WHY ITWORKED: Set in a new redevelopment area, this small, gated community offers urban professionals a mountain setting with spectacular views that is close to downtown Phoenix.
- With only 41 homes—each placed on a ¼-acre lot (about a third larger than the market average) at the base of South Mountain—the community creates exclusivity and a competitive sales edge.
- The Barcelona plan (shown) features two courtyards and two covered patios, a grand entry turret, a generous, multipurpose kitchen island, and arched openings that frame views of the mountain, desert, and city skyline.
- Floor plans altered to accommodate city setback requirements and odd-shaped lots deliver customization and added value.
- Part of the “Baseline Corridor” south of Phoenix, the village is part of a larger gentrification effort that includes more than 50 new housing projects and an influx of commercial and retail development.
- Residents enjoy access to South Mountain Park Preserve, the largest municipal park in the country, as well as historic landmarks throughout the south Phoenix area.
Project: Village at South Mountain, Phoenix; Sales started: November 2004; Sales through June 2005: 41 (sold out); Units planned/released: 41; Price: $594,800 to $810,400; Unit size: 2,611 to 4,234 square feet; Developer/Land planner/Landscape architect: National Developers, Tempe, Ariz.; Builder: Sonoran Family Communities, Tempe; Architect/Interior designer: Desert Design Studio, Tempe
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