Since it was first developed in the late 1980s, the master planned community of Summerlin has been one of the most sought after addresses in the Las Vegas Valley. It is currently home to many of the region’s most affluent denizens who enjoy the sprawling development’s well-planned features and high quality of life.
Summerlin was built on the 35 square miles of land found along the edge of Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon purchased by famed billionaire Howard R. Hughes in the 1950s. After his death, the property was developed by his descendants through The Howard Hughes Corporation.
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Living in Summerlin
One of the outstanding features of Summerlin is the 5,000 acres of land that serve as buffer between the community and Red Rock Canyon, protecting the area from future development. The conservation area gives residents plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities while providing the community with a majestic backdrop.
Summerlin is considered the “perfect” master planned community, with the right balance of land use for residential, commercial and conservation purposes. It’s the only Southern Nevada community with its own downtown. It boasts top rated schools, luxury homes and business parks, making it a family-friendly live-work community.
Summerlin is also home to excellent healthcare facilities, including the over 500,000 acre Summerlin Hospital Medical Center. This is one of the factors that make the community an excellent choice for retirees.
On top of that, the recreational opportunities in Summerlin are unparalleled. They include world class shopping and dining, resort hotels, excellent golf courses, a wealth of parks, and outdoor activities like hiking, biking and rock climbing.
Summerlin Real Estate
Summerlin incorporates 20 villages developed in its early days by the country’s top builders, including Pulte Homes, Troll Brothers, Woodside Homes, Lennar and William Lyon Homes. Four of these villages continue to actively sell and develop new homes:
- The Cliffs
- Downtown Summerlin
- The Paseo
- The Ridges
In 2017, two new villages were added:
The following villages are actively selling custom homesites:
- Falcon Pointe
- The Summit
Within each village are features and amenities like golf courses, clubhouses, community centers, parks, trails, swimming pools, sports courts and fields, and many more. Some villages are mixed use developments and come with business parks, offices and retail spaces.
The housing stock in Summerlin villages includes high-end tract homes, townhomes and condominiums in a wide range of prices and sizes. Buyers can choose from a number of customizable floor plans that offer generous living spaces.
Impressive custom homes in a wide array of architectural styles are also found in villages with mixed property types, including The Ridges, The Canyons and The Hills South. Villages like Tournament Hills, Desert Trails, Canyon Crest and Mountain Trails are custom home neighborhoods, featuring homes designed by the top names in the country.
Summerlin also features a number of age-restricted villages offering homes and amenities designed for seniors and retirees. The housing stock in these villages is a combination of multi-unit apartments and condominiums, nursing home facilities, and single story homes and villas.
Attractions and Amenities
- Luxurious Resorts and CasinoSummerlin is home to three of Las Vegas’ most luxurious resort destinations:
- Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa
- JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
- Element Las Vegas Summerlin
- Golf CoursesSummerlin boasts 10 golf courses, including the only two Tournament Players Club courses in Nevada – a Jack Nicklaus Bear’s Best golf course and Tom Fazio’s The Summit golf course.
- Retail CentersShopping and dining within Summerlin is abundantly available with several world-class retail destinations, including Downtown Summerlin and around 15 shopping centers found in various villages.
- Cultural CentersSummerlin has two major cultural centers:
- The Donald W. Reynolds Cultural Center, home of Nevada Ballet Theatre
- Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, which includes an art gallery and the 291-seat Performing Arts Center