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Shea Homeowners Find a Sense of Community at 24 North

by Shea Homes Arizona on February 16, 2018

 

Life in the Valley of the Sun has its perks: beautiful winters, affordable living, and enthralling entertainment. But when Valley suburbs grow to be bigger than Miami, Atlanta, or Pittsburgh, finding a sense of community can sometimes be difficult.

Fortunately for Ron and his family, they found exactly what they were looking for in the Shea Homes® 24 North community in Phoenix.

“I’m from Texas, and it’s very different. We’d have block parties, barbeques, stuff like that,” he recalls. “I’ve been here in the valley for twenty years or so, and it always seems like people pull into their garage, close the door, and that’s it. You really don’t know your neighbors that well. But the difference at 24 North is that, with it being a community villa, six homes sharing a driveway, it’s more close-knit. The majority of people you actually talk to!”

Ron and his wife Katina started their search for a new home last year. They’d lived in East Mesa for years to be near their children’s school, but after their two sons moved out, and their daughter got her driver’s license, their options opened up. And so the hunt for a new home began.

Ron and Katina with DaughterFirst day in their new home

The first step for Ron and Katina, like most, was to ask around. “We had heard a lot about Shea and their homes from friends and family, so we checked it out. I think Shea gives more of a luxury look to their homes than some of the other builders. Their standard is a little more upscale.” Location was a factor as well. Ron runs his finance career from home, but his wife’s daily commute was a drag.

“We just love the Sonoran Foothills area, so we started looking over there, found this unique Shea community, and we decided to buy. Her commute is a lot shorter now.”

Part of the fun of buying a new home is visiting the Shea Homes Design Center and choosing everything from cabinets to flooring, window treatments, to optional upgrades. They enjoyed the personalized and exciting process. Ron went out of his way to make sure the ladies in his life would be happy: “One of the big upgrades was for my daughter’s bathroom, where we put in a walk-in shower, which she loves.

“The kitchen is really nice. It’s a gourmet kitchen, and that’s become the centerpiece of the house for us. That’s my wife’s love… how the appliances are laid out, the island, it’s great. They did a good job putting together the floor plan. We love it.

“It’s actually kind of deceiving,” he adds. “When you’re outside and you see it, it doesn’t look that big, but it’s a lot of space, and it’s all usable, too. I turned the spare bedroom into my office.”

Shea’s commitment to melding design to lifestyle left an impression on Ron. “Marci, who’s the rep here for Shea, gave us a lot of great ideas. Like, we all have electric toothbrushes, so she suggested we put outlets under our sink. I’d never thought about that! It’s one of those little changes that adds so much convenience.”

Even the buying process was easy. “Everything with Shea was super smooth. They walked us through everything, all the documentation that was required. Marci was tip-top on it, just sending things over right away; there was no lag time.”

As they have settled into their new house, they’ve gone out of their way to make the community feel like home. Katina created a Facebook page for new members of the community to keep everyone connected, from HOA meetings and trash pickup dates to community potlucks. Even the couple’s two dogs, Lola and Cupcake, have gotten involved. Katina put together a website for 24 North residents to show off their pooches and set up play dates.

Lola and CupcakeLola & Cupcake

“Once we get everyone moved in, we’re going to do our own block party. It’s more of a community feel than any of the areas I’ve lived before. And we want it to be different, you know? We plan on staying here, so why not get to know these people and their families?”

He laughs. “You never know when you’re going to need to borrow a cup of sugar.”

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Holiday Outings in the Desert

by Shea Homes Arizona on December 15, 2017

Holiday Outings in the DesertThe holidays are here and that means there are festivities all around the Valley for the whole family to enjoy. We put together a list of some of the events taking place this month and into the New Year. Shea Homes® wishes you peace, and joy this holiday season!

Las Noches de las Luminarias

Through December 30, 2017

Stroll the pathways of the Desert Botanical Garden as it glows with over 8,000 hand-lit Luminaria bags. Don’t miss out on a warm cup of cider or cocoa with the family as you walk the elegant garden trails. For more information, visit: https://www.dbg.org/events/las-noches-de-las-luminarias-0

ZooLights

Through January 14, 2018

See the animals come to life through lighted displays at the Phoenix Zoo. Walk the park while looking at the glimmering lights while trying to spot dinosaurs in the desert. Ride the camels and the carousel, too. For more fun, visit: http://www.phoenixzoo.org/event-items/zoolights/.

Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker

Through December 24, 2017

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the magic of The Nutcracker as it illuminates the stage at the Phoenix Symphony with more than 150 performers. Truly a holiday tradition. For more information, visit: http://balletaz.org/performance/the-nutcracker-2017/

Lights of the World Lantern Festival

Through January 2, 2018

Explore the Arizona State Fairgrounds as it fills with Chinese traditional lanterns, state-of-the-art technology, and lights galore. Enjoy the culture, cuisine, and entertainment for the whole family. For more information, visit: https://lightsoftheworldus.com/

Christmas at the Princess

Through December 31, 2017

Skate and twirl around in the ice skating rink, and enjoy the resort’s holiday-themed spectacle. Spot the lights on more than 100 trees, the 14-foot poinsettias, the large-scale toy soldiers, and more. For more information, visit: http://www.fairmont.com/scottsdale/promotions/christmas-at-the-princess/

Christmas in Color

Through December 30, 2017

Lights and holiday music! Stay warm and cozy in your car as you make your way through this Christmas tunnel at Goodyear Ballpark. It is truly a Willy Wonka–like attraction that will wrap you in a magical display of animated lights, giant candy canes, snowmen, and holiday creatures. For more information, visit: http://christmasincolor.net/

Glendale Glitters

Through January 6, 2018

Year after year Glendale Glitters dazzles the crowds every Friday and Saturday night of the holiday season with concerts, food, horse- drawn carriages, and twinkling lights decorating all of downtown. For more information, visit: https://www.glendaleaz.com/glitters/

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Honoring our Heroes

by Shea Homes Arizona on November 10, 2017

Honoring our Heroes on Veteran's DayToday, we gather to honor, thank and remember the women and men who have defended our freedom and country, those who have selflessly served to keep us safe. Today, we remember to celebrate and to thank our heroes every day.

The Heroes Reward Program is just one small way we at Shea Homes® Arizona show our appreciation to those who are currently serving and those who have served the Unites States of America. The program provides our heroes with a 1% base price credit toward the purchase of a new Shea Home in Arizona. This special offer is also available to teachers, active or retired police officers, and active or retired firefighters.

The redemption process for the Shea Homes Heroes Reward Program is simple:

  1. Eligible active or retired military, teachers, police officers and firefighters print out a certificate, available here: http://bit.ly/HeroReward
  2. Participants fill out the form, and on the first visit, present it to their Shea Homes Community Representative, along with proof of current or previous employment.
  3. The 1% incentive is applied toward the base price of a new Shea home (program not valid at Trilogy or Encanterra communities).

If you or someone you know qualifies for the Heroes Reward Program, we invite you to come tour one of our Shea Homes communities around the Valley and see for yourself what it means to “Live the difference.”
Heroes RewardWe would also like to invite you and your family to join us and the Arizona Cardinals today for a free event from 12 – 2 p.m. at our new community, Compass at Recker Pointe in Gilbert (1850 S Follett Way, Gilbert, AZ 85295). The event includes free food, entertainment, photos with Big Red and autographs with Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders and Arizona Cardinals Defensive Lineman, Josh Mauro. Learn more & invite your friends HERE.

We hope you and your family have a wonderful, safe Veterans Day. 

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Community Kick-Off EventLooking for some fun for the whole family on Veterans Day? Join Shea Homes and the Arizona Cardinals as we “kick-off” the latest new home community, Compass at Recker Pointe in Gilbert, for a “House of Cards” community grand opening event, which will be held from noon- 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 11. It’s free, open to the public and everyone is invited!

Bring the whole family for free food, games, music, tours of beautiful new model homes and photos and autographs with the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders, Big Red, and other Cardinals personnel. It’s sure to be a day full of fun with something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Compass at Recker Pointe offers single family homes offering 3-4 bedrooms and 2.5-3.5 baths ranging in size from approximately 2,088-2,197 square feet. Recker Pointe residents will enjoy amenities such as: a community pool, barbecue grills, a covered play structure, picnic tables, ramadas, and more. Located at the southwest corner of Ray and Recker Roads, Recker Pointe is just a half mile from the San Tan/ Loop 202 Freeway and situated close to entertainment, shopping, dining, and recreation.
Compass at Recker Pointe New Homes

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Date: 11/11/2017
Time: Noon-2:00 PM
Where: Compass at Recker Pointe
1850 S Follett Way
Gilbert, AZ 85295 (view_map)

Join Shea Homes and the Arizona Cardinals as we "kick-off" the latest new home community, Compass at Recker Pointe in Gilbert, for a “House of Cards” community grand opening event, which will be held from noon- 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 11. It’s free, open to the public and everyone is invited!

You can get more information here.   

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Enter to Win a Shea House Party

October 20, 2017




Let’s kick off this Saturday with a Shea Homes® contest. One lucky winner will get to invite 20 friends to watch the Arizona Cardinals vs. Washington game on Sunday, December 17 where we will provide not only the house but food, family friendly drinks and fun! To enter, follow @sheahomesaz on Instagram and tag two […]

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October Family Fun Around the Valley!

October 6, 2017




October is here! That means fall fun and amazing weather, so make sure you get out there with the family to enjoy it! Here’s a list of some fun filled and SPOOKtacular family activities happening around the Valley this month. Get your pumpkin-picking hands ready and dust off your best costume! All of October – […]

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Coming Soon –Mark your Calendars for the opening of Ambition Recker Pointe in Gilbert, Arizona

September 29, 2017




  With fall comes football, pumpkins and grand openings at Shea Homes®! We are so excited to announce our next grand opening at Ambition, the first of our three communities at Recker Pointe in Gilbert, Arizona to open on October 7th at 10:00 AM. Located at the southwest corner of Ray and Recker Roads this […]

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Coming Soon – What you need to know about Recker Pointe in Gilbert, Arizona

September 15, 2017




 It’s been a busy summer for Shea Homes®! We are so excited about the land purchase, construction completion, and grand opening of each new community, as it gives us the opportunity to provide you with a home that meets your needs and allows us to welcome you to the Shea family, no matter where you […]

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Labor Day Weekend Activities in the Phoenix Area for the Whole Family

September 1, 2017




As we enter into Labor Day weekend, we would like to wish you and your family a fun-filled, safe holiday. In order to help you stay cool while you celebrate, we have put together a list of some fun events throughout the Valley that are designed with family in mind. Enjoy!  SCOTTSDALE On Saturday, September […]

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Get Your Home Ready for Fall with Fun Finds from Local Vintage Markets

August 25, 2017




September is almost here! Once the weather starts cooling off, we get the urge to do a little seasonal home decorating to get in the fall mood. It always helps to visit the Valley’s great vintage markets bursting with one-of-a-kind treasures. Here are a few of our favorite local markets taking place this September! Sweet […]

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