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?
  • Top 20 of AMERICA’S THRIVING CITIES?
  • 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.

http://www.areavibes.com/library/top-10-best-cities-to-live-2013/
http://www.areavibes.com/scottsdale-az/livability/

 

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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15215 N Kierland Boulevard Unit 536 Scottsdale, AZ 85254

$1,295,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,086 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5989751
Property Type Apartment Style/flat
Price Type --
Rarely Available Location in The Plaza Lofts Tower! A Sophisticated and Contemporary Design that exudes a Warm, Inviting and Comfortable Appeal. EVERY SQUARE INCH of this home speaks to Impeccable Finishes! You really have to come take a look at this one.... because the pictures just don't say enough. This owner didn't leave anything out. With amazing selections of everything done right....this home is a true stand-out, boasting the best of both worlds: luxury and convenience. Offering Main Street-style living with superior interior finishes, fine dining and shopping at your doorstep, and then escape to the serene and intimate privacy of your incredibly well appointed personal residence. Overlooking Westin Kierland Golf Course, this highly coveted location in the Plaza Lofts Tower also

15802 N 71st N Street Unit 210 Scottsdale, AZ 85254

$425,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,432 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5991260
Property Type Apartment Style/flat
Price Type --
Resort living in this luxury enclave close to Kierland but not on top of it. Perfect lock and leave. Large living and dining area plus split bedrooms, each with its own bath plus a guest half bath. This unit comes with a temperature controlled wine locker box, two parking spaces in covered parking area convenient to elevator. Building has 24 hour guarded entry, concierge porter, gym, steam room, locker rooms with shower and towels, club room catering kitchen, club room, board room, and business center. The outdoor pool area has a bar and barbecue area overlooking the golf course, perfect for morning coffee. Title work begun at Equity Title and 50% Escrow Fee Savings to Buyer and Seller when closed at Equity

6530 E Montreal Place Scottsdale, AZ 85254

$659,500
4 Beds
2 Baths
2,660 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5991463
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
A GREAT FIXER OPPORTUNITY AND A PREMIUM LOCATION! UDC's most popular floor plan is located right across the street from the park and walking distance to Kierland Commons. This single level, master split floor has 4 bed and 2 baths with a 3 car garage . Paint and carpet to live as is, or, a clean palette to update to today's modern style. Spacious yard. This home has high ceilings and is light, bright and very spacious. A great opportunity to be in one of the fastest growing areas of Scottsdale.

7120 E Kierland Boulevard Unit 1018 Scottsdale, AZ 85254

$2,399,000
2 Beds
3 Baths
2,395 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5999605
Property Type Apartment Style/flat
Price Type --
This near-new modern penthouse is resort living at it's finest in Optima Kierland. Situated above over 60 restaurants and 100 specialty retailers all within walking distance this 2 master, 3 full bath ADHA accesible condo was crafted w/ top of the line features such as motorized shades, crestron automation, custom wall paper, & gorgeous custom lighting throughout. Gourmet kitchen boasts marble counters & back splash, SS appliances, & huge island w/seating for 5 that overlooks the large great room w/floor to ceiling glass for expansive views. Master retreat makes you feel like you are at a world class spa w/it's own private patio, large ensuite w/marble accent wall & walk in shower w/separate tub. 1 additional bedroom w/ensuite baths complete this private, turn key, lock & leave masterpiece

 

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

$1,039,000 - 4Br/3Ba - Home for Sale in Buenavante Lot 1 Thru 198 & Tr A Thru Tr J, Scottsdale
Open House
$1,039,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
3,228 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6015409
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
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. This home has been expanded to include a Huge Master suite with 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, additional paver patio& grassy area.TOO MANY UPDATES TO LIST!SEE ADDITIONAL REMARKS FOR MORE INFO.

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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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12985 N 119th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85259

$3,950,000
6 Beds
9 Baths
8,900 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6015059
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Welcome home to a one-of-a-kind, contemporary design - built by Randy Cozen. Known for his attention to detail and exceptional craftsmanship, Cozen situated this home on McDowell Mountain's hillside, giving way to Arizona's panoramic city views and breathtaking desert landscape. This 6 bedroom 9 bath private compound is nestled in Ancala, a 24-hour guard gated community surrounded by A+ schools. With just under 9,000 Sqft, the livable space is any entertainer's delight! Enter through the courtyard and be drawn to the lagoon styled pool and spa, heated for both summer and winter enjoyment. Find the guesthouse to the left, equipped with a separate garage and on the right you will enjoy the privacy of your own gym. Main house features are plenty.

11653 E Aster Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85259

$1,499,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
5,521 SqFt
Status Active W/contingency
MLS # 6015230
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Impressive home located in the exclusive guard-gated Ancala community. This 4 bed, 4.5 bath home has no interior steps with all new wood and travertine tile flooring throughout. This home offers many upgrades from the newly renovated interior to the 3 car temperature controlled garage with 240v outlets for electric vehicles. Beautiful office with custom cabinets and coffered ceiling. Generously sized master bedroom with fireplace and backyard access. Remodeled master bathroom and ample sized master walk-in closets with bonus infrared sauna. Open living and family rooms with large spaces to entertain. Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances in kitchen with newly tiled backsplash. Butlers pantry with wine fridge and two cooling drawers. Bonus den with backyard access next to three en suite

12715 N 114th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85259

$939,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,658 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6028626
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
SPECTACULAR VIEWS in North Scottsdale, GOLF COURSE LOT - at base of McDowell Mountains.Enjoy Stunning Mountain, City Lights and expansive GOLF Course VIEWS,an entertainer's DREAM! Fabulous pool/patio area with amazing views! This beautifully maintained home with FRESH PAINT has been continuously updated. Located in the gated community of Taliesin West, with easy 101 access. Home Features:5 bedrms,4.5 bath, Remodeled Gourmet kitchen and bath. Freshly painted,Light and Bright. 3 C Garage Epoxy flooring,Wood shutters and much more. Many upgrades and a floor plan perfect for family living and entertaining. Views from every bedroom, kitchen, LR, DR etc! WOW!

11632 E Cortez Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85259

$785,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,070 SqFt
Status Active W/contingency
MLS # 6033772
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
RESORT LIVING AT ITS BEST! Casual Elegance with a Feel Good, Happy to be Home ambiance. Remodeled Single Level ANCALA VILLA with No steps. It has two Master Suites with private full bathrooms (separate tub and shower), walk-in closets & private entries. An Additional DEN makes for a great office or to accommodate additional guests. Remodeled kitchen with Wolf Gas Cooktop opens to breakfast room, Great Room & dining room. The Great Room is a show stopper with a stacked stone gas fireplace & built-in flat screen TV. The Private Backyard is a Resort Oasis with outdoor fireplace, Dramatic Waterfall cascading into pool plus you can Relax & soothe away your troubles in the bubbling heated spa. In Prestigious Ancala Country Club with close proximity to Scottsdale A+ & BASIS schools, fine dining,

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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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7275 N Scottsdale Road Unit 1020 Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

$849,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Artesia Condominiums, Paradise Valley
Open House
$849,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,184 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5993428
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
Where lifestyle meets luxury, privacy and convenience. Nestled near Scottsdale's finest dining, shopping, 5-star entertainment and located in the exclusive Artesia community, this perfect lock-and-leave townhome features: amazing Camelback Mountain views, a gorgeous chef's quality kitchen with Viking appliances, spacious living areas, 4 private balconies/patios, 2 cozy fireplaces, beautiful wood flooring and a private elevator with access to all floors. Residents have access to the private 10-acre park, resort pool, spa and community amenities throughout the property, Artesia is ideally located within a stone's throw of the new marquee Ritz Carlton development and is an opportunity that will exceed your expectations.

8211 N Via De Lago -- Scottsdale, AZ 85258

$1,999,000 - 3Br/4Ba - Home for Sale in Palo Viento 1, Scottsdale
Open House
$1,999,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,201 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5995329
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
You won't believe you are in Scottsdale when you enter this completely remodeled, modern Spanish waterfront property designed to take advantage of spectacular lake, golf course and mountain views. Featuring the highest quality finishes including a blend of hardwood flooring and natural stone throughout. The views are everything! Above the 1,000 sq. ft. covered patio is an upper deck that looks out over the lake, golf course and 360-degree mountain views. The lakeside back yard features a built-in gas BBQ, gas firepit and boat dock. The new open concept living includes the formal living room, dining room, kitchen and den with large gas fireplace. The expansive kitchen features completely custom classic white cabinets with a solid natural walnut island. Featuring both a peninsula with a

7626 E Via Del Placito -- Scottsdale, AZ 85258

$2,699,000 - 4Br/4Ba - Home for Sale in Palo Viento 1, Scottsdale
Open House
$2,699,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
5,324 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5995098
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Voted Best Home on Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Luxury Home Tour! This stunning waterfront masterpiece is located in the prestigious Palo Viento community of McCormick Ranch. This magnificent custom home offers breathtaking views, luxurious finishes throughout and an abundance of space for entertaining. The beautifully landscaped front yard welcomes you into the grand interior and bright open floorplan. Professional kitchen (featured in Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine) offers two oversized islands, custom cabinets, 6 burner Wolf Range, double ovens, Shaw farmhouse sink, 2 walk in pantries and a breakfast room with exquisite panoramic lake views. Stunning great room offers several entertaining areas, wet bar, grand fireplace and breathtaking water and mountain views.

7644 E Via Del Placito -- Scottsdale, AZ 85258

$2,600,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
2,763 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5997515
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
VOTED BEST HOUSE ON SCOTTSDALE LUXURY TOUR! Private and secluded, this rare lakefront residence features175 feet of unobstructed lake, golf course and McDowell Mountain views--this is the best lot on the lake! This North/South facing lot is tucked in to the end of a quiet cul-de-sac while sitting on a large corner lot of the lake. Take your private pontoon boat from your dock for a relaxing sunset cruise or sit around the waterfront firepit and watch the wildlife of the bird sanctuary. This home was featured in the MAY 2018 PHOENIX HOME AND GARDEN ISSUE and described as one of the finest homes in the Valley. Close by everything, this McCormick Ranch home embraces easygoing indoor-outdoor living while incorporating water views everywhere. Large bifold window doors seamlessly transition into

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Scottsdale Ranch Homes For Sale

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10159 E Cochise Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85258

$1,150,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
3,298 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6003293
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Absolutely perfect waterfront home in gated community of Landings. Huge views of Lake Serena from the walls of windows and the fabulous rear yard with sparkling pool, lush landscaping and stairway to the lake. The house sits at the end of the cul de sac which provides tons of privacy. The interior is a combination of elegance and comfort and has been maintained to perfection.Plush carpeting and beautiful tile flooring, custom cabinetry and architectural excellence add to the appeal of this home. There are fabulous windows from floor to ceiling which bathe the property in natural light and provide a resort lifestyle feel. One bedroom and bath on first floor , fabulous master retreat and 2 additional bedrooms upstairs make for easy living for all .

10017 E Mountain View Road Unit 2077 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

$280,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Fountains Unit 1-160, Scottsdale
Open House
$280,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,446 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6005223
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
This Scottsdale one-story is in a great central location in the Scottsdale Ranch area and offers a balcony, a fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and a one-car garage. 2 bed, 2 bath townhome in the heart of central scottsdale. Vaulted ceilings. Unit has a one-car garage and is close by the community pool and spa. Enjoy the fine dining, shopping centers, and events that are all close by.

11082 E Carol Avenue Scottsdale, AZ 85259

$980,000
4 Beds
3.5 Baths
3,659 SqFt
Status Active W/contingency
MLS # 6005877
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
Gorgeous custom corner lot home, 4 bed, 3.5 bath. Side entry 3 car garage. Soaring ceilings and oak hardwood floors. Formal living & dining. Plantation Shutters. Open floor plan. Family room has a wood burning fireplace and a built-in wet bar with refrigerator and ice maker. New LED lighting. Powder room off living area. The eat-in kitchen has an abundance of custom maple glazed cabinets, sub-zero refrigerator, wine fridge, granite counters, R/O, island with breakfast bar, Dacor gas cook top and wall mount double ovens. Separate Guest bedroom has private entrance. 3/4 bath doubles as a pool bathroom. 2 large additional bedrooms with large closets and jack and jill bath, each has their own vanities . Large master has sitting area, gas fireplace,vaulted ceilings and private entrance.

9951 E Island Circle Scottsdale, AZ 85258

$1,295,000
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
3,676 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6012686
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
WATERFRONT and AMAZING VIEWS with N/S exposure!!! Beautiful custom home,FULLY Remodeled with new roof. An entertainers dream with a first floor master suite, 3 separate living areas, gracious formal dining, multiple patios, pool, BBQ, fireplace, raised garden and boat dock on the water!!! LARGE GORGEOUS KITCHENopen to family room. The THREE CAR GARAGE space has been modified to provide an amazing, generous exercise room! Could also provide climate-controlled storage space to work on hobbies, or provide a protected area to house your great collection! Totally perfect for an indoor kids' play room, or maybe even provide an elegant ''shop'' for those who like to tinker! Owner kept components to easily add back third garage if desired. MUST SEE in heart of Scottsdale!

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