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Relocating to a New Home in Laveen, AZ

January 13, 2014

Known for its big sky, bright stars and breathtaking sunsets, Arizona is popular among tourists and homebuyers alike. And the striking city of Laveen is the perfect place to call home. Laveen offers a dramatic desert backdrop, mild winter weather and close proximity to schools, shopping, dining and recreation—plus it’s located just eight miles from beautiful downtown Phoenix!

Family biking in Laveen

Whether you’re relocating to a new home in Laveen, AZ, or you’re just passing through, you’ll definitely want to check out these popular local attractions:

  • Mystery Castle – Constructed in the 1930s and 40s, this unique, award-winning landmark is “an amazing man-made monument to enduring love.” The intriguing three-story, 18-room folk-art castle—comprised of stone and recycled materials, including automobile parts and telephone poles—even includes a dungeon!
  • Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art – Among the first cultural attractions in Phoenix, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a local who hasn’t heard of this incredible museum, which highlights Native American arts and customs. Your ticket will grant you access to 11 impressive exhibition galleries, complimentary guided tours, shops, a cafe and much more.
  • Phoenix Zoo – This popular zoo is home to all the animals you’d expect, plus 30 types that are threatened or endangered.  Visitors will enjoy feeding the giraffes, touching the stingrays and strolling through Monkey Village, the only exhibit of its kind in the US. The petting zoo and camel rides are a hit with the kiddos, and a variety of camps and programs are available.
  • Desert Botanical Garden – This incredible 140-acre garden showcases more than 50,000 plants in various outdoor exhibits. It aims to become “the premier center in the world for the display, study and understanding of desert plants and their environments,” and it’s well on its way to achieving this goal as one of just 24 botanical gardens to receive an American Alliance of Museums accreditation.
  • Historic Heritage Square – This gathering place in the heart of Phoenix includes an impressive collection of artfully restored historic buildings and homes as well as acclaimed restaurants, shops, the Arizona Science Center and the Rosson House Museum. Its picturesque park is host to many popular events and festivals.

If you’re planning on relocating to a new home in Laveen, AZ, consider one of the following exceptional Richmond American communities:

Rogers Ranch
New homes from the upper $100s
Up to approx. 1,870 sq. ft.
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Trailside Point
New homes from the upper $100s
Up to approx. 2,980 sq. ft.
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Laveen Village
New homes from the low $200s
Up to approx. 2,900 sq. ft.
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Paseo Point
New homes from the low $200s
Up to approx. 3,300 sq. ft.
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Coplen Farms Estates
New homes from the $200s
Up to approx. 3,300 sq. ft.
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View a complete list of Richmond American homes in the Phoenix area.

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