The Lakes is a 2-square mile planned community located in the Southwest are of Las Vegas. It features a man-made lake available exclusively for the use of residents with sail or electric powered boats. In addition to the lake, the community features water features, parks, jogging trails, and small shops and restaurants. Dwellings include condos, modest and luxury single family homes. The community sits in the area of Sahara and Durango, and Hualapi and Desert Inn.