Las Sendas is an upscale residential community in Mesa that is well-known for its luxurious homes and breathtaking scenery. It spans more than 4200 acres and is set against the scenic foothills found in East Mesa. Much of the daily life in Las Sendas revolves around the community's Robert Trent Jones Jr-designed golf course.
Las Sendas came into existence in 1995 when the first of the luxury homes were built here. Construction on new homes continues today. Moreover, the real estate market in Las Sendas consists primarily of expansive single family homes, as well as empty lots for new construction. Experienced local Realtors like Carl Chapman REALTOR and eXp Realty lead the way in showing available properties to interested buyers.
Since its inception in 1995, Las Sendas has flourished into a thriving community that offers a wealth of upscale resort-like amenities. People who live here appreciate not only the captivating landscapes that surround the community but also its close proximity to top rated public schools, walking and hiking trails, regional parks and shopping districts. They also enjoy the relaxed, comfortable way of life, as well as the community events, such as food truck Fridays and car shows, that are regularly offered.
Given the exclusivity of the area, people who want to buy homes here also enjoy the affordable home prices. In fact, the median selling price on a home for sale in Las Sendas sits at $479.000. However, prices can actually range from $270,000 to more than $2.78 million.
Those home prices typically get buyers homes that have anywhere from two to seven bedrooms and two to six bathrooms. Many homes also encompass as much as 9000 square feet of living space.
Further, it is not unusual for the homes for sale in Las Sendas to have attached two and three car garages and sit on whole acre lots. Many of the homes here also include interior features like:
It is also not uncommon for homes for sale in Las Sendas to have large enclosed backyards that feature covered terraces and stone or brick patios. Many backyards also have in-ground swimming pools and areas for fire pits.
Homeowners who move in Las Sendas likewise become automatic members of the community's homeowners association. The HOA is headed by an elected board of directors. These directors meet regularly to discuss issues, such as repairs and improvements, that need to be addressed in Las Sendas.
The HOA maintains a website where homeowners in the community can go to find minutes from the monthly HOA meetings. They can also find governing documents and by-laws by which they agree to abide when they buy their houses in Las Sendas.
All homeowners in the community likewise pay dues to the HOA. These dues average around $366 per quarter.
The HOA in turn uses the dues to maintain shared community amenities and common spaces. They also use the money to repair infrastructure in Las Sendas, such as sidewalks, fencing and roads.
The HOA website also serves as a portal of information for people who live in the Las Sendas community. For example, homeowners can use the HOA to value their home and find out how much they could ask if they want to sell it. They can also use the HOA website to download the home buyer's guide for the community and also read the HOA newsletter.
The HOA also makes available a number of activities and amenities that are designed to keep Las Sendas residents entertained and active throughout the year. For example, it offers clubs that homeowners in the community can take part in at their leisure. Some of the clubs offered to Las Sendas residents revolve around activities like:
There are also clubs that are devoted exclusively to mothers and retirees in Las Sendas. People can also join the Adopt a Street club to help keep the Las Sendas community looking its best.
In addition to clubs, Las Sendas residents have access to the community's championship golf course. They can join the golf club and get access to tee and playing times. The club also offers amenities like a spa where members can enjoy skin and body treatments.
Another unique amenity that is open to all residents is the Las Sendas food truck Friday events. Local food truck vendors are invited in to sell their food and beverages to homeowners in the community. Most trucks set up on the Trailhead in Las Sendas.
Finally, Las Sendas is part of the Mesa Unified School District. Parents who live here have the option of sending their children to nearby public schools like Franklin Elementary School, Las Sendas Elementary School and Red Mountain High School.
The Mesa Unified School District is one of the best performing in the state. It has an enrollment of just over 63,000 students. The student-to-teacher ratio is 19:1, just above the national average of 16:1.
Likewise, Arizona's state standardized tests show that 43 percent of the Mesa district's students are proficient in reading. Forty seven percent meet the proficiency standards in mathematics. These percentages beat the national averages of 35 and 34 percent, respectively.
The Mesa Unified School District has a graduation rate of 79 percent, just under the national graduation rate of 85 percent. However, the district's overall ACT score is 26, beating the national average score of 20.6.
Within the state of Arizona itself, the Mesa Unified School District ranks as the 24th best school district out of 115 total districts. It ranks third for being the most diverse in the state and ranks as having the sixth best athletic programs for its students.