As with a search for any home, Phoenix area waterfront property buyers have their criteria that best describes their dream home. When describing Phoenix real estate waterfront homes, there is an additional parameter that is often important; a lake that allows boats. Instead of going to a park, a waterfront home owner may decide to go “crusing” around the lake. Some communities allow boats and some do not. Most lake communities only allow pontoon boats that are powered by electric motors. To enjoy a true motor boat ride you’ll have to choose from one of the six water ski communities in the valley. Even if the community does allow boating, make sure and verify that the body of water to which you’ll have access is large enough for that occasional boat ride. For an updated post on this subject, go to residential lake communities that allow boating.