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Awesomefest - April 13 and 14 at EastmarkPeer ahead in your calendar.

Do you see that? The luminous sheen over next Friday and Saturday? The glowing lights, the live music, the smell of roasted pecans mingling with the tantalizing smells of a dozen food trucks? It can only be one thing…

AWESOMEFEST! And this year, Eastmarks’ annual bash has too much awesome for just one night, so for the first time ever the festivities will overflow into TWO nights of fun! (April 13 is for residents only and April 14 is open to the public.)

Things kick off on the April 13 with AwesomeEve, a residents-only shindig for the young and young at heart alike. Kids will get the chance to dance and play with the Be Kind Crew, a local group of young leaders who promote kindness through personal expression, spoken word poetry, and urban dance. Together they’ll create a routine that the kids will perform on Saturday night, right in the heart of AwesomeFest! Meanwhile, as dusk paints the Superstitions in pale zinfandel light, adults will be settling around farmhouse tables for a family-style, chef-prepared dinner. Enjoy farm-fresh produce from Erich Shultz of Steadfast Farms, specialty local wines and craft beers, as well as live music and stimulating conversation as the stars come out to look on with envy.

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Quick Patio Upgrades just in Time for Spring Entertaining

by Shea Homes Arizona on March 9, 2018

 

We Arizonans are basking in gorgeous spring-like weather. Whether you want a place to sip your iced tea in style, or you’re looking to create a backyard retreat for a series of soirees, we have you covered. These patio upgrades will make your backyard the place everyone wants to hang out.

Geometric Outdoor Rug
Geometric Outdoor RugTurn your patio into an outdoor room with the addition of a geometric patterned outdoor rug.

Succulent Garden
Succulent GardenAdd a visual focal point to your backyard with a succulent garden. Believe it or not, these gorgeous displays are easy to maintain. Plus, they do best in full sunlight.

Patio Dining Set
Patio Dining SetIs a lack of quality patio furniture holding you back from inviting your friends over for a barbecue? It might be time to upgrade your patio with a new patio set. Hint: Choose an easy-clean, weather-resistant style that will stand up to the Arizona sun.

Grilling Station
Grilling StationHave you been looking to get rid of that old grill you hide in the back of the house to hide from guests? Whether it is just a new grill or adding a grilling station to your backyard it will make all the difference in hosting events- big or small!

Come visit any of our Shea Homes® 35+ model homes across the Valley to get more backyard inspiration!

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Redefine Lower Level LivingLet’s play a little word association game. What comes to mind when you hear the word basement? Perhaps a dark and musty space, used for doing laundry and storing old furniture and holiday decorations?

Now wipe that mental slate clean. Because today’s lower levels are nothing like the basements of old. In fact, we don’t even like to use the dreaded “b” word. At Shea Homes, we are redefining the meaning of lower level living. These high style, multi-functional areas, available at our Latitude at Cantilena and Shea Signature Azure Paradise Valley communities, include high ceilings and oversized light wells that bring in tons of natural light.

Lower level living is ideal for a wide range of homeowners — from families with growing children who want to use these open and airy spaces for sleepovers or a spot to hang out with friends to empty-nesters looking for a theater or workout space. Some of our homeowners enjoy having additional space for guests, or even using some of their lower level for seasonal closet space. It’s truly like having a private getaway within your own home.

Plus, in the summer months, these lower levels can be a cool spot to find respite from the heat – and they may be more energy efficient than a comparably sized home without a lower level, because the area is not exposed to sun and heat.

If you’re interested in exploring Shea style lower level living, visit Latitude at Cantilena and Azure, Paradise Valley. See you down under!

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Top Spots to Watch the Big Game

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 26, 2018

Last Sunday was filled with last second stands and crushing defeats, but the results are in and the Big Game is fast approaching! Hosting a game day party is a time-honored tradition, and one that should not be taken lightly. Even if you don’t have a horse in the race this year, parties are a great time to show off your hosting skills. From spreads of American cuisine hand-bought from your local pizza joint to picking decorations and the perfect pigskin to toss around at halftime, there’s a lot to think about before the fateful February 4. Let us inspire you with a few of our favorite game-worthy spots in our Shea Homes models.

So what exactly makes a living space suitable for a football-loving crowd? You’ll need plenty of room for standing and cheering, plus a few good spots to sit and enjoy the world famous commercials. Shea Homes® has you covered like an All-Star cornerback.

Fabulous BasementThe basements at Latitude at Cantilena are ideal for football festivities. The spacious, airy room in this Latitude model has plenty of room to sit, watch, and munch. This is a fabulous spot to spend Sunday night cheering your team on.

Spacious CondoOur Vantage condo homes feature surprisingly spacious spaces and this living room is no exception. The inset fire feature will give your rowdy friends a touch of class, while the large glass windows allow guests to enjoy the crisp February air without missing a second of the game.

Sporty Den/Flex SpaceIf big blow-outs aren’t your style, keep things simple in this den from The Reserves in Gilbert. With plenty of screen space and billiards to keep you entertained during timeouts, fire up the grill, grab a bowl of chips and a few friends, and hunker down until the fireworks go off!

Cardinals Basement Fan CaveCheck out the ultimate “fan cave” in the basement of a model home in Peoria’s Vista Montaña II community. The theme? Arizona Cardinals. From oversized theater chairs, to framed jerseys, a football field carpet and the best of the Arizona Cardinals replaying on the huge projection TV, this room checks all the boxes for the ultimate fan experience.

Now it’s your turn to show off your favorite game day spot! Post a pic on Instagram and tag @sheahomesaz

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Enjoy the Best of Outdoor Living in a Shea Home

January 19, 2018




  It’s January in Arizona! While much of the country is buried under snow, we’re gearing up for some fun in the sun. When you live in a state that has some of the best weather in the country (most of the year, anyway), it makes perfect sense to choose a home designed to take […]

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Shea Homes and Arizona Cardinals to Host Free Event at Grand Opening in Gilbert

November 3, 2017




Looking 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, […]

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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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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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Shea Homes® Kicks Off Partnership with Arizona Cardinals for the 2017 Season

August 11, 2017




Football season is here and we couldn’t be more excited! Now in our third year of partnering with the Arizona Cardinals, we’ve got plenty of fun planned for our Shea Homes homeowners and Arizona Cardinals fans. Here are five ways you can get involved! Visit a Shea Homes Community and Enter to Win Tickets First, […]

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