Mountain’s Edge plans events during Discovery Days campaign

From today through Oct. 31, the Discovery Days campaign at the 3,500-acre Mountain’s Edge master-planned community in southwestern Las Vegas highlights participating builders’ promotions and incentives and several nonprofit organizations’ community-wide events at the 80-acre Exploration Park at Mountain’s Edge.

“Discovery Days events raise money and awareness for worthwhile causes while introducing new people to the wealth of residential offerings at one of the country’s top master planned communities,” said Deonna Stocker, manager of Information Center Operations for Mountain’s Edge.

“It’s truly a win-win for homebuyers, our builders — the industry’s best — and nonprofit partners and the entire community. A bonus for Mountain’s Edge residents is the events encourage people to come together, meet their neighbors and support local charities.”

Commemorating and raising funds for those touched by childhood cancer, the Candlelighters 20th Annual 5K & One Mile Race for Our Kids with Chet Buchanan will be held Sept. 11.

This year, it honors firefighters, police officers and emergency services personnel who responded to and gave their lives on 9-11. Two Fire Department, city of New York firefighters will participate in a special tribute.

Opening ceremonies begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 5K Run at 8 a.m. and 5K Walk and One-Mile Stroll at 8:15 p.m. Breakfast and children’s activities will be available. Visit for registration and details.

The Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Fourth Annual Family Fur and Fun Festival will be held Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event focuses on humane education for the family and their leashed pets. A variety of educational, service and informational booths include a $5 micro chipping clinic, pet tag creation, proper dog training techniques and importance of spay and neutering and pets. For information, visit

The American Heart Association’s 2010 Las Vegas Start! Heart 5K Walk/Run is Oct. 16. The event promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a family environment.

Opening ceremonies begin at 8 a.m., followed by the 5K Run at 8:30 a.m. and 5K Walk at 9 a.m. Visit for registration and information.

Participating Discovery Day builders are offering incentives and pricing programs. For example, Discovery Homes, the newest and only gated community in Mountain’s Edge, has a different weekly special for its six floor plans ranging from 2,200 to 4,400 square feet. For information, check with the sales agent.

Mountain’s Edge builders include: Amstar Homes, Beazer Homes, Camden Homes, Discovery Homes, Harmony Homes, KB Home, Lennar, Meritage Homes, Pardee Homes, Pulte Homes, Richmond American Homes, Ryland Homes, StoryBook Homes and Woodside Homes.

The Mountain’s Edge master-planned community has ranked in the country’s top five best-selling master planned communities for the past five years by RCLCO, a leading independent real estate advisory firm.

With close proximity to the Red Rock National Conservation Area and the Las Vegas Strip, Mountain’s Edge offers single- and multi-family subdivisions with parks, trails, open spaces, public facilities and schools.

A series of paseos wind through the community, connecting residents and their neighborhoods to recreation areas, including Exploration Park, an 80-acre park with volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, picnic areas and an amphitheatre.

To learn more about Mountain’s Edge events and Discovery Days new homes promotions, visit the Mountain’s Edge New Home Information Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily at 9725 S. Buffalo Drive, on the corner of Buffalo and Blue Diamond Road.

For information about Mountain’s Edge, Discovery Days or events, call 898-5777 or visit

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