Seasonal buyers love condos and townhomes
January 13, 2019
Arizona Republic - Condo Living AZ
Wherever the location, buyers have chosen the particular setting for the area’s climate and lifestyle amenities as well as the comfort and security of lock-and-leave living. In addition, communities with seasonal-property security, maintenance or management options are also attractive to part-time buyers, said Deana Keck, executive vice president of community development and sales for Pine Canyon, a private master-planned golf course and residential community in Flagstaff.
For urban communities, location is a top priority — e.g., walkable convenience to stores, restaurants, entertainment venues, etc. “Seasonal buyers tend to seek highly amenitized communities that provide secure access for the lock-and-leave lifestyle,” said David Hovey Jr., AIA, president of Optima Kierland, Phoenix, whose Phase I 12-story condominium tower includes 173 one- to five-bedroom homes.
Located on approximately 10 acres at Scottsdale Road and Kierland Boulevard, Optima Kierland includes sports and exercise facilities such as a 16,000 squarefoot indoor/outdoor fitness center, golf simulator, and indoor basketball and squash court. The rooftop Sky Deck, with views of the surrounding McDowell Mountains, has a heated lap pool, spa and steam/sauna rooms. The building also features a rooftop bar and common areas for social gatherings around sundecks, barbecues and fire-pits.
“Seasonal buyers tend to seek highly amenitized communities that provide secure access for the lock-and-leave lifestyle.”
—David Hovey Jr., Optima Kierland
For high-country devotees, the 620-plus-acre community of Pine Canyon, surrounded by the Coconino National Forest, offers championship golf, views of the San Francisco Peaks, a 35,000 square-foot clubhouse with a spa, fitness center and dining, a second recreation-focused amenity building and a number of family-oriented amenities.
A two-hour drive from Phoenix, Pine Canyon offers townhomes, condominiums, detached single-family homes, custom homes and home-sites. In addition, residents and prospective residents can rent luxury Club Cabins, which provide an owner’s experience, including service from Pine Canyon’s hospitality team.