Sun City Summerlin is located in an ideal location, mere minutes from the glamorous action of downtown Las Vegas and the fabled Strip, but it nestles against the Spring Mountain Range, at an altitude of over 3,000 feet. Among the 7,779 homes (which include single family, garden villas and patio homes) are extensive green belt areas, three 18-hole golf courses and extensive recreation facilities.
In addition to the 3 Billy Casper / Greg Nash golf courses and 3 restaurants, there are 4 social and recreation facilities: Mountain Shadows, Desert Vista, Sun Shadows and the Pinnacle. They incorporate outdoor and indoor pools with spas, 14 tennis courts, 2 paddle tennis courts, craft rooms, card rooms, social halls, a 312-seat theater, exercise rooms with the latest hydraulic exercise equipment, 8 bocce ball courts, 1 racquetball court, miniature golf course and a softball diamond. More than 80 resident-organized social and recreational clubs cover a wide variety of interests.
The immediate area surrounding Sun City Summerlin has seen phenomenal growth, with convenient shopping, banks, two public libraries, major grocery chains, two new hospitals, neighborhood entertainment resorts, many restaurants and other golf courses. Public bus transportation goes through Sun City Summerlin and a reduced senior fare makes it convenient to reach any Las Vegas destination.