Vistancia Named Among the 10 Top-Selling Master Planned Communities in the Nation

Vistancia, an award-winning, multi-generational community in Peoria has been ranked among the 10 top-selling master plans in the nation in 2008 according to a survey by RCLCO, a national independent real estate advisory firm.

The 7,100-acre community is ranked seventh with a total of 399 sales reported for last year. This also makes it the top-selling master plan in metro Phoenix. Vistancia has been recognized consecutively in the survey since sales began in 2004.

“While the housing market slowed significantly last year, Vistancia experienced consistent traffic and committed buyers,” said Curt Smith, chief operating officer with Sunbelt Holdings, the Scottsdale-based developer of Vistancia in a partnership with Shea Homes. “The diverse lifestyle villages here offer a greater selection of homes and neighborhoods to accommodate families, individuals, golfers and empty-nesters.”

Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, Vistancia’s three lifestyle villages are:

–The family-friendly Vistancia Village with homes by seven builders, an on-site lifestyle director and amenities highlighted by The Discovery Trail, a linear park connecting neighborhoods to the elementary school, the pools, gymnasium and event lawns at the Mountain Vista Club, and the new Foothills Center.

–Trilogy at Vistancia, a 1,000-acre, age-restricted resort-style community by Shea Homes, featuring a fully-equipped fitness center; the Alvea Spa, a full-service day spa with massage and a full menu of treatments; swimming pools; Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia and the Verde Grill restaurant.

–Blackstone at Vistancia, a 590-acre private, gated country club offering custom home sites and luxury homes by three respected builders, the 30,000-square-foot Hacienda clubhouse and the award-winning Jim Engh-designed Blackstone golf course.

With more than 3,400 homes and home sites sold since opening, Vistancia currently has a population of more than 6,000 residents and its own retail center, Vistancia Marketplace, anchored by a large grocery chain store with a variety of serviceoriented businesses. At build out, Vistancia will have eight separate villages, each with its own amenities.

Washington, D.C.-based RCLCO has released the top-selling master planned communities rankings since 1994.