So, you’re considering moving to Summerlin! Whether that big move is due to a work change or you just want a good balance of vibrant Vegas living and comfortable community living, Summerlin is a great place to put down some roots.

As the premier master-planned community in Las Vegas, Summerlin is a highly sought-after community for new residents. But it’s also much, much larger than it seems, and every neighborhood within Summerlin has its own unique feel.

We’ll help you narrow your home search by reviewing some key benefits of moving to Summerlin and listing the best Summerlin neighborhoods to live in.

Why Move to Summerlin?

Summerlin is a residential community in Clark County, Nevada. It’s situated on the edge of the Spring Mountains Red Rock National Conservation area, right along the western rim of the Las Vegas Valley. 

Summerlin is home to much more than just, well, homes. It also boasts over 250 parks, 150 miles of trails, nine golf courses, over two dozen public and private schools, 14 horses of worship, and three resort hotels, along with many recreational facilities, retail centers, medical facilities, and its very own downtown. It’s no wonder it’s widely known as Las Vegas’s premier urban and residential community.

But Summerlin isn’t just a great place to live near Vegas – it’s also gotten global attention. Summerlin has won awards for being one of the premier master-planned communities in the world. It’s known for beautiful, thoughtful, cutting-edge home design built by the best national home builders in the country.

Summerlin is a growing community that has been developing for over 30 years. This makes now a great time to move to Summerlin – it’s both well-established and vibrant with new growth.

Best Summerlin Neighborhoods for New Residents:

You’ve already made some good progress by narrowing down your home or apartment search to Summerlin. But you should know that you’ve still got some big decisions to make: Summerlin encompasses over 22,500 acres and is home to over 120,000 Southern Nevadans. 

So, before you call your Summerlin movers, your next task is to figure out where you’ll focus your Summerlin house search.

The community of Summerlin is divided into three associations: North, South, and West. Together, these associations oversee two dozen villages or smaller Summerlin neighborhoods.

Of course, the best Summerlin neighborhood for you depends on a variety of factors – whether budget, access, amenities, house size, or something else is most important to you when searching for a Summerlin home.

We’ll discuss the overall benefits of each neighborhood and list who each neighborhood is the best fit for. In no particular order, here are the very best Summerlin neighborhoods for new residents:

1. Redpoint

Why it’s great:

Redpoint is a brand new Summerlin village that’s actively selling now. Full of Spanish-inspired single-family homes in a variety of price points, with excellent walkability, gorgeous views, and plenty of planned park space, Redpoint is an exciting up-and-coming Summerlin neighborhood. 

redpoint square

Who it’s best for:

Families who need to move quickly and want a wider selection of new homes to choose from.

Where it’s located:

Summerlin West, off of Far Hills and the 215.

2. Kestrel

Why it’s great:

Another of Summerlin’s newest neighborhoods, Kestrel is actively selling brand-new homes now. Construction began in 2022, and new homebuyers can purchase a homesite and choose from multiple floor plans. Here, you’ll also find Kestrel Commons, which features a blend of single-family detached and attached homes with excellent connectivity and walkability.

kestrel

Who it’s best for:

Families looking to relocate soon who want a say in what their new home will look like.

Where it’s located:

Summerlin West, on the northernmost edge, south of Lake Mead Boulevard and west of the 215.

3. The Ridges

Why it’s great:

You’ve probably heard of The Ridges, possibly the most renowned community in all of Nevada. Home to some of the highest altitude and best views in the entire Las Vegas Valley as well as some of many celebrities and high-net-worth individuals, The Ridges is synonymous with luxury. 

The Ridges is bigger than it seems, with 15 different guard-gated neighborhoods and 980 luxury homes in total. Many homes have great views of the mountains and the strip, and some have golf course views or frontage as well.

Residents of The Ridges have access to bougie amenities, including Club Ridges, a fitness facility with a resort-style pool, tennis courts, and more. The Ridges is also home to the Bear’s Best golf course.

Ridges

Who it’s best for:

Wealthy homebuyers looking for luxurious single-family homes.

Where it’s located:

Summerlin South, west of the 215 beltway.

4. The Willows

Why it’s great:

The Willows is a desirable, central community with great amenities and many upscale homes at a more accessible price point. It’s a 731-acre mixed-use residential village with some guard-gated neighborhoods. It’s home to rails, pools, parks, water slides, and beautiful sculptures. Since it’s one of Summerlin’s larger neighborhoods, there’s often a good selection of homes for sale if you’re looking to buy.

Willows

Who it’s best for:

Active families who want access to great amenities and activities without a high luxury price point.

Where it’s located:

Summerlin South, just south of Downtown Summerlin

5. South Square

Why it’s great:

Location, location, location. Located near the 215 Beltway, South Square makes it easy and convenient to commute just about anywhere in the Las Vegas Valley. Though there’s plenty to love close to home – South Square is right near the Gardens Plaza, which features popular restaurants, cafes, and shopping. South Square is actively selling new homes now, with multiple floor plans available starting in the $500s.

South Square

Who it’s best for:

Commuters who need easy access to the Las Vegas Valley.

Where it’s located:

Summerlin South, near W. Flamingo Ave and Town Center Dr.

6. The Canyons

Why it’s great:

The Canyons is another of Summerlin’s largest neighborhoods at 754 acres. Often, a wide selection of new constructions and recently built homes are available to move into. The Canyons boasts tons of walking trails, luxurious golf course living, a world-class resort, and two major business centers. At the Canyons, you’ll find both single- and multi-family homes as well as custom and semi-custom homes.

If you’re primarily looking for condos, check out the Miravilla neighborhood in the Canyons village. They have single-story, midrise luxury condominiums with golf course views, guard-gated security, and resort-worthy amenities – think total luxury without the property upkeep!

Canyons

Who it’s best for:

Anyone who prioritizes amenities and/or is looking for a luxury condo.

Where it’s located:

Summerlin North.

7. Tournament Hills

Why it’s great:

Located within The Canyons, this exclusive neighborhood deserves an entry of its own. Golf fans, get ready to drool. This upscale, guard-gated Summerlin neighborhood gets its name from the golf course it’s built around – the award-winning Tournament Players Club, a famous golf course that hosts the PGA tour. Tournament Hills is known for privacy, lush greenery, and gorgeous views. It’s home to 130 custom luxury estates and mansions, most of which offer golf course frontage and views of the Strip.

Tournament Hills

Who it’s best for:

Wealthy residents who love to golf.

Where it’s located:

Summerlin North, in the Canyons village.

8. Sun City Summerlin

Why it’s great:

Sun City is one of the top adult communities in the world, with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains and the Strip. Sun City is an award-winning age-restricted community for active adults aged 55 and up. It has three golf courses and excellent amenities. Plus, it’s just a short drive from Vegas itself.

Sun City Summerlin

Who it’s best for:

55+ residents looking for an ideal retirement place.

Where it’s located:

Summerlin North, at the northernmost tip of the community.

9. Stonebridge

Why it’s great:

Looking for somewhere that feels even more tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Stonebridge is your best bet. With breathtaking views, tons of outdoor recreational opportunities, and desert-inspired architecture, Stonebridge feels secluded while still offering quick access to the rest of the valley. It’s also actively selling new builds, with 43 unique floorplans to choose from – more options than any other actively selling Summerlin village.

Stonebridge

Who it’s best for:

Families who love the outdoors and want to feel a bit more removed from the big city.

Where it’s located:

Summerlin West, along the community’s edge.

10. Red Rock Country Club

Why it’s great:

Red Rock Country Club is another large, highly sought-after luxury neighborhood in Summerlin. It’s an exclusive, private, guard-gated golf community that features two excellent golf courses, a members-only club with a storied reputation, and many single-family homes as well as impressive estate properties, many of which have golf course views.

Red rock country club

Who it’s best for:

Active people who love to golf and want to be near Summerlin’s exciting downtown area.

Where it’s located:

Summerlin South. Red Rock Country Club is very central, right next to Downtown Summerlin.