Central Scottsdale comprises a narrow swath of land, with Shea Boulevard to the north, Pima Road to the east, Camelback Road to the south, and Scottsdale Road to the west. There are several larger subdivisions within this community including McCormick Ranch and Gainey Ranch. Gainey Ranch has 11 different subdivisions with single family homes, plus some individual estate lots. The Estates is one such subdivision, and one of four separate gated communities within gated Gainey Ranch. The Estates showcases very large, custom homes with lake and golf course views. These homes range in size from 3,000 to 7,500 square feet. Another subdivision within Gainey Ranch is The Enclave, another separately-gated community, and which features custom homes ranging in size from 2960 to 5350 square feet. Arroyo Vista has 61 homes, many of which are on the Arroyo Golf Course, and which range in size from 1765 to 3300 square feet. Each subdivision has its own HOA and CC&Rs.
Gainey Ranch has seven different condominium communities, each offering distinct features and amenities. For example, the community of 7400 Gainey Club Drive is the closest condo subdivision to the Gainey Ranch Golf Club. These units range in size from 1818 to 1911 square feet, and are available in three different floorplans. The Sunset Cove subdivision features 8 different floorplans ranging in size from 1127 to 2241 square feet. The hallmark of Sunset Cove is its lagoon adjacent to the swimming pool and spa area.
Next, McCormick Ranch is one of the oldest established communities in Arizona, with approximately 50 different subdivisions. Paradise Park Trails is one of the largest of these subdivisions, with over 275 single story homes (with a range of 1700-5800 square feet) built primarily in the 1970s but with some homes constructed as recently as 2004. This subdivision contains homes from multiple builders, including Cavalier, Camelot (Hancock), Tarantini, Gateway and Golden Heritage. Depending on floor plans, these homes range from the low $400,000s to $700,000.
Another option is Playa Del Sur, built by Camelot (Hancock) which contains 98 homes, constructed between 1980 and 1988, and is surrounded by miles of greenbelt pathways. These homes average around 2800 square feet, and prices range from $400,000 to $600,000. A third subdivision option is Heritage Village (built by Golden Heritage) which contains both single family and patio homes, divided amongst three phases. Heritage 1 homes are single family homes with a 7,000-square foot limit, and were built in 1980-2000. These homes range in price between $400,000 and $700,000. Heritage 2 and Heritage 3 are comprised of patio and townhomes.
Within Central Scottsdale can also be found several smaller subdivisions. Most of the homes built in this area are ranch-style homes, and most were built between the mid-1950s into the early 1980s. Santa Maria Villa, for example, has moderately priced homes with smaller square footage, built in the late 1970s, early 1980s. This subdivision is centrally located, near Saguaro High School. The nearby Park Scottsdale subdivision was built in two phases in the 1960s and 1970s, the first being near Pima just south of Indian School and the second near McDonald and Granite Reef. These subdivisions include both single family and two-story town homes (built by Hallcraft), with an average square footage of 1,500 square feet.
Chateau de Vie is a subdivision with one to two story townhomes, featuring covered parking and private patios. This subdivision has a community pool and fitness center and boasts a fantastic location adjacent to the Indian Bend Greenbelt Trail and Chaparral Park. Another subdivision within Central Scottsdale is the Scottsdale Estates neighborhood. These subdivisions include apartments, condos but the majority are single family homes built by Hallcraft, averaging between 1,200 and 2,300 square feet.
Golf courses abound in Central Scottsdale, from the links at the Scottsdale-Silverado Golf Club to the courses within McCormick Ranch and Gainey Ranch proper. The Indian School Park and Tennis Center is a public tennis facility with 13 tennis courts. The Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt, rated one of the top “green spaces” in Arizona, winds its way through the heart of Central Scottsdale. The greenbelt has many lakes, parks and paths, and features more than 24 grade-separated crossings, so users can avoid major cross traffic. The Arizona Canal Trail is also a popular amenity for fitness enthusiasts.
The Scottsdale Entertainment District is within Central Scottsdale, and features a wide variety of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. There are several shopping centers in Central Scottsdale such as the Shops at Gainey Village and The Pavilions at Talking Stick. The luxury Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall with hundreds of high-end and mid-level retail shops is located just adjacent to this map area of Central Scottsdale.
Schools: The Scottsdale School District serves family-friendly Central Scottsdale, including Pueblo and Navajo Elementary Schools, Mohave and Cocopah Middle Schools, as well as Saguaro and Coronado High Schools. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is less than 9 miles away from Central Scottsdale.
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