For Arizona residents looking to escape the heat of the summer months here in Scottsdale, owning a second home is the go-to option for many. While there are locales across the state that offer cooler temps, including Flagstaff, Heber-Overgaard, Sedona and many more, the newest destination for homeowners in the market for their second home is Prescott, which now boasts the newest gated development of custom homes, Stringfield at Granite Mountain.
Formerly the Stringfield family’s 700-acre historic family ranch, long-time real estate developers (and friends of the Stringfields) Jeff Davis and Jeff Raymond, have begun the first of five phases in creating this custom master plan community featuring large lots and sweeping views of the Prescott National Forest.
“As a Prescott resident myself, I’ve known the Stringfield family – who have been ranching in this area of Yavapai County since the 1870’s – for quite some time,” said Managing Partner Jeff Davis, of Stringfield Development Company. “After going over our ideas with Irene [Stringfield], we knew we could create something really special that would leave a lasting legacy for their family.”
Five years in the making, after securing city water and three miles of sewer to the site, Stringfield at Granite Mountain has now broken ground on its first phase of construction that will include 65 lots, ranging from 1-3 acres in size each, with prices starting from $250,000. A quick hour-and-a-half drive from metropolitan Phoenix, the gated community, which sits at 5,400 feet above sea level, boasts open spaces, fenced lots, hiking and biking trails, endless views of the neighboring mountain scapes and connections to the City of Prescott’s 56-mile “Circle Trail” (the last mile of which is located in the Stringfield development).
“This community is going to be ideal for not only current residents of northern Arizona who may want to relocate to Prescott, but also for families looking for a second home with cooler temperatures, snow days and green pastures as opposed to desert terrain,” said Jeff Raymond, Partner at Stringfield at Granite Mountain. “The larger lot sizes also offer enough space for highly customizable compounds, which could include envelopes for toy shop garages and other unique features.”
Located just 10 minutes from downtown Prescott, with golf and equestrian facilities nearby, Stringfield at Granite Mountain provides the expansiveness of the open range that drew the Stringfield family to the area initially, while also being close enough to local shops, restaurants and entertainment.
“It took me a long time to get used to the idea of the property growing houses instead of cows, but life has a way of changing things,” said Irene Stringfield. “I have confidence in Jeff Davis and his team to develop something that reflects the hard work, sweat and tears that my family put into this area; to create a community of custom homes that reflect the pioneering minds that settled the area in the 1800’s, before there were rules and regulations that restricted ideas and planning.”
A limited amount of lots are currently available for purchase. Davis expects to sell out of this phase by year’s end.