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With 178 lots, Amberwood sits high on a hill just beyond the SE corner of the Country Club area. It was first opened in 1995 and lots are about ¼ to ½ acre. Resale homes are available and range from about 2000 to 4500 square feet and from $400,000 to $700,000 in price.
"Country Club" is a name used to generally describe over 40 different subdivisions of homes, townhomes, condos and timeshare units. Located south of Interstate 40 at the east end of Flagstaff, the Country Club offers tennis, swimming, and golf at the Elden Hills Golf Course (open to the public) and a clubhouse as part of it’s Homeowner’s Association. Dues are $240 to $360 per year per household. This area is also home to the Aspen Hills Golf Course, a privately owned club with memberships available for approximately $17,000 and $2200 per year for a family. The Country Club area is popular as a "vacation home" destination for many families. It was developed starting in the 70’s. Single family homes range from new to 35 years old and are priced generally from the mid $200's to over $500K with a few homes valued much higher. There are many large lots and it is generally an area of mature Ponderosa Pines. Lakeside Acres is one of the subdivisions in the Country Club and is unique it that the minimum lot size is one acre. Surrounding the large man-made Lake Elaine, the approximately 100 homes range from the $400’s to over a million. The townhomes and condos in this area are as varied in pricing, age and size as the single family homes. In 2011 condo sales ranged from $70 to $150K and townhome sales ranged from $135 to $350K. Most condos do not have garages and most, but not all, of the townhomes DO have garages.
Falcon Ridge is a small area of 34 lots just west of Foxglenn. Lots are larger than normal, many 1/3 to 1/2 acres. Homes were built in the 90’s and sales in 2010 and 2011 were in the mid to high $200's.
Foxglenn consists of approximately 300 homes, most of which were built in the early 80’s. Located just north of Butler and east of Sinagua High School, many of the homes feature wonderful views of the San Francisco Peaks but very few have mature pines. This area is very close to the Foxglenn Park which is host to many sporting events and festivals. Most lots are about 7000 square feet with homes about 1500 to 2000 square feet and in 2011 sales ranged from $170,000 to $260,000.
Foxlair is just north of Elk Run (a subdivision of the Country Club) near Interstate 40. It is another 90’s subdivision with about 100 lots and homes are about 1500 to 2000 square feet with sales in 2011 in the $200's and averaging about $145. per square foot.
Sinagua Heights is located just south of Sinagua Middle School off of Butler Ave near Foxglenn Park. It was developed starting in 1993 and has approximately 40 homes. Homes are mostly over 2000 square feet with some homes as large as 4000 square feet. There have been very few sales in this area. The two sales in 2010 were at about $155. per square foot. It is not a heavily treed area but there are mature pines and many of the homes are adjacent to public or undeveloped land and many have excellent views of the Peaks.
Walnut Meadows is just east of the Country Club. It is a small subdivision of approximately 150 homes, built since 1996. Home sizes vary from 1400 to well over 2000 square feet and recent sales were from $230,000 to $350,000. Most lots are 7000 square feet and although there are wonderful mountain and forest views there are very few mature pines in the subdivision. The area is close to State and USFS land.
Walnut Ridge is another newer Flagstaff subdivision just above Walnut Meadows and as the name indicates is an area of hilly terrain often providing expansive views. Homes range from $300,000 to $500,000. Most homes are between 2000 and 3500 square feet and lots are mostly around 1/3 acre.
Brannen Homes, Pine Knoll and Old Town
South of Route 66 in the downtown/NAU area there are several areas including Brannen Homes, Pine Knoll and Old Town. Homes date back to the 20’s with most built in the 50’s. Many of the homes are rented by NAU students. Prices range from about $100,000 to just over $200,000. There are a couple of new townhome developements in this area as well, most notably, Rio Homes. These were built in 2005 and 2006 at the height of the market. Many current sales are short sales or foreclosures. The units have garages and one of the floorplans features a "granny flat". Most units are 1500 to 2200 square feet and are selling at an average of $100 or less per square foot.
Downtown Flagstaff is a very desireable, although expensive, location for residential housing. Many of the homes date back to the early 1900's and many feature Bungalow/Craftsman architecture or are built of stone. Many of the homes have been converted to commercial use and one must be aware of zoning as some areas do or do not allow commercial use of the homes. Homes are often passed down through generations and many are sold before they ever come on the open market. Of course home sizes are all over the board, from 700 square feet with no garage to historic homes over 3000 square feet. Homes in this area often command over $200. per square foot with at least two homes selling at over $250 per square foot in 2011.
Mt. Elden Park
Just north of the Flagstaff Medical Center lies an area of several hundred homes known as Mt. Elden Addition or Mt. Elden Park or just plain "north of the hospital". Prices range from the $180’s to low $300’s. There are also two townhome developments in this area priced from the $180’s to $300,000. There are some areas of mature pines and wonderful Peak and Mt. Elden views, with McPherson Park and Buffalo Park located just to the east and northeast. This area is mixed with some commercial (offices), some multi-family (duplexes and apartments) and a wide range of sizes and ages of homes. Nonetheless it is a very popular and stable neighborhood because of its proximity to downtown and public lands.
Pinecrest, often referred to as "Cherry Hill" sits just above downtown and has about 300 homes, mostly built in the 60’s and 70’s. Most of the lots have mature pines and some have good Peak views. Prices range from the low $200's to just over $400,000 depending on size and amenities.
Switzer Mesa is located about a half mile east of the Flagstaff Medical Center complex and just south of Buffalo Park. There are very few mature pines up on the mesa, but there are outstanding views of the San Francisco Peaks and there is a good deal of undeveloped and public land close by. In addition to apartments, duplexes and a new development of condominiums, there are three housing areas. Just north of Ponderosa Parkway lies about 50 homes built in the 70’s that currently sell in the $200’s. In 2010 about a dozen new homes were build just to the west of this area and sold for about $300,000. Just south of Ponderosa Parkway is a development built in the 90's, with approximately 70 homes. Prices range from the about $250,000 to $290,000 depending on size.
The Christmas Tree area is tucked under the east end of Mt. Elden about a mile north of the Flagstaff Mall. It features a variety of types and prices of homes. It is one of only a few areas in town that one can own a mobile or manufactured home AND the land. There are also older and newer townhomes and single family homes. Prices range from just under $100,000 to $200,000.
Paradise Hills, Grandview Homes
Further to the west near the east end of Buffalo Park is an area of older homes called Paradise Hills and Grandview Homes, built in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Many of the lots are over ½ acre and the area is heavily treed and close to public land. Homes range from about $150,000 to over $300,000 depending on size, location and amenities.
Smokerise is a subdivision of over 200 homes built in the 60’s and 70’s. It is located in east Flagstaff just east of the Flagstaff Mall and south of Route 66 and most homes have wonderful views of Mt. Elden. Homes range from about $150,000 to $200,000 and most homes have 1100 to 1700 square feet. Some garages have been converted over the years to living area. Although it has mature trees because of its age, there are few mature pines.
Sunnyside is located between Route 66 and Cedar just west of 4th Street. It is an area of single family residences, multi-family and commercial. Homes are mostly 35-65 years old but newer construction can also be found, especially in the multi-family duplexes, townhomes and small apartment buildings. Prices range from under $100,000 to just over $200,000. The City of Flagstaff is currently selling NEW energy efficient homes (16 unit subdivision called Izabel Homes) from $166,000 to about $180,000. Income restrictions apply.
Swiss Manor, Skyline, Shadow Mountain
The area between Linda Vista and the Forest Service land on Mt. Elden has three major subdivisions. East to west they are Swiss Manor, Skyline and Shadow Mountain. Homes range in age from newer to 40+ years old. Most of the area has mature pines and many lots have direct access to the Forest Service and trails on Mt. Elden. Pricesw vary widely from the $250’s to well over $350,000 and above.
Timberview Village is a subdivision of approximately 100 manufactured homes with garages. The area is south of Highway 89 just east of the Flagstaff Mall and was developed in 1998 to 2000. Lots are about 5000 square feet and homes are currently selling between $75,000 and $135,000.
Upper & Lower Greenlaw
The area bordered by Fanning to the east, Linda Vista to the north, Fourth Street to the west and Route 66 to the south encompasses several areas of older homes including Upper Greenlaw (above Lockett), Lower Greelaw and Pine Park Manor (south of Lockett). These homes were built in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s and currently sell from $150,000 to about $250,000. Many of the homes are close to Bushmaster Park, a large city park. Many homes feature wonderful views of Mt. Elden as well as mature pines.
The area northeast of Flagstaff is generally referred to as Doney Park. This area is bordered by Mt. Elden and the Peaks on the west, Interstate 40 and Townsend Winona Highway on the south with the east and north sides bordered by public lands and Navajoy Indian Reservation. The general zoning is 2.5 acres in this area with several of the subdivisions approved for smaller lots. Most homes get water from deep wells serviced by Doney Park Water. Homes have electricity plus natural gas or propane and are serviced by individual septic systems. Some homes have pine trees but most of the area is considered high desert.
The area north on 89 around the Timberline subdivision was severely effected by the Schulz Fire which burned 15,000 acres in June 2010. Ensuing flash flooding and mudslidesdue to unstable soil and erosion from the fire have impacted area neighborhoods ever since, including real estate pricing.
Following is a list of most of the subdivisions with lot sizes, age and prices ranges.
Cheshire is located about 3 miles north of downtown Flagstaff to the west of Highway 180. It is 100% built out with around 500 homes. Some homes sit back in the trees and are near or bordering undeveloped land. This is generally referred to as the Cheshire Foothills. There is also a newer area with about 20 lots called Farmhouse Estates. Most of Cheshire’s home are located in the flats with trees as old as the homes and most of these homes were built in the 70’s and 80’s. Prices range from the $200’s to $300’s in Cheshire and as high as $400,000 or above in the Foothills or Farmhouse Estates.
The area just north of downtown and just west of Highway 180 is generally referred to as Coconino Estates although it technically includes Malapais Estates, Kachina Estates, Antelope Valley, Clark Homes, Mountain View and Kaibab Plaza. Most of the homes were built in the 50’s and 60’s with some newer, larger homes towards the back built in the 80’s. Many of the garages or carports have been converted to provide extra living space. Many of the homes have a bonus of a grandfathered well for landscape watering. Homes range from the $200’s to the $300’s in the older area and homes in Malapais and Kachina Estates with larger homes on larger lots can go to well over $500,000.
Located near the Museum of Northern Arizona this area has about 2 dozen 1+ acre lots with city utilities. There are lots available for about $200,000 and homes sell for over $1,000,000.
Linwood Heights is a relatively new subdivision (developed in the late 90's) off of Highway 180 just north of Cheshire. It features about 100 1+ acre lots with pines, open areas, sloping topography and many outstanding peak views. It is within city limits and has all utilities. Most of the lots are sold and remaining lots are priced about $200,000. The homes are "custom" with 3000 to 5000 (or more) square feet and range in price from $450,000 to about $750,000 and more.
This is a newer subdivision developed in about 2000 and is just south of Cheshire off Highway 180. It has all city utilities. There are about 80 lots, mostly built out + prices are about $400,000 to $800,000.
Lockett Ranch is a large parcel of land on a treed mesa that was subdivided in the late 90's into seventeen 35+ acre parcels. Land continues to be divided in this area and most parcels are now 2 acres with a few 5 and 10 acre parcels. The area is located at the base of the Dry Lake Hills about 2 miles north of downtown and 2 miles up the hill from Hiway 180. Some parcels allow horses, others don't. The remaining 2 acre lots are now running about $200,000 and up for 2+ acre parcels and $450,000 and up for larger parcels. If a person builds, they must haul water or have a well dug. Anyone building should also check out what fire protection is being provided. Resale homes between $500,000 to $over 1 million.
Valley Crest is a subdivision developed in the 90's just to the east of Highway 180 about 3 miles north of downtown and across from the Museum of Northern Arizona. There are about 75 homes in this subdivision and prices for the 1500 - 2500 square foot homes run about $250,000 to $350,000. This area is close to public lands, has good views, but no mature trees.
Fort Valley, Baderville
About 6 miles north of Flagtaff is Fort Valley also known as Baderville. Properties in this area are 2 acres. A few properties have trees but most do not. The views of the peaks are spectacular. Some properties are in the floodplain requiring special building restrictions. Homes mostly have wells and alternative septic systems. Homes run from new to over 45 years old and prices range from the $200’s to over 600,000 depending on size, age and amenities. Wing Mountain Ranch is an area of homes at the far end of Fort Valley that was developed in the 90's and has paved streets and natural gas.
South & West
Boulder Point is a subdivistion built in the late 90 to current. Pricing about $300-$400 and above. Also townhomes.
A couple of miles south of town on down Lake Mary Road you will find Bennett and Lanewood Estates, 3 small subdivisions with a total of approximately 200 homes, built from 1978 to the mid 90’s. Prices range from 200,000 to 350,000.
Boulder Point is a subdivistion of several hundered lots that was developed around 2000. It is located west of Woodlands Blvd and NAU and just north of Interstate 40. Lots are about .2 acres and homes range from 1600 square feet to over 2500 square feet and sales prices range from $275,000 to around $450,000. There are also 2 sets of townhomes in this area, Boulder Point Townhomes (about 1400 square feet and selling for about 180-200K) and The Enclave (a bit larger with master on the main and selling for about $230,000).
Bow and Arrow Estates
Just to the east of Lake Mary Road lies Bow and Arrow Estates, an older subdivision. Most homes were built in the 50’s and 60’s with current prices ranging from about $150,000 to $250,000. Many do not have garages or have converted them to extra living area.
Equestrian Estates is north of Interstate 40 and west of town. It is one of very few areas within city limits with all city utilities and 1+ acre lots. Developed in the 90’s most homes are well over $400,000 with some priced over $600,000. Equestrian facilities are available and horses are allowed with certain restrictions.
Foxwood, Aspen Trails
Foxwood and Aspen Trails are newer subdivisions of about 200 homes in the pines. Just off Lake Mary Road in the southwest area of town the homes range from $250,000 to about $350,000 and most of the lots are approximately 7000 sq. ft.
Pine Canyon is the newest "gated" golf club subdivision in Flagstaff, with lots being sold from $400,000 to well over $700,000, and homes selling for 1,000,000 to $2,500,000. There are golf and social membership fees along with very strict building requirements. The term "gated" has been put in asterisks because as of the last update of this website there was a continuing dispute between the owners of Pine Canyon and the City of Flagstaff over whether the subdivision could be considered gated.
Ponderosa Trails is a large subdivision with about 900 lots (about 7 -9 units at last count). This area is located just east of Interstate 17 and runs from just north of the airport (newer homes) to near the north end of Lake Mary Road. There are a series of public walkways and greenbelts throughout the neighborhood. There is also a charter school, a ball field and a complex of townhomes that sell at about $200,000. Most lots are about 7000 square feet. The first units of this area were built about 2001 and building still continues. Most homes are between 1500 and 2500 square feet with prices averaging about $150. per square foot.
Railroad Springs has several hundred manufactured homes in a wooded setting. Development in this area started in 1999 and the newer section was done in 2005. All of the manufactured homes have stemwalls and enclosed garages or open carports. There is a small park in the complex which sits between the railroad and Route 66 just west of Home Depot. Homes range from about $150,000 to just over $200,000. At the entrance to Railroad Springs there is a new set of townhomes, The Townhomes at Railroad Springs, that run about $175,000 to $200,000.
University Heights and Highlands
University Heights and Highlands are located in west Flagstaff, just west of Interstate 17 and just south of Interstate 40. It covers one square mile, includes well over 600 homes and is heavily treed. Homes range from $200K to about $450K. University Heights was developed starting in the late 70’s and often features larger lots, many as large as one-half acre. University Highlands was built out mostly between 1990 and 1996 and although newer many of the lots are the city minimum of 7000 square feet.
Westwood is just west of Equestrian Estates and is not in the city limits. It has its own private water and sewage system. Homes are on 1+ acres and range from $500,000 to $800,000.
Forest Highlands is 6 miles south of Flagstaff off Highway 89 on the way to Sedona. It is an exclusive, gated community with a nationally ranked golf course. Homes range from about $800,000 to over 2 million. Nearly all the homes are vacation homes.
Kachina, with over 1200 lots, has a sewer system, private water company and natural gas lines have been run throughout. There also may be a road paving assessment when you buy a home as many road were paved several years ago and some owners bonded the payments out over 10 years. About two-thirds of Kachina is paved. There is a section of mobile and manufactured homes at the north and a few that are grandfathered in on the south end. Single family homes range in size, style and ammenities from small cabins in the woods to large family homes with garages. Lots range from 7000 square feet to large canyon lots near one acre. Prices range accordingly from about $100,000 to $300,000 and above.
Mountainaire has approximately 700 lots, mostly 50 X 100 feet. Homes have spetic systems and the roads have now been paved. Homes range from new to 40+ years old and prices from from about $150,000 to $250,000 and a few above that.
Munds Park is approximately 17 miles south of Flagstaff off of Interstate 17 with over 3200 properties. It is mostly treed with some canyons and meadows. Munds Park is primarily a second home community developed since the 70’s. It has a relatively new sewer system which has revitalized housing prices in the area. There are some mobiles and manufactured homes on lots with prices ranging from $150’s to over $250,000. Homes can be simple cabins to deluxe homes with prices from about $300,000 to above $600,000.