Best of the West Valley

Best of the West Valley

Posted 06/13/2015

Verrado Palisades

Phoenix’s West Valley continues to thrive and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. One city in particular, Buckeye, has actually exploded with growth, making the top 15 list of fastest growing cities in the nation, according to its annual percentage of population growth.

While it’s great to be mentioned alongside some of the country’s most booming cities, Buckeye residents will likely tell anyone they don’t need a list to confirm this place is nothing but home, sweet home. In fact, Maracay Homes loved this area so much, we built three neighborhoods inside Verrado, an award-winning master-planned community tucked against the rolling foothills of the nearby White Tank Mountains.

From families living in our Tilden and Palisades neighborhoods to active adults relishing their empty nests in our 55+ Victory neighborhood, the residents at Verrado enjoy the many perks of living in the heart of such a beautiful city.

Here’s a closer look:


Ciao Grazie Pizzaria and Wine Bar is just one mile north of Verrado on Verrado Way. The Tucsan-style Italian restaurant offers hand-tossed pizzas with house-made mozzarella, as well as an extensive, authentic wine list.

Tempo Urban Bistro and Coffee Bar is the area’s newest restaurant addition along Main Street. With a coffee bar that opens daily at 6 a.m. and an American Bistro that serves food made with only fresh, local ingredients, its no wonder this place is a neighborhood favorite.


Serving the Verrado neighborhood, the Litchfield Park Elementary School District is not only an “A” rated district but also the top elementary school district in the state of Arizona.

Agua Fria Union High School District schools remains highly competitive both within the state and regionally. Each school is also dedicated to the district’s mission of preparing all students to be “College and Career Ready.”


Main Street Shopping District is located in Verrado’s downtown area and offers a convenient mix of neighborhood goods and services, including a gourmet grocery store, drugstore, bank and gym. The quaint area is not only walkable, but charming as well.

Just minutes from Verrado via the Loop 101 freeway, the Westgate Entertainment District is one of Arizona’s top shopping destinations, offering an enticing combination of specialty stores, restaurants and national retailers.

For more information on Buckeye and the West Valley, please visit one of our Verrado neighborhood pages at