How do you know if you live in a master planned community? It is a commonly used expression when describing Phoenix residential real estate 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, schools, 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 desirable and unique developments, are amenity rich master planned communities that include Power Ranch in Gilbert, Val Vista Lakes, Agritopia, and Chandler’s Ocotillo.
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.
The above lake communities all have community centers, walking paths, and a community pool offering their residents additional community amenities.
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