Desert Highlands real estate photoThis area of North Scottsdale stretches alongside Scottsdale Road from Carefree Highway down to Happy Valley Road. Within these boundaries can be found a wide assortment of homes, from luxury semi-custom homes to condominiums. Winfield is a guard-gated community of custom luxury homes built by Pulte Homes. The 511 homes in Winfield range in size from 1,434 to 5,300 feet. The hallmark of Winfield is its own private 75-acre mountain. With over 8 miles of private trails and a showcase clubhouse, Winfield is a gem of North Scottsdale.

Another subdivision within this area is Bellasera, a 24-hour guard gated community with 360 homes built in 2000 or so. These luxury homes feature a wide variety of floorplans and square footage. Bellasera is host to numerous amenities such as a community pool and spa, lighted basketball and tennis courts, as well as a community clubhouse with a health and fitness center. The Preserve subdivision is another gated community in North Scottsdale, with 143 homes located on 120 acres. With larger lot sizes and square footage, these luxury homes are located in a neighborhood with a close community feel thanks to scheduled neighborhood activities and events.

Entertainment, dining and shopping options abound along Scottsdale Road, from The Summit at Scottsdale to El Pedregal. Further south are the outdoor shopping malls of Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Quarter, The Shops at Zocallo, and the Promenade Shopping Center.

Pinnacle Peak Park and its 3.5 mile round trip trail is a popular option with both fitness and nature enthusiasts. The McDowell Sonoran Preserve and its trailheads for popular hikes such as Tom’s Thumb, Brown’s Ranch and Fraesfield are adjacent to this area. Golfing options in this area of North Scottsdale include the Whisper Rock Golf Club and the Terravita Golf and Country Club.

The Cave Creek Unified School District serves this area, from Horsehoe Trails Elementary and Desert Sun Academy to Sonoran Trails Middle School and Cactus Shadows High School.

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