Detroit, Michigan natives, Jeff and Ann Feld, made a part-time leap to Las Vegas in 1998 after their two boys left the nest, purchasing a townhouse near Summerlin Hospital as a second home. Jeff’s busy veterinarian practice in Farmington Hills, where Ann also worked, made the couple frequent fliers between Las Vegas and Michigan.
By 2004, the Felds knew Summerlin was the place they wanted to be, so the couple upgraded to a single-family home with a backyard pool in The Vistas, perfect for visits from their four grandkids and friends fleeing cold Michigan winters. Fast forward to 2018, and the couple made yet another leap to become the very first residents at Trilogy by Shea Homes, a neighborhood of attached homes that caters exclusively to active adults ages 55-plus.
“We’ve never had so many friends and had so many opportunities to make new friends as we do now,” said Ann. “The lifestyle at Trilogy is so full, fun and active, and there is never a shortage of things to do, places to go or people to meet. Even taking out the garbage can turn into social hour, where I sometimes end up at a neighbor’s house for coffee.”
Jeff, a bona fide fitness nut, is known to take up to three or four classes a day at the Trilogy clubhouse, from yoga and tai chi to Pilates and aquatics. “It’s all in day’s work, only it’s not work, it’s fun and invigorating,” said Jeff. “We think twice about travel now because we don’t want to miss what’s going on at Trilogy and taking day trips with our friends to explore Las Vegas
A fan of the master-planned community concept, Jeff noticed right away when the couple first moved to Summerlin its beautiful and well-maintained streetscapes, trails and walkways. “Summerlin is clean and feels safe. We couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. And now with Downtown Summerlin, there is even more to do right in own back yard. It doesn’t get better than that.”
The Felds favorite spots at Downtown Summerlin? They include Lazy Dog, California Pizza Kitchen and Maggiano’s where the couple just held a party for Jeff’s 70th birthday.
“Summerlin is now our full-time home,” said Ann. “When Jeff and I were college students at Michigan State University so many years ago, we could never have imagined living in Las Vegas, but today, we are truly living our best lives right here in Summerlin at Trilogy.”