Sunland Springs Village
Sunland Springs Village
Sunland Springs Village is an active adult community for homeowners aged 55 and over. It is located about 31 miles east of Phoenix. It is a recreational golf community that sits close to and offers speculator views of Superstition Mountain.
Sunland Springs Village sits on a total of 900 acres and is surrounded by its own 27-hole executive golf course. It is right off U.S. Highway 60, which can take residents in the community straight to Phoenix, as well as the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
The community of Sunland Springs Village was founded in 1997, and construction on the homes ended in 2020. Today, there are a total of 2890 single-family and attached homes, all of which are the creation of well-known home building company Farnsworth. The real estate market in Sunland Springs Village consists of resale homes only, which are available through local real estate professionals like Carl Chapman REALTOR and West USA Realty.
The lifestyle in Sunland Springs Village is centered around keeping residents active, socially engaged and entertained throughout the year. The community has its own full time activities coordinator who arranges classes, social gatherings and other events to encourage residents to get to know their neighbors and have fun.
When they are not out in the community, Sunland Springs Village residents can enjoy all of the modern amenities found in the luxury homes that make up this neighborhood. The Farnsworth homes found in Sunland Springs Village sell for between $200,000 to $600,000. The median sale price is $345,000 or $255 per square foot.
Most of the homes here have two to three bedrooms and as many bathrooms. They also range in size from 1000 to 2700 square feet.
Many of the Sunland Springs Village homes likewise have two and three car garages, as well as desert rock and cacti landscaping. They have tile roofs and large paved driveways and entrances, as well as large backyards with covered terraces and stone privacy fences.
Inside of the homes, Sunland Springs Village homeowners can enjoy features like:
- Large living rooms
- Tile floors
- Vaulted ceilings
- Ceiling fans
- Recessed lighting
- Open floor plans
- Painted wood cabinetry
- Kitchen bars
- Granite counters
- Built-in cabinets in the master bedroom
- Walk-in showers
- Garden tubs
- Dual vanity sinks
Many of the homes here also come with large utility rooms, as well as studies or dens.
Life outside of the homes in Sunland Springs Village falls to the community’s homeowners association, or HOA. The Sunland Springs Village HOA consists of numerous associates, including a general manager, lifestyle coordinator and facilities supervisor. It also employs an assistant manager, an administrative assistant, lead maintenance technician and two porters.
The HOA in Sunland Springs Village is in charge of ensuring the appearance, safety and function of the entire community. It oversees the hiring of service contractors to make repairs and upgrades to infrastructure like the roads and fencing. It also handles requests and concerns from residents who may need assistance in keeping up or repairing their own homes.
People who buy homes in Sunland Springs Village pay dues to the HOA each quarter. These dues amount to $200 or more, depending on the size and location of one’s home in the community.
The dues are used in part to maintain and repair the shared amenities within Sunland Springs Village. They offset the costs that the HOA incur when they hire contractors and technicians for projects within the community. Homeowners in Sunland Springs Village can pay their quarterly dues on the HOA website.
The amenities that the HOA offer are designed to keep residents fit, active and engaged throughout the year. The premier amenity is the Sunland Springs Village 27-hole executive golf course, which surrounds many of the homes in the community. Residents can play year round and get first dibs on tee and playing times.
However, there are also a myriad of other amenities available to residents. These offerings include:
- A 13,000-square foot auditorium
- A community recreation center
- A ballroom
- A community library
- Card rooms
- Billiards rooms
- Fitness centers
- Arts and crafts studios
- Woodworking studios
- Computer centers
Additionally, there are a number of outdoor athletic amenities, such as:
- Two outdoor swimming pools
- Six tennis courts
- Courts for pickleball, bocce ball and shuffleboard
- Horseshoe pits
- Softball fields
- Basketball and volleyball courts
There are also miles of walking and hiking trails throughout the community that are open year round. Residents who live in Sunland Springs Village likewise have access to a community pet park where they can take their dogs for playtime and socializing. They can also reserve space in which they can securely park their recreational vehicles.
Finally, Sunland Springs Village is part of the Gilbert Unified School District. Families who live in the community have access to nearby public schools like Augusta Ranch Elementary School, Desert Ridge Junior High School and Desert Ridge High School.
The Gilbert Unified School District has an enrollment of just over 34,000 students. Its student population gives it a student-to-teacher ratio of 18:1, which is just slightly higher than the national average of 16:1.
Nationally, the district gets a grade of A for its overall excellence. It achieves a grade of A for areas like academics, safety, teachers and college preparation. It gets grades of B for clubs and activities and diversity.
In the state of Arizona, the Gilbert Unified School District is ranked as the fifth best out of 115 districts. It has the seventh best overall athletic programs and is ranked 11th for its quality of teachers.
State standardized test scores show that 58 percent of the district’s students are proficient in both mathematics and reading. Ninety one percent of the district’s students graduate from high school. Students who take the ACT test for college score an average of 27, higher than the national ACT test score of 20.6.