Rancho Del Lago Goes West!

This article authored by: Rob Hallberg

After the successful sale of the homes in Arizona Springs I and The Oasis, builders followed the advice of Horace Greely and went West (Horace actually said, “Go West, Young Man, Go West…”). Development of the lots to the West of the Pantano Wash began in 2004.

Rancho Del Lago Vail, AZOverlook At Rancho Del Lago

DR Horton built the homes in this subdivision, and the name is a clue for what this development is known for. “Overlook” lots have some of the best, unobstructed views of the mountains in Rancho Del Lago. And DR Horton charged a significant Lot Premium for these homes.

There are about 199 homes in the Overlook.  Construction started in 2004 and was mostly completed and sold by 2005.  There is only one HOA in The Overlook, governed by the Rancho Del Lago Master CC&R’s.


The Village & Vista At Rancho Del Lago

Rancho Del Lago Vail, AZDR Horton also built the homes in The Village and Vista. It’s unusual that DR Horton created two subdivisions out of this area, as there are no natural boundaries. Access is from two roads, Hope Camp & Alley Mountain Drive. DR Horton called homes that had unobstructed mountain views “The Vista”, and they charged significant Lot Premiums for these homes.

The Vista and The Village combined have about 202 homes. These were mostly built in the 2004 to 2006 time period.  As in The Overlook, there is only one HOA governed by the Rancho Del Lago CC&Rs.



Cienega Heights

Rancho Del Lago Vail, AZCienega Heights was developed by Richmond American Homes. They are located to the West of Cienega High School on the North side of Mary Anne Cleveland. Homes tended to be larger in this subdivision and there are more two story homes than in the DR Horton properties.

There are about 230 homes in Cienega Heights. Homes were built from 2005 to 2006, with a few completed in 2007 when the market had crashed. There is a single HOA in Cienega Heights.



Rancho Del Lago Vail, AZArizona Springs II

The main story is the new development to the west, but KB Homes opened a 2nd subdivision next to Arizona Springs I – and called it Arizona Springs II. Another 98 homes were built between 2004 and 2005.

Luxury Home Development

There were two more subdivisions active in 2002 and 2003, Wingview, a Gated Community and Rancho Del Rincon, which have homes built on one acre lots.

This is the third article in our series on “Rancho Del Lago, A Master Planned Community”Coming up next:Rancho Del Lago Adds Luxury Homes”.

Rob Hallberg

Rob and Catherine Hallberg are Associate Brokers with Long Realty, a Berkshire-Hathaway Affiliate and Southern Arizona’s largest Brokerage. Since 2008, they have been ranked in the top 5% to 8% of all U.S. REALTORS®. Send Rob and Catherine an email for a fast response to your questions; for an even faster response, Call (520) 407-8667.

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