Scottsdale has a wide variety of housing and real estate options for both year-round and seasonal living. Different areas of Scottsdale offer different real estate opportunities.
DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE AND OLD TOWN
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.
Another very popular area is the Kierland and Scottsdale Quarter neighborhood. The two outdoor shopping centers are a big draw with plenty and varied dining options. There are several condo communities right around the shopping areas, such as the Plaza Lofts at Kierland, The Landmark and Optima Kierland, as well as golf villas that dot the Westin Kierland golf course. Beyond that, you will find established single-family home neighborhoods.
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.