Almost all residential buildings in Calico Ridge sit atop lots encompassing multiple times the square footage of the houses themselves.  Calico Ridge is a cozy community of approximately 400 houses, and each property was custom built.

Children attend the C. T. Sewell Elementary School, B. Mahlon Brown Junior High School and Basic High School, all of which are just a couple of miles south. Adults may prefer hitting the links at the Chimera Golf Club and eating at its attached restaurant or relaxing in Tuscany Park, which is equipped with ball fields, picnic tables, playgrounds and other features.

There are only a few retail outlets in Calico Ridge, but those looking for a night out can head to downtown Henderson, only about 15 minutes away by car. Of course, much more sophisticated entertainment is available in Las Vegas. The famed Las Vegas Strip is only around a half-hour drive away and contains top-flight casinos and restaurants.