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Summerlin’s recreational amenities draw buyers

Thousands of Summerlin residents are taking advantage of the community’s award winning recreational amenities to meet health and fitness goals for the new year.

"Summerlin has a well-established reputation of attracting healthy, active residents," said Kevin Orrock, president of Summerlin and executive vice president of master-planned communities for The Howard Hughes Corp., developer of Summerlin. "This isn’t simply by chance. Summerlin’s master plan incorporates more recreational amenities than any other community in Southern Nevada. And Summerlin’s location, adjacent to the 200,000-acre Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, boasts thousands of hiking, cycling and climbing options that further encourage outdoor play and recreation ."

The community’s 150-plus mile trail system is the community’s most valued outdoor amenity because of its varied uses and universal appeal. Runners, walkers and cyclists use the trail system, which connects neighborhoods to other major community amenities, such as parks, schools and retail centers .

Summerlin’s 150 parks provide recreational offerings designed to accommodate the varied athletic interests of the community’s 100,000 residents. Popular amenities include playgrounds, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, baseball/softball, soccer and football fields, open play areas and pools. The parks also support the community’s sports programming and athletic leagues for soccer, baseball, softball, T-ball and football.

Many events in 2013 will highlight the community’s active lifestyle . The Summerlin Half Marathon is set for April 13, while Tour de Summerlin, an annual noncompetitive cycling event, is April 20. Both events are open to the public. Additional event details are available at www.summerlin.com.

Additional activities, including 5K runs and athletic competitions, are coordinated exclusively for Summerlin residents by The Summerlin Council, the nonprofit arm of the Summerlin Community Association that oversees the community’s social, recreational, cultural and educational programming.

Summerlin is also home to fitness facilities and sporting clubs for those seeking indoor recreational offerings .

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 .

Homes are available in a variety of styles priced from the $200,000s to more than $1 million. Custom-home sites in The Ridges are priced from the high $200,000s. Visit www.summerlin.com for more information.

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