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.

$267,900 :: 1357 N JAMAICA Way, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,952 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,227 sq ft
Added: 09/20/17, Last Updated: 09/20/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5662684
Community: LANDING AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: LANDING AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Status: Active


Move-In Ready! Situated on an Interior Lot Featuring 3 Bedrooms + Loft with Master Suite Downstairs, Separate Living, Family & Formal Dining Rooms, Fireplace in Family Room, Ceiling Fans Throughout, Eat-In Kitchen with Island/Breakfast Bar, Smooth Top Range with Built-In Microwave, Soft Water, Add'l Cabinets in Laundry Room, Vaulted Ceilings & Separate Exit to Patio off Master Suite, Dual Sinks, Separate Tub/Shower & Walk-In Closet in Master Bath, Covered Patio & Backyard Pavers, & 2 Car Garage.

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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: 09/20/17
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. 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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$769,000 :: 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: 09/19/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5629011
Community: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/26/2017 by 4%
Status: Active


PRICED more than $20K lower than appraised value to allow for more upgrades. WATERFRONT Home in Gated neighborhood of Val Vista Lakes with a fully finished Basement- 4,645 sqft, 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, huge office with a separate entry. Second story features 2 of the bedrooms plus the Master Suite that offers an additional sitting/TV room and 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; and the Laundry Room. Fully Finished Basement has 1 bedroom, 3/4 Bathroom,

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$725,000 :: 1849 E WILLOW TREE Court, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,445 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,196 sq ft
Added: 08/30/17, Last Updated: 09/18/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5653543
Community: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Status: Active


WOW! This is it! ASTOUNDING VIEWS from almost every room- Kitchen, Family Room, Dining Room, Living Room and Master Bedroom! Enjoy Grand Cathedral Ceilings, gorgeous TRAVERTINE flooring, NEWER BRAZILIAN HARDWOOD floors,GAS FIREPLACE in Family Room, GOURMET KITCHEN with CUSTOM KITCHEN CABINETS, WINE RACK, built in OVEN, COOK TOP too! IMPECCABLY MAINTAINED! FIRST FLOOR MASTER BEDROOM with SITTING area. Master Bathroom has separate shower and JETTED TUB with double sinks. TWO Guest Bedroom downstairs with FULL Bathroom. You'll love the outdoor with INFINITY pool, Spa and Fire Pit too! Close to Route 60 & LOTS of STORES. SEE VIRTUAL TOUR IN PHOTO SECTION! ***OWNER WILLING TO SELL FURNISHING*** Enjoy an evening boat ride from your home on the lake to the Clubhouse!!Don't wait to enjoy the

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$328,500 :: 921 N REDROCK Street, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,445 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,583 sq ft
Added: 08/30/17, Last Updated: 09/18/17
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 5653366
Community: PARK VILLAGE UNIT 6 LOT 1-109
Tract: PARK VILLAGE UNIT 6 LOT 1-109
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/8/2017 by 3%
Status: Active


Don't miss out on this Gorgeous 2 Story Home in Gilbert! NO HOA!!! Minutes from Freeway and Shopping! Beautiful 4 Bedroom 3 Full Baths and a Den/Office or 5th bedroom! Formal Dining and a Great Family Room, AC replaced in 2015 (Both Units), WiFi thermostats, Pool replastered in August 2017! All Appliances Included! Dishwasher 1 yr old! Washer/Dryer-Cabrio's 1yr old! Venetian plaster walls! All new carpet and flooring upstairs! Roof repaired and patio Roof Replaced 2015! Basketball court, teather court. TV wall mounts convey. Make An Offer!!

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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: 09/16/17
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

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$309,900 :: 1747 E CORTEZ Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,966 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 09/02/17, Last Updated: 09/15/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5655487
Community: VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: VAL VISTA LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/2/2017 by 2%
Status: Active


4 bedroom, 2 bath SINGLE LEVEL home in the resort community of Val Vista Lakes.Feel refreshed as you walk into this home with neutral paint & tile. New carpeting too. formal living room & separate formal dining. The kitchen is spacious w/ a wrap around breakfast bar.Gas cooking! Pantry also.The family room is adjacent to the kitchen for that great room feel! Master Bdrm is spacious and split from the other 3 bdrms. Master bath features separate tub and shower, double sinks, private toilet, and walk in closet. Nice backyard with covered patio. You and your family will love all the resort style amenities at the clubhouse-Jr. Olympic pool,lagoon pool with sandy beach, tennis center,indoor racquetball courts & work out facilities.There are many planned activites and community events t

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$419,000 :: 2127 E FREEPORT Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,854 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,583 sq ft
Added: 05/08/17, Last Updated: 09/15/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5602394
Community: REGATTA AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: REGATTA AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Status: Active


Through the gates past the manicured lawns your new home awaits in Val Vista Lakes best gated community. Enter through the huge custom door to find high end crystal lighting, high ceilings and a very open layout. Recently updated custom home with travertine flooring, new hardware, fixtures and exposed beams. Walk to the four community sports parks, meandering bicycle paths, and a luxurious clubhouse with tennis complex, indoor racquetball courts, cardio and weight training facilities, junior Olympic swimming pool and spa, and tropical lagoon swimming pool with a sandy beach. Highly rated schools and Dana Park's impressive dining and shopping options. Cul de sac lot. Click 3D Walkthrough under virtual tour section to walk through every inch of the home from a computer or mobile device.

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$469,900 :: 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: 09/15/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5660428
Community: REGATTA AT VAL VISTA LAKES AMD
Tract: REGATTA AT VAL VISTA LAKES AMD
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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$319,900 :: 2305 E millbrae Court, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,132 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,227 sq ft
Added: 09/14/17, Last Updated: 09/14/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5660380
Community: LANDING AT VAL VISTA LAKES LT
Tract: LANDING AT VAL VISTA LAKES LT
Status: Active


This 4-bed, 2.5-bath home with a great open floor plan is now available for sale in the distinguished Val Vista Lakes community. It is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac street, minutes from the US-60 as well as the Loop 202 SanTan Freeway and shopping areas including vibrant Downtown Gilbert, Dana Park, and SanTan Village. This home features custom wood/iron front gates, a high vaulted ceiling, new quartz countertops in the kitchen and all bathrooms, double-paned windows on the second floor, plantation shutters and window treatments in all the right places, and lush green synthetic grass in the front and back yards. The backyard is spacious and well-designed, perfect for entertaining guests and family members.

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$695,000 :: 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: 09/20/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5661443
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/16/2017 by 1%
Status: Active


CHECK OUT THE VIDEO! Live the Ocotillo Lakes lifestyle! Stunning luxury waterfront home in exclusive gated community. 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. The gorgeous 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. Amazing backyard with private dock and covered patio overlooking the luxuriant lake and grassy landscape. This waterfront house is one of a kind! Click MORE

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$715,000 :: 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: 09/18/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5611056
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
The price of this listing was last increased on 9/8/2017 by 9%
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.

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$639,900 :: 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: 09/09/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5658395
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
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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$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

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