Rancho Del Lago: A Master Planned Community

This article authored by: Rob Hallberg

Rancho Del Lago is a “Master Planned Community” located in Vail, AZ.  A Master Planned Community (MPC) is one in which there are multiple subdivisions created by several Builders.    Rancho Del Lago is the only MPC in Vail; however, Rita Ranch, which is in the Vail School District, is also a Master Planned Community. Other MPC’s in Tucson include Rancho Sahuarita, Rancho Vistoso, Dove Mountain and Continental Ranch.

Master Planned Communities are governed by a Master Homeowner’s Association which have CC&R’s (Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions) that govern the entire community. Some of the subdivisions, however, have special amenities which require a second HOA with rules specific for that community.

Del Webb is an example of a subdivision which has two CC&R’s. Del Webb is unique in that it is an Active Adult Community which is also gated, has private streets, two swimming pools and other recreational facilities. As you may expect, the Del Webb HOA collects additional dues to cover the private streets and amenities.

Wingview and Vista Del Lago are also Gated Communities with private streets. “Snowbirds” and security-conscious residents often prefer a gated community.

Wingview has a community pool. The Bluffs, while not Gated, also has a Community Pool. All of these subdivisions have their own HOA and dues are higher to cover the costs of private

There are currently 15 subdivisions in Rancho Del Lago. Homes are still being built in Del Webb, which is completing the final phase of their community; and in Copper Ridge At Rancho Del Lago, a brand-new Meritage Homes community. Here is a complete list:

Rancho Del Lago Subdivisions

Arizona Springs I                                                           Oasis at Rancho Del Lago

Arizona Springs II                                                          Overlook at Rancho Del Lago                               

The Bluffs                                                                        Rancho Del Rincon (1 Acre Lots)                              

Cienega Heights                                                              The Village at Rancho Del Lago

Del Webb at Rancho Del Lago (Active Adults)             Vista at Rancho Del Lago

High Plains Ranch                                                           Vista Del Lago(Gated)      

The Manors                                                                      Wingview At Rancho Del Lago(Gated)


New Home Subdivisions

Copper Ridge at Rancho Del Lago         Meritage Homes                                                                         

Estates at Rancho Del Lago                     KB Homes

Rancho Del Lago Reserve                       Meritage Homes


Most Master Planned Communities offer additional facilities such as community parks, a Recreation Center, Golf Course or Restaurants. Rancho Del Lago has a highly acclaimed 18-hole golf course, Del Lago Golf Club, which is open to the public. They also have an excellent restaurant, Hacienda Del Lago.

Over the next several weeks I will be reporting on the History and Features of Rancho Del Lago, including commentary on each subdivision, when they were built, by what Builder(s) and a summary of current Home Values.

Rob Hallberg

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 or Text (520) 203-2031.


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