Scottsdale Neighborhood Tour, South of Shea
Scottsdale is now synonymous with ‘living in Phoenix’. As a local hot spot, Old Town Scottsdale has a lot to offer its residents. But there aren’t too many resources online about where to explore the neighborhood if you’re seeking to buy a home in Scottsdale… until now! Use this guide as a quick way to explore what the city of Scottsdale has to offer in terms of neighborhoods to live in, lifestyle options and location south of Shea Blvd.
This is just a small sample size of what’s available but it should help give you a really good understanding as to how each part of Scottsdale is different and what you might expect from area to area. This tour is perfect for you if you only have a day or two to explore. Included are 6 different Scottsdale neighborhood communities south of Shea and 10 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.
Home Price Key:
$ – Under $500k
$$ – $500k to $750k
$$$ – $750k to $1M
$$$$ – $1M to $2M
$$$$$ – $2M+
Scottsdale Neighborhood Communities (South of Shea)
1. New Papago Parkway
(East of Scottsdale Rd between McKellips and McDowell)
7316 E Garfield St, Scottsdale 85257 (Papago Rotary Park)
This South Scottsdale neighborhood is approximately 3 miles south of Old Town. The area will give you a general look and feel of what many of the neighborhoods in the zip code of 85257 will look like. It is a mix of older homes originally built in the 1950s/60s that have also been targeted for updated remodels and full tear down w new construction.
Home buyers in this area love the location due to its close access to Old Town Scottsdale, Tempe/ASU, Downtown Phoenix and Sky Harbor Airport (just to name a few). When it comes to being in the center of everything, this area is difficult to beat. It’s also a very popular destination for short term/vacation rentals.
Home prices $$+
2. Arizona Country Club
(West of 64th St between Thomas & Indian School)
6101 E Hollyhock St, Phoenix 85018 (Holly Palms Apartments – within neighborhood)
The Arizona Country Club neighborhood is located in south Scottsdale just east of the Phoenix border and directly next to the AZCC private member golf club. The area is composed of several different subdivisions that are all very unique but have similar characteristics between them. Homes in this community were originally built in the 1950s/60s but have undergone a significant amount of remodel and restoration updates throughout the years. It also offers a premier location being just south of Arcadia Proper and within 2 miles of Old Town Scottsdale.
Home prices $$$$+
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3. Arcadia Proper Scottsdale
(West of 68th St between Indian School and Camelback)
4330 N 62nd St, Scottsdale 85251 (Echo Canyon School – within neighborhood)
This Phoenix/Scottsdale neighborhood is one of the most highly coveted communities to live within Arizona. Originally developed in the early 1920s, Arcadia Proper Scottsdale has been known for its large estates, lush greenery and citrus tree lined streets that have attracted families for decades.
It has now become of the most prominent communities for brand new custom homes and continues to attract some of the most affluent buyers within Scottsdale and Phoenix. You will not find a better location to call home.
Home prices $$$$++
4. Scottsdale Country Acres
(East of Hayden Rd between Camelback and Chaparral)
4565 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale 85251 (Chesnutt Park – within neighborhood)
The Scottsdale Country Acres is a south Scottsdale neighborhood just about 1 mile East of Old Town Scottsdale. This area is in a prime location and neatly tucked away in a community that has limited traffic due to Camelback ending at Pima Rd.
Homes in this area were originally built in the 1960s and have also been targeted for major remodel and/or new construction due to area demand. In addition to the close proximity to Old Town, home buyers have easy access to Chaparral Park, McCormick Stillman Railroad Park, Salt River Fields and so much more. This neighborhood has become a very popular destination for short term/vacation rentals.
Home prices $$+
5. McCormick Ranch
(E of Hayden Rd between Indian Bend and Shea)
7639 E Via Paseo Del Norte, Scottsdale 85258 (Comanche Park – within neighborhood)
McCormick Ranch is a Central Scottsdale Master Plan Community that encompasses over 50 different subdivisions. It offers residents a diverse range of amenities, architecture and home values. Homes in this area were primarily built in the 1970s/80s but many of them have been significantly remodeled throughout the years.
This is another location that is extremely desirable due to its walkability, lush landscape, greenery and overall charm. It is also home to the McCormick Ranch Golf Club with two 18 hole championship courses that are available to the public. Home buyers in this neighborhood will have easy access to all of the best Scottsdale has to offer including Old Town, Kierland, Scottsdale Quarter as well as a large number of shops and restaurants directly within a mile of their home.
Home prices $$$+
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6. Scottsdale Ranch
(South of Shea and East of 96th St)
10475 E Lakeview Dr, Scottsdale 85258 (Laguna Elementary School – within neighborhood)
This Central Scottsdale Master Plan Community encompasses over 40 different subdivisions. Scottsdale Ranch was originally developed back in 1984 and has become one of the premier resort style communities in all of Scottsdale.
Similar to McCormick Ranch, the location of this community is hard to beat with easy access to every prominent area within Scottsdale and close proximity to the 101 freeway. Home owners in this neighborhood enjoy access to waterfront homes, mountain views and lush greenery in addition to the security/privacy of being in a gated neighborhood.
Home prices $$$$
Points of Interest in Scottsdale (South of Shea Blvd):
- Scottsdale Fashion Square – 7014 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale 85251
- Camelback Mountain (Cholla Trailhead) – 5150 N Invergordon Rd, Paradise Valley 85253
- Scottsdale Civic Center – 3939 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale 85251
- Scottsdale Stadium – 7408 E Osborn Rd, Scottsdale 85251
- Chaparral Park – 5401 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale 85250
- McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park – 7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale 85250
- McCormick Ranch Golf Club – 7505 E McCormick Pkwy, Scottsdale 85258
- Talking Stick Resort Hotel/Casino – 9800 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale 85256
- Top Golf – 9500 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale 85256
- Arizona Boardwalk – 9500 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale 85256
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