North Scottsdale on this map area is the large area north of the 101 freeway up to Jomax Road and east of Scottsdale Road. Within this area can be found a wide assortment of homes, from apartments, to luxury semi-custom homes to condominiums.
For example, the Pinnacle Reserve is a subdivision located at Miller Road and Happy Valley Road. This gated neighborhood contains single family homes built by Trend Homes in 2000. Custom homes also can be found in the Pinnacle Reserve. The homes in this subdivision range from 2,904 to 6,000 square feet. Nearby Arizona Silverado offers single family homes built by Kaufman and Broad in a smaller sized community. These homes range in size from 1,400 to 2,400 square feet. In nearby Grayhawk, there are several different types of homes. The Edge and Venu are two luxury condominium developments, with 1-3 bedrooms. There are also several townhome subdivisions in Grayhawk, such as The Villages, Encore, Avian and Tesoro, offering floorplans ranging from approximately 1,300 to 2,500 square feet. All of these developments offer community pools and fitness centers.
As for single-family homes, Grayhawk has two separate areas: the Park side and the Retreat side. The Park neighborhood features one gated community, with the rest not gated. Grayhawk Park features luxury homes constructed by high-end builders such as Coventry and T.W. Lewis, and range in size from 1,200 square feet to 4,000 square feet. The Retreat side of Grayhawk is comprised of two guard-gated communities: the Raptor Retreat and the Talon Retreat, both featuring luxury homes by Toll Brothers, Engle and Cachet. The neighborhood of Serenity, within Raptor Retreat, features all custom homes on larger lots.
Within this area are also the enclaves of DC Ranch and Silverleaf. DC Ranch has four different villages: Market Street, Country Club, Desert Camp and Desert Parks Village. These villages offer a mixture of homes including condominiums, patio homes, town homes and single family homes.
For example, Tapadero Villas, within Country Club Village, offers townhomes which range in size from 2,600 to 3,000 square feet. Country Club Village has a guard gate, and also includes access to the Tom Lehman and John Fought Golf Course. The nearby Desert Camp Village offers Rosewood Homes, which are 34 luxury homes, which back up to open space. These homes feature five different floor plans and range in size from 2,300 to 4,000 square feet.
Silverleaf is an enclave of homes set within DC Ranch, and was established in 2002. A separate village within DC Ranch, Silverleaf has 700 homes spread out over 8,300 acres. Of this land, 4,600 acres are dedicated to open space. The residents of Silverleaf have access to the Silverleaf Club and Spa, as well as a par 72 signature Tom Weiskopf golf course. Silverleaf contains six different subdivisions and builders.
Amenities: Numerous entertainment, dining and shopping options can be found along Scottsdale Road, from The Summit at Scottsdale to El Pedregal. In the middle are The Shops at Pinnacle Peak. Further south are the outdoor shopping malls of Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Quarter, The Shops at Zocallo, and the Promenade Shopping Center.
Pinnacle Peak Park and its 3.5 mile round trip trail is a popular option with both fitness and nature enthusiasts. Grayhawk Park is popular with fitness enthusiasts due to its baseball fields, tennis courts, volleyballs courts, basketball courts, and soccer fields. Nearby and also available to the residents of Grayhawk is the popular Thompson Peak Park, which has four lighted softball fields as well as two full basketball courts. Golfing options in this area of North Scottsdale include the Pinnacle Peak Country Club Golf Course, the Estancia Golf Club, and Grayhawk Golf Club.
Schools: Arizona’s largest school district, Paradise Valley Unified, serves most of this area, including Pinnacle Peak Elementary School, Grayhawk Elementary School, Mountain Trail Middle School and Pinnacle High School. Scottsdale Unified School District serves the remaining areas. All are A rated schools.
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