Living As Close As You Can To A Lake or Reservoir In Phoenix

See What Canyon Lake Has To Offer

Canyon Lake in the Tonto National ForestLet’s face it, to live on a lake in Phoenix or any surrounding city may not be a possibility, especially when you are are looking for a place  to  water ski, wake board or use a hydrofoil.  To water ski, you are limited to 6 subdivisions in the valley. When a client from Utah with a passion for an “airchair” or hydrofoil was looking for a home, we had to look  close to a lake or reservoir since hydrofoils require a depth well beyond the typical  6 – 8 foot depth of a residential man made ski lake.  Or the goal may be to find a home close to a lake if you love fishing. The good news is that there are many Phoenix area homes near lakes or reservoirs.  The cities or towns of Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Apache Junction, Fountain Hills and Gold Canyon enjoy good access to lakes such as Canyon Lake, Saguaro Lake, Lake Pleasant and Bartlett Lake.

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Ocotillo Lakes Behind The Scenes

Pumping Station at Ocotillo LakesHave You Ever Wondered About Those Ocotillo Lakes?

Ocotillo neighborhoods  in Chandler are known for their lakes and waterways  but do you  know what goes on behind the scenes to keep the lakes functioning? The picture to the right is one of 15 pumping stations that keep the water recirculating,  moving from lake to lake, and irrigating over 1,900 acres.  But where does the water come from? How many gallons per day are used to  irrigate and maintain the Ocotillo Community?  What keeps the water from seeping into the ground beneath the lakes?  What species of fish are stocked in the lakes and what purpose do they serve?  Unless you know the answer to these questions, then maybe you should click the “Read the rest of this entry” button that follows.

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Condominium Lake Community in Chandler – Lakeshore at Andersen Springs

Lakeshore at Andersen SpringsLakeshore at Andersen Springs Condos  in Chandler

Lakeshore at Andersen Springs condominiums are located on the east side of the 10 acre man made lake at the southeast corner of  Ray and Dobson.  Originally built as apartments in 1989, they were converted and sold as condominiums in 2006. The floor plans range in size from 597 sq.ft. with 1 bedroom and 1 bath up to 1,070 sq.ft.  with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  Two bedroom floor plans have approximately 800 sq.ft.   Parking includes cover car ports.

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Val Vista Lakes Community & Recreation Center in Gilbert Lake Community

Val Vista Lakes Pool in NovemberVal Vista Lakes Clubhouse – An Integral Part Of This Lake Community

You know when a community pool is popular when it is early November and residents are still enjoying lounging around the pool, as seen in the picture to the right. This Jr. sized Olympic pool is just one of the features of the Val Vista Lakes Clubhouse and Community Center.  In addition you’ll find a lagoon swimming pool with a sandy beach, a cardio and weight training facility, raquetball courts, a tennis club with 8 tennis courts, and a banquet center for social events.

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Active Adult Waterfront Homes in Maricopa – Province Lake Community

Province active adult lake communityAward Winning Active Adult Retirement Lake Community in Maricopa

Province was voted the Best Active Adult Community in 2006 by the National Association of Home Builders’ 50+ Housing Council.  It is one of the best maintained communities in Arizona and offers residents a wide range of amenities.  This guard gated active adult lake community includes 50 acres of man made lakes, 125 acres of parks and greenbelts and a clubhouse second to none with over 30,000 sq.ft.

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