Something old, something new, something gated, with a view.
The old adage, of course, actually calls for something borrowed and something blue, but with a little tweaking, it describes the neighborhoods of Lake Havasu City and Kingman just perfectly.
In Lake Havasu City, residents with an eye for the brand new are flocking to Havasu Foothills Estates, a master-planned community. The neighborhood is nestled among the scenic Desert Foothills of eastern Lake Havasu City, and the philosophy surrounding the development is to achieve “harmony with nature” through design. Builders are conscientious of the environment even as they plan the town center, which will include shopping, dining and a fitness and wellness center.
For would-be homeowners who are interested in housing even newer than Havasu Foothills Estates, as in so new it hasn’t been built yet, the spot to watch is the waterfront. The city recently passed an ordinance that will allow increased residential development along the Bridgewater Channel, in what is being called the Riverwalk District. Developers hope more residents and greater commercial activity will make the area more vibrant.
For a more traditional concept of luxury living, the gated Villas at River Ranch community gives 32 happy homebuyers 1,800 square feet of comfort, featuring garages and verandas off the living rooms. In Kingman, Hualapai Foothill Estates is an older neighborhood with generous lots between a half an acre and an acre. The subdivision sits at the base of the Hualapai Mountains, and most homes have beautiful views of the city.
Newer homes in Kingman include the moderately priced Kingman Crossing, with floor plans between 1,400 and 1,850 square feet; the upscale Prairie Heights, with long-reaching views and underground utilities; and the luxury Gold Canyon, featuring vaulted ceilings, granite countertops, oversized lots and other amenities. Golfers will also enjoy Queens Bay Country Club in Lake Havasu City and Valle Vista Country Club in Kingman.