The area of South Scottsdale/Old Town comprises a wide swath of land, with Camelback to the north, and McDowell Road to the south, 68th Street to the west and Pima Road to the east. This large area also includes part of Old Town Scottsdale. Old Town is home to several options for loft style condominiums, such as the Old Town Scottsdale Waterfront, Portales Place, and the Third Avenue Lofts. Other neighborhoods within Old Town and South Scottsdale include The Trails at Scottsdale with both patio homes and single family homes, Scottsdale Highlands Estates and the high end Apache Estates. Some condo communities in this area include the Continental Villas East, Winfield Place and Villas at Bellagio.
The largest subdivision in South Scottsdale is Scottsdale Estates, with approximately 2,450 homes. Consisting of Scottsdale Estates 2 through 16, these single-family homes were built with block construction and sit on larger lots (averaging 7,200 sqft). The sizes of these homes range from a low of 1,000 sqft to a high of 2,500, with the majority of homes in the 1,500 to 1,800 sqft range.
There are many options for outdoor activities in South Scottsdale. There are several parks nearby, including the popular McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Mountain View Park, and Zuni Park, among others, which feature a wide range of athletic fields, walking paths, fitness trails and tennis courts. El Dorado Park and Community Center and Chaparral Park also offer numerous athletic fields, walking and bicycle paths as well as pools.
Golf courses are plentiful in Scottsdale, from the links at the Scottsdale-Silverado Golf Club to the courses within McCormick Ranch and Gainey Ranch proper. Other nearby options include Phoenician Golf Course, featuring a 27-hole championship golf course designed by Ted Robinson, Sr. and Homer Flint, and the affordable Coronado Golf Course, with its 9 holes and lighted driving range
Top Golf Scottsdale and Talking Stick Resort and Casino offer other entertainment options in this community. Nearby Scottsdale Stadium is the home to spring training for the San Francisco Giants. There are several shopping centers near this area of Scottsdale such as the Shops at Gainey Village and The Pavilions at Talking Stick. The luxury Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall with hundreds of high-end and mid-level retail shops is also located adjacent to this area.
Scottsdale Unified School District serves this community and schools include Hohokam Traditional, Pima Elementary, Pueblo Elementary, Mohave Middle School, Supai Middle School, Coronado High School and Saguaro High School.