By Hal DeKeyser
Retirees looking for that active lifestyle with single-story, easy-living or entertainment lifestyles near the edge of luxury living might visit the Toll Brothers’ Regency active adult community in the southern part of Summerlin.
The 458-home community perched above the valley floor offers view lots, a fabulous activity center, nine different and innovative floorplans that have features like free-flowing indoor-outdoor living, incredible enclosed outside spaces — and even a casita surrounded by a moat.
“Regency is a country club-esque boutique little active adult community, without the overhead of a golf course that may or may not stay,” said Ernie Alegre, sales manager. “So they have all the amenities of country club living without the overhead.”
As is customary with Toll Brothers, the models are decked out with high styling upgrades, many of which are not offered, that show what an owner can do to turn an already comfortable home that is anything but cookie-cutter into a fabulously comfortable and fun home. The models you visit would cost much more than the base prices stated, but they give you ideas about what these places could be … if you’re willing and able to add those features.
A nice, and unfortunately uncommon, feature at Regency is that while the houses have some common features like indoor-outdoor flow, they don’t look alike. So you wouldn’t be living in a neighborhood where you had to remotely open the garage door to know which house is yours.
When I first saw Regency in its early stages, my favorite feature was the bar in the first model, an interior courtyard gathering place between the master and the guest suite that right off the public living space (see main photo). The indoor-outdoor flow works three or four different ways.
The nine floorplans all have adequate to amazing public space in the kitchen and family room areas that give an open feeling and offer plenty of comfortable space to live and entertain. (See below for more photos and descriptions.)
A flex room could be a glass-enclosed office.
Homes were designed for the inside-outside living common in Las Vegas, with optional sliders that allow people to flow easily from kitchen/great room to patio to ramada to outside bar. It is comfortable and desert casual, yet functional and luxurious. The inside-outside flow is high among these homes’’ best features.
Expansive activity center
A major selling point to the community is the 22,000 square foot activity center, which includes a huge outdoor pool, a heated indoor pool, an equipment-filled exercise room, pickleball and other courts, a pool and game room, a kitchen that allows for cooking lesson and demonstrations and meeting space.
“Our activities and our clubhouse are really the heart of our community,” Alegre said. Residents tend to be active adults with a capital A, he said. There also are tennis courts, bocce ball courts, plus 150 miles of hiking and biking trails nearby.
“They’re gym rats. They’re always swimming. They’re always working out,” he said. “We always see them walking.”
Both the indoor and outdoor pools are massive, and having both offers options no matter what time of the year.
“You can do water aerobics or swim laps on Christmas morning,” Alegre said.
An activity director puts together programs based on what the residents want. Some of it revolves around exercise, like Pilates and yoga, and some is more cerebral, like a book or chess club. Some is hobby-based, like the cooking club. There are cocktail parties, pool tournaments, day trips, philanthropy and golf outings. And more, depending on resident demand.
“The homeowners will lead, and the lifestyle coordinator will make it happen,” Alegre said.
By mid-year, more than 125 homesites had been sold, and Alegre estimated that the development has another three or three and a half years before build-out.
Regency is off of Hualapai south of Sunset at 6739 Regency Ridge Court.
Here are the collections and homes originally offered:
Three single-story plans from 1,665 to 1,792 square feet, with two bedrooms, two bath and oversized two-car garages. They have large great rooms plus outdoor living and covered patios. It also has flexible spaces for formal dining, optional bedrooms or dens.
Homes run from 2,235 to 2,659 square feet with two bedrooms, two and a half baths and oversized garages. Like all the homes here, the outdoor spaces are great and convenient, with big covered patios and great rooms and 9- or 12-foot sliding glass doors. Lots of flex space let you cater to your own whims and uses.
Homes go from 1,996 to 2,420 square feet with two bedrooms, two and a half baths and a large two-car garage. There are options for up to four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and – like the other models – these have great outdoor lifestyle with covered patios and flexible options, plus options for courtyards in front, behind or on the side.
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