The Islands, a master planned lake and waterfront community with over 200 waterfront homes, is one of Gilbert’s most established lake subdivisions. Homes in The Islands range from townhouses to custom homes, built mostly between 1987 and 1995, and range in square footage from 1,300 to over 4,800 square feet. It also has a large waterfront park with walking trails, basketball court, sand volleyball, covered children’s play area and community center.
Within The Islands are individual communities or subdivisions such as Seawynds, Trade Winds, Windhaven, Coral Point, The Shores, Harbor Point, Key Harbor, Tres Vistas and Catalina Bay. Lakefront residents take advantage of the many long stretches of water measuring over 1/2 mile in length with an evening boat ride. Internal combustion motors are not allowed. The Islands HOA keeps this community informed and connected with an on-line website and newsleter and various events such as a Father Day breakfast.
Location, Location, Location
The Islands is located almost exactly equal distance between the US 60 freeway to the north and the new Santan 202 freeway to the south providing an easy commute and quick access to shopping, entertainment and dining. It is less than 20 minutes to the airport. Only 2 miles away to the east is the historic Gilbert district with local dining favorites Joe’s Real Barbeque and Oregano’s. The popular Hale Centre Theatre is one of my favorites if you’re in the mood for a play. Lifetime Fitness with everything a gym could possibly have is less than 3 miles away.
The Islands Elementary school located in The Islands community is part of the Gilbert Unified School District and serves those residents north of Warner Road. All the homes in The Islands are in Gilbert; however, those living south of Warner Road are part of the Chandler School District. One example where you might live in Gilbert and belong to the Chandler School District. To find out more about the school rankings, go the the School Report Card page.
Many differrent builders are represented in The Islands. You’ll find homes built by Continental, UDC, Hunter, Superstition Homes, US Homes, Blandford in addition to the custom homes throughout the community.
The Islands represents one of many waterfront lake communities in the Phoenix area. If you would like to receive listings of homes in The Islands, click on the picture to the right and let me know what you are looking for.