Why Summerlin, NV?
Summerlin, Nevada was born in the 1950’s when Howard Hughes purchased the area now known as Summerlin. Mr. Hughes bought 25,000 acres, but the area did not see any real estate development for thirty years after the initial purchase.
During the time that Summerlin, NV was undeveloped, it did, however, make headlines in the real estate sector. After Mr. Hughes passed away, the Summa Corporation (now The Howard Hughes Corporation) set about exchanging 5,000 acres of land near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area for 3,000 acres of land located south of Summerlin. This land exchange created a buffer zone to protect Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area from future development. This set the tone for eco-friendly luxury in the development.
Summerlin’s next historical move was to open a school. The Meadows school opens its doors in 1988, years before any homes were built in the community. Established four years prior, The Meadows School was able to expand from 1.25 acres and modular buildings to a 40 acre campus with state-of-the-art facilities. The school now hosts 900 students and boasts a 100% college acceptance rate.
In 1990, the first residential development phase is under way. The Hills was the first “village” in Summerlin, NV and is still going strong. One of the most unique features of this village is the open-lawn amphitheater and stage. This area plays host to outdoor events throughout the year.
Keeping with the “green” theme the second feature to open in Summerlin is a park. The aptly named The Hills Park opens to show future residents the commitment to quality of life brought by the developers.
What Does Summerlin Have To Offer Today?
Well only about 150 parks and a dozen top-notch schools, plus almost 2,000 miles of trails. But who’s counting?
But, back to the topic at hand. The 5 undeniable reasons why Summerlin, NV is so popular:
The Players Club was Summerlin’s first golf course. Do you want to know what else first happened here? Tiger Wood’s first PGA win.That’s right. His professional winning streak happened right here on TPC Summerlin.
- New home construction
From 1997 to 2007, Summerlin, NV ranked number one for new home sales among master-planned communities nationwide. With the national housing decline, Summerlin’s sales numbers declined. But it has rebounded, landing in the top 25 for new home sales amongst master-planned communities.
- The library
In addition to books, the library has an attached theater. Not the cinema kind, the performing arts kind. The younger visitors get a view of a real-life stage in addition to an expansive children’s section of the library itself.
- Learning opportunities
Summerlin is home to a full dozen public schools, and almost as many private schools, including the valley’s premier college prep schools. And throw in a culinary institute for good measure.
- Best friend health care
What is life without your four-legged pal happy and healthy? In addition to catering to human health, Summerlin, NV has an extensive network of veterinary care available.
Adding to “firsts” for the Summerlin community, Villa Trieste was Nevada’s first LEED-certified community. The entire community was designed around making the best use of energy. The ballet theater next to the library is the state’s only professional ballet company. It is also the first community in Southern Nevada to implement water conservation programs for residential landscapes.
With all the water saving and resourcefulness of the community also comes a commitment to fun and entertainment. Saving water with landscaping efforts means there is water available to float a lazy river at Wet-N-Wild, a water park that was once located in downtown Las Vegas but closed in 2004, reopening in Summerlin nine years later.
In 2014, Summerlin opened an area referred to as “Downtown Summerlin.” A 106-acre commercial area filled with shopping, dining and entertainment options. When it is all said and done there will be an additional 4,000 urban-style residential options as well. Shop, eat, go to a show, all without leaving your neighborhood.
The list goes on… Summerlin is not slowing down as far as growth and development are concerned. An age-restricted community is in the works, providing housing options for yet another segment of the community. Howard Hughes Corporation is joining up with a developer for a new project starting any day now, the first time HHC has actually participated in the construction of a residential project.
Find Your Summerlin Dream Home Today
Please let us know how we can help get you acquainted with the country’s greatest 100,000-person community. There is literally something for everyone here, but you have to see that for yourself. Contact us today to see how you can make this amazing town your home.