master planned community promises unique architecture, distinctive design
and homes built with “respect for the natural desert environment.”
The wide variety of housing styles and prices, along with a convenient
location (near the Loop 101 Freeway in North Scottsdale), have helped
attract a diverse population that includes young families, singles,
executives and retirees.
Grayhawk was developed with two distinct
neighborhoods: The Park and The Retreat. Grayhawk’s Park is a
497-acre neighborhood of nine gated subdivisions. It offers an elementary
school, a shopping plaza and a retirement community. The second Grayhawk
neighborhood is The Retreat, a 539-acre, resort-style neighborhood with
15 subdivisions and gated communities. A roadway and a greenbelt separate
the two neighborhoods. Grayhawk encompasses about 1,600 acres; half
of that land remains in its natural state.
Grayhawk housing choices include condominiums,
single-family homes, custom and luxury homes and townhouses. Both new
and resale homes are available. One and two-story Grayhawk homes range
from the $200,000s to over $500,000. Sizes range from 1,300 square feet
to 4,000 square feet. Large custom homes can be $1million and up.
Community amenities and services include
restaurants and shopping, hospitals, sports facilities, and two well-known
golf courses, Raptor and Talon. There are also 30 miles of landscaped
with the digital times, Grayhawk is wired the community with a hybrid
fiber-optic/coax cable network. Residents can log onto a community intranet
and request golf tee times, communicate with neighbors or check upcoming
community events.†Grayhawk will also be ready technology to come
with a CyberSmart AMP OnQ system providing homes with wiring infrastructure
for multiple phone lines, high-speed data and a cable modem. Homes can
have closed-circuit TV, security and home management controls.
Grayhawk homeowner becomes a member of the Grayhawk Community Association.
Some subdivisions within Grayhawk may have separate Neighborhood Associations,
and may enjoy amenities and services unique to their neighborhoods –a
community pool or front yard maintenance, for example.