Best of Summerlin poll gets underway today

Summerlin, Las Vegas’ largest master-planned community, a development of The Howard Hughes Corp., launches its 2013 Best of Summerlin recognition campaign.

An interactive way to showcase Summerlin’s amenities, this competition has become a popular way to celebrate the icons, landmark places and popular venues for their contributions to the community, said Danielle Bisterfeldt, the master-planned community’s director of marketing.

Beginning today , community and valley residents can nominate their favorite Summerlin restaurants, parks and businesses for categories including Best Restaurant for a Celebration, Best Park, Best Veterinarian and Best Happy Hour. There are 12 categories.

“We want to acknowledge and reward those businesses that are actively enhancing the lifestyle promoted here in Summerlin,” Bisterfeldt said. “This is a fun way for people to explore the community and see what it is that makes Summerlin so special. If you don’t already have a favorite Summerlin park or a favorite place to go for happy hour, just take a drive through the beautifully designed neighborhoods, visit the community’s broad variety of restaurants or take a walk along the trails that wind through our 19 villages. Then go online and nominate your favorites. The Best of Summerlin is all about what makes this master-planned community such an exceptional place to live.”

Nominations can be made via through Aug. 31. All locations must be within the Summerlin borders for consideration, but anyone can submit nominations and vote. Once nominees are announced, voting will take place online through Oct. 12, with on-site voting kiosks available on the first day of the two-day Summerlin Art Festival, Oct. 12 and 13, at Summerlin Centre Community Park on South Town Center Drive. “Best of” winners will be announced at the festival on Oct. 13.

Summerlin began to take shape in 1990, and in the past two decades it has been ranked in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities by regional and national real estate research firms.

Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas Valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with about 6,600 acres still remaining to accommodate future growth within the master plan. The community is currently home to more than 100,000 residents.

Amenities include more than 150 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 26 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities and business parks.

Homes are available in a variety of styles — from single-family homes to townhomes, condominiums and lofts — priced from the $200,000s to more than $1 million. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $800s. Visit for more information.