12 Great Neighborhoods in Utah County

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hobble-creekCOTTAGES AT HOBBLE CREEK

A dream location for your “final” dream home. The Cottages at Hobble Creek offers a unique and limited opportunity to build in the only approved mountain home development in Hobble Creek Canyon in over 20 years.

This private gated community is situated on a pristine open mountain pasture enveloped by expansive and awe-inspiring views of majestic mountain peaks to the west. You’re surrounded by thousands of acres of protected open space for future generations to appreciate.

The community streamside park will complement the natural environment and serve as a wonderful family reunion resource. Fishing, four-wheeling, horseback riding, hiking, biking and snowmobiling trails wind through vast expanses of neighboring wilderness area.

Your kids, then grandkids will likely want to come back to your place to enjoy the unlimited access to the recreational wonderland available right from your doorstep. Just nine miles from Springville City and five miles from Hobble Creek Golf Course, it’s close to civilization yet a wilderness world apart. If peace, quiet and serenity are high priorities you’d be hard pressed to find a better setting.

Only 35 custom homesites are platted, each approximately one acre in size at prices ranging from $95,000 to $165,000. Architectural guidelines assure homes that will fit the high mountain environment while allowing for use of your selected builder.

For more information, call Tracy MacDonald at (801) 491-8477 or visit CottagesAtHobbleCreek.com.

You’re surrounded by thousands of acres of protected open space for future
generations to appreciate.

GATECANYON COVE

A beautiful and convenient location as well as spacious lots are just a couple of reasons that families looking for an ideal spot to build their custom home will want to check out Canyon Cove Estates. Located between Cascade Golf Course and Provo Canyon, Canyon Cove Estates has spectacular views of the valley and mountains and is in close proximity to the Shops at Riverwoods, Sundance Ski Resort, Foothill Elementary School, and the Provo River Parkway hiking/biking trail.

Aside from its great location, Canyon Cove Estates has a style all its own. The beautifully landscaped entrance gives the neighborhood a feeling of being set-apart from city life. Tree-lined and elegantly lighted streets also contribute to its unique atmosphere. An Architectural Control Committee has established covenants to ensure that the value of homeowners’ investments will be maintained and aesthetic integrity will be upheld throughout the neighborhood. A full list of covenants may be found at www.CanyonCoveEstates.com.

Lots range from just under half-acre to over an acre and are well suited for homes with basements and spacious yards; prices start at $150,000. Lots are currently for sale. Thirty percent of the lots have already been sold. Once the lot has been purchased, owners may choose their own builder or build with Prime West Construction. If you are interested in seeing the type of quality project Prime West Construction has created, contact Brian Capt at 420-2159.

Canyon Cove Estates is truly some of the best property left in Orem. Come and see for yourself, located at 1000 North 1400 East, Orem.

For more information on purchasing a lot in Canyon Cove Estates contact Coldwell Banker West Realty, Ruby Chapple (801) 372-0404 or Curtis Chapple (801) 360-3896.

You may also contact Prime West Developers: (801) 222-9190.

The beautifully landscaped entrance gives the neighborhood a feeling of being set-apart from city life.

Creekside-Entrance-copyCREEK SIDE AT ASPEN GROVE

Driving down the private 3,000-foot, tree-lined lane and approaching a full-scale covered bridge entrance gives the feeling that buying a new home inside Creek Side at Aspen Grove is not just a move up in the world — it’s a move for a better way of life.

Developed by Silver Creek Development Group, this private, gated community has spared no expense to create an environment perfect for families of all ages and sizes. Beautiful custom homes being built inside Creek Side are carefully being incorporated with the existing elements of nature. Mill Creek, which is lined with mature trees, creates the west border of the community. The base of Mount Timpanogos serves as the east border. Silver Creek is located at 3300 North 500 West in Pleasant Grove.

Creekside-PlatAll of the 33 lots in Silver Creek surround a central four-acre community park. The park boasts a large, commercial-grade playground, sports court with heavy-duty hoops, attractive gazebo, sand volleyball pit and large grassy areas. Also, some 500 trees have been planted in the park and surrounding borders of the neighborhood giving the development a rural, secluded feel.

All of the custom homes at Creek Side will be constructed of the finest materials and follow restrictive covenant guidelines that will maintain the integrity of the neighborhood.

Lots vary in size from 1/3 acre to 1/2 acre and start in the low $80s. Larger lots located along Mill Creek cost up to $160,000.

For more information call Silver Creek sales at 374-8700 or visit www.silvercreekllc.com.

Mill Creek, which is lined with mature trees, creates the west border of the community. The base of Mount Timpanogos serves as the east border.

mahogany-ridgeMAHOGANY RIDGE at GROVE CREEK

Set in the tranquility of the riparian Grove Creek Canyon, nature and architecture merge to create Mahogany Ridge — the masterplanned community designed by legendary architect John C. Shirley (J.S.A.) whose notable projects include the Canyons Resort at Park City and the Sundance Theatre.

Douglas Knight Construction is the exclusive builder at Mahogany Ridge and his success in the Salt Lake Parade of Homes is unprecedented, as he consistently wins more awards than any other builder. “The Manor at Mahogany Ridge” received “Best of Show,” “Quality Workmanship,” and virtually every award in the $500,000 to $1,000,000 Utah Valley Parade of Homes classification.

Sprung from the earth the Early European Manors will all be uniquely designed but will have common exterior elements to further integrate the community. Copper flashings and downspouts, timbers, natural stone, brick-paved drives and low-water landscaping techniques will be themes throughout the community.

The Mahogany Ridge at Grove Creek Homeowner’s Association and Architectural Review Committee will help preserve the integrity of the community and enhance the homebuyer’s investment.

Bordering a U.S. Forest Service Trailhead Park and City Nature Park the custom homesites have spectacular panoramic views and have moderate grades. More than half of the community was preserved in open-space because of the developer’s vision of people enjoying the land. Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep, elk and mule deer are often seen from the community and the Grove Creek Spring is habitat for Brook Trout.

Cornerstone Group Investments Inc., the developer, has assembled the finest team of professionals possible to make the homebuying process a positive experience. Coldwell Banker West Realty is the marketing agency dedicated to assisting the homebuyer in all aspects of the process.

For the discriminating homebuyer looking for that final destination place, see Mahogany Ridge at Grove Creek at 1103 East Grove Creek Drive, Pleasant Grove. Call for an appointment to see our model home: 785-1724.

Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep, elk and mule deer are often seen from the community and the Grove Creek Spring is habitat for Brook Trout.

quail-meadowsQUAIL MEADOWS

Over 20 years ago, when builder and developer Kay Robinson bought his uncle’s farm in American Fork and Highland, he knew he had something special. One parcel of the farm in particular excited Kay: eight, secluded acres running parallel to Tri-City Golf Course. Kay always envisioned an exclusive community for the active retiree built on the acreage. His vision is now coming to fruition as one of Utah County’s premier retirement communities: Quail Meadows at Tri-City.

The highly rated Tri-City Golf Course is within feet of the community. The Mt. Timpanogos Temple, convenient shopping and the American Fork Recreation Center with an Olympic sized pool and walking track are all just a few short minutes away.

Quail Meadows at Tri-City is an affordable, Planned Unit Development, providing the finest in maintenance free living. The community is fully landscaped, maintained and is surrounded by an elegant estate fence. Every home is built with a full brick exterior, Bartile roof, radiant/hydronic heat, 9-foot and vaulted ceilings, granite counter tops, custom cabinets, fireplace, cultured stone and much more.

There are two spacious floor plans to choose from. Several interior options are available, guaranteeing that your personal needs are met. Unit A has 1,700 square feet on the main floor, a two-car garage and a full unfinished basement. Unit B has 2,000 square feet on the main floor, also a two-car garage and a full unfinished basement.

The number of home sites are limited and you will not want to miss this exciting opportunity to live in Quail Meadows at Tri-City. For purchasing information contact Robinson Development at (801)763-1181.

Every home is built with a full brick exterior, Bartile roof, radiant/hydronic heat, 9-foot and vaulted ceilings, granite counter tops, custom cabinets, fireplace, cultured stone and much more.

STONE GATE

In all, Stone Gate is a private 52-acre planned development including over 15 acres of open space available to all homeowners.

Of all the neighborhoods featured in this article, Stone Gate, a low-density community with generous open space, located in the riverbottoms neighborhood of north Provo, offers perhaps the most impressive luxury-housing opportunity for buyers in Utah Valley.

The community boasts estate lots, villa lots (cluster homes), and manor homes for the most discriminating homebuyer. Homes will be interspersed among open space, water features and the Provo River; other amenities include a basketball court, a sand volleyball court, a tennis court, a swimming pool and a spa all within a gated community with private streets.

A 24-hour staffed gatehouse provides privacy for the residents, and generous open space creates a garden-like setting with spectacular views of the surrounding Wasatch Front including views of Mount Timpanogos.

In addition to the open space, all residents have direct access to the Provo River. While other luxury developments in Provo limit access to the river to just the river lots, most of the homes in Stone Gate will be on a riverside lot or adjacent to an onsite water feature.

Stone Gate is located just three blocks south from upscale shopping at The Shops at Riverwoods, which include Talbots, Ann Taylor, Eddie Bauer, Banana Republic, The Gap, Williams Sonoma, Border’s Books, Abercrombie & Fitch, Copeland’s Sporting Goods, The Limited, JMR, and Victoria’s Secrets. Sundance is only a 15-minute drive away from Stone Gate.

There are several distinctive lifestyles available in Stone Gate depending on the type of lot selected. The choices range from maintenance-free manor homes and villas to single family detached lots starting at one-quarter acre and increasing in size to more than two acres.

There will be several floor plans providing first-floor-living. These homes will appeal to residents who prefer a main-floor master bedroom with a second floor for additional bedrooms or guest quarters.

Buyers have a number of choices in both location and price. Lot sizes vary from 1/4 acre to more than two acres, at prices ranging from $200,000 to more than $1,000,000. Residents can also expect superior landscaping and exquisite detail in the common areas. In all, Stone Gate is a private 52-acre planned development including over 15 acres of open space available to all homeowners.

Cottonwood Partners, a large, full-service real estate investment and development company with primary offices in Salt Lake City and Dallas, is developing Stone Gate.

“Stone Gate is a residential community that fits perfectly with our portfolio of superior properties,” says John West, managing director of Cottonwood. “We are committed to making this the most desirable residential neighborhood in Utah County. Site work commenced in April of this year and new home construction will start in September.”

Call Ron Clarke at (801) 376-5345 or visit www.stonegateonline.com for more information.

THE MEADOWS AT NORTHFIELD

There are many spacious estates that are already a part of the neighborhood — it’s rare that the developer will join forces with the neighborhood to fight for bigger lots.

When you’ve owned and farmed on the same piece of ground for more than 10 years, like Mike and Julie Pierce have, you really get to know the land. Things like where the subtle slopes and dips are and where the best views are to be had. Then you decide to share that property with others.

That’s exactly what Mike and Julie Pierce are doing with their new development: The Meadows at Northfield, located just east of the Timpanogos Temple.

Julie Pierce says The Meadows at Northfield was designed with oversized lots to keep the open feel of the existing neighborhood.

“Many developers push for small lots because it equals more dollars for them. We sacrificed more money to keep our lots larger. There are many spacious estates that are already a part of the neighborhood — it’s rare that the developer will join forces with the neighborhood to fight for bigger lots,” Julie says. “This is one neighborhood that is close to the Timpanogos Temple that hasn’t been minced into many small lots.”

While buyers are allowed to use their own builder, The Meadows at Northfield wants to maintain a high standard of quality built homes. That’s why they partnered with Able Construction, a household name in the homebuilding industry in Utah County, to oversee and approve all plans and builders that will be building within the subdivision. Hand-selected by Able Construction, preferred builders for The Meadows at Northfield include AV Construction, Broderick Construction, De Llamas Construction and J2 Homes.

“These companies represent some of the top builders in Utah County,” Julie says. “By using builders like these, home owners are ensured all homes will be top quality, and the integrity of the development is maintained.”

Of the 27 half-acre lots in the development, 24 are located within cul-de-sacs. Many of the lots are located on a small rise, from which residents have excellent views of North Mountain, a panoramic view of the Wasatch Front, Utah Lake and the Timpanogos Temple.

“People who live in this neighborhood will have spectacular views without having to live up on the foothills,” Julie says. “The lots here are not too steep, however. They have very gentle slopes — perfect for building a new home.”

Restrictive covenants make most homes run about $295,000, including the lot. Single-story homes must be a minimum of 2,000 square feet on the main floor, and two-story homes must be at least 1,600 square feet on the main floor. Lots range in price from $72,000 to the mid $80,000s.

“Because this has been a farm for the past 100 years the ground here is rich, and the wind seldom blows here. We have a perfect little spot here,” Julie says.

For more information on this neighborhood call Mike or Julie at 376-6453 or visit www.utahvalleyrealestate.com.

THE RANCHES

Residents of The Ranches enjoy over 30 miles of trails for biking, jogging, rollerblading and horseback riding.

It’s all about the Lifestyle at The Ranches, located in the heart of the fastest growing area in the state of Utah, North Utah County. People buy at The Ranches because of how they will feel when they live here — and oh, by the way, you get a new home, too! The Ranches sits on a saddle overlooking Utah Lake and the Wasatch Front to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains and Cedar Valley to the west.

Located a mere seven miles west of Lehi off I-15 in the City of Eagle Mountain, The Ranches has easy access to the benefits of both Salt Lake City 30 minutes to the North, Orem/Provo city centers 20 minutes to the south and Lehi/American Fork and Pleasant Grove 5 to 10 minutes to the east.

Residents of The Ranches enjoy over 30 miles of trails for biking, jogging, rollerblading and horseback riding. Over 30 percent of the land in The Ranches community is dedicated to open space use including parks, trails, public open space for hiking, church and school sites, etc. An 18-hole golf course, The Ranches Country Club, is scheduled to open for play in the late spring of 2002. In the meantime, this Scottish lynx-style golf course certainly adds lush greenery to the community.

In addition to the recreational activities offered at The Ranches comes a new elementary school, scheduled to break ground by September 2001 and open by the fall of 2002, two new LDS Church buildings, several office buildings, the first of which is scheduled to open by October 2001 and will provide a home for a family practitioner, pediatric clinic, dentist, physical therapist and other professional tenants.

Lots in The Ranches range in size from 4,500 square feet up to five acres, and everything in between. Prices for lots range from the high $40,000s up to a few hundred thousand for estate lots on the golf course, and homes/condos/townhomes from the high $80,000s to over a million dollars.

For more information on The Ranches, call (801) 768-0900 or visit www.theranches.com

VAL VISTA PARK

Val Vista Park is a unique, upscale development, meant for people who want to live in a neighborhood that has an open, airy feel.

Val Vista Park, located just north of the Mt. Timpanogos Temple in American Fork, is a unique, upscale development, meant for people who want to live in a neighborhood that has an open, airy feel.

The neighborhood, which is a planned unit development, consists of 55 acres. Fifteen of those acres make up shared private parks and large, open landscapes.

“Large homes that surround an open, centrally-located private park with secluded pocket areas here and there is what I had in mind for Val Vista Park,” says owner Dan Richards. “Living here opens all sorts of possibilities for home owners.”

Val Vista Park consists of 93 lots including 61 custom homesites and 32 luxurious twinhomes. Because it is a PUD, residents enjoy many luxuries not enjoyed in a typical neighborhood.

The neighborhood also has a large gated-area that residents are entitled to use to park their boats and RVs.

Location is a strong selling point for Val Vista. If residents are looking to go south, the neighborhood is located very near 1100 East in American Fork which will almost perfectly line-up with a new freeway exchange in Pleasant Grove. The neighborhood is also ideal for those looking for quick access into Salt Lake County. Val Vista Park is only about a two-minute drive to American Fork Hospital and other medical buildings.

In addition to the great mountain and temple views, the master-planned community is located near American Fork Canyon with all of its recreational opportunities and scenery.

The development comes with protective covenants that ensure a high standard of living is shared by the entire community. Multi-level homes must be at least 2600 feet above ground. Single-level homes must be at least 1800 square feet above ground. The exterior of the homes must also meet high community standards.

For more information call Ted Barratt, real estate agent Century 21 All Pros, at 756-2121 or 372-2447. Or contact Ranae Lewis at 376-3801 or 768-3018. Or visit www.valvistapark.com.

LoftsadsTHE VILLAGE AT RIVERWOODS

It’s rare that homeowners find the best of both worlds — easy access to the conveniences of a city and the hometown feel of a classic residential neighborhood. The Village at Riverwoods is one of the few new home communities in Utah Valley that can make this claim.

This new urban village comprised of 142 residences and neighborhood retail spaces in the center of Provo’s most desirable neighborhood offers a contemporary solution to meet the needs of today’s homebuyers.

Located at the mouth of Provo Canyon, just north of The Shops at Riverwoods, these charming two-, three- and four-story buildings combine the classic design elements of a traditional small town with the modern conveniences of city living.

Residents can walk to shops, restaurants, entertainment, businesses and outdoor activities without relying on an automobile.

Three unique homestyles — single level, loft style and town homes — offer river and mountain views, spacious floorplans, high ceilings, decks and patios, and private parking.

The homes are designed for spacious living with extra-large master suites, walk-in closets, adaptable lofts and generous storage.

City and state officials have praised the Village at Riverwoods for its outstanding design by awarding it The Envision Utah, Governor Michael Leavitt’s Quality Growth Award 2001, for Grand Achievement in Planning and Implementation.

For more information, please call (801) 852-2100 or visit www.liveatthevillage.com.

Residents can walk to shops, restaurants, entertainment, businesses and outdoor activities without relying on an automobile.

condo-renderingWATERFORD

Waterford, a private 42-unit townhome development, located at 4303 N. Foothill Drive in Provo, is one of the finest townhome developments in the state in terms of craftsmanship and quality living.

It should be said, this is not a community meant for first-time home owners. One only need observe the professional landscaping, sand-bedded pavers and beautiful home exteriors to realize this is an upscale neighborhood created for those who can afford to live in an exclusive community.

The townhomes, which are primarily duplexes, are located on Provo’s east bench. They boast exceptional valley and mountain views and have tremendous access to shopping, business districts, educational facilities, restaurants and theater. At the same time, the development, which is located behind stone and iron gates, is nestled in a secluded little pocket on the west side of Foothill Drive and is quiet and unassuming.

Townhomes start at $489,900 for three stories and 3,200 square feet and go up to the $700s for a spacious 5,000 square feet.

The townhomes are constructed of the finest materials. Knotty alder wood work and cabinetry, solid slab granite countertops, 10-foot basement ceilings, concrete window surrounds, built-in refrigerator and real stone veneers are just the beginning of the amenities included in the townhomes that you must see to fully appreciate. The townhomes at Waterford would rival any of the homes in this year’s Utah Valley Parade of Homes in terms of quality.

Those choosing to live in this community will belong to a homeowners association, meaning all of the landscaping maintenance and snow removal is provided for the residents.

Those interested in viewing Waterford, a Kimball Development, should stop by the development’s decorated model, hours 12 noon – 6 p.m., Mon. – Sat, or call 801-802-0173 for a private showing. www.parkplaceutah.com.

Knotty alder woodwork and cabinets, solid slabs of granite for countertops and 10-foot basement ceilings are just the beginning of the extras that come with these townhomes that you must see to fully appreciate.

WINDSOR MEADOWS

The Windsor Meadows community offers more than 20 plans from which to choose and place on quarter-acre to half-acre lots with no neighbor directly behind.

Windsor Meadows is Highland’s premier planned community, located just off the Alpine Highway. It includes a four-acre park with large picnic pavilion with tables and barbecues, a basketball court and tot lot, all of which can be reached through the 8-foot wide paved trail system throughout the neighborhood. A second tot lot will be part of Phase II. Two seasonal streams meander through the community.

D R HORTON Homes has been building quality homes since 1978 and was founded as a family business, and it is this spirit that prevails among the dedicated professionals in Utah as they come together to ensure the success and stability of your new home in any one of the many communities being built throughout Utah.

The Windsor Meadows community offers more than 20 plans from which to choose and place on quarter-acre to half-acre lots with no neighbor directly behind.

These plans can be customized to fit the individual need of each homebuyer. This new concept of “open space” throughout the community offers wide open spaces without the burden of landscaping and maintenance of Highland’s customary acre density.

The homes offer standard builder features such as fireplace, central air, bull nose corners, closet organizers, solid surface counter tops, smooth walls and textured ceilings, two-tone paint, vaulted ceilings in most plans, upgraded flooring, can lighting, Maytag appliances and a “manabloc” plumbing system.

By taking advantage of the company’s national purchasing power by building thousands of homes each year, D R HORTON Homes is able to pass the savings on to the homebuyer at an affordable price.

clark-photoLAKESIDE VILLAGE

This is a community with something for every member of the family and something for every season of the year.

This resort community, located on the shores of Pineview Reservoir near Huntsville, Utah, could very possibly be the resort community you’ve been waiting for. Lakeside Village consists of 76 luxury condominiums that are already being built and will soon be ready for family vacations and special getaways.

Just a 45-minute drive from Salt Lake International Airport, Lakeside Village is located in a majestic setting, with a lake out the front door and mountains surrounding the property.

Perhaps the best part about owning one of these exclusive condominiums is all the recreational opportunities within a short distance. Everything from world-class skiing, to golf, water-skiing, fishing, hiking and biking are all within a few minutes drive of Lakeside Village. This is a community with something for every member of the family and something for every season of the year. On-site amenities include a swimming pool, jacuzzi and tennis courts.

Lakeside Village condominiums range in size from approximately 1,350 square feet to 2,300 square feet, with five different floor plans available.

Quality workmanship is evident when visiting Lakeside Village. Each condominium has 9-foot ceilings, a private deck, fireplace, large windows, walk-in closet, and jetted tub.

Starting in the low $200,000s, Lakeside Village represents an incredible value for buyers looking for resort property along the Wasatch Front.

The opportunity to be on the ground floor level of a development of this caliber is rare, which may require buyers to act quickly in order to be part of Lakeside Village.

For more information call (800) 939-2030 or visit www.lakesidevillage.com.

From-Church-Of-MountainBRIGHTON SKI HOME

Imagine owning a luxury ski lodge located on one of the most popular ski runs at Brighton Ski Resort. A home decorated immaculately that has plenty of room for kids and guests.

Now imagine enjoying it all for $120,000.

James Henry Moyle III, owner/developer, has teamed up with an old friend from BYU Darin Mangum, attorney/partner, to create Silver Lake Ski Lodge, a “1031 able” ownership interest property.

“This is not a time share. Only 12 ownership interests are being sold,” Moyle says. “Someone could buy an ownership and that’s it. They own it. They could do a tax-free exchange in or out of it. They could use the property as an investment, but there can never be more than 12 owners,” says Moyle.

Of the 12 ownership interests, almost half have already been claimed — so would-be home owners must act quickly.

The lodge, which is located on a cul-de-sac in a gated community, includes two master bedrooms, a steam room, elevator, workout area with cardio and workout equipment, spa, game room, two extra large dormitory rooms, a beautiful great room and kitchen, front and back decks and a conference room with a technology nook. The lodge is completely furnished and decorated.

And when it’s not ski season there is plenty to do with five mountain lakes nearby, Brighton village, snowmobiling, mountain biking and hiking trails, fishing and abundant wildlife and scenery to take in.

“This will be a private residence that just happens to have a ski trail that goes right through it. It has wonderful access for skiers. On a good day it’s not unusual to see a half dozen film crews shooting skiers near the lodge because of the incredible views,” Moyle says.

Most vacation properties sit vacant 85 percent of the time, which makes this opportunity ideal. While owners only have 1/12 interest in the lodge, this will allow ample opportunity to use and enjoy the recreation facility.

“This is a place for the whole family. There’s is lots to do and plenty of room for everyone,” Moyle says.

For more information on this property call RE/MAX agents Drew Armstrong or Matthew Flinders at 375-1075 or visit www.utahrealestate.net.

On a good day it’s not unusual to see a half dozen film crews shooting skiers near the lodge because of the incredible views.

 

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