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Just because you live in a state renowned for its arid desertscapes and spectacular mountain vistas, doesn’t mean you can also enjoy the benefits of waterfront living. Throughout the Phoenix area—Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Glendale, and more—you’ll find fabulous waterfront homes and properties for sale. Take a look at what the area has to offer. To receive listings in lake communities or in any Phoenix community go to receive waterfront home listings via e-mail and sign up to receive listings automatically.

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East Valley Waterfront Homes & Communities

If you are looking for waterfront homes in Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Glendale, or Phoenix, the East Valley offers beautiful waterfront and lake communities, such as Val Vista Lakes, The Islands, Ocotillo Lakes, Lagos Vistoso, McQueen Lakes, and Watermark at Ocotillo. These lake communities are located on man-made lakes and most allow electric motor boats. Their waterfront homes sell at a premium since they are in demand and limited in supply.

Waterfront Homes for Sale in the East Valley

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Chandler Waterfront Homes

Chandler, which has the greatest number of lake communities in the Phoenix area, is home to many well known neighborhoods, including Ocotillo, Pinelake Estates, The Springs, Ocotillo Lakes, Pecos Ranch, Fulton Ranch, and more.

Pinelake Estates, in southern Chandler, features homes on oversized lots ranging in size from 2,650 square feet to 5,489 square feet, most of which are single-story. The subdivision has a total of 217 lots, and homes were built between 2002 and 2005, making it one of the newer waterfront lake subdivisions in Chandler.

Gilbert Waterfront Homes

Some of the more well known lakefront communities in Gilbert include The Islands, Val Vista Lakes, Lago Estancia, and Wind Drift. Of the six water ski communities in the Valley, three of them are in Gilbert: Crystal Point, Santan Lakeside Estates, and Playa Del Rey.

Scottsdale Waterfront Homes

Scottsdale Ranch is one of the largest Scottsdale lake communities, located on the beautiful Lake Serena.

Tempe Waterfront Homes

Tempe Town Lake is home to waterfront condominiums that include developments such as Bridgeview, Edgewater, and Northshore condos. Another popular Tempe lake community is The Lakes, which offers a diverse range of waterfront property. In fact, Tempe has some of the most varied waterfront property options in the Valley.

Ahwatukee Waterfront Properties

The largest lake community in the Ahwatukee area is Lakewood. Other lakeside communities include Toscano Lakeside, San Simeon Condos, and Miralago at the Foothills.


Boating Lakes & Communities

Not all waterfront properties are on lakes that allow boating, which is an important criteria for many buyers. Find out which man-made Phoenix lake communities allow boating.

Water Ski Lakes & Communities

Seldom do homeowners think of water skiing when they think of Arizona. However, the Phoenix area has six residential water ski communities, three of which are located in Gilbert, and one of which is Playa del Rey Estates. Tournament water ski subdivisions include Crystal Point Estates and San Tan Lakeside Estates, also in Gilbert.

Buchli Lake is the original competition tournament water ski lake in the East Valley, located in Queen Creek. The newest is Spring Mountain Ski Ranch in the West Valley. Unlike many man-made waterfront lakes in residential subdivisions, these lakes have been built specifically for water skiing, jet skiing, and wake-boarding. Many of their private waterfront properties include a boat house. Additionally, several AWSA regional tournaments are held at Buchli Lake and Crystal Point each year.

Crystal Point Estates

Located in Gilbert, Crystal Point Estates is one of the premier private ski lake communities of Phoenix. Its 18 custom luxury homes enjoy access to a tournament waterski lake—complete with slalom course.

Playa del Rey Estates Ski Lake

Playa del Rey Estates in Gilbert is not a tournament water ski lake but is still ideal for anyone who loves to water ski, jet ski, or wake board. It features 109 lots, 34 of which are lakefront lots. The homes range in size from 2,500 square feet to 4,700 square feet, and range in value from $500K to $1.2 million.

The lake itself ranges in depth from 4 ft to about 7 feet, so not deep enough for a hydrofoil or air chair. Many of its lakefront homes have boat houses or slips that make waterskiing right from the backyard even more convenient. Plus, the neighborhood enjoys access to great schools, community parks, and the US 60 freeway, and is within 20 minutes of the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport.

Spring Mountain Ski Ranch

The newest waterski lake community in Arizona is located in the West Valley near Buckeye. Spring Mountain Ski Ranch currently consists of two private water ski lakes with 11 exclusive lakefront 1-acre lots per lake.

Santan Lakeside Estates

Located in southern Gilbert, Santan Lakeside Estates is a scenic waterfront custom home subdivision and the newest East Valley tournament waterski lake. Nestled against the San Tan Mountains and home to many multi-million dollar custom luxury houses with private boat houses and ramps, this community is ideal for skiers and boaters alike. There are 19 waterfront lots, most of which have 236 feet of waterfront property.


Learn More About Lakes in Phoenix

Have you ever wondered how Phoenix lakes are maintained? What kind of fish are stocked in residential lake community lakes? Read about the ecological way lakes in Phoenix are maintained. Want even more info? Make sure to check out the ONLY waterfront blog in Phoenix to learn more and see more lake community listings.

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