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Chandler’s Top Dog Parks

Just because your home is a low maintenance, luxury condo doesn’t mean your pets can’t enjoy a carefree lifestyle, too.   The city of Chandler boasts four well maintained on and off leash parks so your pup can live and play in style with you!  Check out our list of Chandler’s top dog parks, all within minutes of The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo, Chandler’s newest single-level condos.

The pristine dog parks in Chandler are open from 6:30am to 10:30pm, except during maintenance and when reserved for police dog training.  The parks are secured by a 6ft high chain link fence with one main entrance, ideal for frolicking in the wide open areas unleashed!  For the human members of your family, there are benches, pooper-scoopers, and plenty of parking at each of these locations. (more…)

Is Condo Ownership for You? Yes, if you enjoy hassle free living!

Home ownership embodies the American Dream.  If spending your weekends slogging through lists of home maintenance duties doesn’t suit you, then hassle free living and the condo lifestyle may be your American Dream.

Hassle Free Living Questions to Consider

1. Do you want the financial rewards of home ownership but want to skip lawn work and other maintenance?
2. Do you want access to resort-style amenities within steps of your home?
3. Do you like to enjoy a lush landscaped yard, but, prefer to leave the labor to someone else?
4. Do you enjoy walking and jogging paths in a serene setting right outside your door?
5. Do you appreciate underground gated parking with elevator access providing climate controlled access to your home year round?

The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo gives you pride of home ownership in the Master Planned Community of Downtown Ocotillo without all the headaches of traditional single-family home maintenance.

Next door to Shopping, Dining, Golf and MANY more activities, The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo is in a Premier location, with close proximity to the Ocotillo Golf Course, Chandler Fashion Center, Hamilton Aquatic Center, Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass and much more. The Cays is one of the most exclusive areas in Arizona with the beautiful man-made lakes, lush greenery, and numerous walkways.

It’s easy to see why The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo was voted the “Best Place to Live in Arizona”.

The Cays is the only new condominium community in Chandler offering single-level condo units.  Browse our luxury condo floor plans and then start your path to hassle free living by getting pre-qualified.  Then contact us to schedule your tour of The Cays with one of our friendly Sales Professionals.

Chandler Sees Rise in Condominiums

Chandler Condominiums – The Cays at Ocotillo

The condo lifestyle has become an attractive choice to many buyers. And with prices and interest rates lower than they’ve been in decades, this is the PERFECT time to buy! If you’re ready to purchase your own space, but don’t want the added cost of a large mortgage or the extra square footage of a single-family home, a condo might be the perfect fit for you.

A variety of buyers are being drawn towards condos since many of them are newly built, much like our condos for sale in Chandler, Arizona, and feature contemporary designs and resort amenities with no maintenance necessary. Condos also allow buyers the convenience of city life without being hampered by limited housing options. In large metropolitan areas, the number of condominiums for sale is much larger than the number of single-family homes.

Tim Vasko, founder and chairman of RealEstock.com, says, “There’s an interesting phenomenon happening today in urban centers. People are moving back into the cities. They’re realizing it’s much more cost-effective to live and work in the city center.”

With our luxury condos located less than 2 miles away from Chandler’s booming business district, it’s easy to see why people are choosing our newest Master Planned Community as their new home. With World Class Amenities and 9 unique floor plans, all with gated, secured underground parking, resort-style living has never been easier or more affordable.

At The Cays of Ocotillo, our buyers enjoy full ownership of their condominium. Come take a tour today and see why we were voted the BEST place to live in Arizona. And make sure to buy early for maximum savings. Units are already 50% sold… Opening Summer 2016!

Holiday Shopping in Chandler, Arizona

The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo sits within walking distance to all the best shopping in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Located just minutes from Chandler Fashion Center Mall, Phoenix Premium Outlets, and more, our NEW Arizona Condo Community offers luxury AND convenience.

Chandler Fashion Center Mall is the second largest mall in the Phoenix metro area with more than 180 stores. It is anchored by Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Sears, and features premium retailers such as Vera Bradley, Michael Kors, Apple, Coach, H&M, Banana Republic, and more!

Indoor and outdoor shopping includes The Village, an outdoor entertainment pavilion with delicious restaurants, a 20-screen movie theater, and a new outdoor lawn for events. Seasonally, the outdoor lawn features a fun and engaging splash pad by day and dazzling light displays in the evenings.

From fresh new looks to classic styles, Chandler Fashion Center Mall has everything you need for your next fashion fix. If you’re looking to save big on your favorite brands and the latest styles, you’ve come to the right place.

Located on the Gila River Indian Community, the Phoenix Premium Outlets is Arizona’s newest outlet depot. Shoppers will discover extraordinary savings up to 65% on upscale brands including Saks Fifth Avenue, Polo Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade New York, Coach, Nike, and more. With over 90 stores in one convenient location, finding a bargain has never been easier.

Take a break from shopping and treat yourself to a meal or snack at one of the many dining options such as Starbucks, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Charley’s Grilled Subs, and Dairy Queen. You can even enjoy the mountainous views of Arizona at this outdoor shopping center located right off I-10.

Our easy and convenient access to the best shopping in Arizona is just another reason why The Cays stands above the rest.

The Cays’ Guide to Holiday Wine Pairings

The holiday season is a time of celebration and bringing family and friends together around the dinner table. To make your holiday meal even more spectacular, everyone knows you need the perfect wine. Here is our guide to the best holiday wine pairings for a truly southwestern winter.

Food: Smoked Ham
Wine: Oregon Pinot Noir
Why the pairing works: Probably one of the most traditional entrees, a smoked ham is usually accompanied by a sweet glaze, like honey or brown sugar. Wines with smokiness or oak aging make the best complement to a sweet ham.

Food: Roast Duck
Wine: Cabernet Franc
Why the pairing works: Roast duck takes very well to fruity glazes and marinades, making it a happy match for fruitier wines. Since duck can be fatty, the best pairing will be with a wine that combines fruit with acidity.

Food: Creamy Pasta
Wine: Pinot Grigio
Why the pairing works: Aged in French oak barrels, this wine features lively notes of Granny Smith apple and stone fruits and has an appealing texture and weight. A great match for a creamy pasta dish or rich risotto.

Food: Cheeses
Wine: Pinot Noir
Why the pairing works: A medium-bodied red wine, Sanford Pinot Noir hails from the Santa Rita Hills on the central coast of California. This is an exceptionally food-friendly wine that pairs well with poultry, pork, and veal, as well as hearty pasta dishes rich with mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, and other savory dishes. It similarly complements charcuterie and a variety of cheeses from sharp cheddar to creamy Brie.

Food: Cakes and Cookies
Wine: Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco
Why the pairing works: Everyone thinks of a sparkling wine during the holidays, but a good sparkling wine need not be reserved for only once a year. Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco is very fine, persistent, pleasant, crisp, fruity, and flowery sparkling wine. It’s excellent as an aperitif, with an appetizer, or as a dessert wine for cakes and cookies.

Chandler Sees Large Growth in Price Corridor

Anyone looking for signs that South Chandler is growing again need look no further than the intersection of Arizona Avenue and Ocotillo Road. Previously known as the easiest route to the local high school, this thriving area known as “Price Corridor” is now the center of one of the hottest real-estate hubs in the Valley.

The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo condo community is nestled right in the heart of this growing business district. Located in Chandler, Arizona in desirable Downtown Ocotillo, this beautiful Master Planned Community is the place to be. With dozens of major employers located nearby, and more developing every day, The Cays puts you right in the center of a seemingly unprecedented economy boom.

Major companies like Wells Fargo, Continuum, H2, and State Farm are adding thousands of new, well-paying jobs at an extraordinary rate, making this southwest corner of Chandler a resident’s dream. Names like Intel, Orbital Sciences, and Bank of America are also among the companies running major operations along Price Corridor.

Price Corridor’s high-tech companies alone employ over 37,000 people, while the new 410,000 square foot Wells Fargo expansion located less than 2 miles away will provide space for approximately 2,500 employees. These numbers are expected to grow even more over the next 10 to 15 years.

Our Chandler, Arizona luxury condominiums give you immediate access to everything this growing area has to offer, including easy and convenient access to Price Corridor’s hundreds of businesses, fine dining, and great neighborhood schools. Explore our unique floor plans and world class amenities to see why our NEW multi-level condominium building is unmatched. Say hello to your new home.

Chandler Farmers Market Delivers Fresh Produce for your Thanksgiving Table

It is November and that means Chandler Farmers Market is open again! Operated by the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, the market is held 3pm to 7pm every Thursday in Dr. A.J. Chandler Park EAST, 3 S. Arizona Ave., between Boston and Buffalo Streets, near the First Credit Union Building.

The farmers market runs October through May, so you have all season to shop for fresh produce, currently provided every week by Jeff Scott Farms, local farmers who utilize natural farming practices in their production methods. Sponsors are welcome to attend, up to two per month, and are approved via application process on the website.

Visit the Downtown Chandler website for a list of special events featuring chef demonstrations and local talent, including children’s programs and music. If you are a Chandler local and interested in showcasing your talent, submit a short video or send an email for more information.


Why location matters: The Cays at Ocotillo

Location is the biggest factor to consider when buying a new home. You may be surprised to discover that your home’s location, not your home, has the biggest effect on your overall happiness while you reside therein. It not only effects the home’s value, but a great location ensures a great life for you.

Looking for a New Place to Live

When looking for a new place to live, you consider the long term benefits your future home can offer. Looking at the area and surroundings will give you a feel for the kind of home that you’re investing in. If you are considering The Cays at Ocotillo, rest assured that the location you are exploring comes jam packed with benefits and luxuries that many home owners can only dream of.

Location Matters

The Cays at Ocotillo has the best of everything. Located within walking distance of the best shopping, dining, and fantastic amenities, our condos sit on prime real estate in Chandler, AZ. Residents of The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo enjoy their own resort cards, which gives users a discount at the 27-hole Golf Course nearby, the Pro Shop, and the great restaurants of Ocotillo.

Looking to explore more of Phoenix? We are also near attractions like Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass and the Wild Horse Resort and Casino, the nearby Chandler Fashion Mall and the Phoenix Premium Outlets. As you can see, we are conveniently located for travel. You can hop on the nearby Loop 202 (Santa Freeway), Loop 101, I-10 and Highway 60. Absolutely awesome access to all of the major freeways


Two Floor Plans to Love — The Cays at Ocotillo

As if it’s not enough that the Chandler, Arizona, condos at The Cays at Ocotillo have a great location, terrific sunny climate, and a ton of amenities…they also feature floor plans to suit any lifestyle. From second home buyers who want a gathering place to empty-nesters who want convenience and low maintenance without sacrificing space or beautiful surroundings, this development offers unique living spaces for everyone, with upscale “trimmings” included. Two of the floor plans here are especially good buys in terms of sheer living space: the Bacara and the Riviera. Here are some of their high points: