Three Red Rock Hikes for Every Skill Level

Red Rock Hikes – pick three, beginner/intermediate/advanced Vegas is more than night clubs, casinos and pool parties, there are amazing outdoor activities for enjoying nature, too. Just a short drive from Elysian West is the magnificent Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area which boasts 19 hiking trails of varying difficulty all of which offer unique views,…

A Beginner’s Guide to Feng Shui

Decorating your new Elysian West apartment home is an exciting process. You’ve probably heard of Feng Shui, but here is a beginner’s guide. Feng Shui (pronounced “fung-shway”) is all about balancing the energies in your living spaces. It began over 4,000 years ago in China as a way to establish the best locations for villages,…

Great Local Shops Near Elysian West

With five major shopping centers in the Summerlin area, including the massive Downtown Summerlin venue, the Vegas area practically demands that you adopt a “shop-’til-you-drop” attitude. Mall shopping destinations like Trails Village Center, Village Square and Tivoli Village are also popular, but a few shops really stand out. Tucked discreetly away at 1930 Village Center…

Three Reasons Renting is Better Than Owning

Search ten different web sites on why renting is better than owning and you’ll get ten different responses.The data used to support these responses is equally diverse, but it ultimately boils down to three factors: affordability, accessibility, and accountability. 1. Renting is more affordable than owning The initial financial outlay for buying a home far…

Pet Friendly Shops in the Summerlin Area

  The city of Las Vegas, Nevada was recently ranked as the second most dog friendly city in the country in a study conducted by Smartasset. One of the dog-friendliest places is Downtown Summerlin just minutes from Elysian West. An upscale shopping center located at 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Downtown Summerlin boasts five pet water…

Great Eats in Downtown Summerlin

Living minutes from Downtown Summerlin, Elysian West residents have access to great food beyond the Vegas strip. If you’re looking for a little less tourism and a little more local flavor, try one of these Summerlin eateries. Start your day with a delicious breakfast at MTO Café. Veggie omelets, steak and eggs, pancakes, waffles or…

Shopping Organic Without Going Crazy

Residents of Elysian West in Las Vegas live fast-paced lives, so healthy eating is important. Traditionally, that has meant grabbing a carrot instead of a cookie, but it turns out how that carrot is grown may make it no better for you than the cookie. While eating more fruits and vegetables is healthier, eating organically…