This area of Scottsdale is bounded by Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard to the west, Fountain Hills to the east, up to Ancala in the north and Shea Boulevard to the south. This gorgeous area of Scottsdale is home to many luxury home communities. One such neighborhood is the master-planned community of Scottsdale Mountain, located north of Shea on 136th Street, in the foothills of the McDowell Mountain Preserve. Known for its beautiful desert and mountain views Scottsdale Mountain offers a range of single-family and custom homes. Developed by builders such as Monterey Homes, New Horizon, Ryland Homes and Saddleback, these homes start at 2,000 square feet and range upwards of 4,000 square feet. The single-family homes average 3-4 bedrooms, many have private pools and some offer eco-friendly features.
Ancala is a luxury golf community located just north of Via Linda and west of Scottsdale Ranch. With stunning mountain views, Ancala is a highly-sought after gated community of homes built by Golden Heritage beginning in 1991. Ancala has 542 custom homes, and 42 casita homes. These homes and casitas start around 1,700 square feet and range upwards of 8,000 square feet. The square plans are diverse and while there is a key-code gate at the entrance to the community itself, some of the individual neighborhoods of homes within the larger community have their own 24-hour guard gates.
Another residential neighborhood within Shea Corridor 85259 is the gated community of Stonegate, located just south of Shea Boulevard, off of Mountain View Road. The gate is staffed 24/7, offering a secure environment for its residents. Stonegate consists mainly of single family homes, including single and two story, as well as custom homes. The development contains a community center/clubhouse, tennis courts, a pool, and several walking trails. Stonegate was started in the early 1990s and features 15 different subdivisions. For example, the Retreat offers 145 custom homes, from various builders, and are single story homes with 4-5 bedrooms, averaging 3500-5000 square feet. The nearby Mountain View Estates offers extra-large lots, housing 17 custom homes by various builders.
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The neighborhood of Windmere contains 76 single and two story homes, built by Geoffrey H. Edmunds and Associates. These 3-4 bedroom homes average 2000-2800 square feet. Heritage Court is another subdivision within Stonegate which contains 41 homes built by Golden Heritage Homes. These homes are single story, with 3 bedrooms, and are approximately 1800 – 2500 square feet. Luxury townhomes are also available in The Overlook, which offers six different floor ranging up to 2,400 square feet.
Things To Do: This area of Scottsdale features many amenities, both natural and man-made. Fitness and outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the convenient Sunrise Trail, a gorgeous 4-mile roundtrip hike, at 2,460-foot elevation, in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Nearby McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers over 40-miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails. The Sunridge Canyon Golf Club offers a scenic desert-link course for golfers. The nearby Via Linda Senior Center is a City of Scottsdale facility open to those 18 and over, and also offers several entertainment options, including classes in arts and crafts and computers as well as a gym.
Schools: The Scottsdale School District serves this community with Anasazi Elementary, Mountainside Middle School as well as Desert Mountain High School. All are A rated schools. The highly-rated private school, Basis Scottsdale, is located nearby as well. Mayo Clinic is located within a few blocks, and beautiful Fountain Hills with its many parks and art galleries is 3 miles to the east. There are several shopping options convenient to this community, including the Scottsdale Ranch Mercado, Scottsdale Quarter, Kierland Commons, as well as Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall.