10 Things You Need to Know about Living in Summerlin

10 Things You Need to Know about Living in Summerlin Nevada


10 Things You Need to Know about Living in Summerlin. Summerlin is a largest master-planned community along the western rim of the Las Vegas Valley in the shadow of the Spring Mountain Range and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.


This 22,500-square-foot, multi-generational community is alive with more than 250 parks, 150 miles of trails, 10 golf courses, more than two dozen public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, three resort hotels, world-class recreational facilities, retail and entertainment centers, well-established office parks, a state-of-the-art medical center, and its very own city center.


Here are the top 10 things you need to know about living in Summelrin.


  1. Summerlin Villages:

The Summerlin master-planned community is divided into three associations (North, South, and West), which oversee two dozen commercial and residential villages. And within those three associations in Summerlin, there are 22 distinct communities called Villages.

Within each Village is a variety of smaller subdivisions. Each of Summerlin’s 22 exceptional villages has its own distinct personality, new home and condo architectural themes, and amenities. Best of all, this signature lifestyle is a short drive from the glitz and excitement of the Las Vegas strip


  1. Summerlin Trail System:

The Summerlin Trail System is comprised of four types of trails, ranks in community surveys as Summerlin’s most popular amenity. Spanning more than 150 miles, the Summerlin Trail connects neighborhoods and villages and provides children with safe passageways to school. Best of all, it provides miles of uninterrupted and varied scenery for jogging, walking, strolling and cycling. Today there are 10 miles of completed trail along with 215 Beltway, with more on the way – and eventually, this regional trail system will connect to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.


  1. Summerlin Parks:

There is no community in Southern Nevada with more parks than Summerlin – nearly 250 of all sizes and types.  In fact, every Summerlin village is centered around a large community park or open space, while each of the community’s neighborhoods is required to have its own smaller parks, reflective of a planning requirement which dedicates significant acreage to open space, parks, trails and recreational use.

The community’s nearly two dozen major community parks range from five to 20 acres and feature an impressive variety of recreational amenities, including 16 tennis courts, 14 baseball/softball/t-ball fields, 11 basketball courts, seven soccer fields, three sand volleyball courts, community centers and pools, a football field, outdoor roller-skating rink, and several interactive water-play structures and shaded picnic ramadas.

When it comes to parks and amenities, living in Summerlin is in a league of its own.

  • Arbors Tennis & Play Park
  • Cottonwood Canyon Park
  • The Crossing Park
  • Fox Hill Park
  • Gardens Park
  • The Hills Park
  • Mesa Park
  • North Tower Park
  • Oak Leaf Park
  • Oxford Park
  • Paseos Park
  • The Pueblo Park
  • Ridgebrook Park
  • Sagemont Park
  • South Tower Park
  • Spotted Leaf Park
  • Stonebridge Park
  • Summerlin Centre Community Park
  • The Trails Park & Pool
  • Tree Top Park
  • The Willows Park & Pool
  • Village Green Park
  • The Vistas Park & Pool


  1. Summerlin Community Centers:

Summerlin is home to four heavily-programmed, multi-purpose community centers for the exclusive use of community residents. The centers house Summerlin’s many classes, youth camps, resident meetings and special events.

Facility rentals are also available to residents for private functions including wedding receptions, parties, scout meetings and other special interest gatherings. The centers are often the center of activity in living in Summerlin.

  • The Trails Community Center
  • The Vistas Community Center
  • The Willows Community Center
  • The Gardens Community Center


  1. Summerlin Pools:

Swimming and water play are important recreational activities in Summerlin, especially during the hot summer months. Whether you’re interested in swimming laps or slipping down a slide, there’s a pool in Summerlin guaranteed to add a splash of excitement and fun to your summer.

  • Trails Community Pool
  • The Vistas Community Pool
  • The Willows Community Pool
  • Pavilion Center Community Pool
  • Aquatic Springs Indoor Pool


  1. Summerlin Golf Courses

Summerlin has ten community courses. One incredible backdrop. And with nearly 365 days a year of constant sunshine, there’s nothing stopping you. Summerlin holds one of the world’s first Jack Nicklaus-Designed Bear’s Best golf courses, and Nevada’s only two Tournament Players Club (TPC) courses.

Bear’s Best Las Vegas
Eagle Crest Golf Club – Sun City Summerlin
Highlands Falls Golf Club – Sun City Summerlin
Palm Valley Golf Club – Sun City Summerlin
Red Rock Country Club – The Arroyo Course
Red Rock Country Club – The Mountain Course (private)
Siena Golf Club
TPC Las Vegas
TPC Summerlin (private)
The Summit (private)


  1. Downtown Summerlin:

Downtown Summerlin is a 400-acre commercial space located in the heart of Summerlin, an affluent suburban area on the western outskirts of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Summerlin is the only master-planned community in Las Vegas with its own downtown, a stylish urban core bustling with city blocks of dining, shopping, entertainment, office space, and much more.

Downtown Summerlin includes:

The Downtown Summerlin Shopping Center (formerly The Shops at Summerlin Centre), or DTS Shopping Center is outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment district.

The shopping center provides about 1,600,000 square feet of retail space and 200,000 square feet of business space. The two major anchor stores are Dillard’s and Macy’s. In total, Downtown Summerlin is home to over 125 shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as a Regal Cinemas movie theater.

The area is bounded by Sahara Avenue to the south, CC 215 to the west, Charleston Boulevard to the north, and Town Center Drive to the east.


  1. Resort Hotels:

Living in Summerlin has 3 resort hotels.


  1. Summerlin Schools

Summerlin is home to more than two-dozen schools, including 11 nationally-recognized private schools and 14 public schools. Several colleges and specialized higher education facilities are also located in the community, ensuring learning opportunities for residents of all ages.

There are 9 public Elementary Schools, 3 public Middle Schools and 2 public High Schools in Summerlin, which is part of the Clark County School District.

There are also 11 Private Schools and 1 Charter School located in the Summerlin Master Planned Community.


  1. Summerlin’s Farmers Market

Most of the Farmers Markets in Summerlin are weekly, year round.

  • Farmers Market at Garden’s Park
  • Farmers Market at Tivoli Village
  • Farmers Market at Downtown Summerlin
  • Farmers Market at Bruce Trent Park


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