About Our Community

“The Islands – The Life You’ve Always Wanted”…The sound of the water lapping at the banks of the lake…the sight of sailboats gliding across the blue horizon…a waterfront wonderland your whole family can enjoy. Make The Islands…your Island in the Sun.
-Taken directly from the marketing piece in American Continental Land Use Plan

History & Amenities

When The Islands was being developed, there were no local businesses in the area. The nearest grocery store was several miles away; the community was surrounded by dirt and fields. The developer decided to develop a Community Association to build a sense of community, so the residents would have access to shopping, eating, schools and other necessities. Community Associations have commercial property owners and residential property owners which are all called members of the Association. Per The Islands CC&Rs each member pays an assessment: for residential per unit (home), the apartments it’s per unit with the owner of the property paying and for commercial it’s based on square footage of the land.  The Islands Community Association is a non-profit 501 (c)(4).

2,633 residential homes

1 apartment complex, 272 units (to equal 272 memberships)

26 commercial properties (to equal 372 memberships)

Total membership: 3,277

Assessments are semi-annually due January 1 and July 1


  • 74 Acres of Lakes (North Lake 25 acres, Mid Lake 18.73 acres, South Lake 30.55 acres)
  • 30 Acres of Grass
  • Basketball court
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Bocce ball court
  • Playground
  • Facility rental
  • Community Dock
  • Special Events
  • Full size exercise track (4 laps = 1 mile)
  • Shaded ramada’s with picnic tables and charcoal grills


  • Catch and release fishing permit $10/per year for residents
  • Watercraft $25/per lifetime of watercraft

Throughout the Years

1986 Deed recorded with Maricopa County

1987 The Islands Women’s Club formed

1987 Lakes completed

1988 Islands Elementary School opened

1992 Building continued on Lake 3 Harbor Estates neared completion. Negotiations for the land began for what would become Catalina Bay I, II, III, IV and Martinique II and III

1996 Community Park completed

2001 Community celebrates 15 years

2011 Community celebrates 25 years