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The Hidden Gem

Escape the city in luxury … with Desert Aire By Jillian Chandler

Rick moore real estate

Central Washington and South Grant County's best kept secret; a vast sweep of water, hills and sky.

Welcome to the rule village of Desert Aire—a 3,200-acre planned community nestled along the eastern bank of the Columbia River, just 20 miles south of I-90. Home to full-time residents, recreational enthusiasts, and visitors from all around the state, country and world, Desert Aire’s location in the rain shadow of the Cascade and Umtanum Mountains boasts over 300 days of sunshine and some of the state’s hottest temperatures.

Public play on Desert Aire’s three star-rated 18-hole golf course and tennis/pickleball courts is welcome. Boaters, skiers, fishing and hunting enthusiasts are attracted to the 8,000-acre water playground reservoir created between the Wanapum and Priest Rapids hydroelectric dams. Camping and river access at the marina with the 3.1-mile walking trail are part of the Priest Rapids recreational area. Desert Aire’s RV Resort accommodates the largest units year-round, with full hookups. “Stay and play” packages available.

The development also features a 3,600-foot public air strip with private taxi ways for private airport lots.

Driving to Desert Aire includes seeing more than 5,000 acres of vineyards on the Wahluke Slope. Tasting rooms are in abundance, as the region currently produces about 25 percent of the total grapes grown in the state, and outside processing and bottling has helped local wineries produce 11 percent of Washington’s wine production. If you are looking for a new investment opportunity, Rick Moore, owner and Broker for Rick Moore Homes Inc., is eager to assist you.

“I was born to work in real estate,” shares Rick. “With two generations of realtors in my family before me, I continue my family’s legacy of helping people fulfill the American dream of finding the perfect home and investing in their futures through real estate.” This brings us back to Desert Aire. Rick acquired his first property here in 2004, the decision to purchase based on his extensive research of the area and the desert appeal. After purchasing his first home in Desert Aire, he began selling property there. To date, he has sold 122 homes in this development.

Currently, Rick is excited to share a prime piece of commercial real estate available for purchase at Desert Aire. “The original developer created this property as a Phase 2 Commercial Expansion without Desert Aire HOA restrictions,” he shares. “With G-C jurisdiction between 35- and 45-foot height, this property could have commanding views of the Columbia River and the airport. Lots of the designs were initiated to move forward on a hotel mixed-use condo retail concept. Done right, it's a game-changer for Desert Aire.”

The property, located at 21 Desert Aire Drive SW in Mattawa, Washington, is being offered at the price of $1,450,000. With a lot size just shy of 14.5 acres adjacent to the Desert Aire Resort, with 1,640 linear feet of highway frontage, the property has multiple commercial uses, from mixed-use retail or condo/mixed-use retail to high-end restaurant, hotel, mini storage, car wash, and many more uses under the rural commercial village zoning. “This will be a game-changer for the new commercial improvements that will attract a higher-end demographic,” Rick shares.

Looking for property to build your dream home? The Beverly Waterfront Property is on the market! Located at 16154 Highway 243, Lot 2, in Beverly, Washington, walk the 12.4-acre property and explore a vision of tranquility offering acreage, spectacular views, and the best fishing in the area. The Beverly estate features an overall flat area with a building site that perches on a high point for incredible views of the water and mountains, and gently slopes down to a zero bank. "We have a builder with plans, and we can do a custom home land package as well," adds Rick. It has been listed at $500,000.

Just listed for $529,999 is 211 Davidson Boulevard SW in Desert Aire. Situated on a half-acre lot, this stick-built owner home features front and back wrap-around covered porch, and trellis-covered back patio that leads to an above-ground pool with a custom deck. Inside you'll find a wide-open kitchen and a great room with a dining nook and walls of windows for ample natural lighting, three bedrooms and two bath. In addition to the attached tandem-style garage with extra room, the property has a detached 24x28 garage.

If you are in the market for your next real estate investment, whether it be commercial property, land to build an incredible home, or a move-in ready home, let Rick guide you with his expertise. “I look forward to your interest and making the journey to Desert Aire,” he smiles. “The Palm Springs of Washington.”

Rick Moore, Broker

Rick Moore Homes Inc.


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