Buying New In Summerlin
With its recreational trails, proximity to Red Rock, sought-after school zones and seemingly countless parks, Summerlin is quickly becoming to Vegas what Scottsdale is to Pheonix. Summerlin residents also tend to love that the area offers some of the best dining and shopping options in the Valley--Downtown Summerlin, the coveted community’s newest addition, has brought in everything from Lululemon to Nordstrom Rack to a second location for a local hot-spot, Grape Street (go get their Penne Alla Vodka and thank me later).
It’s a small wonder, then, that I constantly hear from clients who want to start their home search in Summerlin before looking elsewhere. As Summerlin’s development spreads further west, we’re noticing a number of top builders offering some pretty great plans ready for the taking.
Buying new has a ton of perks, most of which are obvious (i.e. that unmistakable sense of comfort that comes from knowing your floors have never before been walked on by a stranger’s bare foot). But I also hear from clients who love the fact the entire house in under warranty because everything is brand new. Others are noticing that outdoor living spaces are (finally!) making a comeback in new plans. And the eco- (and economically-) conscious buyers tell me they're drawn to the fact that 2015 floor plans are dripping in energy-efficient features. Above all of these though, almost every new homeowner’s favorite buying-new perk seems to be the fact that you can customize every and anything (fixtures, flooring, paint, cabinetry, etc.) to your liking.
My Team's Top Picks:
- Altura by the Toll Brothers: A gated community of 119 two-story homes in Summerlin’s Paseos Village (near the west end of Alta Drive), Altura offers plans that range from 3842-4237 sq. ft., with 4-7 bedrooms and--get ready for it--4.5-6.5 baths. What we love about this one? Three-car garages are standard among all four home designs, and dual master suites are among your customization options. Pricing is in the mid- to upper-600 range.
- Belmonte by Woodside: Located in Paseos Village, Belmonte offers three home designs that range from 3,202-3,934 sq. ft,. with 4-6 bedrooms and 3.5-5 bathrooms. We love that these plans offer energy-smart options. Pricing ranges from the upper 500s to low 600s.
- Ceilo DIamonte by Woodside: Located in Mesa Village (near the south end of Hualapai Way across from Bishop Gorman) right at the base of the mountains, Ceilo offers ten different floor-plan options that range from 2,102-3,498 sq. ft., with 3-6 bedrooms and 2.5-4.5 bathrooms. Homes range from the low 400s to mid 500s.
- Delano by Lennar: Located in Paseos Village, Lennar’s Delano development is a gated community offering new homes that are part of Lennar’s “Everything’s Included” package (granite countertops, high-end kitchen appliances and home automation come standard). There’s also the option to include a private suite equipped with kitchenette, living room, bedroom with walk-in closet, washer and dryer, bathroom and 1-car garage. Homes range from the mid to upper 500s.
That’s what I’ve rounded up for you today. Keep in mind that my list is just a snapshot of what’s available--we’ve also compiled a database of all the new homes in Summerlin that you can search for free here.