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Scottsdale

The City of Scottsdale is one of Arizona’s 10 largest cities but maintains a very friendly- hometown feeling with a population of a little more than 235,000. Scottsdale continues to be honored as one of the top destinations for, livability, business performance, and friendly culture. This recognition comes due to Scottsdale's dedication to the comfort of its residents and the success of its business community. That is evidenced by recently being awarded and recognized, as "Best place to Live, Work and Launch a Startup". Including being named one the "10 Happiest Cities in the United States"! The city’s progressive leadership has kept taxes low for both families and corporations and Scottsdale has frequently been honored as one of the nation’s “Best-Run Cities”. (See link below)

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Paradise Valley

The Luxury Home Destination

If you’re looking for an affluent residential oasis bordering the high-end shopping, entertainment and dining of Scottsdale to call home, the Town of Paradise Valley, AZ is where you want to be. Paradise Valley is a suburb of Phoenix and directly adjacent to the City of Scottsdale. Paradise Valley comprises an area of 16.5 square miles with exquisite mountain views, world renown hiking trails and world-class golf courses. It is one of the most affluent communities in the state of Arizona, Paradise Valley is in essence ‘The Beverly Hills of Arizona’. In the 1960ty’s ordinances were passed to ensure Paradise Valley residents could preserve their quiet lifestyle, including keeping real estate zoning to one house per one acre minimum. (More info see link below)

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Chandler

Value and Quality

The City of Chandler is a Phoenix suburb in the southeast part of the metropolitan area. Nestled up against the Town of Gilbert, many people group these two communities together bhowever each has their distinct qualities. Both have a population of about 250,000 and both have a downtown with an Old West charm. However among locals,  Chandler, at 58 square miles, is not considered quite as upscale as Gilbert. Chandler has pretty neighborhoods , have some high-end neighborhoods with custom homes but considered a bit older than newer and more green Gilbert. Both areas are comparable in home values and hold their property values.
The median income in Chandler is $72,695 and the median home value is $232,100, which should give you a pretty good idea of its affordability. Unlike Gilbert, Chandler has more major business corporations with the big one being computer chip manufacturer Intel.  (More info see link below)

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Gilbert

The Town of Gilbert is just over 20 miles southeast of Phoenix or rather a 30 minute drive. The population is roughly 250,000 and until recently Gilbert maintained its Old West charm. In fact, the town used to be known as the ”Hay Shipping Capital of the World” due to all of the farm land. The short stretch of the historic downtown area has seen many restaurants and bars move in making it a nightlife hotspot.

However, the downtown area is just a small part of Gilbert with many families relocating to the town. In fact, one study shows Gilbert has the third lowest percentage of single people among the cities analyzed. On the flip side, Gilbert has the most online dating opportunities in this same study. (More info see link below)

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Mesa

Phoenix Community

While Mesa is a city 15 miles east of Phoenix, it’s not your typical suburb with over a half-million people. It’s the third largest city in Arizona and the 35th largest city in the nation. Mesa spans almost 140 square miles.

Residents enjoy recreational, educational and business opportunities including parks, a variety of sports facilities that cater to athletes young and old, highly rated golf courses for every skill level, a wide-range of special events, community festivals and Mesa's ever-popular Chicago Cubs and Oakland A's Spring Training baseball. Not to mention; Mesa is also served by two major airports. Commercial jets such as Allegiant Air fly in and out of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Falcon Field Airport is a general aviation airport operated by the City of Mesa. (More info see link below)

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Desert Mountain - Scottsdale Community

The Desert Mountain Residential Community, first opened in 1986. Although the community is located in the little town of Carefree Az; The Desert Mountain Community has an enviable Scottsdale address. So if you like rural living with an exclusive Scottsdale home address, Desert Mountain might be a perfect fit for you.

Desert Mountain is a pretty and secluded community with numerous in-house amenities, including a top-ranked six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses and one USGA-rated championship par-54 course, No. 7 at Desert Mountain™, designed by Wendell Pickett and Bill Brownlee. The courses offer something for all ages and skill levels. In addition, Desert Mountain has seven, award-winning clubhouses along with golf shops. Of course, joining an exclusive golf community does come with a price. As of 2020, an initial contribution of (More info see link below)

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DC Ranch - North Scottsdale Community

The stunning neighborhood of DC Ranch is located at the foot of the Mcdowell Mountains in the warm and sunny state of Arizona. The community of DC Ranch is composed of four residential villages all of which encompass the picturesque views of the Sonoran Desert, The Mcdowell Mountains and the unique architecture of DC Ranch. These villages are Silverleaf, Desert Parks, Desert Camp and Country Club. These villages contain the twenty-five neighborhoods that make up DC Ranch. (More info click green link below)

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McCormick Ranch – Scottsdale

The McCormick Ranch is a pretty community in central Scottsdale known for its quaint neighborhood homes, pristine lake views (yes a lake) and a rich history. The location of McCormick Ranch is what pulls visitors in every year, as it is nestled into an area known as the “Resort Corridor.” And close to the best of Scottsdale. The Resort Corridor is a grouping of upscale resorts that stretch along Shea Boulevard in Central Scottsdale. McCormick Ranch community is unique for its interesting history, it actually used to be a ranch and was purchased by developers in the 1970’s from the McCormick family, hence its name. Development of the community began in the early 1970ty’s so many of the homes are of that vintage. If the 1970ty's motif is not your style not to worry many of the homes for sale hoave been beautifully remodeled. Homes for sale in McCormick ranch home typically are in the 2500 square foot range with luxury homes between 3500 and 6000 square feet. Home prices range from high 300,000 to over a million,  especially for larger lake front properties in McCormick Ranch. (More info see link below)

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Pinnacle Peak- Scottsdale Estate Size Properties - No HOA

Four communities of interest in North Scottsdale are the Pinnacle Peak Communities.  Each of these unique communities are located in the sight-line of the iconic Pinnacle Peak Mountain. Originally Pinnacle Peak Mountain and entire surrounding area was owned by the State of Arizona and was only used for outdoor recreation, such as hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding and mountain biking. However,  as Scottsdale began to grow,  Pinnacle Peak Mountain and the adjacent land was annexed by the ever-growing Scottsdale in 1982.  Pinnacle Peak is now home to some of the larger estate and horse properties in Scottsdale. And like DC Ranch and Grayhawk close to a growing number of amenities including shops and restaurants.

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Silverleaf -  Scottsdale Luxury Community

Silverleaf is known as the “Luxury Community” of North Scottsdale. Homes of impeccable construction, gorgeous finishes and timeless beauty; many set on large lots with beautiful views, surrounded by rolling natural desert landscape and scenic mountains. What sets Silverleaf apart from other luxury communities is the developer’s commitment to beauty in all the surroundings. Entering through the gate, visitors are welcomed by the beauty of lush, tree lined streets each home with its own attractive charm and character. Combine this warmth and beauty of the surroundings with resort style amenities and you have luxury residential living at its finest. (More info see link below)

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Troon - Scenic Scottsdale

Named after, The Scottish Royal Troon Golf Course in Scotland. Troon is a beautiful gated community in an upscale portion of north Scottsdale - approximately 2.5 miles to the south of the Troon NORTH community. 

Homes for sale in Troon are in a quiet, sparsely populated area of North Scottsdale approximately 20 minutes from the shopping and nightlife of Scottsdale. Troon Homes are most famously known for bordering a beautiful nature preserve with many homes having truly stunning scenic views of Troon Mountain, Pinnacle Peak Mountain and lush fairways as far as the eye can see. Many homes are also graced with views of beautiful bolder outcroppings formed over the last 5 million years and brilliant sparkling city lights of modern-day Phoenix in the distance. Many of the homes have creatively used these outcroppings (see photos) to enhance the beauty of their home.
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Troon NORTH - Golf Community

Troon North is a scenic luxury residential community in the still growing portion of North Scottsdale. Troon North entrance is off Dynamite Road, just over 2 miles to the North of the sister community Troon. 

Homes for sale in the Troon North community are known for their beautiful scenic setting as they are for the two world-class, 18 hole Golf courses beautifully blended into the community; The Pinnacle course and The Monument course. 

Like Troon Village, to the south, Troon North is rated as one of the 13 most desirable communities in North Scottsdale and Top 6 for those wanting to be in a Golf community. Troon North, Troon, Estancia, Desert Highlands in North Scottsdale are all great communities for homebuyers seeking a more rural setting yet still preferring to be within 30 minutes of (More information - see green link below)

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Casa Blanca -  Paradise Valley Gated Community

The Casa Blanca Community is a gated community with a rich history. Originally the community began as a resort with earliest it's history dating back to the early 1920tys. In the 1980tys the Moroccan themed resort grew into residential homes and townhomes for 'snow birds' looking for a get away from the east and mid west bitter cold. Learn more about Homes for sale in Casa Blanca and it's rich history by clicking below.

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Cheney Ranch Estates - Gated in Paradise Valley  

The Cheney communities of Paradise Valley include five neighborhoods are in some of the most desirable parts of Paradise Valley . Gated and non gated luxury homes are available: Those communities include, Cheney Estates, Cheney Ranch Estates, Cheney Heights, Cheney Manor and Cheney Place. Cheney Estates is located between Paradise Valley’s Camelback Golf Club and Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch Golf Club. Cheney Heights is a cul-de-sac community on East Bronco Drive. Cheney Manor is in southwestern Paradise Valley and is composed of eight homes on East Cholla, North 66th and East Cheney Drive. Cheney Place Estates,is a gated community on the eastern border of Paradise Valley, bordering Scottsdale. And last, but certainly not least, there is Cheney Ranch Estates. Cheney Ranch Estates is home to fifteen luxurious homes that boast picturesque views of Mummy Mountain. (More info see link below)

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Clearwater Hills - Paradise Valley Gated Community

Clearwater Hills is one of Paradise Valley few gated communities and popular for many home buyers because many of the homes for sale in Clearwater Hills sit on spacious one acre lots, with stunning views of Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and beyond. Although Clearwater Hills Estates is one of Paradise Valley's older communities; many of the homes being built between 1957 and 1969, home buyers searching for new construction homes for sale in Clearwater Hills will find those as well. And if you interested in putting your own designer stamp on a home don't be surprised to see some excellent original examples of mid century modern homes in for sale in Clearwater Hills , along with already stunningly beautiful remodeled homes. (More info see link below)

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Finisterre - Paradise Valley Gated Community

Finisterre is one of the premier older gated communities in Paradise Valley. The community is composed of fifty residences and no fewer than twelve cul-de-sacs. Finisterre is located just northeast of Camelback Mountain, was named after a location in northwest Spain and means “finite land.” Though one of the largest gated communities in town of Paradise Valley, Finisterre only has two entrances, the main entrance from East Lincoln Drive and another more private entry from East McDonald Road. The main thoroughfares for this extraordinary neighborhood include East Huntress Drive, North Yucca Road, East Naumann Drive and North 61st Place. Community amenities include swimming pools, walking paths, on-site guards, gated entry and a small HOA fee that covers the expense of all of this and trash collection. (More info see link below)

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Judson Estates - Paradise Valley Luxury Community

Judson Estates in Paradise Valley is one of the premier gated communities in Paradise Valley, AZ.

Judson Estates is a gated community of multi-million dollar luxury homes located west of North Mockingbird Lane across the new Ritz Carlton Resort in Paradise Valley. Once through the manned gate, the Judson Estates community encompasses over 40 acres with 34 uber luxury estate size homes. Prices for homes for sale in Judson typically exceed the list prices youíd find in other gated communities. There are four reasons for the disparity in pricing - location, luxuries, lushness and lavish, estate style homes. Additionally, (More info click green link below)If

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Mountain Shadows - Paradise Valley Gated Community 

Located in the affluent community of Paradise Valley bordering Scottsdale within a half mile of the base of one Phoenix's most prominent landmarks 'Camelback Mountain' is the Village at Mountain Shadows community. This small gated style community consisting of about 40ty homes built late 1950ty's, is located in the heart of Paradise Valley. Home buyer looking to buy in here are looking for location, location, location. Many of the homes are original so plan on bringing a contractor and designer eye especially if a 1960ty's motif is not your style. Prices range from mid 800's to well over a million for remolded homes. Lot sizes in Mountain Shadows average around 10,000 to 11,000 square feet. (More info see link below.

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Arcadia AZ Homes - Phoenix Bordering Scottsdale  

Bordering Scottsdale Arizona there is a truly “Rockwellian” neighborhood called “Arcadia” a community in Phoenix bordering Scottsdale is known for its ranch style homes with lush green lawns picturesque real estate and famous residents. Most Notably this is the childhood home of Steven Speilberg now many top athletes and business figures call Arcadia home. The Arcadia community borders both the exclusive community of Paradise Valley and Scottsdale. Arcadia actual street boundaries are 40th street to the west, 68th street to the east, with Indian School to the south, and Camelback Road to the north.

For more information and longer description on Arcadia. please search Arcadia Homes for sale on this site and nothing is better than talking to a neighborhood specialist so please call me if you have questions regarding homes for sale in Arcadia.

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Echo Canyon -  Phoenix Gated Community

Echo Canyon is a luxury gated community located in Phoenix, Arizona. However, most locals consider homes for sale in this community actually in Paradise Valley because of the close proximity to the Paradise Valley Town border. The Echo Canyon Community is literally at the base of the iconic Camelback Mountain; offering some of the best close up views of Camelback anywhere.

This Echo Canyon Community is definitely in a prized location not only due to its proximity to Camelback Mountain but because the Echo Canyon community is only minutes away from the most exclusive restaurants and resorts in Paradise Valley and Scottsdale. It's also just off the famous, McDonald Road in the highly sought after Cameldale Community with some of the most expensive real estate in Paradise Valley. (More info see link below)

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Paradise Valley Farms -  Scottsdale Best Kept Secret

The boutique community of Paradise Valley Farms may be Scottsdale’s best kept residential secret. The community welcomes home-buyers with tree lined streets and lush green lawns; dotted with roses and blooming jasmine. Charming homes and stunning Award-Winning contemporaries are additional visual treats.  Yet, as pretty as the neighborhood is; what makes this community so unique is it combines beauty, design and convenience… it is nearly in the center of Scottsdale most prized shopping and entertainment area.
So enjoy an evening stroll in the quiet neighborhood, say hi to neighbors… and then within minutes by car, you can be at a wine tasting or a Scottsdale art fair. (More information & photos - see green link below)

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