The idea of buying a home in Las Vegas may seem pretty wild, but for those of you looking for a perfect combination of luxurious and laid back, Summerlin is hands down your best option. This master-planned community, located in Southern Nevada, is known for its beautiful scenery and great weather. If you consider buying a home in Las Vegas, Summerlin should be a top option on your list and here’s why.
You and Your Family Belong in Summerlin
History of Summerlin
In 1952, billionaire Howard Hughes purchased 25,000 acres of land in an effort to relocate Howard Hughes Corporation from California to Nevada. This land was bought for $3 per acre (what a steal). After 30 years and a shift in Howard’s company, the production of Summerlin began. The Summerlin Parkway, which provides a magnificent entrance to this community, was finished in 1990. The first community was developed in 1991 leading to Summerlin’s first residents officially moving in. Afterward, development skyrocketed at a record pace. For ten years (1997-2007), Summerlin was the number one selling community for new homes in the United States! It consistently made the top 25 list of best selling communities in America even after the real estate downturn in 2007.
If you’re not from Las Vegas, you’re probably wondering “is Summerlin safe?”. The overall crime rate in Summerlin is 50% lower than the national average. It is one of the newest towns in Las Vegas that consists of gated communities with 24/7 security patrols.
Designed for the active adult lifestyle, Summerlin has bicycle lanes on most major roads as well as wide sidewalks that encourage a safe outdoor walk with the family. There are over 150 neighborhood community parks, many of which have swimming pools, basketball courts, tennis courts, and baseball fields. Let’s not forget about the nine luxurious golf courses or 150 miles of breathtaking trails to explore.
Over two dozen schools reside in Summerlin. This including ten nationally-recognized private schools, top-rated public schools, and charter schools. Summerlin also offers further education with two colleges, Roseman University of Health Sciences and a satellite campus of the College of Southern Nevada. Specialized higher education is also available at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Each of these schools, both public and private, have a well-established academic track record that consists of many accomplishments, athletic achievements, and cultural accolades
Residents don’t have to travel to the strip or downtown Las Vegas to find fun nightlife. There are four casinos located right here in Summerlin. The casinos are Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, Suncoast Casino, J.W Marriot Resort & Spa, and Rampart Casino. These casinos offer generous rewards programs like free meals and drinks! Besides casinos, Summerlin has over 200 restaurants and bars/pubs for you to choose from! “Should I move to Summerlin?” The answer is yes!
Make the Right Move with The Brendan King Group
If you’re in the market for buying a home in Las Vegas, The Brendan King Group will find you the house you’ll love at a price you’ll love even more. We have a great selection of Summerlin homes for sale! For more information on the luxury homes, we have to offer, contact us today!