Central Scottsdale comprises a wide swath of land, with Shea Boulevard to the north, 96th Street to the east, Indian Bend to the south, and Scottsdale Road to the west.  Within Central Scottsdale can be found the large subdivisions of Gainey Ranch and McCormick Ranch, along with several smaller subdivisions.

Gainey Ranch is a 560-acre golf community with a wide variety of homes.  Townhomes and villas start at 1,500 square feet up to 2,500 square feet, within the Courts at Gainey Ranch and the Pavilions. The single family homes in Gainey Ranch are primarily ranch style homes.

McCormick Ranch covers 7 miles of Central Scottsdale and includes 7 lakes and two 18 hole championship courses.  The homes in this community range from entry level condominiums to large, single family homes and larger, custom homes situated on large lots.  Within McCormick Ranch is Artesia, a gated community that includes single family homes, town homes, and brownstones.

There are several other subdivisions within these two larger communities including the gated Scottsdale Links Estates, the single family homes in lush Arabian Gardens, the patio homes and single family homes in Heritage Village and townhouses and condos in El Paseo.

Amenities:  There is a plethora of parks within Central Scottsdale including the popular McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Mountain View Park, and Zuni Park, among others, which feature a wide range of athletic fields, walking paths, fitness trails and tennis courts.  Top Golf Scottsdale and Talking Stick Resort and Casino are other fun entertainment options in this community.

Golf courses abound in Central Scottsdale, from the links at the Scottsdale-Silverado Golf Club to the courses within McCormick Ranch and Gainey Ranch proper.

There are several shopping centers in Central Scottsdale such as the Shops at Gainey Village and The Pavilions at Talking Stick.  The luxury Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall with hundreds of high-end and mid-level retail shops is located nearby as well.

Schools:  The Scottsdale School District serves family-friendly Central Scottsdale, including Cochise and Kiva Elementary Schools, Mohave and Cocopah Middle Schools, as well as Chaparral and Saguaro High Schools.

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