Northshore Tempe town lake waterfront condominiums

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Northshore Condos on Tempe Town Lake

This  134 unit development is one of the newer additions to spring up around Tempe Town Lake.  It borders Arizona State University and has excellent access to the 202 from Rural Road.  It includes a social lounge and fitness center along with a gated parking garage.  A unique feature of Northshore Condos is the outdoor gas fireplace on each unit’s oversized balcony. The 134 luxury condos range from 1 – 3 bedrooms, with 1,172 to 2,168 sq.ft.

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Categories: General Waterfront Info, Tempe, Waterfront / Lakefront Community

Ice Skating in Gilbert and Chandler – You Bet!

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Ice Skating in the Desert

What are your chances of finding an ice skating rink in Phoenix?  Probably the same odds as the Cardinals going to the Super Bowl, but they both came true.  Polar Ice has facilities in Gilbert, Chandler and Peoria that offer public skating and hockey leagues.  Since only a fraction of the population is from Arizona; the midwest transplants from Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, etc.  now have a new bounce to their step.

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Categories: Gilbert, Recreation

McQueen Park close to Gilbert waterfront communities

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McQueen Park has wide variety of activities

If you’re driving south on McQueen Rd between Guadalupe and Elliot, you could easily miss one of Gilbert’s most amenity rich parks, McQueen Park.  With only 500 ft of street frontage on the east side of the street, you will not see the 27,000 sq.ft actiivty center with a 2 acre lake or the sand volleyball courts or tennis courts or soccer fields and ramadas and barqueques. The total complex, park and activity center, covers approximately 40 acres.

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Categories: Gilbert, Recreation

Gilbert Lakeside Homes and Community – Stonebridge Lakes

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Stonebridge Estates – Gilbert Waterfront Homes

Almost directly across the street from Freestone Park, you’ll find Stonebridge Lakes Estates and Manor, a moderate sized 150 acre Gilbert lake community.  With over 370 homes of which 115 are lakefront, this low-traffic community also enjoys good access to freeways, jogging paths, Freestone Park, and has 2 community pools.

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Categories: Gilbert, Stonebridge lakes, Waterfront / Lakefront Community

Gilbert favorite places to eat – Liberty Market & Restaurant

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New edition to Gilbert Downtown Eateries

Downtown Gilbert is home to a new restaurant that opened October 14, 2008 and is quickly becoming a popular addition to the neighborhood.  The Libery Market joins the likes of Joe’s Real Barbeque, Oregano’s, and the Farmhouse restaurant.   Keirsten Traina, who along with her husband David, are co-owners with Joe and Cindy Johnston greeted my impromptu visit with all the energy and pride you expect from someone who is passionate about her business.  It is no surprise that it was named one of the Top 10 places to eat in 2008.  Julie, one of the friendly staff members was eager to educate me why The Liberty Market and Restaurant is special.  Liberty Market is close to waterfront communities including The Islands, Stonebridge Lakes, Lago Estancia, and Val Vista Lakes. The owners have done a great job of preserving the original architecture of the building that was constructed in 1936.

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Categories: Food/Restaurant, Gilbert


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