Where can I find more green and less gravel in the Phoenix area?

This is one of the most frequent questions I hear when representing buyers from the midwest and East coast. 

I understand the desire for “green”. I moved to Arizona 7 years ago from Wisconsin and looked around extensively for a green community. The good news is there are a few.

Warner Ranch is a master planned community which sits on the (Tempe/Chandler border ). Half of the community has a Chandler mailing address and half has a Tempe mailing address.  Green lovers love the towering mature trees  including evergreens and lots of green grassy areas and walking paths.  There are currently 36 homes for sale in this community ranging in price from $249,900 to $560,000.  Warner Ranch also has the benefit of being in one of the top ranked school districts in the state (Kyrene School District). The appreciation and resale in this community has historically been very good and it is conveniently located.

In Chandler, there is the Ocotillo area which is known for it’s lakes and ‘green” and golf courses too.  There are currently 36 active listings (ranging in price from  $265,000 to $999,000) in the Ocotillo neighborhood specifically, however, there are many communities surrounding Ocotillo that boast some nice green as well.

In Gilbert, the Val Vista Lakes area is one of the most green areas. Again, known for it’s green and it’s lakes.  There are currently 91 homes for sale in this area ranging in price from $159,950 to $1,350,000.

So there is GREEN in the desert.  Probably not the wisest GREEN move environmentally…but it’s here…so might as well enjoy it!


For more Information visit Chandler Arizona Real Estate.  This information was provided by Amy Jones, a multi-million dollar top producing Realtor with RE/MAX Elite. Amy specializes in residential, vacation homes & cabins, as well as retirement communities in the communities of Ahwatukee, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Maricopa, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Sun Lakes, Tempe and the White Mountains communities of Pinetop/Lakes & Show Low.  Search the Arizona MLS