Our FAVE East Valley Neighborhoods

We’re sure there are other neighborhoods that’ll do but our Mom’s are head over heels for this line-up currently.

The top pick of the East Valley is Adora Trails.  Several of our members have shared that there are many little kids and it’s a very family friendly area.  The pool is nice with a kiddie section and beach entry.  There’s a splash pad and toddler friendly parks.  The community organizes Easter egg hunts, weekly food trucks, movie nights, play dates for the toddlers and morning stroller walks.   There is even Sunday morning football.  The fun walking paths, parks and green grassy areas are gorgeous. Most of the neighbors get in the holiday spirit and there are Halloween and Christmas decoration contests. The community has a gym as well as a beautiful club house and a lake for fishing.

Eastmark was a close second!!  Our Moms LOVE the plans for this awesome “city within a city”.  There is a school being built along with a Diner and the retail area and grocery store is right there too.  Eastmark has a great community feel with a splash pad and lots of parks.  The community building with the indoor play center, study center and work center is unbelievable.  It’s a great place to hang out with the neighbors or get a little work done while the kids play in the game room.  The homes are beautiful and there is a wide selection!

Dobson Ranch was recommended for the awesome parks, walking/bike trails and lakes. The community plans tons of very popular family friendly activities and  amenities for reasonable HOA fees.  Can’t beat the location!!  Dobson Ranch is close to Sky Harbor Airport, the zoo, art venues, restaurants, shopping, freeways, etc.

Several say that Agritopia is just beautiful!  In fact, it might even be the “dream” neighborhood of many!   Most love the look of the homes  with garages in the back, white picket fences and large front porches along with the garden, orchards and close proximity  to Joe’s Farm Grill and The Coffee Shop.  Great for bike rides!

Villages of Eastridge was mentioned a few times and noted for the HOA that puts on fall festivals and its close proximity to the 202.  There are larger homes with multiple garages and a school in this area.

We have a few Moms in Lehi Crossing.  It’s so quiet and the view is incredible.  Plus it’s just on the outskirts of everything so it doesn’t feel crowded and there is little traffic, but you’re still only 10-20 min from anywhere in the East Valley and easily accessible to Tempe, Phoenix or Scottsdale.

Power Ranch made the list for all the parks, pools and large pretty trees.  The neighborhood is HUGE with some gated areas, TONS to do and TWO clubhouses.  You can rent the clubhouse as a resident and throw the most epic birthday party right by the little lake.  There are many different floor plans and homes ranging from starter homes to zero lot line to mid-range.

Many like The Gardens because of the tree-lined streets and style of homes.  It doesn’t feel like Arizona at all.   The location is great and it’s in Gilbert off the 202 and Recker.  There are many young families with a few parks and a pool in the community.

Layton Lakes made the list!!  It is full of young families that can’t say enough how great the neighborhood is.  There are so many beautiful homes in this area that are new and full of style…the grey’s we are gaga for!

Historic Downtown Mesa is Mesa’s best kept secret and we love the artistic feel!  Evergreen Historic District and West 2nd Street Historic District are not only FULL of history and cute and eclectic homes, they are also walking distance to 3 museum’s, a world–renowned Art Center (Mesa Arts Center), award-winning restaurants and the light rail.  Americans are starting to make the move to smaller homes and walkable communities…our Moms included!  Visit the Official Mesa Historic District Homes FB page for area info and tons of historic photos!  This is where the famous and ever popular MOMnation Market takes place each month.  Our historic Moms always walk to the market!

Ironwood Crossing made the cut because our Moms love the amenities!!!  The pool and splash pad are incredible and there’s nothing like it in the STV/QC area. Our Moms feel that Ironwood Crossing is by far the cleanest and nicest neighborhood around and its location is super convenient!

Indigo Trails was also mentioned.  There are tons of kids and friendly neighbors.  The pool, two parks and splash pad are super close and we love the tree lined streets.  Also very close to shopping and restaurants.

Val Vista Lakes is a fave because of the amazing location and beauty of the lakes.  There are all ranges of homes found in this community from starter homes to move up to gated, luxury lake front.  It’s picture perfect and very established.

Morrison Ranch is SO worth mentioning per our Moms!  It’s HUGE!  There are many phases.  Our Moms love the styles of the houses (there are so many to choose from), all the greenery and the amenities.  The location is perfect as it’s close to the freeway and our local hangout, Downtown Gilbert.

The Bridges in Gilbert is popular community too with fresh new homes and lots of pretty common areas.  It’s such a treat to drive through!  Plus, it’s super close to everything that Power Ranch is close to which is excellent.

There are other neighborhoods besides these in the East Valley area of Phoenix that are beautiful and family friendly.  Need info on them all including all the new build communities?  Team Evolution Real Estate has it.  Call/text 480.250.0023 or visit EvoAZ.com.

Photo Credit to Photos by Jessica Nelson and Nicci Lovell!

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Comments (36)

  • I live in Adora Trails and we absolutely love it! It’s a wonderful community for families.

    Kimberly
  • I love this article!!! ❤❤❤

    Jamie Mayes
  • I love this! I also spent an hour google maps-ing all these neighborhoods to pick out my dream home lol

  • Your teeth look great! I would love this done to mine! Nothing beats a bright shiny smile! ?

    DeAnna huber
  • Love this blog. So much helpful information.

    Misty Beaver
  • We are getting ready to move so this couldn’t have been more helpful and more timely. Thank you for posting this info!

    Jennifer Treviño
  • Great info!

    Sarayah
  • Agritopia looks amazing!

  • I’ve always loved on horse property and you’ve almost convinced me to head to the suberbs!!

    Michaela
  • Since we are saving and planning to buy a home in the future, this is a great resource. Thank you

    Jessica Martinez
  • Love all the great information about these neighborhoods. It will be so helpful when we finally move. Mom nation rocks!

    Nicole O.
  • I live in Morrison Ranch and LOOOOVE it. Just like you said above, there are so many Greenways and homes to choose from. It is great living here!!

    April Keena
  • Thank you for this info! Our family will be looking to buy a house next year and looking for the perfect neighborhood! ?

  • Your teeth look amazing and I love seeing Nicci’s family picture on the blog post.

  • Love the article!! And the blog!

    Amber
  • Love this, some of these neighborhoods are incredible ?

    Michelle Adams
  • Good information, I’m currently looking for an apartment so I can search near some of these friendly areas.

    Jami Rx
  • I love argitopia!!! Very nice area.

  • Absolutely love all of the helpful info about the best mom nation neighborhoods in the east valley! This will be so helpful when we are ready to sell our house, upgrade and move! Thanks for everything Mom Nation! ❤️

    Megann Smith
  • I will have to refer back to this when it’s time to get out of San Tan Valley. I’ve always been attracted to Far East Mesa.

  • Well now I want to move! 🙂 great list!

  • Love this very helpful when looking for new communities to live in!

    Krys
  • Sad that shamrock estates didn’t make the cut! It’s an awesome family neighborhood. But these all are great community’s that are listed.

    Michelle Jorgensen
  • i live in morrison ranch and love it.. when we were looking to move to the phoenix area someone in my husbands office said well i have to show you a neighborhood your going to love. Been here two year and could not imagine any other place 🙂

    juliepickrell
  • I am so ecstatic to be apart of such a great group! Than you do much for accepting me in with open arms as well as supporting my business! You all are amazing!!!
    ❤ Jenee

    Jenee Zapatka
  • Love it.

  • I love many of these neighborhoods. Agritopia is so cute! Especially the garden idea there! Thanks for sharing great information about the perks of each. I’d never heard of some…and I’ve lived in the east valley my whole life! Makes me think about moving…hmm. 😉

    Rachel LaGravinese
  • I love Morrison Ranch! While I don’t live there, I go there for Stroller Strides and love how cute the houses all along with all the grassy spaces!

    Shannon
  • Well now I want to move, too! Too bad none of these are close to my husband’s work. We really value his ~7min commute!

  • Now I want to move, too! Too bad none of these are close to Hubby’s work. We really value his 10min commute!

    hstanfi
  • I love Morrison ranch
    Their unique home styles are amazing and cute parks
    But ironwood crossing has a amazing covered pool and some bad a** parks ?

    Lea
  • I love all the helpful info!

    Erin
    • Also… I’d just love to live in historic downtown Mesa one day!

      Erin
  • Thanks for the North Mesa shout out! We love our area and look forward to raising our family here.

    Katie E
  • Having all these facts will def come in handy, hopefully sooner then later! Thank you for all the work put into this

  • Love your new pearly whites!!

    Shondi Zwaschka

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