Vistancia Completes Discovery Trail Linking Community to Schools, Recreational and Retail

PEORIA, Ariz. (November 19, 2013)- Vistancia is celebrating the completion of the Discovery Trail, an imaginative 3.5-mile educational trail located in the natural Sonoran desert beauty of the northwest valley, linking the master plan to the community’s schools, recreational and retail amenities.

The final three-quarter mile segment of the trail has been completed at the north end of Vistancia Boulevard with the addition of a decorative steel medallion to mark the entrance to the trail’s Desert Garden. Also, the distinctive 10-foot integral color concrete path was continued, featuring lighted bollards just north of Vistancia’s Riverwalk Park which offers a myriad of recreational opportunities for residents. Additional access points to the Discovery Trail now includes the Ironwood Ridge neighborhood, Westland Park near the Lake Pleasant Elementary School and the six-acre recreational facility, Foothills Center offering residents easy access to the trail system.

Additional features along the final segment of the Discovery Trail include four benches and a bicycle rack. Residents will be able to take a hike along the new trail section to the top of the Vista View, just northwest of the Foothills Center. There, hikers can discover an interactive sundial that uses human shadows to tell the time of day.

Characterized by lush Saguaros, native arroyos, heavily vegetated washes, burrowing jackrabbits, and captivating desert vistas around every bend, the Discovery Trail integrates seamlessly into the community, offering a collection of one-of-a-kind discoveries and outdoor fitness experiences.

Serving as the heart of Vistancia, the Discovery Trail is a vital amenity createdfor residents and their enjoyment of the spectacular outdoor sanctuary located within the walkable, vibrant community.

“Home to a collection of distinctive national and regional builders offering varied designs in three unique lifestyle communities, Vistancia’s Discovery Trail is a vital amenity created for residents and their families to enjoy the spectacular outdoors just steps from the front door of their home,” said Mark Hammons, vice president/general manager of Vistancia.

Vistancia is located in Peoria set amongst a stunning backdrop of mountain ranges featuring dramatic views of White Peak, Twin Buttes and the Bradshaw Mountains in pristine desert surroundings.

A second community entrance and exit is available at Vistancia, providing both north and south access. Take Loop 303 to the Lone Mountain Parkway (exit 127). The Vistancia Information Center is located at the guard-gated entrance of Blackstone at Vistancia. Vistancia was recently ranked No. 4 “Best Master Planned Community Arizona” and Blackstone Country Club ranked No. 3 “Best Private Golf Course” by Ranking Arizona. For more information about Vistancia visit or call 623-933-6233.