2021 Spring Cleaning Yard Sale Yields Donations to Opportunity Village Thrift Store

In a true sign that spring is in the air, Southern Highlands recently held its annual Spring Community Yard Sale. Lightening the load in closets, garages, homes, and more, the two-day neighborhood yard sale included a drive-through mobile shredding service and a donation drive for the Opportunity Village Thrift Store. In addition to unloading their own unwanted items, residents had the opportunity to uncover new treasures by shopping their neighbors’ wares. 

As they have in the past, Southern Highlands residents delivered a variety of good-quality used furniture, housewares, and clothing for the OV Thrift Store. In its 60th year, Funds raised at the Thrift Store benefit programs and services for adults with intellectual disabilities. Additionally, it serves as a training center for those in the program that are interested in pursuing a career in retail.  The OV Thrift Store is the organization’s oldest business and has a long-standing reputation for offering gently used items of the highest quality.  

Topping off the weekend-long spring-cleaning event, a complimentary mobile shredding station at the Southern Highlands Corporate Center shredded more than six thousand pounds of documents on site. The shredding event allowed individuals to dispose of sensitive materials while keeping their identities secure. 

Residents from more than 30 communities throughout Southern Highlands participated in the annual event, which was free and open to the entire Las Vegas Valley. The next Community Yard Sale event is scheduled for October 2-3, 2021. 

Southern Highlands Residents Break Holiday Tradition Record

Christmas Tree Recycling Program is Gift That Keeps on Giving

Southern Highlands residents have consistently demonstrated a deeply rooted love for trees and green spaces as evidenced by the lush landscaping that Par 3 maintains throughout the community. This year, residents showed just how much they genuinely care about going green and recycled their Christmas trees in record number.

The Southern Highlands Christmas tree drop-off site, facilitated by Par 3 Landscaping Management and located at the Southern Highlands Corporate Center, received a record 1,200 trees this holiday season.

“It’s always been our goal to make Southern Highlands the most beautiful HOA in the valley,” said Daryl Miller of Par 3. “It’s also wonderful to be able to have positive impacts on the community as a whole, through managing water usage, community activities, and tree recycling.”

An annual tradition citywide, the tree recycling program is orchestrated in tandem with The Christmas Tree Recycling Committee, made up of a number of community partners including UNLV and Springs Preserve. The free program ensures that instead of going into our local landfills, the evergreen trees are recycled into mulch, and the mulch is put to good use in public parks and gardens to help conserve soil moisture and keep plants healthy. Southern Highlands residents know that by recycling their tree, they are giving a gift that keeps on giving back to the community.

“We know our residents care deeply about sustainability,” said Michelle Brody of Olympia Management Services. “We see their generosity and commitment to the community time and time again and especially during the holiday season.”

For more information about the valley wide program, visit the Springs Preserve website.

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It’s Official! Southern Highlands Named Among the Best Master-Planned Communities in Las Vegas Again

While 2020 certainly presented many unique challenges, one of the most positive things about the unprecedented year was the increased focus and appreciation of home and community. Southern Highlands’ residents have long known that their community is among the best in Southern Nevada, and it was officially named one of the best master-planned communities in Las Vegas! The results were published in the 2020 Best of Las Vegas awards, an annual poll conducted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal that invites locals to vote for standouts in a variety of categories.

Featuring the top homebuilders in the Valley, the beautiful neighborhoods of Southern Highlands sit on tree-lined streets, just steps away from water features, walking trails, and a variety of parks. Residents enjoy convenient access to award-winning public and private schools, and a variety of restaurants, retail, professional services, and more. The community also enjoys easy access to local airports and the entertainment capital of the world. The setting offers the best of Las Vegas living and is an ideal community for families and couples, with something for everyone.

To those who call it home, it is no surprise that Southern Highlands has been named among the finest. The community includes an association committed to ensuring that residents have the best place to call home. It orchestrates community festivals and celebrations throughout the year to bring neighbors together —aking Southern Highlands an ideal place to raise a family, create memories, build a home, and build a life. The community also focuses on giving back. In partnership with the Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation, each of the Southern Highlands planned community events partners with a local charitable organization to benefit the women and children of the Las Vegas Valley.

Thank you to everyone who voted to recognize Southern Highlands as one of the best!