SummerlinA sprawling desert oasis designed around outdoor living and sports.
Summerlin is a luxury master-planned community west of Las Vegas composed of 29 villages carefully designed to blend into the contours of the hillsides overlooking the city. The 100,000 residents can enjoy 250 parks and a series of 150 miles of the Summerlin Trails System that winds through the villages. The community is adjacent to Red Rock Canyon and Spring Mountain, offering outstanding recreational opportunities.
This master-planned community grew from 25,000 acres of south Nevada land purchased by the late Howard Hughes, who never actually developed the land. In 1988, the Summa Corporation, heirs to the Hughes fortune, decided to build a planned community and name it after Jean Amelia Summerlin, the paternal grandmother of Hughes.
Summerlin attracts families who want to enjoy the relaxed local lifestyle and array of parks that include golf, tennis, swimming, soccer fields, basketball courts, and baseball diamonds. As a sports-focused, outdoor-oriented community, many luxury homes in Summerlin’s villages are built around the golf courses. Summerlin is also home to TPC Summerlin, one of the most popular golf courses in the country.
Summerlin is a sports-centered community, and residents enjoy watching the MLB’s Las Vegas Aviators play their home games at The Las Vegas Ballpark, which seats up to 10,000 baseball fans. Hockey enthusiasts also search for excitement on the ice at City National Arena, where the Vegas Golden Knights practice. The facility also hosts the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels NCAA Division I hockey team, the Vegas Jesters of the Mountain West Hockey League, and the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights hockey team. Residents can also drive to the T-Mobile Arena to watch the Vegas Golden Knights’ home games or to Allegiant Stadium for a Raiders game.
WHAT TO LOVE
- Ample outdoor activities to explore and enjoy
- A lively downtown area with stores, fine dining, and entertainment
- Public and private golf courses
- Cultural events, including an Arts Festival
- TPC Summerlin golfing
- Las Vegas Aviators baseball complex
- City National Arena, the practice facility of the Vegas Golden Knights
- Easy drive to Allegiant Stadium to watch the Raiders and T-Mobile Arena to watch the Vegas Golden Knights
Golf is an essential aspect of the lifestyle in Summerlin. The community has the first Jack Nicklaus Bear’s Best golf course and the Tournament Players Club for an award-winning, 72-par golf course that was the site of Tiger Woods’ first PGA Tour win. In addition, there are golf courses and clubs for residents to enjoy, including the Arroyo Arnold Palmer golf course at the private Red Rock Canyon Country Club.
Downtown Summerlin is a walkable area with shops, restaurants, healthcare, and other services. While many cities develop around a downtown area, Summerlin’s planned business district was designed to serve all the different villages. The downtown, completed in 2014, includes the hospital and adjacent medical building. It also features a restaurant row with casinos and a shopping area. A Farmer’s Market at the Pavilion is a prominent feature of the downtown area. The community is also rather sports-focused, as Summerlin’s downtown area is also home to two sports complexes for baseball and hockey fans: the Las Vegas Ballpark and City National Arena.
DINING, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SHOPPING
There are also three resort hotels within the downtown area offering casinos and other entertainment. Plus, residents are never far from the Strip with its hotels, casinos, and shows galore. Residents can also head to the nearby Allegiant Stadium for a Las Vegas Raiders game or T-Mobile Arena to watch the Vegas Golden Knights play their home games on the ice.
The Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin South, which opened in 2019, serves as the home field for the MLB’s Las Vegas Aviators. The stadium is located on eight acres in downtown Summerlin and features a massive seating area with a total capacity of 10,000 guests. With party decks, comfy mesh seats, and a “home run porch” for catching home run balls, this is a must-visit spot for baseball fans of all ages.
For even more sports entertainment, City National Arena in Summerlin South is the practice facility for the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team. The University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels NCAA Division I hockey team and the Vegas Jesters of the Mountain West Hockey League also play here, as well as the youth Vegas Jr. Golden Knights hockey team.
THINGS TO DO
In addition to golf, tennis, and swimming, people living in Summerlin attend many local events. Summerlin holds a photography competition for the best photos of the region during the summer.
Other events include a Wine Walk and Fitness on the Lawn in the early morning every Tuesday. The Summerlin Festival of the Arts in October features art, music, and exhibits by local artists. These events attract people from all over the Las Vegas area.
Clark County School District has 16 public schools in Summerlin. In addition, there are 11 private schools and two charter schools serving the community.
Notable schools include:
- The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain
- The Meadows School
- The College of Southern Nevada
- Roseman University of Health Sciences
- Bishop Gorman High School
- Water of Life Lutheran School
- Adelson Educational Campus
- Faith Lutheran
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