Summerlin's wet and wild attraction adds fun to growing neighborhood

Las Vegas has seen a sizable hit to its real estate market during recent years, but luckily not all neighborhoods are in rough condition. Homeowners looking at real estate in Las Vegas may find luxury in the Summerlin neighborhood.

Unlike other areas of Las Vegas, Summerlin’s population has continued to grow through the housing crisis, and large-scale growth led to ambitious plans to sell lots of land in the area, according to the Las Vegas Sun Sentinel. City officials plan to continue encouraging this trend of growth.

Summerlin is located in the in the southern part of the city and is an ideal location for golf lovers. The planned construction of a major water park in 2013 is perfect for families with children.

Splash Canyon, a 25-acre park, is expected to cost $20 million to build, but the project is estimated to employ 500 seasonal workers and 15 full-time employees. The park’s slides, pools and activities will attract visitors from across the state, and although the opening has been delayed, officials say pushing the date back will only lead to improvements.

“Lasting quality and an exceptional guest experience for years to come is much more important than going too fast,” managing partner Roger Bulloch said in a statement. “We’re able to do more things to enhance the water park experience than if we rushed this year.”