Yesterday I wrote about Paloma Ridge, a new Sterling- built community, adjacent to La Paloma. Its main competitor is Villa Milano at Rancho Sin Vacas which is a few miles to the North and located close to the most upscale community of Pima Canyon. Villa Milano is located in the Amphitheater School District, unlike Paloma Ridge which is located in the Catalina Foothills District 16 School District. Of course there is open enrollment at Catalina Foothills schools.
Villa Milano is a bit more upscale with standard features such as travertine floors in the main living areas, custom wood cabinets in the Kitchen, ceramic surrounds in the bathrooms, Andersen low- e tinted windows, post tension foundations, R-38 very well insulated ceilings, and brick pavers in walkways and driveways. Other standard features found at Paloma Ridge like granite kitchen counters are found at Villa Milano, as well. Both communities are gated and have a community pool, but the Villa Milano location is even more pristine and dramatic: it backs right to the bottom of the high Catalina Mountain Foothills with an amazing view of the mountains and the tall saguaro cacti. Villa Milano is more private than the community at Paloma Ridge which is close to busy Sunrise Drive. Active listings are priced from $535,000 – $860,000. Recent resales of almost new homes reveal $455,000 for a one-story 1,998 square foot home and $530,000 for a 2,740 square foot home.
Both communities should be compared before purchasing one or the other. Call me at 520-918-2410 to set up an appointment to ulitize my expertise when purchasing in one of these upscale Tucson Foothills communities or to explore other luxury Tucson Foothills homes. Purchasing a new home will be a much better experience when having your own advocate. Remember the builder’s agent represents the builder!
Both of these communites offer an opportunity to purchase a new or almost new home that is very luxurious and not too large as far as interior square footage or lot size. These communities are perfect for those who want to downsize or purchase a second home! In years to come both will prove to be excellent investments.