12 Great Neighborhoods

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It’s time to build a new home for your family. That decision was easy. But deciding where to build that dream home can be overwhelming. This special marketing section highlights 12 great new neighborhoods in our area. From starter homes to luxury estates, here are your finest choices.

 

The Vineyard at Maple Canyon

[Mapleton]

The Vineyard at Maple Canyon is Mapleton’s newest development. Large executive view lots — starting at one acre — located on the east bench offer exceptional views of both the mountains above and the valley below.

Ben and David Gardner, developers of The Vineyard and Mapleton residents, said that they wanted to create something extra special for future buyers and neighbors.

“With large acre plus lots, secondary irrigation is a must,” says David.

A customized irrigation system was developed for each lot using crystal clear water from Hobble Creek and Maple Canyons. Parts of the old vineyard from the former Medved Estate still exist.

The gorgeous, quiet area is at the mouth of Maple Canyon, where residents enjoy numerous hiking and equestrian trails. Animal rights also exist on these lots for those who enjoy horses. Strict covenants are in place to protect the rights of all property owners.

This area is nestled close to the mountain with just a slight evening breeze to cool things in the summer and keep fruit from freezing in the spring. Being located just minutes from both Hobble Creek and Spanish Oaks golf courses, makes this a perfect retirement location. Great schools and friendly people also make this the perfect area to raise a family. Prices start at $119,000, making these lots the best value in the area, according to several area bankers.

“Phase 1 sold out in a matter of weeks and Phases 2 and 3 are available now, although both are expected to continue to sell quickly,” David says. There is financing available and buyers are free to choose a builder or use a builder suggested by the developers.

“The lots have been an easy sell,”  Ben says. “All one has to do is walk out onto them and they sell themselves.”

It truly is one of Utah County’s finest communities.

Call Ben or David Gardner for more information or a customized showing. Ben can be reached at (801) 310-4696 and David can be reached at (801) 310-3350.

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Monta Vista

[Mapleton]

Monta Vista is an attractive subdivision in Mapleton that offers the best of a rural setting, while still being close to major business areas.

Customers who want to build a nice home on a larger lot are a perfect fit in Monta Vista, where each lot is at least one acre.

“The subdivisions are large enough for plenty of living and playing space,” Kurt Gappmayer says.

Also, residents of Monta Vista enjoy beautiful mountain views, easy access to the canyons for recreation and a large city park nearby. It all adds up to be a perfect place for a busy professional to slow down and enjoy his or her surroundings.

The location is also excellent for families. The low traffic area makes it a safer environment for children, and the development even offers a baseball diamond and playground area.

Monta Vista residents can choose their own builder or select an already-designed home plan. Rambler style homes must be at least 1,900 square feet on the main floor with at least a two-car garage. Two-story homes must be at least 1,600 square feet on the main floor, 800 on the second floor, with at least a two-car garage.

The exterior of the homes must be brick, stone or stucco with architectural shingles or better.

Lots are ready for construction. For more information on Monta Vista, call Kurt Gappmayer at (801) 836-8888 or visit www.grubb-ellis.com.

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The Cottages at Hobble Creek

[SPRINGVILLE]

Your kids are all launched (or so you hope).  No more driving to soccer games or chasing down your high schooler after the school dance. You’re finally free of having to live where your kids go to school. Now “your” lifestyle can be first priority.

Many dream of living in a less hectic, less crowded, more serene, rural environment where nature is the perfect neighbor, a road less traveled. There is such an unbeaten path protected for all time from unbridled development. Close to civilization yet a wilderness world apart.

Nestled in Hobble Creek Canyon five miles from the treasured Hobble Creek Golf Course and just 10 miles east of Springville, a unique and quiet little neighborhood has emerged, providing a rare opportunity to enjoy mountain living at its best. (Rare because this neighborhood is the only such one approved in over 25 years in this canyon.)

This unfettered, unspoiled and uncrowded mountain haven is perfectly situated for those who want to be surrounded by thousands of acres of protected open space shared only with the local wildlife and a few lucky residents. Perhaps that’s why over the past few years, 10 families have chosen to call this high country paradise their permanent home.

The Cottages at Hobble Creek mountain home development offers just 35 lots all approximately one acre in size. All but six lots overlook a year-round stream from the back yard. Your love of the expansive mountain vistas will be complimented by a planned community stream-side park for family reunions and “fishing time.”

Your kids, and then grandkids, will likely want to visit often to enjoy the unlimited access to this recreational wonderland — snowmobiling, four-wheeling, hiking and biking, right out your doorstep.

For more information call T&M Development, L.C. at (801) 491-8477 or visit www.CottagesAtHobbleCreek.com.

Hidden-Valley

Hidden Valley

[SPRINGVILLE]

At the base of Hobble Creek Canyon is a 57-lot development built by C&A Construction that is attracting a mix of residents who appreciate views, location and open space.

More than 30 lots are still available in Hidden Valley, which is a few miles from Hobble Creek Golf Course and a new paved trail much like the popular Provo River Park Trail.

“We believe this is a community within a community,” says Tiffany Astle, C&A’s business development coordinator and designer. “This is an active neighborhood with homeowners who appreciate their surroundings.”

C&A Construction is a second-generation builder that is well known for its commercial building, but its roots are in residential construction, including some of the valley’s finest homes. C&A has maintained a track record of build jobs totaling over $20 million a year for the past 10 years, giving C&A the experience necessary to turn your home or business dream into a reality.

The price for homes, including lot, in this Springville subdivision range from approximately $260,000 to $460,000. Covenants Codes and Restrictions require ramblers to be a minimum of 1,600 square feet finished on the main floor, while two-story homes must have at least 2,000 square feet finished total.

Lot sizes are between 1/4 acre and 1/3 acre, giving families room while still living in a neighborhood environment. Prices for the lots range from $69,000 to $80,000. All homes are required to have front yard landscaping and fencing which adds to the overall appeal of the neighborhood.

A five-acre park is under construction adjacent to Hidden Valley, and a 1/2-acre park is located within the development, providing recreation and beauty. The park has picnic and playground facilities, offering a safe and convenient destination for families.

There are many floor plans to choose from, or buyers can bring their own. The knowledgeable builders at C&A Construction will work with homeowners to make their dreams a reality. From beginning to end, the building process is designed to be easy on the homeowner, making the move to Hidden Valley a smooth and enjoyable process.

In addition to the Hidden Valley development in Springville, C&A has developments in Heber City and Lindon. Heber City lots start at $42,900, and Lindon’s 1/2-acre lots start at $105,000.

For more information about C&A Construction or Hidden Valley, contact Travis Sallenback at (801) 310-4891, Annette Davis at (801) 310-4899, Conor Robins at (801) 427-5805, or Mark Harvey at (801) 491-4356.

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Waterford

[PROVO]

Waterford, a private 36 home and 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, gated 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 $449,900 for two stories and 3,200 square feet and go up to the $800s for a spacious 5,500 square feet townhome.

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 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 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri., or call (801) 358-0722 for a private showing.

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Stone Gate

[PROVO]

Of all the neighborhoods featured in this article, Stone Gate, a low-density community with generous open space, located in the river bottoms 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 home buyer.  Homes will be interspersed among open space, water features and the Provo River; other amenities include a two-acre park on the Provo River, a central park with a stream, tree-lined streets, a tennis court, a basketball court, a swimming pool, pool house, and a spa all within a gated community with private streets.

A 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 Macaroni Grill, Tucano’s, Talbots, Ann Taylor, Chico’s, Williams Sonoma, Border’s Books, Franklin Covey, Joseph A. Banks, Abercrombie & Fitch and Copeland’s Sporting Goods. 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 villas to single family detached lots starting at one-quarter acre and increasing in size to more than two acres.

There are villas 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 one-quarter acres to more than two acres, at prices ranging from $200,000 to more than $1 million. 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 is completed and the first Stone Gate residents have moved in.”

Call Ron Clarke at (801) 376-5345 to visit Stone Gate.

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The Village at Riverwoods

[PROVO]

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 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 home styles – single level, loft style and town homes – offer river and mountain views, spacious floor plans, 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.

A mixture of people enjoy living at the Village – from retired empty-nesters to young professionals and families.

Although Phase One has only been open for two years, the Village at Riverwoods has received praise from both city and state officials for its overall plan and its commitment to community.

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

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The Berkshires

[OREM]

The Berkshires is a premier community located in the heart of Utah County. With some of the last remaining undeveloped land in the river bottoms, creating The Berkshires gave its developers a challenging task in directing prospective homeowners to the secluded, yet easily accessible project. A sense of seclusion and privacy, without being isolated, is what makes The Berkshires’ spacious lots so desirable.

Located just west of the Riverside Country Club Golf Course, the property is home to quail, deer and other animals that roam the open space. Lot sizes range from .5 acres to 1.5 acres, allowing families a wide choice of home size and individuality. The larger lots also make it possible to personalize family and recreational amenities such as tennis courts, swimming pools and guest homes.

This gated community offers all the benefits of a typical “Rocky Mountain” home setting. Scenic mountain views, clustered native trees, along with less traffic, increased security and a feeling of a close knit community, are just a few of the highlights.

Strict covenants, codes and restrictions are in place to assure quality of detail, materials and architecture, yet homeowners have the flexibility to choose their architect and builder as well as the style of home that meets their dreams.

Complete comfort awaits residents of The Berkshires. The elegant welcoming entry with fountain provides a soothing escape from the busy world. It is the gateway to a life of peace and comfort not found anywhere else in the valley.

For more information, call Heather Kieffer at (801) 404-0142.

 

Fairway Village at Sleepy Ridge

[OREM]

Why is Fairway Village at Sleepy Ridge one of the best places to live in Utah County?

First is location. Located in Orem, west of I-15 near Utah Lake, Fairway Village at Sleepy Ridge enjoys the convenience of Orem with the tranquility of lakeside living.

A second reason Fairway Village is ideal is the affordability. Fairway Village offers six different models to choose from or buyers can design their own home. Combine this with walkout basements, private streets and a private gate surrounding the area. The price range of $295,000 to $450,000 – lot included – is hard to beat.

The carefree lifestyle, appealing to both young and old, makes Fairway Village a fun and easy place to live. Where else can you get your lawn mowed, snow shoveled and walk out your back door to a brand-new 18-hole golf course?

Fairway Village at Sleepy Ridge is located on a new golf course designed by Matt Dye – nephew of legendary architect Pete Dye – and owned by Orem City. This course has been designed with the real estate in mind, maximizing real estate opportunities for the community. The course’s undulating hills and captivating views are scheduled to open for the 2004 season.

“This is a project that I am not only proud of, but excited for,” says Ron Clarke, real estate agent for Vintage Properties. “I love to drive people through the project because they are not only impressed with the quality, but can see how nice it will be to live in a project of this caliber.”

The homes are being constructed by Sequoia Builders, a company that specializes in golf course communities. Models are being constructed and reservations are being taken. For more information, contact Clarke at (801) 376-5345 or visit www.ronclarke.com.

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Legacy at Ercanbrack Farms

[OREM]

The early settlers in Utah Valley were made up of farmers coming down from Salt Lake City. For these early settlers, the Orem bench was a prime location for growing crops and growing families.

In 1905, the Ercanbrack family chose the Orem bench for their home because of its gentle slope, fertile soil and the warm winds that kept the crops free from frost.

Location continues to be the number one priority for families looking for a place to put down their own “roots.” The reasons the Ercanbracks settled on their farm almost 100 years ago continue to ring true in the hearts of families looking for a fertile place to build a home.

The Legacy at Ercanbrack Farms, located in the heart of Utah Valley, is conveniently located between Orem and Provo, is close to commercial shopping centers and is within walking distance of Nelson Grove Park, a 20-acre park that is one of Orem’s newest and finest attractions. Both UVSC and BYU are close by, providing educational and cultural opportunities for young and old.

The lots at Ercanbrack Farms are gorgeous, with fabulous views of the mountains to the east and Utah Valley. Lots range in size from .26 acres to .5 acres and create a secluded feel in the heart of Orem. There are no through streets and a wall surrounding the neighborhood offers additional privacy to homeowners. The homes built at Ercanbrack Farms are exclusive custom homes with protective covenants to create integrity and maintain value.

With beautiful lots, convenient location and careful planning, the Legacy at Ercanbrack Farms is a perfect place to plant roots and build a family legacy of your own. For more information, contact Sheldon Ercanbrack at (801) 362-2341 or Randall Ercanbrack at (801) 362-2446.

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Quail Meadows

[AMERICAN FORK]

What makes Quail Meadows at Tri-City such a distinguished community among so many projects in the surrounding area? The answer is simple.

Quail Meadows at Tri-City is an exclusive development for the active retiree. Designed with quality of living foremost in mind, residents find their ideal home not only equipped with state-of-the-art home furnishings and gorgeous exteriors, but also find their home comfortably tucked away in a beautiful landscape, sheltered from any distractions of a peaceful life.

The exterior of each home is virtually maintenance free. This allows each homeowner the opportunity to enjoy everything their ideal home can offer without all the work that goes with it. The landscaping is not only beautiful and cared for, but also friendly to the environment. Both sprinkler and drip systems used for watering are designed to be most useful for the homeowner and efficient for the community. To add comfort, Quail Meadows homes include Low E energy efficient windows and 2×6 framing of exterior walls, allowing for more insulation. In addition, to ensure the lasting quality and protection of every home, each unit has a full brick exterior and a tile roof.

The interior of every home at Quail Meadows is designed by both the homeowner and the builder with fulfilling the homeowner’s idea of comfort and beauty being the main goal. To make this possible, each home includes hydronic-heating systems installed in both the main and basement floors. This system provides comfortable, even heating that is also free of dust. A “central vac” cleaning system is also installed to ease the burden of interior home cleaning. Finally, customizable cabinets, lighting, carpet, countertops and sound systems are all chosen by the homeowner. Quail Meadows wants to ensure each resident within this community that their home provides the luxury living experience they have dreamed of.

The site is conveniently located in American Fork, directly across from Tri-City Golf Course. Residents live close to the Mount Timpanogos LDS Temple, the American Fork Recreation Center and all the sites, sound and services available in the Wasatch Front.

For more information, contact Robinson Development at (801) 763-1181 or visit www.robinsondevelopment.net.

 

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The Cedars

[CEDAR HILLS]

Imagine breathtaking lake and valley views within a majestic mountain backdrop. Imagine dramatic east-bench homes nestled alongside the new 18-hole Cedar Hills Golf Club. Imagine all this – less than two minutes from hiking, biking, fishing and camping and only eight minutes from I-15!

It may sound too good to be true, but one visit to the new master-planned community, The Cedars, is enough to make anyone a believer. Nestled at the mouth of American Fork Canyon in Cedar Hills, this astonishing community is quickly transforming any traditional definition of affordable luxury living, and Dakota Homes is at the center of it all.

“There is not another development along the Wasatch Front that is right against the mountains with views of the valley and a golf course,” says Dakota Homes’ Principal Keith Nielsen of the award-winning community.

Residents are already taking advantage of its community parks, open space and interconnected walking and riding trails. Less than two minutes away, American Fork Canyon boasts diverse outdoor recreational activities for all ages, such as hiking, biking, fishing, camping, rock climbing and picnicking.

Homebuyers at The Cedars have more than 10 attractive homestyles to choose from with living space ranging from 2,831 to 5,000 square feet and a wide range of pricing in order to accommodate unique investment needs of individual buyers who usually couldn’t afford life in such an exclusive setting. Homes start in the affordable $180s and continue above the $300s with an attractive package of included designer features and even more options to upgrade. Buyers also have the opportunity to invest in individual homesites and use their own builders.

Also part of The Cedars is an exciting new community, Highland Greens, which is poised to become one of the most exclusive communities in all of the Highland area. With an assortment of luxury and custom home environments and only 46 executive homesites, half of which offer unobstructed views of the new Cedar Hills Golf Club, there is limited availability.

The Cedars, located just eight miles off the Alpine/Highland/Thanks-giving Point exit (I-15 Exit 287), features two furnished showcase homes, open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information about The Cedars or other Dakota Homes communities, visit www.dakotahomesinc.com or call (801) 567-4582.

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