What makes a Gilbert waterfront home great? – The ViewThe  Islands Waterfront with boats

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.

The Island Lake CommunityWaterfront 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.

The Islands Waterfront Property for Sale

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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.

Satellite View of The  Islands

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?

Waterfront townhouse at Coral ReefHomes for sale in The Islands both waterfront and not waterfront

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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.

The Islands Lake at SunsetIf you are a waterfront home owner and would like to know the value of your home, click on What is the Value of My Waterfront Home? for a free analysis.

Other communities that are built on lake with good waterfront views include Pinelake Estates, Val Vista LakesOcotillo,  and The Lakes in Tempe.

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$339,900 :: 831 W SAN MATEO Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,007 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 06/22/18, Last Updated: 06/23/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5784390
Community: ISLANDS PARCEL 30B LOT 1-14 TR
Tract: ISLANDS PARCEL 30B LOT 1-14 TR
Status: Active


Welcome to paradise in the Islands of Gilbert! 4 bed 2 bath 3 car garage single level home perfect for any size family. Recently painted exterior looks beautiful & modern. Inside you'll find all new wide plank wood look tile, vaulted ceilings, & open concept kitchen w/ HUGE breakfast bar! Kitchen features granite counters, ss appliances, white cabinets, & LARGE walk-in pantry. Master bath has french door entry, walk-in closet, dual vanity sinks, & separate shower/tub big enough for 2! Out back you'll find a pebble-tec diving pool ready for all of your summer fun! Excellent location, close to freeways, downtown Gilbert, & highly rated schools. Community features lakes, fishing, boating (community dock right around the corner!), playgrounds, parks, trails, ramadas.. 2 much 2 list must see!!

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$469,000 :: 433 S LAKE MIRAGE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 2,593 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,227 sq ft
Added: 04/06/18, Last Updated: 06/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5747954
Community: LAKE MIRAGE LOT 1-38 TR A-I
Tract: LAKE MIRAGE LOT 1-38 TR A-I
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/6/2018 by 2%
Status: Active


One of the most incredible view lots in The Islands with soaring ceilings and windows to appreciate the one-of-a-kind long lake view in multiple directions. This beautiful home comes with designer kitchen, granite countertops, travertine flooring, and upgraded finishes thought. Two masters, one up and one downstairs equipped with two vanities. Relax outside while enjoying the tranquil water or enjoy an active lifestyle community with restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Exterior includes built in dock, entertaining fridge, and second story patio with views galore.

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$275,000 :: 930 W Sun Coast Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,658 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 06/22/18, Last Updated: 06/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5784017
Community: CHARTER POINT AT THE ISLANDS L
Tract: CHARTER POINT AT THE ISLANDS L
Status: Active


Come to one of the most desirable and established Gilbert communities, the Islands! Location, location, location, Close to fast-growing downtown Gilbert area with its restaurants and entertainment, and walking distance to public and charter schools. This beautiful updated single-story home features spacious vaulted ceilings, new tile & carpet and freshly painted throughout. The kitchen boast lots of natural light and New Corian counters, new sink, faucet and garbage disposal. Spacious Master bedroom with an enormous walk in closet and all NEW master bath offers separate shower and tub, double sinks with private exit. Charter Point subdivision offers community pool and access to the community center. Register your boat with the HOA and take full advantage of this Lake community.

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$435,000 :: 1150 W PENINSULA Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,493 sq ft
Lot Size: 14,374 sq ft
Added: 06/21/18, Last Updated: 06/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5783800
Community: WINDHAVEN LOT 1-65 TR A-C
Tract: WINDHAVEN LOT 1-65 TR A-C
Status: Active


This one is a must see! Located in Gilbert, this three bedroom includes a three car garage with built in cabinets and a desert landscape. Cozy living room, step up to formal dining. There is a fireplace in the great room. The eat in kitchen has a breakfast bar, granite counter top, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, built in microwave, breakfast room. Three guest rooms have access to a full bath with dbl sink. Master suite has a full bath, dbl vanity, unique backsplash in the shower, separate tub, walk in closet. Lovely backyard includes a pool, a covered patio with ceiling fan, and an RV gate/parking. It's sure to get snatched up quickly. Make it your new home today!

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$289,900 :: 1214 W SANDMAN Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,665 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 06/21/18, Last Updated: 06/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5783607
Community: ISLANDS PATIO HOMES
Tract: ISLANDS PATIO HOMES
Status: Active


Beautiful home in excellent condition. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage on a cul-de-sac lot across from the community pool. Located in highly desirable Eliott Shores in the Islands. You'll love the remodeled kitchen featuring an abundance of newer cabinetry, granite counters, pendant lighting and recessed lighting, pantry and huge breakfast bar. Other updates include newer AC, lighting, hardware, fixtures and fans. The family room features tile throughout, vaulted ceilings and a cozy wood burning fire place. The serene backyard offers large grassy area, mature trees (including citrus), low maintenance plants and large covered patio and a fabulous outdoor fireplace and seating area. The home shows as well as the photos! Come see today!

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$366,000 :: 431 S LAGUNA Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,543 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 05/30/18, Last Updated: 06/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5772798
Community: SEAPORT VILLAGE LOT 1-25
Tract: SEAPORT VILLAGE LOT 1-25
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/21/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


Nestled in The Islands Community, this home has access to the 80-acres of lakes and 30-acres of grass, with sports courts and exercise areas. Enter past the mature shade tree to find a generous living area with vaulted ceilings leading to a family room and open kitchen overlooking a sparkling pool and spa in the backyard. Nearby, a bricked fireplace will keep you warm once swimming season has ended. Upstairs, the master bedroom offers a walk-in closet and ensuite bath with a garden tub and step-in shower. Home comes with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Terms and conditions apply.

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$340,000 :: 820 W EMERALD ISLAND Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,842 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,147 sq ft
Added: 06/20/18, Last Updated: 06/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5783081
Community: NEWPORT LOT 1-101
Tract: NEWPORT LOT 1-101
Status: Active


This Gilbert one-story is located in a well-kept neighborhood and offers an in-ground pool, granite kitchen countertops, marble master bath countertops, a fireplace, and a two-car garage. Enjoy a huge backyard. Upgraded features include a new roof, new carpet in select rooms, and fresh interior paint. A community dock, three lakes, basketball court, sand volleyball, bocce ball court, playground, facility rental, full-size exercise track (4 laps = 1 mile), shaded ramadas with picnic tables, and charcoal grills are all part of the HOA. Home comes with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Terms and conditions apply.

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$408,900 :: 783 S LAGOON Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,757 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 06/07/18, Last Updated: 06/19/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5777380
Community: CATALINA BAY AT THE ISLANDS UN
Tract: CATALINA BAY AT THE ISLANDS UN
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/19/2018 by 0%
Status: Active


GORGEOUS 4 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Home, recently refreshed with new bathrooms kitchen and NEW AC in 2015! Prime location in the coveted Islands Community in central Gilbert! This Home Boasts a Gourmet Kitchen, 3 Car Garage, Split Floor Plan, Oversized Master Retreat, No Carpets and a fresh coat of paint! This Single Story Turn Key Home boasts a sparkling play pool and oversized patio for your outdoor entertainment!

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$395,450 :: 1525 W TARA Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,836 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 05/25/18, Last Updated: 06/19/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5771160
Community: BAYVIEW 2 LOT 1-121 TR A B
Tract: BAYVIEW 2 LOT 1-121 TR A B
Status: Active


Location, location, location! You can't ask for a nicer place to live. This North-South exposure home is neatly tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac in Bayview II, located within the Exclusive Islands Lake Community. Surrounded by a greenbelt park, you are also within walking distance of the playground and community pool. Enter the home and the first thing you notice is the vaulted ceilings and fireplace that welcome you into the living room. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops as well as a kitchen island. Perfect for for cooking and entertaining. This four bedroom home features one bedroom on the lower level and the remaining three on the upper level. This is not just a master bedroom, it is a MASTER SUITE! You have access to your private deck where you

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$299,900 :: 1219 W RIVIERA Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,255 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 05/20/18, Last Updated: 06/17/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5769069
Community: THE ISLANDS PATIO HOMES
Tract: THE ISLANDS PATIO HOMES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/17/2018 by 2%
Status: Active


VERY MOTIVATED SELLER-Over 35k in recent upgrades throughout. Fully renovated and ready to move in gorgeous pool property for the pickiest buyer. bathrooms, flooring and paint completely upgraded- Home is AS IS

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