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Old 06-19-2010, 12:44 PM
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I am trying to broaden my home search to areas outside of Green Galley. I still have not found anything I am truly excited about. How does Silverado Ranch compare? Schools, convenience, desirability of the area? Parks, jogging/biking?

thanks for your insight!
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Old 06-19-2010, 06:14 PM
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My opinion, for what it's worth, is that Silverado Ranch offers convenience to shopping, freeway access but not much beyond that.

Green Valley schools are tough to beat. GVHS has consistently made Newsweeks list of America's best high schools. GVHS is consistently good across the board from their band (played the presidential inaguration), has a stellar theatre program (Grammy winning school), ranked by Sports Illustrated for their athletics and their clubs are award winning as well. It's hard for many high schools to claim that level of consistency. Nate Mack elementary is stellar as is Estes McDoniel. While Silver Springs in Green Valley was built in the late 1980's, they still have some rather nice homes on large lots, but I'm sure many look dated by now. The master plan is excellent with lots of trails and parks and interesting topography.

Silverado Ranch isn't going to win any awards for most beautiful master plan. All the streets are laid out in a grid with not much in the way of architectural diversity. There are a couple of regional parks nearby and few bike/walking paths. There are no tree lined medians. Setbacks from the street seem narrow compared to most villages in Green Valley. Most homes are built by the same builder, so there is little variety among homes there. Many of the neighborhoods haven't aged well. You find that a lot when most of the homes all look white, peach, yellow or pink. When the paint is watered down at the ratio the builders do, it doesnt hold up well, but that is not a problem specific to Silverado Ranch.

That being said, its still an above average area. It's just not the best by design. It's a bit utilitarian, like a Volvo used to be. Boxy, but good.

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Old 06-24-2010, 09:38 PM
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Thanks for your opinion. I will be visiting the area soon. I am likely to prefer green valley from what you say. I am just not finding much I like about the houses available at the moment. I do hope I find something!
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