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.
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. If you want to receive listings as they come on the market, click on send me listings immediately. Continue reading “Desert Harbor – Peoria Lake and Waterfront Community”
Mays Pond is located in the southeast corner of Ray and Kyrene Roads in Chandler in the Gila Springs planned community. Predominantly single story homes, there are 14 waterfront homes in this 134 property subdivision that were constructed by Taschner. May’s Pond finds itself located within 2 miles of both the I-10 and 202 freeways, and walking distance of the Intel Chandler facility.
West of Arrowhead Lakes in Glendale is the gated lake community of Palomino. The homes were built by Shea Homes and all 109 homes are single story with 2 – 4 bedrooms with an average size of 1,900 square feet, and 61 of them are waterfront homes. The gated waterfront community of Palomino is located close to freeways, parks, Lake Pleasant to the north, and local shopping. Like many waterfront communities in the Glendale area, Palomino enjoys views of the hills north of Phoenix.
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.
Waterfront Property at Ocotillo Lakes in Chandler
Ocotillo Lakes is located in south Chandler and features 5 lakes and is part of the Ocotillo Community Association. It is very close to many high companies such as Intel, Motorola, and Orbital and a mile from the Ocotillo Golf Resort. Homes were built between 1998 – 2000 on lots that range from 7,000 – over 13,000 square feet with living space ranging from 1,500 – 3,900 sq.ft.
New Chandler lake community-The Waters at Ocotillo opens Dec 2012.
In contrast to seeking out large land parcels to develop in outlying areas of the valley, Pulte has chosen to build this lake community on 28 acres in Chandler near many Chandler high tech semiconductor companies and close to the 101 & 202 freeways. There will be a total of 96 new homes, 44 of which will be waterfront homes. The Waters at Ocotillo will be part of the 2,700 acre Ocotillo master planned development which was established in 1983. The lot sizes will vary in size from 5,900 sq.ft. – 15,000 sq.ft. There will be two different Pulte series that will be built, the 4000 and 5500 series.
The Villas in Ocotillo originally opened in 2006 and within the first year waterfront properties were selling for over $1 million. The builder was Kitchell Custom Homes and the luxury interiors included Cantera fireplaces, Viking appliances, wood beamed ceilings, alder doors and 2×6 construction. Some floor plans even included basements. Of the 49 homesites, the original builder sold 19 before the remaining lots went into bankruptcy. What happened next… read on.
McCormick Ranch Waterfront Homes
McCormick Ranch is a well known and desireable master planned community in Scottsdale Arizona. It offers a variety of condos, townhouses, and single family residences. Four of the subdivisions that border Lake Marguerite are Palm Cove townhouses, Lakeside Villas condos, and two custom luxury home subdivisions; Island at McCormick Ranch and Vista Del Lago.
Ocotillo in Chandler is home to many luxury waterfront homes in the east valley. This 3,076 sq.f.t luxury home was built by TW Lewis and provides ample room for a growing familly in one of Chandler’s most desireable neighborhoods. Recent upgrades include travertine, hardwood flooring, and pavers in the backyard. Sunsets are conveniently enjoyed from the balcony off the upstairs master bedroom.
Satellite view of waterfront home