American West Named One of the Best Residential Contractors

At American West, we love Las Vegas, it is our city. We’ve raised our families here, made invaluable memories, and created a real sense of home. And we have been able to help do the same for over 18,000 Las Vegas families. That’s why we’re so proud and excited to announce that we’ve been featured as one of the best residential contractors in our amazing hometown by Home Builder Digest!

We’re always grateful to be recognized for our work, and we couldn’t be more proud of the impact that we make on so many lives. A home built in any of our communities located in Coronado Ranch, Silverado Ranch, and Highlands Ranch, is guaranteed to be the place where you can start the greatest chapter of your journey and make lifetime memories.

As one of the largest locally-owned homebuilders in the nation, we take great pride in being named the Best Built Homes in America twice. Our company founder, Larry Canarelli, built American West on the pillars of a commitment to excellence, and we continue to embody this ideal today!

Take a look at our write-up in Home Builder Digest, and see why American West has been the premiere home builder in Las Vegas for decades.

For more information on our stunning homes and communities, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com

Some of The Best Outdoor Activities in Las Vegas

At American West Homes, we build where we live, and we LOVE where we build. Las Vegas is our home as much as it is our homeowners, so we wanted to share a handful of some Las Vegas activities that get you outside and active! From wildlife watching to hiking, we’ve got it all here in Vegas. There are many more places to explore in Las Vegas than we have on our list, so be sure to check back on our blog for more seasonal tips on where to go on a free weekend.

1. Mount Charleston – Just an hour outside of our communities, Mount Charleston is the perfect escape into wildlife and nature. Whether you’re looking to ski in the winter season or hike in the spring and summer, there are activities all year-round. Home to more than 50 unique plants and animals, not found in any other place in the world, this breathtaking atmosphere is one unlike any other. And during the summer, the temperatures are always cooler.
2. Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex – This refuge takes up 1.6 million acres outside of Las Vegas, and we wish we could explore every mile of it. Bring your family to observe wildlife such as, bighorn sheep, desert tortoises, jackrabbits and more. Who knew all of this wildlife could be located in the desert?
3. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area – Colorado isn’t the only state with gorgeous red rock formations. These natural rugged rock formations is home to rare plants, animals, and springs. If you’re looking for a day hike or bike ride with picture perfect pit stops, the 13 mile loop should suffice.
4. Bonnie Springs Ranch – Bonnie Springs was built in 1843 as a stopover for the wagon trains going to California along the Old Spanish Trail. It is located in Red Rock Canyon and is only a half hour from the Las Vegas Strip. The Ranch offers a dinner lounge with cocktail lounge, motel, petting zoo, horseback riding and pony rides and on weekends, a train ride.
5. Bonnie Springs Old Town – If you’re looking for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, you’ll only find the good in this 1880’s replica of a mining town Transport yourself back in time while exploring the saloon, stamp mill, schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, mine, opera house, wax museum and gift shop/general store. The spirit of the era lives on in the live entertainment performed Wednesday through Sunday.
6. Floyd Lamb Park – While Las Vegas is a desert, you may be pleasantly surprised to know that we have sparkling wetlands to visit! Floyd Lamb Park’s 680 acres is sprawling with lakes, allowing for the growth of lush greenery and provides a habitat for distinct animals. Complete with picnic tables and walking trails, the Springs is the perfect place to bring your family for a relaxing day reveling in all that Las Vegas’s nature has to offer.

Whether you’re looking for an oasis of water or the reddest of rocks, you may have been surprised to hear that when you explore the right places, you can find all of that and more in this incredible city we call home. If you have any questions about our favorite places, or are looking to move to an American West Homes community to be closer to the natural magic of Las Vegas, visit us at www.americanwesthomes.com.

Our Featured Floor Plan of the Month – The Kendall at Skyview Terrace

American West Homes is thrilled to introduce you to another of our newest designs, The Kendall. Located in Skyview Terrace, a new gated neighborhood, The Kendall includes 2,344 square feet of living space, with 3 or 4 bedrooms, up to 3.5 baths, and a 2-car garage.

This unique three-level plan flips the traditional home layout, with the bedrooms on the second floor and the living areas on the third. The Kendall features a rooftop deck that provides over 500 square feet of additional outdoor living space, plus a game room and optional den that are perfect for entertaining and daily life.

The first level includes the garage, the laundry room, and a spacious game room, which can be changed out for a fourth bedroom suite. On the second level, the spacious master suite features a huge walk-in closet and a private bathroom with dual vanities and a large walk-in shower. Just down the hall are an additional full bath, as well as two additional bedrooms, one of which can be switched to a den.

On the third level you’ll find The Kendall’s open great room, dining room and kitchen. The comfortable kitchen features a large dining island with room for six chairs, a walk-in pantry, stunning cabinetry, granite countertops, Frigidaire appliances, and lots of natural light. The adjacent dining area and great room offer plenty of space for family functions of all kinds. There’s a front balcony just off the great room, and stairs that lead directly to the rooftop deck.

Skyview Terrace, which includes a community/dog park, is located at 8015 Carpenter Creek Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89113. The Sales Office is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information about The Kendall or this gorgeous new community, call (702) 978-7698.

Watch the virtual tour of this gorgeous home!

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