Waterfront or lakeside living is a hidden gem in the Phoenix area representing a very unique type of real estate for a desert environment. It represents less than 1% of the residential homes in the area and often overlooked by many potential buyers. Waterfront property can be categorized as waterview or waterfront where truly waterfront homes have better access to the lake and the activities that are allowed on the lake. Awesome lakeside views are another advantage that this unique real estate can provided.
Townhouse or Condominium – Can you tell the difference?
Let’s say you’ve decided that you don’t want to worry about the landscaping for a single family home, and in addition you don’t need a mega-mansion in the suburbs so you turn your interest to a condominium or townhouse. Now the question becomes, what is the difference between a townhouse and condominium and does it affect anything else such as financing. Or is it simply an architectural issue? Well you may want to read on because it’s deeper than that.
What if you are looking for a waterfront property but don’t want to worry about the maintenance associated with a yard? A waterfront townhouse or condo may be the answer. If you are considering Gilbert, then the following waterfront townhouse are options. Gilbert waterfront townhouses are found in the larger master planned lake communities of The Islands and Val Vista Lakes. Continue reading “Gilbert Waterfront Townhouse & Condos”
Tempe represents the oldest and newest of waterfront living. The Lakes in Tempe is one of the oldest master planned lake communities in Arizona, while the high rise condos, Edgewater and Bridgeview, on Tempe Town Lake represent the newer and more urban lifestyle living. Waterfront and lake community condo & townhouses in Tempe offers some of the best waterfront living in the Phoenix area. While many waterfront home buyers are looking for single family lakefront homes, those who seek a more maintenance-free lifestyle with lake views owe it to themselves to discover townhouses and condos in Tempe. Waterfront condos and townhouses in Tempe will be found in either The Lakes in Tempe, or around Tempe Town Lake.
Mesa has a variety of lake communities; ranging from newer waterfront condos in Superstition Lakes to active adult waterfront homes in Leisure World. Dobson Ranch is the largest lake community in Mesa located next to the Dobson Ranch municipal golf course. Dobson Ranch waterfront townhouses and condos can be found in developments such as The Landings, Water Works, and Lake Park Development.
If you’re looking for waterfront townhouses or condos in Mesa, and specifically Dobson Ranch, checking out Lake Park townhouses would be a good idea. There are 126 units built around a small lake, just over 1/2 acre, in the center. The units on the outer ring overlook a small canal and the Dobson Ranch golf course.
Three Lakefront Communities in the Ahwatukee Foothills of Phoenix
Just 5 miles west of the I-10 Interstate is a 6 acre lake set back in the Ahwatukee Foothills and surrounded by three waterfront communities; Toscano Lakeside, San Simeon Condos, and Miralago at the Foothills. These communities are within walking distance of Desert Foothills Park and the Foothills Golf Club, and just over a mile east of Club West Golf Club. Less than a mile to the south is Pecos Road which offers great accessibility to the 202 and I-10. They are found within the highly rated Kyrene Elementary School District and Tempe Union High School District boundaries.
One Oct. 18, 2011, the new Tempe Town Lake Pedestrian bridge opened, connecting the north and south shores of Tempe Town Lake. The bridge consists of 4 spans, each measuring 228 feet, weighing 165,000 lbs. The bridge protects the bladders of the dam from the sun and contains a built-in sprinkler system to cool the bladders when needed. This was the point of contention when one of the bladders failed on July 20, 2010, that the maintenance had been inadequate. The picture to the left was taken just days after the dam failed and sent over 750 million gallons of water down the Salt River. The lake was dry for 3 months before the dam was repaired and the lake refilled in October 2010.
Waterfront Homes, Patio Homes, Condos, and Townhouses in The Lakes ofTempe, Az.
Within The Lakes master planned lake community are over 260 waterfront homes that include condos, townhouses, patio homes and single family homes built around a 50 acre man made lake in Tempe. Residents enjoy a community pool and spa, tennis courts, basketball and sand volleyball court. The club facilities are open to residents for parties, receptions and host many of the community sponsored activities such as water aerobics, boxercise, Yoga classes, and The Lakes Women’s Club. More information can be gathered at The Lakes Community website.
As home prices have declined in Arizona, the goal of many Canadian citizens of owning a home in the U.S. has become a reality. Instead of shoveling snow and battling freezing temperatures, Canadian second home owners can be dealing with other issues such as which golf course should I play today, or how early do I want to get up to go hiking or jogging, and where should we go for dinner. I’ve also noticed that many Canadian homeowners who live on a lake in Canada have a desire to duplicate that scenic landscape and have inquired about lakefront homes in Phoenix. When a buyer from Canada decides to pursue owning property in Arizona, there are some considerations they should be aware of.