If you count the individual Chandler waterfront communities, you’ll easily be in excess of 25 Chandler lake communities. Many of them are part of the overall Ocotillo Community Association. Many of these are well know Ocotillo lake communities such as Balboa Point, Embarcadero, Cantabria Shores, Bridges at Ocotillo The Vista at Ocotillo, The Penisula, and Crown Point. This post will give anyone interested in Chandler waterfront homes a good overview of the available options.
Newer Ocotillo Chandler Lake Community
The Watermark at Ocotillo joins other Ocotillo master planned communities such as Monterey Bay, Cottonwood Springs, Cantabria Shores and other highly regarded Chandler neighborhoods as part of the desireable Ocotillo waterfront communities. Those who work at Intel and other high tech companies will cherish the close proximity and almost non-existent commute. A little over 3 miles away is the 202 freeway offering easy access to the rest of the Phoenix valley, with the Chandler Fashion Mall less than 5 miles from the Watermark at Ocotillo waterfront community. Homes in Watermark at Ocotillo range in size from 2,600 to 4,400 sq.ft. and 20 lakefront homes.
This 234 unit gated community of townhouse style condos located within the Ocotillo master planned community features 2 and 3 bedroom floor plans that range in size from 1,226 to 1,805 sq.ft. The development includes a community swimming pool, spa, fitness center and clubhouse. Unique features of this Chandler Az community include 2 car garages and 9 foot ceilings. The award winning builder Starpointe Communities began building in 2003 and completed the development in 2006 so the feel and architecture is more contemporary than other communities in the area.
Some of the best views from lakeside homes in Chandler may be the result of a balanced blend of lakefront property bordered by lush greens and fairways of well maintained golf courses. This is definitely the case for Ocotillo homes in subdivisions such as Crown Point, The Island at Ocotillo, The Vistas at Ocotillo among others.
Cantabria Shores is located in south Chandler in the Ocotillo area and has some of the best views of any waterfront community in the valley. This is because of the lake and golf course combination that offers a view not characteristic of typical townhouse developments. Floor plans of these chandler townhomes for sale range from 1,100 sq.ft up to 2,217 sq.ft with a 1 or 2 car garage and include single and two story designs. As late as 2007, larger townhouses sold for over $400K.
Ocotillo neighborhoods in Chandler are known for their lakes and waterways but do you know what goes on behind the scenes to keep the lakes functioning? The picture to the right is one of 15 pumping stations that keep the water recirculating, moving from lake to lake, and irrigating over 1,900 acres. But where does the water come from? How many gallons per day are used to irrigate and maintain the Ocotillo Community? What keeps the water from seeping into the ground beneath the lakes? What species of fish are stocked in the lakes and what purpose do they serve? Unless you know the answer to these questions, then maybe you should click the “Read the rest of this entry” button that follows.
Ocotillo Lakes amenities among the best
Besides having some of the most prestigious waterfront neighborhoods in the valley, the Ocotillo Lakes area of south Chandler ranks high in academic acheivement, and provides many family centered activities, and low crime rates compared to national standards and some of the lowest in Chandler.
Waterfront home incremental market value
I received a call from another agent asking what the incremental market value was of a waterfront or lakefront home versus a similar home not on the water. In many of the tax records, it discloses a premium paid by the original owners. The initial lot premium for a waterfront lot charged by builders in The Islands and Ocotillo Lakes might range from $30,000 – $45,000, which represented more than 10% of the initial home cost. While the builder was able to charge a premium for the lakefront lot, it would be interesting to know how the resale market values a waterfront home.
Chandler Lakefront Luxury Homes
For over a decade, the Ocotillo Lakes area in Chandler has been home to some of the most cherished Chandler subdivsions and waterfront homes. With such employers as Intel, Orbital, and Motorola and other semi-conductor companies, Ocotillo Lakes provides a short commute, highly rated schools and well manicured homesites. Ocotillo lakes includes 167 acres of interconnected lakes and waterfeatures.