Terravita is an 823-acre, guard-gated, golf
course community in Northeastern Scottsdale that has attracted a diverse
population of full-time and part-time residents.
Terravita, the planners and developers took the already strict Scottsdale
building guidelines another step, adopting a single-story architectural
design that features non-reflective flat tile roofs, and building materials
that blend with the desert backdrop. Buyers can also select such lifestyle
options as casitas, pools and spas.
are more than a dozen home models and a variety of lot sizes in the
various Terravita neighborhoods. Prices start around $200,000 and go
up to $700,000. Smaller homes offer around 1,385 square feet of living
space. The largest are around 3,700 square feet.
Landscaping at Terravita adheres to a “Xeriscaping”
philosophy, using drought-tolerant plantings that are approved for desert
conditions. Most of the homes back up to open space, or the golf course.
The community’s neighborhoods are within walking distance of the
grocery stores and retail shops at Terravita Marketplace. Six miles
of walking/jogging trails connect all the neighborhoods and social areas
of the community.
golf membership at Terravita is about $65,000. In addition to a 32,000-square-foot
clubhouse, Terravita recreation offerings include a fully equipped health
and fitness center and a separate swimming and tennis center.
and fitness center is professionally staffed and even offers childcare.
The center has state-of-the-art cardio equipment, fitness stations,
free weights and an aerobics facility. Members can also enjoy a steam,
dry sauna or a massage. The swim and tennis center includes a lap pool,
a lagoon-style pool and five tennis courts.
Terravita homeowner becomes a Community Association member. The association
fee covers common area maintenance, landscaping, and repair and upkeep
of the streets, as well as security services.