New Town Homes Offer High-End, Custom Living Near Gcc



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The first phase of town homes at Rim Ridge Estates, located across from Gila Community College, are scheduled to be completed later this month. The single family homes offer custom amenities including oak cabinets, two-car garages and electric fireplaces.

For Cheryl Schlotman, the completion of phase one at Rim Ridge Estates, 201 N. Durango Court, has been a long time coming.

“I had a dream 10 years ago of building this community,” she said.

And now that the first units are nearly finished, she can’t stop gushing about the quality and design of each.

“There are a lot of choices in Payson, but I think when people see these, they will see a difference,” she said.

So far, three town homes varying in size from 1,800 square feet to 2,000 square feet, have been built across from Gila Community College. She plans to build 14 homes total on the five-acre property.

Each three bedroom, two bathroom unit comes complete with finishing touches that truly make them unique, said construction administrator for the project Alison Gregory.

These include cedar siding, Owens Corning cultured stone, electric fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, custom oak cabinets, granite countertops and finished two-car garages.

Schlotman said it was imperative to her that they use high-end products, because after all, she has to live next to it.

Schlotman and her husband Mike have owned the Payson Campground and RV Resort near Rim Ridge Estates for the nearly 10 years.

Before owning their own resort, the couple built custom, high-end homes in the Cave Creek and Carefree areas.

When they had the opportunity to build and own their own town home community, they jumped at the chance.

The town homes in Rim Ridge Estates are offered in two layouts, with the only difference being a second story. The one story homes start at $379,000 and the two story at $389,000.

Each home sits on its own lot, meaning the homeowner also owns the property, and homeowners share minimal exterior maintenance.

Gregory said they plan to install low-maintenance landscaping.

If homeowners are looking for more of a lush landscape it is only a stroll to the nearby Forest Service property which runs along the north side. Gregory said she has even seen elk walk through the property in the early morning.

“This is a great place to downsize to, especially for older people who want less maintenance,” Schlotman said. “This could be a great retirement community.”

For more information, stop by the site across from the college or call Schlotman at Realty Executives, (888) 872-9766.


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