I moved to Arizona in May of 1992. We have lived in Avondale, Goodyear, and Litchfield Park. Litchfield Park is where we currently live, and I consider it my hometown. Litchfield Park is a unique community. The community is older, with the Wigwam Resort right in the middle. There are several nice parks, a recreation center, a library and a small downtown area. When one drives into Litchfield Park, one has the feeling of stepping back into a less hectic, simpler time. The homes are predominately one-story homes, with mature landscaping, and all of the homes do not look exactly the same. There may be similar models, but each home is unique in appearance. In a cookie-cutter world of housing developments, this is a nice change.
We tried many times to purchase a home in Litchfield Park, and were unsuccessful. The resale value is amazing, and homes just don’t stay on the market long enough for most owners to be willing to accept a contingency. It is a very desirable location, which speaks volumes considering the area is surrounded by newer home developments. We were fortunate enough to find a home whose owner had not yet actually listed, was waiting for a retirement home to be built and allowed us to purchase this home. We have done extensive remodeling, and just love the house and the neighborhood. The homes have continued to hold fair market value, in spite of people fearing that the newer homes would make this a less desirable area, the opposite has held true and Litchfield Park continues to be a sought after community.
One of the things I love best about Litchfield Park is that it is a quiet, family oriented, community. When I drive into Litchfield, it always reminds me of Coronado Island, CA. where my husband was stationed while in the Navy. I believe it’s the age of the community that leads to a feeling of unpretentiousness. Although there are million plus dollar homes in the community, there are also apartments, town homes, condominiums, and single-family homes in a more reasonable price range. The collection of multiple income levels is appealing, because there is a place for everyone.
The schools in the Litchfield Elementary School District are award winning. The Agua Fria Union High School District is also a top-notch school district, providing quality education for my son. Overall, I have never felt at home in Arizona until we moved into Litchfield Park, the peacefulness, and the community feel have finally made me able to say, “Arizona is my Home.”