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Arizona is a lot more than Phoenix and the Valley. It is a complex and diverse landscape of mountains and deserts, ranches, and farms. Arizona is public lands, Indian lands, military complexes, and forgotten ghost towns. 

Let us help you explore Arizona. Get comfortable, there is a lot to see and learn.

 

Carl Chapman, REALTOR

West USA Realty

Sept. 28, 2021

Homes For Sale in Anthem

New HomesAnthem is a master-planned community that is located in south-central Phoenix. It was established in 1990 and is located about 30 miles north of Phoenix's downtown.

Anthem has three subdivisions, Parkside, Country Club, and the Village as well as 20 different neighborhoods. Two subdivisions, Parkside and Country Club have their own HOAs that govern their daily operations.

Anthem is also home to numerous stores as well as an outlet mall. It falls under the boundaries of the Deer Valley Unified School district and is home to two community colleges and an Arizona State University campus.

Homebuyers who move to Anthem have access to a number of amenities. The Anthem Community Council governs the amenities and collects reservations for residents who want to use the community's civic center for celebrations, meetings, and other events.

Additionally, residents have access to amenities like:

  • Neighborhood parks
  • A dog park
  • Walking, hiking, and biking trails
  • Planned community events throughout the year

The council also writes and publishes a community magazine, called the Anthem Way, that is distributed to homeowners there.

Like most real estate markets in the Greater Phoenix area, the one in Anthem is very much in demand. Home prices in Anthem average around $359,000, which is considerably higher than the overall Phoenix average of $269,000. The per-square-foot price for a home in Anthem is $162.

Home prices in Anthem have steadily climbed during the last few years. In fact, in the last year alone, home prices have risen by more than six percent. Prices are expected to continue to increase as more home buyers arrive in the Greater Phoenix area and the demand for high-quality housing rises.

The Anthem real estate market is made up of a mixture of single-family residences, condos, and townhouses for sale. There are also undeveloped lots of land for sale for buyers who want to build their own homes.

In fact, lots of land average in size from 1.5 to two acres. They sell for around $85,000 to $139,000, depending on their size and location in Anthem.

Single-family homes in Anthem range in style from modest to expansive. The typical two or three-bedroom home here spans around 2500 square feet and sits on a 5000 square foot lot. The home also has at least two, if not 2.5 bathrooms, as well as a double-car garage.

Register to access the complete Multiple Listing Service, including resale homes, land, investment properties, and our new home center. The new home center includes information about each builder, online new home tours, floor plans and elevations, and a new home that is move-in ready.

Anthem Arizona represents the highest level of quality and attention to detail. From Anthem's inception, the Del Webb Corporation committed itself to build a community like none other. As Anthem broadens its horizons, Del Webb's commitment to quality and value continues with the addition of new home builders within the community. You can be assured that the premium standards in quality workmanship, design, and service will make your new home buying experience a rewarding one.

When you allow me to represent you as your Realtor® Buyer's Agent and will work exclusively for you to ensure that your interests are protected. Best of all, my services are FREE to you! There are no hidden charges or obligations. The owner of the new home you purchase pays all of my fees.
To get started, complete the Buyer Representation Request Form below or call my office to schedule an appointment. My office number is. When it is convenient for your schedule, I would like an opportunity to discuss your new home real estate objectives in person. We can audio conference or meet in person at any of our five valley office locations.

Sept. 28, 2021

Westbrook Village

So what do you think is located in the northwest valley near Phoenix? UDC Westbrook Village is one of the area’s nicest master-planned adult community projects., Westbrook is already home to over 5000 people.  It started as a pioneer community in the “village concept” of retiree residential community design.  Westbrook Village is surrounded by attractive, individual neighborhoods, with easy access to everything.  Greenbelts and parkways meander throughout and this adds a peacefulness and beauty that accents the small-town atmosphere.  But this atmosphere is designed not to change for the rest of your life.  People who live in Westbrook Village are from all areas of the country and this just shows how everyone can get along if the community is designed carefully enough

The quality of all the things that you will find when you move into Westbrook Village are first class.  There are two championship 18-hole golf courses – Westbrook Village Country Club, a Ted Robinson design, and The Vistas, designed by Ken Kavanaugh.  These are two of the most qualified and popular designers out there today and they are students of the school of course design that believe in compact, functional design that puts playability and natural beauty to the top of the list of planning factors. 

There are two multi-million dollar recreation/crafts/social centers, featuring everything from Olympic swimming pools to state-of-the-art fitness centers.  Therapy pools, tennis courts, restaurants, woodworking, billiards, and arts and crafts ranging from stained glass to jewelry making can all be found here as well as an assortment of many other clubs, hobby groups all staffed by professional staff who are friendly, eager and capable.

The selection of homes at Westbrook Village includes luxurious estate homes with Arizona-size rooms and 3 car garages; elegant executive homes with dual master suites; and easy-maintenance casitas with extra large master bedrooms.  Each of these types is available in a wide range of designs and prices.  The blend of standard luxury features and the latest in building designs and techniques can be seen when you review the floor plans and designer kitchen options.

Westbrook Village is right near a lot of places for shopping, a wealth of restaurants, and many social activities that are planned for the public.  The spring training homes of the San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, and Colorado Rockies are very close by and there is nothing better than watching major league baseball on a nice spring day in Arizona.  For those of us who like to “play the ponies” on occasion (And who of us- except for Felix Unger, perhaps, doesn’t?) Turf Paradise offers high-quality horse racing with fast track conditions and good action in a very pleasant atmosphere seven months out of the year.

If Westbrook Village sounds like your new home destination, give us a call.  We will be delighted to put you into Westbrook Village today.

 

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Sept. 28, 2021

South Mountain Village Property Overview

 

 

South Mountain Village offers residents a variety of living environments, from rural farm properties to urban new home developments.  South Mountain Village has a blend of mature neighborhoods, along with new developments.  Convenient access to downtown Phoenix and Sky Harbor International Airport have made South Mountain Village a popular home for busy professionals. 

 

Although South Mountain Village is close to the metropolitan city of Phoenix, preserving and maintaining the area’s original rural roots is important.  One of the biggest bonuses of living in this community is the ridge line of South Mountain Park Preserve.  The ridge runs the southern boundary length of the village.  South Mountain Park Preserve is the largest municipal park in the United States.  South Mountain Village residents have many opportunities for picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, and more all offered within the park. 

 

Family and friends enjoy making visits to South Mountain Park Preserve.  The main road into the park off of Central Avenue dead ends at the top of South Mountain.  This vista provides on lookers with one of a kind spectacular views of the entire Valley of the Sun.  At night, the city below glitters and during the day the city’s simple road grid is evident. 

 

 

South Mountain Village Location

 

The boundaries of the village begin at 48th Street on the east,  27th Avenue on the west, the Salt River on the north, and South Mountain Park Preserve on the south.

 

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Sun City Grand

Sun City Grand is a 45 and older age-restricted community that encompasses the Desert Springs and Cimarron Golf Courses. Arizona State Highway 303 runs through the heart of Sun City Grand. It is north of Bell Road and southwest of Highway 60.

Del Webb Construction established Sun City Grand in 1996. It is now home to more than 1900 home sites, which primarily consist of single-family homes and condominiums. The community is close to a number of local amenities. People who buy homes here are minutes away from nearby restaurants and cafes as well as shopping malls, the local zoo, library and healthcare facilities.

Sun City Grand encourages its residents to maintain a fit and healthy way of life. To entice them to remain active, the community offers a number of amenities to people who call Sun City Grand home. Some of the amenities that residents can look forward to using include:

  • Four championship golf courses
  • Tennis courts
  • Pickleball and bocce courts
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Lawn bowling
  • Pet park
  • Fishing lakes

The community also has its own fitness center that has its own spa. Residents here can also use facilities in the center like its indoor lap pool and walking track.

Sun City Grand has a fairly competitive real estate market. Homes here sell for an average of $335,000 or $194 per square foot, well above the Phoenix average of $269,000 or $169 per square foot.

Homes here stay on the market for an average of 45 days before they sell. Homeowners get around two percent less than their asking price.

Home prices have increased by six percent over the last year. As more people move to Sun City Grand, real estate insiders expect home prices to continue to increase by as much as seven percent over the next few years.

Sun City Grand's real estate market consists of single-family homes and condominiums for sale. The single-family homes here are modest in size and appearance. They generally have two bedrooms and two or 2.5 bathrooms. They also span around 2000 square feet.

Minimal landscaping is prevalent in Sun City Grand. Most yards consist of rocks and stones as well as cacti and other succulent plants. The landscaping complements the styles of the home, which feature ceramic tile and stucco finishes.

The interiors feature open floor plans with spacious dimensions. The homes are energy efficient and have two or three car garages. Most homes have interior amenities like recessed lighting as well as kitchen islands.

 

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Sun City Festival

Sun City Festival is a planned master community for people aged 55 and older. It offers a host of amenities and activities designed to keep residents happy and active. It also has its own full-service golf course that is available exclusively for people who live in the community.

Among other activities, Sun City Festival offers fitness classes and has its own exercise center where people can work out, take yoga classes, do aerobics, and enjoy indoor running. It also hosts a bookmobile where residents can order and check out movies, books, and other materials from the local library.

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Sept. 28, 2021

Queen Creek

 

Queen Creek, in the southeast corner of Maricopa County,

is only a 45-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport,

but it is a world apart from city life. Families on

irrigated acre lots, mini-farms, and ranchettes live among the

farmers and ranchers, enjoying a rural lifestyle unique to

Queen Creek. Centuries ago, the Hohokam found these fertile

areas along the creeks and washes at the foot of the San

Tan Mountains ideal for farming, as did the settlers who came

to the area at the turn of the century.

 

Queen Creek incorporated in 1989. The town contains 19,200

acres, with 3,364 (17.6 percent) acres set aside for commercial

or industrial uses. (Commercial uses are clustered around the

town’s downtown core, and industrial uses are found along

the railroad tracks and spur, or in the northern part of the

town to buffer Williams Gateway Airport.)

 

Queen Creek is a partner in the Joint Powers Authority operating

Williams Gateway Airport at the former Williams Air Force

Base, adjacent to ASU East. But rural scenes fill most of the

45-square-mile planning area of the town–with cultivated

fields and citrus and peach orchards. Near the airport, along

the town’s northern border, are located a number of large

industries such as Olin, TRW Safety Systems, Mitsubishi, and

the General Motors Proving Grounds, providing significant

employment opportunities to residents as well as customers

for downtown businesses.

 

A widely accepted citizen-created General Plan guides Queen

Creek’s development and includes Queen Creek Ranchettes,

Circle G, and the Orchards, totaling more than 800 one-acre

lots. The community’s emphasis is quality homes and preservation

of the lifestyle residents enjoy. Two equestrian-oriented

projects, with homes on smaller lots located around shared stables

and arenas, are being developed.

 

Queen Creek attracts thousands of visitors each year for its

U-pick fruit and vegetable crops. The four-day Country

Thunder music festival brings more than 100,000 people to

enjoy camping and concerts. Scenic views include the San

Tan Mountains to the south and the Superstition Mountains

to the northeast. The San Tan Mountain Regional Park offers

open space and recreational opportunities. Queen Creek

plans to acquire and develop two major washes crossing the

town as the foundation of a parks and trail system. Historical

sites include the Old Main school building, the ruins of a

Butterfield Stage stop, and the Town Hall.

 

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Moon Valley

Moon Valley is a residential subdivision in Phoenix that was founded in 1962.  It encompasses smaller neighborhoods like Moon Mountain Vistas and Hillcrest Six.  It spans more than 3600 square miles and has a population of 11,773 residents.  

Moon Valley is home to a number of attractions that make it appealing to both residents and visitors to the area.  The newly renovated Moon Valley Shopping Center is located in the heart of the neighborhood.  It is close to the local UPS Store and restaurants like Ammaccapane's Restaurant & Bar.

This neighborhood is also home to the Moon Valley Country Club.  This club offers a full-scale golf club that is open throughout the year.  It also has dining facilities as well as a ballroom that can be used for weddings, banquets, and other celebrations.   

Moon Valley is also served by medical and dental facilities like 7th Street Dental Care and Moon Valley Medical Center, which is a primary care clinic on North 7th Street.  The Moon Valley Animal Hospital is also available to offer healthcare services for pets.  

Home prices in Moon Valley range from $227,000 to $480,000.  The neighborhood consists mostly of single family ranch-style homes.  The neighborhood is part of the Moon Valley School district and includes Moon Valley Elementary School and Moon Valley High School.

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McCormick Ranch

McCormick Ranch has a reputation for being one of the most affluent and upscale master-planned communities in Scottsdale. It is located just south of East Shea Boulevard and north of East Indian Bend Road. Its eastern border touches North Pima Road. The community itself encompasses seven square miles that include the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.

Part of what makes McCormick Ranch so attractive to home buyers is its small village charm. When you view the homes that West USA Realty sells here, you can appreciate how close the community is to local shopping and dining options. In fact, Carl Chapman REALTOR may point out how close your new McCormick Ranch home is to the Seville Shopping Center, which is home to local amenities like:

  • Salons and boutiques
  • Jewelry stores
  • Decor shops
  • Wine bars
  • Restaurants and bakeries
  • Breakfast cafes

There are also a number of American eateries that are located within minutes of the houses in McCormick Ranch. McCormick Ranch is 12 minutes from the Scottsdale airport and about 20 minutes away from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Moreover, this master-planned community features a number of outdoor recreational amenities, such as its 10 fully stocked man-made lakes. These lakes are available to community residents for fishing, swimming and boating.

Further, McCormick Ranch is full of lush landscapes and greenbelts. It also has its own 25-mile trail where you can bike, walk or hike at your leisure.

When you buy a McCormick Ranch home from West USA Realty and Carl Chapman REALTOR, you can also buy a membership to the community's two public golf clubs. These clubs, the Pine Course and the Palm Course, both feature 18-hole courses. They also offer scenic views of nearby Camelback Mountain.

More than 27,000 people now call McCormick Ranch home. Fowler and Anne McCormick originally owed the land and raised Arabian horses on it. However, in the 1960s, they donated land to the city, which in turn used the property to build homes.

The homes for sale in McCormick Ranch reflect the exclusivity of this master-planned area. When you browse for homes that West USA Realty and Carl Chapman REALTOR sell here, you will find townhouses and condominiums, as well as single-family, patio, custom, waterfront, and golf course houses.

The prices for the homes here also allude to how premier and upscale this community is. It is not uncommon to find a three-bedroom, four-bathroom home listed at $700,000 or higher here. Home prices can reach as much as $1 million or more, depending on the size and location within McCormick Ranch.

However, the homes for sale in McCormick Ranch also offer luxury living that rivals anything found elsewhere in Scottsdale. Many homes have large 3000 square foot open floor plans, as well as attached two and three-car garages and natural rock landscaping.

Likewise, families who move into McCormick Ranch are served by a variety of highly ranked public schools. They can choose to send their younger children to either Cochise or Kiva Elementary School. Older students can attend Cocopah or Mohave Middle School while high school students can go to Chaparral or Sagauro High School.

Find the ideal home for you and your family in McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale. Allow Carl Chapman REALTOR from West USA Realty to show you the available McCormick Ranch homes for sale today.

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Sept. 27, 2021

Grayhawk

Grayhawk Scottsdale is a subdivision that is located in North Scottsdale.  It is centered around a golf course of the same name.  The golf course is a world-class 18-hole facility.  The club also offers dining areas, a banquet hall for celebrations, and facilities for weddings, anniversary parties, and other gatherings.  

Along with the golf course, Grayhawk residents likewise have access to shopping, recreation, and dining.  Some of the nearby shops include Isabella's Kitchen and Pure Sushi.  Eateries also include Kate & Clover and Tavern Americana. Grayhawk offers a combination of single-family homes, condos, and townhouses.  The neighborhood is designed for family-friendly living.  The home prices here average from $490,000 to $1.25 million.  Condos and townhouses sell for around $200,000 on average. 

Grayhawk is part of the Paradise Valley Unified School District.  Some of the local public schools available to residents include Grayhawk Elementary School, Shadow Mountain High School, Vista Verde Middle School, as well as a number of private and charter schools.  

The neighborhood is also served by HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center, which is located right off Loop 101, and runs through the community.  The medical center offers a comprehensive array of inpatient and outpatient first-class medical services for the area.  

 

Call me today for a current list of properties.

Sept. 27, 2021

Las Sendas

Las Sendas is a master-planned community that is located at the base of the Tonto National Forest. It was established in 1995 and has since grown into one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Mesa. It is well-known for its upscale homes and resort-style living.

The neighborhood is surrounded by the area's mountain and desert landscapes. It prides itself on offering an active and healthy lifestyle for all residents and makes available a number of amenities designed to keep residents engaged with their community.

For example, it has its own golf course on which residents can play rounds of golf or tee off for practice. It also has numerous swimming pools that are open only for residents' use. The swimming pools are open during the spring and summer seasons for homeowners' enjoyment.

It additionally has a fitness club and spa that is restricted just for residents' use. The fitness club offers exercise classes for cardio and strength and resistance training. It also has an exercise room that residents of Las Sendas can come and use at their leisure.

The spa offers services like infrared therapy and massages. It also has a video library that members can use.

Las Sendas has community centers that can be reserved for special occasions. They can go to the HOA website to book the halls for events like weddings and birthday parties.

While it is possible to find homes for rent in Las Sendas, most homes that come on the market are for sale. The upscale homes here are affordable price, given the exclusivity of the neighborhood, and range in price from the low $250s to $400,000.

Homes for sale here also range in size from modest two-bedroom residences to large five-bedroom homes. They often have exterior amenities like covered patios and balconies as well as outdoor swimming pools.

The homes available in Las Sendas average around 2200 to 3400 square feet in size. They also sit on quarter to half acre lots. The insides of the homes have features like gourmet kitchens, tiled or hardwood floors and recessed lights in the den, living room and family rooms.

 

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