Neighborhood Spotlight: Hillcrest Ranch

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A comfortable, well-landscaped, North Glendale, Arizona, community of 1258 single-family homes, Hillcrest Ranch is bounded by 67th Avenue on the East, 75th Avenue on the West, Deer Valley Road on the South, and Patrick Lane to the North. Built in the mid-nineties, Hillcrest Ranch features Spanish-style single family homes in a variety of single and two-story floorplans, many with pools.

It is Hill Crest Ranch Steet Photoin one of the West Valley's most desirable areas, just a few short minutes in the car away from Arrowhead district shopping, fine dining, and nightlife, as well as Peoria Sports Complex, where the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners call home to Spring Training. The 101-Loop (Agua Fria Freeway) is also close-by and easily accessable – you can hop on the freeway and be at the stadiums for the NFL Arizona Cardinals and the NHL Phoenix Coyotes in just minutes.

Hillcrest Ranch boasts being in the highly sought Deer Valley Unified School district, and community children may attend three public schools right in the subdivision: Highly Performing Copper Creek Elementary and Hillcrest Middle Schools, and Excelling Mountain Ridge High School (as of 2010) .   Other public and private schools of all grade levels, including preschools, are also close by. Also within a very short commute are several higher-learning venues, such as Midwestern University, The American Thunderbird School of Global Management, ASU-West, and the two campuses of Glendale Community College. Another educational opportunity close by is Challenger Space Center Arizona, the Mission of which is to inspire, excite and educate people of all ages about the mysteries and wonders of space, science and the universe.

In the heart of the community, eight-acre Hillcrest Ranch Park (City of Glendale) offers open green space, a ball field, playground, ramadas, picnic tables, and Hill Crest Ranch Park Photogrills. Paved walking/jogging paths also wind through Hillcrest Ranch, connecting smaller green belts at various intervals. For other recreational activities, Thunderbird Conservation Park, Thunderbird Recreation Area, Palo Verde Open Space Park, Westwing Park, and Deem Hills Recreation Area offer miles of excellent mountain hiking/mountain biking trails within a few miles. Two new parks, Westwing park (City of Peoria) also offers a skate park, tennis courts, and playgrounds; and Deem Hills Recreation Area (City of Phoenix) has lighted soccer fields and playground. Even closer to Hillcrest Ranch are two great golf courses – Arrowhead Country Club and The Legend at Arrowhead. There are also public swimming pools, go-cart tracks, water parks, and paintball arenas nearby. Hillcrest is a very short drive to Lake Pleasant, the premier recreational lake to the Valley of the Sun.

If you are looking for a desirable, suburban family community with great schools, close to shopping, restaurants, freeway, and recreational possibilities, yet away from the hustle and bustle of the inner city, Hillcrest Ranch just might be the right place to hang your hat when you come home. If you would more information about homes available for sale or rent in Hillcrest Ranch, we at Desert Peak Realty would love to assist you.

Here are some links for more information:

Deer Valley Unified School District

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City of Glendale

Hillcrest Ranch HOA

Arizona Public Service (electricity provider)

SW Gas (gas provider)