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Homes For Sale in Power Ranch From Your Power Ranch Realtor
I have been a Realtor in Gilbert for a long time and watched Power Ranch from it’s earliest days as it developed into one of the most successful master planned communities in the country. Developers around the Southwest are trying to mimic what Power Ranch and Trilogy have done. For a while there it was touch and go but as Gilbert grew south and the freeway system was completed; Power Ranch became the focal point of the “New Gilbert”. Homes for sale in Power Ranch have done exceptionally well and as a Gilbert Realtor I track several communities that I sell in and Power Ranch is one of them. Click on the next link to view the price trends of the Power Ranch homes for sale. You will see that as a diligent Power Ranch Realtor I have been tracking the home values all year long because I sell a lot of homes in Power Ranch. I want to make sure that my sellers are getting their fair share and also my buyers are purchasing at a fair price as well. Below are two maps which show the active listings and recent sales; you can adjust these to go further back in time on the sales and even do a quick market analysis of your home. The recent sales will show you the homes and their features so you can zero in on a good idea of which homes are good comparable sales. Additionally I can always do this for you as well and I am just a phone call or text away.
Gilbert Realtor – Power Ranch Realtor
I have been in real estate for over 13 years and also left a six figure job with Bank America as a Vice President of Mortgage Lending to become a Realtor. I understand both sides of the business and how to best get the highest price for a listing and justify it to the bank. I own many investment homes and have made a very good profit on each one. I believe that Gilbert is a growing market and a residential home is more of an investment and should be treated as such. I understand how to value homes and how investors think and believe that everyone should walk away with equity from the sale of their home in Power Ranch and conversely every buyer should know that their home as a lot of upside potential due to the new Loop 202 corridor, the continued building in the area and retail, medical and businesses that are moving into South Gilbert. As a diligent Gilbert Realtor it is my job to know the trends of not only the housing market but also the economic factors on a municipal, state, and national level that will affect the value of your home. If you are looking for an great Gilbert Realtor who knows Power Ranch, please give me a call so we may meet and discuss what I can do for you as your Power Ranch Realtor.
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Short History of Power Ranch and Trilogy
Turn-of-the-Century Homestead. In 1892, James Oliver Power came to Arizona with his belongings in a tin trunk aboard a buckboard wagon that his family brought from Kansas. He first settled in Lehi, a Mormon community near present-day Gilbert where he met his bride, Sarah Loveda Bullock, at a church dance. Sarah and her family had moved here from Blanchard, Iowa in Page County. James and Sarah were married in 1900.
With the help of the Pima Indians, the early Lehi Pioneers, as the settlers were known, organized work parties and began digging irrigation ditches to bring in water from the Salt River Valley so they could plant crops. With completion of Roosevelt Dam in 1911, which provided abundant and steady irrigation, settlers flocked to the Gilbert area. Young James and Sarah began their 2,000-acre Power Ranch homestead living in a tiny frame bungalow. The five-room adobe house, with its 10-inch thick walls and a screened porch in back, was where they raised their 13 children (including two sets of twins). All of the children, except Lou, the youngest, were born at home with the older girls helping in delivery.
Without a doubt, cotton was king at Power Ranches. In fact, James Power was known throughout the area as one of the best producers of pima cotton, named after Pima County, Arizona. When the Depression hit in 1929, the banks closed and everyone was broke. Power Ranches couldn’t sell its cotton, so it diversified into vegetables, all kinds, and hired a Japanese supervisor and Filipino crew from California. Nevertheless, the ranch operation survived and was prospering again by 1934. Following World War II, Power Ranches also began running cattle and continued the operation until 1962. At its peak, the cattle herd counted 600 head. If James Power put his strength and ingenuity into Power Ranches, then Sarah Power provided its heart and soul. Indeed, it was Sarah who fashioned the family’s branding iron — the letter “W” beside the shape of a heart — saying “it takes a lot of work and a lot of love” to run a ranch. It is a proud symbol of heritage that the family honors to this day.
During its peak production years, between 1963 and 1979, Power Ranches employed as many as 500 persons. The variety of crops raised on the 2,000-acre spread included cotton, peaches, plums, grapes, nectarines, barley, wheat, sorghum and potatoes. Typically, the Power Ranches cotton crops yielded five bales per acre, while the standard for the area was 3.5 bales. The Gilbert Cotton Gin had opened in downtown prior to 1920 to help farmers bale and ship their crops. Coping with summer heat behind the family home, tall, spreading cottonwood and eucalyptus trees were “lifesavers” in summer. They provided much-needed shade for the cattle and horses — and the family.
To survive the summer heat, the Power family slept outdoors as did other early residents of Gilbert. Air conditioning and evaporative coolers did not exist. And since there were no paved roads to retain the heat, the desert evenings cooled off considerably after the sun went down. At the Power home, father James rigged up a “misting system” by pumping water from the windmill to the top of the enormous cottonwood tree in back. The mist filtered down through the branches and onto the sleeping family, in effect cooling the outside temperature by 30 degrees.
Other ways the Power family kept cool: They hung burlap soaked in water over the windows, took a 10-gallon barrel filled with ice to the fields and constantly dipped their straw hats in water. A light summer meal consisted of bread and a glass of cold milk. Of course, swimming in the canal shaded by a row of lush cottonwood trees was a favorite pastime, particularly for the Power boys.
Back then, horses and mules not only were vital to the ranch operation, but also were the cheapest and easiest mode of transportation. Mother Sarah stood shoulder-high to the family’s draft team, Dick and Dan. And the children were so dwarfed by the animals that they used to sit on the Clydesdales’ hooves as they walked around. To ride the draft horses, the youngsters either sat cross-legged on their backs or straddled their necks. Or they hooked the team up to the buckboard and drove into Gilbert to buy items for mother at Liberty Market.
The Power kids rode their mules 3-1/2 miles one-way to elementary school in nearby Queen Creek. They also explored the Superstition Mountains by horseback and discovered a mountain lion, bobcat and a band of wild horses while riding in the San Tan Mountains. Among the Power girls, Vera in particular was an accomplished rider who later joined the equestrian team at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Family trips provided special fun. During outings to four-block-long Mesa, the children liked to watch Westerns at The Nile movie theatre. Longer trips to Phoenix meant shopping at J.C. Penney, shows at The Orpheum and visits to the popular Adams Hotel at Central and Adams Street.
Before James Power married Sarah, he hitchhiked to attend Tempe Normal School, which had opened in February 1886 with 33 students and a two-year operating budget of $3,500. The school became a four-year teachers’ college in 1929 and was renamed Arizona State Teachers College four years later. In 1945, it had 533 students and was renamed Arizona State College, then finally renamed Arizona State University in 1958 with a 10,000-student enrollment.
While a student, James became a member of Tempe Normal’s first football team, organized by Fred “Cap” Irish (Irish Hall) in 1896. At the time, 61 male students were enrolled and none had ever played football. Using the old flying wedge, Cap’s teams didn’t have helmets or pads and prior to each game, the field was plowed to cushion the falls. Then known as the Bulldogs, Tempe Normal beat the University of Arizona 11 to 2 to win the Arizona championship in 1899.
Fraternal twins Kent and Keith Power attended Higley-Queen Creek Elementary School where their favorite subject was “recess.” The boys went on to become salutatorian and valedictorian, respectively, of the 1938 Gilbert High School graduating class. They played on the high school’s 11-man “Tigers” football team. The high school building on Gilbert Road, which opened in 1920, now houses the Gilbert Unified School District.
Most of the Power children received a college education, with the girls becoming teachers. In those days, rules for women teachers included dismissal if they married during the school year.
The heritage of the Power family still resides in the land they have entrusted to the developers of Power Ranch. Young James and Sarah Power homesteaded their ranch more than a century ago with dreams, determination and a wagonload of fortitude. As they tilled the soil and raised a family, the pioneer couple instilled in this place a sense of responsibility, neighborliness and family values that is the legacy of Power Ranch today.