I LOVE my irrigated horse property Gilbert, AZ. When I moved to Arizona, I didn’t know you could have big trees and grass. I had a vision of Arizona like the Sahara Desert. Miles and miles of pure, white, virgin sand with an occasional cactus. The last thing in my mind was the idea of big ash trees or elm trees and acres and acres of grass. Until I learned about Gilbert.
The Secret Native Arizonans Know
My husband, Paul, apparently knew this well kept secret long before I did. He grew up in Arizona and all of a sudden the history of irrigation starts to roll out of his mouth.
“What? You mean you knew we could have grass and big trees?” I incredulously asked the first time this came up.
“Of course. I grew up in Phoenix. We had irrigation in Phoenix through SRP.” He said.
“And you ever thought to tell me this?” I asked.
“You never asked.” He answered.
And so it is. Married since 1989 and we still don’t know each other completely.
The Top Five Reasons I love my Irrigated Horse Property Gilbert
Of course this was several years ago. We have lived on our Gilbert horse property since 2004. I want to tell you why I love my irrigated horse property Gilbert.
#1 – Irrigated Horse Property Gilbert – It’s cool.
This could have multiple meaning for some of you. What I am getting at is it is just cool. Our house is cool. It has large ash and elm trees and even a couple of pines. We also have fruit trees that bring in a bounty each harvest. For me it is simply cool to look out and see giant oranges and grapefruit hanging on the tree waiting for me to come and pluck them off and put them on my table.
#2 – Irrigated Horse Property Gilbert – It could be cool-er.
This might be a big dramatic for me. People say it is cooler. I suppose there could be something to it being that the trees provide much more shade on our home. When it is 115 degrees out, cooler is a relative term.
#3 – Irrigated Horse Property Gilbert – The birds.
I love the birds. I sit in the hot tub and listen to the birds sing. In the evenings we have owls and you can hear the hoot of them in the trees. I have birdfeeders and in Arizona there are even wild parrots that fly around and show up. I love the roadrunner families that hang by out home. We have a couple of them who show up in our courtyard to drink from the fountain.
#4 – Irrigated Horse Property Gilbert – Pasture.
Saving money on horse feed is a beautiful thing. A pasture gives a horse freedom to range and not be locked up in a stall. The risk of sand colic in horses is great and I would not want to have horses in other parts of Arizona. A nice green pasture is a wonderful thing for horses, they love it and so do I.
#5 – Irrigated Horse Property Gilbert – The Neighborhood.
When I drive home after work each day, I enjoy looking at the neighborhood. Everything is so green and beautiful. Most of my neighbors have flowering plants and grazing animals and I simply love the life I live in Gilbert, Arizona.
Areas in Phoenix that are not irrigated
In the Phoenix area, there are specific areas who provide flood irrigation and some areas, such as Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Apache Junction do not have an irrigation. Call us for more information and we can help you find the irrigated property you are looking for in the Valley!
Michelle Shelton is an Associate Broker with eXp Realty. She is the Treasurer of the Arizona Regional MLS and serves on the Board of Directors with Arizona Association of REALTORS® as well as Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS®. Michelle is also on the Rules Committee at ARMLS and serves on various task forces for ARMLS. She is also Chair of the Audit Committee. Michelle is active in raising the bar in the real estate industry as a whole. She has a passion for people and the rights of homeowners. As a Public Speaker and Writer, she has written for various magazine and trade publications and speaks Nationwide regarding the loss of her son, grief and emotional health.
She is a Certified Negotiations Expert, has attended Accredited Buyer classes and is a real estate instructor with Internal Dynamics Real Estate School.
Michelle enjoys time with her husband and family, writing, gardening, reading and is a huge fan of personal growth.