63°F
weather icon Clear

Downtown Summerlin to celebrate Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day, and at Downtown Summerlin in the master-planned community of Summerlin, visitors are invited to express gratitude to Mother Earth.

Starting April 19, Downtown Summerlin visitors can participate in an “act of love for the Earth” by posting their pledges on an oversized Instagram-worthy globe mural near H&M. Whatever your Earth-loving promise — from recycling more to reducing your carbon footprint — put it on a Post-it for everyone to see. The display will be up until month’s-end.

The Howard Hughes Corp., developer of Summerlin and Downtown Summerlin, has a long history of working with local nonprofit, Green Our Planet, to install and maintain gardens at Summerlin schools throughout the community that are used as hands-on teaching tools for students to learn about biology, botany and even math.

In keeping with that commitment to populate the Earth with more gardens, Downtown Summerlin is once again working with Green Our Planet, which will help to create a garden at the property — but with a special twist!

It will be a pollinator garden filled with plants that attract monarch butterflies, providing them a much-needed resting place on their long migrations to and from Southern California. The Downtown Summerlin pollinator garden will include a caterpillar video series connected to a virtual fundraiser for Green Our Plant, an organization that teaches students to love and care for the planet through comprehensive STEM school garden and hydroponics programs throughout Southern Nevada and the U.S. Check out Summerlin.com for more details on this new activation and how you can support it.

Also, Downtown Summerlin will pay tribute during April to the lives of five local cyclists who lost their lives in a tragic accident on Dec. 10. The property will have five “ghost bikes” on display throughout the Dining Arroyo to memorialize the victims and help bring awareness to the importance of cycling safety. The display, which will include reminders and tips on sharing the road for both motorists and cyclists, will run throughout the month of April.

Now entering its 31st year of development, Summerlin delivers more amenities than any other community in Southern Nevada. That includes more than 250 parks of all sizes; resident-exclusive community centers, pools and events; 150-plus miles of interconnected trails; 10 golf courses; 26 public, private and charter schools; a public library and performing arts center; Summerlin Hospital Medical Center; houses of worship representing a dozen different faiths; office parks and neighborhood shopping centers.

Downtown Summerlin offers fashion, dining, entertainment, Red Rock Resort and office towers. City National Arena is home to the Vegas Golden Knights’ practice facility. The Las Vegas Ballpark is a world-class Triple-A baseball stadium and home of the Las Vegas Aviators.

Summerlin offers more than 140 floor plans in nearly 30 neighborhoods throughout nine distinct villages and districts. Homes are available in a variety of styles — from single-family homes to town homes, priced from the low $300,000s to more than $1 million.

For information on all actively selling neighborhoods, visit Summerlin.com. Download the Summerlin app from the Apple and Google App stores to search selling neighborhoods and explore loyalty experiences from Downtown Summerlin retailers and restaurants. Or, before you visit, call the builders to check on hours of operation. Phone numbers for each neighborhood are on Summerlin.com. While appointments are not required, they are encouraged.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
REAL ESTATE BRIEFS APRIL 10

The Howard Hughes Corp., developer of the Summerlin master-planned community, Downtown Summerlin, Las Vegas Ballpark and owner of the Las Vegas Aviators, the city’s professional baseball team of Triple-A West Minor League Baseball and affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, has announced the promotions of four executives.

Skye Canyon to host Chalk For Earth event April 16-22

In honor of Earth Day 2021, Skye Canyon will host its second annual, socially distant community event, Chalk For Earth on April 22. A sidewalk chalk challenge that invites residents to create an earth-themed chalk masterpiece on the sidewalk or in the driveway of their house, Chalk For Earth provides an opportunity to show community spirit and get creative.

Home prices spring forward amid tight supply

A recent Las Vegas Realtors report shows local home prices rising to another record and more homes being sold despite a tight housing supply.

Summerlin offers homes under $500,000 in more than a dozen neighborhoods

Summerlin has long been regarded as a premier place to live and a popular choice for the city’s influencers, professionals, captains of industry, celebrities and professional athletes. Yet, Summerlin is also a great place for first- and second-time homebuyers with dozens of floor plans priced under $500,000 now available in 13 neighborhoods throughout the community.

Trilogy Sunstone to hold second homesite release

On April 9 at 10 a.m., Pacific Standard Time, Trilogy Sunstone will host its second virtual homesite release to interested buyers on the VIP priority list. The first homesite release was successful, resulting in all available homesites being reserved by buyers. Interested buyers can call 877-221-3264 to schedule a virtual appointment with a community representative to register before the April 9 release. Only homebuyers on the VIP priority list will have the opportunity to purchase in the next release.

Is your tax sheltering strategy bulletproof?

Regardless of whether you invest in the conventional market or you participate in more sophisticated investments like real estate, we are all sitting in a world of unknowns right now. All politics aside, there are a couple things that are certain. First and foremost, at the end of the day, the trillions of dollars that will have been issued for pandemic relief will need to be paid back. Secondly, it can generally be agreed upon that the recourse for those relief dollars will be through taxes. The underlying question here is, what measures are you taking in preparation of this impending tax event?

Taylor Morrison puts down Vegas roots

Trustworthy. Passionate. Accountable. Over the past year, these three words have become everyday staples for national homebuilder and developer Taylor Morrison as they established roots in Las Vegas with the acquisition of William Lyon Homes in February 2020.

Custom Home Life sells out Unicorn Hills development

Custom Home Life, a Nevada-based designer, builder, and brokerage firm, announced that it has completely sold out all home sites inside the mega-luxury development of Unicorn Hills in Henderson at an estimated value of $9.450 million. The elevated residential community containing 15 Strip-view, hillside lots was closed in record time — roughly 120 days from official release (plus one earlier pre-sale).

KTGY wins design awards for Builder Chowa Concept home

KTGY Architecture + Planning, a leading full-service design firm focused on residential and mixed-use developments, sustainability and neighborhood revitalization in the U.S., has announced that it has earned 13 awards including one Platinum and seven Gold awards at the three recent National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) virtual awards events: Best in American Living Awards, Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards and The Nationals.