Solera at Johnson Ranch San Tan Valley
31891 N Echo Canyon Rd – San Tan Valley, AZ 85143
Solera Johnson Ranch Overview
A series of small foothills separates Solera from the larger Johnson Ranch master planned community. The homesites at Solera line the foothills and the Johnson Ranch Golf Course. In fact, some of the homes at Solera back right up to the foothills, giving those few lucky homeowners a dramatic view of untouched desert right in their back yards.
While Solera looks and feels like a world apart, there are in fact conveniences close by, so it’s easy to get groceries, go to the pharmacy, etc.
Solera Johnson Ranch Amenities
Like all Del Webb communities, Solera at Johnson Ranch offers a nice 10,000 sq.ft. recreation center with lots of amenities and social activities. At Solera Johnson Ranch, you can enjoy:
- Sport Courts: Bocce Ball Court, Tennis Courts (available at Johnson Ranch)
- Pools: Lounge pool and spa.
- Fitness Center: Equipped with modern aerobics and strength training equipment
- Game & Recreation Rooms: Billiards Room, Card Room, Library
- Ballroom/auditorium: There are many community gatherings sponsored by the community.
- Dining: A small restaurant is located in the golf club and serves breakfast and lunch daily.
Check the HOA’s website for a full list of the clubs and activities. You’re sure to find something that attracts your interest.
Solera Johnson Ranch Estate
Only four floor plans were built at Solera Johnson Ranch. All homes are single-level 2BR, 2BA or better with a 2-car garage, and range from 1,400 – 1,900 sq. ft.
Del Webb offered better than average standard features, like staggered maple cabinets, corian countertops, roll-out shelves, gas stub to oven/range, etc., so every home is nicely outfitted, even if owners opted for the builder’s “standards”.
None of the homes were originally offered with fully fenced backyards, but the HOA allows block wall fencing for those who want it, provided the neighbors don’t object and you’re not blocking someone else’s views. If you have pets, or prefer more privacy, you might get lucky and find a house that already has a fully fenced yard.
Johnson Ranch Golf
The Johnson Ranch Golf Club is a par 72 regulation public course with daily green fees. They offer annual unlimited play passes and “punch card” multi-round passes available for both residents and the general public.
About the San Tan Valley Area
San Tan Valley is home to nearly 80,000 residents that appreciate the benefits of small town living. This area used to be called Queen Creek, but “Queen Creek” spanned two different counties, Pinal County and Maricopa County (where Phoenix is). The Pinal County side of Queen Creek was renamed San Tan Valley.
The Johnson Ranch area is somewhat remote and the nearest freeway is about 20 minutes away. It will take about 30-35 minutes from Mesa or Chandler, and up to 1 hour and 20 minutes to the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. For those people who can fly Allegiant Air in and out of Mesa-Gateway Airport, and/or who prefer the small town atmosphere, Solera is a great option because prices are a bit lower here than in the more “central” areas.