The Good Life Awaits in Scottsdale
You’ve made a great choice of cities when you choose to live in Scottsdale but what area best suits your needs? Scottsdale is comprised of 183.9 square miles of land and 301 acres of water. If you are new to the area, that is a lot of land to cover. Here’s what you need to know.
Scottsdale’s Best Schools
Good Schools in Scottsdale are not hard to find if you know where to look.
- Basis Scottsdale
- 10400 N 128th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
- Serves grades 4-12 and scores a superior 10/10. Test scores at this school are far above the state average, suggesting that most students at this school are performing at or above grade level. This school is far above the state average in key measures of college and career readiness with 100% graduation rate and 93% AP course participation
- North Ranch Elementary
- 16406 N. 61st Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
- Serves grades K-6 and scores a superior 10/10. Test scores at this school are far above the state average, suggesting that most students at this school are performing at or above grade level. Students at this school are making more academic progress from one grade to the next compared to students at other schools in the state.
- See more Scottsdale schools ranked online here
Scottsdale Home Values
When it comes to your home’s value, certain features of a neighborhood will help to guard against decreasing your home’s value or even boost it. According to Trulia, the following items are so attractive to buyers that they can increase your home’s value.
- Hiking Trails
- Mature Trees
- Historic Homes
- Dog Parks
- Retail and Essentials Nearby
- Future Amenities
- Organized Community Groups
- Starbuck’s Nearby
Read more about the above features and how they work to increase your home’s value here.
The Boulders is a unique and beautiful community that straddles both Scottsdale and Carefree, Arizona. Its most noticeable features and, therefore its namesake, are the spectacular granite boulder formations that appear throughout the property. Homes range from “lock and leave” patio homes up to stunning custom homes on larger lots. The Boulders community is also home to the world-famous Boulders Resort and Spa. Search homes for sale in Boulder Heights here.
Located in prestigious North Scottsdale, and renowned as one of Arizona’s finest golf communities, Troon North’s impressive reputation is not accidental, but rather an achievement garnered through the successful blending of the dramatic desert landscape, two world-class golf facilities, and quality residential amenities. Search homes for sale in Troon here.
McCormick Ranch refers to an area in Scottsdale, Arizona, which is one of the largest planned communities in Arizona. Covering an area of approximately 5 square miles, it has two championship 18-hole golf courses (McCormick Ranch Golf Club’s Palm Course and Pine Course), more than 25 miles of bicycle paths, parks, public tennis courts, and 130 acres of man-made lakes (7 lakes total). Great homes available now in McCormick Ranch.
Grayhawk is a community of uncompromising quality and beauty located in one of the country’s most desirable places to live – north Scottsdale. Grayhawk features almost 3,800 homes in many distinct, yet interconnected neighborhoods with gorgeous views of Pinnacle Peak and the McDowell Mountains. Search Grayhawk homes for sale here.
Exceptional Desert Living! Seamlessly connecting the beauty of the created environment with the natural Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale. The heritage of DC Ranch is like no other. Search homes for sale in DC Ranch here.
Paradise Valley is a small, affluent town in Maricopa County, Arizona. The town is known for its luxury golf courses, shopping, and restaurant scene. Despite the town’s relatively small area and population compared to other municipalities in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Paradise Valley is home to eight full-service resorts, making it one of Arizona’s premier tourist destinations. It is also known for it’s high-end real estate. Search Paradise Valley homes for sale here.
Now that you know more about the Scottsdale Real Estate Scene, you can make a better decision as to what area you wish to focus on. For more individual attention, talk to one of our specialists at Platinum Realty Network. We are here to serve your needs with first class service and personal attention. We know Scottsdale. Let us advise you. Together we can find the perfect home in the perfect area.