Waterfront homes in Gilbert are some of the best in Phoenix
In your quest for Phoenix lake communities that have waterfront homes, any search would be incomplete if you didn’t consider the eight waterfront communities in Gilbert. I’m not counting subdivisions that have a community lake at the entrance or near the clubhouse. These are communities in which some of the homes are on waterfront lots. Specifically, these Gilbert waterfront lake communities are Val Vista Lakes, The Islands, Crystal Point, Santan Lakeside Estates, Playa del Rey, Lago Estancia, Stonebridge Estates, and Wind Drift.
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How do schools near waterfront / lake communities rank?
The other day the Tribune featured an article that discussed the number of schools that attained each level of the Achievement Profile as reported by the Arizona Department of Educaton. That made me wonder how the schools that serve the Phoenix area waterfront homes and communities are ranked. I should have stopped at that point since that simple question led to hours worth of searching, copying, pasting and creating hyperlinks. The best way to answer the question was to go the Arizona Department of Education website and find the rankings for each elementary school and the corresponding community. The page School Report Card page is invaluable with the amount of information it contains. Unfortunately, 2007 is the last year for which it will be available. Starting in 2008, the format is greatly condensed and I believe does not have as much information. If you want to how the Jr. High and High Schools rank for a specific neighborhood, just e-mail or hopefully you’ll have visited the department’s website and learned how to use this useful tool. I’m also convinced that what follows is the most complete list of waterfront / lakefront homes and communities for the Phoenix area by city.
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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.
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