As other conventional master-planned developments grow and reach the edge of Williamson Valley, LV Ranch Estates will always stand out. That is because our sizable homesteads and the neighboring state and national lands, as well as Las Vegas Ranch, will remain primarily undeveloped.
Prescott, Ariz. (PRWEB) January 29, 2008
New Year, new interests! Those who have resolved to get more in touch with nature in 2008 can readily do so at LV Ranch Estates and the surrounding Prescott area thanks to the latest clubs, lectures, and happenings such as the lunar eclipse on February 20.
Owners of LV Ranch Estates - a 4,900-acre high-end gated community about 20 minutes from Prescott - who are curious about the high desert landscape, wildlife, or night sky can get a jump-start on their outdoor-oriented resolutions by taking advantage of opportunities to explore and expand their natural horizons while staying at home or heading to town.
In town, the Prescott Astronomy Club (http://www.prescottastronomyclub.org) allows lovers of the atmosphere to convene to discuss their sky-high interests and learn more about the big bowl of stars and vast space overhead. The club meets monthly and offers a Third Thursdays Lecture Series, as well as other timely events such as the lunar eclipse taking place on the evening of February 20.
At the Prescott Public Library (http://www.prescottlibrary.info), kids can take a walk on the wild side at the Nature Detectives Club. The curious crew meets monthly, and gatherings are free for ages 5 and up. During meetings, little shavers learn about creatures (February's featured animal is the coyote), hear a story and make a craft.
Back at LV Ranch Estates, owners and their little ones can apply their newfound know-how by launching an independent study of the scenery found above and around their community - which provides the perfect backdrop for witnessing nature in action and observing the February 20 lunar eclipse. The upscale ranch development, set inside the Williamson Valley, delivers unparalleled access to the great outdoors thanks to adjacent expanses of state land, 1.25 million acres of Prescott National Forest, and its namesake working ranch, the 20,000-acre Las Vegas Ranch.
LV Ranch Estates, which was carved out of the 100-plus-year-old Las Vegas Ranch (which previously measured 25,000 acres), is composed of rolling meadows, lush pastures, gently rising ridges, and 36- to 51-acre homesteads (from the $400,000s). Built into the development are four mild seasons and sweeping views of the San Francisco Peaks to the north, Granite Mountain to the south, Sullivan Buttes to the east, and Prescott National Forest to the west, the latter being the ideal place for exploration on horseback, mountain bike, or foot.
Large-parcel homesteads are not the only distinguishing component of this community - there's also the long-term value inherent in its master plan. "We are creating a unique community," says LV Ranch Estates developer Peter Gooding, founder and president of True West Companies. "As other conventional master-planned developments grow and reach the edge of Williamson Valley, LV Ranch Estates will always stand out. That is because our sizable homesteads and the neighboring state and national lands, as well as Las Vegas Ranch, will remain primarily undeveloped."
While nature and open space are the biggest draws of LV Ranch Estates, other must-mention assets include gated entrances, paved roads, underground utilities, high-speed Internet, and abundant groundwater - every homestead has its own well. Common sense design guidelines allow for many architectural possibilities; buyers have the freedom to determine their building envelope and the style of their estate, be it a cozy cottage or a Prescott, Arizona horse property for equine endeavors (so long as plans respect the landscape and the neighbors). Buyers also enjoy a limited right to divide their estates into three parcels.
Thanks to Prescott, AZ's proximity, LV Ranch Estates owners enjoy convenient access to the town's shopping, dining, entertainment, and recreational opportunities. They also have the option of making the one- or two-hour trek to Sedona and Phoenix, respectively. (There are also twice-daily flights from Prescott to Phoenix.) Of course, there's also the option of staying put to relish the peace and privacy of LV Ranch Estates - or to venture out into the community's seemingly endless backdrop.
LV Ranch Estates is a development of True West Companies, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company respected for its high-quality, rural residential projects throughout Arizona. True West has developed other residential and ranch-style projects in Coconino, Yavapai, and Maricopa Counties. To learn more about LV Ranch Estates and True West Companies, visit http://www.lvranchestates.com.