• Feeling the Burn Without the Heat

    Posted on 29 Aug, 2019

    The Arizona summers are a force that not even the most seasoned athletes can compete against. And if you’re thinking to yourself, ‘hot yoga is life, I am a goddess of the sun’ remember that overheating is a serious health

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  • Modern Meets Mountain: An Inside Look at Avance’s Model Homes

    Posted on 26 Jul, 2019

    Inspired by the gorgeous desertscapes and distinctly different vibe of South Mountain, each model at Avance brings something uniquely “Arizona” to the table. Modern architecture designed by Bassenian Lagoni paired with interiors crafted by design mastermind and Netflix’s

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  • Best Friends Welcome: Dog-Friendly Places in Phoenix and Tempe

    Posted on 03 Jul, 2019

    With South Mountain’s outdoorsy lifestyle, it’s no wonder the area is a hotspot for cynophiles (AKA dog lovers) and their furry BFFs. And the best thing is: when you live here, canine companionship doesn’t have to end at hiking trails

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  • Grand News: Avance is Officially Open

    Posted on 25 Jun, 2019

    After a two-and-a-half-year countdown, the big (one might say mountain-sized) moment finally arrived: on the weekend of May 11-12, Avance at South Mountain celebrated its long-awaited grand opening.


    “This is an area that has some of our science and

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  • Less Clutter, More Style: Modern Storage Ideas for Spring

    Posted on 20 May, 2019

    Spring is here. And that means it’s time for the big annual decluttering fest, also known as spring cleaning. The good news is, whether tidying up is a chore or chance, it’s in our hands. Because with the right storage

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  • Earth Month is All Year Long at Avance

    Posted on 24 Apr, 2019

    Whether you use a reusable waterbottle, carpool to work or hike trails at one of Arizona’s beautiful parks, there are so many ways to implement green living into your everyday life. And with Earth Month in full swing, now is

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  • What’s Cooking in Your Kitchen? The Latest Design Trends

    Posted on 29 Mar, 2019

    (Images are not Avance model homes and are only to visually depict the trends.)


    You eat with your eyes first—and at Avance, you’ll find that this is true well before meals are served. Or even prepared. Because with the stunning,

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  • Bricks, Brunches and Brainstorms: The Warehouse District in Downtown Phoenix

    Posted on 20 Mar, 2019

    You know a place is rising on the coolness meter when it’s becoming a hot spot for the trendiest new startups, coffee shops and creative companies. And while Phoenix as a whole is growing more exciting by the day, its

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  • Arizona desert chic interior design

    Introducing the Year’s Hottest Interior Trends: Desert Modern & Southwestern

    Posted on 27 Feb, 2019

    With its modern meets mountain philosophy, Avance at South Mountain is all about being in tune with yourself, nature, Downtown Phoenix­—and the latest modern home design trends.


    And now, the interior design world has discovered our aesthetic as well, and

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  • Meet the Neighbors: Things to do at South Mountain

    Posted on 14 Feb, 2019

    Between the abundance of hiking trails at the South Mountain Park and the myriad of cool spots Downtown, there’s also plenty going on in Avance’s South Mountain neighborhood.


    From weekend adventures for the whole family to getting the perfect biking

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  • Fresh produce and handmade goods by local vendors at farmers markets in Phoenix area

    Feed Your Lifestyle: Phoenix Farmers Markets

    Posted on 29 Jan, 2019

    If it’s true that you are what you eat, it’s no wonder South Mountain residents are naturally drawn to foods that are as healthy, earthy and authentic as life itself in this great region. But the area’s abundance of tasty

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  • Make 2019 the year of outdoor adventures and exploration

    Time (and Place) to Step Up Your Outdoor Lifestyle

    Posted on 17 Jan, 2019

    Do your New Year’s resolutions include reaching new fitness goals, getting out more or becoming the best you?


    If so, then welcome to your best year ever. It’s no news that Avance at South Mountain is a paradise for outdoor

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  • Top home features for entertaining guests

    Good Times by Design: Holiday Entertaining & Floor Plans at Avance

    Posted on 20 Dec, 2018

    Being a great host is part talent, part hard work and part making the best of your surroundings. Which is a lot easier when your surroundings are designed to make having a great time, just happen naturally. That’s why no

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  • December Holiday Events in Phoenix, AZ

    The Holiday Season’s Most Exciting Events in Phoenix

    Posted on 05 Dec, 2018

    You’ve got the decorations. You’ve got the gifts (okay, most of them). But no holiday to-do list in Phoenix is complete without at least a few of the many fun holiday events the area has to offer. And because Avance

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  • The Perfect Gift for Every Adventurer on Your List

    Posted on 30 Nov, 2018

    Can you feel the excitement in the air? The smell of pine, the sparkle of lights. They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. And if you’re like us, it also comes with a long list of friends

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  • Google map of top hiking trails - South Mountain in Phoenix, AZ

    A Backyard Like No Other: South Mountain Preserve

    Posted on 14 Nov, 2018

    Many neighborhoods have nice backyards. But the modern homes at our upcoming Avance community at South Mountain come with a backyard that’s as large and impressive as it gets: an entire mountain. And not just any mountain. Because South Mountain

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  • South Phoenix: The Next Big Thing

    Posted on 06 Nov, 2018

    There are many reasons why our new Avance community at South Mountain is the place to be in the South Phoenix area. And it may come as a surprise for some, but one of the reasons is the

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  • Avance Lifestyle

    Welcome to Avance | The New Lifestyle Hub

    Posted on 20 Aug, 2018

    Are you ready to kick your lifestyle up a notch? Then you best buckle up because you’re in for the ride of your life. At the base of South Mountain, something amazing is about to happen. Maracay Homes, leaders for

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