Gated Communities In Scottsdale

Gated Communities In Scottsdale


Thinking about leaving your humid coastal city and trading up for a subtropical life in Arizona’s saguaro-plotted desert? Not only will you be transported to an entirely different landscape, but you’ll also be able to stretch out as you move from a cramped and drafty apartment to living in one of Arizona’s beautiful, upscale, spacious homes. Check out these premier gated communities of Scottsdale.

Desert Highlands

Gated Communities In Scottsdale

If you’re looking for sweeping desert views that align with your outlook and lifestyle, Desert Highlands’ 850-acres of Sonoran desert landscape are sure to meet your standards.

With four grass, six clay, and three hard tennis courts, an 18-hole, par 72 signature golf course designed by legendary Hall of Fame golfer Jack Nicklaus, and an award-winning, state-of-the-art, 7,000 square foot fitness center, residents are well cared for in this exclusive–but not isolated–private, gated community. Nearby amenities include the La Mirada Shopping Center, Desert Village Shopping Center, the HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center, Scottsdale Stadium, and more.

It’s also just a 35-minute drive away from the Arizona State Capitol in the heart of Phoenix, so no matter where you work, your commute will never be too long and held up by traffic.


Silverleaf Golf Course Homes

Neighboring Desert Highlands and sandwiched between the communities of DC Ranch and Desert Ridge, the gated community of Silverleaf perfectly balances premium privacy, exclusive elegance, and veritable views, with the amenities of a mid-sized city, access to Phoenix’s downtown, and the twinkling city lights.

At just 2,000 acres, Silverleaf provides residents with an 18-hole, world-class, Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, as well as a sizable, 50,000 square-foot clubhouse decked in authentic antique furnishings, the pristine Silverleaf Spa facility, fine dining, and regular events that include art and photography courses.

And if you ever feel like heading out for retail shopping, restaurant browsing, hiking, or to see the Diamondbacks or Cardinals training, you’re a short commute from the downtown area, Scottsdale’s over 600 restaurants, shopping at Kierland Commons, Biltmore Fashion Park, or the Shops at Gainey Village.


Estancia Real Estate

Located in sight of Pinnacle Peak Park and just outside the award-winning Troon North Golf Club, few communities offer the kind of custom lots and distinct estate homes that Estancia does. Their design guidelines are posted on their website, so you can check them out in advance of any planning.

This 640-acre desert community uses every acre to give its residents the most, including community services like a dog park, onsite car detailing, home monitoring, and an 18-hole championship golf course designed by internationally-renowned golf course architect, Tom Fazio. Supplementing Estancia’s breathtaking course are its active caddy program and a clubhouse with fine dining, tennis courts, basketball courts, meeting rooms, a swimming pool, steam room, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Scottsdale Mountain

Scottsdale Mountain Homes For Sale

If clear and proactive communication is important to you in a community, you’ll love Scottsdale Mountain. With a comprehensive website detailing everything from trash pick up and visitor parking to assessment due dates and community contacts, you’ll be in good hands if you decide to live here.


Marry its excellent community management with its wonderful views, open-air tennis courts, first-come, first-serve basketball court, immaculate spa, and signature Southwestern style homes, and it’s a puzzle why you aren’t already on your way here.

Gainey Ranch

Gainey Ranch Golf

To the east of Paradise Valley lays Gainey Ranch, an upscale community built on the land that originally housed an Arabian horse ranch. However, this luxurious community is far from its humble western roots.

 Surrounded by green landscaped and palm trees, this oasis in the desert is perfect for those looking for a resort-style home. The Daniel C. Gainey Estate Club provides residents with a lap pool, a spa, a number of state-of-the-art tennis courts, fitness center, and community center. And, of course, the Gainey Ranch Golf Club boasts 3 championship level 9-hole golf courses.

For an even further escape from reality, Gainey Ranch is also home to the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa. This 27-acre resort is perfect for relaxing with the whole family or as a solo day of pampering thanks to the indulgent spa, pristine golf course, and unique and exciting activities.

Property listings, especially in newer and smaller communities, can go fast, so you’ll need to get in contact with a realtor agent so you’ll be first in line. Call Andrew w/ The Holm Group today at 480-206-4265…

Best Communities in Scottsdale & Phoenix

Best Communities in Scottsdale & Phoenix

Best Communities In Scottsdale & Phoenix


Scottsdale is the sprawling suburb of the relatively urban Phoenix metropolitan area. It provides a quiet, cozy and upscale living for the residents who wish to settle down away hustle and bustle yet still have an urban feel.

Originally founded as a resort city, Phoenix and its many suburbs, including Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert, and Chandler, have grown rapidly in the past 40 years. They have developed into the full-scale urban center with diverse economic and vibrant cultural scene unique to each city.

Scottsdale, like the rest of the metropolitan area, has been built on a grid system and is often separated by hills, mountains, and desert landscapes. Downtown Scottsdale is filled with historic sites, boutique shopping, and a lively entertainment district.

Scottsdale is one of Arizona’s most prosperous suburbs. The average income in Scottsdale is $51,564 a year, while the US national average is $28,555 a year. Homes run an average of $642,000 and rent for roughly $3,200 a month for two bedrooms. Scottsdale is also one of the most connected satellite cities in the valley, the average commute from here is 17 minutes, with the national average of 26 minutes. Scottsdale offers a wide range of living arrangements including loft and urban living, family-oriented communities, and exclusive golf-courses and retirement communities. Whether you’re looking for buy a new home or rent an apartment, Scottsdale has something for everyone.

Desert Ridge

Desert Ridge Homes For Sale


This master-planned community on the north-east of Scottsdale offers access to the most prestigious entertainment venues in town. The community hosts the largest Marriott Resort with an enormous spa center and two championship golf courses.

Desert Ridge is well-connected to the city center and the rest of the Phoenix area via the Loop 101. Every year the neighborhood continues to grow, rapidly adding new properties and communities to the inventory. One of the most promising developments is Desert Ridge Town Center, which will add over 1 million square feet of commercial and residential property. T

he abundance of green lawns and paved trails, and small parks makes Desert Ridge the perfect spot for joggers and pet-owners. The local school district has excellent elementary, middle and high schools. Housing in the area consists of small single-family homes and large exclusive family-homes.


Kierland Real Estate

The Kierland neighborhood is located near a local retail and entertainment hub. It offers upscale shopping in the Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter. Each mall is filled with well-known chain stores, such as Gap, Nike, Apple, and Pottery Barn.

Kierland is also a hot tourists destination. Vacationers from all around the country flock the area in the winter month attracted to the city’s year-round sun. The Westin resort has one of the largest convention centers that host business conferences and political rallies. Kierland Golf Club provide sunny green lawns for golfers of any level.

The area is also home to the Scottsdale Airport, which provides custom solutions and unique travel arrangements for residents with private aircraft. Housing options are lush and diverse. From large family homes to cozy condominiums, Kierland has just the home for you.

DC Ranch

DC Ranch Golf Scottsdale 2018


DC Ranch is located in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. This community is located on the historic Desert Camp, a site where Scottsdale pioneers set up their first ranches. The architecture and the landscape of the district are specifically tailored to mirror this heritage, and adds an extra layer of appeal to the historically minded.

The neighborhoods entertainment infrastructure includes shopping centers, cafes, tennis courses, indoor and outdoor pools. The community also offers world-class golf courses for members and residents. Housing options include luxury townhomes, patio homes, upscale apartments and mansion properties.

Scottsdale is a perfect place for the middle-level professionals to settle down and start a family. It is safe, prosperous and cultured. Your kids will have an opportunity to enroll in the best public and private schools. And, of course, crowds of snowbirds choose this destination for a reason. It offers a unique architectural style, exquisite quality of services and the great choice for leisure and entertainment.

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DC Ranch Country Club Approves Expansion

DC Ranch Country Club Scottsdale – Approves Expansion

February 2018 – Project to be $8.5M

DC Ranch Country Club Scottsdale Arizona

The DC Ranch community has just approved the first expansion of the club house that will be managed by Studio V (Interior) and Westpac (architecture and exterior).

Expansion project consists of five components:

  1. Heath and Wellness – A new 12.000 sqft building will include a fitness facility, several good sized excersice rooms, enhanced locker room and two new state of the art children’s clubs
  2. New Casual Dining – A new indoor dining spot will be coming next toe the clubs remodeled resort-style pool area.
  3. Golf – A new teaching center will be added so that members can enhance their shorty game and more
  4. Clubhouse Updates – New private dining room coming to the club with an all new menu.
  5. Expanded Kitchen – 600 sqft of top of the line kitchen space will be added.

If you have any additional questions on this project feel free to give Andrew at call at 480-206-4265.

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DC Ranch Homes For Sale – New Listing Available Now

Dc Ranch Homes For Sale – Scottsdale

Here is a fantastic new listing that just came on the market today in DC Ranch over the past few days. This home was listed yesterday for $595,000 with Remax Fine Properties and is available to show now.  Currently there are 77 homes for sale with the prices range in the lower $500’s to just over $8,000,000 for one of the larger custom homes.

The Holm Group has represented several buyers (20403 N. 98th Place – Camelot Homes and 9290. Thompson Peak Parkway #238 in DC Ranch Country Club) as well as sellers in the DC Ranch area and are happy to address any questions on this home or of the other homes that are on the market either as a rental or for sale.  Give Andrew a call today at 480-206-4265 w/ Berkshire Hathaway Arizona.

Property Address For Sale 9270 E. Thompson Peak Parkway #372 Scottsdale AZ

Link:  DC Ranch Homes For Sale – 9270 E. Thompson Peak Parkway #372 Scottsdale 

Photo of the exterior of the home provided by ARMLS.

DC Ranch Homes For Sale

If you are looking for something else in the DC Ranch area click this link below for all of the DC Ranch Homes For Sale:

DC Ranch Homes For Sale – Scottsdale

Call Andrew w/ The Holm Group and Berkshire Hathaway for any questions regarding DC Ranch at 480-206-4265.

DC Ranch Homes For Sale – New Listing in Market Street

DC Ranch Homes For Sale

Here is a fantastic new condo listing that just came on the market today in DC Ranch over the past few days. This home was listed yesterday with Remax Excalibur and is available to show this weekend.  Currently there are 83 homes for sale in the DC Ranch area with the prices range in the upper $300’s for one of the Casitas to over $6,000,000 for one of the larger custom homes.  If you are interested in this home or another home in the DC Ranch area let me know as we are very familiar with the community and just closed one today  in the Country Club in DC Ranch for $1.2M.

The Holm Group has represented several buyers or sellers in the DC Ranch area and is happy to address any questions on this home or of the other homes that are on the market either as a rental or for sale.  Give Andrew a call today at 480-206-4265 w/ Berkshire Hathaway Arizona Properties

Property Address For Sale: 20704 N. 90th Place 1051 Scottsdale AZ 85255

Link:  DC Ranch Homes For Sale

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DC Ranch Homes For Sale DC Ranch Homes For Sale


If you are looking for something else in the DC Ranch area click this link below for all of the DC Ranch Homes For Sale.   DC Ranch Homes For Sale

Call Andrew w/ The Holm Group and Berkshire Hathaway for any questions regarding DC Ranch at 480-206-4265.

AZ Central – 3 cool things about your Scottsdale neighborhood – DC Ranch


DC Ranch

This master-planned north Scottsdale development rises up out of the Arizona land and around untouched plant life, enhancing the surrounding upper Sonoran Desert.

Where it’s at: Roughly the border is Pima Road on the west, Legacy Boulevard to the south and Cattle Whip Drive to the north. The eastern border is the McDowell Mountains.

The character of residential and mixed-use blends seamlessly into the foothills of the nearby McDowell Mountains.

Jeremy Stevens, communications manager for the DC Ranch Community Council, said the development is not like the rest of the Valley.

“Our community is unique because there are limitations to what we can and can’t develop. You won’t find palm trees or citrus trees in DC Ranch because they are not native species to the area,” Stevens said. “We embrace the natural beauty of the north Scottsdale desert and hope to be good stewards of this rare environment.”

Three cool things about the neighborhood:

Market Street. It all begins and ends at Market Street in DC Ranch. It’s where nearby residents run into each other and conversation starters like, “Good to see you,” and “How’s your brother?” occur in parking lots and at grocery store sliding glass doors. The mixed-use gathering place, near Pima Road and Thompson Peak Parkway, is home to a number of offices, classy restaurants and unique boutique retailers. There’s an air of sophistication at Market Street, where even the Barista is a bit more cosmopolitan than the average Joe. Enjoy an omelet at the Breakfast Joynt or if you’re a new parent check out the newborn threads at Baby Lux.

Homestead Playhouse. Arts and Theatre Coordinator Molly Kurtz said the Homestead Playhouse at the Homestead Community Center, was built as part of the center to host youth theater. Launched by the DC Ranch Community Council, she said the Playhouse was created in response to interest in and demand for performing arts programming in and around DC Ranch. Since it opened in 2006, the Playhouse has produced 18 productions, including a number of musicals. Kurtz said the vision of The Homestead Playhouse is to create masterpieces together where individuals emerge through the magic of performing arts. The Playhouse is located in the Homestead Community Center, which serves as a gathering place for private resident events, as well as weddings, meetings, conferences and summer camps. Speaking of gathering places, if Market Street is where local residents randomly run into each other, the Homestead Community Center is where they get to know each other better. The 7,000-square-foot community center on 4 acres is open to residents of DC Ranch.

Hiking. DC Ranch’s backyard is the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. For residents on the southern end of the development, the preserve is a short walk to the Horseshoe and Desert Park trails, which offer full access to the park. For everybody else, the Gateway Access Area to the the 30,200-acre McDowell Sonoran Preseve is a short drive. The preserve’s roughly 5-mile Gateway Loop Trail, is one of the most popular hikes in the Valley. The trail head opened in 2009, with parking, restrooms and a wheelchair-accessible nature trail. The loop offers stunning views of the northeast Valley and the McDowell Mountains, as well as cacti forests and diverse wildlife.

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AZ Central – Sterlings DC Ranch villas nearly sold out

Development nears buildout of first phase

By Michael ClancyThe Republic | azcentral.comWed Jun 26, 2013 10:02 AM

Sterling at Silverleaf, a small development of villas in the Silverleaf section of DC Ranch, has sold 14 of 16 homes in its first phase, with 12 more planned in a subsequent phase.

The project, a revival of a previous effort by Scottsdale architect Bing Hu, was sold in a foreclosure auction in 2008. The new developer is the Sterling Collection Development Group.

Construction got under way on the Sterling Collection’s efforts in April 2011.

The two homes remaining are models priced at a little more than $1.7 million. Both have 3,439 square feet with four bedrooms and 41/2 baths.

The development sits on 12 acres northeast of the DC Ranch Village Club at Thompson Peak Parkway and Legacy Boulevard.

Sterling President Nathan Day said the villas are built in pods of four, with a common courtyard and limited private outdoor space.

Day declined to provide how much Sterling paid for the property. He also declined to identify his partners.

The 30-year-old company president said he and his investors and partners decided five years ago to diversify their venture capital fund into real estate to take advantage of depressed prices.

The Sterling homes feature numerous energy-efficient features, including foam insulation and LED bulbs throughout. An iPad-driven system controls security cameras, lighting, heating, cooling, window shading and the pump and filter for a small pool.

Day says the homes are the only ones in Arizona certified as meeting the National Association of Home Builders’ gold standard.

“We’ve developed a really strong niche, and I feel a lot of pride,” he said.

Luster Custom Homes is the builder. Day said the company is owned by a friend.

Most of his buyers use the villas as second or third homes, he said.

Construction of a second phase, including 12 homes starting at $2.2 million, should begin before the end of the year. Four floor plans are available in sizes of 3,900 to 4,200 square feet.

Plans are being finalized for Phase 3, which will include 213 condominiums. No further details were available.

AZ Central – N. Scottsdale community center renovated

The Homestead Community Center at DC Ranch is getting a makeover this month.

About 1,000 square feet of the 7,500-square-foot Homestead center will be renovated, said Krista Hinz, a spokeswoman at the DC Ranch master-planned community in north Scottsdale.

She said DC Ranch Community Council board members spent the first part of the year researching ways to improve the space and to better accommodate resident and guest needs.

The center, 18600 N. 98th St., in north Scottsdale, was built in 2006 as a venue to host the Homestead Playhouse youth theater. Today it serves as a venue for Community Council events, the Playhouse and other events including weddings, meetings, conferences and summer camps.

Construction began Aug. 1 and is scheduled to be completed at the end of the month.

“The space was visually outdated and not a very efficient use of space,” she said.

The center, which sits on four acres, offers amenities including basketball courts, a playground and a demonstration kitchen.

The renovations include improvements to the kitchen, lobby, office and conference spaces.

Improvements also will be made to the Desert Camp Community Center at DC Ranch. That includes shrinking the size of the men’s locker room and adding a wall to create a second multipurpose room, which will connect to a kitchenette.

Desert Camp, built in 1997, was DC Ranch’s original community center and acted as the sales center during its build-out phase.

Today it houses a resident gym, pool and Community Council events.

It also hosts weddings, small meetings and resident clubs.

Hinz said she hopes the renovations will enhance opportunity for residents to connect with each other and with DC Ranch staff.

“Residents, their guests and the public will walk into a much more welcoming space and have additional space for community clubs like poker, bridge and mahjong,” she said.

AZ Central – Silverleaf developer perseveres after recession of ’08

Two coyotes are sunning themselves on the Silverleaf Club golf course on a recent morning as DMB President Charley Freericks looks on from inside the clubhouse.

Breakfast guests are admiring the animals, and Freericks jokes that it is not going to be appetizing if a jackrabbit makes a run for it across the emerald fairway.

As a Valley real-estate veteran of nearly 30 years, Freericks is well aware that only the strong survive in the wild and in development.

DMB Associates Inc., developer of Silverleaf, DC Ranch and One Scottsdale, has emerged from the steepest canyons of the real-estate crater with plenty of vacancies in its office and retail space. But new tenants are moving in, new homes are going up and more than 500 apartments are planned at One Scottsdale and east of the DC Ranch Crossing shopping center.

“The recession slowed things down but a lot of people kept chugging along,” he said as he drove through Silverleaf, among the Valley’s most exclusive addresses, at the foot of the McDowell Mountains, just east of Pima Road on Thompson Peak Parkway within DC Ranch.

It’s not uncommon for valets at the Silverleaf clubhouse to find themselves at the wheel of a Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Porsche 911 or Mercedes SL63 AMG.

Many of DC Ranch’s residential neighborhoods southeast of Pima Road and Thompson Peak Parkway were completed by the time the recession hit four years ago.

Meanwhile, DMB’s Market Street commercial district has long searched for the right mix of tenants. The economic downturn of 2008 did not help. Restaurants and retailers fled, leaving the strong like Herb Box,Fleming’s and Armitage to survive.

At the same time, DMB opened its Canyon Village, with 92,427 square feet of offices and retail space.

The timing was a perfect storm that made it a challenge to fill the space, said Freericks, who was promoted to DMB president in April.

Zog Media is Canyon Village’s biggest tenant and DMB is working to bring medical tenants into the complex.

The Sterling Collection Development Group is moving into Canyon Village, said Nathan Day, company president.

Sterling revived a stalled villas project in November east of Canyon Village in Silverleaf. It sold five of its nine villas for an average price of $465 per square foot. The villas start at $1.29 million.

A second phase is planned with one- and two-story options.

Ciao Wine Bar and Bistro is set to open in September at Canyon Village.DMB also faced stiff headwinds in opening DC Ranch Crossing in late 2008. The Scottsdale-based development company sold the shopping center last June for $16.5 million.

Now Archstone, an apartment developer, plans to build 224 units on 9.2 acres east of the shopping center, which is located at Pima Road and Legacy Boulevard.

Freericks said DMB is marketing a 2.3-acre site south of DC Ranch Crossing for a limited-service hotel.

 One Scottsdale, 362 apartments

Another planned apartment project would bring new life to DMB’s One Scottsdale project northeast of Scottsdale Road and Loop 101. Henkel North America opened its headquarters there in December 2008 but the remainder of the site has been vacant.

TDI Real Estate Holdings LLC of Irving, Texas, plans to build 362 apartments in its first phase on 10.62 acres south of Thompson Peak Parkway and 74th Street.

The land deal for the project is set to close at the end of June. TDI hopes to have its building permit by then and complete a rental office by the first quarter of 2013, Freericks said.

The 120-acre One Scottsdale includes excavation for a parking garage to support a planned retail development. But lenders pulled back on the project.

Freericks said he regrets that the garage was not finished but it could have been worse if DMB had gone ahead with retail development as the recession hit.

“It reminds me of the Garth Brooks song with the line ‘thank god for unanswered prayers,’ ” he said.

DMB is patiently optimistic about the future of One Scottsdale, Freericks added.

New to Market Street

He also expressed optimism about the changes and new tenants at Market Street. That includes new signage along Pima Road that makes it easier for motorists to find the shopping center, which is tucked amid desert landscaping southeast of Pima and Thompson Peak Parkway.

An Italian restaurant, Mia Francesca, opened in February and Grimaldi’s has expanded.

Plus, a former hotel food-and-beverage executive, Paul Keeler, said he plans to open the Market Street Kitchen by mid-August in the space formerly occupied by the Beauregard restaurant and Krispy Kreme doughnut shop.

On the downside, the Heirloom restaurant has closed and Eddie V’s restaurant space remains vacant after it moved last year to the Scottsdale Quarter.

“Eddie V’s is a big hole in the doughnut,” Freericks said.