Featured Scottsdale Communities
Different areas of Scottsdale offer different real estate opportunities. Downtown Scottsdale and South Scottsdale were the first developed and therefore many of the houses are single level, older homes. There are also several established condo communities. In recent years, the Scottsdale Waterfront area has come into its own and with it has come several mid-rise luxury condo developments that offer excellent amenities.
In central Scottsdale, you will find several planned communities developed around bodies of water as well as several golf course communities. McCormick Ranch and Gainey Ranch are two of the most well-known. To the east, Scottsdale Ranch is another large community that offers homes, townhomes and condos, many of them on or near the water. Some homes in this area of Scottsdale also have equestrian facilities.
The northern part of Scottsdale is the most recent to have been developed. In the section closer to the 101 freeway, you will find some excellent, large master-planned communities like DC Ranch and McDowell Mountain Ranch. Both of these communities offer a variety of housing options and sizes, depending on what you are looking for. As you head further north, the area becomes less developed and you start to see more of the natural desert and stand-alone homes. However, there are also some substantial golf communities in this area including Desert Mountain, Terravita and The Boulders. Other well-known golf communities in North Scottsdale include Silverleaf, Desert Highlands, Estancia, Whisper Rock, Grayhawk, Mirabel and Troon and Troon North.
Whether you are looking for a low maintenance, “lock and leave” seasonal home or are looking a larger home in one of Scottsdale’s amenity-filled communities, Scottsdale has something for you.
Scottsdale is known for its world-class golf, golf communities and resorts. With dozens of private and public courses to choose from in the Valley, golfers of all levels can enjoy a fun round.
But golf is not Scottsdale’s only draw. The sunny weather year-round allows for some spectacular outdoor living. Whether you like to hike, bike, run, ride horseback or simply stroll, there are hundreds of miles of trails and paths for you to enjoy.
In addition to outdoor pursuits, Scottsdale is known for its dining and shopping. Old Town and Downtown Scottsdale are home to the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and dozens of boutiques and galleries. A large number of the area’s top restaurants are also located here. As you go further north, Kierland Commons and the Scottsdale Quarter offer many more shopping and dining options. And, throughout the rest of the city, you will find wonderful and unique boutiques and restaurants in various other smaller developments.
Sports fans have plenty to keep them busy with the presence of many professional sports teams including the Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks and the Phoenix Coyotes. Baseball fans in Scottsdale and from all over enjoy the many Spring Training games that take place at Salt River Fields and other valley locations.
A November 2013 article from the Arizona Republic discusses how the schools in the Northeast Valley are producing the largest number of college graduates. And, of the top 20 schools in the state, 8 of those are in or nearby Scottsdale.
The Arizona Department of Education has a comprehensive website that will allow you to learn more about and research the various schools as well as see how well they are performing in testing and other areas. This website can be found here.
Some of the well-known companies that headquarter in Scottsdale include GoDaddy, Henkel Consumer Goods, Fender Guitars, Discount Tire and more.
According to a June 2013 employment outlook report published by the ManpowerGroup, the Phoenix/Scottsdale/Mesa job market is expected to be one of the strongest in the nation in terms of hiring. Employers can find a large, talented workforce here.
Of note are the award-winning group of Scottsdale Healthcare Hospitals that have locations in Downtown Scottsdale, Central Scottsdale and North Scottsdale.
Scottsdale is also home to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, with two Scottsdale locations offering top-notch medical care.