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VERRADO
Reason to Live Here: Small Town Charm

Surrounded by the White Tank Mountains of Buckeye, this proposed 11,000-home community was built around small-town principles. Located 25 minutes from Downtown Phoenix, this neighborhood of Craftsman, farmhouse, ranch hacienda and other first-of-their-kind-style homes features cozy front porches and parks around every corner. With your choice of Verrado’s artisan custom builders, homesites range from one-half acre to three acre-plus lots. Downtown Verrado acts as the hub for get-togethers. From a bank, a grocery store and a pharmacy to a seasonal farmers market, a coffee shop and Verrado Village Sport and Health Club, Main Street engages families and friendships. Its two kid-friendly restaurants, The Verrado Grille and Grazie Pizzeria and Wine Bar, offer two exciting options for eating out. The town’s center also plays host to several events including hometown holidays, the celebration of Verrado’s own Founder’s Day and Independence Day. Prices range from the mid-$100,000’s to $1 million. 623.215.6000, www.verrado.com.—Christine Whitton