By Dayv Morgan
This is the perfect time of year to get out and get active before the summer heat wave hits Maricopa — and you don’t have to go far to do it.
It’s likely your neighborhood has great amenities waiting to be discovered.
Buyers often ask me to tell them which communities have the best amenities. It’s no surprise that Province would top the list in almost any survey. But for families with children, or those who want to be active but not in an “active adult” subdivision, there are 17 other wonderful communities to consider.
Throughout all these neighborhoods are multiple parks and playgrounds. There are four subdivisions that also include community pools: Glennwilde, The Villages, Cobblestone and Desert Passage. Outside the swimming season, and for those without the option of a pool, there are plenty of other activities to choose from.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Maricopa Meadows features a 27-hole frisbee golf course, a basketball court, an exercise course along walking trails, a huge waterfall and lake surrounded with benches.
Tortosa also offers a frisbee golf course, nine holes with printable scorecards and a course map on the neighborhood’s HOA website.
Homestead is ideal for athletes as it offers 10 basketball hoops, a full-size soccer field with two goals, and a sand volleyball court. There’s also a large lake with benches for those who prefer a relaxing walk with views.
Desert Passage is also perfect for family-fitness enthusiasts. This neighborhood has a full-size soccer field with two goals, a sand volleyball court and two basketball hoops. It also has a baseball field with a backstop, sand infield and benches for each team.
Cobblestone has a variety of outdoor activities for its residents, including eight horseshoe pits, four basketball hoops, a full-sized soccer field with two goals and a baseball backstop. It also features a large lake with five fountains.
Sorrento has a family-friendly splash pad and two tennis courts.
Keep in mind that many of the neighborhood parks have signs posted indicating they are for use by residents and their guests only. So, if you’d like to use amenities in another neighborhood, consider growing your social circle outside your subdivision.
Dayv Morgan is a Maricopa Realtor and owner of HomeSmart Success.
This column appears in the March issue of InMaricopa.