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Arizona Neighborhood Guide:

Updated: Feb 6, 2022

Updated Avg Sales Price Info Feb 2022:


In 1889, the Rio Verde Canal Company sent three surveyors to this area who were so taken by the beauty and tranquility of the desert landscape that they named this area Paradise Valley. Settlement in Paradise Valley did not begin in earnest until post World War II.

The lifestyle today has not changed much from what the early residents envisioned. Quiet surroundings, open space and privacy are valued as much now as they were then. Also unchanged is the Town's reliance on volunteers to lead a limited, yet responsive, government. The Mayor, Council, Municipal Court Judges and appointed members of the Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment and other boards and committees receive no compensation for their service.

Nestled in the shadows of Camelback Mountain, Paradise Valley is a neighborhood in Phoenix, Arizona with a population of 167,261. Paradise Valley is in Maricopa County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Paradise Valley offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Paradise Valley there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Paradise Valley, and the public schools in Paradise Valley are highly rated. Paradise Valley attracts those looking for a quiet and relaxed vibe while enjoying sprawling desert landscapes.

Average Sales Price (updated 2/2022) $4.4M


While the Arcadia neighborhood is not a historic district, and it is not even entirely in Phoenix (the eastern edge is actually in the City of Scottsdale), Arcadia still has a big place in Phoenix history and so we are claiming it! The large properties (some near 5 acres, but rarely less than half an acre) and the original luxury guest resorts along Camelback Road like the Royal Palms, will give today’s house hunter an idea of Arcadia property values at a glance. This is one of the most desirable and priciest addresses in Phoenix. There are many reasons for that.

Custom-built homes from the 20s- 50s have been maintained and updated over the years. You’d be hard pressed to find a new home built to the same high quality today. As a result, the estate homes in the Arcadia Neighborhood can quickly soar to over 6 million and you’ll have to be quick and aggressive when trying to buy one of these properties.  Arcadia’s housing market is definitely looking great in the valley of the sun. The lush, green, mature landscapes of the irrigated Arcadia parcels are not found many places in Phoenix. Remnants of orange and date groves still suggest a hint of “rural” and so do the quiet streets dotted with whatever the architectural style–Ranch, Revival, Pueblo style, or some architectural blend.

Average Sales Price (Updated 2/2022) $2.2M


Grayhawk is one of the most sought-after communities in North Scottsdale. Located between Scottsdale Road and Pima Road just north of the Loop 101 Freeway, this master-planned community offers the luxurious lifestyle that the region is known for with more convenient access to the amenities available in the greater Phoenix area. Homes for sale in Grayhawk include luxury condos, inexpensive family homes and million-dollar golf estates. Grayhawk homes are ideally suited for both seasonal and full-time residents. The wholesome community atmosphere is perfect for young families, while the prestigious golf club and upscale amenities nearby make Grayhawk condos popular for vacationers. No matter what kind of home or lifestyle you desire, you will find it at Grayhawk

There are also tons of nearby amenities including upscale dining and shopping. Grayhawk is only 5 miles from Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter, which are two of the area's most popular shopping centers. Since it sits right near the Loop 101 Freeway, Grayhawk is just a 20-minute drive to Scottsdale Fashion Square and Old Town Scottsdale. Golf is one of the most common pastimes for Scottsdale residents, and Grayhawk is surrounded by several leading golf clubs. However, most residents prefer the convenience of their home courses, the Raptor and Talon, which wind through the community. Non-golfers can spend their time enjoying nature through hiking, biking or horseback riding. Just 5 minutes away is the Gateway Trailhead, a popular access point to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

Average Sales Price (Updated 2/2022) $765K


Nestled at the base of the McDowell Mountains at Scottsdale’s geographic center, east of Pima Road at Thompson Peak Parkway, three miles north of Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard.

DC Ranch is a nationally acclaimed private golf and residential community in Scottsdale, Arizona. The community’s location at the base of the McDowell Mountains provides panoramic views of Scottsdale and Phoenix below. Developed with a deep respect for the integrity of the land and a commitment to the preservation of open desert space, DC Ranch is a living tribute to the Sonoran Desert landscape.

In every respect, DC Ranch is worthy of its reputation for offering residents an enviable standard of living. Throughout DC Ranch, the community atmosphere exemplifies the lifestyle and serves the needs of those who live here. The result is a connected living environment dedicated to the full expression and enrichment of all who make DC Ranch their home.

DC Ranch encompasses 4,400 total acres with approximately 2,600 developable acres, the balance incorporated into the neighboring McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Elevation ranges from approximately 1,580 to 3,840 feet.

Average List Price (Updated 2/2022): $1.6M


Just minutes from the heart of downtown Scottsdale, Gainey Ranch is a gorgeous master-planned community.

Gainey Ranch homes range from condominiums to single family and custom estate homes, living at Gainey Ranch provides residents with the best of private neighborhood living, all within a private resort atmosphere. Gated and walled for the utmost in privacy and security, the Gainey Ranch community features a sophisticated security system including manned and remote entry security plazas, camera systems, roving patrols, and a monitored residential security system installed in each residence.

Gainey Ranch consists of 11 single-family home neighborhoods and individual estate lots, along with seven condominium communities.

Average Sales Price (Updated 2/2022): $830K


Silverleaf offers a premium level of privacy, elegance and lifestyle, with ready access to the amenities of city life. Nestled into the surrounding McDowell Mountain Preserve, Silverleaf is one of the most prestigious addresses in the Phoenix Metro area with stunning views of city lights, golf and high desert canyons accompanying homes of all sizes in the 2,000‐acre community. All this adjacent to world‐class golf on a Tom Weiskopf‐designed 18‐ hole course.

The private club features a Tom Weiskopf designed, 18 hole championship golf course that winds along 7,322 yards of inspiring terrain. The 50,000 square-foot Rural Mediterranean-style Silverleaf Clubhouse is highlighted by world class spa facilities, resort and lap pools, fully appointed men’s and women’s locker rooms, as well as fine and casual dining.

Silverleaf boasts a private enclave of custom estate homesites and intimate retreats tucked into the canyons of the McDowell Mountains in North Scottsdale, Arizona, and adjacent to DC Ranch. With a classically designed Tom Weiskopf golf course, clubhouse and spa, Silverleaf represents the desert experience lived at the highest level.

Average Sales Price (Updated 2/2022): $3.5M


Developed in 1970, Fountain Hills has grown to become a unique master-planned community. Fountain Hills, known for its impressive views and for its impressive fountain, once the tallest in the world, it borders on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and Scottsdale, Arizona. The population is 22,489, as of the 2010 census. Between the 1990 and 2000 censuses it was the eighth fastest-growing place among cities and towns in Arizona.

Average Sales Price (Updated 2/2022): $675K


As one of the most prestigious Phoenix luxury communities. The words "elegant" and "lively" aptly describe The Biltmore neighborhood in Phoenix. It's an eclectic blend of people living in one of the most historic areas of Phoenix and has diverse housing styles, whether they're high-rise condos or estate-sized homes. The Arizona Biltmore Hotel anchors this neighborhood. The hotel and golf course were built in 1928 and the hotel's distinctive architecture was one of the earliest creations of Frank Lloyd Wright. South of the hotel and extending for several miles east and west is the Camelback corridor, one of the most popular centers for offices and retail centers in the metro area.

Average Sales Price (Updated 2/2022): $1M


Situated in the scenic Sonoran Preserve, McDowell Mountain Ranch is a large master-planned community in Scottsdale comprised of 26 distinct neighborhoods constructed by 14 builders. Developed between 1995 and 2019, this community offers a variety of luxury homes as well as resort-style amenities. McDowell Mountain Ranch also provides residents with a world-class golf course and boasts proximity to well-ranked public schools, outdoor recreational facilities, and local shopping and dining options. This community was designed for the outdoor enthusiast and those who want to indulge in the serenity of the majestic mountains. Community features include: Swimming pools & spas, an aquatic center, basketball, volleyball, as well as playground and picnic areas.

Average Sales Price (Updated 2022): $1.1M


Desert Ridge is one of the largest master-planned residential communities in Phoenix. Developed between 1996 and 2019, Desert Ridge is comprised of 14 neighborhoods that offer a wide assortment of single-family and attached homes, as well as a variety of resort-style amenities. Adjacent to Arizona State Route 101 and Piestewa Highway, homeowners are connected to surrounding areas like Grayhawk, Paradise Valley Ridge, Deer Valley, and Arrowhead Ranch. Desert Ridge also enjoys a convenient location near commercial areas, district schools, and local attractions, and is just 30 minutes outside of Downtown Phoenix

Average Sales Price (Updated 2/2022) $550K


Pinnacle Peak Estates is a neighborhood in Scottsdale. Pinnacle Peak Estates mostly features large homes that are competitively priced. This community dates back to 1978 and has continued to develop over the years.

Pinnacle Peak encompasses communities such as Troon, Troon North, Desert Highlands & Estancia, featuring some of the valley's most stunning homes, gorgeous desert landscape, and panoramic city views.

Average Sales Price (Updated 2/2022) $1.3M



Situated in the foothills of Pinnacle Peak, Troon North is a sprawling, golf-course community in Scottsdale, Arizona. This desert community, made up of five smaller subdivisions, features large single-family homes that date back to 1991. Not only will homeseekers love all of Troon North’s resort-style amenities, but they will also admire its natural beauty and luxury homes. Surrounded by nature preserves, golf courses, and local retailers, residents won’t have to travel far from home for necessities or activities.

TROON VILLAGE: Troon Village is a neighborhood in Scottsdale, Arizona. Troon Village mostly features large homes that are competitively priced. This community dates back to 1996 and has continued to develop over the years.

Average Sales Price (Updated 2/2022) $1.8M


As the largest city and capital of Arizona, Phoenix is a dynamic area with plenty of outdoor recreation, great weather, and a timeless southwestern backdrop. With a population of more than one million residents, Phoenix has become one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country as well as the cultural center of the state. The city is often referred to as the Valley of the Sun due to its location in the Salt River Valley. Phoenix is known for its red rocks, mountain trails, and desert landscape as well as its rich culture and diversity to make it an urban hot spot in Arizona.

Average Sales Price (Updated 2/2022) $450K


One of the most popular winter tourist destinations in the Southwest is Scottsdale, Arizona, which counts about 230,000 full-time residents throughout its 185 square miles that stretches 31 miles from the south commercial end to the north mountainous tip. One of the more popular areas in Scottsdale is Old Town, a vibrant, city-like neighborhood that's a lot less about the desert and more about the city. There are multiple restaurants, galleries, bars, and shopping outlets to satisfy any taste. From the souvenir shops on 1st and 2nd Avenues to the jewelry and fashion stores in Old Town Scottsdale's 5th Avenue Shopping District, there's plenty of arts and culture in walking distance from each other.

Average Sales Price (Updated 2/2022) $600K


Cave Creek is a suburban town just 27 miles northeast of Phoenix, Arizona. Located near the foothills of Black Mountain and Elephant Butte, this small suburban city of about 5,000 residents offers locals a rural setting with plenty of historic charm. Established as a gold mining town and stopping point for the U.S. Cavalry in the mid-1870s, Cave Creek has maintained its Wild West character through local events, businesses, rodeos, dude ranches, horseback trails, historic structures, western shops, saloons, and music.

Average Sales Price (Updated 2/2022) $800K

Other Neighborhoods: Tempe, Encanto, Carefree, Stonegate, Sun City, Verrado, Willo Historic District, Central Corridor, Roosevelt District, Power Ranch, Arrowhead Ranch, Hy-View, Ocotillo, Windsor Square, Ancala, M arlen Grove, Rancho Ventura, Del Norte Place, Las Sendas, Dobson Ranch, Warner Ranch, Red Mountain Ranch, Peralta Trails, Sherwood Heights, Maple Ash, Sonoran Hills, Dove Valley Ranch, Sierra Ranch, Southwest Village, Sun Groves.

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Lindsay Wing

Luxury Realtor at The Agency Scottsdale & Park City, UT


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