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Carefree and Cave Creek
Some of the most spectacular sights of the desert await you just a short drive north of Phoenix to Scottsdale. When you feel like leaving the tall buildings and the hustle and bustle behind. The places to go for some relaxing fun are the towns of Carefree and Cave Creek, Arizona. Vast stretches of the wide-open Sonoran Desert, pristine mountain vistas, giant boulder formations, a sparkling lake, and towering Saguaro cacti are all part of the magical landscape waiting for you here in one of Arizona’s last frontiers. Expect the unexpected in this extraordinary desert paradise from shopping to dining and the arts, discover all that these sister towns have to offer. Stroll around and visit our unique shops and galleries, have a great meal, try a sasparilla at a real western saloon or just kick back and watch the sunset. At night the stars shine so big and bright, they seem close enough to touch. Listen and you may be lucky enough to hear a coyote serenade the moon.
There are several golf clubs in the area, including Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club, Rancho Manana Golf Club, Legend Trail Golf Club, Tatum Ranch Golf Club and many, many more.
Children living in these areas will generally attend a school in the Cave Creek Unified School District, one of the finest in the state. Students, depending on their age may attend Black Mountain Elementary School, Sonoran Trails Middle School, or Cactus Shadows High School. There are also several pre-schools and private schools in the area, depending on your needs and desires.
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The Boulders is a gorgeous gated community in North Scottsdale and Carefree, Arizona. Home sizes vary from smaller patio homes up to villas and custom homes on one of the two golf courses. It is home to The Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa. It’s location has the best of both worlds because you are minutes away from shopping, dining and entertainment in Carefree, Cave Creek and North Scottsdale and once you are home you feel like you are far away from it all. The Boulders Club is home to two world class golf courses that were designed by Jay Morrish. The courses are considered the most demanding in the Southwest and are known for their rugged beauty. The course offers 36 challenging holes, golf pro shop, fitness center, restaurant and residential home development.
The Boulders features several intimate communities, most of the homes built throughout the community were built in the early 80’s which gives this community a unique and distinctive feel throughout. Prices vary depending on size, location and whether or not the property has been renovated or rebuilt. Students, depending on their age can attend Black Mountain or Desert Sun Elementary School, Sonoran Trails Middle School or Cactus Shadows High School. There are also several preschools and private schools in the area depending on your needs and desires.
DC Ranch is a nationally acclaimed private golf and residential community in Scottsdale, Arizona. The community location at the base of the McDowell Mountains provides panoramic views of Scottsdale and Phoenix below. Above all, the community was developed with deep respect for the integrity of the land and a commitment to the preservation of open desert space. Therefore, DC Ranch is a living tribute to the Sonoran Desert landscape.
Throughout DC Ranch, a small town atmosphere exemplifies the lifestyle and serves the needs of those who live there. Furthermore, DC Ranch is designed to bring people together. Hence, it is physically connected by paths, trails and community gathering spots. Likewise, it is socially connected by clubs, activities and events for all ages.
Desert Mountain is a gated 8000 acres residential and recreational community nestled in the foothills of North Scottsdale’s Continental Mountains. Rolling terrain, the beautiful Sonoran Desert, city light views and 6 distinctive golf courses are just some of the characteristics that make up the community’s 32 individual villages. Desert Mountain is located within the Cave Creek Unified School District and students depending on their age can attend either Black Mountain Elementary School, Desert Arroyo Middle School or Cactus Shadows High School. There are also several preschools and private schools in the area depending upon your needs and desires. Desert Mountain’s commitment to excellence is evident throughout the community from the guarded entry ways to it exceptional amenities and service throughout the Desert Mountain Club. Amenities in the Desert Mountain Club include 6 championship Jack Nicklaus golf courses that rank among the best in the world and 6 distinctive award-winning clubhouses that offer acclaimed golf shops and a variety of dining experiences. They have an extensive Sonoran fitness center and spa facilities that rival those of the finest health clubs and resorts with a full array of exercise and training options. The southwest’s finest tennis facilities, considered the Wimbledon of the west feature 3 surfaces featuring grass, hard composition, and clay courts. Adding to the richness of the community Desert Mountain has created a series of exclusive member events ranging from special nights of food and wine to music and art. To assist members with everything that Scottsdale, Phoenix, and the desert Southwest has to offer, its member service department is modeled after the finest concierge services found in 5-star hotels. Incredible natural beauty, culture, excitement, the best in shopping, nightlife, concerts, plays and major league sports…it’s all here.
Nestled at the edge of Pinnacle Peak, Estancia represents the breathtakingly best of Arizona. No home is without a view of Pinnacle Peak or the amazing natural splendor of Arizona. Residents love the spacious Tuscan-style homes designed for outdoor living and play. The homes of Estancia fuse the ideals of comfort, luxury and style and will appeal to buyers with impeccable taste. Iron accessories, marble flooring, and stone walls are featured in many of the homes. Choose from 3 bedroom homes perfect for Winter getaways to 5 bedroom ranches that will embrace a growing family.
Estancia is located within the Cave Creek Unified School District, one of the finest in the state. Children living in these areas will generally attend a school in the Cave Creek Unified School District, one of the finest in the state. Students, depending on their age may attend Black Mountain Elementary School, Sonoran Trails Middle School, or Cactus Shadows High School. There are also several pre-schools and private schools in the area, depending on your needs and desires.
Golfers aspire to live here because of the famous 18 hole championship golf course. The Estancia golf course is one of the most exclusive in the United States with only 325 memberships available by invitation only. The 18 hole golf course was designed by Tom Fazio. Golfers will be challenged by the sloped green of the 11th hole, saddened by the 18th when the course is finished. Estancia was named “Best New Private Course” in 1996 by Golf Digest and has been listed one of the top 100 golf clubs.
A distinctive community demands a very special location. Red Mountain stands as a majestic landmark at the southern outskirts of Fountain Hills. In the setting sun, the mountain lives up to its name, glowing a deep burnt orange. This is the site of Firerock Country Club, Fountain Hill’s only private, gated, golf community. Firerock Country Club brings a level of fine style and beauty that bridles the natural landscape of the small hillside community. Although it feels secluded, Fountain Hills is located just a few miles east of Scottsdale Arizona, a city renowned for its dining, shopping, and cultural venues. Fountain Hills is described as an upscale community with hometown character.
The richness and quality of life here is evident the moment you cross the mountain pass, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of Scottsdale and the rest of the valley. The opportunity lies before you to live and play at one of the most exclusive golf communities and enjoy some of the most spectacular views Arizona has to offer. As a member of Firerock, you will enjoy all of the amenities country club living has to offer from exquisite golf to intimate dining, Firerock has it all. Firerock is located within the Fountain Hills Unified School District. Students depending on their age may attend either McDowell Mountain or Four Peaks Elementary School, Fountain Hills Middle School or Fountain Hills High School. There are also several preschools and private schools in the area depending upon your needs and desires.
Grayhawk is a place for people of all ages and types. It is located in one of the most desired places to live, North Scottsdale. The homes are surrounded by beautiful scenery and a beautiful array of landscaping. the homes lots are elegant and in a perfect location. whether you like to spend your time on the golf course, planning fun activities with your family or enjoy a wide array of shopping and dining, Grayhawk is the place to be.
Grayhawk features two distinct yet interconnected neighborhoods with views of Pinnacle Peak and the McDowell Mountains. They are The Park and The Retreat. They both offer a variety of prices, amenities, and lifestyles. If you are looking for something more in your next home, Grayhawk should definitely be on your list of areas to explore. Because of its close proximity to Phoenix and the freeway, you could be spending less time in your car and more time in your new home.
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Grayhawk is located within the Paradise Unified School District, one of the finest in the state. Students, depending on their age attend Grayhawk Elementary, Mountain Trail Middle School or Pinnacle High School.
Since opening in 1994, Grayhawk golf course has become on Arizona’s most celebrated daily fee golf courses, mostly bc of two exceptional 18 hole golf courses, Talon and Raptor ..both have earned numerous awards and accolades over the years and have hosted several high-profile competitive events.
Kierland has a variety of luxury homes and townhomes throughout the 730-acre master-planned community. The community’s excellent location is an added bonus to its finely maintained grounds. Located just 2 miles from the 101 freeway and 10 miles from downtown Scottsdale, Kierland places home buyers in close proximity to the best dining, shopping, and entertainment around. Downtown Scottsdale has a reputation for its stylish boutiques and upscale art galleries. Phoenix features the desert botanical gardens, the Heard Museum and Phoenix Art Museum. Sports fans will love the fact that Phoenix has a team to match just about any sport imaginable.
Kierland is located within the Paradise Valley Unified School district, one of the finest in the state. Students, depending on their age can attend Sand Piper Middle School, Desert Shadows Middle School, or Verizon High School. There are also several preschools and private schools in the area depending on your needs and desires., you are sure to find what fits your needs. Located on the four-star golf resort named the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, situated in the heart of North Scottsdale, Arizona – this Scott Miller design offers 3 nine-hole golf experiences, the Acacia, the Ironwood and the Mesquite. Each 9 hole course is combined to offer 3 18 –hole combinations. All three courses compare in level of difficulty, fairways are generous and at times, parallel. The greens are of good size and rich with undulations. Considered a traditional course due to the wide forgiving fairways, this Scottsdale golf course is a great choice for any level of golfer.
Mirabel, an exclusive golf community tucked away in North Scottsdale, features luxury real estate for those with selective taste. Enjoy the quiet sanctuary filled with beautiful views and a golf course designed by Tom Fazio. This award-winning North Scottsdale community will invite you in with breathtaking views and scenery and keep you here with the warm welcome and inviting feel. This private golf community in North Scottsdale enjoys the natural beauty of the Southwest desert and mountains and yet is less than 20 miles from the urban sophistication of downtown Phoenix. Everything Else You Want To Know About Mirabel
Paradise Valley is generally an upscale residential community known for its excellent school system. It has the highest median income and the largest percentage of college graduates in the area. Zoning has restricted commercial development to posh resort hotels and single family homes with a minimum of 1 acre lots. Architecture in Paradise Valley ranges from brick ranches built in the 1950’s to mansions with manicured lawns and modern masterpieces of glass and steel that cling to hillsides. Many properties are well hidden behind private gates, long driveways and thick oleander hedges. Gamble, quail and rabbits are a common sight as you drive through these beautiful neighborhoods.
Paradise Valley is located within the Scottsdale Unified School District. Students, depending on their age may attend Keva Elementary School, Mojave Middle School, or Saguaro High School. Paradise Valley is also home to four private schools. Tessarct and Camelback Desert Schools offer instruction for preschool through 8th grade while Phoenix Country Day School and Kachina Country Day School continue through 12th grade.
Some of the valley’s earliest resorts opened in Paradise Valley. The Camelback Inn opened in 1936, The Hermosa Inn was built in 1930 as a home and a guest ranch. The El Chorro Lodge opened in the 1930s as the Jetson School for girls but is now a famous restaurant. The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain started life as a tennis club in the 1950s is now an intimate resort and spa. The 200 acre Paradise Valley Country Club was established in 1953 and has just completed a 28 million dollar renovation. The Paradise Valley Country Club was rated the number on e private club in Arizona. The 18 hole Paradise Valley course at the Paradise Valley Country Club features 6802 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par 0f 72. The course rating is 72 and it has a slope rating of 132 on Bermuda grass.
The Pinnacle Peak corridor has many things to offer such as great shopping, fine dining, and Pinnacle Peak Country Club. The centerpiece of the Pinnacle Peak Country Club experience is a renowned 18 hole championship golf course. Nestled at the base of the scenic McDowell Mountains and Pinnacle Peak Mountain, the 7000-yard course features a unique traditional style walkable golf course with breathtaking views of the valley. Five sets of tees provide a challenging yet playable experience for golfers of all skill levels. Complementing the course are state of the art practice facilities and putting green.
The course itself is a par72 measuring 7030 yards from champion tees, 6611 from the regular tees. The original design by Dick Turner was tweaked in 1996 with the help of Dick Phelps and boasts spectacular bent grass greens. Considered the best-kept secret in the valley by many, Pinnacle Peak Country Club offers its members a distinct golf community experience In order to provide uncrowded golf at all times, regular membership is limited to 325 members. Although real estate membership is not required to become a member, Pinnacle Peak real estate affords its residents spectacular views of the surrounding region and convenient access to the championship course.
Impeccable grounds welcome you inside the gated community of Terravita, where you’ll find a relaxed, inviting atmosphere among residents and members. Outdoor recreation abounds from spirited rounds of golf to friendly games of tennis and nature walks on manicured trails. And when you are ready to unwind, schedule a massage or slip into a poolside lounge chair on the clubhouse outside patio. It’s a special place, not just for the picturesque location or the long list of amenities but for the sense of community fostered by those who live and play here. Both elegant and comfortable, Terravita welcomes those who embrace that balance.
Terravita Golf and Country Club are a great interest to many buyers. The golf course at Terravita was created by PGA Hall of Fame member, Billy Casper and designer Greg Nash, whose name is synonymous with beautiful, playable golf courses that provide fun, fair challenges to players of all abilities while blending seamlessly with their natural surroundings. The Terravita golf course is an excellent example of Greg’s design skills. Terravita is located within the Cave Creek unified school district. Students, depending on their age can attend Black Mountain Elementary School, Sonoran Trails Middle School or Cactus Shadows High School. There are also several pre-schools and private schools in the area depending on your needs and desires.
The Troon North community is situated adjacent to a 185-acre mountain preserve. There are many amenities available to suit just about any lifestyle. You can relax at your luxury home or enjoy the many perks afforded to the many homeowners in Troon North. Multi-use trails climb onto boulder-strewn ridges high above the desert floor and meander past ancient saguaros, Ironwoods, and Mesquites. The higher elevations bring not only cooler summer temperatures and cleaner air but also scenic panoramas and outstanding views of the city lights below. The 4 acre Troon North Community Park features tennis, basketball, BBQs, ramadas, a tot lot and a play area for other outdoor activities. You’ll find many ways to experience life and stay connected at Troon North all within walking distance. The amenities are as varied and as exceptional as you would expect in this distinctive community.
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Troon North is located within the Cave Creek Unified School District, one of the finest in the state. Children, depending on their age can attend Desert Sun Elementary School, Sonoran Trails Middle School, or Cactus Shadows High School. There are also several preschools and private schools depending on your needs and desires.
There are many different neighborhoods within Troon North such as Candlewood, Boulder Crest, The Monument, Pinnacle Canyon and many others. Being number 1 does not come easy. The two golf courses created by renowned designer, Tom Weiskopf, attract golfers from around the world because of the beauty and the challenge of the play. Troon North’s Golf Club, Pinnacle Course, has received numerous high awards including ones by Golf Magazine and Golf Weekly. The course was named one of the top 100 courses you can play in Golf Magazines 2008, 2009 list. Sloping through rugged terrain, golfers are challenged on the par 72 courses, the Monument course, sister to the Pinnacle course also receives constant praise. Ranking number 4 in Arizona, the par 72 Monument course ranks 45th in the nation by Golf Magazine.
Hidden in the desert, Whisper Rock Estates is an intimate guard-gated community nestled in one of the most picturesque settings in North Scottsdale. On its private 800 acres lies a community of 197 custom homes tucked neatly into the desert. Every aspect of this community has been designed to complement the unspoiled Sonoran Desert surroundings. Here you will find a relaxed and inviting lifestyle with an extremely low density, high service neighborhood. Every detail of the Whisper Rock experience has been thought out to produce a carefree environment for its residents. Amenities include the fitness center, miles of trails, parks, and staff to assist you with home services as needed.
Whisper Rock Golf Club is providing its members with a pure golf environment. It is not a country club in the traditional sense, but rather it is a private members’ facility focused solely on creating a golf club lifestyle experience. The lower course designed by PGA tour player, Phil Mickelson, and architect, Gary Stevenson opened on March 1st of 2001. The upper course designed by Tom Fazio opened on January 21, 2005. To provide the best possible golf environment, Whisper Rock Golf Club has been developed wholly separate from the residential community. Both golf courses have been routed so that all holes are grouped together and will only be separated by ribbons of natural desert terrain.
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Whisper Rock is located within the Cave Creek school district. Students, depending on their age may attend Black Mountain Elementary School, Sonoran Trails Middle School, or Cactus Shadows High School. There are also several pre-schools and private schools in the area, depending on your needs and desires.
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