Does this Phoenix Residential Lake Allow Boating?

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Determining if a Phoenix lake community allows boating

One of the most frequently asked questions I recieve is “Does this lake community allow boating?”  The second most frequent question is “How big is the lake?”  We’re going to answer both of these questions.  Previously, I’ve attempted to make a list of lakes where boating, kayaking, and canoeing are permitted and which lakes are larger and more conducive to boating.     I’m going to share some tools with you so that you can answer these questions.

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Introduction to Phoenix waterfront property

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The Islands Lake at Sunset

Starting your Phoenix area waterfront home search

Not all Phoenix waterfront property is created the same.  Some residential lakes provide ample room for pontoon boats and kayaks, while others have been characterized merely as canals. So do all lake subdivisions allow boating? Do some lakes allow fishing while others do not? And what about the water quality, do all lakes receive water from the same source? Which Phoenix cities have the most lake subdivisions and waterfront homes? If you are curious about any of these questions, read on.

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Categories: Avondale, Chandler, General Waterfront Info, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale

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

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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. Read the rest of this entry

Categories: Active Adult Retirement Lake Community, General Waterfront Info, Peoria

Desert Harbor – Peoria Lake and Waterfront Community

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Desert Harbor Waterfront Homes Desert Harbor Waterfront Homes

Desert Harbor in Peoria includes 8 lake communities many of which have community pools and features over 300 waterfront homes.  For boating enthusiasts, Desert Harbor boasts one of the largest bodies of water, 46 acres,  and some of the longest shore to shore distances of any lake community in the Phoenix area. A quick glance of the shoreline reveals numerous boat docks and pontoon boats. Interestingly, 100% of the homes in some subdivisions are on waterfront lots.  The Desert Harbor communities with waterfront property include  Harbor Island, Starfire Bay, Horseshoe  Bay, Harbor Shores, Spinnaker Cove, Diamond Cove, and Tuscany Shores.  Builders of homes in Desert Harbor include MDC Homes, Towne Dev., JM Martin, Rising Star and custom homes. Read the rest of this entry

Categories: Peoria, Waterfront / Lakefront Community

Phoenix, Arizona Lake Communities – Where does the lake water come from?

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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.

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Categories: Ahwatukee Foothills, Arrowhead Ranch, Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Ocotillo Lakes, Peoria, Scottsdale, Stonebridge lakes, Val Vista Lakes, Waterfront / Lakefront Community

Waterfront Holiday Christmas Decorations in Phoenix Lake Communities

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Christmas lights light up lake communities

Christmas time in lake communities takes on an added dimension.  In addtion to the he annual ritual of displaying holiday lights in the front yard,  waterfront lots can decorate the backyards which can be seen from quite a distance.   Some lake communities even schedule a boat parade to show off decorated boats. Some communities such as Val Vista Lakes and The Islands in Gilbert make the boat parade an annual event.

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Categories: Chandler, General Waterfront Info, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Sun City, Tempe, Waterfront / Lakefront Community

Boating in Phoenix Lake Communities

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Waterfront Homes and communities that allow boating

As with a search for any home, Phoenix area waterfront property buyers have their criteria that best describes their dream home.  When describing Phoenix real estate waterfront homes, there is an additional parameter that is often important; a lake that allows boats. Instead of going to a park, a waterfront home owner may decide to go “crusing” around the lake.   Some communities allow boats and some do not.  Most lake communities only allow pontoon boats that are powered by electric motors.  To enjoy a true motor boat ride you’ll have to choose from one of the six water ski communities in the valley.  Even if the community does allow boating, make sure and verify that the body of water to which you’ll have access is large enough for that occasional boat ride.
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Phoenix area lake communities with a community pool

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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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Categories: Active Adult Retirement Lake Community, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Waterfront / Lakefront Community

Charter Schools in Arizona

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Charter schools provide an alternative to traditional public schools

One of the many, but very important items on the checklist of things to do for a family relocating to the Phoenix area is researching schools.  Which school is the best school in the area we want to live? Which district is the best? Do they have extra-curricular activities? And the questions go on and on.  These families will also have to add another question that they may not have considered previously, “What about charter schools?” Read the rest of this entry

Categories: Ahwatukee Foothills, Arrowhead Ranch, Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Relocation, schools, Scottsdale, Tempe

The HB 2001 Jobs Bill – Now for the part they didn’t tell you!

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Arizona Jobs Bill – HB 2001 will lower business property taxes, targets jobs creation

Arizona is open for business with business property tax cuts and targeted incentives aimed at job creation.  That’s the purpose and strategy behind HB 2001 that was signed into law last month.  That’s what the sponsors want you to remember.   What they didn’t tell you is what will happen to residential property taxes.  Buried deep in the 214 page bill is a change to the tax treatment of residential property.  And in this bill what they didn’t tell you will cost you.  How so? Read on.

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