One of North Scottsdale’s most desirable communities is Scottsdale Ranch – a master-planned residential community that was first developed in 1984 by Costain Arizona and Markland Properties. Scottsdale Ranch is a premier and progressive community offering a variety of upscale living options in a resort-like setting. With 3,938 properties in over 40 different neighborhoods, this awesome community offers a lifestyle that is unmatched.
As part of Scottsdale’s northeast growth plan, Scottsdale Ranch was first purchased in 1978, rezoned in 1979. It ranges from one dwelling unit per acre down to 16 multi-family units per acre. Scottsdale Ranch sits on 1,119 acres and includes a wonderful 42-acre, private lake that was developed jointly by Scottsdale Ranch, the City of Scottsdale, Maricopa County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Lake Serena is part of the Indian Bend Green Belt System and serves as a control for run-off water from the McDowell Mountains. The water is generated from a groundwater well located on Scottsdale Ranch’s property. The unique existence of such a substantial body of water in the desert is why Scottsdale Ranch has been known as the “oasis in the desert” for nearly thirty years now. Lake Serena provides countless hours of tranquility and enjoyment for its residents.
Within the heart of the community is the Scottsdale Ranch Park – a wonderful 64-acre general public-use area that was donated by the developer to the City of Scottsdale. This community surrounds some of Scottsdale’s most advantageous amenities. Also included among these amenities is the Via Linda Senior Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Scottsdale, Laguna Elementary School and the Scottsdale Ranch Mercado Shopping Center. Residents of all ages are provided terrific social and recreational enjoyment right outside their door.