Summerlin, where it always feels like summer break.
Known to attract affluent families and residents, Summerlin is a master-planned community with all the luxuries and attractions one could ask for- from the various parks and golf courses to recreate at to the dining, shopping, and spa options nearby in contemporary Downtown Summerlin. Nestled in a dry desert landscape where many luxury homes sit within a gorgeous backdrop of the Red Rock Canyon, Spring Mountains, or overlooking city, Summerlin gives people the option of living close to Las Vegas without dealing with the hustle, bustle, traffic, and additional heat known to emit from the iconic Nevada city. Originally founded by renowned film director and Las Vegas legend Howard Hughes in the 1950s, what is now the Summerlin community used to be unused undeveloped land while in Hughes’ possession. The story goes that after he died in 1976, his heirs formed the Summa Corporation to help manage his estate and land holdings. In 1988, they decided to build residential and commercial spaces on 3,000 acres of land, and named the project Summerlin, after Hughes’ grandmother Jean Amelia Summerlin. Today there are three major homeowners’ associations- Summerlin North, Summerlin South, and Summerlin West along with two senior citizen communities called Sun City Summerlin and Siena (as well as smaller HOA’s in individual subdivisions). Being in the Mojave Desert, the weather tends to be hot and dry with highs in the summer months often above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it tends to be a bit cooler than the Las Vegas Strip and even in the winter it rarely drops below freezing temps. With its 310 days of sunshine, it’s no wonder then that Summerlin is home to 25 community parks (including four community swimming pools), 9 golf courses, and at least 150 miles of walking trails within the Summerlin Trail System. There are 125 retail stores, restaurants, and bars within the Downtown Summerlin area along with an ice hockey arena and ballpark and a few large hotel/resort/casinos for family and friends to stay at. Summerlin also has 24 schools, 14 churches, and a medical center available for those who never want to leave. Summerlin is also safe…most of the subdivisions within this area are in gated communities that offer additional amenities such as members-only clubhouses, swimming pools, basketball/tennis courts, and golf courses. Aside from the community amenities, the homes within Summerlin are all unique, beautifully designed, and spacious. One can find an Adobe-style home with an outdoor kitchen in its own courtyard and luscious landscaping or a two-story stunner complete with an open floor plan and inground heated pool. Everything was built with comfort and functionality in mind to make you feel like you’re on a permanent vacation. Therefore, if you are ready to make Summerlin your forever home, then let The Advantage Realty group help you out. With three decades of local knowledge and real estate experience in Summerlin area, our number one goal is to match buyers with their perfect home. Whether you are looking for a luxurious home close to hiking trails or a quiet neighborhood close to renowned schools to raise your family, we can find you something that you love that fits within your budget so that you can live out your permanent Summer(lin) vacation.