Tag Archive: subdivisions

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…

Park Scottsdale

Park Scottsdale is a collection of subdivisions developed by famous local builder, Hallcraft Homes, in the 1960s and 1970s. Covering large swaths of South Scottsdale (or “Classic Scottsdale” as it has been recently dubbed in some circles), these block, ranch style homes represent a slight step up from the red brick homes of Scottsdale Estates,…

Vista Bonita in Scottsdale

Vista Bonita Home

Greenery is at a premium here in Scottsdale.  In the age of xeriscape, desertscape … moonscape, sometimes a front lawn is just what the house doctor ordered.  In addition to the well known communities of Arcadia, McCormick Ranch and the Central corridor, there are a few scattered pockets that harken back to the mature, non-desert…

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…

Desert Oasis: Your Guide to Scottsdale Waterfront Homes

Private Boat Dock on the Island at McCormick Ranch

Is there water in the desert? You bet! You just have to know where to look. Follow our guide to waterfront living to find your new home in a Scottsdale AZ lakefront subdivision.

Hayden Estates in Scottsdale AZ

In the land of stucco and tile, there are a few scattered pockets of homes that break the architectural norms of Scottsdale, Arizona.While many would never consider living in the Southwest in anything other than a Southwestern style home, there are those who tire of street after street of Spanish/Territorial style housing.New residents from other…

McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale AZ

Lake Margherite in McCormick Ranch

McCormick Ranch is Scottsdale’s first, and arguably greatest, master planned community.  Incorporated in 1972, McCormick Ranch was developed in phases to become the iconic community it is today.  Known for two championship 18-hole golf courses, more than 25 miles of bicycle paths, public tennis courts, 130 acres of man-made lakes, it is the greenery which makes it famous.  With…

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