Rancho Del Lago: In the Beginning
This article authored by: Rob Hallberg
The first Builder to strike ground in Rancho Del Lago was KB Homes, followed soon after by Richmond American. Here is an overview of these two “first” communities in Rancho Del Lago:
Arizona Springs I
In 2001, KB Homes built the first home in Rancho Del Lago. It was located in Arizona Springs I, which is near the main entrance. From Rancho Del Lago Boulevard, take a left onto Oxmoor Valley Road or Diablo Creek Drive.
There are about 193 homes in Arizona Springs I. By 2003, most of the homes in the subdivision had been completed and sold.
Prices range from about $180,000 for the smallest homes (1,579sf) to over $300,000 for the largest homes, particularly those that back the golf course (3,090sf).
Arizona Springs I is in the Rancho Del Lago Homeowner’s Association; there is only one HOA in this community. One of the great features of Arizona Springs is the number of homes that are located “On the Golf Course”. Almost 1/3 of the homes, 67 to be exact, are adjacent to the golf course for great, unobstructed views. The golf course homes are located on Camino San Clemente and Diablo Creek Drive.
Richmond American was the next major builder in Rancho Del Lago. They started construction on The Oasis in 2002, which is located off of the first street as you pass the Clubhouse, Via Valderrama.
There are about 96 homes in The Oasis, which was largely completed and sold by 2004. The Oasis is also in the Rancho Del Lago Homeowner’s Association; there is only one HOA for this community as well.
As in Arizona Springs I, The Oasis has a number of homes that back to the golf course. There are 25 Homes on the East side of Via Valderrama that are “On the Golf Course”.
Prices range from $200,000 for the smallest homes (about 1,667sf) to almost $300,000.
There was also a home or two started in Wingview in 2002, but this community was built over a long period of time as there were multiple builders – and bankruptcies – involved. Wingview will be covered in a future article.
These communities are located East of the Pantano Wash, so I refer to the area as Rancho De Lago “East”. They were built first as they are located next to the main entry and the Clubhouse. There wasn’t much of a clubhouse in 2003; Temporary buildings housed a golf shop and a small food concession.
This is the second article in a series on “Rancho Del Lago, its History and Development.”
Rob and Catherine Hallberg are Associate Brokers with Long Realty, a Berkshire-Hathaway Affiliate and Southern Arizona’s largest Brokerage. Send Rob and Catherine an email for a fast response to your questions; for an even faster response, Call (520) 407-8667.