The beautiful, upscale community of Estancia in North Scottsdale is nestled just north of Pinnacle Peak Mountain, east of Pima Rd, on 640 breathtaking acres. Estancia is rated by us as one of the Top 5 gated communities in Scottsdale.
Opened in 1995, Estancia is one of the most beautiful gated communities in Scottsdale - with some of the prettiest natural desert surroundings in Scottsdale. Step out your back door to beautiful boulder out-cropping with a sprinkling of native flowers... or look again to views of the city and/or golf course below
The private golf club is located within the gated community, owned and operated by its members. If beautiful surroundings are nice but you want more, you’ll find a vast array of social activities for club members and their guests at the 32,000 square foot Estancia Clubhouse. Amenities include a fitness center; swimming pool; tennis, Pickle-ball and basketball courts; and dining. Other activities not requiring memberships include book clubs, bridge games and hiking.
My clients who relocate from out of state often ask, “How easy is it to make friends in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley?” The answer is “easy.” The communities of Estancia and others in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley attract some of the nicest people from around the world. The median age of the community is 59, so expect to see friendly - successful people from the 30s to 70s in the mix.
For younger families, nearby schools include Desert Sun Elementary, Desert Arroyo Middle School, and Cactus Shadows High School.
Credit goes to Jerry Nelson, from of all places Hollywood, California, for development of Estancia. His vision to purchase 160 acres in 1969 was visionary. Today, the land ‘Estancia’ rests on is considered to be some of the prettiest real estate in Scottsdale.
Now, spacious but smaller 2,800 square foot villas in this exclusive community list for over $1.2 million with larger, custom mid-range homes, 4,500 square feet and up in the $2.8 to $4 million dollar range. And if you want a showstopper home, with breathtaking views, absolutely beautiful boulder outcroppings and finish detail beyond compare, expect to pay over $7 million.
It is truly a beautiful community and there are only excellent choices from the 270 homes in total in two subdivisions — Custom Homes of Estancia and Homes of La Scala. Differentiating the two, almost without exception, is
The “Homes of La Scala” are larger detached homes. The 3 floor plans are Siena at La Scala (5,200 sf), Tivoli at La Scala (4,450 sf), and Seville at La Scala (3,450 sf). The “Terracina at La Scala” (2,800 sf), are the attached homes arranged as quadrangles around a common auto and courtyard.
The custom homes in the Estancia subdivision are typically on larger lots - half an acre to over two acres with many homes custom builds of varying architecture style. Nicer build lots are still available from $800,000.
Estancia is also home to the Tom Fazio designed 18-hole championship golf course that offers 7,314 yards of amazing golf and breathtaking views. Interesting history note, when Tom Fazio designed the course it was of the most expensive designs at the time… and the awards clearly show Tom was worth it.
Today, Estancia allows only members and accompanying guests.
However, Estancia real estate ownership does not require the purchase of an Estancia Club Membership that includes tennis, swimming and a fitness center.
Although Estancia is not central, local conveniences and excellent restaurants are nearby- SEE MAP Ancala Country Club
Please call us at 480-450-4632 for the latest membership cost . Michael Chaisson
Scottsdale and Paradise Valley Luxury Realtor
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