This small, affluent community is surrounded by picturesque Arizona mountains and hosts some of the finest living and golfing in all of Maricopa County! Because of its small physical size and surrounding mountains, the community is naturally protected from overpopulation and spread – which is how the locals like it.
Old Town Scottsdale
Formerly known as ‘Downtown Scottsdale’, Old Town is the perfect mix of old and new. Unofficially dubbed ‘The West’s Most Western Town’, Old Town’s recent name change was a nod to the cities’ historically wild west roots and a promise to move confidently into the future. A year-long study prompted the change as the city’s leaders look to preserve the culturally rich past while creating a fresh, progressive attitude that invites new businesses and artists to make a home here.
Established in 1981, the Gainey Ranch community is mostly made up of happy retirees and affluent families who enjoy the quiet life. The median age is 64, but Gainey Ranch also enjoys bragging rights as having the lowest child poverty rates in the nation. The crime rate is low, the streets are clean and quiet, and the high school graduation rates are much higher than the national and state averages.
If you’re looking for a truly masterfully-planning community, it doesn’t get any better than McCormick Ranch! The architects and designers missed nothing when they developed this utopia right in the heart of Scottsdale. The first thing about McCormick Ranch is that there is no shortage of options!
Kierland is a master-planned community that allows its lucky residents to live, work, and play, all in the same beautiful area. It’s a desirable location for everyone from young families to active retirees, all looking for the same thing; convenience and class.
One of Scottsdale’s many master-planned communities, Grayhawk is a fan favorite. It’s comprised of two distinctive neighborhoods, each with their own unique population and culture, but they’re conveniently connected by a shared web of walkways and greenbelts.
McDowell Mountain Ranch
With just over 100,000 residents, McDowell Mountain Ranch is one of Scottsdale’s most established but manageable communities. Stretched across 3,200 acres, with 26 unique neighborhoods, many of the homes are sprinkled throughout the foothills of picturesque McDowell Mountain for which the community is named.
Named after the historic cattle ranch that occupied this land until the 1950s, DC Ranch is another one of Scottsdale’s master-planned communities, but this one has a distinctive feel to it. After the cattle ranch closed in the ’50s, the land was wild and unoccupied (save for the wildlife) until 1993. That’s when Frank Lloyd Wright’s youngest student ever, Vernon D. Swaback, envisioned a practical, yet beautiful community true to Wright’s style and form.