Daravante Condominiums is a residential complex approximately 10 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix. The condos lie directly south of West McDowell Road between 79th and 83rd Avenue. Daravante Condominiums are within close driving distance to Interstate 10, providing fast accessibility to many of Phoenix's attractions, as well as a direct route to Los Angeles. Public bus transportation is also available.

There are several eateries a block west of the complex including Waffle House, Mr. Leno, Burger King and Jack in the Box. A Sam's Club and Home Depot are also in the neighborhood. The Desert Sky Mall is approximately half a mile north of Daravante Condominiums. The mall holds a number of retail outlets, specialty stores, gift shops and restaurants. To the west of the condos there is a movie theater, sports complex and Costco. 

Severa; recreational parks can be found in the surrounding area, including Desert Park West and Desert Star Park. The former is a large community green space complete with a skateboard plaza, numerous playgrounds, athletic fields, volleyball courts and a community center. Other attractions in the area include the Agua Fria River, Camelback Ranch and the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. 

Tuckey Downs Condominiums is a residential complex approximately 9 miles north of downtown Phoenix. The condos have access to the Black Canyon Freeway, making commuting into the city easy. From Tuckey Downs Condominiums, downtown Phoenix averages a 20-minute commute by car. Regular public transportation by bus is also available. 

Located just south of West Tuckey Lane, these condos are within walking distance to a wide array of local amenities. Nearby restaurants include Subway, Pizza Patron and Thai Lotus. Fry's Food Store, a local grocery outlet, rests only two blocks north of Tuckey Downs Condos. A bank, hardware store, health spa, medical clinic and massage studio are also within a five-block radius. 

Tuckey Downs boasts numerous close by recreational facilities as well. Washington Park is a large green space that holds PetSmart Dog Park, an outdoor play area with separate entrances for big and small dogs. The dog park is known as being the perfect spot for any size pooch. A block south of Washington Park lies Phoenix Tennis Center, a public complex boasting 22 tennis courts complete with lights for night games. 

Other nearby amenities include Dental World of Arizona, Circle K, Walgreens and Palo Verde Golf Course.

Brick Commons Condominiums is a complex approximately 3 miles north of downtown Phoenix. These condos boast a wide range of local amenities while also being a quick commute from the city. From Brick Commons, downtown Phoenix averages a 10-minute commute by car. These condos are also only a three-block walk away from the Thomas Road Light Rail Station, a public train line that goes directly into the city. 

Brick Common Condos neighbors the Phoenix Country Club, a luxurious recreational complex with numerous membership options. Phoenix Country Club features a golf course, tennis courts, a pool, a spa, a barbershop and a fitness center.

Eateries within close walking distance of Brick Commons include Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup, China Chili, Taco Guild, Wild Thaiger, Blimpie and Honey Bear's BBQ. A number of coffeehouses and bars are in the area as well. Two blocks north of Brick Commons rests Schreiner's Fine Sausage, a purveyor of local meats. Two blocks west of Brick Commons rests Park Central, a 40-acre facility with numerous retail and dining options. Other local amenities include a Bank of America, the Heard Museum and Monterey Park. 

Surprise Farms is a neighborhood located about 33 miles northwest of Phoenix in a town called Surprise. It's bordered to the east by Bob Stump Memorial Parkway, to the south by West Greenway Road, and to the north by West Bell Road. 

Neighborhood residents love to spend time in the warm Phoenix weather by visiting Surprise Farms Community Park. This large green space spans a big portion of the area's south side. When you head to the park, you can play in the grass, go for a jog, take your dog for a walk on the local trail or play sports. No matter what you do at the park, you'll bask in the Arizona sunlight. The average high temperatures in the summer reach up to about 107 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter is much more mild at 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

This mostly residential neighborhood is dominated by a variety of housing options, such as homes and apartments. However, you will find a few businesses and plenty of schools scattered throughout the landscape. For example, you'll discover a grocery store just north of Surprise Farms.

Nearby schools include Canyon Ridge Elementary, Cimarron Springs Elementary, Western Peaks Elementary and Willow Canyon High. 

Sun City West is a community for active adults located 45 minutes northwest of downtown Phoenix. Major roadways in the area include Route 60, which runs along the neighborhood's southeast border, and Route 303 to the north. A network of local freeways aids commuters traveling to the Sky Harbor International Airport, Scottsdale shopping attractions and the new University of Phoenix stadium, home to the NFL Arizona Cardinals.

This area is perfect for sports lovers of all kinds. Two baseball spring training stadiums are just a short 20-minute drive from Sun City West, and close by is the arena home of the NHL Coyotes. Lake Pleasant is nearby as well, providing opportunities for fishing, sailing and boating. 

Residents can travel just two hours north to breathtaking red-rock country of Sedona and Flagstaff. Two hours south of Sun City West sits Tucson, and just an hour further you'll find Old Mexico. This neighborhood is in the perfect location for anyone looking to explore Arizona's treasure trove of canyons, mountains, desert sunsets and wildlife.

The Arrowhead shopping mall is located a short distance from Sun City West and offers residents access to many major department stores and two multi-screen movie theaters with stadium seating. The neighborhood has plenty of restaurants to choose from, including national chains as well as local fare.

Sun City Grand is a community 18 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix that was developed by Del Webb in 1996 for active adults. Major roadways include Route 303, which cuts through the neighborhood, and Route 60, which lies along the community's northern border.

The neighborhood was designed for residents who love the sunny Phoenix weather with two fitness centers, five swimming pools and four championship golf courses designed by famous golfers Billy Casper and Greg Nash. Other amenities in Sun City Grand include tennis courts, a softball field and two full-menu restaurants.

Residents of the neighborhood enjoy access to several recreation facilities that feature multipurpose rooms, patios, computer labs, classrooms, hot tubs, a day spa and libraries.

Sun City Grand is committed to keeping its residents happy, and offers classes for adults, special events, and more than 40 exciting activities clubs. Examples include an all terrain vehicle group, a dinner club and a group for people who love mystery novels. Residents can also get involved with local groups that focus on volunteering in the surrounding communities to teach reading or Japanese flower arrangement.

There are several schools in the area, including elementary, middle and high schools.

Superstition Springs is located just 26 minutes southeast of downtown Phoenix. The area has a large rental population and the majority of the residents there commute by car. Major roadways include Route 60, which bisects the neighborhood, and Route 202 (also known as the Santan Freeway) to the east.

Several private elementary and high schools are found in Superstition Springs. College and university campuses make their homes there as well, including Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University.

Residents of the area enjoy moderate to warm temperatures year round, with highs in the summer reaching into the 100s, and lows in the winter dropping to the mid 40s.

Locals can take advantage of the various golf courses in the community, including Superstition Springs Golf Club, an 18-hole course designed by champion golfer Greg Nash. The neighborhood is also just west of the Desert Sands golf course, which features 18 holes, a newly remodeled driving range and a practice area, all spread over 79 acres.

This neighborhood is ideal for anyone looking to relax in the Arizona sun and have all the amenities they need – like national food chains and convenient shopping centers – close at hand.

Sundance is a neighborhood located in Buckeye, a charming town situated just west of Phoenix. The area was named by its Ohio settlers in the late 1800s. The community is bordered to the north by Interstate 10. It is just a 30-minute trip to downtown Phoenix, and most residents in the area commute by car.

This area enjoys a small town atmosphere with amenities that can only be found in the major metropolitan areas. Residents have access to outdoor swimming pools, an 18-hole championship golf course and a 15,000 square foot recreation center. Social activities are offered daily by the community center, including bingo, pickleball, card games, sock hops, ice cream socials and craft classes. 

Several elementary schools, a high school and Estrella Community College, which offers classes to active adults, call Sundance home.

Nearly medical facilities include West Valley Hospital, Alliance Urgent Care and West Valley Emergency Facility.

Sundance features plenty of pedestrian and multipurpose trails for hiking, biking and walking. The stunning views of White Tank Mountain and Estrella Mountain are reason enough to get outside in the warm Arizona sun and enjoy the landscaped beauty of the neighborhood.

McCormick Ranch is the first master-planned community built in the area just 25 minutes northeast of Phoenix. The major roadway that services the neighborhood is Route 101. Most local residents commute by car for work or pleasure.

The community that is known today as McCormick Ranch was a working ranch and horse farm from 1942 until 1972. The McCormick family loved horses and wanted to maintain the wide open spaces. In the mid-1950s, they devoted 150 acres of the northern part of the ranch as an equestrian center and called it Paradise Park.

McCormick Ranch has no shortage of amenities. Residents living in the area have access to a retail shops, two championship 18-hole golf courses, more than 25 miles of paths for biking and hiking, as well as parks, tennis course and seven man-made lakes for all kinds of outdoor recreation.

Golf is a major attraction in this neighborhood because it is so close to Scottsdale's pristine and expansive courses. Public and private greens are scattered across the area – which is heaven for golf lovers!

Students in McCormick Ranch can attend one of  two elementary schools. Two middle schools and two high schools are also located in the neighborhood.

Bars and pubs are located along Route 101 and off East Via De Ventura road for hungry residents. Sandwich eateries and ethnic options like Thai and French cuisine, as well as sushi are also nearby.

Sun City Anthem is a community on the north edge of Phoenix. Interstate 17 is the major roadway in the area, which bisects the neighborhood and connects commuters to the city center. Residents of Sun City Anthem are only 30 minutes from downtown Phoenix.

Del Webb developed Sun City Anthem as a community for families at the base of Daisy Mountain and Gavilan Peak. Roughly 36 percent of the community is preserved as open space, including 291 acres of open hillside. Daisy Mountain offers locals plenty of space to engage in photography, bird watching, bicycling, hiking, horseback riding and other recreational activities. Sun City Anthem has been described as one of the best places to raise a family by "Parenting" magazine, and one of the best family-friendly neighborhoods in the Phoenix area by "Phoenix Magazine."

The neighborhood boasts several elementary schools, including Anthem Elementary School and Canyon Creek Elementary School. The nearest colleges and universities are Glendale Community College, Paradise Valley Community College and Arizona State University's West campus.

Sun City Anthem has an active social community. Residents participate in annual events like Anthem Days, which is a free event featuring a business expo, live music, food vendors and activities for children. Autumnfest is another celebration held in the fall featuring a pumpkin patch, craft vendors, carnival rides and live music. In the spring, Sun City Anthem enjoys Music in May, when the Anthem Community Park Amphitheater features a variety of musical shows.

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