Monday, November 24, 2014

2014 Best of Summerlin Winners Announced

Beautiful Trails Amenities at Summerlin, Las Vegas

It was another record-breaking year for the Best of Summerlin competition as more than 3,500 votes poured in to name 12 popular venues throughout the master-planned community the “Best” in a variety of categories.

The Best of Summerlin competition celebrates the people and places that make the 22,500-acre master-planned community such a popular place to live, work and play. With 700 nominations submitted in September and October, this year’s competition featured a bumper crop of new finalists. This year’s winners are:





Best Park: The Willows Park

Best School Spirit: Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School

Best Place to Work Out: Parks and Trails

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant: BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

Best Happy Hour: Yard House

Best Restaurant for a Celebration: Vintner Grill

Best Locally-Owned Restaurant or Eatery: Rachel’s Kitchen

Best Doctor (or Veterinarian): Mathew Brooks, MS, DVM- Town Center Animal Hospital

Best Golf Course: TPC Summerlin

Best Small Retail Business (non-restaurant, 20 employees or fewer): Sweet Bubble

Best Large Retail Business: Costco

Best Community Event: Downtown Summerlin Grand Opening

“The community really embraced the finalists and the competition was fierce in some categories,” said Danielle Bisterfeldt, director of marketing for Summerlin. “Several finalists used social media and created their own marketing plan to drum up votes.  It was exciting to see all of the fun ways they were able to promote themselves throughout the competition.”

In addition to 2014 Best of Summerlin promotional materials provided to each finalist by The Howard Hughes Corporation, every location was featured on Summerlin’s Instagram page in The Adventures of Summerlin Sam. The promotional campaign created for the Best of Summerlin competition is now in its second year and features the community’s loveable jackrabbit mascot Summerlin Sam, a plush stuffed doll that visited the finalists for a photo op during the voting period.

“The Adventures of Summerlin Sam as a creative way for everyone to get a look at each finalist,” said Bisterfeldt. “This competition is about showcasing the best amenities, services, venues and events offered in this community, and Summerlin Sam is a fun way to do it. Congratulations to this year’s winners!”

PHOTO CAPTION:  The Willows Park on Desert Marigold Lane received the most votes for Best Park. The 12.7 acre park features a resident-only pool with water slides, children’s play area, lighted basketball court and ball fields and four oversized sculptures featuring storybook characters from Aesop’s Fables. 

About Summerlin:
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 bestselling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 6,000 acres still remaining to accommodate future growth within the master plan. The community is currently home to more than 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 150 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 22 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes and condominiums– priced from the $300,000s to more than $1 million. Custom homesites in The Ridges are priced from the $400,000s. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s. Visit for more information.

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