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Summerlin South, Fastest Growing City in Nevada

Updated on July 27, 2017
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Red Rock Canyon, just west of Summerlin South.
Red Rock Canyon, just west of Summerlin South.

Summerlin Spreads to the South and West

BusinessWeek named Summerlin South the fastest growing city in Nevada for 2010 and it has continued to grow quickly in subsequent years. While the community is unincorporated, it is part of a trio of planned communities begun by Howard Hughes in the mid-20th century.

Summerlin South contains several smaller villages: The Gardens, Mesa, Ridgewood, Summerlin Centre, Ridgebrook, The Rridges, and The Willows. The community begins at the Las Vegas city limits, east of Route 159.

Part of each Summerlin community (North, South, and West) features upscale retirement living. In fact, more retirees move to this part of Nevada than into the rest of the state combined.

Younger families are also moving in, along with new businesses. Summerlin South is the most popular of the three sister communities.

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East of Red Rock Canyon, West of Las Vegas

Clark County Progress

This Summerlin communitiy's housing developments are governed by its homeowners association, the South Community Association, but is officially overseen by the Clark County Commissioners.

The village's real estate division reported that the population increased from around 3,700 in 2000 to over 25,000 by the summer of 2017. BusinessWeek previously reported a population increase of 664% from 2000 to 2010.

The community offers many recreation facilities, its large Grand Ballroom, and a full golf course, as well as other attractions. residents need to have a community ID card.

Recreation and Green Space

The North, South, and West villages share over 20 parks that are designed for relaxing, recreation, and specific sports activities. In fact, Howard Hughes Corp. found that the hiking and biking trails within these parks make a key point for selling residential properties early on.

One of the larger green venues is Gardens Park, with basketball and tennis courts, a roller hockey rink, a sand (beach) volleyball lot, children’s areas, horseshoe pits, and bocce ball and shuffleboard areas. The Gardens Community Center offers a year-around menu of classes and programs.

Other parks house baseball fields or outdoor barbecue grills, some having hiking and bike trails. Willows Park maintains a swimming pool for residents.

  • TPC Summerlin Golf: This complex hosts the annual Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament.
  • Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is located southwest of Summerlin South, across Route 159 and inside of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Several people owned the ranch, but one was the personality behind "Lum" of the "Lum and Abner" radio show of the 1940s. This was Mr. Chet Lauck, who named the ranch The Bar Nothing. He started a boy's camp with his family, built Lake Harriet for his wife, raised cattle, and built a small hydroelectric power plant called Boulder Dam, Jr.

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Wildflowers in Red Rock Canyon. A grey fox in Red Rock Canyon.
Wildflowers in Red Rock Canyon.
Wildflowers in Red Rock Canyon. | Source
A grey fox in Red Rock Canyon.
A grey fox in Red Rock Canyon. | Source
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Natural Sites to Visit

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Super Summer Theater is held here throughout the summer months.

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Red Rock Canyon Road, Las Vegas, NV 89161, USA
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Spring Mountain Ranch

Jobs Increasing with Residential Growth

A job search within a 25 mile radius of the center of the village has yielded a consistent 13,000 openings from 2013 through 2017.

The hotel resort industry headlined by MGM Resorts, automotive parts and service, and grocery stores are thriving. Healthcare centers are expanding, and the aerospace industry has gained traction west of Las Vegas.

Local grocery store chain now called Sprouts Farmers Market. Upscale grocery stores chains are expanding in the Summerlin villages.
Local grocery store chain now called Sprouts Farmers Market. Upscale grocery stores chains are expanding in the Summerlin villages. | Source

Top Job Listers for the Summerlin Area

  1. MGM Mirage Hotel and MGM Resorts International: Hotel amenities, dining, live entertainment, tours, gaming opportunities.
  2. Albertsons Grocery Stores; Sprouts Farmers Markets; Smith Food and Drug; El Super
  3. Pep Boys Auto: As the population increases, the number of vehicles also increases dramatically in this area.
  4. Caesars Entertainment
  5. UnitedHealthCare: Insurance
  6. Heartland Automotive
  7. University of Nevada at Las Vegas
  8. Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center
  9. Summerlin Hospital Medical Center: See highlights below.
  10. Bigelow Aerospace LLC.

Popular Healthcare Systems Employers

  • Summerlin Hospital Medical Center and Cancer Institute of Nevada - Summerlin Hospital is a For-Profit company owned by Universal Health Services, a top job lister for openings in Summerlin communities. For jobs openings specially at these faciltiies, see Summerlin Hospital Medical Center Jobs offered at RecruitingNevada.com
  • Mountain View Hospital - A local acute-care hospital pf the Sunrise hospital system in nearby Las Vegas. Very high-tech, the hospital ER will provide current waiting times for service if you text "ER" to 23000. The facility is very interested in Alzheimer's research and presents lecture open to the public on this and other topics.
  • Desert Springs Hospital - Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center earned the Gold Seal of Approval for Primary Stroke Centers and Diabetes Care from The Joint Commission, and Accreditation as a recognized Chest Pain facility. Senior Advantage is their ongoing health and wellness program for active 55+ people.

Higher Education for Jobs, West of Las Vegas

Sources

  • SimplyHired news and job listings, 2010 - 2017.
  • Sperlings Best Places: Summerlin South, Nevada. bestplaces.net/city/nevada/summerlin_south Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  • Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce. www.springvalleychamber.com/ Retrieved June 26, 2017.

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      True, Hello hello. These quiet things move mountains.

      ChristyJC - Thanks for Reading!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Hello, Patty, and thank you for your comback. I am sure quite a number of people quietely done all sorts of things. There are always some people who don't forget the right from wrong.

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      ChristyJC 7 years ago from Texas

      Well organized and highly informative! Great work! :D

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      @Hello hello - In comparison, it was comic how Arthur Schindler manufactured parts for the Nazis that were slightly the wrong size, if "Schindler's List" is factual on that point...

      @amulets - Thanks for reading!

      @Pamela99 - I look for as much information on these places as is available. Sometimes it's not even online. Glad you liked it.

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      This is a very interesting hub. I liked all the information you included. Nice job.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      I thought so and thank you for your come-back and information. It was interesting. It is amazing how the very rich ones are always falling on their paws, like the cat. The Krupp family were nothing supporting Hitler's war effort in manufacturing everything.

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      amulets 7 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks for the hub. You are great to share this info. Help us to understand the best job we can be working for.

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Vera Krupp is referred to an an heiress in a couple of websites, so she was perobably as you say, one of the industrial Krupps. She is also listed as a German numitions heiress. She apparently sold the ranch to Howard Hughes. I donlt know if the ranch was used in cinema.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Would you know if that actress Vera Krupp related to the famous Industrial Krupp? Or was it her stage name. Thanks for the helpful hub.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      That Vera Krupp, is she one of the Krupp family? They are a very industrial family.

      Thank you for a very helpful hub.

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      The Rope 7 years ago from SE US

      Great info and well laid out hub, Patty. Thanks for taking the time to share. (Wasn't Ms. Krupp's home used in several television shows?)