Hidden Valley had its roots in 1956 as a private country club and golf course project on 900 acres of land. Over the years, the Hidden Valley Golf Course & Country Club were built and the area has expanded to over 1300 private homes. There are two entrances to the area, one off Pembroke Drive and the other off Mira Loma – both leading to the east McCarran Blvd. The community tends to command somewhat higher prices than its immediate western neighbors due to having the private golf course and having great views as the land & homes extend up the hillside. Prices currently range from the mid $250k’s to $700k. The homes were built in the late 1950’s/early 1960’s to present day, and range in size from approx. 1400 sf to over 5,000 sf. New homes are still being built in this area. There is a popular condo development called Heron’s Landing along the Mira Loma entrance to Hidden Valley. Parts of Hidden Valley have no HOA dues while other, newer neighborhoods do.
Flooding has been a problem in areas near Rosewood Lakes and Steamboat Creek. This should become less of a concern as work is continuing on Truckee River flood control, which should give the Hidden Valley area better drainage in the future. The homes in Hidden Valley proper (east of Hidden Valley Drive) do not have flooding concerns.
Another issue is what is being called the SouthEast Connector, a proposed road through the Hidden Valley area between Sparks and south Reno. That would end the no thru traffic situation for this neighborhood. The Regional Transportation Commission SouthEast Connector website has details on this issue
Wild horses are known to graze/travel in the hillsides in this area. What is considered welcoming to some, quite often is considered a nuisance for others.
Schools zoned for the Hidden Valley area are Hidden Valley Elementary, Vaughn Middle School and Wooster High School. Strip shopping is available within 5 miles of the community, whereas MeadowWood Mall is within 10-15 minutes. In that area one will find not only shopping, but casual dining, financial/commercial services, gas, and most everything else.