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to the community information section for Scottsdale, Carefree, Paradise Valley and North Paradise Valley .When considering what home to buy, the community can be as important a consideration as the home itself. This section should help you learn more about our beautiful communities and all they have to offer.

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*guard gated community
*conveniently located near the Mayo Clinic
*Ancala Country Club has active golf and tennis programs
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Bellasera is a Del Webb community

Guard Gated

The 5000 sq ft clubhouse

Three lighted tennis courts

Heated Pool & Spa

Approximately eight miles of multi-use paths

All home-owners members of the Bellasera community association

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The Boulders


Located in North Scottsdale adjacent to Carefree.

The Boulders offers 2 outstanding golf courses 

The renowned Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa.

Over half of The Boulders will always remain open space

For those who wish to live where others vacation, The Boulders community offers a wide variety of residential opportunities.

Low maintenance patio homes and luxury estates 

Green rolling hills and giant boulder out croppings provide the vista for homeowners here.

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Carefree is a 4500 resident town & within the town are a number of gated communities that bear the name(Carefree).

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DC Ranch

Nationally acclaimed private golf and residential community in North Scottsdale

Family Oriented

Commited to the preservation of open desert space.

DC Ranch, has a small town atmosphere

Golf is a favored activity at DC Ranch,

 2 classically designed courses offering challenging play with dramatic mountain vistas and city views.

The Desert Camp community center

Lighted tennis and basketball courts, 

Olympic-size pool for recreation and classes,

Children's wading pool

Exercise and fitness room

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DC Ranch is located in North Scottsdale just minutes from freeway access. For more information on nearby shopping and restaurants click on:



Desert Highlands - Golf Course Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ     

Desert Highlands is a lifestyle community(everyone belongs to the club)

Guard Gated & 24 hour security patrol

It is a golf & tennis community 

Located at the base of pinnacle Peak in the North Scottsdale area. 

A Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf course & putting course.

There is a 7000sf fitness facility featuring cardio and weight training exercise equipment.

2 manicured grass tennis courts and 4 clay courts are supplemented by 7 additional grass, clay and LayKold courts

There are 3.5 miles of jogging and walking trails that wind throughout the community.

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The Estancia Club 

Estancia is on the northern slope of Scottsdale's famed landmark, Pinnacle Peak

Guard gated 24 hour security patrol

Honored internationally, the Tom Fazio designed 18 hole championship golf course boasts 7314 yards of superb golf, bent grass greens and breathtaking views.

One of the top 3 courses in Scottsdale Area.

A fitness center, spas, 3 tennis courts and wimming pool with lap lane

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Gainey Ranch

Gainey Ranch Golf Club is Comprised of three themed 9 hole courses: The Lakes, The Dunes & the Arroyo.

Only members & their guests or guests of Gainey Ranch Hyatt Hotel may use the facilities.

Gainey Ranch real estate includes tennis villas, single family homes, townhomes & condominiums.

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Many gated & security patroled subdivisions

Subdivsions for singles & others for families

2 award winning public golf courses 

Townhouses & condominiums

30 miles of hiking, biking and jogging trails

Excellent schools

New medical facility provides convenient access to high quality health care.

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Legend Trail

Just outside of Scottsdale & Carefree

Championship golf course designed by Rees Jones.

Top 100 "woman friendly fairways" by Golf for Women Magazine.

This resort-like community features a state of the art fitness center

Tennis courts and a swimming pool. 

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McCormick Ranch

McCormick Ranch located in Scottsdale is one of the largest planned residential communities in Arizona.

Condos & single detached homes are available

Several parks & 7 man-made lakes with boat docks

2 - 18 hole golf courses

About 25 miles of bike paths wind through the greenbelts, lakes and golf courses.

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McDowell Mountain Ranch

Nestled at the base of the McDowell Mountains next to the Sonoran Preserve.

Condos & Single detached homes

Community Heated pools & spas

Tennis courts, playgrounds & walking trails.

8,400-square foot library

Sanctuary Golf Club also serves the community.


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Scottsdale Mountain

Located in the foothills of the beautiful McDowell Mountain Preserve.

24 hour guard gated

Tennis courts & a basketball court

Heated pool & spa

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Sereno Canyon

Guard gated community

128 custom estate size homesites on 350 acres

Homesites range from 1.5 to 5 acres. 

The Retreat - a full size lap pool & spa

Well equipped workout facility

Hiking trails throughout the community and access to public hiking trails.

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Guard gated community

This community is a part of the DC Ranch subdivision

700 homesites on 2000 acres surrounded by the beauty of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

The Silverleaf Club is a private non-equity club 

Tom Weiskopf Signature 18 hole golf course

11 parks will be set amid neighborhoods

Biking & walking paths

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 Sincuidados (means without cares)

Guard gated & security patroled

396 lots on an area that covers 3⁄4 of a square mile in the high Sonoran Desert.

Views of Lone Mountain on the west boundary as well as Pinnacle Peak and Troon Mountain.

Lots sizes average 1+ acres

Hiking trails within the community to mountain preserve land.

70% of this community is dedicated to natural open space.

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Tatum Ranch

30 neighborhoods within Tatum Ranch

3 of which are gated & have pools etc.

Townhouses, patio homes & single family homes

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Terravita is a Lifestyle Community

All homeowners are social members

Del Webb Guard Gated & 24 hour security patrol

Miles of walking trails

Dining Facility

Fitness center

Olympic size pool & spa,

Golf Course designed by Billy Casper & Greg Nash

Tennis courts & basketball court

Volunteer library

Art Studio

Terravita Marketplace is adjacent to the community

With a golf cart one needs only 1 car

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Trilogy of Vistancia

A Lifestyle & an age restricted community

All residents are social members of the club

Trilogy has been designed to keep residents busy and pampered. 

Championship golf course

Center for Higher Learning

Tennis courts,

Dining facilities

A Spa

Indoor &outdoor pools

Athletic club.

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Troon North

There are several neighborhoods in Troon North

Most of which are gated

Townhomes to large custom estates

Multi use trails climb onto boulder strewn ridges high above the desert floor 

Troon North community park features:

Tennis, basketball, barbecues and armadas as well as turf play areas for outdoor activities.

Resident golf membership includes reduced green frees, use of the driving range and prioritized tee-time reservations. Troon Norht Club membership is also available for an additional fee. Benefits include full golf privileges, free range balls and reduced fees for accompanied guests.

Listed below are some of the neighborhoods

Click here to view Boulder Crest properties.

Click here to view Candlewood properties.

Click here to view The Monument properties.

Click here to view Talus properties.

Troon Village

Is constituted by  a number of  gated neighborhoods built around Troon Mountain.

Troon Village is also home to the Troon Golf Club which is a member owned club with a top ranking golf course.

Click on the community search links to find homes in specific neighborhoods

(Artesano, Glen Moor, Troon Ridge, Windy Walk)

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Click here to view Glen Moor Properties

Click here to view Troon Ridge Properties

Click here to view Windy Walk Propertiew

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Whisper Rock Estates

Guard gated & security patroled

200 custom homes and 40 villas.

Home sites range from 1 to 4 acres.

5 miles of walking paths

3 acre private park with a ramada

Tennis courts & basketball court,

Fitness facility and fitness pool

2 golf courses

 1. designed by Phil Mickelson.

 2. designed by Tom Fazio.

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The Windgate Ranch Club

Gurad gated

3 pools & jetted spas

Gas fireplaces, cabanas, a playground, basketball court and spacious lawn areas.

A teen center with computers, video games and a ping pong table.

Lounge areas with a billiards table, indoor and outdoor kitchens & entertainment areas perfect for parties and family gatherings.

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Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty
8852 E Pinnacle Peak Rd J-3 • Scottsdale, AZ 85255 •
James 480-239-4412
Ruth 480-239-4918
Jan 602-739-6291

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