When Sunburst Farms, Glendale, AZ was first conceived in the late 1960s, it was to provide homeowners with farm living in the city. Now, all of those decades later, Sunburst Farms Real Estate has lived up to (or maybe even exceeded) its builders’ intentions.
Why You Should Consider Sunburst Farms Real Estate
Overall, Glendale, AZ houses are primed to remain one of the best real estate investments in the country. The average price per square foot for homes in Glendale are $15 less than Phoenix real estate and $5 less per square foot than neighboring Peoria. Furthermore, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Glendale’s current unemployment rate is a full percentage lower than the rest of the state, sitting at only 5%. While it is already home to many large companies in key industries, in the past year, another dozen companies have announced plans to relocate to or expand in Glendale, translating to an additional 3,300 job being added to the city soon.
But Sunburst Farms may still be one of Glendale’s best kept secrets with just over 2,000 residents in about 650 houses on 828 acres of breathtaking land with mature trees and impeccably cared for properties. Located west of 39th Avenue between Bell Road and Thunderbird Road, Sunburst Farms real estate is a must-see for anyone seeking a tight-knit, small-town feel without missing out on the comforts and amenities of living near a major city. And while many of the original homes are still standing, remodels and neighborhood expansion have kept the houses for sale there modern and beautiful. The pride of ownership is very apparent when looking at the well-maintained homes and landscapes.
Located near A-rated and award-winning schools, there are homes available at many price points, making it an ideal location for families. The Sunburst Farms HOA (a voluntary association) sponsors many neighborhood events that are kid friendly and offer a fantastic opportunity to grow to know your neighbors: outdoor movie nights, holiday hayrides and more! And your children will love seeing all of the new baby animals on neighboring farms in the spring!
Made up primarily of homes on 1-acre and 2-acre lots, all Sunburst Farms properties have horse privileges and irrigation services provided by the Sunburst Farms Irrigation District. Whether you dream of having your very own farm with chickens and goats or just need a big yard for the kids or dogs, finding a lot to accommodate you will be no problem.
There are no sidewalks in Sunburst Farms, but bridle paths throughout the community encourage walking and horse riding opportunities right out your back door! Furthermore, there are a number of community organizations for adults and children that encompass a broad range of interests and activities. From gardeners and foodies to little equestrians, there’s something for everyone!
Volunteerism is another important tradition within Sunburst Farms that lends itself to the overall sense of community; the Sunburst Farms HOA sponsors annual scholarships for graduating high school students and the neighborhood’s youth frequently spend time volunteering within the farms as well as in the surrounding community.
Does this community sound a little too much like Mayberry for you? Sunburst Farms residents live only minutes away from the amazing shopping and restaurants at Westgate, University of Phoenix Stadium (home of the Arizona Cardinals), Gila River Arena (home to the Phoenix Coyotes) and Arizona State University West—there’s always something exciting happening nearby! The Peoria Sports Complex (just south of Bell Road on 83rd Avenue) is home away from home for the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres, as both take advantage of the facility for spring training. Conveniently located near both the Loop 101 and I-17, Sunburst Farms’ Phoenix proximity also makes it an incredible option for folks working In Phoenix-proper (the average Glendale resident vaunts a 20-minute commute to work). You truly get all of the benefits of country-style living without being too far from the stimulation of the city.
And outdoors enthusiasts will love the proximity to Thunderbird Conservation Park. Just a ten-minute drive north from Sunburst Farms will get you to the hiking and mountain biking of the 1,185-acre park in the Hedgpeth Hills.
As a real estate professional, Sunburst Farms real estate is among my favorite to show. The neighborhood has a unique character and charm that makes helping families find their homes there a pleasure.
If you would like to learn more about Sunburst Farms Real Estate, check out a full listing of Sunburst Farms homes for sale today! Then give me a call to schedule a time to check them out in-person—and give me a good excuse to visit this amazing community again soon!