Maracay is kicking off  2019 at a record pace as it prepares to unveil its second and third East Valley communities this year. The public will get a first look at the highly-anticipated communities on Saturday, Feb. 9 with grand opening celebrations for Windermere Ranch in Chandler and The Lakes at Annecy in Gilbert.

Both grand opening events will include neighborhood gatherings from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and feature catered barbecue lunches and refereshements. Home shoppers are encouraged to attend and meet with Maracay’s New Home Advisors, tour the new model homes and learn more about the neighborhood amenities available.

The Lakes at Annecy – Gilbert

Located one mile north of the Loop 202, The Lakes at Annecy provides residents with access to everything. Major East Valley employers are minutes away via surface streets and the Loop 202. Dozens of shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities, including the popular SanTan Village retail center, are a short walk from the community.

Inside the neighborhood, The Lakes at Annecy offers all the comforts of resort-style living amid a luxurious setting of mature landscape, multiple lakes with docks, three pool complexes, playgrounds and a basketball court. Tree-lined streets and carefully crafted home exteriors provide a picturesque backdrop from any vantage point. Seven new Flex Design® floor plans, ranging from approximately 1,261 to 2,269 square feet, feature open layouts, indoor-outdoor living areas and plenty of space to accommodate a wide range of living situations.

Windermere Ranch – Chandler

Located on the northeast corner of Riggs and Cooper roads, the gated community lies in one of Chandler’s most desirable regions with easy access to Downtown Chandler, the Price Road Corridor, the Loop 202/San Tan Freeway and neighboring cities.

Windermere Ranch features 91 homesites of all single-story homes with four distinct Flex Design® floor plans to suit a variety of needs. Ranging from approximately 2,651 to 3,488 square feet, each plan includes specific features, like covered back patios and cozy front courtyards, to fully embrace Arizona’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle. An impressive selection of community amenities encourage families to enjoy the outdoors and play on the half basketball court, relax on a picnic blanket at one of the community lawns and fire up the barbecue grill.

Both East Valley neighborhoods are located within the most sought after regions in the Phoenix metropolitan area. In fact, Gilbert consistently ranks among the most livable cities in America and is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. Gilbert and Chandler alike beckon their residents outside, where walking and biking have become a way of life and parks and pedestrian-friendly paths weave throughout the cities’ infrastructures. Both are home to high-performing East Valley schools, top enterainment venues, dozens of golf courses, several museums and offer easy access to amenities in Phoenix via the Loop 202.

The floor plans at The Lakes at Annecy and Windermere Ranch offer Flex Design® options that allow each family to tailor their home to their lifestyle. The homes also include Maracay’s  LivingSmart® and HomeSmart® programs for high performance and energy efficiency.

All the homes within both communities are Energy Star® certified and will be registered with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a third-party rating system that verifies compliance across several areas addressing sustainability, with the goal of earning the LEED® Certified designation. Designed to use 30-50 percent less energy than typical homes, each home will meet the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS specifications and will feature water-efficient fixtures, LED lighting, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, Energy Star® appliances, tankless water heaters, and Wi-Fi enabled, programmable thermostats.

For more information on The Lakes at Annecy or Windermere Ranch, contact Maracay New Homes Specialists Pam Meyer and Beth Stern at or call (480) 401-5620.