In Central Scottsdale, you will find several planned communities developed around bodies of water as well as several golf course communities. Moving southeast along the Shea Corridor, the luxury communities of Ancala, Scottsdale Mountain and Hidden Hills offer guard-gated or gated elevated mountain view homes affording city light views of both Scottsdale and Phoenix.
The World renowned Mayo Clinic is located here and there are many smaller gated residential communities in this area as well. You will also find Scottsdale Basis High School – it is a highly performing school and ranked as one of the top high schools in the United States.
Continuing south toward Central or “the Heart” of Scottsdale, McCormick Ranch, Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale Ranch and Kierland are among the largest communities in this area. McCormick Ranch offers both residential and commercial properties within close proximity to all the day-to-day amenities one needs, while providing convenient access to other areas of the Valley. McCormick Ranch offers seven lakes, golf courses, bicycle and walking paths, alongside grassy greenbelts with mature landscaping, offering a cool respite from the desert and something for everyone to enjoy when living in McCormick Ranch.
Homes in Gainey Ranch are varied in price and style with condos, patio homes, small single level ‘bungalow’ style homes, as well as luxurious single-family homes. The community’s golf club has three nine-hole courses along with a clubhouse with two dining facilities and a variety of social opportunities. The Gainey Estate Club is open to all community residents and features a swimming pool and spa, tennis courts, a fitness center and banquet facilities. The community is also just a few minutes from downtown Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Ranch is a premier master-planned community that was developed from 1984 to 1995. It is comprised of 40 unique neighborhoods totaling nearly 4,000 homes. Homebuyers have a large variety of home options ranging from low-maintenance condos and town-homes to spacious single-family homes. The renovated Scottsdale Ranch Community Center is a popular meeting place for residents and features a state-of-the-art facility with a catering kitchen and breathtaking views of Lake Serena, a 42-acre lake, considered the jewel of Scottsdale Ranch. Lake Serena is open to all Scottsdale Ranch residents. Boat owners can take their pontoon boats out and catch bass throughout the five miles of shoreline. Scottsdale Ranch Boat Club offers kayak, canoe, or rowboat reservations free of charge, a unique offering in the middle of the desert. Whether you enjoy boating, fishing or the tranquil beauty of lake views, Lake Serena is enjoyed by all.
Stonegate is located just to the east of Scottsdale Ranch and offers a guard-gated entrance to 15 individual communities of small bungalow and patio homes to larger homes overlooking expansive desert with views of Camelback Mountain and Scottsdale city lights, all within an easy drive to Highway 101.