In 1952, Howard Hughes, Jr. acquired a 25,000-acre parcel along the then-barren western rim of the Las Vegas valley for a reported $3 an acre as a possible relocation site for his company. Ultimately, he chooses not to relocate, so the land sits dormant for more than three decades.
In 1988, plans are announced for Summerlin, a master-planned community named for the paternal grandmother of Howard Hughes – Jean Amelia Summerlin.
Today, Summerlin stands as one of the most awarded master-planned communities in the country ranking #1 in new home sales for over a decade. In 2002, the Urban Land Institute named Summerlin as its Community of the Year. In 2007, Summerlin was ranked as the #1 Best Place to Live and Play by National Geographic Adventure.
The unofficial theme for Summerlin living is “Active Lifestyle” and parks play a significant role. Every neighborhood is required to have its own pocket park and every village has at least one major community park. Summerlin has more than 150 parks, some with community pools, tennis, basketball, volleyball and bocce ball courts as well as softball, t-ball, and football fields. Summerlin residents also love the 150-mile- plus trail system and proximity to the entrance of Red Rock Canyon which lies just a mile west of Summerlin.
LasVegasRealEstate.com receives more inquiries on Summerlin than any other community in the Las Vegas valley.