Scottsdale master planned communities have
been setting the example, and the standard, for similar developments
since the 1960s. Scottsdale’s rapid and continual growth, plus
the fact that many newcomers come seeking second homes, combine to create
a perfect environment for master planned community development.
years, new development has mushroomed, even as the more established
master planned communities continue to expand. Currently, almost 3/4
of the new homes sales in the Valley (including Scottsdale and Phoenix
areas) are within master planned communities. Much of the new planned
community activity is talking place in North Scottsdale, the fastest
growing area in the Valley.
Choosing a home in a master planned community
is as much about selecting the right community as it is about buying
the home. Each master planned community has a distinct personality and
life style emphasis. Scottsdale master planned communities are often
like cities within a city. In addition to a wide array of home styles
and prices, Scottsdale master planned communities offer many of the
services and amenities a home buyer might look for in a town or city
– retail and commercial/office centers, restaurants
and movie theaters, schools, “city-type” services, parks, recreation centers, golf courses and
tennis complexes. The residential areas in master planned communities
are generally distinct subdivisions or neighborhoods. Each of these
will offer different styles and sizes of single-family homes, town homes,
patio homes or even condominium residences.
Ranch is Scottsdale first master planned community, complete with
commercial centers, offices, parks and hotels. DC
Ranch is one of Scottsdale’s newer master planned communities
promising “unique home styles that emphasize front-of-the house
living” and miles of walking trails and paths. Realizing that
communities must accommodate residents’ future needs, Grayhawk
offers a “wired” community that provides residents with
an intranet, high-speed internet connection and the CyberSmart AMP OnQ
system in their home.