Category Archives: Community Info

Information and news from Scottsdale, Phoenix and Paradise Valley.

Grayhawk

New Grayhawk Listing

Grayhawk is a community developed around the renowned Grayhawk Golf Club (two professional-level 18 hole courses) in North Scottsdale. From small townhouses and patio homes to multi-million dollar estates, Grayhawk offers a variety of housing for a variety of needs. Featuring both gated and non-gated subdivisions within its confines, Grayhawk holds appeal for lock-and-leave winter…

McCormick Ranch Open House 6/7 & 6/8

8210 E. Del Claro at the Island in McCormick Ranch

  You Are Invited!           Please join us between 1-5 PM this Saturday and Sunday (June 7th & 8th) for an open house at 8210 E. Del Claro Drive in McCormick Ranch.      Featuring 4 bedrooms (plus office), 3 baths, swimming pool, 3 car garage, and over 2600 sq ft…

Mighty Mud Mania In Scottsdale AZ

Mighty Mud Mania hysteria

Mighty.  Mud.  Mania. Aside from We’re Going to Disneyland, All the Rock Candy You Can Eat and, possibly, No School Today, you won’t find too many phrases that resonate with the children of Scottsdale more than Mighty Mud Mania. Held annually at Chaparral Park in central Scottsdale (just East of Hayden, between Chaparral and Jackrabbit…

Break the Chain! Echo Coffee in South Scottsdale

Scottsdale Coffee Shop

Recognizing that one has a problem is the first step towards overcoming addiction.  Recognizing that one harbors a chemical dependency on roasted caffeinated goodness … not so much.  I am a full-blown, pull-my-hair-out-by-the-roots java junkie.  I don’t need help, I just need a double espresso with a finish so smooth it could be mistaken for…

The Farm at South Mountain (Phoenix, AZ)

One of the great things about the Phoenix metropolitan area is the abundance of unique weekend destinations for both food and fun. While I love all that my home city of Scottsdale has to offer during the week, I like to load the family into the car on the weekend and visit one of the…

The Scottsdale Unified School District

Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, AZ

The Scottsdale Unified School District is one of the primary drivers for relocation to Scottsdale, Arizona. Consistently ranked at the top of school districts across the state, it is little wonder that many new Arizona residents with families opt to begin their searches for a new home here. With composite test scores that outpace state…

The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in McCormick Ranch (Scottsdale, AZ)

McCormick Stillman Railroad Park in McCormick Ranch

“ALL ABOARD!” The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park has been a staple of Scottsdale, AZ since opening to the public in 1975. The 30 acre park sits on land that was donated to the city in 1967 by the Fowler McCormick family. The jewel of the park is the 5/12 (5 inches equals 1 foot) standard Paradise…

McDowell Mountain Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ

McDowell Mountain Ranch is a North Scottsdale master planned community nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains (inconceivable, I know).  Originally developed in the mid ‘90s (with fill-in development continuing for the next decade) with subdivisions from well-known builders including Camelot, Shea, Woodside, Ryland, Del Webb, Edmunds, TW Lewis, etc, the once Northern outpost…

Scottsdale Ranch Home Floor Plans

Lake Serena in Scottsdale Ranch

Doing your Scottsdale home shopping from afar? Already own a home in Scottsdale, but need a copy of your floor plan for remodeling purposes? One advantage to working with a partner who was selling Scottsdale Real Estate prior the Gadsden Purchase (mild exaggeration) is a file cabinet full of old, forgotten floor plans.  Trawling the…

Scottsdale Mountain

Just North of the Shea corridor, the guard-gated community of Scottsdale Mountain is one of the city’s Easternmost sentinels.  Nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, this planned community was originally developed in the 1990s.  With close proximity to the renowned Mayo Clinic and bordering Fountain Hills, Scottsdale Mountain manages to balance a more…

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