Saturday, June 20, 2015

Summerlin's Resident-Only Events Enhance Community Lifestyle

With nearly 20 actively-selling neighborhoods offering a wide variety of home home styles in a range of sizes and price points, Summerlin, now into its 25th year, continues to attract families and residents as one of the valley’s best places to live, according to Danielle Bisterfeldt, director of marketing for Summerlin. 

“But it’s not just beautiful homes by the valley’s premier builders that entice homebuyers,” said Bisterfeldt,  “It’s the quality of life created by a robust calendar of events and activities that help the community earn top marks as a vibrant place to live.” 

According to Randy Ecklund, executive director of the Summerlin Council, events have been programmed for residents since 1997 as a way to enhance the sense of community and belonging in this incredible community.  “Seasonal celebrations like the Egg Hunt, Pumpkin Festival, Hometown Holidays, Firecracker 5K and the Friday Nite Live summer concert series are part of what residents get when they buy a home here,” said Ecklund. “These events quickly become traditions for Summerlin families and are often the centerpiece of many family memories. In Summerlin, you don’t just get the house, you get the community and the lifestyle – that’s quite a package.”

A dedicated staff at the Summerlin Council, the non-profit arm of the Summerlin Community Association, plans and executes these events, functioning similar to a city’s parks and recreation department. 

In addition to seasonal events, Summerlin also offers its residents a variety of classes and programming at three community centers and two resident-only pools.  A fourth community center with a pool will open later this year in The Vistas village.  Children and adults can take classes in swimming, martial arts, Pilates, jewelry making, dog training, CPR and more. Summerlin sports leagues and summer camps also attract large numbers of children and adults, providing year-round fun and healthy, outdoor activity.

The only master-planned community in Southern Nevada with a true urban center, Summerlin welcomed in 2014 the 106-acre fashion, dining and entertainment destination of Downtown Summerlin which has quickly become a hub of activity for both residents and the entire valley.  Major events open to the public like Tour de Summerlin, a cycling event offering 40-, 60- and 80-mile routes; and the Summerlin Half Marathon, started and ended in Downtown Summerlin in April.  The Summerlin Festival of Arts, celebrating its 20th year October 10th and 11th will also be held in Downtown Summerlin.

For more on Summerlin’s amenities and new homes opening this year, visit or search “Summerlin” in your app store for the free new home finding app.

Photo Caption: The Summerlin Council organizes events for Summerlin residents year-round. The July 4th Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade is a signature community event that is free and open to the public.

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.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC and is headquartered in Dallas, TX. For additional information about HHC, visit

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