»Summerlin – a community for the 21st century«
Summerlin is a masterplanned community on the western edge of Las Vegas, Nevada. Built on an area where once industrialist, aviator and film producer Howard Hughes planned to establish an aerospace center, a new vision is materialized: the perfect city.
Living in Summerlin means a lot of rules to observe. Security and peace and harmony – »a community for the 21st century«, as the planners name it on their website. More than 200 families move to Summerlin every month. They flee from crime, earthquakes and other harassments of the major cities and seek the consistency of thick walls to live behind. Summerlin is the fastest growing and therefore most successfull masterplanned community in the United States.
Look-alike cities have been build in Europe and all other parts of the world. Summerlin – prototype of suburban living in the 21st century?