Buying a home in the Gated Communities / Mountain Park Ranch Ahwatukee

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Buying a home in the Gated Communities in Mountain Park Ranch Ahwatukee


There are 4 gated communities within the Mountain Park Ranch Community  in Ahwatukee which afford a home owner the feeling of security and  exclusivity.  Living in a  gated community will limit the access of people coming and going without access codes into the community.  Will this stop everyone from coming in?  No, access is available to delivery trucks and news paper and other delivery services.  If you have kids you can rest assured they will share the gate codes with their friends.  My sons used to have codes for any community where their friends lived!

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As a Realtor who has lived and worked in Mountain Park Ranch for many years, I love living in a  great master planned community which provides home owners  great variety of home prices, styles and locations.  Buyers can chose from single or two story homes of varing size.  There are many location options, such as backing to walking paths,  backing to Parks or South Mountain preserve lots.   With the highly rated Kyrene School District, young families can buy a home in Mountain Park Ranch and move up to a large home as families grow.  This allows families to attend the same schools even with a move to a larger home. It allows families to continue to use the same dentist and medical Dr without moving to another community.  This also provides an opportunity for home owners to downsize as time goes on while remaining in the same community as friends and a family and continue to enjoy the restaurants and shopping they with which they are familiar.

Here is the information on the 4 Gated communities in Mountain Park Ranch

Estates at the Ranch - This is a great small community made up of  approximately seventy homes, located just south of Chandler Blvd in Ahwatukee. This  closely knitted community, built by Americor,  has all  single story homes.  There are various floor plans and some homes include private pools.  While most of the Mountain Park Ranch homes do not have gas service to the home, this little community does have some homes with gas to the property.  The decision to have gas to the property would have been determined  by the original home owners as part of the builder options offered.  Some spec homes were built as all electric homes as well.   Other areas within Mountain Park Ranch have predominately all electric homes.  This community has access to the 3 Community Pools in Mountain Park Ranch (including one which is heated in the winter), hot tubs, as well all other HOA amenities. To see what Homes are available click on the link Homes for Sale in Estates at the Ranch.

Diamond Ridge I -  The gated community of Diamond Ridge I is located East of Ray Road off Ranch Circle North.  These 60 homes also built by Knoell / Shea provide single and two story options and have larger lots than one typically sees Ahwatukee.  Construction was started on these homes in 1987.  As with many homes in Ahwatukee and within Mountain Park Ranch, many of these homes have been nicely updated which provide move in ready living within an established highly desirable area.  If you are looking for a gated community in Mountain Park Ranch this may be the place for you! Click on the link Homes for Sale in Diamond Ridge 1 to see what's available.

Diamond Ridge I I - This community has approximately 86 homes nestled in the South Mountain valley areas in Ahwatukee.  Many homes have preserve lots which provide privacy and amazing views of South Mountain.  Residents frequently see (and hear) coyotes, havelina  and other wildlife visiting homes in the area.  The Havelina love to eat flowers and it isn't unusual  to find one at your front door munching on plantings!  The homes in the community are predominately built by Knoell / Shea.  This community combines single and two story home  semi-custom home.  The builder,  Knoell / Shea provided new owners with many builder options to customize homes to the needs of the buyers.  Over the last several years many home owners have upgraded and updated these homes.  While there are no new home communities in Mountain Park Ranch, buyers today can still purchase  highly upgraded homes with larger lots and amazing mountain view within the heart of Ahwatukee.  This community has access to the 3 Community Pools in Mountain Park Ranch (including one which is heated in the winter), hot tubs, as well all other HOA amenities. Click on the link Homes for Sale in Diamond Ridge 2 to see what is available.


Canyon Reserve -The private community of Canyon Reserve is made up of approximately 60 custom homes.  This community is nestled in one of the many valley areas of Mountain Park.  Homes in the exclusive gated community are on  either side of the single road in and out of the community.  These custom homes all  have dramatic mountain views.  Owners have selected a variety of home levels and floor plans making each home unique.  By building custom homes the  owners have been able to take advantage of the dramatic views and unique lot locations to ensure the spectacular view and custom home are sure to please even the most discerning buyer, should the owner decide to leave this lovely canyon  area.

This community, while providing upscale living also retains easy access to Ahwatukee with convenient  freeway access along fine dining and shopping.  Move up buyers from elsewhere in Mountain Park Ranch do not have to change schools when the need to change homes becomes necessary.  If you like to see what Homes are available, click on the link to Homes available in Canyon Reserve.


Mountain Park Ranch is one of the many master planned communities in Ahwatukee with something for everyone.  Low HOA fees, access to the highly rated Kyrene School District and  to Ahwatukee private schools,  great southeast valley commute location, as well as a variety of Home styles and pricing options and makes this community a must look for anyone moving the Valley of the Sun.


Shirley Coomer, Realtor

Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living



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Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living


15905 S 46th St, Ste 160

Phoenix, Az  85048


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