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Our Favorite Spots to Watch the Big Awards Show

by Shea Homes Arizona on February 24, 2017

 

In honor of this Sunday’s must-watch awards show, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite nooks, perfect for watching, gathering, and relaxing on this special night. Don’t forget the popcorn – and maybe some awards show BINGO cards!
Comfy CouchLike a bright, open feel? Kick back and relax on this comfy couch at Carino Villas in Chandler.
Cozy BedroomWho says you have to watch TV on the sofa? Enjoy the big awards show (or binge watch your favorite series) in this cozy bedroom at our Vantage condos in Ahwatukee.

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Enjoy the Best of Outdoor Living in a New Shea Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on February 17, 2017

 

It’s February 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 full advantage of outdoor living. Here are a few of the latest popular new home features that let homeowners enjoy Arizona living to the fullest.

Courtyards
CourtyardsCourtyards add expanded living space, give your family more room to spread out, and provide multiple entertaining spaces for kids and adults. With the right furniture, a fireplace and maybe a stocked bar, you’ll find plenty of reasons to enjoy the great outdoors year-round.

Casitas, Ramadas and Cabanas
Casitas, Ramadas, CabanasIf you like to entertain, casitas, ramadas and cabanas are great ways to transform your backyard into the ideal party spot. Throw in a flat-screen TV or two, and you can alternate between watching the big game and cooling off with a dip in the pool.

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2017 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

by Shea Homes Arizona on January 13, 2017

New Year's Resolutions for Your HomeNow that the chaos of the holidays is over, many of us are hungry for change and a fresh start. A new year is the perfect place to implement new habits & routines to live the life you have always wanted and to reach the goals that you have set. These new habits usually include healthy eating and more exercise, but we would argue that home improvement and care is just as important (your home is where you do most of your living after all!). As you take a look at the coming year with a fresh set of eyes, here are a few New Year’s resolutions for your home: 

Remove Excess

Put your house on a diet by getting rid of the junk! Schedule a day to take a good, hard look at all of the things you own, recall the last time you used them, the likelihood that you will use them within the next six months and the value that they bring to your life and your home. If you find items that haven’t been used in ages, that you aren’t likely to use in the near future and that don’t serve a specific purpose in your life or home, put them in a pile and let them go. This practice is simple, yet life-changing when you experience the mental space that is cleared up by simply decluttering. 

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Ideas for Celebrating Thanksgiving Arizona-Style

by Shea Homes Arizona on November 19, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving
Order Take-out

Not in the mood to shop, cook, and tackle the dishes? Give thanks for the many Thanksgiving take-out options. Go for the complete meal or order sides a la carte from local fave, Lucy’s Healthy Marketplace. Other local food purveyors offering Turkey Day takeout are AJ’s, Safeway, Sprouts, Miracle Mile, La Grande Orange and Chompie’s.

Get Some Exercise

With turkey trots taking place from Phoenix to Mesa, and Anthem to Litchfield, it’s easy to get your run (or walk) done. Take it easy and complete a 1 mile course, or if you’re planning on an extra helping of pie, go for a 5K or 10K race. Complete turkey trot listing available here.

See a Parade

You can always tune in to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Or if you want to get off the couch and enjoy some fresh air, pop over to Fountain Hills for the big Thanksgiving Day Parade (also called Parade De Los Cerros, or Parade of the Hills), now in its 20th year.

Go to the Movies

What better way to relax after a big meal than to kick back and recline in a dark theater? Popcorn optional. This year, a much anticipated family film will be opening at Harkins Theaters on Thanksgiving Day. Details here!

Host a Friendsgiving

Gather your friends and invite them over for Thanksgiving dinner – potluck style! Feel free to bend the “rules” and serve cocktails and tapas in lieu of the traditional spread. And if you need tips or wonder what the heck a Friendsgiving is, check out this step by step guide from Food Network.

Help Feed Others

Support St. Vincent de Paul’s efforts to provide a turkey dinner with all the trimmings by donating to the organization’s annual Turkey Tuesday turkey drive on November 22. Turkeys, side dishes, and monetary donations can be dropped off at any Bashas or Food City location.

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Celebrate Halloween with these Fun Family Events

October 14, 2016




Here there be monsters! Halloween is nearly upon us, and with it comes candy, costumes, and fun for the whole family. Here are a few of the top Halloween events taking place around the Valley this month! Chandler Halloween Spooktacular: Friday, October 28th, Dr. A.J. Chandler Park 5:30pm-8:30pm This first event promises to be a […]

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Get in the Game with Shea Homes and the Arizona Cardinals

September 2, 2016




  If you follow us on social media or know anyone who works at Shea Homes®, you know what HUGE Cardinals fans we are. And when it comes to our partnership with the Arizona Cardinals, we are always keeping YOU in mind. Because what fun is it to be partnering with the best NFL team […]

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From 3D Printed Models to Reality: The Story of Shea Homes 24 North

August 26, 2016




Back in the spring, Shea Homes® Arizona partnered with a local printing company, STAX 3D, to produce small model-sized homes. This new project gave us a fun and tangible way to see the homes come to life before actually building them. Our designers were thrilled with the ability to see their concepts before beginning actual construction. The 3D printing […]

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Get Out of Town! Cool Off With August Festivals Around Arizona

July 22, 2016




Want to sneak in a trip to cooler temps before summer is over? Here are four fun festivals and events happening around the state next month!

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with an Ice Cream Party

July 8, 2016




July is National Ice Cream month! What better reason to grab a cup or cone, invite the neighbors over and celebrate! Here are five fun ways to enjoy this cool sweet treat with family and friends.

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4th of July Events Around the Valley of the Sun

July 1, 2016




With Independence Day just days away, we have put together a list of some fun Valley events you might want to check out. Be safe and enjoy! SCOTTSDALE On Saturday, July 2, you’re invited to celebrate the 4th of July at WestWorld. “Be Red, White and Cool,” as you enjoy West World’s festivities under 300,000 […]

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