Scottsdale Mountain was a model for both hillside development and sensitive community planning within a desert environ. The theme of Scottsdale Mountain has always been about a celebration of the natural desert surroundings, even long before the fabulous trail system in the McDowell Mountains to the east became the treasured masterpiece they are today. Within Scottsdale Mountain, a community center features a tennis center and sport court that provides the most scenic view found anywhere in Arizona’s sports world! There is an outdoor pavilion for resident gatherings, plus a secluded, hillside whirlpool spa.
The McDowell Sonoran Preserve Trails cover an aggregate 36,400 acres of land that has been assembled through public and private partnerships, and is protected and preserved for “a sustainable natural desert habitat for wildlife, desert flora, and appropriate public use”. The Preserve includes lands of Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. Some of the area’s best hiking and equestrian trails are located here. You will also find the trailhead to the Sunrise Trail that winds through the mountains. The 4.48 mile trail has a 2,852 foot elevation with spectacular 360 degree views of the Valley. Nearby is the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and it’s 75,000’ research facility, one of the areas top employers.
Homes in Scottsdale Mountain range from villas to luxury custom homes. They are situated on the southern facing slopes of the McDowells and offer stunning views of the Valley of the Sun. In Hidden Hills, homes have spectacular views of the McDowell Mountains and its lush canyons.