Connecting: a Cadence Priority

Cadence at Gateway has more amenities, parks, walking, strolling and biking trails, as well as open space than perhaps any community in the East Valley. With sport fields, tennis, basketball, bocce, volleyball, outdoor seating, a dog park and 14 parks total, there’s plenty of top-notch opportunities for safe social gatherings that connect residents and introduce neighbors to neighbors. 

Lucy Mackuse is the lifestyle director at Cadence, committed to adding some fun for all residents and supporting neighbor connections. While safety and healthy social distancing has become a mainstay over the past year, Lucy understands a strong sense of connection at Cadence is essential and part of our DNA.

Cadence offers unique ways to keep neighbors engaged from outdoor socially distanced activities to virtual competitions and holiday decorating contests. Lucy believes the success of activities depends upon the residents’ “co-creation”. Upcoming plans, many suggested by residents, include art classes, a tie-dye activity, wine or beer tasting, sports activities and a bingo night. Lucy works to check in on the interests of community members to help her create events based on feedback.

Residents naturally make their own connections  through the amenities offered at Cadence including an abundance of indoor and outdoor gathering spaces; GAME ON, an indoor game room complete with arcade games, ping pong and foosball; MOTO a fitness center with on-demand classes available plus weights, aerobic equipment, spin bike room and yoga studio, outdoor tennis, bocce, basketball, volleyball and sport courts and CHUTE a large resort-style pool complete with two large slides, three pools, and plenty of room for sunning and socializing. Additionally, there are 14 parks, 13 of them with play structures. Walking, strolling and biking trails connect the neighborhoods to the parks, neighborhood elementary school and The Square amenity center.

As the community continues to grow and thrive in 2021, we’re proud to provide fun and entertainment for the whole family while adhering to safety guidelines. Connecting and welcoming neighbors continues to be our priority at Cadence.