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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Three Gilbert Lakefront Home Communities’ Common Thread

Something for Everyone at Freestone Park

Val Vista Lake, Stonebridge Lakes and Wind Drift, three waterfront communities in the heart of Gilbert are conveniently located within minutes of the flagship of all Gilbert Parks, Freestone Park. This facility packed, 65 acre park has something for everyone as shown in the park layout. It also features Gilbert’s only skate park.

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Are there tornadoes in Arizona?

 It’s not a question I’m asked very often, but it is the start of the discussion regarding natural disasters and weather concerns from those considering relocating to the Phoenix area.

Our biggest climate concern? THE HEAT, followed by monsoon storms that can generate occasional high winds, dust storms and intense localized rainfall. The closest we get to a tornado are microbursts which accompany the monsoon storms.  The monsoon season runs from July through August.

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Crystal Point Estates: Waterski Heaven – Arizona Style

Tournament Waterski Lake in Gilbert

Strategically located in Gilbert is Crystal Point Estates, a waterskier’s paradise featuring a tournament water ski lake community for the 20 lakefront lots that surround the lake.  The typical lot size is 165′ of waterfront by 120′ deep, with custom luxury homes that range in size from 2,900 to over 6,500 square feet of resort style living.  The lake is approximately 200′ wide and 2,250′ long.  Currently, 18 luxury waterfront homes share the lake, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to enjoy your  private ski lake.

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Roosevelt Lake on Labor Day 2008

A great day for waterskiing

It has become almost a tradition that a good friend invites us to accompany his family to go boating at Roosevelt Lake, which is about 80 miles from Phoenix.  There was very little wind and that made for some great waterskiing.  Since it is his boat, he’s in the picture.  The water temperature was fantastic. It  was also fun just stopping, eating lunch in the boat,  and letting everyone swim.  Surprisingly, there were not a lot of boats or jet skis on the lake.  That may be because the proximity of other lakes such as Lake Pleasant, Saguaro and Canyon Lakes, or Bartlett Lake are considerably closer to Phoenix.  It was worth the drive!

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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”

Making a splash in the desert with Phoenix Waterfront Talk

 

Lakewood in AhwatukeeIt may be difficult to believe, but Phoenix has some great waterfront homes.  Phoenix waterfront property could be viewed as an oxymoron, which is defined as the joining of incongruous or contradictory terms. It really seems unnatural, lakes in the desert?  Admittedly, they are man made, but they bring a uniqueness, beauty and serenity to waterfront homeowners throughout the valley.  Phoenix waterfront homes are scattered throughout the valley; in Chandler, Gilbert, Avondale, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Maricopa, Mesa, and Glendale and vary in size with as few as 20 waterfront homes in a subdivision to over 300! Visit this site regularly and community names such as The Islands, Val Vista Lakes, Santan Lakeside Estates, Ventana Lakes, Pinelake Estates, Arrowhead Lakes, Estates at Ocotillo, Island at Scottsdale Ranch and Crystal Gardens will become familiar names as you become acquainted with this unnatural phenomenon  in the desert!

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