Discover Scottsdale Homes for Sale in Luxury Community 

Are you currently interested in purchasing Scottsdale real estate in luxury community? Located 23 miles northeast of Phoenix, Scottsdale has the largest concentration of luxury real estate in Arizona. From finely-appointed luxury condominium residences to gorgeous custom-built homes tucked away in exclusive golf course communities to sprawling luxury estates with breathtaking views, you’re certain to find Scottsdale homes for sale in luxury community to accommodate your lifestyle needs. Some of the most desirable luxury communities in Scottsdale include Estancia, Silverleaf in DC Ranch, Mirabel Club, Desert Mountain, The Boulders, Desert Highlands, Troon North, and Whisper Rock. Residents of Scottsdale enjoy world-class shopping and fine dining destinations, luxury resorts and spas, exciting art and culture, 50 top-rated golf courses, an abundance of outdoor recreation options, and popular annual events such as the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction, and Waste Management Phoenix Open, just to name a few. For parents of school-aged children, Scottsdale is served by two nationally-acclaimed school districts: Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) and Paradise Valley Unified School district (PVSD), both ranking among the top school districts in the country. In order to gain access to the most valuable Scottsdale real estate in luxury community, buyers will need to enlist the services of a qualified agent. Cathy Carter is proud to be a trusted Scottsdale REALTOR® and luxury home specialist for the past 25 years - offering her guidance and expertise to buyers and sellers. Intimately familiar with the most desirable luxury communities in Scottsdale, Cathy would love to help you find your dream home. Feel free to reach out to Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.  

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If you would like to schedule a private showing or would like more information about any of the Scottsdale homes for sale in luxury community listed above, please contact Cathy Carter. As a top-rated Scottsdale REALTOR®, Cathy keeps her finger on the pulse of the market at all times is the first to know when new luxury inventory becomes available, ensuring that her buyers have access to the most valuable properties and securing an offer. Cathy would love to speak with you to discuss the type of home you have in mind and answer any questions you may have about specific luxury properties in Scottsdale, pricing, financing, and so forth. Get started on your home search today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can reach her by email.  

Scottsdale Real Estate in Luxury Community

Some of the most prestigious, luxury communities in Scottsdale include Estancia, Silverleaf in DC Ranch, Mirabel Club, Desert Mountain, The Boulders, Desert Highlands, Troon North, and Whisper Rock, just to name a few:


Estancia is a luxury golf community nestled at the base of Pinnacle Peak and one of the premier residential communities in Scottsdale. A secure, gated enclave nestled atop 640 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert, Estancia offers a unique blend of beautiful homes and a luxury lifestyle within a vibrant and active community. Estancia features 223 custom homesites as well as 39 Tuscan-style villas within the Homes at La Scala subdivision. Many of the beautiful homes in Estancia feature stunning views of the rugged beauty of Pinnacle Peak, emerald green fairways, and city lights.

At the heart of the community is the private, Estancia Golf Club with an award-winning golf course and an exquisite clubhouse featuring fine dining, tennis, pickleball, elegant locker rooms, and a state of the art fitness center, and more. Luxury residences in Estancia range from 3000-10,000 square feet. Villa prices start at around  $1.2 million,  custom luxury homes start at around $2 million and lots are available from $350,000. The Estancia Golf Club’s Tom Fazio designed 18-hole championship golf course offers 7,314 yards of superb golf, bent grass greens, and breathtaking views. The highly desired golf club accepts both resident and non-resident members and offers golf and social memberships.

Silverleaf in DC Ranch

Silverleaf is part of the renowned DC Ranch community, encompassing nearly 8,300 acres, with more than 4,600 acres dedicated to open space. Nestled into the surrounding McDowell Mountain Preserve, Silverleaf is a stunning 2,000‐acre residential community and one of the most prestigious addresses in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area. At the heart of the community is the private Silverleaf Club featuring a Tom Weiskopf‐designed 18‐hole championship golf course. Silverleaf provides a vast array of exceptional amenities including fitness facilities, a pool, spa, tennis courts, basketball courts, parks, walking trails, and an abundance of social activities.

Silverleaf is located within minutes of fine dining, world-class shopping, fine arts venues in and around North Scottsdale, 101 Freeway access, and the private Scottsdale Airport for those who want to come and go quickly. With prime locations featuring one‐of‐a‐kind views and distinctive architecture, you’re certain to find the home of your dreams at Silverleaf in DC Ranch.

Mirabel Club

Surrounded by lush desert views and dramatic mountain vistas, Mirabel is a close-knit community that sits on over 700 acres. With 315 custom homesites ranging in size from two-thirds acre to over two acres, the community also features 35 El Corazon Homes with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and city lights. Mirabel’s luxury real estate is designed for those with discriminating tastes, with distinctive features that you simply won’t find anywhere else. The Mirabel Club offers an award-winning, 18 hole Tom Fazio designed golf course, Har-Tru Tennis Garden, a 34,000 square-foot Desert Lodge Clubhouse, luxury spa, fitness center, resort-style pool, and incredible dining. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, the member clubhouse offers the best of indoor and outdoor living and creates the perfect sanctuary for rest, relaxation, and fabulous social opportunities.

Owning a home in Mirabel encourages life-long friendships through the community’s various social events and outings. The Sonoran Desert backdrop offers plenty of year-round excitement with some of the area’s best hiking, horseback riding, and biking trails just a short drive away. You'll find quaint boutique shops just around the corner in downtown Cave Creek and luxury brands at The Scottsdale Quarter and Kierland Commons only 25 minutes away. Although Mirabel is nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it still offers convenience and easy access to your favorite local activities.  

Desert Mountain

Desert Mountain is a member-owned master-planned community, developed initially by Taliesin Associated Architects, founded by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Desert Mountain is home to a total of 35  villages spanning 8,000 acres. With an elevation of around 3,000 feet, this North Scottsdale, Sonoran Desert community borders the Tonto National Forest. Homesites, custom homes, estates, and courtyard homes are tucked within separate villages, offering buyers a variety of lifestyle options. Named among the top ten private clubs in the country, Desert Mountain Club Members enjoy six Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, a championship par 54 course known as Seven at Desert Mountain. Each course provides a different golf experience and was designed for players of all skill levels.

The Jim Flick Golf Performance Center is a $1.6 million dollar, 6,500 Sq.ft. facility with the most advanced technology available to improve golf fitness and performance. Desert Mountain’s tennis facility features the only stadium grass court in Arizona along with five Har-Tru courts and three hard-surface courts.  Members also enjoy The Sonoran Fitness and Spa, an expansive 42,000 Sq.ft. For outdoor enjoyment, Desert Mountain homeowners have access to hiking and biking trails, and volleyball and basketball courts.

The Boulders

The Boulders is truly a unique and beautiful community tucked into the Sonoran Desert foothills in both Scottsdale and Carefree, AZ. Offering some of the area’s most desirable real estate, the community features spectacular granite boulder formations situated throughout the property.  You’ll find villas and luxury estates arranged in 12 unique communities, which encircle the community’s two top-rated golf courses. From “lock and leave” patio homes to sprawling custom homes that overlook the breathtaking golf courses and scenic desert terrain, you’re certain to find the perfect home for your lifestyle needs.

The Boulders is also home to the world-renowned Boulders Resort and Spa featuring five different dining venues. Members have access to a 2,000 Sq.ft. fitness facility along with trails for hiking and biking. The Boulders Golf Club features two championship courses designed by Jay Morrish, known for their rugged beauty.  

Desert Highlands

The community of Desert Highlands is internationally recognized for its unique design and integration into the surrounding Pinnacle Peak Summit.  Desert Highlands comprises 560 homesites spread across 850 acres, with half of the property undeveloped to protect and preserve the beauty of Pinnacle Peak and the surrounding Sonoran Desert.  Desert Highlands features mostly custom homes, but there are two semi-custom neighborhoods within the community as well (Hillside Villa Estates and The Heights). Homeowners enjoy a private club lifestyle that includes a signature golf course, putting green, clubhouse, a fitness center, pool, spa, racquet (pickleball) club, and dog park. Private member dining at the restaurant offers a casual, relaxed experience. Golf Digest ranked The Jack Nicklaus Signature 18-hole Golf Course at Desert Highlands as one of the top desert golf courses in the country. 

Troon North

Troon North is an 1800-acre master-planned community tucked around the northern foothills of Pinnacle Peak Summit. The community stands as the hallmark of desert golf course living. Stretching through the natural ravines and foothills in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak, you’ll find some of the finest luxury real estate available in North Scottsdale. Troon North is comprised of 19 different neighborhoods, each offering a diverse living experience ranging from gated or guard gated communities with large custom homes, to condos and townhomes. Troon North communities include Balancing Rock, Boulder Crest, Candlewood Estates, Echo Ridge, Estates at Troon North, Golf Villas, Monument, On the Green, Pinnacle Canyon at Troon North, Pinnacle Canyon Las Ventanas, Pinnacle Ridge, Pinnacle Views I, Pinnacle Views II,  Quisana, Skyline Estates, Stonedge, Talus, The Ridge and Tierra Encanta. 

Troon North’s Monument and Pinnacle golf courses consistently rank at the top of every golfer’s playlist. The immaculately groomed Troon North Golf Club provides the ultimate Scottsdale golfing experience. With an active social membership, both residents and non-residents alike can enjoy a 37,000 Sq.ft. clubhouse featuring a bar and grill, locker rooms, and an award-winning golf shop. Residents and members have access to the four-acre Troon North community park featuring tennis and basketball courts, barbecues, ramadas, the tot lot, and a turfed play area for other outdoor activities. The community is also home to the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North and offers close proximity to coffee shops, salons, pharmacies, banking, boutiques, and other everyday conveniences. 

Whisper Rock  

Whisper Rock is a premier, luxury golf community in North Scottsdale. 200 custom homesites and 18 villas built by Cachet Homes are set among stunning landscape and massive boulder formations. Lots in the community range from one to four acres and provide breathtaking views of the surrounding Sonoran Desert landscape. The beautiful homes in Whisper Rock are priced from $1.2M. to over 5M and homesites are available from $300K to over one million. Whisper Rock is a welcoming, tight-knit community stretched across a broad Sonoran desert landscape. This 800 acre, gated community offers residents a serene and private place to call home. Nestled next to one of the nation’s premier private golf clubs, Whisper Rock homes and villas fit seamlessly into the magnificent surroundings, offering homeowners a truly personal retreat.

Whisper Rock Golf Club features 2 private 18-hole equity golf courses: the Upper Course design by Tom Fazio and the Lower Course designed by Phil Michelson and Gary Stephenson. The purchase of a home or homesite in Whisper Rock is not required for membership. Whisper Rock amenities include a 2,500 Sq.ft. community facility with a fitness center, lap pool, spa, outdoor living room, catering kitchen, a basketball court, turf area, and 2 sunken tennis courts. The community also has its own 3-acre desert park. Whisper Rock is situated 2 miles from The Summit at Scottsdale shopping center, 5 minutes from Carefree and Cave Creek, 20 minutes from the Loop 101 Freeway, and 50 minutes away from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). 

Why Homebuyers Should Consider Living in Scottsdale, Arizona 

The City of Scottsdale Overview

A vibrant and affluent city in the Phoenix metro area, Scottsdale is known for its concentration of world-class resorts, with hotels, spas, and other tourism businesses making up a large portion of the city’s economy. One of the largest employment centers in Arizona is the Scottsdale Airpark anchored by the Scottsdale Airport. The Scottsdale Airpark encompasses an 8.6 square mile area with over 2,900 businesses that employ more than 51,000 people. The airpark is headquarters to prestigious companies like GoDaddy, AXON (Taser), JDA Software, Nautilus Insurance, Quicken Loans, CVS Caremark, and Vanguard. 

Scottsdale is loosely divided into four areas: Old Town (Downtown) Scottsdale, South Scottsdale, Central Scottsdale (Shea Corridor), and North Scottsdale. Old Town features boutique shopping, restaurants, nightlife and is home to a number of galleries, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Scottsdale's Museum of the West. Also located in Old Town is the upscale Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall featuring major retail anchors like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, and Barney’s New York. The Shea Corridor includes some of the most desirable residential areas in the valley such as Gainey Ranch and McCormick Ranch. A large portion of Scottsdale Road in the Shea Corridor has been dubbed the "Resort Corridor" due to the many upscale resorts that line the street. 

North Scottsdale, located just 20 minutes from Downtown Scottsdale and about 35 minutes from Phoenix, offers the best of both worlds. It straddles Scottsdale’s more built-up area to the south and west, as well as its more expansive desert terrain, with McDowell Mountain Regional Park to the east and Pinnacle Peak Park to the north. North Scottsdale is home to several world-class golf clubs and some of the most stunning and luxurious properties you will find anywhere in the world. The neighborhood has something for everyone from hiking and biking opportunities offered by the mountainous terrain and lush Sonoran desert to luxury shopping, fine dining, and exciting cultural offerings.

Schools and Education 

For parents with school-age children, Scottsdale is served by two nationally-acclaimed school districts: Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) and Paradise Valley Unified School district (PVSD), both ranked among the top school districts in the country. SUSD serves the majority of Scottsdale students with 22 schools and is considered to be one of the best school districts in Arizona. The district has 16 elementary schools and three schools that offer grades K-8. There also are 6 middle school buildings and 5 high schools. 

Paradise Valley Unified School District is a large public school district that provides educational opportunities for a small portion of Scottsdale. With 30 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, and 5 high schools, the district provides students with several different alternative programming options, including a S.T.E.M. program, an International Baccalaureate program, and a Digital Learning Center. Many of the charter schools in Scottsdale receive high rankings and are an option for those who are looking for an alternative to the traditional public school system.

There are also several highly-ranked private schools in Scottsdale to choose from including Bella Vista College Preparatory School, Brightmont Academy, Camelback Desert School, Fusion Academy Scottsdale, Arizona International Academy, Blessed Sacrament Preschool & Kindergarten, and Brightmont Academy. Scottsdale is also home to the highly-regarded Scottsdale Community College and offers close proximity to Arizona State University and several other colleges throughout the Phoenix metro area.

Luxury Resorts & Spas

Scottsdale is known for its concentration of world-class, luxury resorts such as The PhoenicianJW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort And SpaHyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey RanchThe Westin Kierland Resort and SpaFour Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon NorthOmni Scottsdale Resort and SpaMarriott Scottsdale Mcdowell Mountain, and CopperWynd Resort and Club, and others 

Art & Culture

Scottsdale is renowned for its exciting arts scene with over 100 galleries, the Scottsdale Art Walk, and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts. Other cultural attractions include the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Musical Instrument Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. You can experience art-driven events like the free weekly ArtWalk, Canal Convergence, and Scottsdale Contemporary Month. Or, catch Broadway shows at our performing arts theaters or take a walking tour of public art installations in Old Town. 

Activities & Events 

Scottsdale is a hotbed of activity with numerous popular events that take place throughout the year such as the Scottsdale ArtWalkFiesta BowlRock ‘n Roll Arizona MarathonBarrett-Jackson Car AuctionWestworld of ScottsdaleScottsdale Culinary FestivalScottsdale Civic Center MallScottsdale Arabian Horse ShowArizona Diamondbacks Spring TrainingSalt River Fields at Talking Stick, and Scottsdale Fashion Week, and more.

Shopping & Dining

Scottsdale provides some of the best shopping in Arizona with more than 2,500 luxury retailers, boutiques, and upscale malls. Old Town Scottsdale is home to dozens of gift shops, Native American jewelry stores, and Scottsdale Fashion Square, the Southwest’s largest shopping destination. In North Scottsdale, Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter feature high-end stores in sunny outdoor settings.From top chefs to award-winning cuisine, Scottsdale has some of the best restaurants in the greater Phoenix area, such as Dominick's SteakhouseOrange SkyMastro's Ocean ClubMastro's SteakhouseOcean 44Eddie V's Prime SeafoodAtlas BistroTalavera, and FnB Restaurant, just to name few. 

Outdoor Recreation

For the outdoor enthusiast, McDowell Sonoran Preserve located in North Scottsdale and offers many trailheads with a variety of trails for both beginners and experts. Gateway Trail and Sunrise Peak are among some of the local favorites. Peak hiking season begins in late October and can run through winter into spring. While Camelback Mountain isn’t technically in Scottsdale, it’s only a few blocks away from Scottsdale Fashion Square mall and is one of the most popular mountains to hike for locals and visitors alike.

World-Class Golf Courses

For the avid golfer, Scottsdale is home to over 50 top-notch golf courses and is considered to be one of the world's leading golf destinations. Some of the highest-rated golf clubs in Scottsdale include Gainey Ranch Golf ClubWhisper Rock Golf ClubEstancia Golf ClubTroon North Golf ClubMcDowell Mountain Golf ClubGrayhawk Golf ClubEagle Mountain Golf ClubOrange Tree Golf ResortThe Phoenician Golf ClubLegend Trail Golf ClubThe Boulders Golf ClubWestin Kierland Golf Club, and We-ko-pa Golf Club, among others.

Phoenix-Scottsdale Professional Sports

For sports fans, the Phoenix-Scottsdale area offers a wide variety of professional sports and events such as the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) /Chase FieldPhoenix Suns (NBA)Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)ASU Sun Devil FootballASU Cardinals FootballPhoenix International Raceway (NASCAR)Turf Paradise (Thoroughbred Racing)Waste Management Phoenix Open, and The Cactus League Spring Training Baseball.


Scottsdale's free trolley system connects with the Valley Metro's transit system, providing easy access to the greater Phoenix metro area. Scottsdale Municipal Airport is a single-runway airport located in North Scottsdale used primarily for corporate and transient aviation traffic and is one of the busiest single-runway airports in the country. The closest major airport serving the community is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which is located about 14 miles from the center of Scottsdale. 

Residential Utilities and Services

The City of Scottsdale has several private and public residential utility providers:

Partner With The Highest-rated Scottsdale REALTOR® - Cathy Carter 

Whether you're interested in Scottsdale homes for sale luxury community, or it's time to list your current property, experience matters most in a changing market. With over two decades of local real estate experience, Cathy is able to provide her clients with the kind of knowledge, skills, dedication, and personalized service they need. Cathy understands that buying or selling a luxury home is a major financial and life decision and that you are looking for someone you can trust and will protect your interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf, and be your trusted guide and advisor to ensure the best results possible.

Cathy's client testimonials:

"Cathy was a terrific agent from beginning to end. Her comps were accurate and helpful at the outset. Her marketing was the best we have seen in our experience and we have sold 7 previous homes. She handled all the selling and closing negotiations very well and helped us navigate several anxious turns in the process. Cathy is calm, judicious, and responsive and we found her opinions and ideas valuable. We would use her to sell or buy a house again without hesitation. Great to work with and got great results."

"Cathy Carter is a highly respected, seasoned real estate professional who is very responsive, knowledgable, and open-minded. She kept my deal together by going beyond the call of duty to do some of the work of a novice agent (representing the buyer) on the sale of my house. Plus, she really went to bat for me on the purchase of my new home, getting upgrades and closing in 3-weeks. I highly recommend Cathy to represent you in selling and purchasing your next home or investment."

“I have dealt with many real estate agents and I would have to say Cathy Carter was a pleasure to deal with. We flew in from New York to see the area and Cathy gave us as much time as we needed. She showed us around and made us feel comfortable and welcome. As of today we are currently in contract for the sale of our home and are actively looking at homes in the Gilbert and Chandler areas. Cathy emails homes for us to look at on a regular basis and we would not use anyone else.”

“My husband and I worked with Cathy to find our home in the East Valley suburbs of Phoenix AZ. We were transferred to Phoenix from the east coast and Cathy did a wonderful job of orienting us to the area and helping us gain perspective into the different homes and neighborhoods in the East Valley. While working with Cathy, she was always very attentive and efficient. Cathy is extremely knowledgeable. She listened to our ideas about the ideal home, offered suggestions, and took us to see properties that were in line with our expectations. Cathy is extremely responsive and has even reached out to check on us after we moved into our hew home. I would highly recommend Cathy to anyone who is interested in selling their home or purchasing a new home.”

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Cathy works hard for her clients and will always go the extra mile to ensure a smooth and successful transaction. If you or someone you know is interested in Scottsdale real estate in luxury community, please give Scottsdale REALTOR® - Cathy Carter a call today at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.

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RE/MAX Real Estate & Luxury Homes
RE/MAX Alliance Group 
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Gilbert, AZ. 85233
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