North Scottsdale is generally considered to be a large area north of Thunderbird Road up to the Carefree Highway. Within this area can be found a wide assortment of homes, from apartments, to luxury semi-custom homes to condominiums.
Scottsdale Vista North, for example, is a townhouse community consisting of 209 units with a community pool, conveniently located near Redfield elementary school as well as the 101-freeway. Further north of the 101 freeway are several more subdivisions within North Scottsdale. For example, Winfield is a guard-gated community of custom luxury homes built by Pulte Homes. The 511 homes in Winfield range in size from 1,434 to 5,300 feet. The hallmark of Winfield is its own private 75-acre mountain. With over 8 miles of private trails and a beautiful clubhouse, Winfield is a much-desired community within North Scottsdale.
Another subdivision within this area is The Preserve. This subdivision in North Scottsdale contains 143 homes located on 120 acres. With larger lot sizes and square footage, these luxury homes are located in a neighborhood with a close community feel thanks to scheduled neighborhood activities and events. Nearby Bellasera is a 24-hour guard gated community with 360 homes built around the year 2000. These luxury homes feature a wide variety of floorplans and square footage. Bellasera has several amenities such as a community pool and spa, lighted basketball and tennis courts, as well as a community clubhouse with a health and fitness center.
Numerous entertainment, dining and shopping options can be found along Scottsdale Road, from The Summit at Scottsdale to El Pedregal. Further south are the outdoor shopping malls of Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Quarter, The Shops at Zocallo, and the Promenade Shopping Center.
The McDowell Sonoran Preserve and its trailheads for popular hikes such as Tom’s Thumb, Brown’s Ranch and Fraesfield are adjacent to North Scottsdale. Pinnacle Peak Park and its 3.5 mile round trip trail is a popular option with both fitness and nature enthusiasts. Golfing options in this area of North Scottsdale include the Whisper Rock Golf Club and the Terravita Golf and Country Club.
Both Scottsdale Unified School District and the Cave Creek Unified School District serve this area. Scottsdale Unified has Zuni Elementary, Desert Canyon Middle School and Desert Mountain High School. Cave Creek Unified has Redfield Elementary, Horseshoe Trails Elementary and Desert Sun Academy to Sonoran Trails Middle School and Cactus Shadows High School. Your realtor can help you navigate which school district covers the area that you are considering.