What makes an Arizona community a master planned community?

 How do you know if you live in a master planned community? It is a commonly used expression when describing  Phoenix residential real estatePho to say a community is a “master planned community”.  If you ask 5 people for a definition, you’ll probably get 5 different answers.  Many are very well recognized communities throughout  the valley such as McCormick Ranch, Power Ranch,  Anthem, Desert Ridge, Verrado, Estrella Mountain Ranch and Ocotillo.

 Characteristics of a Master Planned Community in Phoenix

Master planned communities allow developers a way to create a more unique environment.  Through a combination of residential housing choices, common amenities such as parks, community pool, clubhouse and walking trails, retail and commercial centers, the master planned community offers a more complete lifestyle to its residents.  Indeed some of the larger scale master planned communities incorporate this mixed use concept.  McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, one of the first in the valley, sits on just over 3,000 acres and includes a variety of residential housing, as well as two golf courses, 25 miles of biking/walking paths, man-made lakes, commercial and retail centers.  In the east valley, some of the most desireable and unique developments, are amenity rich master planned communities that include Power Ranch in Gilbert, Val Vista Lakes, Agritopia, and Chandler’s Ocotillo.  Depending on the size and scope, a master planned community can approach a “city within a city”.  For example, Desert Ridge in northeast Phoenix is comprised of 5,700 acres and will have up to 50,000 residents.  Besides residential choices,  the Desert Ridge master planned community is home to the Mayo Clinic,  Desert Ridge Marketplace,  and a JW Marriot Resort and Spa and a business park.    Ocotillo, a 1,900 acre master planned community in Chandler  includes 167 acres of man made lakes, an award winning golf course, retail, commercial and industrial centers as well as desireable residential communities.

Phoenix Lake and Waterfront  Master Planned Communities

 When it comes to community amenities, there are some lake community subdivisions that come to the top of the list.  Val Vista Lakes, Province an active adult community in Maricopa, McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Power Ranch in Gilbert,  and Estrella Mountain Ranch in Goodyear.

Waterfront Homes in Val Vista Lakes    

Val Vista Lakes Homes for Sale

Province Waterfront Homes for Sale

Estrella Mountain Ranch Homes for Sale

Power Ranch Homes for Sale

The above  lake communities all have community centers, walking paths, and a community pool offering their residents additional community amenities.

To find out about other master planned lake communities , click on receive homes for sale and describe to me the home you’re looking for.  There are many other master planned lake communities that offer scenic views from your backyard.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.

$754,000 :: 1901 E CYPRESS TREE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 4,645 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,325 sq ft
Added: 07/05/17, Last Updated: 11/22/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5629011
Community: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Status: Active


WATERFRONT, Gated neighborhood of Val Vista Lakes PRICED more than $30K lower than appraised value to allow for more upgrades.NEW PICS Soon.All wood,front door&cabinets refinished darker.Garage Doors painted.Finished Basement-4,645sqft, 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, huge office w/ separate entry.2nd story features 2 bedrooms plus a Master Suite that offers an additional sitting/TV room & a workout room with a separate entry into the Master Bath.The main level of this beautiful home boasts the elegant Living Room with a 2-way, gas fireplace; the Kitchen with All New Stainless Appliances; the Breakfast Room;a closed in Patio Area with access to the Living Room and the Dining Area;a half bathroom;1 Bedroom with a private 3/4 bathroom;& the Laundry Room.Finished Basement has 1 bedroom, 3/4 Bathroom

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$172,500 :: 1120 N VAL VISTA Drive #10, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,176 sq ft
Lot Size: 1,742 sq ft
Added: 11/22/17, Last Updated: 11/22/17
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 5690842
Community: VILLAGES OF PARK VILLAGE A CON
Tract: VILLAGES OF PARK VILLAGE A CON
Status: Active


Check out your new home. Cute spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom-free standing condo. You won't believe it's only 1176 square feet. Kitchen has new stainless steel appliances and counter tops and new overhead light. New carpet in bedrooms, interior just painted with decorator high end custom paint, new ceiling fans in most rooms. Bathrooms have newer fixtures. Upgraded tile in family room, kitchen and breakfast room. You also get brand new blinds. Relax on your private covered patio or hang out at the community pool. You are only minutes from the I60, restaurants and stores at Dana Park. These homes go fast, so make your appointment today to see it.

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$204,900 :: 1633 E Lakeside Drive #93, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 953 sq ft
Lot Size: 871 sq ft
Added: 11/22/17, Last Updated: 11/22/17
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 5690616
Community: BEACH CLUB VILLAGE AT VAL VIST
Tract: BEACH CLUB VILLAGE AT VAL VIST
Status: Active


Gorgeous FULLY REMODELED SINGLE LEVEL CONDO beautifully situated in the best central location in BEACH CLUB VILLAGE. This is a much sought after FIRST FLOOR unit with NORTH-SOUTH EXPOSURE and great patio views. Remodel includes new tile and carpet flooring throughout, designer lighting fixtures, paint, bathrooms and kitchen. Simply fantastic VAL VISTA LAKES Clubhouse included in HOA - tennis and racquetball courts, white sand beach lagoon, Jr. Olympic pool, workout facilities and much more. Minutes from GREAT RESTAURANTS & SHOPPING. Check out the photos then come experience the best in Condo Living!

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$950,000 :: 1125 N DATE PALM Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 4,458 sq ft
Lot Size: 13,068 sq ft
Added: 09/14/17, Last Updated: 11/20/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5660217
Community: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/15/2017 by 3%
Status: Active


Absolutely stunning semi-custom home in the Lakeside neighborhood in Val Vista Lakes where homes are going up to over $250/sqft. This completely remodeled home features the absolute best lake views that Val Vista Lakes has to offer, a professionally designed putting and pitching green, top of the line artificial grass backyard, stunning 12 person spa and pebble sheen pool that is wrapped with Marbella stone on the pool deck, built in gas and charcoal grills, amazing outdoor gas fire pit that overlooks the lake and pop-out tv for enjoying a game while sitting in the pool or on the patio. Inside you will fine a custom gourmet kitchen with double edge eco-quartz countertops, travertine tile and hardwood floors, plantation shutters and tinted and reflective windows for privacy and efficiency.

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


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$525,000 :: 2003 E CATAMARAN Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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3 beds, 3.25 baths
Home size: 2,970 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,196 sq ft
Added: 09/16/17, Last Updated: 11/20/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5661262
Community: REGATTA AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: REGATTA AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Status: Active


Beautiful custom home with views down the lake ** Casita/office/guest room with bathroom and separate entrance ** Master bedroom downstairs ** Loft upstairs with beautiful lake views ** So many windows and walls of glass makes this home very bright ** Granite island kitchen with loads of cabinets abd eating area ** Large walk in closet in master suite ** Val Vista Lakes community enjoys 10 tennis courts, including pickelball, indoor racquetball courts, heated pool, heated spa, lagoon beach, kayaks and pedal boats for homeowners to use, workout room, cardio room, many events to enjoy and so much more ** There are four lakes for your boating and fishing pleasure ** This beautiful home is ready for your client to move in

Listed with Penfield Properties


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$275,000 :: 1407 E BEACON Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,466 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,791 sq ft
Added: 11/20/17, Last Updated: 11/20/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5690320
Community: Val Vista Lakes La Jolla Villa
Tract: Val Vista Lakes La Jolla Villa
Status: Active


Stunning Val Vista Lakes Home! What more could you want? Single level, fresh remodel, low maintenance yard with synthetic grass, LOADS of cabinet space, fireplace, master with walk-in closet, NEW AC, NEW water heater, Murphy bed in bedroom 2 AND lemon, grapefruit and orange trees. Gorgeous remodel includes a full kitchen remodel with white cabinets, sleek, neutral counters, updated master bath & shower, updated tile throughout as well as new carpet! Multi-Million dollar clubhouse and amenities, 8 lit tennis courts, beach lagoon, Olympic heated pool, fitness center with weights and cardio, 2 handball courts and banquet facilities. Jacuzzi, BBQ Fire pits and beach volleyball! Enjoy resort living all year! Easy freeway access, close to schools, shopping, restaurants and more!

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$275,000 :: 2002 E CORTEZ Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,842 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 10/21/17, Last Updated: 11/18/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5677528
Community: DISCOVERY AT VAL VISTA LAKES L
Tract: DISCOVERY AT VAL VISTA LAKES L
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/18/2017 by 2%
Status: Active


Home is priced below appraised value! Premium corner lot in Val Vista Lakes - considered by many to be one of the top neighborhoods in the East Valley! Well cared for home with nice layout and ceiling fans throughout. Mstr bdrm features double door entry, walk-in closet, double sinks, separate tub, shower and private exit to covered patio backyard. Fireplace warms separate great room. New 14 seer A/C in Aug 2017, new dual pane, low E windows, mature landscaping front & back. All the amenities of Val Vista Lakes - clubhouse, tennis, racquetball, fitness center, heated pool, beach pool, several community parks, full size baseball/softball field, fishing, paddle boats and more! List price determined by certified residential appraiser - see appraisal in documents tab.

Listed with Boulter Properties, LLC


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$435,000 :: 1903 E CLIPPER Court, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,523 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,583 sq ft
Added: 09/14/17, Last Updated: 11/16/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5660428
Community: REGATTA AT VAL VISTA LAKES AMD
Tract: REGATTA AT VAL VISTA LAKES AMD
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/14/2017 by 1%
Status: Active


Beautiful Custom Home on a Cul-de-Sac North/South facing Lot in the Regatta Gated Community of Val Vista Lakes! Gorgeous upgrades such as elegant Chiseled Walnut Versi Travertine Flooring, Plantation Shutters throughout, Stunning Arches, Fireplace, French Doors, Granite Countertops w/Travertine Backsplash, Custom Stoned Island, attractive white cabinets, Double Ovens and Huge Pantry, Remodeled Bathrooms and so much more!! Fresh interior paint in 2016! Brand new AC unit in 2014! Spacious Great Room, 4 bedrooms plus a Den/Office & Front Living Room. Large private backyard and covered patio with the sound of a relaxing water fountain to enjoy. Take a tour of Val Vista Lakes multi-million dollar Clubhouse and all its amenities such as the beautiful waterfalls, Jr. Olympic heated pool,

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$549,000 :: 2332 E BEACHCOMBER Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,742 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,890 sq ft
Added: 10/01/17, Last Updated: 11/15/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5667922
Community: TANGLEWOOD COVE AT VAL VISTA L
Tract: TANGLEWOOD COVE AT VAL VISTA L
Status: Active


Located in Prestigious Val Vista Lakes, this pristine home has tons of beautiful custom upgrades. Vaulted living room adjacent to lovely formal dining. Granite counter tops accented with 6-panel oak doors & baseboards. Unique polished title and wood flooring. Open kitchen with bay window view of the mature fruit trees and pool in the back yard. Cozy family room with fireplace. Gorgeous master with contemporary upgrades. Plantation shutters & sun screens throughout. Energy saving liquid ceramic exterior wall treatment on Venetian walls. Backyard features Marbella natural shell stone tile large patio with outdoor kitchen completed with heated pool and spa. Perfect for large families and entertaining. See Document Tab for complete list of home features.

Listed with CPA Advantage Realty, LLC


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$275,000 :: 1839 E MARQUETTE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,335 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,227 sq ft
Added: 09/20/17, Last Updated: 11/15/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5662565
Community: ANCHOR POINT AT VAL VISTA LAKE
Tract: ANCHOR POINT AT VAL VISTA LAKE
Status: Active


Rare Single Level with 3 Car Garage in Val Vista Lakes. This home Features and Open Layout, Vaulted Ceilings, Remodeled Kitchen and Baths, and a Spacious Master Suite. You will Fall in Love with the Guest Bath which has a Claw Foot Tub. Low Maintenance Landscape with Pavers and Turf in the Front Yard for a Clean Look All Year. Val Vista Lakes Offers and Amazing Array of Amenities for it's Community Members such as: Beach Entry Pool, Community Lap Pool and Spa, Sand Volley, Basketball Court, Racquet Ball Courts, Tennis Courts, Fitness Center, Events Center and Much More! Conveniently Located Near Shopping, Food, Entertainment, and the 60 Freeway. Photos Coming Soon. Come Look Today!

Listed with Gentry Real Estate Group


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$419,500 :: 4963 S PURPLE SAGE Drive, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,033 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 08/12/17, Last Updated: 11/22/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5645955
Community: Ocotillo lakes
Tract: Ocotillo lakes
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/15/2017 by 1%
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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$629,900 :: 1901 W BARTLETT Court, Chandler AZ, 85248

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6 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 4,666 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,890 sq ft
Added: 09/09/17, Last Updated: 11/15/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5658395
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/9/2017 by 2%
Status: Active


This is a one of a kind beautiful custom executive home in a golf and lake community with golf discounts included! Many of the finishes are what you might find on a yacht. Six bedrooms/four baths with a very flexible floor plan in this gated lake community's corner lot. Main level bedroom makes a great office as well and the home has a spacious back yard. The Family room has nice built-ins and speakers. Kitchen has built-in fridge and top-of-the-line Viking stove and stainless appliances. The Basement makes a perfect Man Cave with a great media room with a nice wet bar, built ins. Large loft upstairs is a bonus area for the gym or game room. It has a huge master bedroom with a fireplace and balcony. Must see to appreciate!

Listed with Kirans and Associates Realty LLC


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$650,000 :: 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: 09/16/17, Last Updated: 11/15/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5661443
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/17/2017 by 2%
Status: Active


Reduced hurry! Remodeled luxury 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. The master retreat offers a lavish bath with double sink, soaking tub, separate shower and a walk-in closet. Ocotillo voted BEST community in Arizona! Click MORE!

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


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$689,000 :: 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: 11/14/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5611056
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/6/2017 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+ Open den/office area & 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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