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

$469,900 :: 4642 S OLEANDER Drive, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,445 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,890 sq ft
Added: 05/27/17, Last Updated: 08/16/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5611813
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL D1
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL D1
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/11/2017 by 1%
Status: Active


REMODELED 4/2 SPLIT FLOORPLAN GEM on CUL-DE-SAC BACKS TO GREENBELT/OPEN SPACE * OVERSIZED LOT IS NEARLY 11,000 SQ FT * KITCHEN INCL. CHERRY CABINETS, JENN-AIR DOUBLE CONVECTION OVENS, 5 BURNER GAS COOK TOP, BUILT IN WINE FRIDGE & MICROWAVE IN ISLAND, 3cm GRANITE ** BATHROOMS NEW GRANITE COUNTERS, VANITIES, FIXTURES, TILE ETC ** MASTER BDRM WALK-IN CLOSET W/ MAPLE BUILT-INS ** WOOD SHUTTERS/BLINDS*GAS FIREPLACE in FAMILY RM * SECURITY SYSTEM * CENTRAL VACUUM * SURROUND SOUND * TRAVERTINE & WOOD FLOORS * MARBLE FLOOR IN GREAT RM * VAULTED/10' CEILINGS. HEATED PEBBLE TEC DIVING POOL * 3 CG EXTENDED LENGTH GARAGE 26' W/ 8 FT DOOR & 10 FT CEILING W/BUILT-IN CABINETS/WORKBENCH * RV GATE* OCOTILLO LAKES OWNERS REC DISCOUNTS AT OCOTILLO GOLF RESORT*SCHOOLS INCL. CHANDLER TRADITIONAL ACADEMY

Listed with Frank Renner Realty


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$449,500 :: 4963 S PURPLE SAGE Drive, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 3,033 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 08/12/17, Last Updated: 08/12/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5645955
Community: Ocotillo lakes
Tract: Ocotillo lakes
Status: Active


Perfect family home with 4 bedrooms 3 baths and LARGE LOFT located in the exclusive Chandler community of Ocotillo Lakes. You will love the open feel of this home with the beautiful wood staircase leading up to the loft overlooking the family room/kitchen area. The 3 secondary bedrooms upstairs are all good sized with ample closet space. The spacious MASTER bedroom is conveniently located DOWNSTAIRS with his and her closets. Master bath has separate tub and shower, double sinks and GRANITE counter tops. Kitchen is open to the family room and includes several upgrades. Granite counter tops, large island/breakfast bar, stainless appliances including GAS STOVE, large pantry and eat in breakfast nook. You will also love the formal living and dining room for those special occasions. HIT MORE!

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$359,975 :: 4952 S MARIGOLD Way, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,120 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 06/16/17, Last Updated: 08/10/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5621093
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/22/2017 by 1%
Status: Active


LOCATION!! Beautiful lakefront home in pristine Ocotillo Lakes! Open and bright single level floor plan is nestled on a quiet interior waterfront lot. The premium lot is a true gem! Original owners have dearly cared for this home. Home has stunning curb appeal Frontage features a well manicured front yard. The Resort style backyard has many features to mention. A beautiful pond system in place with mature landscaping, grassy area, ample palms and lush flowers for enjoyment. Private Boat dock is ready for pedal boating, kayaking, fishing, bird watching or just viewing the beautiful AZ sunrises and sunsets. Over sized covered patio! Paddle boat conveys with home! Water heater was replaced in 2014. New pond filters. Soaring vaulted ceilings throughout the home

Listed with Keller Williams Integrity First


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$674,000 :: 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: 05/26/17, Last Updated: 08/03/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5611056
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/28/2017 by 0%
Status: Active


IT WON`T LAST AT THIS PRICE!! BREATHTAKING LAKE VIEWS from the moment you enter this Executive home in private GATED community. Amazing OPEN floor plan-4 Large Bedrooms+den/office & 3 Full Bathroom. Custom paint, Amazing Custom Fire place, custom window treatments throughout, corian countertops, built-in sub zero refrigerator/freezer, garden tub & shower-his and hers closets. N/S exposure on large waterfront lot, Pool w 2 waterfall-HUGE covered patio, large back yard for entertaining, citrus trees, an entertainer's dream home! 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 Realty ONE Group


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$775,000 :: 1721 W LYNX Way, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,329 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,196 sq ft
Added: 07/07/17, Last Updated: 07/08/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5630369
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL I
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL I
Status: Active


Watch the sunrise and sunset daily from your own piece of paradise in Ocotillo Lakes: a stunning 4 bed 3 bath waterfront property with heated negative edge pool, private boat dock and perfect North South exposure! Inviting curb appeal, meticulously clean and move in ready- this is resort living at it's finest! Enjoy an enviable range of features in this completely upgraded waterfront home: updated hardwood flooring, living room w/ brick gas fireplace, game room, big picturesque windows extending from the family room to the formal dining room, updated eat-in kitchen w/ 7 ft tall wine chiller, 3 car garage w/ built in cabinetry, covered patio w/ built-in BBQ & firepit plus updated bathroom, laundry, electrical wiring and pool pump! Come see it and you'll find yourself not wanting to leave!

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


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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