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Your Guide to 3 of Scottsdale’s Most Coveted Areas

Scottsdale is an incredible to live in. It’s a great place for families and young professional alike. On the hunt for a new home here? Here’s your guide to some of the city’s best neighborhoods.

  1. North Scottsdale

    North Scottsdale is an affluent community perched atop the Sonoran Desert. This gives it some of the most spectacular views of metro Phoenix.

    Real estate wise it features a beautiful array of Minimalist Contemporary-Modern, Mediterranean, and Adobe desert-styled homes, exclusive country clubs, and golf course properties.

    Residents here are drawn to this area because of its luxurious desert lifestyle. It’s high-end amenities include world-class resorts, restaurants, and more.

    Flanked by the McDowell Mountains and the Tonto Forest, the area acts as a luxury retreat that can seem miles away from the city, yet it’s only minutes away from downtown Scottsdale.

    Pinnacle Peak Park, which features a moderate out-and-back trail through the beautiful Sonoran landscape, sits right near the heart of North Scottsdale.

    Other nearby attractions include Taliesin West, Desert Splash Seaplane Adventures, and the George ‘Doc’ Cavalliere Park.

  2. Scottsdale 85255

    This prestigious area is one of Phoenix’s most renowned luxury enclave. Located near the foothills of North Scottsdale, this area is a hotspot for thrilling outdoor adventures.

    Intersected by the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead, residents enjoy 142 miles of scenic nature trails for biking, hiking, running, and walking.

    The area is very popular with executives, and second-home buyers for its mix of Southwestern, Adobe, Mission-styled luxury desert homes and mansions, high-end condominiums and apartments, country clubs, and golf course properties.

    Like North Scottsdale, this are also has plenty of great restaurants and shopping centers nearby, as well as office space for companies. Nearby top-ranked schools make it a great place for families as well.

    Nearby attractions include the George ‘Doc’ Cavalliere Park, Pinnacle Peak Park, the Musical Instrument Museum, and the Scottsdale Sports Complex.

  3. Central Scottsdale

    Located along the Arizona Canal, less than 20 minutes away from downtown, Central Scottsdale is one of the city’s more established neighborhoods and features some of the area’s oldest homes.

    Central Scottsdale offers a great place for empty nesters, families and second-home buyers to live in.

    This community features some of the finest outdoor and resort venues in the city. Recent developments have updated it’s fantastic restaurants and shopping centers and added newer homes and real estate

    Older million dollar houses and golf-course properties can be found in developments like McCormick and Gainey Ranches while newer more affordable homes are located around Indian Bend and South Scottsdale.

    The nearby Arizona Canal, which has had major improvements, is a well-known location for families to live and play. And the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt offers 17 miles of recreation with off the street paths, community gardens, disc golf, skate parks, and more.

    Other nearby attractions include the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, and the Salt River Fields Arena at Talking Stick – the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team.