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Arizona’s Christmas City

Posted by Dornhomes on Dec 5, 2019 2:44:14 PM

It’s that time of year again. As fall gives way to winter, most of Arizona embraces the cooler temperatures and respite from our sweltering summers. In Prescott though, where summers are more temperate, winter brings more than just relief. Here winter brings hopes for snow and snow days, and, more importantly, anticipation for the holiday season. For anyone with plans of traveling to experience winter at its finest, there's no better place to celebrate Christmas than Prescott, Arizona's Christmas City.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Community, Wickenburg

Healthy Food for a Healthy Home

Posted by Dornhomes on Dec 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

With the end of the year rapidly approaching many of us will be entertaining friends and family around the holidays. Traditionally, that means large elaborate meals, days spent in the kitchen making cookies and baked goods, and sharing our favorite foods with our favorite people. Dorn Homes’ Organic HomeTM Plus is a commitment to build a healthy home with materials that help ensure our homeowners aren’t exposed to dangerous chemicals or volatile organic compounds and our Building Science helps reduce your carbon footprint while we do it. You’ve already gone organic with your home, perhaps it’s time to do the same thing with your food. Eating locally-sourced, organic foods is rapidly gaining popularity amongst innovative high-end restaurants, but you can achieve the same results in your own kitchen if you know where to shop.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Healthy Homes, Tips & Tricks

Fall Festivities in Arizona

Posted by Dornhomes on Oct 2, 2019 9:51:09 AM

No matter where you are in Arizona, the arrival of fall brings something to celebrate. If you’re in the southern or central part of the state, it brings relief from the summer heat. Further north, you’ll experience cool evenings and breathtaking fall foliage. Wherever you are, fall is a great opportunity to enjoy the community around you, whether you’re looking for special events or just an opportunity to get out and about, there’s no better time of year. As part of our ongoing efforts to share some of our favorite activities with community members, new and old alike, here are 6 fun ways to celebrate fall here in Arizona.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Wickenburg

Dorn’s End of Summer Neighborhood Update

Posted by Dornhomes on Sep 24, 2019 7:43:14 AM

Arizona has long been known as a popular destination for homeowners further north to build homes to spend the winters in. Instead of worrying about sub-zero temperatures and getting snowed in, they head south to enjoy mild winters and the occasional white Christmas. Sometimes referred to as “snowbirds,” these visitors help boost the state’s economy and sometimes become permanent or semi-permanent residents. With summer coming to a close, it’s time to welcome back those friends and neighbors that spend summers elsewhere. For readers that may be considering buying or building a winter home, read on to learn a little more about some of the recent changes to Dorn Homes’ communities that could help you make that decision.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, New Homes, Neighborhoods, New Home Design, Community

Prescott Events to Send Summer out with a Bang

Posted by Dornhomes on Aug 13, 2019 7:54:22 AM

With the end of summer rapidly approaching it’s important to take advantage of the bright sunshine and warm summer evenings while they’re still here. Some classic activities never go out of style, like picnicking in area parks, fishing the local lakes, or just taking the dog for a walk on the miles of hiking trails that Prescott offers. If you prefer to stay in the shade, it’s tough to beat an evening spent on the Historic Courthouse Square, exploring shops, and enjoying the unbeatable local restaurants. These are tried and true favorites of many Prescott residents and are likely something you’ve enjoyed before. So as part of our ongoing efforts to share other community favorites with our homeowners, we’d like to offer some summer events that will help you end the season in a new and unique way.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Community

Celebrating America’s Independence with the World’s Oldest Rodeo

Posted by Dornhomes on Jun 27, 2019 10:17:30 AM

Independence Day, and the weekend that follows it, is a great time to celebrate the arrival of summer in Northern Arizona. The cooler weather typically brings visitors from all over the state, especially from our sweltering neighbors down south. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with friends and family with a cold drink and an afternoon grilling burgers and dogs (or firing up the smoker for ribs and chicken if you’re so inclined). But the celebration doesn’t have to end in your own backyard; Northern Arizona offers a bevy of activities to enjoy and entertainment options for visitors. So whether you’re a long-time resident looking for something new, or are hoping to find a way to entertain out-of-towners, join us in exploring some of the great events happening up north.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Community

Prescott Does Mother’s Day

Posted by Dornhomes on May 6, 2019 11:26:25 AM

At Dorn Homes we like to think of ourselves as a family, a big and growing family, but family nonetheless. Families support one another, trust one another, and are there in times of need. That’s something to be celebrated. And what better way to celebrate family than by spending time with the people we love doing the things we love? So we’ve put together an itinerary of things to do on this upcoming Mother’s Day to show the moms out there just how much you care.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Community

Dorn Homes’ Neighborhood Update

Posted by Dornhomes on May 1, 2019 7:41:32 AM

As Dorn Homes’ communities in Northern Arizona continue to grow, we regularly open new lots or complete construction on planned amenities. This presents a great opportunity for homebuyers to become part of a community they were worried they missed and to see communities they’re interested in take shape. To make sure that interested homebuyers hear about the new openings in their favorite communities, we’ll be posting periodically in a new recurring article, Neighborhood Update. Unlike many of our articles that discuss design, entertainment, and lifestyle, this will be a place for us to share news about community improvements and to celebrate community milestones.

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Topics: Prescott, Prescott Valley, Neighborhoods, Community

Pickelball, Dog Parks, Community Gardens, and More!

Posted by Dornhomes on Mar 20, 2019 9:52:41 AM

One of the most important parts of finding a new community is making sure it matches your lifestyle. That means a neighborhood full of things you enjoy and friends and neighbors that share those interests. What better way to meet your new neighbors than by doing something you love together? With that in mind we’ve reached out to members of the Dorn Homes family in each community to find out which amenities are most popular with our homeowners.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Healthy Homes, New Homes, Neighborhoods, New Home Design, Community, Tips & Tricks, Cottonwood, Verde Valley, Sedona, Wickenburg

Make this Valentine’s Day Memorable in Northern Arizona

Posted by Dornhomes on Feb 5, 2019 7:55:21 AM

Whether this Valentine’s Day is your first with a new special someone or your 50th with your spouse or partner, there’s no shortage of fun experiences and delectable restaurants to explore together. With restaurant specials and special events across Northern Arizona you have practically endless options to enjoy. To help the couples in our communities plan their perfect Valentine’s Day, we’ve decided to highlight some of our favorites here.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Community, Tips & Tricks, Cottonwood, Verde Valley, Sedona

Looking Back at 2018 with Dorn Homes

Posted by Dornhomes on Jan 3, 2019 12:39:21 PM

As we begin 2019 it’s important to take a moment to look back and reflect on 2018. Whether it’s seeking ways to better serve others or better take care of one another, or it’s looking back in gratitude for the wonderful friends and family in our lives, what we see in 2018 can be a source of inspiration for 2019. Here at Dorn Homes our retrospective is a little of both: gratitude for members of the Dorn Family and the people that choose us to build their dream homes and aspirations for the years to come.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Healthy Homes, New Homes, Neighborhoods, New Home Design, Community, Cottonwood, Verde Valley, Sedona

Ring in the New Year in Northern Arizona

Posted by Dornhomes on Dec 20, 2018 8:10:54 AM

Northern Arizona is the destination of choice for Arizona’s visitors and residents alike when winter arrives. Those living further south and dreaming of a white Christmas flock to Flagstaff, Sedona, and Prescott. Prescott is known as “Arizona’s Christmas City,” after all. Just because Northern Arizona is a great place to be for Christmas doesn’t mean that the holiday celebrations stop there. Across Arizona you’ll find a wide array of events to start the New Year off                                                                    with fun and festivities.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Community, Tips & Tricks, Verde Valley, Sedona

Arizona’s Christmas City

Posted by Dornhomes on Nov 20, 2018 11:26:06 AM

It’s that time of year again. As fall gives way to winter, most of Arizona embraces the cooler temperatures and respite from our sweltering summers. In Prescott though, where summers are more temperate, winter brings more than just relief. Here winter brings hopes for snow and snow days, and, more importantly, anticipation for the holiday season. For anyone with plans of traveling to experience winter at its finest, there's no better place to celebrate Christmas than Prescott, Arizona's Christmas City.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Neighborhoods, Community, Tips & Tricks

The 5 Best Fall Adventures in Northern Arizona

Posted by Dornhomes on Oct 5, 2018 10:31:42 AM

Northern Arizona is a wonderful place to spend time year-round, but there’s really no better time to experience it than fall. Fall brings cooler temperatures and vibrant colors that you simply can’t enjoy further south. Fall also presents the perfect opportunity to experience everything Northern Arizona has to offer, from sightseeing hikes to art festivals and train rides. Whether you’re already a resident or just a visitor, here are five ways to enjoy fall in Northern Arizona.

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Topics: Insider, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Neighborhoods, Community, Cottonwood

Introducing Shadow Ridge at Pronghorn Ranch

Posted by Dornhomes on Sep 13, 2018 10:02:24 AM

As part of Dorn Homes’ continuing efforts to offer affordable housing with luxury amenities, we’re proud to announce the opening of Shadow Ridge at Pronghorn Ranch, one of the newest and fastest growing communities. At Shadow Ridge homebuyers will have their choice of a selection of some of Dorn Home’s most popular models. Featuring a wide range of two, three, or four-bedroom homes starting in the upper $200s and affording you access to all the of the community’s generous amenities.

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Topics: Prescott Valley, Healthy Homes, New Homes, Neighborhoods, New Home Design, Community

Pronghorn Ranch Community

Posted by Dornhomes on Mar 22, 2018 12:53:42 PM

When you think about living in Prescott you probably imagine homes nestled in the Granite Dells, perched on a hillside, or built on postage stamp lots downtown by Courthouse Square. What you may not imagine is community pools, parks, or homes built on large lots with ample room for outdoor living. Well, that’s exactly what you’ll find in Pronghorn Ranch in the wide-open spaces of nearby Prescott Valley. You can enjoy all the benefits of living in northern Arizona, like the weather, the small town feel, and the beautiful views, with larger and more affordable homes and lots.ponderosa-kitchen-great-dining copy-cropped.jpegPronghorn Ranch is located near Highway 89A and offers easy access to both Prescott and Prescott Valley’s Entertainment District where you’ll find shopping, dining, and entertainment. Take in a show at the Theatre on the Green or attend one of the many classes offered daily in the Prescott Valley Public Library, which shares facilities with the Northern Arizona University Yavapai Campus. Prescott Valley is also home to the state-of-the-art Yavapai Regional Medical Center, which you can learn more about here. 
west-campus-main-entrance-in-the-morning.jpgFrom its conception, Pronghorn Ranch has been designed with open space in mind. This 640-acre master planned community features a multitude of hiking and biking trails that wind through and around the community’s many parks. Pronghorn Ranch also hosts a variety of community social events at the Clubhouse, the signature feature of the neighborhood. With events like an annual car show, Christmas craft fair, and even live music and community speakers, there’s fun to be had year-round. If you’re looking for entertainment options close to home, you’re in luck because Pronghorn Ranch features a suite of amenities carefully selected to both entertain and foster community living.Swimming pools.jpgThe Clubhouse boasts a 24-hour fitness center that’s accessible to community members and their guests around the clock. If you feel like spending a day relaxing, find a book at the Clubhouse library and put your feet up in the lounge, or spend some time in the game room playing pool, board games, or just enjoying a cup of coffee from the coffee station. The Clubhouse is also an ideal location to entertain visitors from out of town. You can luxuriate in one of the pools or spas and then spend a sunny summer day enjoying a BBQ on the Clubhouse patio.Club House exterior_2.jpgIf you’re a golfer looking to practice your short game, grab your putter and head over to the community putting green. You’ll find it near the pickleball courts, where you’ll frequently see neighbors enjoying a game of one of the fastest growing and most popular new sports around. For residents that are looking for friendly competition but don’t know the difference between a dink and a half-volley, Pronghorn Ranch also features Tennis and Basketball courts to entertain residents and visitors alike.To schedule a tour of Dorn Homes’ models, speak to an Online Home Advisor today. While you’re there, be sure to tour the Clubhouse amenities and take some time to experience Pronghorn Ranch for yourself.models-ext-wide-angle.jpg

 

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Topics: Prescott Valley, Neighborhoods

Community Perks in Quailwood

Posted by Dornhomes on Mar 1, 2018 7:48:11 AM

Location, location, location. It’s the oldest adage in real estate and it’s as true today as it ever was. When you’re building your dream home, where you choose to build is almost as important as the home itself. Are you looking to build a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city center? Are you hoping to find an inviting neighborhood with an active community full of new friends you just haven’t met yet? When Dorn Homes chooses where to build, it’s not just a matter of finding somewhere to put up a house. It’s about actually building a community that our homeowners will love full of amenities that will enrich their lives.

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Topics: Prescott Valley, Neighborhoods, Community

Planning Retirement: Saving with a Destination in Mind

Posted by Dornhomes on Aug 14, 2017 11:00:00 PM

Individuals planning their retirement often make the mistake of focusing on only two points on their journeys. The first is the starting point: today. Do I have enough money to retire? How much longer do I need to keep working?

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Topics: Prescott, Prescott Valley

Small Town, Big Tastes: Microbreweries

Posted by Dornhomes on May 8, 2017 11:00:00 PM

You may recall our recent post from March titled Small Town, Big Tastes: Downtown. Well, as part of our ongoing efforts to enlighten potential homebuyers about everything Prescott has to offer, we’d like to offer the latest installment in Small Town, Big Tastes: Microbreweries.

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Topics: Prescott, Prescott Valley, Neighborhoods, Community

Our Water, Our Future: Arizona’s Water Plan

Posted by Dornhomes on Apr 23, 2017 11:00:00 PM

One of the most common concerns expressed by homebuyers that are interested in moving to Arizona from out of state is the availability of water. For some homebuyers, like those moving from California, the concerns are frequently grounded in their experiences with water usage restrictions due to the recent drought.

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Topics: Prescott, Prescott Valley, Healthy Homes, Neighborhoods, Community