When the assistant editor of FrontDoor.com, which is sponsored by HGTV, contacted me wanting to interview a client that had purchased a Phoenix waterfront home, I knew Kim would be a perfect candidate to articulate the desireability of a waterfront home. Their family had relocated from California for a job transfer. It became apparent very quickly that in addition to a desireable floorplan, good schools and accessibility to shopping and freeways, a waterfront home in Ocotillo Lakes was at the top of the list.
Here’s how Kimberly explained it to Shannon Petrie of FrontDoor.com:
The Lakefront Experience: Privacy and Atmosphere
“When Kimberly Abbasi, her husband and two daughters moved from California to Arizona, they wanted more from their home than a typical neighborhood could offer them. “We were looking for a place with ambiance and a view rather than just a fence around us,” she said.
The family found what they were looking for in a lakefront home in the Ocotillo Lakes area of Chandler, Ariz. With their only neighbors situated across the lake from them, they enjoy a sense of seclusion not found in just any neighborhood. “It gives a sense of privacy compared with a community where you have neighbors right on top of you,” Abbasi said.
Living on the lake in Arizona comes with other perks as well. Being surrounded by water makes sweltering Arizona summers seem a bit cooler, and lake activities like paddleboating allow the family to bond with their neighbors.
As part of a lakefront community, the homeowners association has certain guidelines for maintaining the property, but Abbasi was already accustomed to these kinds of guidelines from her community in California.
“I’m so glad we waited until we could get a house on the lake. I don’t think we would have been nearly as satisfied anywhere else,” she said.”