Photo by Nori Muster
The Lakes of Tempe Arizona
Resort Living in a Sonoran Desert Suburb
The Lakes of Tempe is a 320 acre master planned community with a 50 acre manmade lake. The community, founded in 1971, is still considered one of the top places to live in the Valley of the Sun. The five miles of lake shoreline were designed by Julian George, who pioneered decorative rock work and created much of the landscape at Disneyland Anaheim.
* The Beach and Tennis Club provides a year-round heated pool, spa, saunas, tennis, racquetball, and basketball courts, gym, pool table, boat marina, and other amenities.
* A commercial district includes two waterfront restaurants, other businesses, and private offices.
* The development publishes a monthly newspaper and hosts picnics, parties, and boating events for residents and guests.
Lakes Photos and Info.:
Lakes Sunsets, Mansions, Rain, and More - photos of the subdivision, including a lighted boat parade.
Videos of The Lakes - water birds, monsoon rains, thunder storms, wind storms.
Lakes Wildlife Photos, taken during a forty-eight hour timeframe after a rain.
Sandcastle Condominiums at The Lakes - a forty-four unit condo community on 2.75 acres in The Lakes.
Lakeview at the Bay Apartments - rent a condo in this luxury resort-like apartment community on the water.
Map The Lakes - subdivision map, Google maps, and more.
Lake System Operation Manual, by William C. Mercer, explains the mechanics of The Lakes.
The Lakes of Tempe official website with community information.
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