The Ridges is home to seven custom neighborhoods and four high-end production home neighborhoods. Two custom neighborhoods and one high-end production neighborhood are left to develop in the Summerlin luxury community. The Strip skyline is distinctive from Promontory Pointe, but dwarfed by the vast Mojave Desert encircling it and extending further east for miles.
A design review board from The Howard Hughes Corp. provides guidance to custom homebuilders and architects about the overall theme of each Summerlin village and the parameters defining them. There are height restrictions, suggested color schemes, a recommended selection of desert-friendly plants and a general approach to designing homes that encourages harmony with the surrounding desert flora, terrain and wildlife.
Because of its closeness to the desert’s edge, home lighting intensity is also reviewed in each architectural design plan. There are no streetlights in The Ridges, just low-energy path lights that provide enough illumination for pedestrians and bicyclists to follow defined trails and winding streets at night.