Dove Mountain is a gorgeous planned community located in the high Sonoran Desert with breathtaking Totolita Mountain views. The Ritz Carlton at Dove Mountain will be selling 20 homesites from $725,000 – $1,800,000. and 300 custom homes sited on from a quarter acre to 3/4 of an acre with base prices from $1,585,000 to $2,740,000 with finished square feet from 2,479 to 5,410 square feet. Only a few homes can chose sites without a lot premium; lot premiums range from $25,000 – $350,000. Right now there appears to be 4 homesites with no lot premiums. Phase 1 will have 91 homes and 16 sites. All homes will have spas and terraces; some options offered include swimming pools and casitas.
Dove Mountain is located in the prettiest part of Marana off of Tangarine Rd going towards Oro Valley and the Pusch Ridge; it is surrounded by thousands of acres of some of the most gorgeous Sonoran Desert. It has over 3,000 homes already built there since 1998, including popular, gated Heritage Highlands which is an Active Adult Community with resale homes starting in the low $200,000s. Prior to last year, one living in Dove Mountain had to travel about 7 miles to get to such amenities as gas stations, doctor’s offices, shopping, etc. Now there is a new shopping center with many amenities right in the community. Tiger Woods played golf here last year and will play next week at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.
The Ritz Carlton Hotel will be completed in 2009 and will have 226 rooms and suites and approximately 24 casitas. This resort will have 3 restaurants, a 17,000 square foot spa and fitness center, and a swimming pool complex with tennis courts.
There could not be a better time to buy at Heritage Highlands which has its own golf course, club house, recreation-fitness and tennis center with restaurant. Many of the homes dropped over 100K during the past year due to the poor home market, so you can find a fairly new home there with a 2 car garage from the $200,000s. When the Ritz Carlton complex is finished, these values should go up rapidly. Heritage Highlands has many active adults who are in their 50s, unlike other active adult communities that seem to attract a more sedate and older crowd.