Some people think that the desert is a barren wasteland, but those people have obviously never seen Summerlin, Nevada. Summerlin is a true oasis located on the western edge of Las Vegas. Often billed as the best place to live for active and adventurous people, it is hard to deny the charm of the area.
The entire region is comprised of 250 parks, 150 miles of trails, and features stunning mountains as its backdrop. Every single activity you do in Summerlin is postcard-ready, and that’s just the start of an active and engaging lifestyle.
Seniors who want to not only enjoy their golden years but remain active and involved in life flock to the area by the dozens. In fact, many of the age-qualified communities are sold out with waiting lists.
The following is a brief overview of the luxury, 50 + and 55+ communities and age-qualified options for seniors who want a lively and animated lifestyle in Summerlin, Nevada. From modern homes to country club amenities, these active-adult communities are unmatched in their ability to cater to their residents.
Homes For Sale in 55+ Communities
Sun City Summerlin
Sun City Summerlin is just a few minutes away from the infamous Strip of Las Vegas, but you wouldn’t know it. The quiet age-restricted community spans over 2,530 acres and is home to adults aged 55 or older.
Despite having 7,779 homes, the luxury community is in high-demand and any openings fill quickly making it one of Las Vegas’ most sought after age-qualified communities.
The community features an array of single-family, patio homes, and garden villas all of which feature the breathtaking Spring Mountain in their backyard. The area is carefully designed to feature three golf courses and extensive green belt areas to highlight the natural beauty of the area.
Additionally, residents are encouraged to relax at one of four social and recreation facilities. Each of these facilities features outdoor and indoor pools, tennis courts, craft rooms, social halls, theatres, exercise equipment, and more.
While residents tend to visit their nearest recreation facility, there are over 80 social and recreational clubs offered in the community which allows everyone to indulge in their specialized interests with others who enjoy the same.
While you can head into the city for entertainment, there really isn’t much need as the area around Sun City Summerlin has grown exponentially over the past decade. There are now several public libraries, almost all major grocery chains, banks, shops, hospitals, entertainment resorts, and plenty of restaurants available to residents.
For those who still want to try their hand at lady luck, the public bus runs through the area into Las Vegas and offers a reduced senior fare.
The Siena stretches across 667 acres and is a luxury community tucked away behind a six-foot perimeter wall. There are only a few controlled entry points to the elegant oasis made up of about 2,000 homes. The homes are situated around an 18 hole golf course and elegant garden space.
Known as one of the most prestigious communities in Summerlin, the Sienna is a 50 and over, age-qualified community that offers all of the luxurious amenities of a resort to homeowners. In the center of the community is the Village Center, a 39,000 square foot Community Center that is the main meeting place for club and social activities.
The Village Center itself is a treat to enter due to its Grand Rotunda decor and Tuscan architecture. Inside of the center is the breathtaking Sunrise Ballroom that turns any event into a majestic, unforgettable evening.
There are also plenty of meeting rooms, arts and crafts space, a business center, billiard tables, card rooms, and a library within the Village Center.
Attached to the Village Center via an elaborate meandering pedestrian walkway around the lake is the 16,000 Health & Fitness Center. Inside of the center is a salon, weight equipment, locker rooms, steam rooms, indoor swimming pool, spa, outdoor heating pool, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, pickleball court, and bocce courts.
Trilogy is an active adult 55+ community in Summerlin. The entire community is made up of one level living townhomes. Just a few miles from the community is shopping and dining. The Outlook Club offers indoor and outdoor activities including swimming, pickleball, bocce ball, general fitness and more. The culinary kitchen is popular with the residents. The dog park and zen garden are also favorites in the community.
One of the finest gated communities in all of the Las Vegas area is the Regency at Summerlin. This is a 55 plus active adult community that is committed to providing its residents with as much activity and fun as possible. It’s in The Cliffs village in the Southwest area of Summerlin.
Carefree Senior Living at the Willow
The fairly new Willows Village is home to the Carefree Senior Living community which is an active adult community spread over 11 acres of land. The community features 300 apartment homes of various sizes and treats residents to a variety of amenities located within a 7,000 square foot clubhouse.
Inside the clubhouse is a library, office space, billiards room, community kitchen, on-site salon, and a fitness center. Outside is a community pool and spa, putting green, barbeque grills, and a bocce ball court.
The Atria Seville is a 6.1-acre retirement center that offers a variety of apartments to active adults looking for independent living or assisted living accommodations. Each apartment has a kitchenette, 24-hour emergency call system, and depending on the layout walk-in closets.
Located on the property are a variety of services designed to keep seniors busy. From dining to social activities and scheduled transportation, seniors have everything they need to be provided to them at the Atria Seville.
In their free time, seniors can plan family engagements in the private dining rooms, workout in the fitness room, relax in the library, shoot a game of pool in the billiard room, or have their hairstyles at the salon. There are also guest suites available.
The Heights of Summerlin
The Heights of Summerlin is primarily a rehab and healthcare center that works with many senior adults. It is a 24 hour licensed nursing facility that is designed for residents that need long0term care. The facility has 91 private rooms and 50 semi-private rooms along with a sub-acute unit with 26 private rooms designed for patients that need short-term rehab services before returning home from the hospital.
The adult rehab center offers its residents access to a barbershop, beauty salon, elegant courtyards, library, and occupational or physical therapy gyms. The rehab center is located at the Arbors Village.
Destinations at Pueblo
The Destinations at Pueblo is a gated senior living community that features 242 one or two-bedroom apartments. Each residence has its own washer and dryer, kitchen, and 24- hour emergency assistance. Opened in 2000, there is a very active resident services department that hosts cultural, educational, recreational, and social activities on a regular basis.
Transportation can be scheduled for residents of Destinations at Pueblo, and there is on-site banking and concierge services. Other amenities within the community include a luxury clubhouse, pool, covered parking, barbeque area, computer center, library, fitness center, and laundry room.
Royal Springs Healthcare & Rehab
The Royal Springs Healthcare & Rehab Center is a 4.2 skilled nursing home facility that features 15 private rooms, 174 semi-private rooms, and 36 split rooms. The facility is staffed by professional nurses and caregivers and is designed for short term and long term stays.
The facility has a wonderful wellness program and life benefits, transportation for residents, and on-site banking and business services. In addition, residents are welcome to visit the computer room, fitness club, library, barbershop, and take part in the pet therapy program.
Las Ventanas of Summerlin
Las Ventanas of Summerlin stands out as the only non-profit continuing care community in Nevada. It offers residents who need assistance access to senior residential living apartments, assisted living, and skilled nursing assistance all in one place. It offers the Life Care program to all residents which helps make continuing care affordable.
The continuing care community is made up of 198 independent living apartments, 60 assisted living suites, and 58 skilled nursing rooms. All of these rooms are housed within one facility that stretches across 17 acres in Summerlin.
Each senior living apartment has a washer and dryer, 24-hour emergency call system, storage areas, and walk-in closets. They are also internet ready. On the campus is the La Paloma restaurant that features a varied menu with a la carte selections for quick snacks. There is also a fitness center, community center, barbershop, and free transportation on site.