Gilbert is home to many popular lake communities which includes The Islands, over 1 square mile, and 80 acres of water among 3 separate lakes. With over 400 waterfront homes built ranging from townhouses to custom homes, you have a variety of waterfront property choices. And if boating is important, The Islands should be at the top of your list. To give you a quick peek at The Islands lake community, check out the video below:
A common question I receive about waterfront property is,”Can I boat on the lake?” Many waterfront owners want to use a pontoon boat or a kayak and enjoy boating from a dock in their backyard in the desert! Some may not. A previous post discussed how to determine if a lake allows boating. Now let’s take it a step further and list the best residential lakes in Phoenix for boating.
Gilbert Waterfront Homes in Stonebridge Lakes Estates and Manor
Next to the heart of Gilbert is Stonebridge Lakes with over 110 waterfront homes in a community with 2 community pool that features distinctive UDC floor plans, built in the early 1990’s. Stonebridge Lakes is divided into two communities, the Estates and the Manor with the differences being the size of homes and lot sizes. Waterfront lots in each section allow boating on the lake.
If someone is looking for a waterfront property on a larger residential lake in one of the safest communities in the country, Val Vista Lakes comes to the top of the list. Val Vista Lakes features three lakes totaling 76 acres with 6 miles of shoreline. Does Val Vista Lakes allow boating? YES. This 900 acre master planned community features 24 subdivisions with over 300 waterfront properties and one of the few lake communities that includes a community clubhouse.
For a long time the only waterfront option in the City of Maricopa was Province, a retirement lake community. As the City of Maricopa has grown from a small rural farming town into the second most populous incorporated town in Pinal county with over 47,000 residents it was only reasonable that another lake community would follow.
Gilbert Arizona continually ranks high as a preferred Phoenix suburb. For those with an eye for waterfront homes, it also draws their attention since Gilbert has more lake communities than any other Phoenix city except Chandler. Gilbert offers a range of waterfront opportunities that includes townhouses, single family dwellings, water ski and wake board property and lakes that allow pontoon boats and canoes.
Gilbert Waterfront Communities at Stonebridge Lakes
If you are looking for a lake community with waterfront homes with a community pool, then Stonebridge Lakes may be one to put on your list. Stonebridge Lakes features two communities, the Estates and the Manor with differences being the size of the lots and the monthly HOA fee. Besides being located in the heart of Gilbert, both communities feature distinctive UDC floor plans built in the early 1990’s and a community pool in each.
One of the many Val Vista Lakes waterfront neighborhoods includes Breckenridge Bay, a townhouse complex of 60 townhouses, 37 of them are waterfront. The majority of the properties were built between 1987 – 1997. There is no community pool in Breckenridge Bay but that’s understandable because the amenity rich Val Vista Lakes club house & community center with 8 tennis courts and 2 pools is right around the corner.
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.
Waterfront townhouses in Gilbert are not very common, and The Islands is one of the few lake communities that offer lakeside townhomes. The Islands is one of the largest man made lakes in the east valley and a true favorite of those who enjoy boating. The Islands also boasts great proximity to the freeway, parks and shopping. It consists of three separate bodies of water which comes from the SRP watershed.