The master-planned community of Scottsdale Ranch was developed in 1984. Located south of Shea Boulevard, east of 96th Street and north of Via Linda, this community features almost 4,000 homes in over 40 different subdivisions. Scottsdale Ranch has several different types of homes, including single-family, patio and townhomes, as well as water-front properties, apartments and condominiums. There are several subdivisions within Scottsdale Ranch which offer lakefront homes, such as the Lake Serena Estates, the Bayview Estates and the Lakeview Estates. These homes offer a wide range of floor plans and square footage.
The Heritage Village IV subdivision, built by Golden Heritage from 1984-1990, is an Active Adult community (for those 55+) with 162 one-story patio homes. This subdivision has its own tennis courts as well as a heated pool/spa. These homes average 2,100 square feet. Another subdivision, the Andalusia I, II, and III, was built by Dix Custom Homes, and were built in 1984-1985. These homes average 3,645 square feet.
The Scottsdale Ranch Community Association fee is $340 annually (as of 2015) and takes care of the common areas and exterior maintenance, as well as the clubhouse, pool and spa. Most subdivisions have an additional HOA fee. Scottsdale Ranch is anchored by a 42-acre fully-stocked private lake, Lake Serena, which offers plentiful fishing as well as boating, and is enjoyed by all of its residents. There is a 3,500 square Community Center, which is only available to residents Scottsdale Ranch, and which has beautiful lake views, making it a popular location for weddings and celebrations.
Just to the east of Scottsdale Ranch is Stonegate, a gated community with a 24/7 staffed gate. This beautiful master-planned community is located just south of Shea Boulevard, off of Mountain View Road. Stonegate is comprised mainly of single family homes, including single and two story, as well as custom homes. A community center/clubhouse, tennis courts, a pool, and several walking trails are all part of the Stonegate community.
Stonegate was started in the early 1990s, and contains 15 different subdivisions. The Retreat, for example, features 145 custom homes, from various builders, and offers single story homes with 4-5 bedrooms, averaging 3500-5000 square feet. Another subdivision, Windmere, contains 76 single and two story homes, built by Geoffrey H. Edmunds and Associates. These 3-4 bedroom homes average 2000-2800 square feet.
Heritage Court is another subdivision within Stonegate which contains 41 homes built by Golden Heritage Homes. These homes are single story, with 3 bedrooms, and are approximately 1800 – 2500 square feet. The nearby Mountain View Estates features extra-large lots, housing 17 custom homes by various builders.
The Stonegate Community Association has a monthly assessment of $173 (as of 2015) and covers all amenities, the 24/7 staffed gate as well the vehicle access control system for the three resident-only unmanned gates.
There are several bike and lake paths throughout Scottsdale Ranch, as well as the 64-acre Scottsdale Ranch Park, for fitness enthusiasts. Other parks include McDowell Mountain Ranch Park and Aquatic Center, as well as Cactus Park and Horizon Park. The Stonegate Equestrian Park is nearby for horse lovers. Nearby McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers over 40-miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails. The Via Linda Senior Center is located on Via Linda, next to Scottsdale Ranch. This center is a City of Scottsdale facility open to those 18 and over, and also offers a multitude of entertainment options, including classes in arts and crafts and computers as well as a gym.
The Scottsdale School District serves family-friendly Scottsdale Ranch and Stonegate, including Laguna Elementary School, Mountainside Middle School as well as Desert Mountain High School. All are A rated schools. Mayo Clinic is located within 5 miles of Scottsdale Ranch, on Shea Boulevard. There are several shopping options nearby, including the Scottsdale Ranch Mercado, as well as Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall.