Neighborhood Spotlight: Moon Valley – Phoenix, AZ
The vibrant community of Moon Valley is a living example of resort living at its finest! It offers elegant homes, a golf and country club, restaurants, award-winning schools, convenient shopping, and much more. Because of its central location, Moon Valley puts residents within a convenient 20-minute drive of downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and Peoria.
Two miles to the west lies I-17, also known as the Black Canyon Freeway, with access to Prescott, Sedona, and Flagstaff to the north, and downtown Phoenix to the south. Downtown Phoenix is easiest reached by a short drive south on 7th Street.
Here’s a contextual overview of Moon Valley in relation to the Greater Phoenix metroplex:
Moon Valley has A-Rated Schools
Moon Valley is home to several schools that offer high quality education opportunities from preschool through high school. Moon Valley Lookout Mountain Elementary School consistently rates above statewide standardized test score averages and is one of the few public schools in the state to receive a distinguished Great School rating of 8 out 10. Many high school age students matriculate to Thunderbird High School, part of the A-rated Glendale Union High School District.
Moon Valley Country Club and Golf Course
A private golf club with long tradition and rich history, the Moon Valley Country Club has been home to many championship tournaments, notably the Standard Register Ping Tournament, and is where Annika Sorenstam carded the one-and-only 59 in women’s golf. Regardless of their skill level, golfing enthusiasts find the design of the par 72, 18-hole Moon Valley Championship Course beautiful, yet challenging. The country club offers practice facilities and a golf shop. There are also clinics/lessons for juniors and ladies.
Beyond golf, one can also enjoy here games of tennis, racquetball, basketball, volleyball, and swimming. The Fitness Center has everything you need to stay in tiptop shape. In addition to exercise equipment, the Center also offers fitness classes for men and women.
Moon Valley Location and Views!
Moon Valley is the ideal location for people who like to feel free from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet still have quick access to conveniences of modern living. It’s also the perfect location for those who enjoy the peaceful Sonoran desert setting. Surrounded by three mountain preserves – Lookout, Moon, and North mountains – Moon Valley offers homeowners stunning views of soaring mountains. Hiking, mountain biking, and horseback trail riding opportunities abound. The Moon Valley Country Club with its perfectly manicured lawn and excellent landscaping is also a sight to behold.
Moon Valley Shopping and Dining
Consistent with it’s “bedroom community” appeal, Moon Valley offers limited, but high quality, retail and dining options, including banks, grocery stores, dry cleaners, medical and dental providers, and boutiques of various types. Local favorite restaurants include Salute Ristaurante Italiano, Bamboo House Chinese restaurant, and a recent addition to the neighborhood, a trio of restaurants (Aiello’s Salumeria, Isa’s Pizza, and Charr an American Burger Bar) owned by famous couple-chefs Joseph and Myrah Aiello.
Classic Homes, Modern Amenities
Moon Valley home designs range from 1950s architectural style to modern architectural gems. Most of the properties are single family homes, but there are a few condominiums that are perfect for snowbirds. With homes on the Valley floor, as well as the many hillsides, there are options available to suit any prospective Moon Valley home buyer.
Moon Valley Area Homes for Sale
Here’s a map of real time search results pulled directly from the same MLS that I use as a Realtor. It shows all Moon Valley area listings currently for sale. Feel free to modify the search criteria and explore on your own, or call or write me for assistance if you’re in the market for a new Moon Valley home.
I’ve lived in the Moon Valley area since 1995. As a resident expert, I’m happy to answer any questions or comments that you might have about any Moon Valley issues, whether related to real estate or not. Just give me a call at 602-509-7809!