This small, well hidden lake community could easy be over looked by Tempe waterfront home and lake community seekers, and that would be unfortunate. This community has unique features that make it a very desirable lake community in Tempe. A residential development of approximately 140 acres and 35 waterfront homes, it can be easily missed.
If you are looking for a place for a family picnic or to just hang out, the Veterans Oasis Park that sits on 113 acres may be your answer. There are over 4 miles of biking and hiking trails, ramadas and picnic areas, and equestrian trails. Among the many activities, the 5 acre urban fishing lake is stocked with trout, bluegill, catfish, large mouth bass and other types of fish, is next to the Environmental Education Center. Arizona’s Urban Fishing Program is nationally recognized as one of the best in the nation. Another feature of the park is the 78 acres of wetlands, riparian, and ground water recharge basins. You’ll also feel safe because a Chandler Police Substation also shares the a portion of the 113 acre park.
In your quest for Phoenix lake communities that have waterfront homes, any search would be incomplete if you didn’t consider the eight waterfront communities in Gilbert. I’m not counting subdivisions that have a community lake at the entrance or near the clubhouse. These are communities in which some of the homes are on waterfront lots. Specifically, these Gilbert waterfront lake communities are Val Vista Lakes, The Islands, Crystal Point, Santan Lakeside Estates, Playa del Rey, Lago Estancia, Stonebridge Estates, and Wind Drift.
Sun Lakes Active Adult Community abounds in waterfront homes
Amazingly, Sun Lakes has over 430 waterfront homes, and that is not counting those homes on golf courses within Sun Lakes that also have lakefront property. This may come as a surprise since Sun Lakes is known for it’s well manicured 18 hole golf courses, and 5 club houses. This 3,500 acre active adult community is home to approximatley 16,000 residents.
Unless you have very detailed directions, this ski lake subdivision is virtually hidden from public view. From the pictures, you’d never guess this well kept secret is in the state of Arizona. The peripheral barrier of lush trees disguises what lies within, and helps create glass like water conditions. However, those who have heard of the Lakeside Turn and Burn, or the Lu Lus Big Dog Open know exactly where 21 property owners enjoy almost limitless ski time on two side by side water ski lakes.