Photo by Michelle Chance

Drywall dust has settled in a new community within the Santa Rosa Springs subdivision.

Costa Verde Homes cut the ribbon on its new development called Oasis at Santa Rosa Springs May 3.

The cozy community of 109 homesites sold 13 homes before its models opened. A grand opening for the public is scheduled for May 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Santa Rosa Springs is southwest of the Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway and Porter Road intersection on the south side of the railroad tracks.

As Maricopa recovered from the burst bubble of the housing crisis, many builders began their migration back to the city last year to resurrect abandoned projects in existing subdivisions – portions of which were left as virtual ghost towns.

The newest builder attracted to Maricopa is Costa Verde. Around for the past two years, the Arizona-based company has built one other community in Buckeye.

“I think our contemporary look and feel (separates Costa Verde from other developments),” said Susan Paul, vice president of sales and marketing.

The two model homes are a preview of options for potential homebuyers who might be interested in updated exterior and interior design.

A departure from the aesthetic of homes built 15 years ago, Costa Verde Homes feature squared corners and sinks and other modern options. All homes are Energy Star certified; come with stainless steel appliances, as well as front and backyard landscaping, Paul said.

Oasis at Santa Rosa Springs includes four floor plans: two single-story and two two-story homes. The price point ranges from $180,000 to $232,000.

Paul said first-time homebuyers and empty nesters are part of their target demographic.

“We’ve also seen a couple of move-up buyers as well,” she said.

The public can visit the Oasis at Santa Rosa Springs sales office, 42332 W. Ramirez Drive, prior to the grand opening Wednesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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