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4 Reasons Gold Canyon AZ is a Great Place to Live In

Nestled at the foothills of the Superstition Mountain Wilderness, Gold Canyon is an upscale community less than an hour east of Phoenix. But, despite having a reputation as “upscale”, this well-kept, safe community is considered by many to be affordable. This is a relatively new community in Pinal County, and most of the homes are less than 20-years old.

Gold Canyon AZ real estate has become popular with year-round residents and snowbirds alike, for good reason. If you're curious about what living in Gold Canyon is like, keep reading. You might find this clean, quiet, and safe community is perfect for you.

 

You're Never Far From Nature

If you love the beauty of Arizona's Sonoran Desert, you'll love living in Gold Canyon. You're always within minutes of the legendary Superstition Mountains and its dozens of trails. You'll also be a short drive from beautiful Canyon Lake.

The craggy cliffs and rock faces of the Superstitions hide many secrets, including the Lost Dutchman's Mine. But, gold is not the only treasure hidden deep within the mountains; you'll also discover ancient hieroglyphs, quiet streams, and an abundance of wildlife.

One of the easiest hikes into the mountains from Gold Canyon is the Hieroglyphic Trail; the trail takes you up a gentle, 1.5-mile slope past ancient petroglyphs left by the Hohokam. You'll also see a variety of cactus as well as seasonal pools.

If you're willing to hike off-trail, you can enjoy the watery oasis of Fish Creek. The creek crosses Highway 88 and the Apache Trail. You'll need to scramble down to the canyon floor to get to the creek. It's not an easy hike, but you'll be rewarded with a lush, hidden, desert oasis.

Lost Dutchman State Park is also close by, with plenty of well-marked trails to hike. If you're new to Arizona, the Native Plant Trail within the park can familiarize you with the different desert plants. Be sure to ask a ranger for the Native Plant Trail guide.

Just around 10-miles past Lost Dutchman State Park is beautiful Canyon Lake. This lovely, small lake is popular for both boating and fishing. It's stocked with trout, bass, crappie, sunfish, catfish, walleye, and carp. You can even catch a nature cruise on the Dolly Steamboat to explore the hidden inner waterways of the lake.

 

Gold Canyon AZ is for Golfers

If you love golf, you'll love the Gold Canyon Golf Resort, which features two championship 18 hole public golf courses. Both the Sidewinder and Dinosaur Mountain Courses have earned four-star ratings from Golf Digest.

The Dinosaur Mountain Course has consistently been rated as the #1 public course in the state for years. The entire course offers a stunning, panoramic view of the desert, as well as a challenging game. The course takes you up, over, and around Dinosaur Mountain for dramatic elevation changes and loping, long fairways.

The Sidewinder Course goes around the base of Dinosaur Mountain, snaking through dry washes and arroyos filled with cactus, palo verde, and mesquite trees lining the course. It's a one-of-a-kind golf experience you won't forget.

Gold Canyon Golf Resort also is home to Kokopeli's and The Bar & Grill, two fine dining establishments. Both restaurants share a dining patio that offers spectacular views of the golf courses and the desert.

There are two more public golf courses in Gold Canyon, the Mountain Brook Country Club, and Gold Canyon RV & Golf Resort. Mountain Brook offers golfers 18 holes, while visitors to the RV Golf Resort can enjoy a short game of 9 holes.

Finally, the Superstition Mountain Country Club is a private course for members of the exclusive, Superstition Golf Community. The Country Club has two 18 holes Jack Nicklaus designed courses.

 

Big City Amenities are Close By

Gold Canyon does have a grocery store and a few restaurants, but you'll need to go to nearby Mesa AZ, which is only 7-miles away for most of your shopping. Chandler and Gilbert are also less than 10-miles away.

The Mesa Riverview shopping center features more than 30 major retail shops, and the Superstition Springs Center has 150 shops and dining establishments. For an upscale shopping experience, be sure to visit the Village Square at Dana Park.

Gold Canyon does have an urgent care medical center, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and a veterinarian. Kiddie Korner on King's Ranch Road also provides daycare for small children. But, you can also find the medical services you need in Mesa, as well as additional services for your children and pets.

For families with children, Gold Canyon is within the Apache Junction Unified School District. That means the kids will need to go to public school in Apache Junction, which is around 10-miles away.

The community also has several churches, including Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, and non-denominational.

While life in Gold Canyon seems far away from the congestion of the Valley, it's also close to big city services. But keep in mind, public transportation to and from Gold Canyon is limited, so you'll need to drive.

 

Gold Canyon AZ Real Estate Offers a Safe, Quiet Environment

Crime rates in Gold Canyon are extremely low, and many residents here feel very safe walking alone at night. Most people here also feel that Gold Canyon offers a sense of community.

Overall, the Spanish-style homes have well-kept yards landscaped with natural, desert plants; the neighborhoods blend beautifully with the surrounding natural environment. Best of all, natural desert landscaping requires very little care. Once you move to Gold Canyon, mowing and watering the lawn will be a thing of the past. The neighborhoods are also very quiet, providing a tranquil retreat that's close to nature.

From moderately priced retirement homes to multi-million dollar mansions, you can find Gold Canyon AZ real estate to suit your budget. Building lots are also available so that you can build your custom dream home.

If you love golf, you can't do better than buying a home in Gold Canyon; you'll have access to the best courses in the state. It's also a wonderfully tranquil place that's close to nature.

 

 

 

 

$1,500,000
6 Beds 6 Baths 6397187 MLS S33 T1n R9e SubDv. ACTIVE Status
Territorial Style Home in the heart of beautiful Gold Canyon AZ. with Mountain Views all around and overlooking Arizona's most beautiful Gold Canyon Golf Course. This home is across from Holes 9 and 7 of the picturesque golf course with fairways in sight given the elevation of the home with mountain views all around including the superstitions and dinosaur mountain with a lake on the gulf course. This natural setting is full of wildlife like javelina, bobcats, mountain lions, varieties of deer, coyotes and amazing birds like the scarlet flycatcher, painopepla, Western Cardinal and hummingbirds, etc., because in Arizona the wildlife always congregates near the mountains. The home has 7,188 sq. ft. with ten-foot ceilings, premium 2x6 construction and spacious rooms. There's travert floors downstairs and hardwood floors upstairs. There's a massive garage area suitable for several cars and featuring a work or storage area, too, that's 1200 sq. ft. Moreover, the decks are huge and provides for an indoor outdoor life style. The lower level has a few suites as guest houses and there's laundry and storage areas as well - hookups for three laundry areas. We count six bedrooms and six bathrooms and there's open floor plans, ceiling fans and four fireplaces. The huge circular driveway encloses a large berm area providing flat land for recreation. With the house being build up on a knoll, the views are outstanding.

3888 S Iroquois Lane, Gold Canyon

Listing courtesy of My Home Group Real Estate.

$1,575,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 6427100 MLS Quail Canyon At The Superstitions SubDv. ACTIVE Status
Summer retreat all year round. This luxurious home is located in an exclusive gated community surrounded by beautiful views. A gorgeous glass wrought iron front door welcomes you into a warm and spacious entrance immediately giving you the instant gratifying views of the golf course and extravagant backyard. Sunlight shimmers off the travertine tile and beautiful wood flooring that warmly separates the family and living room areas. The bright and open gourmet kitchen is perfect for entertaining while using the stainless-steel appliances including double ovens and showing off the granite and quartz countertops. Relax outside under the misters or cool off in the newly updated pebble-tec pool and swim under, or, be memorized by the water features that also have LED multiple changing color lights. Too cold for water? No problem, layout on the elegant travertine pavers, or even better, enjoy gathering around the gas firepit and barbeque on the grill while appreciating the surrounding views. As you rest your head in your roomy master bedroom you can be assured that all of the bedrooms are spacious enough for your family or guests. Three bedrooms have new carpet and in the bedroom/den new wood flooring. Just when you thought you may have seen it all, there is one more surprise in the VERY clean and organized extended three-car garage with Swisstrax modular flooring. There are no words to properly explain the experience when you walk through this magnificent home. Do not wait and call to make an appointment today.

9007 E Canyon Creek Drive, Gold Canyon

Listing courtesy of Lori Blank & Associates, LLC.

$1,700,000
4 Beds 3.5 Baths 6439047 MLS Com @ The Se Cor Of Sec 4 1s-9e Th W-1655.05 Th N- SubDv. ACTIVE Status
This luxury Gold Canyon retreat is fully furnished and move-in ready. Follow the circle drive to the gated courtyard. Inside, you will be wowed by 12 ft ceilings and slate floors, with formal dining to your right and a private office to your left. Ahead you face the great room, looking out to the large, covered patio, pool installed in 2020, and hot tub. The large kitchen is designed for entertaining with live-edge, black granite counters surrounded by ample bar seating, a breakfast nook, two built-in ovens and custom cabinetry with pull-out shelving. Oversized owner's suite opens conveniently to the pool and hot tub and includes two full-size walk-in closets, soaker tub and custom shower. Your guests will enjoy their own wing of the house with a second owner's suite that steps out into the front courtyard, as well as 2 additional bedrooms, with jack and jill bath, as well as a bonus room that looks out over the pool and patio. Bonus room could act as a bedroom, media room, or exercise room. Dining room features a built-in buffet and a table that seats 8-14 people. Office features courtyard entry, storage closet and oversized gun safe. Steps beyond the enormous pantry and laundry rooms, you will find the over-sized garage with state-of-the-art water softening system, work areas, and multiple storage rooms. Need more? Check out the double-door RV garage in the backyard. This 1800 sq foot shop, added in 2019, is temperature controlled and features a car lift, cabinetry, shelving, and several tools. There is ample space to add an office or guest quarters. This 1.25acre lot features an enclosed garden and gorgeous views of Dinosaur Mountain. Custom backyard concept was designed, but not yet installed. Plans conveys with the home. See the video in with the listing photos! Home sits behind a church on a small cul-de-sac, allowing for quiet and privacy, but just a stone's throw from King's Ranch Road for easy access to both the community and the Superstition Freeway.

5358 S Via De Rico --, Gold Canyon

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty.

$2,150,000
4 Beds 6 Baths 6389674 MLS Sycamore Village At Superstition Foothills SubDv. ACTIVE Status
This elegant, custom estate is located in the guard gated community of Superstition Mountain. This prestigious community has 2 private, 18 hole, Jack Nicklaus designed golf courses, full service club house, pool, tennis courts and sports club. When entering through the courtyard you are met with a beautiful negative edge pool, spa, fire pit and plenty of room for entertaining. The main house, that is located on the 6th fairway of the Prospector course, consists of 3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, an office and over 5000 square feet. The great room floor plan is open and designed with travertine tile with oak inlay and large 10 foot windows that let in plenty of natural light. The gourmet kitchen features high-end stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry, a large island for gathering or food preparation and even a breakfast nook. The split floor plan offers privacy with the primary bedroom and office on one side and the 2 guest bedrooms on the other. The primary bath offers its own oasis in the desert with rain shower, jacuzzi soaking tub, dual vanities and a closet with built in laundry. Each guest bedroom offers its own en suite, one guest room has it's own loft and there's even a theater which could be easily modified to a gym, additional room or whatever your heart desires! The newly painted exterior (2020) shows a sleek design of custom stucco and stone work and the recently replaced roof (2019), will give you comfort for years to come! For your guests there is a 561sf casita with a bedroom, full bathroom, kitchenette and living room, to keep them comfortable and 'at home'! What will really take your breath away with this property is the gorgeous mountain and golf course views, which can be enjoyed from the large covered patio or view deck. This home has it all, call today for more information or private showing!

2560 S Geronimo Head Trail, Gold Canyon

Listing courtesy of Canyon Sky Realty, LLC.

$4,249,000
4 Beds 6 Baths 6432445 MLS Vista Del Corazon SubDv. ACTIVE Status
A grand Mediterranean-style retreat in the coveted Vista Del Corazon gated community, This five-bedroom, six-bathroom estate set over 10,270 square feet on a nearly one-acre, ultra-private cul-de-sac site, surrounded by divine 180-degree views of the Superstition Mountains, Tonto National Forest and the 11th green of the renowned Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course. At every turn, contemporary conveniences, exquisite design details and thoughtful amenities abound--all crafted to maximize exceptional all-season living and effortless all-season entertaining. Inside, find soaring, custom-arched 12-foot ceilings, travertine, marble and hardwood floors throughout and airy living spaces that open via walls of glass doors to a generous outdoor terrace with a resort-style pool, Viking BBQ area, built-in speakers, custom glass fire pits and covered lounge spaces. The spacious kitchen is equipped with Viking appliances, DeWils custom maple cabinets and two granite-topped islands with built-in refrigerators and freezers. Ascend the curving marble staircase to the bedrooms, all of which access their own private baths, outfitted with large stone steam showers. The primary suite boasts hickory wood floors, a private patio and access to a wraparound terrace, a spa-like bath with a travertine soaking tub, marble floors and an oversized walk-in shower. A lower-level entertainment area includes a full bar with Viking appliances, zebra wood and raised leather marble countertop and a commercial ice maker and soda system. Additional estate features include Control4 audio and video throughout, a central vac system, and a fully finished six-car garage with built-in air compressors and exhaust fans, this beautiful home is just 45 minutes from Phoenix's popular restaurants and shops and a short 30-minute drive from the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

3968 S Calle Medio A Celeste --, Gold Canyon

Listing courtesy of The Agency.

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