Desert living comes with its advantages. When you own a new home in Phoenix, AZ every day of the year is an opportunity for an outdoor adventure. From cool hiking trails to fascinating botanical gardens, striking mountain-scapes and fun on the farm, Taylor Morrison has got you covered.
Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to explore. Here are the top places to find outdoor escapades in Phoenix right now.
New Construction Scottsdale, AZ Homes & The Phoenix Sonoran Preserve
Custom home builders in Phoenix, AZ understand that the secret to loving life in the desert is energy-efficient construction and easy access to the best attractions under the sun.
Personalize your new home in Scottsdale at Phoenix Design Studio and then head out to explore the wonders of the gorgeous Sonoran Preserve. Discover 36 miles of multi-use trails across 18,000 acres of protected wildlands. Try all three trailheads for a new experience with every visit:
- Apache Wash Trailhead, 1600 E. Sonoran Desert Dr.
- Desert Hills Trailhead, 705 W. Carefree Hwy.
- Desert Vista Trailhead, 1900 W. Desert Vista Tr.
For a less strenuous, but equally magical day outside, plan a trip to the Desert Botanical Garden at 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 | 480.941.1225.
More than just an incredible collection of desert flora, the Desert Botanical Garden hosts a thrilling selection of concerts, light shows and other events. Dine at their signature Gertrude’s restaurant or enjoy a light bite on the Patio Café.
For a more urban outdoor adventure, head out from your luxury home in Scottsdale, AZ for an afternoon or evening of pounding the pavement in charming Old Town Scottsdale. From eclectic boutiques to tasty restaurants, relaxing spas and a mysterious history, your walking shoes will lead the way.
Chandler, AZ New Homes Ideal for Cyclists
America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder is excited to announce the coming soon Chandler, AZ community of Bellaza II. New homes in Chandler offer access to an exciting selection of biking trails passing through varied terrain. All up, the city offers 300+ miles of paved bike paths and bike lanes.
- Amble along the Consolidated Canal in east Chandler on the Paseo Trail.
- Soak up the scenery at San Tan Mountain Regional Park.
- An 18-mile path connects Chandler through Gilbert and on into Mesa.
New home builders in Chandler, AZ suggest buyers seek out inspiration at local gardens before completing landscape planning for their own yard. This way you can find creative ideas and discover which native and desert adapted plants work best in this climate.
Hummingbird Habitat at Desert Breeze Park is an excellent place to get started. You can find this unique horticultural gem at 660 N. Desert Breeze Parkway. Bring your camera and look for the refreshing water feature to catch the beautiful hummingbirds in action.
Motorheads and history buffs can get their fill of steel and rails under the desert sun at the popular Arizona Railway Museum at 330 E. Ryan Road, Chandler, AZ 85286 | (480) 821-1108. Visit a variety of rail cars from different eras and picture yourself blowing the whistle as engineer.
Birding Paradise near New Construction Homes in Gilbert, AZ
Protecting riparian ecosystems, or those that run alongside a river bed, is especially important in the desert landscape. Gilbert new homes are ideally located for exploring one of the most lively such areas. Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch at 2757 E. Guadalupe Road in Gilbert is a verifiable bird watcher’s paradise. In addition, the Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory offers a different kind of viewing experience in the preserve once the sun goes down.
Gilbert, AZ new home builders also recommend a weekly visit to the Gilbert Farmers Market to shop fresh fruits and vegetables plus homemade country goodies. Located at 222 N Ash Street in Gilbert, the market runs Saturdays from 8AM to 12PM in the fall and winter and 7AM to 11AM during summer season.
Another fun outing is to the Gilbert Historical Museum at 10 S. Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296 | 480.926.1577. Along with interesting indoor exhibits, the courtyard is filled with old-time farm equipment from the early days of Gilbert. Perfect for little kids, big kids and tractor lovers.
Life in the Foothills of the San Tan Mountains
As one of the top new home builders in Queen Creek, AZ, Taylor Morrison is proud to announce three new collections of homes coming soon to the area. As a small town booming with modern amenities, the QC is quickly becoming one of the top places to live and explore in the Phoenix Metro.
Farm to Table
From the Queen Creek Olive Mill to Sossaman Farms, it’s plain to see why Queen Creek is said to be located along the Foodie Trail. Deliciousness grows here and many farms offer educational tours and other experiences to help you build a stronger connection with the food you eat.
- Schnepf Farms | 24610 S Rittenhouse Rd | 480-987-3100 | Farm to table will have a whole new meaning when you do your produce shopping at the fun u-pick garden at Schnept Farms. You know it’s fresh because you pick it yourself!
- Hayden Flour Mills | 22100 S Sossaman Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142 | Learn how to make homemade pasta, woodfired pizza, classic pies, crackers and so much more. Farm tours are always available, including the processing plant and more.
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Along with the famed San Tan Mountain Regional Park at 6533 W. Phillips Road in Queen Creek, a selection of other parks and outdoor facilities are within reach of this exciting and growing area.
- Desert Mountain Park
- Founders’ Park
- Mansel Carter Oasis Park
- Splash Pad at Founders’ Park
- Pocket Park for Pups Dog Park
- Queen Creek Wash Trail
- Sonoqui Wash Trail
- Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre
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