Sonoran Mountain Ranch, Peoria AZ

Sonoran Mountain RanchSonoran Mountain Ranch, Peoria AZ

In the Northwest Valley north of 67th Ave & Happy Valley Rd, you will find Sonoran Mountain Ranch with its breathtaking desert views. The high desert setting offers homeowners views of the surrounding landscape while dedicated to preserving the open space and natural beauty of the desert. There are extensive hiking trails, parks, natural washes and spectacular mountain views.

There are many different floor plans and builders to chose from in Sonoran Mountain Ranch; some of these include Camelot Homes, Cresleigh Homes, Element Homes, Maracay, Morrison, Shea Homes, Standard Pacific and custom homes by Desert Cove Homes.

There are approximately 1468 homes in Sonoran Mountain Ranch. 345 of these homes have pools, 660 are single story.  Roughly 100 homes sit on lots that are larger than 15,000 Square Feet.

The schools served by Sonoran Mountain are some of the best in Deer Valley School District; Terramar, and Sandra Day O’Connor High School. There is also some great shopping, hiking, and walking paths nearby. The shops at Norterra on Happy Valley Rd, just east of the 101 offer fantastic shopping, boutiques and a variety of dining choices as well as some of your big box stores and a Harkins Movie Theatre.

If you are looking for a community with expansive desert views but still close to all the conveniences, then Sonoran Mountain Ranch will have a home just for you.

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


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


Glendale Chocolate Affaire


Chocolate, Wine, Romance and MORE CHOCOLATE at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire February 8-10th at Downtown Glendale’s Murphy Park. This award winning event is a choclate lovers paradise. This event is hosted by Arizona’s very own Cereta’s candy makers. Chocolate confections will include items such as fried ice cream with chocolate and strawberries, chocolate-covered bacon, chocolate-covered churros, chocolate-covered key lime pie, chocolate-covered crepes and much more. In addition to all the sweet treats, there will be events and activities for children and of course those romantic at heart.  Click here for more details.


Arrowhead Ranch Golf Courses

Arrowhead Ranch Golf Courses


The Legends at Arrowhead Golf Club and

Arrowhead Country Club Golf CourseArrowhead Ranch Golf Course


Arrowhead Ranch has some of the best golf courses in Glendale AZ and the Northwest Valley.   The Legends at Arrowhead Golf Club is a public course located just north of the Loop 101 and 67th Ave. The Legends was designed by Arnold Palmer and is a par 72 course and measures 6,986 yards from the Championship Tees. The Legends at Arrowhead Golf Club offers some spectacular course layouts with six lakes, mature palm trees, and amazing views of the Thunderbird Foothills.

Arrowhead Ranch and Arrowhead Lakes are just some of the neighborhoods that surround the Legends. We are fortunate to have the Legends run right through our community which only adds to the beauty of Arrowhead Ranch and the surrounding neighborhoods.  For more info on the Legends Free Clinics for the month of February.


Arrowhead Country ClubArrowhead Country Club Golf Course is located just south of Loop 101 on 75th Ave. This is a private 18 hole championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. Arrowhead Country Club has just completed a 1 million dollar renovation which includes new course improvments and  clubhouse renovations. Private club ammenities include championship golf, tennis, swimming, a 35,000 square foot fitness center and more! There are many different levesl of membership designed to meet your sports and activity goals. Arrowhead Country Club was born in 1987 from acres and acres of orange groves. This golf course winds through Arrowhead Ranch Phase I.  Arrowhead Golf Club has some gorgeous lake and mountain views which also enhances the beauty of Arrowhead Ranch as you drive through the community.  Wouldn’t you like to have this as a view from your backyard? Arrowhead Ranch Golf Courses definitely offer some of the best golfing in Glendale Arizona.

Arizona Songwriters Gathering January 19th

Arizona Songwriters GatheringDo you have a song in your heart? Well it might take a little more talent than that but Arizona Songwriters Association is holding their 17th Annual event at the Glendale’s Main Library at 5959 W. Brown St on January 19th. This is a free event which gives songwriters an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of audiences and their peers and participate in workshops with some of the top names in the business. Some of the topics covered in the workshops include getting songs into film and television and music technology.  For more information visit ASA at

Glendale’s Glitter and Glow Rocks Downtown

Wondering what to do on Saturday night?  Come on down to Glendale’s Glitter and Glow Rockin’ downtown party January 12th 4-10pm in Glendale’s Historic District.  This is a great event for the whole family. Along with the over 1 million lights that adorn the trees in the park, there will be more than 20 hot air balloons in all shapes and sizes adding to the special glow of the season. Read more

Luke Air Force Base Open House March 16th and 17th

     Luke’s biennial Open House and Air Show is a popular West Valley event, averaging more than 100,000 spectators each day.  There will be something for everyone at this open house; food, games and some great attractions and ground displays.  This year the Thunderbirds, the United States’ Air Force’s Aerial Demonstrations Team, will be the featured event. Also in the air show lineup is an F-16 close air support demonstration and a Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier demonstration. Read more

Arizona’s 1st Veterinary School

Arizona’s 1st Veterinary School

Midwestern University in Glendale will break ground on the state’s first veterinary school. This new facility located at 57th Ave and Utopia, will be directly across from the main campus which includes College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, College of Optometry and College of Dental Medicine. The new school will house a 76,000 square foot academic building, a 50,000 square foot large animal teaching facility and a 100,000 square foot small animal clinical building. Glendale's Midwestern University Campus Read more