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Are you really in Summerlin when you say you’re in Summerlin?

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Think you know Summerlin? Think again.

You don’t know where Summerlin is, and we’ve been part of the problem. See, like most of the Valley, we think of Summerlin as the bougie ’hood on the west side of town, where high-end shopping meets high-end living and everyone drives leather-seated SUVs.

Well, the folks who own Summerlin, the Howard Hughes Corporation, want to be very, very clear about what it is and isn’t. (That’s why they sent us a mouse pad with a map of the official boundaries, right?) So what is Summerlin? It’s a 22,500-acre master-planned community that’s home to more than 100,000 people in 19 villages. What isn’t it? The neighborhood that houses some of our favorite destinations, like Tivoli Village, Boca Park and the Village Square shopping center.

So, now that you know that Sambalatte, Echo & Rig and Bachi Burger aren’t in Summerlin, you’ll stop saying they are, right? We doubt it. Because no matter how many mouse pads the master-planned people send out and no matter how many signs they post to mark the borders, public opinion doesn’t pay attention to property lines, press releases and official definitions. Just ask the folks in Green Valley.

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