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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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.
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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.
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Villas at Ocotillo in Chandler
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.
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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.
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Waterfront Home by luxury homebuilder TW Lewis in Ocotillo
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
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Raintree Ranch in Chandler
One of the smaller Phoenix waterfront lake communities is found in Chandler, conveniently located near the 101 freeway and Ray Rd. With less than 175 homes, 36 are situated on two man made lakes, built between 1995 and 1997. A unique feature of this Chandler lakefront community are the generous views of the lakes as you drive along Raintree Way, allowing all residents to enjoy waterfront views as they travel through the neighborhood. Walking paths along the lakes combined with mature landscaping creates a tranquil neighborhood environment.
Phoenix Luxury Homes in Lake Communities
Phoenix is home to many custom luxury homes. When luxury homes are on a waterfront lot, it adds another dimension to its desireability and uniqueness. In many cities, the most appealing and expensive homes are those found in lake communities. For some buyers, waterfront homes represent the perfect paradox, a waterfront home in the desert.
To see a quick link to waterfront homes in the Phoenix, over $400K, Phoenix waterfront homes.
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Remodeled waterfront home in The Islands in Gilbert, Az.
This remodeled home in Tres Vistas in The Islands represents the best of both worlds; a waterfront home with an updated interior. Tres Vistas is home to many custom waterfront homes in The Islands and allows electric motor boats on the lake. This waterfront home on Sandpiper Dr. enjoys a newly resurfaced pebble sheen pool in the backyard that is complimented by a fabulous lake view.
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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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