Imagine a place where you can golf, swim and bask in the sun while meeting new friends. A laid-back, fun lifestyle where you get the enjoy the best experiences and memories during your golden years. A retirement community that’s just 20-minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, yet brimming with its own opportunities and amenities.
We’re talking about Sun City Summerlin, a 55 and over community in Las Vegas, Nevada. Located on the west-side of Vegas within the master-planned Summerlin community, this retirement community offers something for everyone. The following article explores what’s drawing retirees to Sun City Summerlin.
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Why Retire in Sun City Summerlin?
As one of the largest 55+ communities in Las Vegas, Sun City Summerlin boasts plenty of amenities, activities and places to live. There are four clubhouses and three golf courses in the community. Plus, it’s located minutes away from Downtown Summerlin®, Red Rock Canyon and only 20-minutes from downtown Las Vegas.
One of the best parts about living here is you get to be surrounded by other similarly aged people, many who might share the same interests as you. You don’t have to worry about noisy kids or mischievous teenagers, since the community is age restricted.
The community facilitates events and activities for socializing and making new friends during retirement, a key component to living happy in your elder years. Besides, you don’t want to be stuck in the same neighborhood you’ve always lived in for the rest of time, do you?
Below, we’ll discuss several of the reasons for moving to Sun City Summerlin. From your choice of real estate and things to do in the community to what’s nearby, here’s an insider’s look at retiring in this 55+ community.
Real Estate Options
Developed by renown retirement community builder Del Webb, Sun City Summerlin has more than 7,700 homes, townhomes and condos. It’s spread across 2,530-acres, so there’s plenty of space to handle the population.
These are single-story homes typically ranging from 1,000 to 3,000+ square feet in size. Homes in Sun City Summerlin often start in the $300s and can exceed $1 million for the nicest luxury homes. Two of the most sought-after choices for real estate in Sun City Summerlin are golf course properties and homes with views of the Las Vegas Strip.
One thing you’ll need to remember and budget for are the HOA fees in Sun City Summerlin, which are approximately $137 per month.
Things to Do in Sun City Summerlin
A major attracting force in this community are the resort-style amenities in Sun City Summerlin. There are four community centers/clubhouses here: Mountain Shadows, Desert Vista, Sun Shadows, and Pinnacle. These centers boast amenities and activities including:
- Outdoor and indoor swimming pools and spas
- Fitness centers and studios
- Tennis courts
- Pickleball courts
- Bocce ball
- Computer rooms
- Card rooms
- Social clubs
- Meeting rooms
- Massage room
If you like to play golf, this is the retirement community for you! Sun City Summerlin has three golf courses that accommodate all skill-levels. Eagle Crest is a shorter executive course that offers fun play and great views of the Las Vegas valley. Palm Valley and Highland Falls are both longer 18-hole courses that challenge even the best golfers.
Sun City Summerlin has three restaurants within the community where you can get breakfast, lunch or dinner. The community has more than 80 social clubs and associations you can join to stay engaged or pursue hobbies in your later years.
Near the Community
Living at Sun City Summerlin places you nearby some of the best areas of Las Vegas. There’s so much to do and experience that you should never run out of things to do!
While Vegas is famous for The Strip with its 24/7 entertainment, dining and nightlife, there’s plenty to do off the Strip, as well. Near Sun City Summerlin is Downtown Summerlin®, which boasts 125+ stores and 30+ restaurants. For healthcare, Summerlin Hospital Medical Center is just a short drive from Sun City Summerlin.
The Summerlin community itself shares 250 parks and 150+ miles of paths/trails for walking and biking. Red Rock National Conservation Area, with the stunning red rocks of Las Vegas where you can hike, bike or drive a 13-mile scenic loop, is just minutes away. Further to the northwest about 45-minutes by car, is Mt. Charleston and Lee Canyon, where you can ski during the winter.
Conclusion to Retiring in Sun City Summerlin
If you’re searching for a great place to retire in Las Vegas, look no further than Sun City Summerlin. Between the outstanding amenities, location and real estate options, there’s something for all retirees and snowbirds to enjoy here.
The best thing you can do next to determine if it’s the right place for you is to come and visit the community. Then you will really know if you’ll be the next person retiring in Sun City Summerlin!