Doe Summerhill is located on Lake Smetana and an Eden Prairie Park. It is surrounded by wetlands, trees, and wildlife. Lake Smetana Trail is accessible from the building and continues around the lake for approximately two miles. There is a fishing dock in the back of the building and a boat launch about a block east.

The park, located next to the building property is convenient for picnic lunches or dinners and always available to Summerhill residents.

The entire setting provides gorgeous views from the Summerhill homes.

For those with a green thumb, there are flower and vegetable gardens that homeowners may work in if they wish.


All residents have access to the common area amenities, designed for both group and individual activities.

  • Access to Lake Smetana and its trail system
  • Smoke-free building
  • Heated underground parking with carwash bay
  • Great Room with a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, available for any private functions.
  • Guest suite available by reservation at a very modest cost.
  • Fully equipped exercise and wellness center.
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Creative Arts Room
  • Game Room with TV and pool table
  • Card and Puzzle room
  • Library and Conference room
  • Elevators at both ends of the building
  • Trash and recycling within a few steps of each unit
  • Small dog or cat allowed


Summerhill has a volunteer Activities Committee that plans many social events.


  • Weekly Tuesday morning Coffee and Treats
  • Pancake Breakfasts
  • Game Nights
  • Social Hours
  • Book Club
  • Bridge
  • Potluck and Catered Dinners
  • Seasonal Festivities