Proud of Our Heritage

Castle & Cooke has a rich heritage with humble beginnings. The company was founded in 1851 by Samuel Northrup Castle and Amos Starr Cooke as a general store. From this small general store, the company has grown to become a worldwide leader in diverse industries, including food transportation and residential and commercial real estate, including real estate in Sierra Vista.

In 1988, Castle & Cooke purchased assets of Tenneco, including 2800 acres in Sierra Vista, The Pueblo del Sol Water Company and Pueblo del Sol Golf Course and County Club. This acquisition led to the development of new homes for sale in Sierra Vista in some of the finest neighborhoods in the area. These neighborhoods include Mountain Shadows, Country Club Estates, Eagle Ridge, Shadow Ridge, Mountain Ridge, Mission Hills, and the first active adult community in the area, Winterhaven, as well as commercial sites and military housing.


Castle & Cooke owner, David H. Murdock, is a self-made man who grew up in the Midwest and built a career as a residential and commercial builder in Phoenix in the post war years. After the real estate market collapsed in the 1960s, Murdock moved to California where his businesses and investments continued to grow and prosper. The company’s continued growth is attributed to its acquisition of publically traded companies, including Castle & Cooke with a unique approach to acquiring undervalued assets and finding creative ways to improve operations and utilize assets more effectively.

There is a home for sale in Sierra Vista for every family in our current communities of, Chaparral Village North, Holiday and the Oaks. At Castle & Cooke, the goal is more than building new homes in Sierra Vista. We build real neighborhoods with communities that feature parks, picnic areas, walking paths and pools to provide an amazing place for families to take root and thrive.

Who We Are

Castle & Cooke Arizona plans, develops and builds communities of style and quality in Sierra Vista that support and enhance the lives of our neighbors and friends. We are proud of the positive impact we have had in Sierra Vista and throughout Cochise County. This is our home, and we’re committed to improving the quality of life for all Sierra Vistans by investing beyond our neighborhoods with the design and construction of community parks, multi-use paths, the donation of land for schools and city parks, and building needed streets, bridges and infrastructure.

About the Sierra Vista Community

Sierra Vista. The name Sierra Vista is “Mountain View” in Spanish and refers to the beautiful mountain views that can be seen from new houses in Sierra Vista from Castle & Cooke. There are many factors that make this area an ideal place to call home.

Due to the biological diversity and abundant wildlife, bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts are drawn to this area. Sierra Vista is known as the hummingbird capital of America and is home to a wide range of other species of birds, wildlife and plants. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature in the surrounding area, as well as many community parks and a multi-use path system that consists of more than 20 miles and encircles the city.

Your new home in Sierra Vista is located in a beautiful area with ideal weather and a great location. Our community is conveniently located approximately 70 miles southeast of Tucson for easy access to all of Arizona. In addition, an efficient Public Transit System provides convenient transportation to work, school, and shopping destinations. The shopping, dining and recreational opportunities are abundant, making real estate in Sierra Vista a perfect choice.

You can find more information about new homes in Sierra Vista and our one of a kind community on our website. We have included resources to help you find jobs, hospitals, schools, recreation and a complete community profile with more information about this unique place to call home.

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