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Welcome to North 32nd St Renewed

Welcome to 32|Renewed! The pulse of North Phoenix’s 32nd Street Corridor.

Our neighborhood is experiencing a renewed cultural and economic expansion.  Municipal investments, business development, and passionate residents are growing our established community into a vibrant destination for entertainment, dining, shopping, and soaking in the beauty that North Phoenix has to offer.

I’m Louisa Ward, a Phoenix native.  I have lived in and loved this neighborhood for 27 years.  As a Realtor I sell homes across the valley, but I love calling our neighborhood home.  I am your local neighborhood specialist.  I specialize in Heritage Heights, Paradise Gardens, Sierra Bonita, and Mountain View Park subdivisions.  My daughters both went to Shea Middle School and Shadow Mountain High School.  I was an active participant in their schooling and was the team mom for their golf team.  When I’m not working or spending time with my family I can usually be found hiking Piestewa Peak or visiting our local Farmers Market at Roadrunner Park.  I love this area and know the many facets of this dynamic community.  I am excited to see the changes that take place over the next few years as the City of Phoenix helps revitalize the neighborhood.
Contact me at 480-346-5327, MyAzRealtyTeam@gmail, or my website MyAzRealtyTeam.com.

Louisa, Robyn & Monica - Agent with RE/MAX EXCALIBUR REALTY

Phoenix Student Creates Stunning Video

Recognize some of the landscape? It looks like a majority of it was shot from Piestewa Peak in the Phoenix 32nd St corridor.

Love the video? You might be surprised by who made it.  A local Phoenix high school student.  Brophy College Preparatory senior Michael Heiland captured this timelapse video called the “The Valley” to test out his timelapse skills.

“You’ll see a sunrise at about 4 in the morning from the top of Squaw Peak. You’ll see sunsets from Camelback and the other views downtown here. I went to about 30 locations,” the 17-year-old said.

“A lot of people think it was for fun, some people think that it was for a school project, but I just did it because I’m passionate about time-lapse photography and I wanted to make a video about Arizona because I hadn’t seen one before,” Heiland said.

The video has gone viral and has been viewed several thousands of times across the world.

Hieland took six months to complete the project.  He did some research and taught himself how to do time lapse photography.  He also did the legwork to get the fancy equipment and then hauled it up to Camelback Mountain and other places.

The finished product has been shared by Phoenix lovers and other alike.  Michael was able to capture the feeling of Phoenix as a thriving, busy city.

The beauty of the desert mixed with the vibrant city light sparkles throughout the video.  From the light rail, to the us airways center, Chase field, and downtown Michael’s video helps capture the essence of Phoenix.  A great city in the desert that we call home.

Michael graduated this May and is looking forward to film school at University of Arizona.  Maybe Michael will delight us once again with a timelapse of Tucson.  Only time will tell.

Tell us, what is your favorite part of the video?




New Phoenix Homes

Watt Communities of Arizona is building a new single family home development at 32nd street and Cactus in Phoenix called The Enclave.

EnclaveThe Enclave at 32nd St will be about 3.5 acres and situated on the southwestern corner of 32nd street and Cactus.  The move grows the company’s local presence and expands its product offerings to include single-family detached homes and urban townhomes in suburban neighborhoods.

Scheduled to break ground in late 2014 with models set to be completed by mid-2015,  The Enclave includes 31 two-story, single detached homes ranging from approximately 1700-200 square feet.  All homes will feature a welcoming front porch concept, creative side patios, builder installed front yards and common area landscaping, walkable interior courtyards, and private rear entry, two car garages.  The houses’ price range has yet to be determined.

“This development is based on a private drive design developed by our partners in California, and is a unique concept here in Arizona,” said Paul Timm, COO of Watt Communities of Arizona. “Having just one point of entry for the community adds a level of privacy and allows residents to own a small oasis within a bustling urban corridor. It is innovative housing in and active location, but also peaceful.”

The Enclave at 32nd street land acquisition closed escrow on May 13th for 1.275 million.

Steve Pritulsky, Watt Communities of Arizona president said that new homes in the area were few and far between since the downturn in the housing market.  Creating infill projects like these, he added, helped make the lots useable again.

“Typically, there’s a greater degree of profitability in the infill market,” Pritulsky said. “To some extent, they’re kind of insulated a great deal from direct competition.”

He said infill developments also directly help the community by using resources that already exist.

“So often you hear criticism that the development industry promotes sprawl and the outward march into the suburbs,” he said. “So I think one of the most basic things that it does for the community is that it leverages off of existing infrastructure, and it doesn’t create the need to basically expand the city. You’re filling in the gaps.”

This is exciting news for the community of 32nd st.  The vacant lot will finally have a purpose and is part of the 32 North revitalization plan.