Welcome to North Scottsdale

There are few finer areas to live in and enjoy than North Scottsdale, Arizona. Scottsdale, of course, is well known for many things, but especially its lush green golf courses and parks, discriminating shopping and fine dining, not to mention unfettered access to thousands of acres in the incredible Sonoran Desert. Oh, and did I mention sunshine?

The beauty of North Scottsdale in the Sonoran Desert is jaw dropping awe inspiring. The people of Scottsdale have understood the importance of preserving this jewel, and its citizenry continues to invest in the acquisition of the Sonoran Desert to add to the growing Preserve.

What many people don’t realize, and is the reason for NorthScottsdale.com is to promote the everyday quality of life now enjoyed by untold thousands. Through its schools, parks, recreation, religious establishments, wonderful eateries, convenient workplace, everyday life is well lived here. It is truly amazing! And that’s what this website is all about. Here you will get to know North Scottsdale beyond the obvious and get a taste of what it’s like to enjoy life here.

For example did you know that Scottsdale is:

  • The Number One place in the nation to RAISE A FAMILY?
  • Among the SAFEST cities in the U.S. of cities with over 100,000 population?
  • Named One of the BEST RUN CITIES in America?
  • Named by Google as its 2013 eCity Award?
  • Recognized for TOP INNOVATIVE Green Initiatives?
  • Number One Place to RETIRE by MSN Money?
  • Named MOST ROMANTIC CITY by Livability.com?
  • Top Ten Best Cities for Young People to Live.
  • The NBC Today Show featured Scottsdale as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People

North Scottsdale has some of the most beautiful homes in Arizona, with many exceeding $5 million in value, yet many terrific homes priced at less than $500,000. In NorthScottsdale.com, you will find a second to none real estate section enabling you to view not only North Scottsdale, but all communities in what we affectionately call, “The Valley of the Sun.” We provide in-depth information about dozens of North Scottsdale neighborhoods.

Commerce? Much of the residential boom in North Scottsdale had been driven by available land to build coupled with the popular Scottsdale Airpark. The Airpark, with close to over 60,000 employees, 2,500 businesses and 25,000,000 square feet is Arizona’s second largest employment area in Arizona.

North Scottsdale lays claim to over 120 miles of shared-use trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The ever expanding Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve is a must-see destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Did someone say golf? What many visitors remember is that North Scottsdale is home to some of the Arizona’s finest desert golf courses, including TPC Scottsdale (Waste Management Open)The Boulders, Troon NorthKierlandGrayhawk and Legend Trail.

Shopping and dining get no finer than one-of-a-kind boutiques as well as some of your favorite national brands. Downtown Scottsdale has long been well known for Scottsdale Fashion Square head, one of Arizona’s great malls! North Scottsdale has added second to none open-air retail meccas of Kierland Commons and the Scottsdale Quarter.

The El Pedregal Festival Marketplace is an eclectic collection of upscale boutiques, galleries and restaurants, and even a few degrees cooler than the rest of the Valley.

Real Estate in North Scottsdale

So how much does it cost to buy a home in North Scottsdale? Listed below is current information provided by from the Bodeen Team taken from the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service. For more information about North Scottsdale communities including homes for sale, click on the real estate tab.

North Scottsdale Community Real Estate Information (As of 8/1/14)

Single Family Detached:

  • Average Size Home Sold (Single Family Detached Homes): 2092
  • Average Sold Price (Single Family Detached Homes): $696,000
  • Average Sold Sales Price (Single Family Homes) Per Square Foot $220.00
  • Average Days on Market From Listing to Closing: 113

Condo / Townhouse:

  • Average Size Home Sold (Condominium / Townhouse): 1468 SqFt
  • Average Sold Price (Condominium / Townhouse): $282,000
  • Average Sold Sales Price (Condominium / Townhouse): Per Square Foot $184.00
  • Average Market Time from Listing to Closing: 107 Days

We define “North Scottsdale ” as: ZIP CODES: 85254, 85255, 85258, 85259, 85260, 85262, and 85266 – Prices are approximate based on MLS data – updated 8/01/2014


Scottsdale is Number Two In The Nation!

According to Areavibes.com, Scottsdale rates 2nd highest in the nation as best cities to live in with a “livability score” of 81.



The “Heart of North Scottsdale”

“The Heart of Scottsdale” is an area in North Scottsdale that is very popular to live in for both year-round residents and winter visitors alike. You’ll find an extensive array of communities and a wide variety of homes, condominiums and townhomes in all price ranges.

Geographically, this area commences from Indian Bend on the South up to Bell/Frank Lloyd Wright on the North. It extends from 56th Street on the west to Fountain Hills at the extreme east end.

What people like about this area is its proximity to everything that is Scottsdale and beyond. Do you need to commute? Access to and from state routes #101 and #51 are nearby. Is golf your game? You are within minutes of dozens of Scottsdale’s finest golf courses. Perhaps shopping is your sport of choice? Then check out dozens of awesome shopping spots, such as Kierland Commons, an extremely popular dining area on the Phoenix side of Scottsdale Road, is just a few minutes away.

Many schools that are the first choice for parents are found here. Two excellent school districts, the Scottsdale School District, and the Paradise Valley School District should both be checked out. Also, numerous private and charter schools are located in Scottsdale.

Kierland Homes For Sale

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6431 E Carolina Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85254

3 Beds
2 Baths
2,021 SqFt
Status Active W/contingency
MLS # 6084118
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Home has been completely remodeled since 2015! Desirable location in Kierland with a corner lot, walking distance to the park, Kierland Commons, and Scottsdale Quarter. Soaring vaulted ceilings, designer paints, and upgraded stone fireplace and dual pane picture windows. True gourmet kitchen with show stopping marble slab island, Wolf stainless appliances, including, 6 burner range oven, double ovens, warming drawer, wine refrigerator and ice maker & subzero refrigerator/freezer. Lovely master suite with private exit and walk-in closet. Master bath has beautiful roll in/walk in shower. Enjoy the privacy of this secluded backyard with a sparkling pool and boulder water feature, covered patio with multiple ceiling fans, and a huge outdoor dining table. Garage cabinetry. Tankless H2O heater


Scottsdale Airpark Communities

If convenience and affordability are important to you then take a look at the North Scottsdale Airpark communities. These communities are located within minutes of the 101 Pima Freeway, shopping, dining, work, schools and recreational activities.

In these times when commuting is not just long and tiring, but also costly with the price of gas, residents enjoy saving both time and money

The Scottsdale Airpark is one of the Valley’s largest employment sectors. Almost 50,000 people are employed in an area that surrounds the City of Scottsdale’s Municipal Airport. It is projected that the Scottsdale Airpark will become the Valley’s leading employment area by 2010.

What is especially nice about the Airpark communities from a day to day living aspect is its affordability. Condominiums start in the $150,000 range while single family homes are priced from $330,000 and up.

Wonderfully diverse communities make up the neighborhoods within the Airpark. On the one hand you have the “Cactus Corridor” which is an equestrian section from the 101 Freeway east along Cactus to Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. With an abundance of large lots, (many equestrian friendly), this area is being preserved by the City of Scottsdale to keep its equine flavor. Beautiful homes in a more rural setting can be found in these parts.

Some of North Scottsdale’s neighborhood charmers are found here as well. Communities such as Buenavante and Rancho San Carlos, Sweetwater Ranch, Mountainview Ranch and Powderhorn Ranch, along with Sunrise Estates and Stoneridge Estates are located here. For golfers, there’s the Scottsdale Country club, a planned unit development surrounding lush Starfire Golf Course.

Newer (1990’s) communities located east of The Pima Freeway (#101) and north of Cactus Rd are located within minutes of the Airpark, freeway access and almost everything else. Single family home prices in these neighborhoods run from the $400,000 range and up.

Buenavante Homes For Sale

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7631 E Charter Oak Road Scottsdale, AZ 85260

4 Beds
3 Baths
3,228 SqFt
Status Active W/contingency
MLS # 6015409
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Just Reduced !! BACKYARD REMODEL IS COMPLETED!! TOTAL REMODEL: Pearl Certified GOLD for efficiency SEE DOCUMENTS! Stunning 2019 EXPANSION & RENOVATION! NO HOA in popular, Buenavante. Home has been completely re-designed w/ modern updates: Chef's kitchen is perfect for entertaining! Stylish white cabinets, quartz counters w/ classic backsplash, large pantry & new stainless appliances opens up to family/dining room featuring walls of new windows to the resort-style yard.Home has been expanded to include a Huge Master suite w/ extra large spa-like bath & TONS of closet space. Second Jr Suite w/ ensuite bath. Sliding glass doors from Master to outdoor shower & pool. Great outdoor space offers privacy-updated sparking pool, addt'l paver patio & grassy area.SEE ADDITIONAL REMARKS FOR MORE INFO

7551 E Wethersfield Road Scottsdale, AZ 85260

6 Beds
4 Baths
4,006 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6048707
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Best location in Scottsdale! Amazing 1,100 SF guest house built in 2006 includes 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room & kitchen. Spacious family room with two way fireplace,custom mantels & custom built in shelves in wet bar area. Large master suite with wood floor,2 walk-in closets,custom mirrors & wood valance. Wood floor in office/br.Backyard Paradise with fenced diving pool, large covered patio & RV Gate. Within minutes of shopping: Scottsdale Quarter, Kierland. Walking distance to Cactus Park.Excellent Schools.

12835 N 78th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85260

4 Beds
3 Baths
2,934 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6083938
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Quintissential Buenavante living! Fantastic curb appeal from the moment you drive up to it, this well-appointed and updated Spanish-style home has it all. Walk in from the welcoming front patio, and immediately get drawn into the open floorplan. Kitchen features a butcher block island, while living room boasts a gorgeous, custom-built cherrywood wet bar with live edge. Thoughtful and convenient single-story floorplan has guest bedroom/office (with Murphy bed) and bathroom separated from master suite and other bedrooms. Backyard includes mature citrus trees while front yard is anchored by a majestic pine. Pool has footings in place for safety fence. Watch your kids grow in this fantastic family-friendly neighborhood in one of the most sought-after school districts. This one is a must-see!

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The Shea Corridor

Do you like mountain and city light views or nearby access to premium healthcare facilities? Well, along Shea Blvd heading east from Scottsdale Road, you’ll find a splendid diversity of upscale neighborhoods. A number of these communities, such as as Ancala and Scottsdale Mountain, are newer developments with fabulous mountain and city light views.

This area could also be known as “The Medical Mile” by the sheer numbers of quality health care facilities that are located here, including the Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale healthcare and a myriad of excellent medical facilities.

Ancala Homes For Sale

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11748 E Bloomfield Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85259

5 Beds
4.5 Baths
4,558 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6079077
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Welcome to this beautiful half acre plus property with the McDowell Mountains as your backdrop. Located on the highly coveted, Bloomfield Rd., in Ancala Country Club. Freshly painted and well maintained this spacious split floor plan has it all. Three large, ensuite bedrooms and two additional bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath. Open kitchen with tons of counter space, alder cabinetry and high end appliances. Huge walk-in pantry, wet bar, wine fridge 200 sf mudroom with additional storage closets. Large 3 car garage with abundant cabinets. Entertainers or privacy seekers will love this backyard with heated pool, spa, waterfall, mist system brand new built in BBQ and a spiral staircase leading to a view deck with 360 degree views including city lights and Camelback Mountain. Enjoy the

11701 E Desert Trail Road Scottsdale, AZ 85259

5 Beds
5 Baths
5,446 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6083452
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Forever views overlooking the infinity pool and spa from this Territorial home. Travertine flooring and high end carpeting throughout.. Granite kitchen countertops, SS appliances, open floor plan. Magnificent custom home theater room and game room area. Split plan with huge master suite with fireplace. Retractable sliding doors from the formal living room onto the patio. Built in BBQ and patio fireplace. In floor pool cleaning system and spa. 3 car garage with tons of storage, large laundry room. 24 hour manned guard gate. An oasis in the desert and worth a look.

12010 N 114th Way Scottsdale, AZ 85259

$1,150,000 - 3Br/4Ba - Home for Sale in Ancala, Scottsdale
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,839 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6085221
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
WOW!! Check out the million dollar views from this amazing home in the Luxury guard gated golf course community of Ancala. If you enjoy incredible sunsets, city lights and views of Camelback Mountain you must see this home. Located on the 3rd fairway of the golf course you will enjoy a very private backyard that includes a sparkling pool, elevated spa, cozy fire pit, outdoor kitchen and plenty of covered and uncovered patio space for entertaining. Inside your inner chef will enjoy the oversized kitchen with plenty of counter space, breakfast bar and breakfast room for dining. The kitchen opens to the family room so you can still see the outdoor space so you can still enjoy the views. The master suite includes a large seating area, views of the patio and and large bat

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The Ranches

Some of North Scottsdale’s earliest planned unit developments are located south of Shea Boulevard and east of Scottsdale Road, such as McCormick Ranch and Scottsdale Ranch. Developed in the 1970’s and 1980’s, these communities are stunning in their lush, mature landscaping and well-kept neighborhood appearance.

Prices in McCormick Ranch range from the $400,000 to over $1,200,000 for single family homes. Prices in these awesome communities around $300,000 to just over $1,200,000.

McCormick Ranch Homes For Sale

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8787 E Mountain View Road Unit 2076 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

1 Bed
1 Bath
812 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6081944
Property Type Apartment Style/flat
Price Type --
Welcome to Treehouse Condo. This organic one bedroom unit is in the perfect location. Sit overlooking the center green spaces from every window. The balcony sits nestled right in the trees. Great unit for an active lifestyle. Steps away from shopping, public transit, dining and city's greenbelt bike paths. The complex has three pools, a gym and tennis courts. The unit is move in ready: clean, new tub and shower, and the kitchen updates include a new fridge.

8973 N 87th Court Scottsdale, AZ 85258

3 Beds
3 Baths
2,142 SqFt
Status Active W/contingency
MLS # 6081632
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Location Location Location! Beautiful single family oasis in central Scottsdale, McCormick Ranch. Located on a cul de sac lot near McCormick Ranch shopping, golf club, dining entertainment and more. Easy access to the Loop 101 freeway. This gorgeous backyard features all of your favorite amenities including an extended covered patio with fans, Sparkling diving pool, putting green, picnic area, and matured landscaping. Inside the spacious 2142 sq ft 3 bedroom 2.75 bathroom floor plan boasts soaring beamed ceilings, dual pane low E windows, a wood burning fireplace, wet bar, tiled high traffic areas,ceiling fans, and an epoxy coated garage with built in cabinets. The kitchen offer plenty of cabinet and counter space. The large master suite has a huge walk in closet, double sinks, a walk in

8630 E Appaloosa Trail Scottsdale, AZ 85258

$850,000 - 4Br/4Ba - Home for Sale in Paradise Park Trails, Scottsdale
Open House
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,763 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6082009
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Welcome to one of the most desired locations in Scottsdale - McCormick Ranch. This home is situated on a 31,000+ sq.ft. lot and features 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. You are welcomed with a spacious formal dining/living area with wood shutters. Kitchen opens to Family Room and features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.Family room has a cozy, brick fireplace,wood shutters, and wet bar for entertaining. This home is a split floor plan with 3 guest bedrooms + 2 baths on one side (both with granite countertops),and the Master Bedroom on the other side for privacy. Huge backyard with covered patio, sparkling pool/spa, large grassy play area and fruit trees. 2 car garage with large storage/workshop area

8170 E Del Caverna Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85258

3 Beds
2 Baths
1,938 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6082388
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
MCCORMICK RANCH BEAUTIFUL SINGLE LEVEL PATIO HOME NOW COULD BE YOURS!!This move in home (furniture included) was remodeled in 2018. 3BR/2BA/2CG spacious and open split floor plan that faces the greenbelt. Watch the virtual 3D tour and see the beautiful finishes including custom kitchen cabinets with quartz countertops, kitchen island with breakfast bar. Master Bedroom includes large master closet, double vanity, walk in shower and custom linen closet. Shutters, recessed lights, fans, stainless steel appliances are additional features. Garage has storage cabinets and epoxy floor. Home is minutes from all the paved walking paths plus this community has wonderful amenities, including pickle ball, 2 pools/spas and tennis. Quiet location is ideal for the owner who desires tranquility.

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Scottsdale Ranch Homes For Sale

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9120 N 101st Way Scottsdale, AZ 85258

2 Beds
2 Baths
1,603 SqFt
Status Active W/contingency
MLS # 6083632
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Stunning remodel in ideal Scottsdale Ranch, single level patio home with split floor plan, 2 bedrooms plus den/bonus room. Cozy eat-in kitchen with custom soft-close cabinets and drawers, quartz countertops, breakfast bar, recessed lighting, featuring pantry with pullout shelves and Subzero refrigerator. Dining Room plus open living area with stacked stone fireplace and vaulted ceilings. Spacious master features an amazing view of the pool, vaulted ceiling, remote control blinds above, double sink, huge tile walk-in shower w/glass block window. Gorgeous backyard with HEATED SELF-CLEANING private pool & spa! Scottsdale Ranch has abundant amenities: a community center, pontoon boat, Park and Tennis Courts, Senior Center, restaurants and shopping area, all walking distance from home!

10853 E Palomino Road Scottsdale, AZ 85259

$740,000 - 4Br/3Ba - Home for Sale in Mountainview Place Lot 1-106, Scottsdale
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,460 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6085044
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --

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