What is it like to Live in Doney Park

What is it like to Live in Doney Park

Doney Park is a residential area northeast of Flagstaff and is located off of US Route 89. Doney Park got its name from a Northern Arizona pioneer, Ben Doney. Many of the homes located in Doney Park are located on at least an acre or more of land and range in square footage from anything around 900-6,000 plus. There is also a very wide price range within Doney Park and homes can range from anything as low as $200,000 to over $1.5 million. This is probably why Doney Park is a desirable place and there truly is something that fit’s everyone’s needs.

Contact us if you are interested in seeing what is currently on the market in the Doney Park area.

Shopping For Property In Doney Park

Most of the time when buyers are looking for property in Doney Park, they are looking because the area offers fantastic views of the San Francisco Peaks, large lot sizes, horse privileges and convenience to forest trailheads for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Doney Park is also one of the few areas in Flagstaff that offers the large lot sizes and most of those lots are on Doney Park water. This is rare as other areas of Flagstaff that have acreage will be on a well or possibly a haul water situation.

The Elite Team has had multiple clients that have requested the Doney Park area because of the southern exposure and dark sky which make it a perfect location for exploring the night sky. Speaking of the night sky, Flagstaff is known for its Dark Sky honor which it received in 2001. Another great location to experience the night sky is at Lowell Observatory.

Also, another reason could be because many of the neighborhoods within Doney Park are not governed by a Home Owners Association. Of course, if you are considering purchasing a home in Doney Park and living in an area without a Home Owners Association is important to you, please confirm with your agent as to whether that neighborhood is or is not in an HOA.

Get Out And Explore

If you are considering living in Flagstaff or have been living here a while, you know that most people in Flagstaff like to get out and explore the beautiful area. Whether you want to explore on foot, explore on a bike, explore on ATV or even horseback, Doney Park has some amazing trailheads right out the back door.

Here are just of few:

Old Caves Crater: 

Old Caves Crater Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Brandi’s Way

Brandi’s Way is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

Cinder Hills OHV Loop is a 13.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for off-road driving and is accessible year-round. This is a very unique area of volcanoes and volcanic ash and this is just a small sample of this 13,500-acre area of volcanic cinder cones, craters, and pine forest. Open to off-highway vehicle users with certain restrictions. Only licensed vehicles allowed on Forest Service roads leading into the area. Helmets and spark arresters required.

Want to explore an amazing monument?  Visit the hikes around Sunset Crater.

Lenox Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

Lava Flow Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop and is a great trail to see all the fascinating geological forms. Highly recommended and easy for kids.

Lava’s Edge Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail that allows you to walk through the lava flows and lava rock.

Conclusion

Though Doney Park might not be the right match for everyone, it is nonetheless a scenic and well-rounded community that has lots to offer to a wide variety of potential homeowners — If you’re interested in buying a home in Doney Park or anywhere else in Flagstaff or just looking for more information, the Elite Team at RE/MAX is here to help.