Las Vegas is known for its warm, dry weather, and this is one reason for the growth in the city's residential population. With an average of 295 days of sunshine each year and low humidity, the climate is popular with both retirees and those who simply love to be outdoors. While summer temperatures are in the hundreds in the city, the higher elevation of West Summerlin keeps that community about 10 degrees cooler.
When complete, Summerlin West will offer a variety of recreational and public use facilities for its residents. The existing neighborhood parks are seven acres each and include open play areas, children's play equipment and picnic facilities. A 25-acre park will eventually be developed to include lighted softball fields, soccer fields, courts for tennis and basketball, plus a community center. There are also sites set aside for places of worship and public and private schools. Nearby Summerlin amenities include the Bear's Best Las Vegas golf course and seven other courses, retail centers, industrial parks and 90 miles of trails.
For any other type of entertainment, residents need only drive a few miles into the center of the city. The Las Vegas Strip offers a wealth of cultural activities, including fine art exhibits, theatre, live music, variety shows and more. One can also find the very best in shopping, dining and gambling. Tivoli Village, a retail destination that features unique, high-end clothing stores, boutiques and other retail shops, as well as fine restaurants recently opened, giving residents more options for shopping. Tivoli Village is located just south of Summerlin Parkway on South Rampart Boulevard.