Scottsdale Neighborhood Tour, North of Shea

Scottsdale is possibly becoming more well known than Phoenix these days. With each passing year this popular Phoenix suburb continues to grow and evolve; with incredible dining options, a fun nightlife scene and incredible real estate opportunities. This guide to the Scottsdale neighborhood covers the areas North of Shea.


Use this guide as a quick way to explore what the city of Scottsdale has to offer when it comes to places to live, neighborhood lifestyles, location preferences and access to some of the most popular things to do within Scottsdale all north of Shea. This is just a small sample size of what’s available however it will help provide a good understanding as to how each part of Scottsdale is different and what you might expect from living here.


If you only have a day or two to explore, this tour is perfect for you! Included are 5 different neighborhood communities and 9 popular points of interest.


NOTE: Use the addresses given for GPS purposes when traveling from neighborhood to neighborhood. Each one will get you within the neighborhood so you can explore further on your own. Some of these communities may have areas/homes that are gated but we specifically chose areas that are publicly accessible so you can drive through.

Home Price Key:

$ – Under $500k

$$ – $500k to $750k

$$$ – $750k to $1M

$$$$ – $1M to $2M

$$$$$ – $2M+

Scottsdale Neighborhood Communities (North of Shea)

Scottsdale North of Shea blvd Neighborhood tour map

1. McDowell Mountain Ranch

10550 E Queens Wreath Ln, Scottsdale 85255 (Recreation Center)

This large master planned community is located in North Scottsdale on the east side of the 101. McDowell Mountain Ranch has plenty to offer for those who want to make Scottsdale home. Set within 3,200 acres of undisturbed Sonoran Preserve, this neighborhood is nestled in the midst of abundant desert wildlife, beautiful landscape, incredible mountain views and hiking trails. It also has two parks, a Community Center, Recreation Center, children’s playgrounds, and an extensive list of amenities including splash pads, tennis, pickleball, basketball, pools and spas.

Home prices $$$+


2. DC Ranch / Silverleaf

9260 E Desert Camp Dr, Scottsdale 85255 (Desert Camp Community Center)

DC Ranch is a vibrant community located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Set across 4,400 acres, DC Ranch is a stunning community in North Scottsdale and one of the top Master Planned Communities in the entire US.

This picturesque community offers stunning views of the McDowell Mountains and desert terrain, as well as easy access to the nearby beauty of the Sonoran Desert. The community is full of amenities, boasting several community centers, numerous parks and trails, and a variety of lifestyle options. Whether you are looking for a single-family home, townhouse, or condominium, DC Ranch has something for everyone. With its unique style of living, DC Ranch offers its residents the chance to experience the best of Arizona living in a safe and welcoming atmosphere.

Home prices $$$+

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3. Grayhawk

20726 N 76th Way, Scottsdale 85255 (Grayhawk Park)

Grayhawk is another charming community located in the northern part of Scottsdale just about 1 mile north of the 101 loop freeway. This vibrant neighborhood features an array of luxurious homes, as well as a wide selection of amenities and activities. Residents have access to numerous golf courses, parks, trails, and community centers.

The community also offers a variety of top tier dining and shopping options, so residents can easily find what they are looking for. Grayhawk is also just a short drive away from several entertainment districts in Scottsdale, where locals can enjoy the city’s vibrant nightlife. With its luxurious homes, convenient location, and abundance of amenities, Grayhawk is an ideal place to call home.

Home prices $$$+


4. Troon North

10320 E Dynamite Blvd, Scottsdale (Troon North Golf Club)

The Troon North neighborhood is located on the northern edge of Scottsdale. It offers a tranquil community feel, stunning views, and easy access to outdoor activities. The neighborhood is full of amenities, including multiple golf courses, parks, and trails. Additionally, residents can enjoy the nearby Troon North Shopping Center, as well as a variety of dining and entertainment options.

Troon North also provides its residents with a safe and welcoming atmosphere, providing them with the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. With its unique style of living, Troon North continues to be a popular community to call home.

Home prices $$$$+

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5. Legend Trail

9462 E Legendary Ln, Scottsdale 85262 (Legend Trail Golf Club)

As you near the northern end of Scottsdale, you will find this beautiful high end golf community that offers a lifestyle that many people dream of when moving to Arizona. The neighborhood boasts an array of amenities, including a golf course, multiple parks, and jogging and biking trails.

Residents who choose Legend Trail love the quiet desert setting away from traffic and have access to some of the best city views that Scottsdale has to offer. And with it being on the far north edge of Scottsdale, you will find a higher elevation with slightly cooler temps that are most welcome throughout in comparison to the majority of Metro Phoenix.

Home prices $$$+


Points of interest in Scottsdale (North of Shea):

  1. Kierland Commons – 15205 N Kierland Blvd, Scottsdale 85254
  2. Scottsdale Airport – 15000 N Airport Dr, Scottsdale 85260
  3. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess – 7575 E Princess Dr, Scottsdale 85255
  4. TPC Scottsdale – 17020 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale 85255
  5. Isabella’s Kitchen – 8623 E Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale 85255
  6. Market Street at DC Ranch – 20645 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale 85255
  7. Pinnacle Peak Park – 26802 N 102nd Way, Scottsdale 85262
  8. Tom’s Thumb Trailhead – 12943 E Paraiso Dr, Scottsdale 85255
  9. Taliesin West – 12621 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale 85259
Scottsdale North of Shea blvd Neighborhood tour map of things to see

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