Thousands of residents and visitors turned out for the Halloween Parade and Harvest Fest Oct. 27 at Aliante, the master-planned community in North Las Vegas. Free and open to the public, the event was held in Aliante’s 20-acre Nature Discovery Park.
Adults and kids showed off their colorful costumes in a Halloween Parade while D.J. Tony emceed and provided games and entertainment. There were pumpkin decorating and art classes for the kids, as well as face painting, trick-or-treat bag decorating and clown entertainment, among other activities.
“This was a wonderful holiday event for people of all ages,” said Dan Naef, senior vice president of North Valley Enterprises LLC, developer of the community. “Since the earliest phase of its development, Aliante has hosted an ongoing series of family oriented events — all of them open to the entire Southern Nevada community. We are very gratified by the enthusiasm demonstrated by both residents and visitors to these events, and look forward to continuing our partnership with the city of North Las Vegas and other locally based organizations toward bringing more of them to the community.”
Naef said the next major event at Aliante will be the Winter Holiday Festival Dec. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Aliante Information Gallery and Nature Discovery Park. Visitors can enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride from the Information Gallery to the holiday decorated event tent in Nature Discovery Park. Along the way, carriage riders can enjoy the Aliante festival of holiday lights and at the tent, guests can enjoy holiday carolers, hot chocolate, hot apple cider and a chocolate fountain.
North Valley Enterprises LLC is an affiliate of American Nevada Co. and Del Webb. Encompassing more than 1,900 acres, Aliante collectively will have as many as 7,500 homes with an anticipated population of about 20,000.
Home builders at Aliante include Astoria Homes, Del Webb, KB Home, Lennar, Pardee Homes and Pulte Homes. Home prices range from the mid-200,000s to the low $500,000s.
In addition, Del Webb is building the age-qualified Sun City Aliante community.
Aliante is bordered roughly by Grand Teton Drive, Centennial Parkway, Decatur Boulevard and Clayton Street. Interstate 215, the Las Vegas Beltway, intersects Aliante.
About 428 acres in the master-planned community are designated for recreational and public purposes, including the Aliante Golf Club, the 20-acre Nature Discovery Park, Deer Springs Park, Aviary Park, an arroyo and more than 24 miles of lighted concrete trails and linear parks.
Proposed plans for Aliante include two elementary schools and a middle school, all of which would be built by the Clark County School District. The community’s first school, the Theron H. and Naomi D. Goynes Elementary School, opened in 2005. A new fire station opened in 2004 and the Aliante Library opened in 2006.
About 100 acres in the community are allocated for commercial development, including the Aliante Corporate Center office park. Ground was broken during the first quarter of 2007 for the Aliante Station Hotel & Casino at the northeast corner of I-215 and Aliante Parkway.
Information regarding new homes and neighborhoods in Aliante can be obtained at the Aliante Information Gallery.
To visit, take U.S. Highway 95 to the I-215 Exit East. Head east on I-215, exit at Aliante Parkway and proceed south.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information can also be obtained at aliantehomes.com or by calling 866-787-2951.