Palm Valley is a distinctive collection of residential villages that sit off North Litchfield Road, about one mile north of Interstate 10 and just east of Skyline Regional Park. It is renowned for its upscale amenities, which include a community golf course, clubhouse, an onsite restaurant, and miles of walking paths.
The communities of Palm Valley sit on a total of 9000 acres. Construction on the first of the communities’ homes began in 1993 and continued until 2020. The real estate market in Palm Valley now consists primarily of attached and single-family homes, all of which Carl Chapman REALTOR and West USA Realty can show to interested buyers.
Everyday life in Palm Valley is centered on keeping its residents engaged, active, and entertained. To encourage people to venture outside of their homes, the communities offer miles of walking trails, as well as acres of natural open spaces.
The communities in Palm Valley are also designed to be quiet and tranquil, offering the best of small-town life. However, the location of Palm Valley is not so remote that homeowners here could not easily enjoy the conveniences found in nearby Phoenix.
Homeowners in Palm Valley also enjoy homes that are built in a wide variety of styles. Moreover, many of the homes here come with full basements, which are ideal for extra storage or for converting into extra living space, such as bedrooms or offices.
The typical closing price for a home in Palm Valley sits at around $365,000. However, closing prices can range from $274,000 to $670,000, on average. These prices break down to an average of $166 per square foot in the typical Palm Valley home.
The typical home here likewise can have anywhere from one to seven bedrooms and one to six bathrooms. Many homes have at least a one-car garage and span anywhere from 1100 to more than 5900 square feet.
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The outside of the homes in Palm Valley features minimal landscaping, usually complete with natural rocks and succulents, as well as terra cotta roofs, covered front entrances, and large covered backyard patios. Some homes also have in-ground swimming pools in their backyards.
Other unique features found inside of the homes include kitchen pantries, studies or dens, large master suites with attached bathrooms, wood floors, and elegant granite counters.
Much of daily life in Palm Valley outside of one’s home falls to the responsibility of the Palm Valley Homeowners Association, or HOA. The HOA takes care of the overall function, safety, and appearance of the communities that make up Palm Valley. It also enforces the rules and documents by which all residents in Palm Valley agree to live by when they buy houses here.
All homeowners in Palm Valley are members of the communities’ HOA. They pay dues that can be as low as $360 per quarter or $14 to $325 per month, depending on the size and location of their homes.
The dues that the HOA collects from Palm Valley homeowners are used to maintain, repair, replace or install new community amenities. They are also used to maintain the security gates that surround the communities in Palm Valley.
The Palm Valley HOA maintains a website where residents here can go if they have questions about the rules for living in the communities. They can also pay their dues on the website, submit questions or concerns about their neighborhoods and find information about making architectural or exterior paint changes to their homes.
The HOA website also details what amenities that it maintains and makes available to people who live in Palm Valley. Some of the outdoor amenities that all homeowners in the communities have access to include:
- A resort-style spa
- A resort-style outdoor swimming pool
- Acres of open green spaces
- Outdoor parks with propane barbecue grills
- Miles of walking paths
Vehicle owners in Palm Valley can also make use of the numerous electric car charging stations located throughout the communities. They can also request a space in the covered parking facilities that the HOA makes available to all residents here.
Homeowners in Palm Valley also benefit from the communities’ close proximity to local shopping and retail districts. In fact, they are just a few minutes away from the nearby Palm Valley Marketplace where they can find grocery stores, retail shops, and other conveniences.
They are also close to the Market at Estrella Falls, which likewise offers a host of shops for residents’ retail needs. Palm Valley is likewise close to the city of Goodyear and the numerous public parks that are available to people who live there.
Finally, parents who live in Palm Valley have a number of public school options available for their children. The communities are part of the Agua Fria Union High School District. This district offers schools like Litchfield Elementary School, Western Sky Middle School, and Millennium High School for students who live in Palm Valley.
The Agua Fria Union High School District also earns high marks for its overall quality of education and teachers that it hires. Its national overall grade is B, which takes into consideration factors like academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and college preparation.
It ranks as the 20h best school district out of Arizona’s total 115 public school districts. It also has the 17th best athletic program in the state and is the 44th most diverse school district in Arizona.
Over half of the student population in the Agua Fria Union High School District meet proficiency standards for mathematics and reading. The district has a student population of just over 7900 students and a student-to-teacher ratio of 17:1, just slightly higher than the national average of 16:1.
The district likewise has a graduation rate of 93 percent. Its average ACT score is 23, higher than the national average of 20.6.