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.

$725,000 :: 1717 E Coco Palm Court, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 4,052 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,196 sq ft
Added: 02/01/19, Last Updated: 03/16/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5876441
Community: VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: VAL VISTA LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/16/2019 by 5%
Status: Active


Welcome to your DREAM HOME with a basement! Gorgeous 5 bed / 4 bath, 3 car extended depth garage and side double gate!! This lakeside home in the HIGHLY DESIRABLE Val Vista Lakes, GATED ''Lakeside'' community. New exterior and interior paint, carpet, most of the interior hardware and light fixtures and many other various trim work!!! Home features a wide open floor plan, easy clean-up tile flooring and beautiful finishes throughout. Outstanding chef's kitchen fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and tons of wood cabinet storage. LARGE living room has stunning wood flooring, custom stone fireplace, built-in entertainment center and double doors to backyard access. Backyard has grassy area, nice patio areas and a custom boat dock!!! This is a stunning home!!

Listed with Results 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/!


$799,000 :: 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: 03/14/19, Last Updated: 03/14/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5895944
Community: WEST LAKE ESTATES LOT 1-40 TRACT A-C
Tract: WEST LAKE ESTATES LOT 1-40 TRACT A-C
Status: Active


Highly desirable luxury 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. Travertine + 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. Home warranty. 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/!


$700,000 :: 1825 E MONARCH BAY Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,140 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,761 sq ft
Added: 03/05/19, Last Updated: 03/05/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5891470
Community: CRYSTAL SHORES AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: CRYSTAL SHORES AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Status: Active


Another beautiful waterfront home with dramatic vaulted ceilings on the ''big'' lake in the much sought after community of Val Vista Lakes**Enter to living room and separate dining room*Island kitchen has been remodeled with stainless steel appliances, gas stove, beautiful cabinets, walk in pantry and eating area*Family room has marble gas fireplace*Luxury master suite boasts remodeled bathroom, jacuzzi tub, double sinks, and closet organizers*Fabulous yard has outdoor kitchen with sink, bar and grill, pebble tec pool and separate spa*High pressure mister systems on downstairs patio and upstairs deck*Val Vista Lakes community includes 4 lakes, a swimming lagoon, junior Olympic pool and jacuzzi*The clubhouse includes cardio room, weight room, indoor racquetball, plus renowned banquet

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/!


$749,000 :: 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: 03/03/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5831466
Community: Val Vista Lakes
Tract: Val Vista Lakes
The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/29/2019 by 1%
Status: Conditional


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/!


$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/!


$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/!


$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: 02/07/19, Last Updated: 03/03/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5879723
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/3/2019 by 2%
Status: Active


REMODELED in 2019 with NEW GREYS - New Paint - New Flooring. This is a one of a kind beautiful custom executive home in a golf and lake community! 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


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


$365,000 :: 1472 W BLUE RIDGE Way, Chandler AZ, 85248

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,636 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 02/28/19, Last Updated: 02/28/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5889058
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
Status: Active


Fully upgraded Single-Level home in the sought-after Ocotillo Lakes. New WHITE soft-closing cabinetry, Stainless Steel appliances, Quartz counters everywhere, new brushed nickel fixtures, new woodgrain tiles, new two-tone paints, new 4'' wood baseboard, new carpet. Spacious and vaulted living room with bay windows, family room w/Gas Fireplace, Sunroof, and French doors. Master with bay windows. Lush grass in the front/side. Matured trees and huge lawn in the back yard. This beautiful home is in the lake community with park and playground. Close to everything, Safeway, Chandler sports complex, schools, restaurants, banks, fitness, postal office, and golf courses. Easy access to 101, 202 and I-10. House is in perfect condition and ready to go. Hurry up and check it out before it disappears.

Listed with Arizona United 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/!


$572,500 :: 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: 02/22/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5866755
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 2/22/2019 by 0%
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/!


15 Replies to “Boating in Phoenix Lake Communities”

  1. boats in general, and more so with pontoon boats, there are only so many ways to build a boat, and very few material choices.

    the big differences tend to be in floor layouts, how the interior or the deck is laid out. what type of seats, and where are they.
    and in what powers it, which can be different between two of the same make, model and year depending on what the dealership that sold it dealt with.
    mercury is the most common one, having more sales then anybody else has that effect.

    but even if two of same make, model and year both have the same brand powering it, the hull may be rated for 90 hp and one of them the person buying it paid for the 90 hp while the other one only got the cheaper 60 hp.

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