Summerlin is an affluent 22,500-acre (9,100 ha) master-planned community under development by The Howard Hughes Corporation in the Las Vegas Valley of Nevada near the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It lies partially within the city limits of Las Vegas, Nevada, and in unincorporated Clark County. Summerlin, named for Howard Hughes’ grandmother, Jean Amelia Summerlin, ranked as the country’s best-selling master-planned community for more than a decade by Robert Charles Lesser & Co. and continues to rank among the top ten best-selling communities in the country some 19 years after development first began. The community includes a variety of land uses, including: residential, commercial, recreational, educational, medical, open space, and cultural.
With an average household income of $128,000, the community is among the most affluent communities in Nevada. In 2014, Summerlin was named one of the “Best Places to Live in America” by Money.
The community is currently home to more than 150 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of the Summerlin Trail System, nine golf courses – including Nevada’s only two Tournament Players Club courses, TPC at Summerlin and TPC Las Vegas, more than a dozen houses of worship, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and 26 public and private schools. The Summerlin Trail System includes five types of planned trails: street-side, village, bike, regional and natural.
The community offers homes in a variety of styles and prices to create a true multi-generational community. As of January 2009, the community has approximately 9,000 acres available for development. Bicycle lanes are provided on most major roads in Summerlin. As the gateway into Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the community is frequented daily by scores of cyclists making their way to the Conservation Area and using the community’s extensive trail system. Most Summerlin neighborhoods have small pocket parks that are maintained by one of the Summerlin associations which make up a system of almost 150 parks. Large community parks, which are available for use to all Summerlin residents, are located throughout the community.