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David Weekley opens third neighborhood in master plan

David Weekley Homes has started sales in its third and newest neighborhood, Fairways at Blackstone. Located in the gated private community of Blackstone at Vistancia, Fairways sits alongside Blackstone Country Club’s Hole No. 3 with views of the Sonoran desert and saguaro cactus lined mountain tops. The neighborhood features 52 spacious homesites with six single-story luxury floorplans ranging from 2,675 to 3,818 square feet and starting in the $450’s.

Ashton Woods unveiled two new floorplans in its Catalonia neighborhood located in The Village at Vistancia. The single-story Canterbury plan offers 1,911 square feet, three bedrooms, three baths and a three-car garage. The Miramare plan provides a 3,308-square-foot design with four bedrooms, a game room, three and-a-half baths and a three-car garage. Ashton Woods now offers buyers at Vistancia a total of seven floorplans, ranging from 1,673 to 3,446 square feet and starting in the $250’s.

Toll Brothers also brings two new luxury home plans to Blackstone at Vistancia. Each luxury plan offers three bedrooms and three and-a-half baths. The Cataloni is a 3,027-square-foot plan, featuring a large bonus room; and the Villamar, a 3,444-square-foot open home design, includes an expansive office and den. The Toll Brothers at Blackstone neighborhood is set alongside the 12th hole of the award-winning Blackstone Country Club golf course and includes luxury features such as spacious great rooms, gourmet kitchens, oversized covered patios, bedroom suites and dramatic entries. Toll Brothers offers a total of seven floorplans at Vistancia ranging from 2,414 to 3,834 square feet and starting in the $440’s.

Vistancia recently experienced the highest two quarters in new home sales activity since 2008. According to RCLCO’s national survey at mid-year 2015, Vistancia ranked number 11 among the top selling master planned communities in the United States and achieved the highest growth rate, up 171 percent from the same period last year.

“This collection of high-quality builders believe in the vibrancy of Vistancia, the community’s rich amenity and lifestyle offerings and its future,” said Mark Hammons, vice president/general manager of Vistancia. “Vistancia continues to offer the largest selection of builders and home styles, a unique community lifestyle, and the best in resident amenities,” Hammons said.

Vistancia is located in Peoria, set amongst a backdrop of mountain ranges featuring views of White Peak, Twin Buttes and the Bradshaw Mountains. Take Loop 303 to the Lone Mountain Parkway (exit 127). The Vistancia Information Center is located at the guard-gated entrance of Blackstone at Vistancia.

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Vistancia records highest new home sales since 2008

Mirroring a national real estate trend, Vistancia has experienced the highest first two quarters in new home sales activity since 2008, achieving 271 net sales at mid-year among the master plan’s three actively selling communities – The Village at Vistancia, a family-friendly multi-generation community; Blackstone at Vistancia, a gated luxury golf course community featuring the only private golf course in the Northwest Valley – Blackstone Country Club; and Trilogy at Vistancia, an active adult resort community.

According to RCLCO’s national survey at mid-year, Vistancia ranked number 11 among the top-selling master planned communities in the United States and achieved the highest growth rate, up 171 percent from the same period last year. National factors such as strong job growth, lower interest rates and rising rental costs continue to spur new home sales across the country reaching 2008 levels.

Vistancia attributes its sales success to an increase in new home builder inventory totaling more than 75 floorplan options, the grand opening of Trilogy at Vistancia’s active adult community’s 360-acre expansion in January and the master plan’s diverse range of new home pricing  with options from the high $100s to $500s. In total, The Village at Vistancia accounts for 52 percent of new home sales, Trilogy at Vistancia at 37 percent, and Blackstone at Vistancia achieved 11 percent of the master plan’s recorded mid-year sales.

Vistancia has also seen a 24 percent increase in new home buyer visitors to the Vistancia Information Center year over year.  “Vistancia has a diverse range of home styles available to homebuyers that offers nearly something for every type of family. That, along with Vistancia’s location set alongside the new Loop 303 and our rich selection of amenities immersed in the natural Sonoran Desert is driving an increase in demand for new homes at our community,” said Mark Hammons, vice president/general manager of Vistancia.

The West Valley is also home to the region’s newest freeway, Loop 303, serving as a growth magnet and decreasing drive time for commuting and entertainment in other areas of Phoenix.

Vistancia’s private golf course community, Blackstone at Vistancia, has also observed an increased interest in its selection of custom homesite inventory. Only 10 custom homesites remain of its 62 custom lot inventory, ranging from $160,000 to $350,000, with five sold during the past year. Three custom homes are currently under construction with another four homes in design review.

Vistancia’s premier collection of new home builders include Ashton Woods, Gehan Homes, Mattamy Homes, Meritage Homes, Ryland Homes, Shea Homes, Toll Brothers, T.W. Lewis by David Weekley Homes and Woodside Homes, offering homes ranging from 1,473 to 4,762 square feet. Additional home plans coming soon include Ashton Woods with two new floorplans, Mattamy Homes offering a new loft plan, and Toll Brothers introducing two new single-story designs. In addition, T.W. Lewis by David Weekley Homes will break ground on a new Fairways luxury neighborhood in Blackstone at Vistancia.

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15 New Custom Homesites Available Within Vistancia

A recent increase in custom homesite interest has triggered the release of 15 new custom homesites within Blackstone at Vistancia in Peoria, a private, gated golf community within the Vistancia master plan.

Thirteen of the new custom homesites are located along the 12th, 13th and 14th holes of Blackstone’s award-winning, championship golf course designed by Jim Engh. The remaining two are adjacent to the 17th the hole and back the 1st hole as well as feature spectacular views of the Blackstone clubhouse, a 30,000-square-foot Spanish Colonial architectural style clubhouse.

Characterized by heavily vegetated washes, Saguaro forests, gently sloping flat lands and an abundance of desert wildlife, Vistancia includes a 900-acre preserve offering spectacular mountain and golf course views. Perched high above a golf fairway or tucked into a secluded desert background, Blackstone at Vistancia offers a diverse selection of custom homesites allowing homeowners the option of creating a luxurious home that is tailored to fit every aspect of their individual lifestyles.

“Blackstone at Vistancia offers a relaxed, yet elegant lifestyle in a beautiful Sonoran Desert setting,” said Mark Hammons, vice president/general manager of Vistancia. “With renewed consumer interest in custom land sales we are pleased to offer more opportunities for buyers to build a custom, dream home in our vibrant community.”

Blackstone provides two custom homesite options: Natural Desert Homesites and Graded Homesites. Natural desert homesites are a minimum of three-quarter acre and are preserved in a natural desert state that encourages grade-adaptive architecture and enhances the natural topography. Each homesite has a defined building envelope to maximize open space between homes.

Graded homesites are a minimum of one-half acre and are developed as buildable pads. Shared walls lend privacy and capitalize on the maximum use of each homesite.

With several architectural styles permitted throughout the community, homeowners are able to select the architect and custom builder of their choice, providing flexibility to design unique indoor and outdoor spaces.

Design guidelines have been created to assist owners, architects and builders in designing residences and making improvements on existing custom homesites within the community. Matched textures, carefully chosen stone and meticulously crafted finishes have been incorporated into these guidelines to accommodate each owner’s unique desires without interrupting the flow of the community. These guidelines also ensure a sense of design continuity within Blackstone.

Blackstone welcomed its third custom home this spring with the groundbreaking of a three-quarter acre, approximately 10,000-square-foot desert contemporary-style home nestled along the 14th hole of Blackstone’s championship golf course.

Blackstone at Vistancia is a 590-acre community within the 7,100-acre master plan of Vistancia. Upon completion, Blackstone will include approximately 500 luxury and custom homes. Custom homesites in Blackstone start from the $90s.

Vistancia is located northwest of Lake Pleasant Parkway and Happy Valley Road in Peoria set amongst a stunning backdrop of mountain ranges and pristine desert surroundings. The master-planned community now has a second entrance and exit providing both north and south access. Take Loop 303 to the new Lone Mountain Parkway (exit 127). The Vistancia Information Center is located at the guard-gated entrance of Blackstone Country Club.

For more information about custom homesites at Vistancia visit www.vistancia.com or call 623-933-6233.