Ocotillo Lakes Behind The Scenes

Pumping Station at Ocotillo LakesHave You Ever Wondered About Those Ocotillo Lakes?

Ocotillo neighborhoods  in Chandler are known for their lakes and waterways  but do you  know what goes on behind the scenes to keep the lakes functioning? The picture to the right is one of 15 pumping stations that keep the water recirculating,  moving from lake to lake, and irrigating over 1,900 acres.  But where does the water come from? How many gallons per day are used to  irrigate and maintain the Ocotillo Community?  What keeps the water from seeping into the ground beneath the lakes?  What species of fish are stocked in the lakes and what purpose do they serve?  Unless you know the answer to these questions, then maybe you should click the “Read the rest of this entry” button that follows.

Ocotillo Community Association – The Largest Reclaimed Water Consumer In The Southwest

Ocotillo Lakes Water FountainThe Ocotillo  Community Association is the largest user of reclaimed water in the southwest creating 167 acres of lakes and over 17 miles of shoreline.   During the winter when usage is at its lowest, 2 million gallons per day are used to irrigate the community landscaping.  During the summer, when evaporation is high and watering needs increase, the usage can climb to as high as 8 million gallons per day. The water is supplied by the  nearby City of Chandler Water Reclamation Facility.

Satellite view of Ocotillo Lakes

The lakes in the Ocotillo community have a maximum depth of 10 – 12 Ocotillo Lakes Fountainfeet.  A  concrete shore or lining surrounds the lakes and extends approximately three feet into the water.  The lakes have a rubber lining on the bottom which help to eliminate seepage and water loss.  Many people also believe that the Ocotillo Community Association only includes residential subdivisions.  The attached map shows the boundaries which includes the  Ocotillo Golf Resort, apartments, businesses, office sites, retail as well as residential neighborhoods.  The Ocotillo Lakes area has great proximity to many nearby amenities.

A Balanced Eco-System

Ocotillo Waterfront HomeThe lake system utilizes specific breeds of fish to control insects and algae. Israeli carp are used to control grass and algae, Tilapia assist with algae control and also provide water fowl a source of food.  Goldfish help control mosquitos, while catfish eat dead fish carcuss and are popular among fishermen.   The many fountains throughout the lake commuity aerate the water adding oxygen which is necessary for fish to survive.

Ocotillo Lakes Waterfront Homes for Sale

The curb appeal of Ocotillo is due in large part to the lakes and   waterways  that are supported by the systems, equipment and 6 full time personnel working behind the scenes largely unnoticed.

Ocotillo Waterfront Homes and Real Estate for Sale

$589,999 :: 1740 W BARTLETT Way, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,234 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,147 sq ft
Added: 08/26/18, Last Updated: 09/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5811959
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/20/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


Fabulous waterfront home in exclusive gated community. Live the Ocotillo Lakes lifestyle! Close to shopping, golf, grocery stores, top rated schools, restaurants, Village heath club & spa, Intel, Orbital, Chandler's Price Corridor & easy access to the freeways! Fabulous interior boasts soaring ceilings, formal living-dining room, family room with cozy fireplace, den perfect for an office, large enclosed loft and plantation shutters throughout. Kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, white cabinets w/crown molding, tile backsplash, walk-in pantry, quartz counters and island with breakfast bar. Master retreat offers a lavish bath with double sink, soaking tub, separate shower and a walk-in closet.

Listed with Gentry Real Estate


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$375,000 :: 4981 S VISTA Place, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,119 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,454 sq ft
Added: 07/30/18, Last Updated: 08/13/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5799928
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL E
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL E
Status: Conditional


Deluxe lot, with no neighbors behind, in Ocotillo Lakes! Super comfortable floorplan with formal living and dining, as well as breakfast nook and large family room with skylights. Four full bedrooms, two baths, and a charming open concept kitchen with slide out shelves. Home also features wired smoke detectors and RingPro doorbell camera. Hoa is $106 per month. Don't miss a chance to live in this beautiful, established neighborhood!

Listed with Revelation Real Estate


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$524,900 :: 1974 W LYNX Court, Chandler AZ, 85248

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3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,922 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,890 sq ft
Added: 06/29/18, Last Updated: 08/02/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5786960
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/2/2018 by 3%
Status: Active


****MUST SELL*****BRING ALL OFFERS**** RELOCATION FOR WORK IS YOUR LUCKY DAY!!!! Home is located on the quiet cul-de-sac, close to Intel and Chandler Traditional Academy. Open entertaining, split floor plan with 3 bedrooms (master is on one side and the two other bedrooms are on the other side of house), an office/den, and 3 full baths. Tile floors, large dining room, vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, gas fireplace in living room, and more. LG appliances, gas range, Corian countertops, tile backsplash, built-in desk area, and walk-in pantry. The master bedroom has French doors, a private entrance to the patio. The master bath has 2 walk closets. a pebble tec self- cleaning heated pool w/ spa, sun deck and gas fireplace.

Listed with RE/MAX Excalibur


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$699,000 :: 1761 W LYNX Way, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,329 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,632 sq ft
Added: 03/20/18, Last Updated: 06/07/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5739665
Community: Ocotillo Lakes Parcel I
Tract: Ocotillo Lakes Parcel I
The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/31/2018 by 2%
Status: Active


Priced to Sell!!! Incredible Lake Views!!! Private gated and lake community. Amazing open floor plan with 4 large bedrooms, a den/office area & 3 full bathrooms. Custom paint, fire place, custom window treatments throughout, corian countertops, built-in sub zero refrigerator/freezer his & hers master closet, separate garden tub & shower and much more. N/S exposure on large waterfront lot, pool with 2 waterfalls, large covered patio, citrus trees and a great yard for entertaining. Pristine water front property in great condition with interior 2 tone paint, Updated cabinets, appliances, including the 3 CG with epoxy flooring & Quality Pattern Carpets.

Listed with My Home Group Real Estate


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$399,999 :: 1391 W Bartlett Way, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,234 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,969 sq ft
Added: 05/17/18, Last Updated: 05/17/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5767237
Community: Ocotillo Lakes
Tract: Ocotillo Lakes
Status: Active


INVESTORS ONLY - Buyer to assume 26 month lease. Monthly rent $2000. Est cap 4.6. Beautiful single story, waterfront home located next to a greenbelt in Ocotillo Lakes! This is one of the quietest neighborhoods in the east valley and home backs up to Sun Lakes. Ocotillo Lakes Features 162 Acres of inter-connected lakes & water features & Ocotillo Golf Resort a Top 50 Resort by Golf World. This home is just minutes from the new Village of Ocotillo Health Club and Spa and within walking distance of parks. This 4 beds, 2 bath, 3 car garage has plenty of storage and wired for an electric car in the garage. Separate living room/dining room + family room off the kitchen. Granite countertops added in 2017. All stainless-steel appliances in kitchen. Very low maintenance! Must assume current lease/

Listed with Creative Resolve


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


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