Sources of water for Phoenix lake and waterfront home communities

Many visitors are amazed that Phoenix has lake communities and waterfront homes since Arizona is in fact a desert.  The next question is obviously, “Where does the water come from?”.   Isn’t this a waste of scarce water resources?   And if you own a waterfront home in one of the Phoenix lake communities, don’t you want to know the source of the water next to your lot?  This may turn out to be another  criteria in your search for a waterfront home.   If you are interested in  the answers to these questions, read on.

 The uses of SRP canal water, well water and reclaimed water in lake communities

If you are interested in owning a waterfront  home, knowing the type of water that you’ll be viewing each day may be of interest to you. There are basically three alternatives; 1) Well water, SRP canal water, or Reclaimed water.  The earlier a lake community was developed, the greater the likelihood that the lake water source could be well or SRP water. Well Water:  Lake communities that use well  water are older communities or inherited water rights.  An incomplete list of lake commmunities that use well water are Leisure World in Mesa, Dawn and Viewpoint lakes in Sun City, Oakwood Lakes in Chandler, Desert Harbor in Peoria, Scottsdale Ranch, Lakewood in Ahwatukee, and valley water ski communities.  An obvious difference will be the clarity of the water compared to reclaimed water Father & Son Enjoying the Wildlifelakes.

Ahwatukee Area Waterfront Homes

Oakwood Lakes in Chandler

Scottsdate Ranch Luxury Waterfront Homes

Peoria Waterfront Homes

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 SRP Water: The Salt River Project (SRP) conveys surface water from the Verde River and Salt River watersheds. The SRP system is composed of six dams, 1,300 miles of canals.  A partial list, many in Gilbert, includes Val Vista Lakes, The Islands, Stonebridge Lakes, The Lakes in Tempe, and in Chandler;  The Springs and Pecos Ranch, and Garden Lakes and Crystal Gardens in Avondale.

Gilbert Waterfront Homes

Pecos Ranch Homes

The Lakes in Tempe Waterfront Homes

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Reclaimed Water: The most recent lake communities use reclaimed water.  Chandler is one of the biggest producers of reclaimed water which is used in those communities that belong to the Ocotillo Community Association which includes 167 acres of interconnected lakes. This includes such Chandler communities as Ocotillo, Ocotillo Lakes, Embarcadero, Vistas at Ocotillo, Cantabria Shores, Balboa Point and The Peninsula.  Other communities include Arrowhead Ranch and Sun Lakes.

Arrowhead Ranch Waterfront Homes

Chandler Waterfront Homes

Sun Lakes Waterfront Homes

If you are interested in receiving up to date homes for sale in lake communities via e-mail, click on send me waterfront homesTo confirm the type of water used in any lake community, call the HOA and ask for someone that is familiar with the community.

The Lakes in Tempe Waterfront Home

 Phoenix man made lakes have their own eco-system

Regardless of the water source for Phoenix area lake communities, a balanced biological ecosystem must exist for each body of water. Instead of vast amounts of chemicals, this is done naturally through the use of  specific breeds of fish.   Phoenix man made lakes use fish  such as Israeli carp and goldfish which control grass and algae. Koi fish help control mosquitos, while catfish eat dead fish carcuss.  Other fish  used in balancing these biological ecosystems include blue gill, sunfish and bass.   The Lakes in Tempe spends $10,000 every year stocking fish in their lakes which include bass, catfish, trout, tilapia, sunfish and bluegill according to Christine Baldanza, the community manager.

Most HOA’s do allow community residents to fish in the lakes while most are catch and release.  Some require a permit, some don’t.  It is best to check with the community HOA for specific guidelines.

Springs waterfront home

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Gilbert Waterfront and Lake Communities

 

$1,900,000 :: 378 N SHORE Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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6 beds, 6 baths
Home size: 7,120 sq ft
Lot Size: 20,037 sq ft
Added: 03/11/17, Last Updated: 10/18/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5573801
Community: CRYSTAL POINT ESTATES AMD LOT
Tract: CRYSTAL POINT ESTATES AMD LOT
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/17/2017 by 5%
Status: Active


Resort Style Living! PRICED BELOW CURRENT APPRAISAL! Fabulous Custom Home on Private water ski lake! 6 BR,4 Full & 2 half Baths. Featuring 164' of Waterfront living. Recently remodeled! Seller spared no expense on the remodel of this soft contemporary home! OWNED SOLAR SYSTEM WITH CURRENT ELECTRIC AT ONLY $225/MONTH! Fabulous formal living room w/wall of windows w/lake views greats you upon entry. Exquisite master suite on main level w/sitting room & fireplace. Huge master bath w/his & hers vanities, jetted tub, huge walk in snail shower, & a large custom built closet, every ladies dream! 3 other bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths on main level.Chef's kitchen w/new top of the line stainless steel appliances, double ovens, induction cook top, subzero refrigerator, beverage refrigerator drawers,

Listed with Revelation Real Estate


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$459,000 :: 2044 E CLIPPER Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,546 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,583 sq ft
Added: 09/27/17, Last Updated: 10/18/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5665712
Community: REGATTA AT VAL VISTA LAKES AMD
Tract: REGATTA AT VAL VISTA LAKES AMD
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/27/2017 by 2%
Status: Active


Here it is! Custom Waterfront property in Gated Community with Diving Pool and Private Boat Dock. This is a truly unique home located in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Gilbert, ''The Regatta at Val Vista Lakes''! The community features multiple pools, state of the art clubhouse, private tennis courts and much more. This property has been well maintained and features a large eat in kitchen, separate family and living rooms, huge balcony over looking the lake, large master suite with dual sinks and separate garden tub and shower. This open floorpan has plenty of space for all of your needs and 2 bedrooms up and 2 bedrooms down.Gorgeous mature landscaping and plantation shutters make this the perfect private retreat on the lake.This property is priced to sell!

Listed with Rio Salado Realty, LLC


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$390,999 :: 1341 W WINDRIFT Way, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,017 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,356 sq ft
Added: 09/15/17, Last Updated: 10/16/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5661079
Community: SANDCASTLE VILLAGE LOT 1-31 TR
Tract: SANDCASTLE VILLAGE LOT 1-31 TR
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/11/2017 by 2%
Status: Active


This North/ South exposure home has been fully updated and offers 3 bedrooms that all have a water view. 2.5 bathrooms that have granite and under-mount sinks. The entire first floor has new wood-look tile and a wood-burning fireplace with travertine stacked stone. The kitchen offers all new soft close cabinets including 2 lazy Susan's and all lower cabinets are drawers for ease of use. The kitchen has brand new granite countertops, subway tile backsplash and a garden window for growing fresh herbs. All brand new stainless steel appliances. This home offers a large pantry off the kitchen that measures 9 feet long by 5 feet deep. The laundry room has a beautiful granite countertop folding area and stainless steel hanging rack. Relax in your paved backyard or take a dip in the pool.

Listed with American Realty Brokers


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$360,000 :: 244 N CORRINE Court, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,005 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 10/13/17, Last Updated: 10/13/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5673864
Community: STONEBRIDGE LAKES ESTATES UNIT
Tract: STONEBRIDGE LAKES ESTATES UNIT
Status: Active


This home is a rare find in the beautiful lake community of Stonebridge Lakes Estates. There is an amazing lake view with a meandering brick walkway down to the lake. Completing the backyard is lush landscaping including fruit trees and an extended 33 X 14 covered brick patio. Ceramic tile entry way leads to formal living and dining area complete with custom shutters. Kitchen includes bay window eating area, walk-in pantry, butcher block island, smooth top stove with microwave and Kitchen Aid refrigerator. Family room adjoins kitchen & has a corner fireplace, French doors lead to the patio from the family room & master bedroom. Awesome location is close to downtown Gilbert with all the fantastic restaurants & outside patio seating. Easy access to freeways, shopping and schools.

Listed with RE/MAX Alliance Group


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$345,000 :: 268 W VERANO Place, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,140 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,356 sq ft
Added: 10/12/17, Last Updated: 10/12/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5673049
Community: PARCELS 11,12 & 13 OF LAGO
Tract: PARCELS 11,12 & 13 OF LAGO
Status: Active


Beautiful Lake Property located in Lago -Estancia. This two story home with three bedrooms, two & half bathroom, has a backyard, kitchen, and dining room with amazing views of the lake at Lago -Estancia. Enjoy your early morning with the peaceful serenity of the master bedroom patio and its lake, view or with gate access to the lake, entertainment takes on a whole new meaning. Expand your party through access to additional space off the backyard. Enjoy a casual at home experience, or travel minutes to the excitement of downtown Gilbert. The lake is stocked, and non-motorized boats are permitted.Walkways, bike path, lake view, and easy access to downtown Gilbert. Life is Good!

Listed with Realty ONE Group


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$585,000 :: 480 N MONDEL Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,552 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,325 sq ft
Added: 10/06/17, Last Updated: 10/06/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5670414
Community: PLAYA DEL REY
Tract: PLAYA DEL REY
Status: Active


ENJOY RESORT STYLE LIVING IN THIS BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED PLAYA DEL RAY WATERFRONT HOME. AN ENTERTAINERS DREAM! OPEN THE DOOR TO SOARING VAULTED CEILINGS INTO THE FORMAL LIVING AND DINING AREA. ENJOY THE LAKE VIEW FROM HERE OR HEAD STRAIGHT TO THE BACKYARD. SOAK IN THE HEATED SPA OR TAKE A DIVE INTO THE PEBBLE TECH POOL. THE MASTER SUITE IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON THE FIRST FLOOR AND BOASTS AN EXQUISITELY REMODELED MASTER BATH WITH A WALK IN TILE SHOWER, SOAKING TUB AND LARGE DUAL VANITY. YOUR KIDS OR GUESTS WILL ALSO ENOJOY A REMODELED BATH UPSTAIRS WITH TWO BEDROOMS, A LOFT AND SPECTACULAR VIEW FROM THE BALCONY. THE COMMUNITY AMENITIES ARE ENDLESS. THE LAKE ALLOWS SKIING, BOATING, AND SO MUCH MORE. VISIT THE CLUB HOUSE, PUTT PUTT GOLF COURSE OR VENTURE VIA PRIVATE ACCESS TO MCQUEEN PARK.

Listed with My Home Group Real Estate


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$749,900 :: 1401 E CORAL COVE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 5 baths
Home size: 4,418 sq ft
Lot Size: 33,976 sq ft
Added: 10/02/17, Last Updated: 10/02/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5668179
Community: WEST LAKE ESTATES LOT 1-40
Tract: WEST LAKE ESTATES LOT 1-40
Status: Active


4 bedroom/5 bath home right on the water in beautiful, gated Val Vista Lakes community. Home features private dock, 5 car garage with boat drive through, private tennis court, separate gazebo with bathroom, indoor pool and spa, huge master suite, wet bar, 2 fireplaces, elevator, soaring ceilings, outdoor BBQ, central vac and intercom system. A must see!

Listed with American Allstar Realty


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$615,000 :: 1449 W BAHIA Court, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 4,282 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 09/08/17, Last Updated: 09/28/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5657577
Community: THE ISLANDS UNIT 1 LOT 1-9
Tract: THE ISLANDS UNIT 1 LOT 1-9
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/8/2017 by 5%
Status: Active


WATERFRONT Cul De Sac BASEMENT home with 5 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. LAKE VIEWS can be enjoyed from the Kitchen, Living & Dining room. Upstairs Master has a Large Walk in Closet, VIEW Balcony, Dual Sinks & a separate Shower & Tub. There are 2 other bedrooms & a full bathroom with a loft area upstairs. An Additional Bedroom is located on the Main Floor next to a Full Bathroom & Laundry area. The main floor offers a Family Room, Living Room & Formal Dining Area. Passage Way to the Basement is cleverly located behind bookcase in the entryway & offers a great area for a Gym, Living Space or Bedroom. Gourmet Kitchen has a Breakfast Area, Granite Counters, Sub Zero Built In Refrigerator & JenAir Gas Stove. Backyard Oasis features a Large Pool, Stone Water Feature & Palm Trees.

Listed with Ann Adams And Associates Realty, LLC


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$490,000 :: 1700 E Lakeside Drive #28, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,886 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,662 sq ft
Added: 05/30/17, Last Updated: 09/27/17
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 5612526
Community: BRECKENRIDGE BAY LOT 1-65 TR A
Tract: BRECKENRIDGE BAY LOT 1-65 TR A
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/17/2017 by 6%
Status: Active


Beautiful water front lot in the highly desirable Breckenridge Bay Community. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bath with the Master Bedroom downstairs. Enjoy the gorgeous Arizona sun with the sparkling pool looking over the lake. This home is just waiting for your personal touch. This wont last long!! ***NEW ROOF, NEW AC UNITS***Being offered ''AS IS''

Listed with TreeHouse Realty, LLC


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$374,500 :: 1317 W WINDRIFT Way, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,850 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,920 sq ft
Added: 06/30/17, Last Updated: 09/22/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5626915
Community: SANDCASTLE VILLAGE LOT 1-31 TR
Tract: SANDCASTLE VILLAGE LOT 1-31 TR
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/30/2017 by 0%
Status: Active


Fantastic upgraded waterfront home in ''The Islands'' in Gilbert for sale! Soaring ceilings and beautifully custom-made veneer stone fireplace wow you once you enter. Elegant wood like tiles throughout the 1st floor, and plantation shutters in the entire home. Modernly upgraded kitchen features chic tile backsplash, stainless appliances, granite slab counter tops and a nice water view from kitchen and dining room that you cannot resist! Upstairs is where 3 bedrooms are, all with walk-in closets and an ideal layout splits the master suite from other guest bedrooms. A huge window in the master bedroom takes advantage of the lakeview for you to wake up refreshing every morninig! Biking by the lake or canoeing on the lake will be the new lifestyle to get used to. This home has so much to offer

Listed with Revelation Real Estate


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