Verrado is one of the newest master planned communities in the Phoenix metro area. It is located in Buckey, which is a 25-minute drive west from downtown Phoenix. It sits just at the base of the White Tank Mountains, of which homeowners in this new community enjoy breathtaking views from their front porches.
As a Phoenix suburb, Verrado is one of the first master planned communities to utilize the concept of New Urbanism, which revolves around creating communities that are environmentally friendly and have walkable neighborhoods. Construction in Verrado got underway in 2004; however, it continues today, and buyers can find both resale and new construction homes available to them. Once completed, Verrado will be home to more than 14,000 residential units.
Currently, trusted real estate professionals like Carl Chapman REALTOR and eXp Realty routinely show listings to people who are interested in moving into this new, upscale community. The real estate market In Verrado consists of both attached and single family homes in a wide variety of styles and prices. Leading companies like Lennar, David Weekley Homes and Maracay are a few that are charged with designing and creating the homes here.
Verrado is also being designed to offer the highest quality of amenities. It already is home to dozens of parks, as well as miles of walking and hiking trails. It has its own community center and golf course that are open year round to residents.
Further, its downtown is arguably Verrado's showpiece and is home to dozens of businesses, including beauty salons and barber shops, restaurants, bistros, wellness studios, law firms and more. Downtown Verrado is easy to walk to from all of the community's neighborhoods.
To protect the New Urbanism concept of the community, Verrado utilizes a homeowners association, called the Verrado Assembly, to govern everyday life in it. A board of trustees oversees the Verrado Assembly, which exists to protect and enhance the quality of life in the community for everyone who lives and does business there.
The assembly also promotes engagement among residents by offering activities, events and volunteer opportunities for homeowners. It prioritizes working closely with civic organizations and educational institutions in and around Buckeye, as well as Verrado business owners and residents, to create special interest groups, such as clubs, sports teams and volunteer organizations. It encourages residents to get out of their homes, connect with the community and engage in an active lifestyle that makes good use of the amenities in Verrado.
The Verrado Assembly website also serves as the main portal of communication between it and the community's residents. In fact, new residents are encouraged to visit the assembly's website immediately after moving in to find information about:
For established homeowners in Verrado, they can use the same website to find details about architectural review processes and resale of homes. They can also log into their homeowners accounts on the website for the Verrado Assembly.
Victory at Verrado, the age-restricted community within Verrado, has its own homeowners association to govern it, however. Its assembly functions much the same as the one for the rest of Verrado.
Every neighborhood in Verrado features some of the most upscale homes found in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Buyers can find both single family and attached homes, including condominiums and townhouses, for sale. The homes are designed to be spacious, comfortable and accommodating for homeowners of all ages.
The median sale price for a home in Verrado is around $415,000. However, sale prices can go as low as $337,000 and as high as $4.25 million.
Closing prices range from $249,000 to $1.625 million, on average. Many buyers pay around $224 per square foot for homes in Verrado.
The homes in this upscale master planned communit can range in size from 1222 to more than 6300 square feet. Most of them have between one and six bedrooms and one and seven bathrooms. It is also common for the homes in Verrado to have two and three car garages and sit on quarter to whole acre lots.
Prices for homes for sale in Verrado have climbed by more than $100,000 in the last year. Homes on the market also sell faster than they did last year. It takes fewer than 41 days to sell a home in Verrado, compared to 74 days last year. Further, between 50 and 70 homes are sold in this community, on average, each month.
The homes' upscale appearances explain why they appeal to so many home buyers throughout the Greater Phoenix area. The outsides of the homes in this community are made from stone or brick, in most cases. The exteriors also have decorative tile roofs and feature rock, stone and shrub landscaping.
The insides of the homes for sale in Verrado come with open floor plans and feature captivating and appealing amenities. These include:
Many homes in Verrado likewise have expansive backyards that offer ample room for additions like fire pits or grilling areas. The backyards also come with covered brick terraces that provide respite from the sun and heat and offer an ideal place for relaxing and enjoying the desert and mountain views.
Homeowners in Verrado can also relax and enjoy the numerous amenities found throughout the community. The showpiece of the community is its thriving downtown. Downtown Verrado is home to dozens of specialty shops, restaurants and bistros and locally owned companies. It serves as the epicenter of commerce in the community and as one of the main meeting places for residents.
However, residents of Verrado can also join any of the 75 different clubs and groups that meet in the community. These groups and clubs revolve around shared interests like arts and crafts, card playing, volunteering and more.
Further, they can enjoy spending time with neighbors and friends at the community events that are held throughout the year. Verrado regularly hosts gatherings like:
Residents of Victory at Verrado likewise have access to amenities that are exclusive to their community. For example, it has its own 35,000-square foot clubhouse, which houses amenities like:
Victory at Verrado also has its own golf course, as well as an event lawn, olive grove, vineyard, numerous parks and miles of walking trails for residents to use and enjoy.
Finally, Verrado is part of the Saddleback Mountain Unified School District, headquartered in Tonopah. Parents who live here can send their children to nearby public schools like Tartesso Elementary School, which serves students from preschool through eighth grade, and Tonopah Valey High School.
This district gets a solid B grade nationally for its overall academic excellence. It is ranked in Arizona as the 35th best district and 23rd safest district in the state. It has the 28th best quality of teachers.
State standardized test scores show that 35 percent of its students are proficient in reading, which is on par with the national average for reading proficiency. Forty three percent of its students are proficient in mathematics, which is nine percent higher than the national mathematics proficiency standard.
The Saddleback Mountain Unified Public School District has a graduation rate of 95 percent, which is 10 percent higher than the national high school graduation rate. Students who take the ACT college admissions test receive an average score of 23, which is around three points higher than the national ACT test score average of 20.6.
This district is considerably smaller than other local districts, having fewer than 2000 students enrolled in its total of three schools. Even so, it has a student-to-teacher ratio of 20 students per one teacher, which is just above the 16:1 national student-to-teacher ratio.