Organized in 1990 by Del Webb Corporation, Sun City Summerlin is one of the nation’s premiere adult communities nestled against the Spring Mountain Range and just minutes away from downtown Las Vegas and the fabled Las Vegas Strip.
Sun City is Del Webb’s first active-retirement development. It is home to over 12,500 residents aged 55 years and above.
According to the community’s main rule for age requirement, all residences must have at least one owner or occupant who is at least 55 years old and there should be no permanent resident under the age of 19.
Sun City has 7,779 single family, garden villas and patio homes built within the community’s 2,400-acre area. It boasts of three 18-hole golf courses: the Highland Falls, Palm Valley and Eagle Crest, which were all designed by professional golfer Billy Casper and architect Greg Nash.
All residents of Sun City are members of the Sun City Summerlin Community Association Inc., which owns and manages four social and recreation facilities: Mountain Shadows, Desert Vista, Sun Shadows and the Pinnacle.
Aside from the three golf courses and the social and recreation facilities, Sun City has three restaurants, outdoor and indoor pools, 13 tennis courts, craft rooms, card rooms, social halls, a 312-seat theater, exercise rooms with the latest hydraulic exercise equipment, bocci ball courts, a baseball diamond and spas.
The Tavern at the Falls and The Summit are just two of Sun City’s restaurants that offer a delectable cuisine.
Also located within the community are shopping destinations that all provide a good deal not only to the residents but also to guests, some of which are accessible by golf cart. Foremost of these are the Rampart Plaza and Smith’s Shopping Center.
There are also more than 80 social and recreational clubs organized by the residents, which cover a wide variety of interests.
Sun City Summerlin is surrounded by a booming economic district that boasts of a convenient shopping area, restaurants, resorts, major grocery chains, banks, public libraries, hospitals and other golf courses, giving the residents easy access to a lot of outside amenities.