scottsdale ranch photoLocated south of Shea Boulevard, east of 96th Street and north of Via Linda, the beautiful master-planned community of Scottsdale Ranch was developed in 1984.  With almost 4,000 homes in over 40 different subdivisions, this community enjoys a 42 acre fully-stocked private lake, Lake Serena, which offers plentiful fishing as well as boating, and is enjoyed by all of its residents, as well as the 64-acre Scottsdale Ranch Park.  There is a 3,500 square Community Center, which is only available to residents Scottsdale Ranch, and which has beautiful lake views, perfect for weddings and celebrations.  There are also several bike and lake paths strewn throughout the community, for those who are fitness-inclined.

Scottsdale Ranch offers several different choices of homes, including single-family, patio and townhomes, as well as water-front properties, apartments and condominiums.    The Heritage Village IV subdivision, built by Golden Heritage from 1984-1990, is an Active Adult community (for those 55+) with 162 one-story patio homes.  This subdivision has its own tennis courts as well as a heated pool/spa.  These homes average 2,100 square feet.

Another subdivision, the Andalusia I, II, and III, was built by Dix Custom Homes, and were built in 1984-1985.  These homes average 3,645 square feet.

There are also several subdivisions within Scottsdale Ranch, which offer lakefront homes, such as the Lake Serena Estates, the Bayview Estates and the Lakeview Estates.  These homes offer a wide range of floor plans and square footage.

The Scottsdale Ranch Community Association fee is $340 annually (as of 2015) and takes care of the common areas and exterior maintenance, as well as the clubhouse, pool and spa.  Most subdivisions have an additional HOA fee.

The Scottsdale School District serves family-friendly Scottsdale Ranch, including Laguna Elementary School, Mountainside Middle School as well as Desert Mountain High School.  All are A rated schools.  Mayo Clinic is located within 5 miles of Scottsdale Ranch, on Shea Boulevard.   There are several shopping options nearby, including the Scottsdale Ranch Mercado, as well as Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall.

Nearby parks include McDowell Mountain Ranch Park and Aquatic Center, as well as Cactus Park and Horizon Park.  The Stonegate Equestrian Park is nearby for horse lovers.  Nearby McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers over 40-miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails.

The Via Linda Senior Center is located 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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