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Rosewood Homes are model communities in more ways than one

David Kitnick, Founder-Rosewood Homes (c) presented check to Principals Lisa Conner and Nancy Corner in Ahwatukee. Rosewood VP-Ops Nick McKee and Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio also attended.
David Kitnick, Founder-Rosewood Homes (c) presented check to Principals Lisa Conner and Nancy Corner in Ahwatukee. Rosewood VP-Ops Nick McKee and Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio also attended.
Geoff Reed

Ahwatukee is the southern most village of the City of Phoenix. This area, with a population of about 80,000, is known for its neighboring scenic South Mountain Park, its good school system, and some of its famous residents, like Larry Fitzgerald. This past week, there were several gatherings to celebrate another, new asset for the area: the grand opening of Rosewood Village at the Foothills, the latest community created by Rosewood Homes.

On Thursday, May 29, 2014, over 175 people attended a realtor/homeowner VIP party and on Sunday, June 1, there was the public grand opening for the new community.

“I believe this is the nicest high-density, detached neighborhood ever created in Metro Phoenix,” said Rosewood Homes Founder David Kitnick, who was ecstatic about the events’ turnouts. “This is truly going to be an iconic neighborhood, that will stand the test of time, and that people will be enjoying and talking about for decades to come.”

Rosewood Village at the Foothills will provide well-appointed single-family residences, ranging in size from approximately 1,700 to 2,400 square feet with two bedrooms plus lofts, to four bedrooms; 2½ to three baths; and two-car garages with prices from the high $270’s to the $300’s. Previous Rosewood Home communities have included recently completed neighborhoods in DC Ranch, Vistancia, Estrella, and at 33 Campbell Place in the Arcadia-Biltmore area and Sierra Boulders in Scottsdale.

Kitnick, a second-generation contractor, has been building innovative and award winning homes for almost 30 years. Rosewood Homes is the only Arizona builder to receive the prestigious Eliant Homebuyers Choice Award for providing the “Best Overall Purchase and Ownership Experience” in North America, and Eliant’s only 4-time winner, having been recognized as #1 in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

But, in addition to creating these communities, Kitnick deserves recognition for his philanthropy to education throughout the Valley. Rosewood Homes has donated $25,000 within the past two years to five schools near the new Rosewood Homes. With budget cutbacks throughout Phoenix, the funding has come in handy to allow schools to make physical enhancements, purchase supplies, and enhance educational and recreational programs they may not have been able to afford.

As real estate development throughout the Phoenix metropolitan expands, hopefully, businesses will emulate efforts like Rosewood Homes, to share the benefits of their growth with the communities in which they reside.