Scottsdale Real Estate
(www.scottsdaleaz.gov) is located in the Eastern section of Maricopa County near the greater Phoenix area and was named for Winfield Scott in 1894 and is referred to as “The West’s Most Western Town!”
Bordering Scottsdale is Paradise Valley to the South, and Carefree to the North. Scottsdale is only 31 miles long and not quite 11 ½ miles wide with much being offered, from the finest in dining, the most exotic car selections, historical landmarks and museums, art galleries, and shopping that rivals the best found around the World. Check out the popular Scottsdale Quarter (www.scottsdalequarter.com) and the Kierland Commons (www.kierlandcommons.com).
Sports…top ranked golf…museums…shopping…restaurants….art galleries….to name a few of what awaits you and then there is the housing selection, offering “something for everyone!” From ultra chic low and high rise urban style condos to Executive family homes, as well as guard gated golf course and Country Cub settings…and, private, view situated compounds with spectacular mountain and city light views to the Valley below.
Hiking trails….wildlife…scale the mountain trails of Pinnacle Peak by day and enjoy your beverage and favorite meal at any number of award winning restaurants nearby by evening, while watching the McDowell Mountains perform a sunset showcase. Did you know that the McDowell Mountains are 4,033 in height? Thompson Peak is 3,910!
The popular hiking destination in North Scottsdale: Pinnacle Peak. Located in the heart of North Scottsdale, Pinnacle Peak is a 1.75 mile hiking trail and when hiked at a moderate pace will require approximately two hours to successfully hike. At its highest point, Pinnacle Peak is 2,889′ high! The elevation at the trailhead is at 2,570 feet. www.scottsdale.az.gov.
Old Town Scottsdale is reminiscent of the Old West with historical museums filled with art, along with artful storytellers, gathering places and fun bars, music and eateries.
North Scottsdale includes such renowned living areas as:
Desert Mountain to the far North near Carefree, offering six award winning 18 hole golf courses, all private, guard gated with every desired amenity;
Estancia (Phil Mickelson has been seen golfing there), another guard gated golf community, nestled on the slope of Pinnacle Peak in North Scottsdale;
Desert Highlands Golf Club located on the Happy Valley side of Pinnacle Peak in North Scottsdale; Grayhawk Golf Club open to the Public and centrally located in North Scottsdale; Silverleaf Golf and Country Club, guard gated, beautiful view lots with easy 101 access to Sky Harbor ….to name but a few of the golf communities in the North Scottsdale area
Scottsdale is unique and beautiful. Old and charming. New and sophisticated. Civilized and filled with wildlife. Shop, golf, hike, bike….enjoy life to the fullest!
Living the life in Scottsdale depends upon your needs:
Are you retired?
Do you like to golf?
Do you seek the amenities of a golf club membership and the privacy it provides?
Do you want to live among members you know and enjoy?
OR, do you prefer to live more remote with privacy and starry night skies on land with more space, yet close to shopping, schools, airport, etc?
Horses? Do you seek a horse property, part time or full?
Is this a primary residence?
Is this a second, third, other, residence?
Do you seek a condo…patio home….single family….Executive family residence?
What style of home?
Size of home? Need a guest house?
How many garage spaces?
Single story? Multi level?
Square footage and number of rooms? Why?
Gated….guard gated…does it matter?
Age, design, custom (if so….are you familiar with our builders?), features?
When do you want to move in?
Are you one of the many car collectors who live out West? If so, what are your needs?
Age of home?
Would you like to consider land and then build your dream home?
Do you have an Agent who knows the Luxury Home Builders in the area and has worked with them in the past?
Do you have an Agent who knows the Guard Gated communities and the transfer fees, membership fees and the area better than anyone else? Some areas require – on top of everything else – ½ of 1% of your purchase price. Did you know that? Does your Agent know that, and where that is?
The foregoing are only a few of the questions you are considering…, therefore, you need a long established resident of the area and a long established, full time Real Estate Professional: