Boating in Phoenix Lake Communities

Waterfront Homes and communities that allow boating

As with a search for any home, Phoenix area waterfront property buyers have their criteria that best describes their dream home.  When describing Phoenix real estate waterfront homes, there is an additional parameter that is often important; a lake that allows boats. Instead of going to a park, a waterfront home owner may decide to go “crusing” around the lake.   Some communities allow boats and some do not.  Most lake communities only allow pontoon boats that are powered by electric motors.  To enjoy a true motor boat ride you’ll have to choose from one of the six water ski communities in the valley.  Even if the community does allow boating, make sure and verify that the body of water to which you’ll have access is large enough for that occasional boat ride. For an updated post on this subject, go to  residential lake communities that allow boating.

Pontoon Boats and Valley Lake Property

There are a variety of reasons why a waterfront property may not allow owners to have an electric pontoon boat or any kind of water craft.  One may be that even though the listing agent has designated the property as waterfront, a distant view of H2O on the golf course may qualify as waterfront in their mind but it just isn’t so.  There may also be a community sidewalk, walkway or common area that separates the property from the water, such as in Sun Lakes, Fulton Ranch, and Wellington Estates in Chandler.
Even when the waterfront lot is directly adjacent to the lake, the body of water may not be large enough or long enough to make boating worthwhile.  This is the case in Chandler’s Lagos Vistoso, where the bodies of water range from 300 – 800 ft. in length and typically 80 feet wide.  Crystal Gardens is part of the Avondale Wetland project which prohibits boating even though there are many waterfront homes. Other communities that do not allow boating in the community lake include Leisure World, Anderson Springs,

Lake Communities that DO allow boating:

** Here’s a quick way to determine if the lake allows boating.
This list may  be best broken down by city since there are quite a few:
Chandler – Some of the more well known lake communities in Chandler that allow boats are  Ocotillo, Pecos Ranch, Oakwood Lakes, The Springs and Pinelake Estates.  One easy way to confirm this is go to Google maps and check out the satellite view and look for boats.
Gilbert – Gilbert is unique in that it is home to 3 of the 6 water ski lake communities in the Phoenix valley;  Crystal Point, Santan Lakeside Estates and Playa del Rey.  A major reason why you would live in these subdivisions is for the opportunity to use a motor boat to water ski or wake board. The other Gilbert lake communities; The Islands, Val Vista Lakes, Wind Drift, Stonebridge Lakes are other lake communities that allow paddle boats and electric pontoon boats.

 

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Scottsdale – McCormick Ranch, one of the valley’s largest master planned communities sits on over 3,000 acres. Scottsdale Ranch is another Scottsdale master planned community east of the 101 freeway, south of Shea Blvd.
Mesa –Dobson Ranch is one of the original master planned lake communities is named after Wilson Wesley Dobson who emigrated from Canada to Arizona and began his cattle ranching and farming in 1886, which is 25 years before Roosevelt Dam was completed.
Tempe – The Lakes in Tempe, built in the mid-1970’s is said to be Arizona’s first man made lake community and features a community clubhouse and pool.   Tempe Town Lakes offers more contemporary  housing options.  While home owners do not have private waterfront access, there are public  and private boating options.  Tempe Town Lake is one of the major visitor attractions for the valley.  Condomiums such as Bridgeview, Edgewater, and Northshore provide fantastic views of Tempe Town Lake.
Ahwatukee /Phoenix  – Lakewood is located in the Ahwatukee foothills part of Phoenix.  One of the benefits of the location of this lake community is the Kyrene school district and the access to the I-10 freeway.
Glendale   – Another well known lake subdivision located in the north valley is Arrowhead Ranch.
Peoria and Sun City – Located in the northwest valley, Ventana Lakes, an active adult community  allow boating.  Sun City features two lakes; Viewpoint Lake and Dawn Lake on which waterfront home owners can go boating.  Peoria features Desert Harbor located close to the 101 freeway in the west valley.
Avondale – While Avondale has two lake communities located close to each other, only one allows lakefront residents to use a boat.  Crystal Gardens strictly prohibits boating while Garden Lakes to the north allows boating.
Goodyear  – Estrella Mountain Ranch is unique in that there are very few waterfront properties in the family portion of Estrella Mountain and none of the residents have direct access to the lake.  However, all residents of Estrella Mountain Ranch in Goodyear can take advantage of the lake which provides boats for the residents to use.  Estrella Mountain Ranch also has a very nice community center and pool.
Arizona City – To the south in Pinal county, you’ll find Paradise Lake where residents can take advantage of a large 48 acre lake located in Arizona City.
San Tan Valley & Buckeye The remaining waterski lakes are located in San Tan Valley and Buckeye.  Buchli Lake is the smooth-skiing-at-lakesidevalley’s original lake community in the east valley.  There are two communities in the west valley; Lakeside Ski Village and Spring Mountain Ski Ranch.   Don’t hesitate to call me regarding homes or lots that may be for sale that are not listed on the MLS.
For additional information click on receive waterfront listings. Or don’t hesitate to call me directly.
Here’s a tool to allow you to determine if a lake community allows boating.

$794,900 :: 1518 E TREASURE COVE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,323 sq ft
Lot Size: 17,424 sq ft
Added: 11/15/18, Last Updated: 01/15/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5847599
Community: WEST LAKE ESTATES LOT 1-40 TRACT A-C
Tract: WEST LAKE ESTATES LOT 1-40 TRACT A-C
The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/15/2019 by 1%
Status: Active


Exquisite highly desirable custom waterfront home in prestigious West Lake Estates on a huge lot. 5 beds/3 baths. Beautiful chefs kitchen w/cherry cabinets, granite countertops, all stainless steel appliances, double convection ovens and fridge. Gorgeous travertine and cherry wood floors. Combination family/game rooms w/pool table, wine cellar and bar area for indoor entertaining. Custom columns and designer's touches everywhere. Master bed has balcony overlooking large backyard, lake and mountain views. Huge master bath w/jacuzzi. Fabulous resort backyard w/ heated pool, spa, travertine patio, custom fireplace and lush landscaping. 2 RV gates. Everything has been highly upgraded! Access to Val Vista Lake amenities: pools, beach, spa, lagoon, tennis, racketball, gym + clubhouse. MUST SEE!!

Listed with Arizona Oasis Realty


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


$755,000 :: 1834 E Coral Tree Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,085 sq ft
Lot Size: 13,939 sq ft
Added: 10/10/18, Last Updated: 01/04/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5831466
Community: Val Vista Lakes
Tract: Val Vista Lakes
The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/4/2019 by 3%
Status: Active


Single story home nestled behind the Lakeside gates in Val Vista Lakes. Situated on a 13,500+ sq ft lot with a preferred North / South exposure. Located on the highly desirable main lake for long boat rides! Floor plan is elegant and ideal for entertaining yet comfortable for everyday living. Upon entering the home you are immediately drawn to the lake views providing that WOW factor! Formal living room and dining room have large windows and French doors providing natural abundant light. Kitchen opens up nicely to the family room! Impressive views of the lake can be seen from the entire back of the home. Outdoor living is abundant here! Covered patio over looks the negative edge pool and spa, built in barbecue, grassy areas, large side yards, mature citrus trees and boat dock! Split floor

Listed with DPR Realty LLC


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


$695,000 :: 2020 E FREEPORT Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,062 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,454 sq ft
Added: 06/25/18, Last Updated: 12/08/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5785216
Community: Regatta at Val Vista Lakes
Tract: Regatta at Val Vista Lakes
The price of this listing was last reduced on 12/8/2018 by 4%
Status: Active


Paver walk way leads to this beautiful waterfront home, completely remodeled and ready ** Enter to spacious living room and dining room ** Fireplace in family room with surround sound ** Gourmet kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, loads of storage and refrigerator will stay ** Master suite is kingsize with jacuzzi tub and separate shower, double sinks, gas fireplace and balcony with marble floors overlooking yard ** Large yard with pebble sheen swimming pool, separate jacuzzi, pomegranate, orange and lemon trees, loads of grassy play area, and boat dock ** There is so much to mention here and a few extras include shutters throughout, marble floors throughout, stone covered fireplaces and pillars outside, motorized chandelier can be lowered for cleaning,

Listed with Penfield Properties


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


$720,000 :: 1826 E Cascade Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,870 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,454 sq ft
Added: 11/30/18, Last Updated: 12/08/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5852673
Community: Val Vista Lakes Crystal Shores
Tract: Val Vista Lakes Crystal Shores
The price of this listing was last reduced on 12/8/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


Come experience waterfront living at Val Vista Lakes. Conveniently located to Dana Park and U.S. 60. This three bedroom with den/3 bath home is completely updated with tile floors, plush carpeting and granite counter tops. Balcony off master suite overlooking the lake. Take in all the breathtaking views Val Vista Lakes has to offer. See video and 3D tour links and be sure to visit the clubhouse to see all that is included in your low HOA fees, including tennis complex, indoor racquetball courts, cardio and weight training facilities, junior Olympic swimming pool and spa, banquet and meeting rooms, waterfalls and a tropical lagoon swimming pool with a sandy beach. Drive through the neighborhood to see the many sports parks and bicycle paths.

Listed with Homesmart


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


$699,900 :: 2111 E CLIPPER Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,025 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 09/17/18, Last Updated: 11/06/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5821409
Community: Regatta at Val Vista Lakes
Tract: Regatta at Val Vista Lakes
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/6/2018 by 3%
Status: Active


Exquisite, Lake Front home in The gated community of The Regatta in Val Vista Lakes, The grand staircase greets you as you enter the large cast front door, The Kitchen boasts Granite, stainless, breakfast nook, breakfast bar & an oversized walk-in pantry, the kitchen overlooks a large great room, perfect for entertaining & family, The beautiful backyard speaks for itself, it's a masterpiece with a gazebo, firepit, grassy area, sparkling pool with water feature & of course an incredible view of the lake with your own dock, the Luxurious Master Suite is a sanctuary with tile shower & surrounds & marble vanities, the private upstairs balcony has a stunning view of the lake, it's perfect for that morning cup of coffee or just relaxing & reading,

Listed with United Brokers Group


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


$709,900 :: 1912 E CATAMARAN Court, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,798 sq ft
Lot Size: 13,939 sq ft
Added: 01/11/18, Last Updated: 08/30/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5707695
Community: VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: VAL VISTA LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/30/2018 by 5%
Status: Active


THIS HOME IS IDEALLY SITUATED ON ONE OF THE LARGEST NORTH/SOUTH FACING WATERFRONT LOTS & HAS ONE OF THE MOST OPEN SPACIOUS FLOORPLANS IN REGATTA. (A Val Vista Lakes Community)IDEALLY LOCATED ON A CUL DE SAC, THE HOME IS SET BACK WITH A LONG WIDE DRIVEWAY THAT ACCOMMODATES PARKING FOR 3 CARS DEEP AND 3 CARS WIDE IN ADDITION TO THE OVERSIZED 3 CAR GARAGE.ADDITIONALLY, THIS HOME BOASTS ONE OF THE LARGEST BACK YARDS IN REGATTA WITH A REMODELED PEBBLE TEC SALTWATER POOL WITH NEW FILTER AND VARIABLE SPEED PUMP, SALTWATER SPA AND LARGE TRAVERTINE PAVER PATIO. ENJOY THE PRIVACY AND ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS VIEWS FROM THE COVERED ENTERTAINING AREA OR MASTER BALCONY. YOU CAN SIMPLY RELAX IN THE SPARKLING POOL OR TAKE THE BOAT OUT FROM YOUR PRIVATE DOCK THAT INCLUDES ELECTRIC AND WATER. Home features

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/!


$574,999 :: 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: 01/11/19, Last Updated: 01/11/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5866755
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
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 Balboa Realty, LLC


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


$399,900 :: 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: 10/23/18, Last Updated: 01/05/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5837356
Community: Ocotillo Lakes
Tract: Ocotillo Lakes
The price of this listing was last increased on 1/5/2019 by 2%
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


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$510,000 :: 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: 10/19/18, Last Updated: 01/05/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5834088
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/5/2019 by 2%
Status: Active


LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! BEST DEAL IN OCOTILLO LAKES! TOP SCHOOLS! Gorgeous Single Level Executive home located in one of the best neighborhoods in Chandler -The Enclave in Ocotillo. Gated community with tree lined streets, lakes,& grassy park areas located close to Chandler Traditional Academy, Snedigar Sports Complex, restaurants, shopping,& easy access to major highways.Beautiful split floor plan boasts 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 dens (easily converted into 4th bedroom & large master walk in closet), great room, formal living & dining room. Brand new wood planked tile floors, plantation shutters, pendant lighting, & new paint. The large eat-in kitchen has a wall oven, cook top, walk-in pantry, breakfast bar,& desk area. Large family room with gas fireplace. The master has private

Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage


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


$649,900 :: 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: 12/27/18, Last Updated: 12/27/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5860702
Community: Ocotillo Lakes Parcel I
Tract: Ocotillo Lakes Parcel I
Status: Active


IT WON'T LAST AT THIS PRICE! AMAZING WATER FRONT PROPERTY IN GATED ENCLAVE OF OCOTILLO LAKES! Premium N/S Lot! Popular Open Floorplan with Endless Natural Light! 4 Bedrooms (2 on each side of the house), perfect for offices off of each. Additional office on West side of the house too! Beautifully upgraded countertops & backsplash, upgraded maple cabinetry, stainless appliances with built-in oven, gas range, and sub-zero fridge. Enjoy Neutral Colors throughout then step out back to incredible pool, grass & Citrus Trees. Incredible Views through oversized windows, past covered patio to Lake. Master Suite has desirable separate walk-out to Patio. 3-Car Garage has Epoxy Floors & New Hot Water Heater! FANTASTIC LOCATION minutes to retail/ shopping/restaurants/hiking/lakes/golf & 101/202!

Listed with Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty


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