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Mountainview Ranch

Mountainview Ranch is community of approximately 550 single family homes along the Frank Lloyd Wright corridor in North Scottsdale. Developed in multiple phases from the mid 1980s through the early 1990s by well-established builders including Pulte and Continental Homes, Mountainview Ranch is dominated by prototypical Spanish architectural style, with stucco exteriors and tile roofs. The livable square footage of the homes range all the way from 1212 to 3986 sq ft, with a variety of single-level and two-level floor plan options available.

Just down the street from local attraction and designated National Historic Landmark Taliesin West (containing renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, and serving today as the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture (Taliesin), Mountainview Ranch offers views of the majestic McDowell Mountains at more affordable pricing than many of the luxury communities that dot their Southern foothills.

Falling within the boundaries of the Aztec, Mountainside and Desert Mountain (elementary, middle and high schools respectively) school districts, Mountainview Ranch is a straight shot down Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd to the Loop 101 freeway. This accessibility to the rest of the valley makes this neighborhood attractive to commuters and those who simply enjoy exploring different parts of town alike. Shopping, restaurants and other amenities lie immediately in both directions, though, so homebodies need not venture far.

For those North Scottsdale home buyers looking for a Spanish home that typifies the Southwestern lifestyle, near it all, and with an affordable price tag, Mountainview Ranch might just be for you.

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Monterey at Mountain View

Monterey at Mountain View

Monterey at Mountain View is two-phased development in the vicinity of Gainey Ranch and McCormick Ranch in central Scottsdale. Built by Monterey Homes between 1990-1993, the two gated enclaves feature larger luxury homes (2900+ square feet on average) on moderately sized lots (approximately 10,000+ square feet on average) that typify the lock and leave lifestyle that many high-end home buyers seek. Full time residents and seasonal residents alike enjoy the security and low maintenance living afforded by these sister subdivisions, particularly if travel is a top lifestyle priority.

In total, Monterey at Mountain View contains 89 developed lots; forty lie in phase one, forty nine in phase two. The majority of the homes are single level (72 out of 89), but there is a smattering of two-story homes (17 out of 89) for those in need of a little more room to roam. Fifty nine of the homes (66%) have private swimming pools. Those who prefer to avoid the maintenance of a private pool have access to the community pool(s). A popular home builder, Monterey is known for an elegant, modern style of Spanish architecture that invokes visions of Santa Barbara and sun-drenched days by the sea. Their homes can be found in planned communities like Scottsdale Mountain, Grayhawk, McDowell Mountain Ranch, etc.

The difference between those communities and Monterey at Mountain View is location.

Many expect that they will have to migrate to the Northern or Eastern bounds of Scottsdale to find relatively newer construction of this quality. After all, many of the surrounding communities that comprise the central Scottsdale zip code of 85258 (McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale Ranch, etc) feature homes built in the 1970s and 1980s. The older floor plans and architecture of those developments are trade offs for the ideal location and amenities. Monterey at Mountain View offers the best of both, however – desirable, modern architecture right in the middle of it all.

With the shops and restaurants of Gainey Village to the immediate South, the restaurants, lakes, parks and walking paths of McCormick Ranch to the immediate East, and everything else you could need at the intersection of Scottsdale Rd/Shea Blvd to the immediate North, you could not ask for a more convenient location.

 

The excelling school district (Cochise Elementary, Cocopah Middle, Chaparral High) has long been a strong draw for buyers as well.

So whether you are downsizing to get rid of that big yard you no longer wish to maintain, looking for a vacation home that will be secure when you are gone, or are simply after a quality home with modern appeal in one of the most coveted parts of the entire valley, you owe it to yourself to consider Monterey at Mountain View for your new Scottsdale address.

 

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Grayhawk

Grayhawk is a golf community developed around the world renowned public golf club of the same name.

Grayhawk Golf Club (Talon Course)

Boasting two championship-level courses (The Talon and The Raptor) amidst the scenic backdrop of the Sonoran Desert and McDowell Mountains, Grayhawk features the resort-quality clubhouse, fine dining, and other amenities you would expect of a development of this caliber.Located just North of the Loop 101 Freeway, Grayhawk offers the scenery and pace of North Scottsdale while remaining accessible to the rest of the Valley.

The homes themselves run the gamut from townhouses and patio homes to high-end single-family residences. Construction is predominantly from the late 1990s through the early 2000s. There are guard gated subdivisions within Grayhawk for the security-conscious and those who enjoy the lock and leave lifestyle of a vacation home. There are non-gated options as well for those uninterested in paying those premiums.

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In all, 31 separate subdivisions (some of which include community pools and neighborhood parks) with nearly 3800 homes of all styles on over 1600 acres make up the Grayhawk community. Whether you are a golf enthusiast, a nature lover, or someone who simply wants to be a little further from all the hustle bustle of central Scottsdale/Phoenix, Grayhawk might just be for you.

Learn more about this community by visiting the Grayhawk HOA page.

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Homes currently for sale in Grayhawk

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,223 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,583 sqft
    Year built: 1996
    Days on market: 1
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  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,101 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 4
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  3. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,729 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Days on market: 4
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  4. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,825 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 15
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  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,714 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 19
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(all data current as of 7/15/2018)

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Ancala

Ancala is a high-end, guard-gated golf community in Northeast Scottsdale along the Via Linda corridor. Renowned for its world-class golf and clubhouse facilities, it boasts custom single-family homes that average 4000+ square feet, and lot sizes that average in excess of 1/2 acre. Nestled into the Southern foothills of the McDowell Mountains, desert vistas abound and city light views are available from certain vantage points.

While home prices can reach the multi-million dollar range in this coveted neighborhood, there are more affordable options for those working on a tighter budget. Smaller casitas (free-standing patio homes on small lots) offer lower maintenance and can be had in the $500k-700k range at the time of this posting.

Walking paths, heated community pool(s) and spa(s) are among the amenities one would expect in a development of this caliber.

Ready to see what all the fuss is about? Start your Ancala home search today.

  1. 5 beds, 5.5 baths
    Home size: 4,593 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,166 sqft
    Year built: 1998
    Days on market: 22
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  2. 4 beds, 4.5 baths
    Home size: 3,776 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,424 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 38
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  3. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,893 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,086 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Days on market: 45
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  4. 4 beds, 4.5 baths
    Home size: 4,660 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,859 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market: 67
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  5. 5 beds, 4.5 baths
    Home size: 5,992 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,344 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Days on market: 67
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  6. 6 beds, 7.5 baths
    Home size: 8,782 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.13 ac
    Year built: 2009
    Days on market: 81
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  7. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,273 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,295 sqft
    Year built: 1995
    Days on market: 88
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  8. 3 beds, 3.5 baths
    Home size: 3,889 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,859 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market: 101
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  9. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,708 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,602 sqft
    Year built: 1997
    Days on market: 124
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  10. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 7,154 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.40 ac
    Year built: 2008
    Days on market: 140
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McDowell Mountain Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ

Sundown in the McDowell Mountains

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 to Scottsdale has become much more centralized with the subsequent completion of the Loop 101 freeway and ensuing development.  Home to some 4000 residences and 26 subdivisions, this model of low impact development has become one of the most sought-after communities in all of Scottsdale and features property styles for virtually every budget.  From modest townhouses to gated enclaves of $1,000,000+ single-family homes, the community appeals to full-time and seasonal residents from all walks of life.

Trail heads for the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

McDowell Sonoran Preserve Access Points (click Image to expand)

In addition to the ample choices of housing (comparatively newer by Scottsdale standards, I might add), McDowell Mountain Ranch has gained its name brand appeal through its amazing confluence of amenities.  From the newly completed aquatic center (city park) to the various community pools, parks and centers sprinkled along the community-wide walking path system, there is little that is not offered here.  Nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts will lose themselves in the raw beauty of the desert preserves which can be accessed through several trail heads.  Boasting city and mountain views, the serendipitous challenge of the Sanctuary Golf Course is enjoyable to serious players and weekend duffers alike.  Throw in the Alltel Ice Den (Phoenix Coyotes affiliate ice hockey center), Westworld (equestrian center), restaurants, shopping and conveniences, and McDowell Mountain Ranch is essentially a city unto itself.

As development continues in adjoining communities like Trails North at Horseman’s Park, Windgate Ranch and DC Ranch, this general area is where most Scottsdale home shoppers migrate for newer construction.  Developed Northward from her shared border with Tempe, and essentially built-out save for a few isolated pockets, you either have to head North towards Pinnacle Peak (and beyond) or East towards Fountain Hills to find newer homes. Where many home buyers were once forced into the trade-off of an older property for a close-in location, the expansion of the Valley’s infrastructure has made that dilemma a thing of the past. With exit points at both Bell Road and Thompson Peak, McDowell Mountain Ranch enjoys the advantage of having two viable options for freeway access. Once on the 101, you can reach virtually any part of the Valley within 20-30 minutes.

Sundown in the McDowell Mountains

For school information, community attractions and builder floor plans, please see below.  Note that the floor plan library, while extensive, is by no means complete.  We will be revisiting this post as we add additional builders/models to the list, so feel free to check back on occasion to keep tabs on our progress. Curious what the houses in this community are currently going for? Click on the map at the bottom of the page to view current active listings in McDowell Mountain Ranch.

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Schools:

Formerly bussed all the way down to Saguaro High School, McDowell Mountain Ranch high schoolers now attend Desert Mountain High on Via Linda just East of 124th St.

Younger kids don’t have far to travel as both Desert Canyon Elementary and Desert Canyon Middle School are located right in McDowell Mountain Ranch (SE corner of McDowell Mountain Ranch Parkway and Thompson Peak).

In addition to the public schools, the Notre Dame Preparatory High School campus lies just outside of the McDowell Mountain Ranch borders off of Bell Road.

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Community Amenities:

Alltel Coyotes Ice Den

McDowell Mountain Ranch Park and Aquatic Center

Westworld of Scottsdale Equestrian Center

McDowell Mountain Ranch Skate Park

McDowell Sonoran Mountain Preserves

Arabian Public Library

Sanctuary Golf Course

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Builders | Floor Plans:

Camelot Homes | Vista | Castle Dome | Plan 932| Plan 932-5 | Pinnacle | Mingus | Crest| Summit | Ridge

Cachet Homes  |

Centex Homes | Plan 732 | 733 | 734 (1st level) | 734 (2nd Level) | 736 (1st Level) | 736 (2nd Level) |Ladera | Montana | Tierra

Del Webb (Coventry) | Dante | Lido | Medici

Edmunds  |

Engle Homes  |

Greystone Homes  |

KB Homes  |

Maracay Homes | Plan 700 | McDowell| Mesquite | Santa Rita | Sierra | Talima

Presley Homes | Aruba | Key Largo | Molokai | Samoa | Victoria

Ryland Homes | Plan 610 | Plan 616 | Plan 622 | Plan 624 | Plan 1744

Shea Homes  |

TW Lewis  |

UDC Homes  |

Woodside Homes | Plan 2 | Plan 2X | Plan 3 | Plan 4 | Plan 4X | Plan 5 | Plan 5X

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