Scottsdale boasts a lot of fantastic neighborhoods. If you are considering moving to Scottsdale, here are some great neighborhoods to consider.
McCormick Ranch is a master-planned community with a 40-year history. Originally an Arabian horse ranch, it is now home to 67 subdivisions, a network of lakes, and stunning mountain views. This community is very family-friendly with a mix of home sizes and types. In addition to many homes, McCormick Ranch has shopping centers, churches, post offices, health care facilities, hotels, and more. If you live in McCormick Ranch, you will have plenty of services and shopping opportunities on hand. The community maintains homeowner rules and regulations to maintain the character and feel of the community.
Another well-regarded master-planned community in Scottsdale is Gainey Ranch. The community was built in the 980s and covers 560 acres. There are 19 different neighborhoods and all are gated. There are both single-family detached homes as well as townhouses. Office and commercial centers are also part of this neighborhood. There are three nine-hole golf courses in the community as well as a large network of landscaped paths which are great for walking, jogging or riding your bike.
If you want a more pedestrian-friendly community, you might consider living in downtown Scottsdale. The area has experienced significant redevelopment. Within downtown, you will also find the Old Town area where you can get in touch with your inner cowgirl. Downtown is also where you find the bustling art and nightlife scene as well as plenty of eating and drinking establishments. New residential development in the area includes luxury apartments, lofts and rental apartments. We can’t fail to miss the amazing shopping opportunities including Scottsdale Fashion Square and the 5th Avenue shops and boutiques.
Though this community is actually separate from Scottsdale, there is no clear division between the two, so these communities just sort of seamlessly transition from one to the other. Paradise Valley is where you can find many high-dollar homes. Perhaps this is why some refer to it as the “Beverly Hills of the Southwest.” The luxury vibe of this area is complemented by the fact that there are twelve resorts. These resorts draw tourists to the area seeking a relaxing getaway in a beautiful desert ambiance.
The North Scottsdale area was the site of a lot of growth. Fueled primarily by the huge Scottsdale Airpark, a large employment center with over 55,000 employees, this area is still growing today. There are many residential subdivisions in North Scottsdale, each with its own character. In addition to residential neighborhoods, there are a plethora of office and commercial areas. It is possible to live, work and play in North Scottsdale.