We believe we’ve created one of the most unique product offerings in the entire Las Vegas market and have done so at an affordable price.”

Southern Highlands is quietly removed from the hustle and bustle that most master plans experience. The master plan is nestled into the foothills of the McCullough Mountain Range which creates a natural border to the south of the community. Southern Highlands will never include any major east-west thoroughfares. For these reasons, it will always remain peaceful and serene.

Southern Highlands features six beautiful and spacious parks with a host of features. Amenities include covered play areas and structures, gazebos, water features and walking paths, and the gorgeous Paseo hiking and biking trail that weaves through the community. Two dog parks let the furriest members of your family join in the fun. The community also features the finest stores and restaurants conveniently located just down the block from your new home.

For more information or to view the models in person, call (702) 853-4556. Sales office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Watch a video of the beautiful models…




American West in Top 5 for New Home Sales

It is a great time to buy a new home in Las Vegas. We are thrilled to be in the Top Five of all the homebuilders for the most number of Net Sales for the month of May. We were able to accomplish this task with 9 communities ideally located throughout the Las Vegas Valley while all the other builders on this list have 20+ communities.

American West is currently the largest residential land holder in all of Las Vegas. We have been the highest bidder of land at the last four BLM auctions held since 2013. Of the $105M of land the company has purchased since 2013, $35M has come from BLM land auctions. The huge cash investment required for residential land underscores why American West remains the only private builder in Las Vegas who can compete with the large public builders.

Being in this position, allows us the opportunity to continue doing what we love to do, provide new homes for the families of Las Vegas for many, many more years to come.

Watch a small sampling of our new homes currently being built in the Las Vegas Valley.


Housing Giants 2015

Professional Builder has released its Housing Giants 2015 list and American West Homes has been ranked for the 28th time on the list. Most notably of all the homebuilding giants, American West had the largest average sized homes. Of all the U.S. Giants, American West was also ranked as having the third most land sales for the year.

For more information on American West’s new homes and communities, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com


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Top 10 Housing Desires

A recent survey of 10,000 households by The Demand Institute shows that one in three U.S. households say they plan to move in the next five years. The research reveals several unmet housing-related desires – gaps between what Americans say they have currently and what they say they want in their next home.

The following are the top 10 housing desires (and how a new American West home meets each one):

1.    Very energy efficient with lower monthly utility costs.

A newly built home is 30 percent more energy efficient than homes built in the early 2000’s. Every new American West home includes a variety of energy efficient features that contribute to improved home quality and homeowner comfort and that help to lower energy demand and costs. As a local builder, it is important to us to design energy efficient homes that fit the needs of our specific southwest climate. These features are included in every new American West home.

2.    Requires little or no renovation or improvements.

Our homes are NEW which means everything in it is brand new. You get to select your appliances, your flooring, paint colors and other design elements that suit your personal preferences not someone else’s. A new home is built to the latest safety standards and building codes. A new home also comes with a warranty.

3.    Has an updated kitchen with modern appliances and fixtures.

American West homes are renowned for our gourmet kitchens. They feature gourmet cook centers with state-of-the art appliances, center dining islands with pendant lighting, granite countertops and backsplash, beautiful cabinetry and tons of counter space.

4.    A home I can stay in as I get older.

Our variety of home designs range from 1,798 to 5,487 square feet and feature 3 to 7 bedrooms so there is something for everyone.

5.    Home is located in a safe neighborhood with low crime.

A new home also means a brand new community. Everything around you is brand new. We build in the best areas in the Las Vegas Valley.

6.    Fits my budget, without requiring sacrifices.

American West is the lowest price per square foot in the Las Vegas Valley. The average price per square foot in Las Vegas for new homes is $145.55. American West’s average is $114.

7.    Offers a lot of privacy from neighbors.

Our average size homesites are some of the largest in the entire Las Vegas Valley so there is plenty of room and privacy in both your front and back yards.

8.    Has a lot of storage space.

With spacious walk-in closets, pantries and lots of additional storage options in our homes, lack of storage will not be an issue.

9.    Has a good landlord that is responsive to maintenance requests.

With a new home, you do not need to worry about a landlord. Our new homes come with a warranty.

10.  Is a good long-term investment.

Homeownership has always been and continues to be the single best long-term investment for most families. Home equity represents the largest share of net worth for most families. In addition, interest rates are still at record lows.

To discover more about American West’s new homes and communities, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com

New Homesites Released at American West Bridgewater

A new collection of homesites has been released at our American West Bridgewater community in Highlands Ranch. These new homesites are a private enclave of homes located in one of our most anticipated and desirable areas of Bridgewater. There is also a fantastic opportunity for over sized homesites (considering our home sites are already larger than other homebuilders, just imagine what these look like) with no rear neighborhoods.  

The new home designs at Bridgewater range from 1,798 to 3,072 square feet with up to 5 bedrooms. These homesites will go quickly so do not hesitate. For more information, call (702) 853-4597. Sales office is open daily from 10am to 6pm.

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American West Homes Named to Builder 100 List

In its May 2015 issue, Builder Magazine has named American West Homes to its prestigious Builder 100 list for 2015. This marks the 28th year the company has made the list as one of the largest homebuilders in the U.S. based on the number of homes built in the last year.

Our new home designs range from 1,798 to 5,487 square feet. With 9 new home communities to choose from, there is a variety of locations and new home designs to suit every homebuyer’s needs. Our sales offices are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com for more information.


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American West’s Preferred Lenders

Whether you’re new to the home buying process or not, American West understands it is perhaps the single largest financial decision you will make. Our Preferred Lenders have skilled loan consultants who have the experience to guide you through every step of the home buying process and help you secure the best possible loan. They are experienced in every phase of home financing, from qualification to closing. This experience saves your from needless frustration and helps assure that your loan will be processed in a professional and timely manner.  

American West’s long standing relationships with our Preferred Lenders allows us to work closely with them to ensure that our homebuyers are given the best treatment and that the loan is one that best fits your needs. This close relationship also helps to make sure that the loan is in order when construction is completed so there are no delays in helping you get into your new American West home.  

Owning a new American West home may be easier than you think. Visit or contact any of our sales offices today and let us show you how easy it may be. Our sales offices are open daily from 10am to 6pm.

Discover more about our Preferred Lenders.


The Benefits of A New Home

April is New Homes Month. Discover some of the benefits of owning a new home…

  • New Homes are built to the latest safety standards and building codes.
  • New homes have much more of an open design concept which is ideal for entertaining or family gatherings.
  • A new home comes with a warranty.
  • With a new home, you get to select your appliances, your flooring, paint colors and other design elements that suit your personal preferences not someone else’s.
  • A new home features the latest and greatest energy efficiency materials. Did you know that a newly built home is 30 percent more energy efficient than homes built in the early 2000’s?
  • A new home also means a brand new community. Everything around you is brand new.

American West’s new home designs range from 1,798 to 5,470 square feet. Discover more about American West’s new homes and new communities at www.AmericanWestHomes.com

The 2015 Silver Nugget Awards

The 2015 Silver Nugget Awards were held Saturday night. It is a celebration of the achievements and excellence in the Las Vegas home building industry.

We are thrilled that American West was the winner of all of the Best Master Bath Awards. Our Jones Crossing Plan 2311 was a winner of the Best Single Family Home.

In addition, two of our incredible sales people, Candee from Inverness and Lauren from Jones Crossing were recognized as being the best in their field as well as Danny Welsh.

It was a wonderful evening of celebrating the incredible homebuilding taking place in our fantastic city.


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