135-Switzer Mesa

South of Cedar Avenue and Buffalo Park sits McMillan Mesa and below it to the west is Switzer Canyon – this Flagstaff MLS area is called “Switzer Mesa,” an otherwise unknown geographic point. McMillan Mesa homes overlook Flagstaff Medical Center and Downtown Flagstaff to the west and Coconino High School and Sunnyside on the east. “The Mesa,” as Flagtaffonians call it, extends south to Route 66. Below McMillan Mesa is Switzer Canyon, which is lined with custom homes, an apartment complex, medical offices, a stalled townhome development and a car dealership.

The northwest portion of The Mesa is in the process of being developed and already has some new, occupied homes. To get to the existing residential areas take Ponderosa Drive up the hill from Turquoise Avenue. There are also new extensions of Pine Cliff Drive and Gemini Road with access from Cedar Avenue. You'll also find the Basis charter school and a senior living center in the newer area of the Mesa.

The first set of homes was built atop The Mesa in the 1970s. Construction proved so difficult that, for many years, the subdivision sat in a lonely spot with beautiful views and streets dead-ending at open fields. An apartment complex was added across from a municipal neighborhood park. Then higher-end homes were built on the hillside along Ponderosa Drive – five minutes from the hospital and six minutes to downtown made the construction difficulties a minor factor for these custom homebuilders. In the late-1990s, two sets of townhomes and two streets of single family homes completed The Mesa’s residential area for nearly a decade. Road infrastructure has been placed just south of Cedar Avenue for for what will be a mixed residential, commercial, office, light-industrial area.
The city will maintain 30 acres of open space/event/park area and the urban trail that crosses The Mesa and connects to Buffalo Park via a footbridge over Cedar Avenue. 

Eric Davis
Jessica Garard
Sara Holloway

The Elite Team at RE/MAX Peak Properties
123 W. Birch Ave. Suite 105
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 928 714-0001
Email: info@bestflagstaffhomes.com


Jessica, We want you to know that we were very pleased with your services on the sale of the house.  Everything went very smoothly and you kept us informed along the way. Bobbie and Dave Ursin
As if moving from Columbus, OH to Flagstaff isn't a big enough decision, we had less than a week to find a house that fit all our needs and wants! Thanks to Sara, and The Elite Team, this process was simply flawless! We communicated for weeks prior to our visit/house hunting trip. Every step of the way she was extremely helpful; from sending us new listings and properties that met our standards to answering our thousands of annoying questions! In early October, we viewed 9 houses in one day... from Bellemont to Doney Park down to Kachina and Munds Park, we were all over the place, and Sara never batted an eye. She is so down to earth and easy to get along with. Because we weren't super familiar with the different areas, her guidance and honesty was greatly appreciated! She even spent her weekend off ( she was supposed to be camping) communicating with us as she knew we only had limited time to see properties. Her team member, Eric, even fit us into his busy schedule to show us a house that went on the market while Sara was gone! The dedication and cooperation of this team of people is amazing! Once we finally decided on a house, we put an offer in, played the counter offer game, had our inspections, apprasials, repairs- including a new roof, paperwork and closing within 5 weeks! Whew! Sara's devotion didn't end after closing. She hooked us up with a handyman to replace our locks and a cleaning crew to make sure the house was move in ready! She guided us in the right direction to set up utilities and even met them at the house when needed. All of those deeds were greatly appreciated, but Sara went above and beyond on one more thing. The temperatures in Flagstaff reached extremely low over night to the point that pipes were freezing. Knowing we were 1700 miles away preparing for the big move, she went to the house to make sure the house was warm enough to prevent this from happening! And the proceeded to send us pictures of the fabulous views from our front yard! Sara made this process easier than we could have ever imagined and went above and beyond multiple times! We loved working with her and our recommendations are extremely high for Sara and The Elite Team! Gera and Kristen, December 2016
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