Morrison RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD
Morrison Ranch is a mixed-use, master-planned community offering a quality living environment where people of all ages can live, work, play, shop, and learn. As you can see in the master plan below, Morrison Ranch features a uniquely balanced diversity of land uses. Residential areas of low, medium, and high densities, for example, can all be found within one neighborhood. Each neighborhood is linked to the rest of the Ranch, including its professional, recreational, commercial, and educational facilities, by an extensive system of interconnected open spaces and walking trails, encouraging residents to venture outdoors and experience all that their community has to offer.
Desert Place is the only Morrison Ranch residential neighborhood located within the City of Mesa. Therefore, no reclaimed water will be available for landscape irrigation. The entire community does, however, offer all the same landscape, recreation and urban design concepts typical of Morrison Ranch projects. All other residential neighborhoods flow into the city of Gilbert, AZ.
From Guadalupe Road and Sossaman Road, Desert Place has wide landscaped setbacks with groves of Sisso trees and green leafed shrubs.
Within Desert Place there is a large north/south open space and recreation system featuring tot lots, shade structures, play courts and recreation facilities for all ages of residents. The central recreation facility has a generous area for small or large gatherings and community events. All homes are connected to the recreation areas by sidewalks and trails.
Highland Junior High is located to the west of Desert Place and has its own separate pedestrian trail connecting the two projects. It is one of the schools that feed into the Gilbert Public Schools district.
Higley Groves has the distinction of being the first neighborhood developed within the Ranch. As such, Higley Groves is unique in that it is governed by two associations independent of the Ranch’s Community Council. These three governing bodies, however, all work closely together to ensure that the overall character of the Ranch is maintained within Higley Groves, just as it is within the other Ranch neighborhoods.
On the east side of Morrison Ranch lies the Morrison Ranch Business Center, a 275 acre campus-like business and technology complex. It is ideally located between the US 60 Superstition Freeway and the Loop 202 SanTan Freeway. The Business Center has multiple points of access to the Phoenix Metro freeway system. It is also within 2 miles of Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport, with all the cargo and passenger services offered there only minutes away. With approved Business Park (BP), Light Industrial (LI), and General Commercial (GC) zoning, the Business Center accommodates a broad spectrum of industrial and office uses.
Lakeview Trails is the Ranch’s largest residential neighborhood in Gilbert, split into three sections: north, southwest, and southeast. All three phases of Lakeview Trails will eventually be part of one integrated whole. Lakeview Trails North is complete.
To the west of the neighborhood lies Morrison Ranch Town Center. No other Ranch residents have such direct access to Town Center as those living in Lakeview Trails, thanks to the extensive greenbelt and trail system that runs throughout the neighborhood.