What makes a Gilbert waterfront home great? – The View
One of the most important criteria for a waterfront home is not the curb appeal as you drive up to the house, but the view from the backyard looking out on the lake. Even though an appraiser may not be able to quantify this view, waterfront home buyers understand the importance of a view that extends more than 100 feet from the shoreline. The Islands is also a true boating community that allows boating for lakefront residents with pontoon boats as you can see from the picture to the right.
Waterfront Views at The Islands lake community in Gilbert
South lake in The Islands is surrounded by the lakeside communities of Catalina Bay, Key Harbor, and Windhaven. Over 140 waterfront residents in these communities can enjoy waterfront views of 150 – 250 ft. or more in most cases. Lot sizes range from 8,000 sq.ft. to over 12,000 sq.ft. Home builders in Catalina Bay, Key Harbor and Windhaven include UDC and Blandford Homes. Unlike residents that live north of Warner, residents in The Islands south of Warner road are part of the Chandler school district even though they have a Gilbert address.
When comparing lake communities in the Phoenix area, you will also want to be aware of the source of water for the lake. In this respect you’ll find that The Islands compares very well in regards to water clarity to other Phoenix lake communities because of the water source for the lakes.
North of Warner Rd. are two lakes and each is about 1/2 mile from end to end. Communities with great views include Catalina Bay, Harbor Point, Coral Point, Coral Reef, Tres Vistas, Sandcastle Village, and Coral Reef towhouses. It is not uncommon for houses to have over 150 feet from one shore to the opposite shore.
Does The Islands lake community allow boating?
To the east in the Historic District of Gilbet, you’ll find the Hale Centre Theatre and favorite restaurants such as Joe’s Real Barbeque, The Farmhouse, Next to the McQueen Activity Center is one of the many jogging trails that run throughout the east valley. If you enjoy jogging or riding your bike, the trails will provide miles of enjoyment without having to worry about sharing the road with cars. If you head so to the 202 freeway, a couple of minutes drive to the east will put you in the middle of the San Tan Village Outdoor Mall.
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