- Summerlin, Nevada
Summerlin is a 23,400 acre (94.6 km²) planned community being built by
The Howard Hughes Corporation(now an affiliate of General Growth Properties) in southern Nevada, along the western rim of the Las Vegas Valleynear the Spring Mountainsand Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It includes a variety of land uses, including: residential, commercial, recreational, educational, medical, open space, and religious. As of December 2003, Summerlin's population was 84,350.
In the mid 1950s
Howard Hughespurchased convert|25000|acre|km2|0 through the 1990s Hughes Tool Company Nevada Operations. The Summa Corporationacquired additional holdings of undeveloped land along the western edge of the Las Vegas Valley. Much of this land was acquired for $0.25/acre ($62/km²) since it was considered to be worthless.
In 1987, Summa Corporation exchanged 5,000 acres (20 km²) of land adjoining Red Rock for 3,000 acres (12 km²) of land that would become Summerlin South.
Summa Corporation began construction of Summerlin, in Summerlin North, in 1990.
In 2004, The Howard Hughes Corporation exchanged more land along the mountains for additional land further into the valley, but adjoining Summerlin South. This was followed in 2005 by approval to annex over 900 acres (3.6 km²) into Summerlin South increasing the total area in Summerlin. 2005 also marked the printing of Summerlin's first newspaper, the
Summerlin is named after Howard Hughes' grandmother, Jean Amelia Summerlin.
Summerlin lies within two political authorities. The northern portion, north of
Charleston Boulevard, is part of the city of Las Vegas. The southern portion, south of Charleston Boulevard, is an unincorporated areaof Clark County, Nevada.
Since Summerlin is a planned community it is also managed by several
homeowners associations. Summerlin consists of villages like "the Gardens" or "the Vistas". Each village is made up of several developments, some gated and some not. Some communities have their own homeowner associations.
Summerlin consists of several major divisions run by master associations. The county portion is generally a part of "Summerlin South". The northern portion, east of
Clark County 215, is mostly "Summerlin North". The northern portion, west of Clark County 215, is "Summerlin West". There is also a village called "Summerlin Centre" which is the area between Sahara Avenue and Charleston Boulevard running from the eastern edge to Clark County 215. The age-restricted communities of Sun City and Siena have their own associations and are not part of the master associations.
Associations and villages
**The Hills North
**The Hills South
*"Sun City Summerlin"
**The Ridges Village
*"Red Rock Country Club"
Bicycle lanes are provided on most major roads in Summerlin.
All Summerlin communities have small pocket parks which are maintained by one of the Summerlin associations. All of these parks, not in gated communities, are available to all Summerlin residents. They do not offer activities, but usually provide a scenic place for walkers to stop and rest. The following parks are maintained and operated by the Summerlin Council and offer various activities as listed on their website. [ [http://summerlink.com/amenities/parks/index.html Summerlin Parks List] , Summerlin Council] :
The Arbors Tennis and Play Park
Community Park(Two soccer fields)
Cottonwood Canyon Park
North Tower Park(Chess tables)
South Tower Park(Water feature)
The Crossing Park
Gardens Park(Community center}
The Pueblo Park
Spotted Leaf Park
Tree Top Park
The Trails Park
Village Green Park
The Willows Park(Community center, swimming pool)
The following parks are maintained and operated by the City of Las Vegas:
The Hills Park
The Summerlin Sports Park
Bruce Trent Park
Bettye Wilson Soccer ComplexAll neighborhoods include mini parks that are not listed above. As of mid 2006, there were over 100 parks and 9 golf courses within Summerlin.
The following pools are maintained and operated by the Summerlin Council:
*The Trails Pool
*The Willows Pool
The following pools are maintained and operated by the City of Las Vegas:
*Pavilion Center Pool
Many walking trails are provided through the community.
*Summerlines, October 2006
* [http://www.summerlin.com/ Summerlin Community web site]
* [http://www.summerlink.com/ Summerlin Council web site]
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