Your gateway to Scottsdale's finest experiences
Ancala is a manned guard-gated community in Scottsdale, Arizona. The land on which Ancala was built was purchased by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1937. Mr. Wright had a vision that homes built along the McDowell Mountains would appear like “butterflies alighting on a rock”.
Set across 850 acres, Ancala homes offer residents views of the McDowell Mountains, Camelback Mountain and city lights. The average lot size in Ancala is around a half-acre, however, there are many homesites that are much larger.
A separate section of the community is known as the Ancala Casitas. These much smaller residences average two to three bedrooms and provide owners with a more low-maintenance, lock and leave lifestyle. There are 42 homes that make-up this section of Ancala. Although the ease of lock and leave living is appealing to owners, these residences also are within walking distance of the country club.
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Did You Know?
Ancala was named after a garden in Scotland that was established in the 1930’s. Located on the Isle of Seil by Mawson where many of the original plantings remain. The garden is known for its Paulsen Roses and Japanese Cherry trees which are visitor favorites.
The Ancala Homeowner’s Association is a separate entity from the country club and golf course. This means that Ancala residents can choose to join the club, but membership is not a requirement for home ownership. Conversely, club members may live in Ancala, but it is not a requirement of club membership.
A feeling of safety attracts many people to Ancala. The manned guard-gate provides residents with an extra layer of security allowing them to always be at ease within the community.
The Ancala Country was built in 1989 by Rich Barton who also developed the Ancala residential community. The country club recently underwent a major renovation furthering the goal to provide members with an unmatched lifestyle experience. The club facilities include a formal dining restaurant, a fitness center that also offers personal training and massage services, a heated pool and lighted tennis courts. There is also a full time onsite executive director to help ensure the integrity and lifestyle of the Ancala community.
The club features an 18-hole championship course designed by father and son team, Pete and Perry Dye. Most of the homes in Ancala were built to take advantage of views of the golf course in addition to mountain and city views.
Ancala is served by the Scottsdale Unified School District which includes Anasazi Elementary School, Mountainside Middle School and Desert Mountain High School. There are also several private schools from which to choose.
Ancala’s stretch against the McDowell Mountains provide a lifestyle of peace and serenity while still conveniently located to the most sought-after Scottsdale and valley experiences. Close proximity to the 101 Freeway allows for easy access to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport as well as a variety of sporting and entertainment venues.
Upscale shopping, boutiques and casual to fine dining restaurants are just minutes away. Grocery stores, salons, spas and other daily amenities allow residents to enjoy seclusion of living in Ancala without isolation.