Ankle sign photoAncala is a luxury golf community, located in the McDowell Mountains, north of Via Linda and west of Scottsdale Ranch.  This guard-gated community has a wealth of stunning mountain views.  Built by Golden Heritage beginning in 1991, Ancala has 542 custom homes as well as 42 casita homes.  These homes and casitas start around 2,000 square feet and range upwards of 8,000 square feet.

The crown jewel of Ancala is the Ancala Country Club, which showcases an 18-hole Dye designed championship golf course.  The Club also has a restaurant, a tennis court, as well as a pool and fitness center, which hosts several group fitness classes daily.  There is also a community park, Ancala Park, which boasts a grassy play area and play equipment, as well as a basketball court.

The Ancala Homeowner’s Association has a monthly fee, which includes common area maintenance as well as the security guard gate.   The Scottsdale School District serves Ancala, with nearby Anasazi Elementary, Mountainside Middle School as well as Desert Mountain High School.  All are A rated schools.  The highly-rated private school, Basis Scottsdale, is located nearby as well.

Mayo Clinic is located nearby, and Fountain Hills is a few miles away to the east.   There are several shopping options nearby, including the Ancala Village Shopping Center, Scottsdale Quarter, Kierland Commons, as well as Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall.

McDowell Mountain Regional Park just to the west offers over 40-miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails.  The Via Linda Senior Center is located nearby 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.

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