Jennifer Schrantz

Do you love your neighborhood?

I ask for two reasons: 1. If you don’t love your neighborhood, we need to fix that! Contact me ASAP so we can start looking for a new home in a neighborhood that you will be proud to say you live in. 2. I love my neighborhood! I want to tell you why I love it and maybe you’ll be inspired to come take a look.

Gladden Farms, in Marana, is a charming, vibrant community that has over 1,000 homes and is still growing but feels small and close knit. Whether you are looking to find a home that can accommodate your growing family or you want to downsize and settle down into retirement, there is something for everyone. Building started in 2004/2005 and continues today. There are two home builders currently building in the neighborhood, Richmond American Homes and KB Home. You may not be aware that you can have a REALTOR represent you when purchasing a new home. So ask me to join you if you head out there!

What I love most is the sense of community. There are tons of events from the Fall Festival and Spring Fling to community yard sales and food truck round ups, there is always something going that gives you a chance to catch up with your neighbors. It’s also quiet and out of the hustle and bustle of the city. There are many parks in the neighborhood, plus Ora Mae Harn park is close by with baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, and a swimming pool.

Part of the Marana Unified School District, there are many schools not more than a few minutes away. Wondering about medical care? The Marana Health Center is less than five minutes away!

You’ll find a real working farm in Gladden Farms. The Marana Farm at Marana River Heritage Park is a community farm raising organic vegetables, fruit and eggs. Operated by the Community Food Bank, Gladden Farms residents can purchase healthy, locally-grown food every Tuesday at the Marana Farm Stand. How many communities can say that?!

Although it might seem like the community is out a ways, all by itself, it really is in the heart of Marana, just a few minutes from the Marana Municipal Complex. It’s a short 25 minute drive to downtown Tucson and about ten minutes to shopping.  To me, the distance is worth it to live in this great community and with the amount of buyers I see coming to the area, I know they see it too.

I plan on staying here for years to come, raising a family here and being a part of the community. I’m excited to see it grow because the plans look amazing and the future is bright!

Check out the Community Map: Gladden Farms Map

What do you love about your neighborhood? Leave me a comment and let me know!