Red Mountain Ranch
Red Mountain Ranch
Red Mountain Ranch is an upscale golf community located in Northeast Mesa, Arizona. It gets its name from the nearby Red Mountain. It has its own sprawling golf course, complete with 18 holes, that was designed by Pete Dye. It also has numerous other community amenities, such as tennis courts, an Olympic-sized pool, a fitness center, and a clubhouse, that are available to residents of Red Mountain Ranch year-round.
The community of Red Mountain Ranch sits on 800 acres of the scenic desert landscape and offers a breathtaking view of Red Mountain. The community itself came into existence in 1987, and construction on the homes here continued through 2017. Today, the real estate market in Red Mountain Ranch features a combination of single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums, and available listings can be viewed by contacting Carl Chapman REALTOR and West USA Realty.
The population of Red Mountain Ranch consists of a mixture of year-round residents and snowbirds who spend the winters here. People who live in the community enjoy close proximity to nearby recreational facilities, parks, shopping, and restaurants. Families who live in Red Mountain Ranch are also close to top-performing public schools.
Homeowners in Red Mountain Ranch also enjoy sprawling luxury homes that offer the utmost in comfort and convenience. In fact, this upscale community offers townhouses, condominiums, and single-family homes for sale. The homes come in a variety of styles, from quaint villas to expansive manors.
The median sale price for a home in Red Mountain Ranch sits at $401,500. However, asking prices can range from $359,000 to $940,000. The average per-square foot price is $239. Most homes in Red Mountain Ranch have between 1100 to 4100 square feet of living space and come with two to five bedrooms and two to four bathrooms.
The outsides of the homes in Red Mountain typically come with features like stucco finishes, terra cotta roofs, desert rock landscaping and two to four car garages. Many of them also have gated entrances and come with interior features like:
- Formal dining rooms
- Tall ceilings
- Expansive windows
- Ceiling fans
- Recessed lights
- Hardwood floors
- Offices or dens
- Kitchen islands
- Master bathroom vanities
- Garden tubs
- Walk-in closets
- Kitchen pantries
- Utility rooms
Most homes also have enclosed backyards with ample room for in-ground swimming pools.
Life outside of the homes in Red Mountain Ranch falls under the governance of the Red Mountain Ranch Homeowners Association. This HOA is in charge of ensuring the daily function, safety and organization of the community. All homeowners in Red Mountain Ranch become members of the HOA when they buy their houses. They pay quarterly dues that average around $300 for their membership in the HOA.
The Red Mountain Ranch HOA consists of an elected board of members, as well as one onsite property manager. The board of directors are homeowners who live in Red Mountain Ranch. There are five members that make up the board, each serving a three-year term. Elections for the Red Mountain Ranch HOA board of directors are held every year.
The onsite property manager also serves as part of the HOA. This individual is in charge of much of the daily upkeep and safety of the community. The property manager vets and hires contractors to carry out maintenance and repair tasks throughout the property.
This manager is also in charge of any architectural change requests that homeowners submit to the HOA about their properties. Those requests can be made on the HOA website.
The Red Mountain Ranch HOA also maintains the amenities that all homeowners in the community share. The premier amenity found in Red Mountain Ranch is the community golf course. This course is the creation of Pete Dye and features 18 holes.
It is designed to accommodate players of all skill levels and features contours and elevations, challenging bunkers, lush greens and captivating views of the Arizona Valley. People who join the golf course can sign up for private lessons, take part in golf clinics and join golf tournaments that are held regularly throughout the year.
People who live in Red Mountain Ranch can also join the Red Mountain Ranch Country Club. This club offers a host of amenities, such as:
- Six lighted tennis courts
- Two spas
- An Olympic-sized swimming pool
- A state-of-the-art fitness center
The fitness center also has trainers and nutritionists on staff who can teach people how to exercise and eat a healthier diet to get and stay in shape. It likewise offers fitness and wellness classes that are open to all Red Mountain Ranch residents.
Red Mountain Ranch is also conveniently located to nearby shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues. There are also multiple public parks within minutes of the community.
Finally, Red Mountain Ranch is part of the Mesa Unified School District. Parents who live in the community have the option of sending their children to the district’s nearby high-ranking public schools, including Red Mountain Ranch Elementary School and Red Mountain High School.
The Mesa Unified School District receives a national grade of B-plus for its overall quality of academics. It specifically gets a grade of A for college preparation and diversity. It gets grades of B for health and safety, as well as the quality of its extracurricular activities.
Within the state of Arizona, however, the Mesa Unified School District ranks as the 24th best in the state. Out of the 115 districts in the state, it ranks third for being the most diverse and sixth for having the best athletic programs.
Seventy nine percent of students in the Mesa Unified School District graduate from high school. Those who take the ACT test receive an average score of 26, beating the national ACT average of 20.6. Forty three percent of the 63,000 students enrolled in the district are proficient in reading, and 47 percent meet the proficiency testing standards for mathematics.