Summerlin Overview

Luxurious, convenient, quiet and tastefully designed, the Summerlin neighborhoods make up one of the popular and fastest growing master-planned communities in the Las Vegas area. Summerlin is located northwest of the Las Vegas center and stretches up to the very edge of the Red Rock National Conservation Area. From this elevation, residents can closely view the brilliant red sandstone formations of the surrounding mountains on one side, while having spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip, downtown and the entire valley on the other.

Seventy acres of Summerlin were set aside for schools and 250 acres for public facilities. Summerlin offers its residents more educational choices than any other community in Las Vegas with eight private schools and nine public schools (run by the Clark County School District, the 6th largest school district in the United States). University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Clark County Community College and the Community College of Southern Nevada are located in the city for those who wish to attain a degree in higher education.

When complete in 2020, Summerlin will cover of 22,500 acres or 36 square miles. The population of Summerlin, as of January 2005 was 91,072 and is expected to grow to support approximately 160,000 residents. Summerlin Residents have access to: 8 golf courses (designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Fuzzy Zoeller); the Pueblo Medical Center and Summerlin Hospital Medical Center (where over 200 physicians now practice, including board-certified doctors in more than 20 specialties); the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center; the Donald W. Reynolds Cultural Center (home of Nevada Ballet Theater); 16 churches; 3 Community Centers and over 150 miles of walking trails. Distinct urban shops and villages are also grouped around Summerlin Center which is the business and commercial center of Summerlin.

Industries that provide employment in the area include the arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services, educational, health and social services, retail trade and construction. Summerlin real estate consists of single-family detached homes, custom estate properties, condominiums and townhouses.

Red Rock Country Club

Red Rock Country Club is a 700-acre village adjacent to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area that overlooks the Las Vegas valley. The luxury, executive and custom home community is guard-gated and features two 18-hole championship Arnold Palmer-designed golf courses. Development on Red Rock County Club commenced in 1998 by Sunrise Colony Company after it purchased the property from The Howard Hughes Corporation.

  • The Mountain Course (private golf course)
  • The Arroyo Course (public golf course)
  • Clubhouse
  • Sports Clubhouse

The Ridges

Nestled against the picturesque foothills of the Spring Mountains, The Ridges village is one of the country’s most coveted guard-gated luxury communities. The nearly 800-acre village features luxury and custom homesite neighborhoods, a 9,000-square-foot private resident clubhouse and one of world’s first Jack Nicklaus replication golf course – Bear’s Best Las Vegas, a daily fee course that features copies of famous signature holes from Nicklaus-designed courses. The Howard Hughes Corporation commenced development on The Ridges village in 2000.

  • Seven custom homesite neighborhoods (five are sold out; Azure and Falcon Ridge are actively selling)
  • Executive Park at The Ridges (future)
  • Bear’s Best Las Vegas
  • Club Ridges (private)
  • Guard-gated

The Canyons

The Canyons is a 750-acre village designed around The TPC Las Vegas Golf Course, which features ruggedly dramatic desert topography and unparalleled mountain and city views. The Canyons is one of Summerlin’s most prestigious, exclusive villages and is characterized by impressive natural paseos and rock outcroppings. The Howard Hughes Corporation commenced development on The Canyons village in 1995.

  • Three custom home neighborhoods
  • The TPC Las Vegas Golf Course
  • JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Golf
  • Canyons Center (office)
  • Covington Cross Center (retail)

The Paseos

The Paseos is a nearly 400-acre residential village west of the 215 beltway with homes that draw their architectural inspiration from the Hacienda and Mission styles. The Paseos is best known for its paseo trail system that runs from the southern to the northern border of the village and its large neighborhood park. The Howard Hughes Corporation commenced development on The Paseos village in 2003.

  • The Paseos Park

The Vistas

The Vistas, an 800-acre European-inspired village, is situated just west of the 215 beltway on elevated topography that offers views of the Las Vegas Strip to the east and mountain views of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to the west. The village’s northern and southern entries are marked by parks and 48-foot clock towers, which have become famous Summerlin landmarks. The Howard Hughes Corporation commenced development on The Vistas village in 2000.

  • North Tower Park
  • South Tower Park
  • Linda Givens Elementary School (public)
  • The Vistas Community Park
  • Vista Commons (retail)
  • City of Las Vegas Fire Station No. 47
  • The Vistas Community Center and Swimming Pool (Future)

The Trails

The Trails is a nearly 600-acre village that is home to miles of the Summerlin Trail System, several residential neighborhoods and one of Summerlin’s most popular retail centers. The Howard Hughes Corporation commenced development on The Trails village in 1993.

  • Two custom home neighborhoods
  • The Trails Village Center at Summerlin (retail)
  • Summit Centre (retail and office)
  • The Trails Community Center and swimming pool (private)
  • The Trails Park (home of the Summerlin Little League)
  • The Trails Linear Park
  • 24 Hour Fitness Agassi Super Sport
  • The Merryhill School (private)
  • Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church
  • Summerlin Community Baptist Church
  • United States Post Office

The Hills / The Hills South

Summerlin’s first village, The Hills, is an almost 400-acre residential village known for its stunning tree-lined streets that have set the standard for landscaping throughout the community. The Howard Hughes Corporation commenced development on The Hills village in 1990.

  • The Hills Park
  • The Adelson Middle School (private)
  • The Adelson Upper School (private)
  • Ernest A. Becker, Sr. Middle School (public)
  • Milton I. Schwartz Hebrew Academy (private)
  • William R. Lummis Elementary School (public)

The Hills South village is a 700-acre village that features several residential neighborhoods, many of which are clustered around TPC Summerlin, the very first TPC golf course in Nevada and home course of the state’s only annual PGA TOUR event now known as the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The Howard Hughes Corporation commenced development on The Hills South village in 1991.

  • Three custom home neighborhoods
  • TPC Summerlin
  • Hills Center Business Park (office)
  • Hills Center North Business Park (office)
  • The Plaza at Summerlin (office)
  • Hills South Business Center (office)
  • Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center
  • The Donald W. Reynolds Cultural Center, home of Nevada Ballet Theatre
  • Lit’l Scholar Academy (child care facility)
  • The Shenker Academy (child care facility)
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Temple Sinai

The Pueblo

The Pueblo, a nearly 600-acre adobe-inspired village, is best known for its 62-acre linear park that offers walkers, joggers and cyclists some of the most beautiful desert scenery in Southern Nevada. The Howard Hughes Corporation commenced development on The Pueblo village in 1992.

  • The Pueblo Shopping Center (retail)
  • The Pueblo Park
  • Atria Seville (active adult living facility)
  • Destination at Pueblo (active adult living facility)
  • The Meadows School (private college preparatory school)
  • Richard H. Bryan Elementary School (public)
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School (private)
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
  • Summerlin Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Pueblo Medical Center

The Crossing

The Crossing, a 500-acre mixed-use village, is one of Summerlin’s largest business and commercial areas. It is home to the 110-acre Crossing Business Center, encompassing approximately 1.2 million square feet of office space. The village also features a variety of residential neighborhoods and abundant neighborhood amenities, including schools and parks. The Howard Hughes Corporation commenced development on The Crossing village in 1994.

  • The Crossing Business Center (office)
  • The Crossing Park (home of the Summerlin Youth Soccer League)
  • Oxford Park
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas
  • John W. Bonner Elementary School (public)
  • Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
  • City of Las Vegas Fire Station No. 7

The Arbors

The Arbors is a 1,200-acre village located on elevated topography just east of the 215 beltway. It offers residents an impressive view of the Las Vegas valley and is designed around a series of parks and paseos. The Arbors is home to a long list of educational, cultural and recreational neighborhood amenities. The Howard Hughes Corporation commenced development on The Arbors village in 1996.

  • Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Community Center (public)
  • The Arbors Paseo Park
  • The Arbors Sports Park
  • The Arbors Tennis and Play Park
  • Tree Top Park
  • Cottonwood Canyon Paseo Park
  • College of Southern Nevada; Bob and Sandy Miller High Tech Center at Summerlin
  • Palo Verde High School (public)
  • Sig Rogich Middle School (public)
  • E.W. Staton Elementary School (public)
  • Creative Kids Learning Center (child care facility)
  • Desert Springs United Methodist Church
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Hindu Temple and Cultural Center
  • The Heights of Summerlin (medical rehabilitation facility)

Summerlin Centre (Coming Soon)

Emerging in the heart of the community is Summerlin Centre, a 1,300-acre village that is taking shape as Summerlin’s urban core. Summerlin Centre combines the best of retail, hospitality, entertainment, office and residential elements. Designed to be a vibrant and influential social hub, Summerlin Centre will be a place where employment opportunities, great shopping, exciting dining and numerous cultural and recreational possibilities are all just footsteps from home. The Howard Hughes Corporation commenced development on Summerlin Centre in 1997.

  • Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa
  • Howard Hughes Plaza (office)
  • Corporate Pointe (office)
  • Canyon Pointe (retail)
  • Center Pointe Plaza (retail)
  • Charleston Auto Care Plaza (retail)
  • Summerlin Centre Community Park
  • Village Green Park
  • Clark County Fire Station #28
  • Las Ventanas at Summerlin (senior living facility)
  • Faith Lutheran Jr./Sr. High School (private)
  • The Shops at Summerlin Centre, a 1.5-million-square-foot regional retail center (future)
  • 500,000 square feet of Class A and general office space (future)
  • Career and Technical Academy (Opening Fall 2010)
  • Public elementary school site (future)

The Willows

The Willows is a 700-acre village that features abundant parks, tree-lined streets and lush green landscaping. The Howard Hughes Corporation commenced development on The Willows village in 1997.

  • One custom home neighborhood
  • The Willows Community Center and swimming pool (private)
  • The Willows Park
  • Willows Paseo Park
  • Spotted Leaf Park
  • D’Vorre and Hal Ober Elementary School (public)
  • Faith Lutheran Academy (private)
  • Sholom Schecter Day School of Las Vegas (private)
  • Children’s World (child care facility)
  • In The Beginning Child Development Center (child care facility)
  • Temple Beth Sholom (Conservative Temple)
  • Faith Community Lutheran Church
  • Carefree Willows (active adult living facility)

The Gardens

The Gardens is a 400-acre mixed-use residential and commercial village that features a distinctive garden-like setting. A mix of residential neighborhoods is situated around a central loop road that winds around a large community park. The Howard Hughes Corporation commenced development on The Gardens village in 2000.

  • Element, a non-gaming extended stay hotel
  • Nevada Cancer Institute
  • The Gardens Park
  • The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain (private)
  • The Gardens Plaza (office and retail)
  • The Gardens Community Center


Ridgebook is a 100-acre mini-village that features a park surrounded by four neighborhoods. The Howard Hughes Corporation commenced development on Ridgebrook in 2001.

  • Ridgebrook Park
  • John and Judy Goolsby Elementary School (public)

The Mesa

Situated on dramatic, elevated topography, The Mesa is Summerlin’s southernmost village to date and one of its most distinctive. The nearly 500-acre residential village, which is nestled against the Spring Mountains, features a desert contemporary architectural style. The Howard Hughes Corporation commenced development on The Mesa village in 2004.

  • Bishop Gorman High School (private)
  • The Mesa Park
  • Holy Spirit Catholic Church (future: services currently held at Bishop Gorman High School)

Reverence (Coming Soon)

Siena is a nearly 700-acre, age-qualified, resort-style community for individuals ages 50-plus. The guard-gated village features approximately 2,000 luxury single-story homes and villas. Lake Siena, a quarter-mile man-made water feature with 40-foot cascading waterfalls, adorns the community’s impressive entry. Development commenced on Siena in 1998 by Sunrise Colony Company after it purchased the property from The Howard Hughes Corporation.

  • Siena Golf Club golf course
  • Village Community Center
  • Health & Fitness Center
  • Golf Clubhouse

Sun City Summerlin

Sun City Summerlin is a 2,500-acre active adult community for individuals ages 55-plus. The village, which was developed by Del Webb Communities and is currently managed by its own community association, was completed in 1998.

  • Three 18-hole, semi-private golf courses: Eagle Crest Golf Club, Highland Falls Golf Club and Palm Valley Golf Club
  • Desert Vista Social Center
  • Mountain Shadows Social Center
  • Pinnacle Social Center
  • Rainbow Medical Center
  • Sun Shadows Community Center
  • Plaza North (retail)
  • Plaza South (retail)
  • Rampart Plaza (office and retail)
  • Smith’s Shopping Center (retail)
  • Mountain View Presbyterian Church
  • St. Andrew Lutheran Church
  • Sun City Community Church






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