Province Adult Waterfront Community in Maricopa

Community Center Waterfront View Waterfront Community for Active Adults

Province is an active adult community with a guarded entry and a community center that is sure to impress.  Province boasts a 32,000 square foot clubhouse that features something for everyone; a resort-style outdoor pool, an indoor lap pool, ballroom, fitness center, café, basketball court, outdoor amphitheater, bocce ball and tennis courts. Originally developed by Engle starting in 2003, construction in Province came to a halt after Engle filed for bankruptcy in 2008.  Shortly after that Meritage acquired the remaining lots.

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Peoria Az. Waterfront Lake Communities – Desert Harbor & Ventana Lakes

Desert Harbor Waterfront HomesDesert Harbor and Ventana Lakes Communities

Peoria lake communities offers potential buyers some options when looking for waterfront property.  Desert Harbor offers a 46 acre body of water where residents who enjoy boating will enjoy a relaxing ride at their choosing.  Ventana Lakes is focused on providing active adults a waterfront experience and the amenities of a well run age restricted community. Continue reading “Peoria Az. Waterfront Lake Communities – Desert Harbor & Ventana Lakes”

Mesa, Az. Waterfront Communities and Property – Homes, Townhouses and Condos

Overview of Mesa Waterfront Property

Mesa has a variety of lake communities; ranging from newer waterfront condos in Superstition Lakes to active adult waterfront homes in Leisure World.  Dobson Ranch is the largest lake community in Mesa located next to the Dobson Ranch municipal golf course.  Dobson Ranch waterfront townhouses and condos can be found in developments such as The Landings, Water Works, and Lake Park Development.

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The best Phoenix waterfront property search on the internet

Not all Phoenix Waterfront Search Tools are created equal

Whenever you are able to search for homes, land or properties on a realtor website,  it is done through an IDX (Internet Data Exchange).  They all use the MLS listing as the source data.  However, they are not all presented or displayed in the same format. Each has its pros and cons.   After reviewing many IDX systems,  the search tool below is the best one I’ve seen.  The reasons and basic search procedures are listed below. Whether you’re looking for a waterfront home in Chandler or Gilbert, or a starter home in Mesa, this IDX property search will save you time and frustration.

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Phoenix area lake communities with a community pool

Waterfront communities with a community pool

Let’s face it, it can be nearly an impossible task to live in Arizona and not grave the relief that a private pool in your backyard can offer.  When it’s 110 degrees outside, you will be convinced it is a must-have.  Even when your Phoenix home is a second or vacation home used mainly during the winter months, pools are an attractive addition to any backyard.  But there may be reasons why you should forgo that luxury and let your community HOA manage that responsibility.

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Leisure World Active Adult Lake Community in Mesa

Retirement Community with lakeviews at Leisure World in Mesa Az.

Leisure World was established in 1972 and I’m sure it was considered to be “way out there” in east Mesa.  Now this 1.5 square mile active adult/retirement lakefront gated community with waterfront homes is part of the greater Phoenix area that connects seamlessly with the rest of Mesa and neighboring cities.  Build out occured in 1994 with over 2,600 homes, both condos and single family homes,  built by three builders; Western Savings, Dietz Crane, and Rossmoor. Leisure World residents can be a young as age 45, as long as 80 percent of all residents are 55 and over.

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CantaMia in Estrella Mountain Ranch – Adult Lake Community

 Goodyear Active Adult Waterfront and Lake Community in Estrella Mountain

 My search this week for waterfront and lake communities in the Phoenix area landed me at CantaMia by Joseph Carl Homes in Estrella Mountain Ranch in Goodyear.   This active adult retirement lake community features 17 acres of lakes in phase I and 23 acres in phase 2 & 3.  Total homesites at buildout will be just under 1,800.  CantaMia offers 14 home plans that range in size from 1,189 to 2,852 square feet and will also feature its own community center that promises to be one of best in the valley.  CantaMia residents also have access to the impressive Starpointe Residents Club.

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Estrella Mountain Ranch- Lakefront Community in Goodyear

Goodyear Waterfront Homes and Lake Community

Estrella Mountain Ranch in Goodyear is home to its’ largest lake community that according to planning documents has the potential to grow to 50,000 homes and 1,600 acres of commercial development.  This secluded community has one of the best community centers, resident waterpark and community pools in the west valley, and is located right next to the 19,840 acre Estrella Mountain Regional Park.  Nestled next to the Sierra Estrella mountains just 8 miles south of the I-10,  Estrella Mountain residents enjoy over 40 acres of parks that include pathways, pavilions, an amphitheater, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts.  On the lake north lake is the Yacht Club that offers sailboats, paddle boats, canoes, and kayaks.  Estrella is also home to a Nicklaus-designed championship golf course.

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Gated Waterfront Communities in Phoenix

Gated Lake Subdivisions and Waterfront Property

When looking for Phoenix area waterfront homes, your dream home could be hiding behind one of the gated lake communities featuring waterfront homes. These unique gated subdivisions are spread throughout the valley in cities and towns such as Chandler, Mesa, Maricopa, Scottsdale, Tempe and Gilbert among others.

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Ventana Lakes – Active Adult Waterfront Homes Community in Peoria and Sun City

Ventana lakes waterfront homes in Sun City and Peoria offer active adult lake community propertyVentana Lakes Community Spans Two Cities and Two Zip Codes

Ventana Lakes lake community is the only community that I know of  in the Phoenix valley that is part of two cities, Peoria and Sun City, and covered by two zip codes, 85373 and 85382.  Those residents that live west of 107 Ave. are in Sun City 85373, while the Ventana Lakes residents on the east of 107th Ave. are part of Peoria 85382.  Regardless of the city or zip code, all belong to the Ventana  Lakes Property Owners Association. Ventana Lakes , situated on 480 acres, has been recognized as the “Adult Community for the Young-at-Heart”.

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