Looking out over the green of the Silverleaf golf course and into the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, it’s easy to see why so many homebuyers choose golf communities. There’s tranquility with the golf course and a sense of friendliness as you watch foursomes make their way toward the tee.
Some of DMB’s communities feature golf courses, private and public, but the course isn’t just an amenity, it’s an integral part of the lifestyle. The Clubs in these communities serve as gathering places for residents and visitors alike. Even those who aren’t golfers can appreciate the programming within the clubs and around the course.
The New Homes real estate section reemerged over a year ago in the Arizona Republic and has become the place for new home buyers to get the scoop on the latest trends, designs, and communities around the Valley. This month’s edition featured two of DMB’s premiere communities, Silverleaf and Verrado, as examples of how communities with golf attract residents of different interests.
New Homes Real Estate Section – Stories on pages 4 and page 12.
David O’Donoghue, the senior vice president of DMB’s club operations, shared his insights about how DMB’s approach to community life manifests in the golf courses and clubs as well. These “great places to live” aren’t only about the physical spaces, they are about the activities and people who bring them to life. One of Verrado’s residents commented on how even though she isn’t a golfer, the Verrado Club is one of their favorite gathering places for events with family and friends.
This edition of the Republic also reported on the attraction of the front porch in new homes.
Verrado’s front porch living brings to life the concept of a small town, while still feeling very modern. Neighbors gather outside, in front of their homes in parks and in front yards, to connect with neighbors. Rather than escape to the private back yards, personal connections are encouraged with the front porches, complete with seating and dining areas. It’s a small addition that makes a major difference in how the community comes together.
Every DMB community is crafted with the resident in mind. Parks, community centers, golf courses, and play areas are designed to draw people together. These unique, personal touches set our communities apart because of the way they encourage people to live in a more engaging way.