Here are some highlights of several luxury communities in Scottsdale and the surrounding area, featuring many of the homes I have sold for my clients. Several of these communities include extensive amenities including golf courses. gated access, and privacy.

I work with buyers and sellers throughout these areas. These communities are some of the most exclusive and desirable locations in Arizona, and my clients appreciate my experience and knowledge of these special places.

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Grayhawk has the feel of a welcoming place, while featuring all of the amenities you would find in a community with a grand master plan. Residents of Grayhawk have access to a number of features in the community, and enjoy a variety of fun and interesting activities.

For fitness buffs, the Grayhawk Trail System features over 30 miles of trails for great hiking and sight-seeing. A full basketball court is located in the Ridgecrest area of The Park, and there are two half court basketball courts in the Retreat Village. The Grayhawk Golf Club has 36 holes and is open to everyone.

Parents with children will appreciate the six different Tot Lots that are open to all residents. All of these Lots can be found in the park, and are age-specific. 

Facility Rentals are available for the Raptor Room and the Talon Room of Grayhawk. Be sure to check availability. Retreat Village amenities include tennis courts and swimming pools throughout the community.

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DC Ranch

DC Ranch is famously known for being the site of the Country Club at DC Ranch, North Scottsdale’s premier private golf and Country Club.

Additional amenities for fitness buffs include tennis courts, swimming pools, and various fitness classes

A number of distinctive dining options and several social events are hosted at DC Ranch. This gives the community a sense of vibrancy and friendliness. 

With its central location, DC Ranch is near world-class shopping, entertainment options, and luxury real estate right in the heart of North Scottsdale.

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McDowell Mountain Ranch

Featuring the McDowell Mountain Golf Club, McDowell Mountain Ranch offers residents a luxury lifestyle and elegance with abundant views. The Club hosts weddings and events, and the Mesquite Grill is a local favorite dining spot.

The community is set within 3,200 acres of pristine Sonoran Preserve. The natural area features abundant desert wildlife, flora, and fauna. Fitness buffs will appreciate the extensive hiking trails with stunning vistas.

The community also includes the McDowell Mountain Ranch Community Association. The Association manages several facilities including the McDowell Center, Community Center, and Recreation Center. Parks in the community include Ramadas for residents to use at their leisure. The Association hosts several community events throughout the year, and residents can enjoy two beautiful parks. 


Silverleaf is located in North Scottsdale, surrounded by the majestic McDowell Mountains and the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The community features a private club with an 18 hole championship golf course. The Silverleaf Clubhouse features swimming and lap pools, spa facilities, locker rooms, and a variety of upscale dining spots perfect for a night out or post-game relaxation.

Silverleaf is one of the most prestigious and exclusive communities in the entire metropolitan area. All of the luxury amenities of North Scottsdale are just minutes away, including world class dining, shopping, and entertainment. Homes in Silverleaf feature amazing views of city lights, desert canyons, beautiful mountains, and stunning Arizona sunsets.

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Silverleaf Communities


The Troon Country Club offers several levels of membership. The Premier level includes full access and privileges for a variety of fitness activities:

  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Bocce
  • Pickleball

Troon Country Club’s exceptional golf course hosts several major golf events. A few of these events include the United States Mid-Amateur Championship, Arizona Open, Ping Pro Scratch, and the Merrill Lynch Shoot Out.

Several social and leisure events fill the calendar, giving residents a number of entertainment options within the community.

Eagle Mountain

The Eagle Mountain Golf Club in Fountain Hills follows a natural course through hills, canyons, and valleys. Golfers are surrounded by the natural beauty of the Arizona desert throughout their experience. The course is a par 71 over 6,800 yards. Several golf tournaments play at Eagle Mountain, and the Club features the premier Eagle Mountain Golf Academy.

The Clubhouse is available for rentals and weddings. The Grille at Eagle Mountain has one of the most stunning views in Scottsdale and is a  full-service dining spot. Fountain Hills administers the Eagle Mountain Community Facilities District. This ensures the community maintains its beauty and desirable features for residents of this luxurious area.

Eagle Mountain Communities

Cactus Corridor

The Cactus Corridor Area is generally bound by Pima Road to the west, Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard to the east,  Thunderbird Road to the north, and Shea Boulevard to the south. The community includes several luxury homes with large yards and extensive landscaping. Homes in the Cactus Corridor feature upscale design and a number of amenities. Several equestrian properties can be found, offering residents the feel of a suburban enclave with a touch of the old west of Scottsdale.

Residents in the Cactus Corridor are minutes away from fantastic outdoor experiences in the McDowell Mountain Preserve. They also have easy access to the full range of Scottsdale’s top shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences. 

Shea Corridor

The Shea Corridor Area is located generally between Hayden Road and the eastern city boundary, and the Thunderbird/Doubletree Ranch Road alignment. 

Residents in the beautiful communities throughout the Shea Corridor enjoy all the benefits of a luxury lifestyle in Central Scottsdale as well as a number of luxury homes with a wide range of amenities. The area is highly desirable as it is near Old Town Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Airpark, and extensive community amenities including golf courses, hiking trails, and lovely parks.

Shea Corridor Communities
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