Summerlin is ranked as the number one selling master-planned community in the United States for the past decade by Arthur Andersen Real Estate Group. Located on 22,500 acres west of the Las Vegas Strip, Summerlin offers condo and vacation rental owners beautifully designed neighborhoods and retail shopping areas with mature green belts, top ranked private and public golf courses, as well as cultural arts. Summerlin was created and developed by the Howard Hughes Corporation which is the second largest U.S. based, publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust. The Corporation puts a lot of time and money into improving the quality of life in Las Vegas with specific emphasis on: the environment, education, children and the arts.
One reason to buy a condo in Las Vegas, especially the community of Summerlin, is its dedication to water smart conservation. Instead of grass being planted in recreational areas, turf is used. Bermuda grass is planted in other public locations because it uses less water and is dormant for part of the year. The community’s layout is also unique. Developers took into consideration the area’s hilly topography and built the homes, businesses and golf courses right into the landscape. Small rolling hills pose a unique challenge to condominium and vacation rental owners taking a brisk morning walk while enjoying the exquisite scenery surrounding them. Real estate buyers have a great view in Summerlin of both the Strip and the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area.
Every street in Summerlin is wide and spacious with mature trees and plant life. There are even European roundabouts throughout the community to help keep cars moving. Each neighborhood has it’s own beautifully designed front entrance. Some offer condo owners 24-hour guard gated living and amazing golf course views. Families are a main focus of the Howard Hughes Corporation. There are more than 100 neighborhood and village parks and 150 miles of trails. For condo and vacation rentals who like to hit the greens, there are nine golf courses to choose from. Nevada’s only two Tournament Player’s Club golf courses and the world’s first Jack Nicklaus Bear’s Best golf course are located within the heart of Summerlin.
There are also 22 schools, both public and private, for children of condominium owner’s to attend. A number of churches have also set up worship in this flourishing community. The new Red Rock Hotel & Casino is located on the edge of Summerlin by the 215 Beltway. It is the first billion dollar resort & casino to be built off the Las Vegas Strip. A new mall will eventually be built along the 215 Beltway. For quality healthcare, real estate owners can visit one of the many doctors who have set up their offices inside the beautiful Summerlin Hospital and Medical Center. Aspiring ballet dancers can take classes at the Nevada Ballet Theater. The theater occassionally hosts guest classes taught by celebrities such as Patrick Swayze and his wife.
Las Vegas real estate offers buyers a number of choices when looking for a condominium or vacation rental in Summerlin. With more than two dozen actively-selling neighborhoods, buyers can choose from 12 different home builders and 100 floorplans. With so many options, there’s a floorplan to suit anyone’s needs. For condominium buyers looking for more custom home plans, there are several neighborhoods to choose from offering the ultimate in luxury living. With so many great amenities, it’s easy to understand why Summerlin ranked number one in new home sales from 1993 to 1995 and again from 1997 to 2002.