Scottsdale Ranch is a master-planned residential community located in Scottsdale, Arizona and was first developed in 1984 by Markland Properties, Inc. and Costain Arizona, Inc. Scottsdale Ranch has since become Scottsdale's premier and progressive community offering a variety of upscale living options in a resort-like setting. Comprised of 3,938 properties in over 40 different subdivision neighborhoods, this gorgeous lake-side community offers a lifestyle that is unmatched.
As part of the city's northeast growth plan, Scottsdale Ranch was first purchased in 1978, rezoned in 1979 and ranges from one dwelling unit to acre lots, to multi-family units at 16 dwelling units to the acre. The development is located on 1,119 acres and houses a 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.
Centrally located within the heart of the community is the Scottsdale Ranch Park. The Scottsdale Ranch Park is a 64-acre general public-use area that was donated by the developer to the City of Scottsdale; therefore, our 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, the award-winning Laguna Elementary School and the Scottsdale Ranch Mercado Shopping Center. These facilities provided by our local municipality and various organizations, provide residents of all ages opportunities for social and recreational enjoyment right outside their door.
The community is a substantial real estate project that was designed to include housing and other living and recreational amenities and services within one scope. The purpose of this planned community and its homeowners association is to provide a means to enhance the value of a property by developing a living environment superior to that which might be achieved by a less-structured means which includes:
The Scottsdale Ranch Community Association is committed to the constant pursuit of implementing its mission statement – "The Mission of the Scottsdale Ranch Community Association is to serve as the organization through which its residents may sustain and enhance the character, quality of life and desirability of our community". The association engages in many partnerships with the municipalities, surrounding agencies, organizations and schools where the members continue to make a difference. Scottsdale Ranch constantly implements new ways to encourage this "community" style of life.
In the high Sonoran desert of North Scottsdale, the Troon North community stands as the hallmark of desert golf course living. Stretching through the natural ravines and foothills in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak, you’ll find some of the finest luxury real estate available in North Scottsdale. The special ambiance, visual sensation, and natural experience of Troon North set the standards by which all others are measured. The immaculately groomed Troon North Golf Club is the ultimate experience on Scottsdale golf courses in Arizona.
Nestled in the midst of the brilliant beauty of the high Sonoran desert of far North Scottsdale, Rio Verde Foothills enjoys a remarkably rural ambience reminiscent of days gone by. This treasured community, located just east of Scottsdale and north of Fountain Hills, is surrounded by the majesties of Mother Nature including drop dead dazzling views of the McDowell Mountains, Four Peaks and the nearby Tonto National Forest. Whether your passion is horses, biking, hiking, tennis or championship golf, this spectacular slice of southwestern paradise offers a lifestyle rich with a wealth of peace and serenity.
Originally conceived as a winter golf camp in the late 1960s by a group of Minnesota investors, Rio Verde Foothills is now host to magnificent custom homes and ranches, many snuggled on multi-acre sites. Architectural styles range from Tuscan to Territorial and from Contemporary to Cowboy Hacienda, but all boast a plethora of privacy. What’s even better is that this rustic sanctuary flaunts one of the most mesmerizing amenities of all: a nightly sky show jazzed by a galaxy of stars scattered across the midnight-black heavens.
Even though it’s tucked deep in the desert, Rio Verde Foothills is ideally situated less than an hour from the Loop 101 freeway, providing easy access to all that the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan areas have to offer: a wide variety of fine dining options, quaint eateries, upscale shopping, charming boutiques, first-rate cultural venues, numerous theaters, professional sports arenas and more. Far enough away from the city to enjoy star-filled nights and pristine desert landscaping, Rio Verde is also within driving distance to some of the world’s most renowned medical facilities, including the Mayo Clinic.