Spotlight Communities

Once in a while we will take time out of our busy schedule and pick on one of our favorite communities from around the state of Arizona. Watch out! We may come after you next…

Spotlight Community! Scottsdale Ranch

Scottsdale Ranch is a master-planned community that sits on 1,119 acres on the eastern edge of Scottsdale.  The land was originally the easternmost piece of McCormick Ranch, but was split off and sold in the late seventies.  Scottsdale Ranch was developed in 1984 jointly by Markland Properties, Inc. and Costain Arizona, Inc. and has since become a premier and progressive community promoting unique lifestyle options.  The Ranch consists of 3,938 residences ranging from condos and townhouses to medium density single family, all the way up to palatial estates on acre lots.  The “jewel” of the community is 42 acre Lake Serena which was jointly developed by Scottsdale Ranch, the City of Scottsdale, Maricopa County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Why the Army Corps of Engineers you ask?  Well… Continue reading

Spotlight Community! Anthem, Arizona

You’ve seen me write about Anthem before (see Surprise vs. Anthem The Great Debate), but now I get to go more in-depth about the community I have called home for the last eight years.  Let me start by saying that, in my ever so humble opinion, Anthem is the best no, greatest no, the transcendentallyunparalleled (made that up), community in the Valley of the Sun.  We bought our home here in March of 2003 when the community was 5 years old.  We had it built on a nice little cul-de-sac overlooking the desert.  When we were moving in, the whole neighborhood was moving in, so we were all new and excited to meet each other.  We have made friendships with those people that grow closer every day.  But, let’s start with the basics…

Anthem is located in Maricopa county about 5 miles north of Carefree Highway off of Interstate 17. Continue reading

Spotlight Community! McCormick Ranch Scottsdale, AZ

Located in the heart of Scottsdale, AZ lies one of the gems of the southwest, McCormick Ranch.  Now there are a lot of master planned communities scattered over the great state of Arizona, but only one can claim to be first!  The ranch was started in 1942 by Merle Chaney and then sold in the mid-forties to Fowler and Anne McCormick.  The McCormicks were from the east coast and looking for a place to spend the winter, and Anne fell in love with Scottsdale, AZ.  Fowler McCormick was descended from average stock (His grandfather on his father’s side was Cyrus McCormick – who invented the reaper, and on his mother’s side was that little known person John D. Rockefeller). Continue reading

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