Unveiling North Scottsdale Area One
Far North Scottsdale, north of Lone Mountain Road, is a dynamic and continually developing area of the city, nestled in the Sonoran Desert. Bordered by North Scottsdale Road on the west and North Pima Road on the east, it features diverse communities and neighborhoods.
Initially considered remote, North Scottsdale’s appeal has spurred demand, leading to increased residential development and the influx of various businesses, shopping centers, and restaurants. Despite growth, the area maintains its scenic beauty and wildlife, thanks to stringent building and signage regulations that preserve the essence of the Sonoran Desert.
Did You Know?
North Scottsdale is 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.
Many of North Scottsdale’s communities are recent additions, however more established subdivisions include:
- Baraca Estates
- Belliza ala Stallone
- Big Sky Ranch
- Boldero Grande
- Boulder Ridge
- Desert Springs
- Encanto Norte
- Hawknest Trail
- Joy Ranch
- Melvin Estates
- Sand Flower
- Serano Village
- Sierra Boulders
- Solstice at Serano
- Vistas at Desert Shadows
- Westland Estates
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With so many established communities and new developments, North Scottsdale offers many different lots and home sizes at varying price points, creating a diverse and welcoming community.
The North Scottsdale lifestyle allows residents to enjoy the peace and beauty of the Sonoran Desert without feeling isolated. Homebuyers are attracted to North Scottsdale because of its low density and beautiful Sonoran Desert backdrop, which residents not only enjoy but protect. Strict low-light regulations allow the beauty of the rich night sky to reveal itself, and the Sonoran Desert also provides some of the most stunning sunrises and sunsets, and residents never tire of the unique beauty.
Numerous trails are nearby for hiking and biking, which attract many residents to this low-key yet vibrant community. North Scottsdale is also within minutes of a variety of award-winning golf courses, including several courses at Desert Mountain and their newest addition, Seven, the exclusive Whisper Rock Golf Club, The Estancia Club, Legend Trail Golf Club, Troon North Golf Club, Grayhawk Golf Club, and the exquisite Silverleaf Country Club.
North Scottsdale offers all the daily amenities one desires, from specialty shopping at AJ’s Fine Foods to Safeway, Fry’s, Sprouts, Target, and Walmart. Starbucks, Dutch Bros, home improvement stores, banks, postal services, and local boutiques and salons are all just a few minutes away.
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. Just a few miles north, the towns of Cave Creek and Carefree provide local flavor with many distinct and diverse dining options, coffee houses, wine bars, a tea room, boutiques, and art galleries.
Proximity to the Loop 101 Freeway makes Phoenix Sky Harbor airport an easy 35-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.
Just north is the town of Cave Creek, where 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 various events, including stunt shows and gunfights. A recent expansion features a new saloon, restaurant, music stage, and a rustic wedding venue.
Traveling in a different direction but equally as close, the town of Tempe offers North Scottsdale residents a variety of activities to enjoy, such as fishing and boat rentals, including electric boats, stand-up paddleboards, 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.
Head thirty minutes west, and North Scottsdale residents can also enjoy Lake Pleasant Regional Park, located in Morristown, Arizona, straddling the Maricopa and Yavapai county border. The major attraction to the park is Lake Pleasant, the 10,000-acre, 16-square-mile artificial reservoir, originally only 5.8 square miles, which was completed in 1927. The lake was created by the Carl Pleasant Dam and was the largest agricultural dam project in the world.
Lake Pleasant is appreciated by water sports enthusiasts for activities such as boating, fishing, swimming, scuba diving, hiking, and picnicking. There are several areas where camping is permitted and allows the perfect opportunity for nighttime stargazing. Visitors to Lake Pleasant can also take advantage of the many hiking trails, which range in length from ½ mile to two miles. These trails are for pedestrian use only, and their degree of difficulty is considered to be in the moderate range.