Gainey Ranch: One of Scottsdale’s Most Prestigious Areas

Gainey Ranch: One of Scottsdale’s Most Prestigious Areas

Gainey Ranch: One of Scottsdale’s Most Prestigious Areas

Gainey Ranch: One of Scottsdale’s Most Prestigious Areas


Nestled in central Scottsdale is Gainey Ranch, a master-planned community home to some of the area’s most sought-after addresses. Often referred to as the “Oasis in the Desert,” this upscale resort-style is home to 18 gated neighborhoods ranging from carefree condominiums and villas to custom estate homes, constructed on 640 acres of land once an Arabian horse ranch owned by Daniel C. Gainey. Developed by Markland Properties, construction began in the mid-1980s with the intent that the community would feel like a small town.


Award-Winning Golf

The private Gainey Ranch Golf Club is the centerpiece of the community. Opened in 1985, Gainey Ranch Golf Club has three award-winning courses—The Lakes, The Dunes, and The Arroyo—all offering panoramic views of the McDowell Mountains. Only club members and their guests, as well as guests of the adjacent Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, have access to the club. Gainey Ranch Golf Club offers social, partial golf, and full golf membership options. All memberships provide access to dining and social events.


Secure, Gated Neighborhoods

Gainey Ranch has over 1,000 homes spread over 19 gated neighborhoods. Of these, 12 are single-family communities, ranging from the three-home Lakeview neighborhood, nestled between the fifth and sixth fairways on The Lakes Course, ranging to the estate homes at The Estates and The Enclave. Buyers will also have a choice of seven carefree condominium communities, many of which also have beautiful golf course views. Homes range in size from 1,250 square feet for smaller condos to 7,500 square feet for luxury estates.


The Estate Club

All Gainey Ranch homes include membership in The Estate Club, located in the converted ranch home of former owner Daniel C. Gainey. The facilities feature a 25-meter lap pool, spa, seven lighted tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an activity lawn. Residents can reserve the great room, catering-style kitchen, and terraced patios for private events. Tennis lessons, personal training, and a book club are available.


Gainey Ranch Dining

Some of the best dining in the area is inside the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa, including:

  • Southwest Bistro
  • Alto Ristorante e Bar
  • Center Stage Bar
  • Noh
  • Cantina Due


Gainey Golf Club members have a choice of three restaurants, while other notable places within and just outside of the community are:

  • Wally’s American Gastropub
  • Maui Pasta
  • Yama Sushi & Asian Cuisine
  • Lure Fish House
  • Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana
  • Soi 4 Bangkok Eatery
  • Famous 48
  • Pei Wei Asian Kitchen
  • Bandolero Cocina de Mexico


Gainey Ranch Shopping

For daily shopping, residents have Gainey Ranch Center, located on Doubletree Road inside the community, and Gainey Ranch Shops Plaza at Doubletree Rand Road and Scottsdale Road. Gainey Ranch Center is home to Fusion Academy Scottsdale, a private elementary school, plus hair salons, a needlework shop, an insurance agency, and Gastromé Market. Gainey Ranch Shops Plaza has Sprouts Farmer’s Farmers, Oliver Smith Jeweler, a nail salon, a women’s clothing store, and more. You’ll also find the restaurants mentioned above in one of these locations.