Hundreds Visit Granite Dells Estates’ Grand Opening of 3 New Neighborhoods

Hundreds of interested buyers attended the grand opening of Granite Dells Estates, Phase Two during a daylong Sept. 14 event.

Located just a few hundred yards south of the Granite Dells Parkway, off Highway 89A on the northeast edge of Prescott, potential homebuyers had a chance to tour all three new neighborhoods:

  • Sunset Ridge, a private gated community – 12, 2-acre or larger lots for custom and semi-custom homes.
  • The Peaks – 60 custom home sites of up to 1.4 acres.
  • The Vistas – 83 custom lots, all of which have stunning views in every direction.

All homes have underground utility infrastructure. City water, sewer, garbage collection, natural gas and electricity are onsite. Cable TV and internet, telephone and other electronic communications systems are provided through fiber optic networks.

A recently constructed 3.25 million-gallon water tank serves the Granite Dells area and adjacent land both north and south of Highway 89A.

All three of the new subdivisions have access to the just-opened Granite Dells Clubhouse, centrally located at 5520 Crown Rock Trail. The 4,500-square-foot building features a full fitness center and gym equipped with sophisticated training equipment.

The clubhouse also has locker rooms and towel service. A heated outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool and spa (which will be open seasonally), two pickleball courts, an event lawn and a fire pit for gatherings are featured amenities.

Granite Dells owner and founder Mike Fann, president of Fann Contracting, said he was pleased to see Phase Two begin. Fann opened Phase One of the 1,100-acre, multimillion-dollar development during the summer of 2015.

Fann emphasized he wanted Phase Two to fuse ecological and environmental concerns with attractive, professionally designed and engineered homes people will enjoy living in.

Fann, a Prescott resident for more than 60 years, said when he first purchased the land for future home development, he was committed to “making the Dells a premier residential area that offers owners a healthy and environmentally sustainable lifestyle.”

He said housing development will follow the natural contours of the terrain. He noted platting of the community provides for almost 300 acres of open space. Hiking trails and room for wildlife corridors will link to other historical trails along the historic Peavine Trail, which is near Watson Lake and a long-abandoned railroad bed. Other trails lead into the popular Iron King Trail that heads east toward Prescott Valley.

Interested homebuyers can choose from models available from Dorn Homes and Mandalay Homes. Both builders have model homes and sales representatives on-site.

Dorn Homes has five available floor plans starting in the in the high $300,000s. Dorn Homes advertises that their homes are “Organic Home Plus” healthy and extremely energy efficient.

Mandalay Homes has four models open. Six floorplans are available, starting in the mid-$300,000s. Their ION Series energy-efficient homes recently received a U.S. Department of Energy Housing Innovation Award.

Custom homebuilders are Carrington Homes, Stoddard Lifestyle Homes, Bella Construction and BSN Builders. All have personnel available to meet with interested buyers.

Anita Morgan-Reese, an administrative assistant with property management company HOAMCO, has an office within the clubhouse. She and her assistant, Michelle Passmore, are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week to meet those interested. They also can be reached at 928-350-8146.

Custom home sites also are available from the New Home Marketplace and its representatives at Realty Executives, 113 W. Goodwin St. in downtown Prescott. Their telephone number is 928-308-2211.

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