With so much going on everywhere, and so many changes, we thought it would be a great time to update everyone with what we have been working on at Dorn Homes. We’ve introduced new plans, started building in new community phases, closed out at other communities, and reimagined the home shopping experience!
Sit back and relax knowing Dorn Homes is continuing the construction of your new home.
During these times of physical distancing, our team is committed to being socially connected to you. Your dedicated team at Dorn Homes will keep you updated every week by phone, email, text, or video conference. Our goal is to safely keep you updated on the progress of your beautiful new home.
February is upon us, and that means spring is just around the corner and love is in the air. We’ve often written about Dorn Homes’ commitment to strengthening communities by building real relationships with our homebuyers, our employees, our trade partners, and the community around us. This year for Valentine’s Day we’d like to share some of the stories that inspire us to continue spreading that message of relationship building. So continue reading for a few anecdotes from employees about their favorite moments and why they love working at Dorn Homes, and some thoughtful comments from homebuyers that got butterflies when they saw their brand new homes.
Where does the time go? At Dorn Homes (just like everywhere else) we’re saying goodbye to 2019 and hello to a whole new decade. The new year is a time for planning ahead, making resolutions, and self-improvement. But it’s also a time for retrospection. A time to appreciate the year we’ve had and remember the moments that made it so special. With the holiday hustle and bustle behind us, we’d like to take a moment and look back at all the exciting changes we’ve experienced, the new communities we’ve built, friends we’ve made, and a few fun facts and figures that we hope will make you smile.
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.
The holiday season is typically lauded as an opportunity to celebrate friends and family and share a moment with the most important people in our lives. Thanksgiving, especially, is a time for communal celebration. Sometimes though, the hustle and bustle of life can interrupt that. Perhaps you’ve recently moved to a new community here in Prescott and those closest to you are also the furthest away. Or maybe you’d love to host a Thanksgiving dinner but don’t have the time or energy to entertain guests and spend hours in the kitchen basting turkey, mashing potatoes, and baking fresh pumpkin pies. Fortunately, if you’d like to enjoy classic holiday fare without the prep work or clean up, you have a number of options here in Prescott. Whether you’re looking for plated holiday dinners, a buffet with a twist on the classics, or a fully prepared Thanksgiving dinner to serve in your new kitchen, we can help you find it.
Whether you believe in haunted places and are looking for a ghostly encounter or you just enjoy the occasional scare, Prescott is a great place to embrace the spooky fall season. With the evenings getting brisk and the days still warm, Fall is the perfect time of year to explore the area. There are several locations in downtown Prescott that are home to the ghosts of jilted lovers, unlucky gamblers, and even a feline companion. If ghost hunting isn’t your thing, there are also a variety of Halloween-themed activities to celebrate the season.
If you’re considering building a brand new home in Wickenburg Ranch you’ve probably read about the wonderful amenities featured in the community in our previous post. From the Big Wick and Li’l Wick golf courses to the socializing and stargazing, we’ve shared a number of our favorite community amenities. What we haven’t done, however, is share everything you need to know about the town of Wickenburg itself. So if Wickenburg is on your list of living destinations, continue reading to learn more about this authentic taste of the Wild West.
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.
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.
When pressed for information about the rich history of Prescott, Arizona, most residents could probably tell you that the town served as the Capital of the Arizona Territory. They’d also tell you that Prescott hosts the World’s Oldest Rodeo, which has been an annual event every 4th of July weekend since 1888. What they may not know, however, is that the name “Prescott” wasn’t even one of the original proposals when naming the city. Let’s take a few minutes to explore some of the storied history of Prescott.
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.
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.
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.
As the largest homebuilder in Northern Arizona, the Dorn Homes family has spent time all over the state. Whether it’s exploring new communities to develop, meeting with homeowners or trade partners, or just another day in the office, any day is a good day for a lunch out on the town. With so many of our homeowners coming from out of town or even out of state we decided to ask some of our employees to share their favorite places to eat.
Welcome to The Vistas, Dorn Homes’ newest community in Prescott, Arizona. Part of The Dells master-planned community, The Vistas is an upscale neighborhood that features spacious lots, elegantly designed homes, and exceptional amenities. Nestled among Prescott’s famed Granite Dells, living at The Vistas offers some of the finest panoramic views that northern Arizona has to offer. Residents of The Vistas will find a lifestyle immersed in the natural wonder of the area and features to benefit the mind, body, and spirit. As you continue reading, take a moment and imagine what your life would look like in The Vistas.
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.
About an hour northwest of Phoenix you’ll find a desert oasis that fulfills the promises of luxury living in the Modern West. This secluded community offers high-end homes with only the finest resort-style amenities. At Wickenburg Ranch, you’ll find a community designed with your lifestyle in mind. From championship golf and fine dining to hiking, spa treatments, and stargazing, you’ll find everything you need to live life to the fullest at the Wickenburg Ranch Golf and Social Club. Wickenburg Ranch is a Trilogy Resort Community designed for luxurious living and endless adventure.
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.
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.