Gilbert Lakeside Homes and Community – Stonebridge Lakes

Stonebridge Estates – Gilbert Waterfront Homes

Almost directly across the street from Freestone Park, you’ll find Stonebridge Lakes Estates and Manor, a moderate sized 150 acre Gilbert lake community.  With over 370 homes of which 115 are lakefront, this low-traffic community also enjoys good access to freeways, jogging paths, Freestone Park, and has 2 community pools.

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Ocotillo Lakes – The jewel of Chandler Waterfront Community Homes

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.

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Ocotillo Lakes resident interviewed by national real estate website

Relocation clients make their home in Ocotillo Lakes      

When the assistant editor of FrontDoor.com, which is sponsored by HGTV, contacted me wanting to interview a client that had purchased a Phoenix waterfront home, I knew Kim would be a perfect candidate to articulate the desireability of a waterfront home.  Their family had relocated from California for a job transfer.  It became apparent very quickly that in addition to a desireable floorplan, good schools and accessibility to shopping and freeways, a waterfront home in Ocotillo Lakes was at the top of the list.

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Gilbert Waterfront Community Homes: Lago Estancia

Lago Estancia – Gilbert

Lakefront Community Profile 

One of Gilbert’s smaller lakefront communities with approximately 100 waterfront homes, Lago Estancia is unique from other waterfront communities with the walking paths next to the shoreline.  Many of the homes that back up to the lake have a view fence separating the backyard from the water, which is ideal for families with small children that want the security of a fenced backyard but also enjoy the ambiance and serenity that a lakefront property offers. 

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Gilbert Waterfront Homes at The Islands Lake Community

The Islands: Lake community in Gilbert       

The Islands,  a master planned lake and waterfront community with over 200 waterfront homes, is one of Gilbert’s most established lake subdivisions.  Homes in The Islands range from townhouses to custom homes, built mostly between 1987 and 1995, and range in square footage from 1,300 to over 4,800 square feet.  It also has a large waterfront park with walking trails, basketball court, sand volleyball, covered children’s play area and community center.

Within The Islands are individual communities or subdivisions such as Seawynds, Trade Winds, Windhaven, Coral Point, The Shores, Harbor Point, Key Harbor, Tres Vistas and Catalina Bay.   Lakefront residents take advantage of the many long stretches of water measuring over 1/2 mile in length with an evening boat ride.  Internal combustion motors are not allowed.  The Islands HOA keeps this community informed and connected with an on-line website and newsleter and various events such as a Father Day breakfast.

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Playa del Rey Waterski Lake Community Profile

Gilbert Waterfront Ski Homes

Playa del Rey Estates, one of the Phoenix area waterski communities has more ski lake homes than any other subdivision in Arizona.  With the recent completion of homes on the last two remaining lots, there are 34 waterfront homes on the ski lake.  Instead of traveling 45 minutes to Canyon Lake or Saguaro Lake to waterski, you can walk out your back door and be skiing in the time needed to hook up your boat to the SUV.  The entire subdivision has 125 homes which enjoy ski privileges on the lake via a community boat ramp for those not on the lake.

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Santan Lakeside Estates in Gilbert – Waterski Lake Community

There’s a waterski lake in my backyard!

You’ll never see it as you’re driving on Riggs Road. There’s a gate and some attractive landscaping that is common to many custom home subdivisions in south Gilbert. What you many not know is that it hides a 13 acre waterski lake where 20 owners enjoy a slalom waterski course year round and enthusiats gather for regional waterski competition on the 2,200 ft. long lake known as Santan Lakeside Estates.

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Chandler Waterfront Homes: Pinelake Estates

One of the newer Chandler lakefront communities

Those who appreciate homes on larger lots and enhanced curb appeal with a great selection of single story and two story luxury waterfront homes must add Pinelake Estates to their itinerary.  It is complemented by the Chandler city park that creates a gathering place where families can enjoy the playground, volleyball and basketball court.

Hamilton High School is less than a mile way and the 202 freeway is just 3 miles to the north.  You won’t have to venture far with the recent addition of retail shopping at the intersection of Arizona Ave. and Ocotillo.  The ever popular Chandler Fashion Center is a quick 7 miles away.  The south Chandler area has become home to many high tech semi conductor companies including Intel which are major employers in the Phoenix area.  Again proximity to work with a 3 mile commute from Pinelake Estates to Intel is extremely enticing.

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Gilbert Waterfront Community Profile: Val Vista Lakes

Clubhouse in Val Vista lakes

Amenities in Val Vista Lakes : A+

Val Vista Lakes, a 900 acre master planned lake community is one of the most amenity rich waterfront communities in Phoenix. Residents enjoy the multi-million dollar clubhouse that features a sand beach community pool, racquetball courts, weight and aerobic facilities, and eight tennis courts. Driving by the clubhouse you may notice the Val Vista Lakes Women’s Club banner notifying this cohesive community of their next event.  Residents also enjoy regularly scheduled classes such as yoga, martial arts, body sculpting and personal training at the clubhouse.  Baseball enthusiasts will definitely feel at home at the baseball field located within this Gilbert master planned lake community. The base monthly HOA fee is $81plus an additional charge for gated subdivisions. Continue reading “Gilbert Waterfront Community Profile: Val Vista Lakes”