Arrowhead Ranch is an appealing and well-appointed community nestled against the Hedgpeth Hills in the rugged Thunderbird Mountain Preserve. This scenic area is located in the west valley of Phoenix and situated within the city of Glendale. Like many similar communities in the Glendale and Scottsdale areas, Arrowhead Ranch has been meticulously well-planned in a way that allows for communal, civic-minded living, whilst still offering residents the privacy and pace of lifestyle that they wish to have. And all within the peace and security of a planned, well-run community.
Arrowhead Ranch is a planned community with all the modern amenities any homeowner could wish to have. It’s dotted with small lakes, which allow for water sports leisure activities and a sense of waterfront lifestyle for some of the locales within the Ranch. The Ranch is also home to the Arrowhead Country Club, as well as parks and trails throughout, which are great for all ages and all fitness and relaxation needs. Adjacent to the Ranch are a wide array of shopping and dining possibilities for all tastes and budgets. Families with children, seniors and singletons alike will love the lifestyle that Arrowhead Ranch can offer them.
From neighborhood to neighborhood, there are variations in architecture and house types in Arrowhead Ranch, which makes this community appealing for a wide spectrum of property buyers with varying budgets and property needs. These range from lock-up and go condo and townhome units along Arrowhead Golf Course and Lake, to single family homes ranging from 1100 sq ft. to 7000+ sq ft estates. Prices can start from $125 000 all the way through to almost a $1-million, with many properties in the $200,000 to $400,000 range, making Arrowhead Ranch one of the most affordable locations in the valley.
Arrowhead Ranch offers great schools with charter, private and public options that are highly ranked and which fall under the well-regarded Deer Valley School District (DVSD), which has award-winning elementary, middle and high schools in its roster of 38 schools. Situated within the Ranch is Arrowhead Elementary School, as well as Legend Springs Elementary School, the latter of which got a 9 rating by Greatschools.org. In close proximity to the Ranch is Mountain Ridge High School, which made the Washington Post’s “Top 100 High Schools in the Nation”.
Arrowhead Ranch is of course very much linked to the local economies of Glendale and greater Phoenix. These are economies that are generally outperforming most of the country in terms of growth and opportunities. Glendale is Arizona’s sixth largest city and has thriving retail and services sectors. Healthcare is also a major employer in the city, with other notable sectors including public works, aerospace and the military, thanks to the nearby Luke Air Force Base. Higher education is also a key sector in Glendale, given that it is home to Midwestern University, which is metropolitan Phoenix's first medical school, as well as Arizona State University (ASU)’s Thunderbird School of Global Management, which is a major post-graduate international business school.
Arrowhead Ranch straddles the western bend of the Loop 101 Freeway to the north and south. That makes getting to Glendale and Phoenix quite easy. The quickest route into the center of Glendale is by using the US-60 E freeway via the Loop 101 which should take approximately 20 minutes or so. For those working in or needing to get to the Phoenix CBD the best option should be the I-17 S freeway, for a drive that should take 30 minutes or less. The same freeway will get you into Tempe in about 35 minutes.
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