When people from other parts of the country think of moving to Phoenix, they often think of the Valley of the Sun as a place where palm trees and cactus live and the heat feels like a blow torch on your skin. Rarely do they think of water, and I’d be willing to bet that it is even more uncommon for them to think of living on a lake. The fact is, we DO have some really cool lakefront homes in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Lots of them. Heck, we have The Lakes right here in Tempe, which is just minutes from other lake communities such as:
- The Islands, Crystal Point Estates or West Lake Estates in Gilbert
- Dobson Ranch in Mesa
- Oakwood Hills or Ocotillo Lakes in Chandler
- The Landings, The Islands at McCormick Ranch and Island at Scottsdale Ranch in Scottsdale
- Arrowhead Lakes in Glendale
- Lakewood Estates or The Sanctuary near the Foothills in Phoenix
Yes, we have choices! In fact, these are just a small sample of available lakefront communities here in the Phoenix area. I looked in our MLS system today and found hundreds of lakefront homes available for sale from the $200,000 price range to the multi-million dollar price range. We really do have a lot of choices.
Click on the photos below to enlarge them. The photo on the left is a very nice home in Ocotillo Lakes. I like the look of the palm trees surrounding the lake. The other photo is from a very cool home in The Lakes in Tempe. I love this community as you can hop in your own boat and drive to two different lakeside restaurants within the community. Think about how fun an evening happy hour would be on your own boat, cruising over to the dock and grabbing a nice meal at The Watershed or at Pier 54. Believe me, it is a great experience and an awesome lifestyle! The photo on the right was taken with my cell phone and it does not even begin to tell the story of how beautiful the sunsets are around here.
So, if you aren’t familiar with housing in the area, and you are one of the thousands being relocated by Apple, Northern Trust, State Farm or any other company bringing new people and families to the area, welcome! We are happy to help you find the perfect home and to tell you about the MANY awesome choices you have. Some of these choices just might surprise you.