Summer at the Summit

By Julie Roberts

Up here, our residents live—truly live—for a Summit Creek summer,” says Doug Gilmore, Director of Sales at Summit Creek in Woodland Hills, Utah. Named “Best Community of the Year in 2017” by the Utah Home Builders Association, Summit Creek is a luxury mountainside residential community with 360-degree mountain and valley views, an incomparable amenity set and homes designed and built in harmony with nature. As the warmer months roll in, residents rush to dust off their summer sports gear, bask by the community’s stunning pool complex, host effortless dinner parties at their modern mountain homes and, above all, revel in the season’s most magical moments high above the inversion below.

There is no shortage of outdoor adventure at Summit Creek come summer. The community’s 300+ acres of untouched land becomes yours to experience and discover. Residents can be found mountain biking to reach the highest peaks, hiking amongst the backcountry’s boundless trails, stretching out with morning yoga on the lawn and exploring via 4×4 to catch the sunset from their favorite lookout points. Just beyond Summit Creek’s gates, too, lie several acclaimed golf courses and a burgeoning restaurant scene simply waiting to be explored.

After a day of exhilarating excursion, residents are known to beat the heat at the community’s expansive Summit Spring pool complex. Featuring three distinct swimming pools, a hot tub, sun ledge with bubble jets, waterfall features and multi-level lounging spaces, this year-round complex is the ultimate destination at Summit Creek to relax, have fun and revel in sweeping views of Loafer Mountain and the Wasatch Front.

But, perhaps the most beloved place to experience the best of summer is right at home. Poised for full-time living, each developer-built legacy mountain home at Summit Creek is masterfully etched into the untrammeled landscape of the Utah backcountry. Complete with sprawling outdoor decks, BBQs, dining spaces and firepits, Summit Creek’s available custom homes offer an idyllic canvas to entertain, relax and cherish the season’s most beautiful moments. Get a peek inside the community’s newest Modern Mountain Farmhouse, located at 791 South Nebo Circle, during this summer’s Parade of Homes.

Dave Rose, BYU’s head basketball coach who recently purchased a homesite at Summit Creek, shared his favorite aspect of Summit Creek in a recent interview: “We love sitting outside and watching the deer and elk that come through the neighborhood; the storms that roll through the valley; and of course the gorgeous sunsets each and every night.”

So, what does it mean to really live? It’s simple. When you’re able to take advantage of the outdoors, enjoy the company of loved ones, abide by the rising and setting sun, and smile all the while—that’s living. At Summit Creek, residents live. And summer makes it incredibly easy to do so.