Regency designed for active adults

Regency by Toll Brothers, the first age-qualified community for residents 55 and older to open in Summerlin in the last 15 years, debuted at the end of April in Summerlin’s newest village, The Cliffs.

The staff-gated neighborhood near the intersection of West Sunset Road and South Hualapai Way will include more than 450 single-story homes in nine floor plans ranging from 1,600 to 2,400 square feet. Home prices start in the $400,000s.

Peggy Chandler, senior vice president of Summerlin, said development in master-planned communities always reflects the demands of the market.

“As the population ages, the volume of baby boomers is growing exponentially,” she said. “These are people looking to right-size their homes after their children have left home. They want to travel more and enjoy a more carefree, maintenance-free lifestyle.”

Another 55-plus community, Latitude by Newport Pacific Land Co., is expected to debut in Summerlin near the southwest corner of Town Center Drive and West Flamingo Road in early 2017. More than 350 homes in the 1,550- to 2,600-square-foot range are planned.

All nine floor plans at Regency have two bedrooms and offer personalized options such as casitas, dual master suites and covered patios.

Lisa Kells, principal and vice president of design at CDC Designs, the Costa Mesa, California-based design firm that oversaw the design of Regency, said the community caters to the active lifestyle of its residents.

“We wanted to make it comfortable and timeless for an active lifestyle rather than thinking in terms of retirement,” she said. “While a lot of these people are downsizing, they still want to feel great about their community.”

Bringing the outdoors in was important, Kells said, and each model home has an expansive outdoor space to show residents how they can create an outdoor oasis. “We wanted to make the exterior experience part of the interior and it also adds square footage to the home,” she said. “We wanted to make it feel like you’re living at a fabulous outdoor resort.”

Kells added that Regency also will have a 22,000-square-foot clubhouse and fitness center, which includes indoor and outdoor pools, lounge, game rooms, two multipurpose rooms for events and presentations, loaning library with computer stations and printers, demonstration kitchen and bocce, pickleball and tennis courts.

“Since many of the residents will become such good friends with their neighbors, they’ll have a space to hang out,” she said. “A communal environment in the clubhouse is so important when you have more time to spend there.”

Regency also will have a lifestyle director who will assist with space reservations as well as off-site field trips and monthly events.

Residents also can take advantage of Summerlin’s more than 150 miles of trails, community parks, three pools and four community centers, which offer activities such as language and exercise classes for adults, Chandler said.

“Our focus has always been on creating a carefree, low-maintenance lifestyle with activities that allow residents to be social and physically active,” she said. “Summerlin’s amenities are designed for residents of all ages.”

Homeowners association fees are $45 for the master-planned community of Summerlin and $209 for Regency, which includes the use of the clubhouse and front-yard maintenance, said Toll Brothers senior project manager Jason Willoby.

Kells said Regency will be a premier age-qualified community.

“We want to bring the active adult buyer into the world of options and opportunities by featuring something unique in each (model) home that will inspire them,” she said. “We’re trying to set that affluent luxury tone for those who want to live that lifestyle well into their mature years.”

Contact reporter Ann Friedman at or 702-380-4588. Follow @AnnFriedmanRJ on Twitter.

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