New stuff on Scottsdale-Blog

I have been busy adding new info to Scottsdale-blog. I have added detail about each of the communities in McCormick Ranch, starting with the town home/patio home communities, then the apartment styled condos and the last section, still to come, will be the single family communities.

Check out the tables, making it easy to identify communities with features like golf views, heated community pool, gated and others. As the weeks go by I will be posting about each of these different communities. Making it easier for you to identify the right neighborhood for you.

Artesia a New community next to McCormick Ranch


As you gaze across Camelback Lake from the McCormick Ranch Golf Club you see a strange site in this area.  You see new construction.  Starpointe’s new community Artesia is not in McCormick Ranch, but is just next door and so I am including it in the area communities.

The community located off Scottsdale Rd just north of Indian Bend Rd is in a great location, with restaurants (including the soon to open Roka Akor) and shopping walking distance from the homes.  The community will have a fitness center, yoga and aerobics room, massage rooms, lap pool, spa, clubhouse with theater, event/ game rooms, state of the art golf simulator, pet spa and much more.  The community besides being on the golf course will also have 10 acres of private park area, four miles of walking paths, and water gardens.

In Artesia there are two styles of buildings.  The first has what they are calling Residences, single level condos, starting from $354,900 for a one bedroom unit, on the first thru third floors, and two bedroom units starting from $434,900.  On the fourth floor they have the Penthouse with 2260 sqft, and 1211 sqft of private wrap around deck, I am sure the views will be stunning.  The pricing is $1,199,900 for the penthouses.

The second style is the Brownstone collection, three story units starting at 2907 sqft with private garages, and  views of the Pines course at McCormick Ranch.  The prices start from $1,064,900.

If you are looking to be close to everything Scottsdale has to offer, and looking for new properties in an urban setting, Artesia may be right for you.

McCormick Ranch’s Country Horizons

I prefer to work with buyers, and in many cases will refer any listings to another agent I partner with with who is a listing specialist. So I don’t do many open houses, and as I am writing each of my blog posts, I have been going by open houses, and taking photos of the communities to share with you. While talking with the other agents sometime you learn about unique qualities in the community, that would be missed otherwise.

This weekend, I stopped in the Country Horizons community. It is a single family home community with the home owners association taking care of all front yard maintenance. Making the community look beautiful. The community also has two casitas, available to the home owners to rent for their guests. Country Horizons is next to Mountain View park and the homes back up to the Camelback Walk , giving 22 of the 67 homes in the community no neighbor to the back. Over 70% of the homes have private pools, and many of the homes have 3 car garages, and all of the homes are single level. The average size of the homes in this community is 2600sqft.

Meridian in McCormick Ranch

The community of Meridian is located just off the McCormick Ranch Parkway to the north. With the Scottsdale Resort to the west and Spanish Oaks to the east. There are 7 homes with a view of the Palms Golf Course . This gated community has homes ranging in size from just over 1500sqft and up to about 2400sqft. There are single level and two story homes, with 111 total residences. There are 23 homes listed as having a private pool. There is also a community pool awaiting you as well. The homes have high vaulted ceilings, and large full sized master bathrooms with separate tub and shower and wood burning fire places.

McCormick Ranch townhome community of Santa Fe

The Community of Santa Fe is located to the north of McCormick Parkway and to the west of Hayden Rd. It is a town home community with large patios, sunny atrium’s, single level and 2 story floor plans with an average of 1972 sqft in the homes, and 366 properties. Santa Fe has 3 community pools, and club houses. One pool area is currently being remodeled. Another is located along the Camelback Walk with views of the McCormick Ranch Palms Golf Course . Some of the homes back to the multi use path (the Camelback Walk) with views of Lake Santa Fe and the golf course. The Santa Fe community is a Spanish styled community with arched walkways, and tile roofs. The large enclosed patios make outdoor living easy.

Camello Vista in McCormick Ranch

Camello Vista is located south of McCormick Parkway and to the east of Hayden Rd. This town home community has single level, two level and upstairs/ downstairs units. The community was built from 1974-1978 with 241 homes. All of the homes have detached 2 car garages. The community has 2 heated pools with heated spas and club houses with on-site management office. The main clubhouse has rooms for parties, a kitchen for food preparation, some exercise equiptment, as well as a library/ card room. The HOA fees are currently $325 a month and include roof repair, water, sewer, garbage, pest control and blanket insurance policy.