Summerlin’s Vistas Village places strong emphasis on recreation

Fifteen home floor plans are selling at Kingwood, the final residential neighborhood in The Vistas Village of Summerlin. Floor plans include both one- and two-story homes ranging from 1,515 to 3,158 square feet and priced from the low $300,000s.

Upon completion, Kingwood will be home to two neighborhood parks and more than 325 homes built by three valley home builders. Kingwood Knoll by Ryland Homes offers seven floor plans ranging from 1,515 to 2,224 square feet and priced from the low $300,000s. Kingwood Crossing by William Lyon Homes offers four floor plans ranging from 1,948 to 2,737 square feet and priced from the upper $300,000s. Crown Series at Kingwood by R/S Development offers four floor plans ranging from 2,426 to 3,158 square feet and priced from the low $500,000s.

The Vistas is an 815-acre European-inspired village that is home to 28 residential neighborhoods, as well as Linda Givens Elementary School and an Albertsons-anchored shopping center, Vista Commons. Recently opened businesses at Vista Commons include Mark Rich’s New York Pizza and Pasta, Wells Fargo Bank, Boston Cleaners and a Bank of America branch. Additional tenants will open in the retail center as construction is completed later this year.

The Vistas is home to three major parks, including The Vistas Community Park, a 20-plus-acre park that features Summerlin’s first football field, lighted softball fields with a concession building, lighted tennis and basketball courts, a group picnic pavilion and children’s playgrounds.

Other major parks in the village include two 7-acre parks, South Tower Park and North Tower Park, that bookend the north and south sides of the village. Both facilities feature children’s playgrounds, open play areas and picnic and barbecue areas. South Tower Park also features an interactive water feature.

The Vistas also offers dozens of neighborhood parks; miles of trails ideal for walking or running; and miles of the downtown-to-Red Rock Canyon bicycle trail, a favorite for both competitive and recreational cyclists.

Additional amenities, including a programmed community center and swimming pool, are expected to open in 2009, said Julie Cleaver, director of planning for The Howard Hughes Corp., developer of Summerlin.

Similar to Summerlin’s other community centers, The Vistas Community Center will offer residents a variety of classes that focus on health and nutrition, dance, arts and crafts, family and home and personal enrichment. Special classes will also be offered for toddlers and teens.

“No matter where you live in The Vistas, you have immediate access to dozens of social and recreational opportunities within walking distance of your front door,” Cleaver said. “With so many parks, trails and recreational facilities located here, it’s easy to see why The Vistas has been one of Summerlin’s fastest-selling villages. It’s a great place to live.”

Residents of The Vistas also benefit from proximity to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, located only a few miles west of the village. Red Rock Canyon adds scores of hiking and climbing opportunities that are unique to the Las Vegas Valley.

To visit The Vistas Village from Interstate 215, the Las Vegas Beltway, head west on Charleston Boulevard and make a right on Vista Center.

Developed by The Howard Hughes Corp., an affiliate of General Growth Properties Inc., Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 when the far western rim of the valley was still mostly raw desert.

Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with about 9,000 acres still remaining to accommodate future growth within the master plan, including the community’s urban core of Summerlin Centre.

The community is currently home to more than 95,000 residents with the population expected to eventually reach double that number. Amenities include more than 100 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of the Summerlin trail system, nine golf courses, houses of worship, shopping centers, medical facilities, business parks, 22 public and private schools and more than 100 actively selling floor plans.

Homes are available in a variety of styles — from single-family homes to townhomes, condominiums and lofts — priced from the mid-$200,000s to more than $2 million.

Custom home sites in The Ridges are priced from the $500,000s. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s.

For more information on Summerlin, visit or call 888-898-5015.

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