Arrowhead Lakes

Arrowhead Lakes-Fun Facts about The Lakes

Arrowhead Lakes is located in Glendale Arizona. The boundaries of this community are between 51st Ave and 59th Ave, with Melinda Lane on the north side and Beardsley Rd on the south Arrowhead Lakesside. There are 8 different waterways thru this subdivision and four separate lakes, Great Falls , Emerald, Sunset and Shadow Mountain. Spectacular mountain and lake views surround this community making it one of the most desirable subdivisions in Arrowhead Ranch.

The lakes are filled with high grade reclaimed water which is open to residents for Catch and release fishing. These lakes are stocked with several different types of fish, largemouth Bass, Tilapia Bluegill, shad, Chanel cats, koi carp, regular carp. Some residents have commented that this is the best urban fishing in Arizona.

This community was built in 1985. Since then this Lake community has grown into a semi custom, custom and custom gated home subdivision. The square footage of homes in this area range from 1300 to 6700. There are approximately 1033 homesites in Arrowhead Lakes. 42% of homes are single level. Approximately 38% of homes in this subdivision have pools. 75% of homes are on the lakefront.

Each year the residents of Arrowhead Lakes put on a Holiday Lights Boat Parade. Residents decorate their boats with lights…and that is putting it mildly! Many residents have themed boat decorations and deck out their boats with not only lights but inflatables, cut-outs and music. The parade route ends at the block party where residents gather to celebrate the holidays with food and music. It is an annual event that is sure to be on your “must attend” list this year.

Arrowhead Lakes and the surrounding community of Arrowhead Ranch not only has all the conveniences of great shopping, boutiques, and dining nearby but it is also feeds into the best set of schools in North Glendale. Legend Springs Elementary School, Hillcrest Middle School and Mountain Ridge High School have all been rated A+, highly excelling schools, one of the many reasons that makes Arrowhead Lakes one of the most highly sought after areas to live.

Check out the Arrowhead Lakes page for more information.

Tempe Festival of the Arts

Arizona Wine Growers AssocaitionnArizona Stronghold will be pouring at the Tempe Festival of the Arts, April 5th -7th.  As many as 400 artist booths line Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets presenting unique, and hand-made artwork that offers visitors a distinctive shopping experience.  In partnership with the Arizona Wine Growers Association, the Tempe Festival of the Arts is proud to continue our presentation of the Arizona Wine Festival Gardens, bringing the best in Arizona wines to complement the ambiance of a fine arts festival environment! Arizona wine growers are on hand for tastings, serving, and are selling their fruits of the vine by the bottle or case on-site.

Located on Mill Avenue between 3rd Street and University Drive in Downtown Tempe

Did you know that Arizona has an emerging wine industry in Cochise Santa Cruz and Yavapai Counties. People are beginning to recognize Arizona as an up and coming wine producer. Visit Arizona Wine Growers Association for more news and information.

Courtesy of Sedona Chamber of Commerce  Sedona Chamber of Commerce

Arizonan’s Favorite Vacation Spots

San Diego Sicilian FestivalSAN DIEGO SICILIAN FESTIVAL, MAY 19TH

Arizonan’s have many ways to escape the summer heat and one of our favorite vacation spots is San Diego, Calif. Check out this fun event. What began as a neighborhood celebration 20 years ago has grown into a multi-block, colorful, musical and culinary celebration of everything Sicilian. Grape stomping,  Sicilian treats, cultural displays, folk-dancing and nonstop live entertainment. Plus a festive Bambino Zone and Bellissimo Car Show.

Headling this years 20th Anniversary event is The Sicilian Tenors, direct from New York City. Three Sicilian American tenors, Aaron Caruso, Elio Scaccio, and Sam  Vitale, will take the Sicilian Festival audience on a romantic musical journey during their dynamic presentation.

The Sicilian Festival is also the perfect venue for families with children. All children’s activities are FREE, and include a large inflatable slide, puppet theatre shows, face painting, and many other activities to keep the bambini entertained throughout day-without emptying their parents’ pocketbooks!

Admission: Free. Locatiion: Little Italy section of Downtown San Diego. Time: 10am-6pm. For more information, log on to the Sicilian Festival website at www.sicilianfesta.com