Tonto Verde is an age-restricted golf community located in Rio Verde, Arizona. Its history began in 1992 when land from the area was designated for residential buildings. The first of the homes were finished in 1994 with the earliest of 55 and over homeowners taking up official residence in November of that year.
By 2009, the community had grown to include more than 600 home sites. Today, Tonto Verde offers around 746 home sites, 708 of which contain single-family homes that have been or are currently being built. The remaining sites are empty lots that people can buy for building a new home in Tonto Verde. People wanting to move into this exclusive, upscale, and age-restricted community can view the homes and tour the empty lots by connecting with Carl Chapman REALTOR at West USA Realty.
Much of daily life in Tonto Verde revolves around the community’s golf courses. In fact, the first golf course opened in 1993, even before the first houses in the community were completed. This first course was named The Peaks, after the Four Peaks that can be seen from the course and also surround the community.
The second course was finished shortly after The Peaks. Its name is The Ranch in homage to the area’s Wild West history. It offers challenging play abilities and likewise overlooks the surrounding mountains.
Tonto Verde also has its own clubhouse that overlooks two nearby lakes, as well as the community’s 18-hole putting course. The views from the clubhouse’s terrace is reported to be among the best in the Phoenix area.
The golf courses and clubhouse come courtesy of the community’s governing board. This board comprises of elected members. Residents in Tonto Verde are encouraged to be active participants in it.
The governing board also ensures the safety and comfort of residents who purchase and live in the community’s expansive homes. These homes sell for around $400,000 to more than $1 million, depending on the size and style. The typical home in Tonto Verde has upwards of two bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as more than 2000 square feet of living space.
The outside of the homes in Tonto Verde feature desert-friendly landscaping marked with succulents, palm trees and rocks. Many homes have roofs made out of terra cotta and also have covered front porches and entrances.
The insides of the houses in Tonto Verde commonly offer designs and fixtures like:
- Tile floors
- High ceilings with recessed lights
- Arched doorways
- Ceiling fans
- Bay windows
- Kitchen bars and islands
- Open floor plans that connect the main rooms
- Wood cabinetry
- Utility rooms with counters and cabinets
- Carpeting in the bedrooms
- His and her bathroom sinks
- Master bathrooms that open to the master bedroom
- Garden bathtubs
- Walk-in closets
- Offices or studies
Many homes also have open backyards that overlook the surrounding desert.
Tonto Verde likewise offers upscale amenities for residents’ exclusive use. These include:
- An onsite bar and grill
- Fitness center
- Olympic size swimming pool
- Clubhouse meeting rooms
- A community library
- Bocce ball courts
There is also a community entrance to the McDowell Mountain Regional Park.
Residents in Tonto Verde can also enjoy access to community health and fitness programs, as well as clubs for activities like wine tasting, sports, card games and arts and crafts. They can also take part in the community’s numerous volunteer opportunities.
West USA Realty and Carl Chapman REALTOR can show interested buyers the homes and lots for sale in Tonto Verde. Interested buyers can schedule in-person tours and showings of available properties today.