The Lakes at Rancho El Dorado is a 575 acre lake community in the city of Maricopa in Pinal county with a variety of floor plans from many different builders. Boating is allowed on the lake for non-motorized watercraft. A new 8 acre park with two little league ball fields is under construction within the community boundaries. For more information, see below.
Some potential home owners want to look at something besides a block wall when they’re in their backyard. That’s where waterfront properties in Phoenix residential boating communities become very appealing. Then there are those that ask, “Does this lake allow boating?” This leads to another set of questions. For example, some lake communities don’t allow any type of watercraft or boats, and some only allow canoes or kayaks. Which ones allow electric pontoon boats? If you want to learn more about boat friendly lake communities in Phoenix, keep reading.
Adjacent to the Ahwatukee foothills you’ll find the city of Phoenix’s largest residential lake that features over 170 waterfront properties. These lakefront lots that welcome boaters are situated on 38 acres of water on two residential lakes. With the recent extension of the loop 202 South Mountain freeway, access to the east valley, Sky Harbor airport and central Phoenix is that much easier.
Boat Friendly Arrowhead Lakes Waterfront Community
If you’re looking for a community where over 70% of the homes are waterfront, Arrowhead Lakes in Glendale is a perfect match. It is also located close to the 101 freeway, offering good access to the west valley and Phoenix. A quick drive through the neighborhood will show just how many residents enjoy boating on this 130 acre man made residential lake.
Sun City offers a retirement community that surrounds a 37 acre boat friendly lake known as Dawn Lake with 2 miles of shoreline. These waterfront properties are comprised of single family and gemini or twin homes.
Gilbert is home to three water ski communities; SanTan Lakeside Estates, Crystal Point and Playa Del Rey Estates. Nestled at the foot of the San Tan mountains is SanTan Lakeside Estates, home to the most expensive luxury water ski homes in Phoenix.
Gilbert is home to many popular lake communities which includes The Islands, over 1 square mile, and 80 acres of water among 3 separate lakes. With over 400 waterfront homes built ranging from townhouses to custom homes, you have a variety of waterfront property choices. And if boating is important, The Islands should be at the top of your list. To give you a quick peek at The Islands lake community, check out the video below:
A common question I receive about waterfront property is,”Can I boat on the lake?” Many waterfront owners want to use a pontoon boat or a kayak and enjoy boating from a dock in their backyard in the desert! Some may not. A previous post discussed how to determine if a lake allows boating. Now let’s take it a step further and list the best residential lakes in Phoenix for boating.
Gilbert Waterfront Homes in Stonebridge Lakes Estates and Manor
Next to the heart of Gilbert is Stonebridge Lakes with over 110 waterfront homes in a community with 2 community pool that features distinctive UDC floor plans, built in the early 1990’s. Stonebridge Lakes is divided into two communities, the Estates and the Manor with the differences being the size of homes and lot sizes. Waterfront lots in each section allow boating on the lake.
If someone is looking for a waterfront property on a larger residential lake in one of the safest communities in the country, Val Vista Lakes comes to the top of the list. Val Vista Lakes features three lakes totaling 76 acres with 6 miles of shoreline. Does Val Vista Lake s allow boating? YES. This 900 acre master planned community features 24 subdivisions with over 300 waterfront properties and one of the few lake communities that includes a community clubhouse.