Three of Las Vegas developments were among the best selling master-planned communities in the nation so far this year, according to a new report from RCLCO.
Two of them, Summerlin and Inspirada, posted Top 10 worthy results, with Summerlin coming it at No. 7 and Inspirada at 9. Cadence, in Henderson, tied for No. 24.
California, Florida and Texas dominated the rankings, with Phoenix, Las Vegas and Utah showing growing strength. Topping the list was the Irvine development in Orange County, which sold 1,088 homes, up 10 percent.
Summerlin came in with 471 homes solds, a 26 percent jump. Inspirada posted 391 sales, up 36 percent, and Cadence had 231, which was actually a slight decline of 5 percent.
According to the report, communities that both connect residents and have outdoor and other amenities that create a sense of community and fitting into the environment are the buyers’ choices. That fits the paths and views at Summerlin and Cadence and the spine of parks in Inspirada.
It read: “(C)onsumers prefer to live in neighborhoods with meaningful connections to their surrounding environment, reflected in the increased use of shared public spaces in many MPCs that facilitate both serendipitous and planned interactions among neighbors. Amenities that allow consumers to engage with both each other and the outdoors are being used to attract buyers by fostering a greater sense of community connectedness.”
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