Chandler, Ariz. is located just 20 miles Southeast of Phoenix and is made up of 58 square miles of housing communities, shopping, dining, major employers, parks, lakes, and university satellite locations. For this reason, Chandler is one of the most desirable locations in the Phoenix metro area to live and work. It’s no wonder one of the most common questions is, “Where are the new homes for sale in Chandler?”
Why do people love living in Chandler? Great schools, its proximity to Phoenix (20 minutes away), two airports, and some of the most beautiful planned communities in the Valley. Chandler is also the home to several major corporations including PayPal, eBay and the largest of all, Intel, whose $5 billion expansion is creating quite a buzz in the real estate communities as new employees begin their transition to Chandler.
In the 2010 census, there were 94,404 housing units in Chandler. That number has grown since 2010 due to the number of homes – both single-family as well as condos and townhomes – that are currently being built. There is still vacant land in Chandler, but at the rate we’re going, in another 10 years it will likely be gone.
The 2012 census reported Chandler’s population as 236,123, a number that is sure to be much higher with the expansion of the Intel facility and the number of corporations moving to the Price Road Corridor in Chandler.
New Homes in Chandler
So where are the new homes being built in Chandler? There are several home communities currently under construction.
One of the builders that is offering new homes with a base price starting under $300,000 is Maracay Homes with two communities in Chandler, Whispering Heights and Stonefield Colony.
Whispering Heights is located at Chandler Heights and Lindsay Roads. The community features barbeque ramadas and a half basketball court and is located across the street from Veteran’s Oasis Park – 113 acres of walking trails, fishing lakes, a butterfly sanctuary and more.
Whispering Heights is offering eight floor plans. The smallest home is a single-story with three or four bedrooms and 2,278 square feet, currently priced at $265,000. The largest home is a two-story featuring five or six bedrooms and 4,142 square feet at a base price of $335,000.
Stonefield Colony is located at Dobson and Germann Roads, just two miles from Intel, Orbital Sciences and many other corporate locations. Affordability and location are what makes Stonefield Colony so desirable. Home prices start at $169,900 for a single-story, 1,171 square foot, two- or three-bedroom home and go up to $244,000 for a two-story, 2,097 square foot, four-bedroom home.
One of the most desirable new Luxury Home Communities is Fulton Ranch. Located in the Ocotillo area at Alma School and Ocotillo Roads, Fulton Ranch encompasses 520 acres of luxury custom homes, single-family homes and townhomes. Upscale shopping, restaurants, grocers and more are all set in a picturesque setting of 28 acres of meandering lakes along with water wildlife and walking paths.
Shoreline at Fulton Ranch is offering homes starting at $384,000 for a 2,564 square foot, single-story home with three or four bedrooms. The largest model is a 3,839 square foot, two-story home with four to seven bedrooms starting at $463,900.
The Island at Fulton Ranch is a gated community that features 64 luxury home sites with water views. Custom home prices vary, but start above $1 million.
There are many highly desirable communities in Chandler. One of the most popular locations is the Ocotillo area in South Chandler. The Ocotillo community has an “oasis in the desert” atmosphere with lakes, palm trees and lots of green grass. The crown jewel of the community is Troon’s Ocotillo Golf Resort.
The Ocotillo community has a home for almost every budget. Ranging from townhomes priced in the low $100,000s at the Bridges of Ocotillo to luxury gated communities with homes priced from $500,000 to over $1 million.
If you’re looking for a luxury home in Chandler, Ariz., you won’t have to look far. There are many gated luxury home communities offering custom homes.
One of the most prestigious addresses is Oakwood Hills, located off of Alma School Road just south of Chandler Heights. It’s an exclusive gated community just south of the Ocotillo area, and is a favorite living spot for some of Phoenix’s professional sports stars. The community is a “little Beverly Hills” with homes built around a 14-acre lake and prices starting around $32 million.
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There’s still a luxury community for you.
How about a luxury villa? There is a charming gated community located on Ocotillo Road and right across the street from Intel. Once priced at over $900,000, since our real estate recession the homes are now priced starting in the $300,000s. The smallest villa is a single-story home with two to four bedrooms. The largest plan is a two-story, 3,897 square foot home with four to seven bedrooms.
So what exactly is a villa? The Villas at Ocotillo are homes with all the qualities of a luxury home, including high-end finishes and beautiful details. However, the lots are smaller and the front yards are maintained by the community. It’s the perfect situation for a busy homeowner or a winter home resident.
There is a home for every budget in Chandler, Ariz. From highly affordable condos priced under $100,000 to high-end luxury homes fit for a sports star. There is a home that’s perfect for you. Guaranteed.
Written by Amy Jones