Summer Livin’ in Summerlin

There are currently 837 homes for sale in Summerlin, a master planned community in Las Vegas. Summerlin is nestled near the Spring Mountains and the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Homes for sale in Summerlin statistics

Between April and June 2011, 1388 Summerlin homes sold at a median sales price of $130,000.  That price is 3.1 percent lower than in the previous quarter (January through March) and 6.9 percent lower than the second quarter (April-June) of 2010.  In other words, there are great deals for buyers of homes in the Las Vegas community of Summerlin, where mountain peaks and tree-lined streets greet homeowners daily.

Indeed, homes in Summerlin are selling fast.  Compared to a year ago, Summerlin home sales increased by 42 percent. Of the 811 Summerlin homes for sale now, some are new builds and the rest are resale. 1681 Summerlin homes are in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process, which may make Summerlin homes affordable for first time buyers (and investors looking for a great deal on a Las Vegas home).

Neighborhood schools in Summerlin

When it comes to education, Summerlin offers more choices compared to other Las Vegas communities – a plus for families with children. Summerlin boasts 12 public schools, 13 private schools and 7 child care facilities.  Here is a sample of the public schools in the Summerlin community:

School Name Type Grades Rating (out of 5 stars)
D’Vorre & Hal Ober Elementary School Public K – 5 5
E.W. Staton Elementary School Public K – 5 4 ½
John & Judy Goolsby Elementary School Public K – 5 4
John W. Bonner Elementary School Public K – 5 4 ½
Linda Givens Elementary School Public K – 5 4
Richard H. Bryan Elementary School Public K – 5 4 ½
William R. Lummis Elementary School Public K – 5 4 ½
Ernest A. Becker, Sr. Middle School Public 6 – 8 4
Sig Rogich Middle School Public 6 – 8 4 ½
Wilbur & Theresa Faiss Middle School Public 6 – 8 4 ½
Cimarron-Memorial High School Public 9 – 12 4 ½
Palo Verde High School Public 9 – 12 4 ½
West Career & Technical Academy Public 9 – 10 na

 

Things to do in and around Summerlin

The Summerlin master planned community is 22,500 acres.  It offers a range of fun, educational, cultural, and outdoor experiences. Whether it’s the ballet or a jazz festival, performances of all types can be enjoyed in any of Summerlin entertainment venues. If it’s outdoors that you crave, then you will be happy to know that Summerlin contains more than 150 miles of trails – connecting to some of Summerlin’s 150 neighborhood parks.

Residents and visitors to Summerlin also enjoy:

  •  J.W. Marriott Resort, Spa and Golf – just one of Summerlin’s nine golf courses (Summerlin is also home to Nevada’s only two  Tournament Players Club courses)
  •  Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa – a great option in Summerlin for play or relaxation
  •  Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a recreational treat, right outside Summerlin’s doorstep. With 195,819 acres of protected  land (including a 13-mile scenic drive) and  more than 30 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking – it’s no wonder that this natural treasure is a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts.

If you’re interested in buying or renting a Summerlin home, or if you’re looking to sell your Summerlin home, give us a call today at 702-376-7379 or contact Shelter Realty here.  We have real estate agents ready to assist first time home buyers, investors, sellers, and renters.  (Also, click here to see a full listing of Summerlin homes for sale and rent.)