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5 Best Gated Communities in Scottsdale

5 Best Gated Communities in Scottsdale

Scottsdale is generally an upscale community with a population approaching about a quarter of million residents. As its slogan, the city has adopted “The Wests Most Western Town.” The New York Times has described Scottsdale as being a “desert version of Miami’s South Beach.” Scottsdale is an exciting, vibrant community that features a number of outstanding gated communities. Five Scottsdale gated communities are worthy of special note.



Nestled in the McDonald Mountain Canyon and directly next to the DC Ranch, Silverleaf is one of the most talked about, most stunning of the gated communities not only in Scottsdale but in all of the Southwestern United States. Silverleaf prides itself on the extreme privacy available to its residents, a reality accomplished both by the location of the community itself and the tremendous efforts to keep the world “gated out.”

Silverleaf features only custom built homes, residences which appropriately are described as “estates.” The Silverleaf gated community comes complete with an exclusive residents-only club and a Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course at the heart of the property. Silverleaf residents can also enjoy a top-of-the-lie fitness center and multifaceted spa. In basic terms, Silverleaf exemplifies the Scottsdale lifestyle at its very finest.



At the heart of Estancia is the majestic, exclusive Estancia Club. Estancia Club is one of the most talked-about, well-appointed venues of its kind in Arizona. Estancia Club encompasses 640 acres of Pinnacle Peak. The Club features one of the most celebrated golf courses in Scottsdale and Phoenix, a course designed by Tom Fazio. Estancia Club comes complete with multiple swimming pools, tennis courts, and spas. There are a number of fine dining establishments around the Club as well.

While Estancia Club is one of the primary draws bringing residents to this resplendent gated community, it is not the only one. Being situated at and around Pinnacle Peak, the residences at Estancia are blessed with some of the most breathtaking vistas to be found anywhere. The homes at this truly prestigious address are all situated on expansive lots, adding an additional level of privacy and seclusion.


Whisper Rock

Whisper Rock is yet another gated community of note in Scottsdale. Whisper Rock sits on 800 lush acres that features just over 200 residences. As is the case with Silverleaf, the homes at Whisper Rock appropriately are called “estates.” The average individual property in this gated community is over two acres.

The estates at Whisper Rock generally feature regional Southwestern design. The amenities of this gated community include a private park that comes complete with a fitness center, spa, heated pool, tennis courts, basketball court, and barbecue area. The community property as a whole also includes five miles or trails. In addition, there is a golf club in the community that prides itself on is exclusive membership to include residences of Whisper Rock and some select others.


Desert Mountain

Desert Mountain is an expansive Scottsdale gated community in the stunning Sonoran Desert. Set on 8,000 acres, Desert Mountain is home to amazing vistas and rolling hills. With regularity, Desert Mountain is referred to as one of the must exclusive gated communities in the world.

Desert Mountain is something of a golfer’s paradise, even by Arizona standards. The golf club at Desert Mountain is consistently ranked near the top of the best in the nation.

Desert Mountain is a gated community that has a significant population of growing families. Thus, not only does it have an array of amazing amenities for its residents, it also garners high marks for its access to some of the best schools in Arizona.


Desert Highlands

Desert Highlands is something of the gated community for people who enjoy a highly active lifestyle. Desert Highlands is home to a widely touted Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. In addition, residents of Desert Highlands can enjoy a comprehensive wellness center with a focus on all aspects of maintaining healthy living. There is an award-winning racquet club that has over a dozen courts.

Desert Highlands has over 500 distinctive residences within the gates. These homes are build on expansive lots and feature the finest amenities.

In the end, Scottsdale boasts some of the must stunning gated communities found anywhere in the United States. These different communities offer gracious living for people at different points in their lives, from raising families to their Golden Years.

Jessica Kane is a writer for Bauhaus 2 Your House, who offer only the highest quality mid century modern furniture and contemporary furniture direct from Italy.

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