We knew we had something special when we unveiled our Center Pointe Vistoso community to Oro Valley and Arizona homebuyers earlier this year. Now, just seven months later, buyers have spoken and they agree, wholeheartedly. Since January, we’ve sold an average of one new home every 48 hours (100 homes in 200 days) – a milestone that’s rarely reached by any community, even one as beautiful, diverse and well-located as Center Pointe Vistoso.
The success of the community not only offers a vivid snapshot of the national housing industry’s record-breaking growth, which saw 2016 new-home sales climb 9.3 percent in the second quarter compared to the first quarter, but also is driving the market recovery on a local level.
In fact, Center Pointe Vistoso accounts for 60 percent of Oro Valley’s residential building permit volume this year and 8.6 percent of new-home starts in Tucson, a city of more than 1 million people.
So, what is driving all of the interest? Here’s a quick look:
Center Pointe is located on one of the final and best parcels within Oro Valley’s celebrated Rancho Vistoso master-planned community. While the area has long been adored for its captivating views of the Catalina and Tortolita mountain ranges, homebuyers have had little opportunity for new-home purchases in the community, which has contributed to pent-up demand for several years. In addition to the beautiful Sonoran Desert landscape, more than 30 quality restaurants, from fast-casual to fine dining, are located within a short car ride from the neighborhood, and nearby recreational activities include Breakers Waterpark, Arizona State Museum at The University of Arizona and Biosphere 2, a state-of-the-art earth systems science research facility. Not to mention, residents enjoy more than a dozen premier golf courses, including three inside Rancho Vistoso – The Golf Club at Vistoso, The Views Golf Club and Stone Canyon Golf Club.
The community comprises 343 premium homesites, located within six strategically planned gated neighborhoods. Home sizes range from approximately 1,400 to 4,000 square feet, offering a style for every type of buyer, including singles, families and empty nesters. Additionally, our FlexDesign® floor plans cater to a variety of lifestyles, making for easy customization to meet every family’s individual needs. From expansive single-story executive-style layouts to low-maintenance and family-oriented plans, the designs from our New Arizona Living Collection keep pace with the tastes of today’s homebuyers. And, of course, all of our homes are Energy Star® certified and include Maracay Homes’ LivingSmart® program for high performance and cost efficiency.
The amenities at Center Pointe Vistoso are second to none. Each neighborhood is connected by a dynamic, multi-purpose trail system that passes by a butterfly garden and other gathering spots before leading to a 6,000-square-foot luxury swim complex with a splash pad and a large, grassy park with shaded playground equipment and picnic stations. Each home is thoughtfully designed to include features like front courtyards that create a welcoming approach, spacious great rooms for gathering with family and friends and walk-in kitchen pantries for extra storage. Other home amenities include bonus/teen/game rooms, generation suites or casitas, Jack-n-Jill bathrooms, 3- and 4-car garages and more, depending on the plan.
For additional information about Center Pointe Vistoso, please visit www.CenterPointeVistoso.com or www.MaracayHomes.com.