The Talking Rock: an Arizona Planned Community

By: Scott Baxter

For anyone exploring master-planned communities near Phoenix, the 3,400 acre Talking Rock is worth a second look. Nestled in a private, tranquil setting with over 1,000 acres of preserved open space, residents are treated to 360? views of mountain landscapes and a casual western lifestyle.

Located just 1 1/2 hours to Phoenix and just 20 minutes northwest of Prescott, city amenities are close by.

Homes

Talking Rock offers a variety of:

Custom lots - ranging from the low $200,000's to high $400,000's,

Ranch Cottages - ranging from 1,960 to 2,555 livable square feet with five
floor plans to choose from.

Ranch Homes - ranging from 2,400 to 2,800 livable square feet with four floor plans to choose from.

Custom homes - available from the mid $700,000's with a variety of different builders.

Each of the above homes reflects an authentic ranch style of architecture one would expect to find in Arizona living. The lots have private treed lots or expansive mountain or golf course views.

Homes are made of natural materials such as wood, stone and stucco. The home heights are limited to 22 feet above the natural grade.

Amenities

The Ranch Compound is the western version of the clubhouse. It's comprised of 30,000 square feet of buildings connected by porches, breezeways and patios offering indoor and outdoor fireplaces, creating ideal meeting places.

The Barn Fitness Center is a state-of-the-art facility offering the latest exercise equipment, a variety of classes, a swimming pool, and tennis courts, massage and group events such as guided hikes.

Coops and Post Office can provide you with a specialty coffee, bottle of wine or newspaper while you pick up your mail. It's a great place to stop and have a chat with your neighbor.

30 miles of hiking trails are available within the 1,000 acres of preserved space in Talking Rock.

The Talking Rock golf course is an 18-hole, 7,350-yard Jay Morrish designed course. Working in harmony with the landscape; it's almost as though the holes were already in place. The course winds through meadows and forests conforming to the existing contour of the land.

Golfers can mix up their game with the five sets of tees offered at each hole. The course also offers an 18-acre practice area with 6 acres of tees, dual putting and a short game practice.

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