Spyglass Estates is an upscale neighborhood located directly adjacent north of the larger community of The Groves in East Mesa. Roughly a one-kilometer stretch of the Roosevelt Water Conservation District’s canal system defines Spyglass Estates eastern boundary. Val Vista Drive and McDowell Road, as this map also shows, respectively define this neighborhood’s western and northern edges.
The development of Spyglass luxury homes, initiated by Antigua Construction, began in 1985. This subdivision was platted with expansive lots, allocated at a minimum of 35,000 square feet per home site. Spyglass Estates, now completely built out, was developed with just 66 homes. It was carved from a former orange grove, one of Mesa’s citrus orchards whose history dates back to the late 1800s. To preserve this heritage, the yards of all home sites in this neighborhood must retain at least one row of citrus trees. Approval from the homeowners’ association has to be secured before any citrus is removed from the yards.
The premier choices in this neighborhood is located at its gated enclave of Villa Tuscano. Available single family homes for sale at Spyglass Estates would typically have five or six bedrooms within floor areas of between 6,900 and 14,220 square feet.
The Hermosa Vista Flood neighborhood in the north side of Spyglass offers spacious choices as well, ranging from 3,700 to 9,400 square feet designed with four up to seven bedrooms.
Amenities: There are many points of interest in the immediate vicinity. The public Longbow Golf Club and the Quail Run Sports Complex, a multi-sports facility, are both located a short distance north of Spyglass Estates. The canal system southeast of the neighborhood near McKellips Road is part of an 18-mile bike loop extending southward to Gilbert. More choices on recreational activities can likewise be conveniently accessed at the Hermosa Vista Park, Red Mountain District Park and the Spook Hill District Park.
Falcon Field Airport and the facilities of Boeing are also east of this subdivision but buffered by some of the last remaining citrus groves in Mesa. For shopping and dining, the nearby choices include Greenfield & Main Shopping Center, Sun Valley Plaza and Superstition Springs Center
Schools: The Mesa Unified District for elementary and high school cover Spyglass Estates. Ishikawa Elementary, Stapley Junior High and Mountain View High School are convenient choices for schooling kids in this neighborhood.
Other nearby private schools include Self Development Academy, Montessori International, and Bush Elementary.