Does this Phoenix Residential Lake Allow Boating?

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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.

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The Waters at Ocotillo – Chandler’s newest lake community

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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Oakwood Lakes Waterfront Homes and Chandler Lake Community

Chandler Waterfront Homes in Oakwood Lakes

Surrounded by such well known Chandler communities as Ocotillo, Sun Lakes, and Oakwood Hills is Oakwood Lakes on the east side of Alma School Road. Oakwood Lakes has 200 homes where 59 are situated on scenic waterfront lots.  Homes range in size from a single story floorplan built by Earlie Homes with 1,425 sq.ft up to a  two story 3,218 sq.ft. floorplan built by Pulte, between 1996 and 1999.   Oakwood Lakes is also one of the communities that allow waterfront homeowners to have pontoon boats and enjoy the 2,000 foot long man made lake.

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McQueen Lakes homes offer waterfront views

McQueen Lakes in Chandler Lake Community Homes

 McQueen Lakes is located 3 miles south of the 202 freeway on McQueen Road in Chandler.  This lake subdivision has 90 homesites with 20 that can be considered waterfront.  The lake is the first thing you see when you enter from McQueen Rd.   Most of the homes were built in 2005 by Trend Homes which unfortunately was at the height of the Phoenix real estate bubble.  Because of the this situation many of the current sales are lender owned or short sales.   Continue reading “McQueen Lakes homes offer waterfront views”

Chandler Az Waterfront Homes and Lake Communities

Chandler boasts more lake communities than any city in the Phoenix valley

If you count the individual Chandler waterfront communities, you’ll easily be in excess of 25 Chandler lake communities.  Many of them are part of the overall Ocotillo Community Association.  Many of these are well know Ocotillo lake communities such as Balboa Point, Embarcadero, Cantabria Shores, Bridges at Ocotillo The Vista at Ocotillo, The Penisula, and Crown Point.  This post will give anyone interested in Chandler waterfront homes a good overview of the available options.

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Chandler Waterfront Home in The Springs

Waterfront Home of the Week

This past week a client from New York came into town to see Gilbert and Chandler waterfront homes for sale.  Gilbert and Chandler have the most lake communities in the Phoenix area, so it was the best place to begin.  Our focus was on waterfront homes ideally under $300K in the east valley.   In that price range, waterfront communities such as The Springs, Lagos Vistoso, Stonebridge Lakes, Lago Estacia and Pecos Ranch offer the best selection.  The most impressive house during our day of looking at homes was a remodeled waterfront home in The Springs in Chandler

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Pecos Ranch Chandler Lake Community

Chandler Waterfront Properties and Lake Community Homes at Pecos Ranch

Pecos Ranch Lake Community in Chandler Az

The Pecos Ranch  lake community in Chandler Arizona,  just south of the 202 freeway, was developed in the early 1990’s, with approximately 120 waterfront residential homes. Mature landscaping including tall pine trees, lakes, a community pool and tennis courts,  and a nearby city park all  make Pecos Ranch an attractive setting for families.

Pecos Ranch is in the Chandler School District. Students attend Ann Marie Jacobsen elementary school, Bogle Jr. High, and Hamilton High School.  Access to the freeway could not be any closer, with the 202 freeway entrance just around the corner,  making the commute to the greater Phoenix area very reasonable.  Pecos Ranch is less than three miles from the Chandler Fashion Mall, and less than 4 miles away from Intel and other semi-conductor companies.

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Chandler Waterfront Homes With Great Views at Ocotillo

Ocotillo Golf and waterfrontOcotillo Residents Enjoy Awesome Waterfront and Golf Course Views

Some of the best views from lakeside  homes in Chandler may be the result of a balanced blend of lakefront property bordered by  lush greens and fairways of well maintained golf courses. This is definitely the case for Ocotillo homes in subdivisions such as Crown Point, The Island at Ocotillo, The Vistas at Ocotillo among others.

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