Aerial view of Summerlin streets and homes in suburban Las Vegas, Nevada.

Summerlin

Summerlin is a 25,000 acre master planned community west of Las Vegas purchased by Howard Hughes in 1952.  The community was named in 1988 after Jean Amelia Summerlin, the grandmother of the billionaire land-developer.  The Howard Hughes Corporation maintains ownership of Summerlin, along with Downtown Summerlin (the community’s shopping, dining, and entertainment district) and the Las Vegas Ballpark-home of the Las Vegas Aviators minor league baseball team, which is named in Hughes’ honor.  Summerlin boasts approximately 230 parks, two dozen public and private schools, 9 public and private golf courses, and 3 resort hotels and casinos.

Current builders include Toll Brothers and Shea Homes.  55+ communities are also located in Summerlin including The Regency, Sun City Summerlin, and Trilogy.  Luxury home communities in Summerlin include: Red Rock Country Club, Eagle Hills, The Summit Club, Hills, The Ridges, and Mountain Trails.