Rancho Del Lago, A Master Planned Community

This article authored by: Rob Hallberg

Rancho Del Lago Vail, AZ
Main Entrance to Rancho Del Lago

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 is an MPC located in Tucson but is also part of the Vail School District. Other MLP’s in Tucson include Rancho Sahuarita, Rancho Vistoso, Dove Mountain and Continental Ranch.

Master Planned Communities often offer housing that have features that cater to a particular Buyer.  For example, Del Webb At Rancho Del Lago is for Active Adults, Wingview and Vista Del Lago are Gated Communities which are desirable for some Buyers, particular those that are “Snowbirds”, Rancho Del Rincon offers homes on one acre lots and The Bluffs includes a Community Pool and Recreation facilities for families that don’t require a large lot but would like access to these features.

Master Planned Communities also have multiple HOA’s and CC&R’s (Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions).  For example, there is a Master CC&R which covers all of Rancho Del Lago, but some communities have a second set of CC&R’s which address features specific to the subdivision.

Hacienda del Lago Restaurant Vail AZ
Del Lago Clubhouse & Restaurant

Del Webb and Wingview are examples of subdivisions which have 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. Wingview is unique in that it is also a Gated Community with private streets and a community pool. These communities have their own HOA and dues are higher to cover the additional features.

There are currently 14 subdivisions in Rancho Del Lago. Homes are still being built in Del Webb At Rancho Del Lago but the other 13 subdivisions have been built out. 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)

This is the first installment of a six part series, “Rancho Del Lago, A Master Planned Community”.

Next: Rancho Del Lago: In The Beginning

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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