Maracay Homes Oro Valley Neighborhood Sells 200 Homes in 16 Months


Success of Tucson-area community driven by popular amenities and burgeoning lifestyle

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. – Maracay Homes’ popular Center Pointe Vistoso community has sold a staggering 200 homes since opening just 16 months ago, further fueling an increasingly more robust market for new home sales nationally, which is coming off its best year since 2007.

Located in the Oro Valley, Arizona, suburb of Tucson, the new community is thriving, due in part to the area’s pent-up demand for diverse product and quality amenities. The region is also experiencing a surge in employment growth, with many major employers looking to relocate to the area because of a promising local encomony that’s highlighted by an attractive economic development plan. Among the major employers relocating to to ther area include the world’s largest manufacturer of mining equipment Caterpillar, Inc., which is bringing 650 jobs to the region.

“In all of my years in the homebuilding industry, I’ve never seen a neighborhood come alive as quickly as it did here at Center Pointe Vistoso,” Maracay Homes Tucson Vice President James Attwood said. “I believe the success of this community has a lot to do with its similarities to Oro Valley as a whole. Homebuyers come from all over the country to experience this region’s unique blend of resort living, outdoor recreation and quality urban amenities, and Center Pointe Vistoso embodies all of those qualities.”

Each of the six gated neighborhoods within Center Pointe Vistoso are connected by a dynamic, multi-purpose trail system that passes by a butterfly garden and other gathering spots before leading to the 6,000-square-foot luxury swim complex with a private clubhouse and a large, grassy park with shaded playground equipment and picnic ramadas, where residents gather for social activities and special events.

Located on one of the final and best parcels within Oro Valley’s Rancho Vistoso master-planned community, Center Pointe Vistoso is the largest new-home project to open in Tucson since 2008 and is reinvigorating an area that has long been adored for its captivating views of the Catalina and Tortolita mountain ranges. With the emergence of Center Pointe Vistoso, some are now calling Rancho Vistoso the standard for master-planned development in Arizona. Featuring more than just residential living, the region offers a hospital, an expansive continuing care retirement facility, tech-park, open-air mall and much more.

“Rancho Vistoso remains one of the most desired master-planned communities in Tucson, a title it has held for nearly 30 years,” said Maracay Homes President Andy Warren.  “Back when Center Pointe Vistoso was merely an idea, we recognized how scarce new home lots in the master plan were becoming and felt it was wise to invest in the community. Buyers clearly agree that we made the right decision.”

The community comprises 343 premium homesites, located within six strategically-planned gated neighborhoods. Home sizes range from approximately 1,400 to 4,000 square feet, offering a style for every type of buyer, including singles, families and empty nesters. Home styles feature a mix of executive, vacation (lock and leave) and family designs crafted to keep pace with current lifestyle trends and the preferences of Arizona homebuyers. Each Center Pointe Vistoso plan includes FlexDesign® selections for optimum customization. All homes are Energy Star® certified and include Maracay Homes’ LivingSmart® program for high performance and cost efficiency.

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