Cresta Norte

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Cresta Norte is a gated community located in Far North Scottsdale built in the early 2000s, consisting of homes averaging three or more bedrooms and 3,300 square feet or greater in size. Toll Brothers completed the community in 2004, which is nestled near the country club communities of Desert Mountain and Mirabel, bordered by North Cave Creek Road and East Stagecoach Pass.

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Cresta Norte is located just minutes from Bartlett Lake. Activities at the lake include boating, hiking, fishing, jet skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and shoreline camping. Amenities include boat and water sports rentals, party yacht rentals, membership for boating enthusiasts, boat storage, public and private restrooms and a restaurant grill called The Cove.

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Tucked into the Sonoran Desert, Cresta Norte residents enjoy a quiet and peaceful lifestyle. The nearby towns of Cave Creek and Carefree offer essential daily services, including banks and postal services. Known for their local flavor, Cresta Norte residents and guests visiting the towns of Cave Creek and Carefree enjoy many distinct and diverse dining options, coffee houses, wine bars, a tea room, boutiques and art galleries.

Cresta Norte is also close to all the daily amenities one desires, from specialty gourmet and gift shopping at AJ’s Fine Foods, to Safeway, Fry’s, Sprouts, Target, and Walmart. Starbucks, Dutch Bros, home improvement stores, and a variety of local and established chain restaurants.

Several nearby resorts, including Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, Boulders Resort and Spa, and Civanna Resort and Spa, offer casual and upscale dining options along with spa, beauty and wellness services.

Cresta Norte is served by the Cave Creek Unified School District and students attend Lone Mountain Elementary School, Sonoran Trails Middle School, and Cactus Shadows High School. There are also private school options for interested families.

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Minutes away in Cave Creek, residents can go back in time and enjoy an afternoon strolling the western-themed streets of Frontier Town, one of the oldest western towns in Arizona. For well over 50 years, Frontier Town has long been considered a favorite destination by both locals and tourists. Throughout the year visitors can enjoy a variety of events including stunt shows and gunfights. A recent expansion features a new saloon, restaurant, music stages and even a rustic wedding venue.

Cresta Norte’s proximity to the Loop 101 Freeway makes Phoenix Sky Harbor airport an easy 40-minute drive, allowing residents to balance convenient travel with the peace and serenity of residing in North Scottsdale. Residents also enjoy easy access to the City of Phoenix, home to such cultural attractions as The Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Art Museum, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, and the Arizona Science Center, just to name a few. Nearby Phoenix is also home to several entertainment and sports venues, including Chase Field and Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Traveling in a different direction, the town of Tempe offers Cresta Norte residents and guests a variety of activities to enjoy such as fishing and boat rentals including electric boats, stand-up paddleboard, kayaks, and pedal boats. Explore the lake’s bike paths even choosing to rent Surrey bikes if a more leisurely ride is to your liking.