Hi, I’m Realtor Thomas Osterman I’ve been helping my clients buy and sell homes in the up-and-coming area or North Central Phoenix for years. I have acquired an abundance of knowledge and information on this beautiful neighborhood and would like to take this opportunity share it with you.
Welcome to my resource page for finding your next Central Scottsdale luxury home. I’m Realtor Thomas Osterman and over the many years of assisting clients with finding their perfect home or putting their current home on the market, I have accumulated detailed insight and familiarity with Central Scottsdale and the surrounding community. Please see below for this invaluable information.
Scottsdale as a whole is an area full of life. In the south, you’ll find art, entertainment, and shopping; in the north, events and golf are the norm; but Central Scottsdale is designed for living, its located between Shea Boulevard and Indian School Road, where houses of all types abound, mixed in among shopping, golf courses, and resorts.
In an area dominated by townhomes and older single-family residences, Central Scottsdale traditionally attracted retirees and snowbirds. In recent years, however, real estate has been getting a facelift courtesy of young couples and families who have purchased older property and completely remodeled the buildings to modernize them for the 21st century. What’s the attraction? Agents know that Central Scottsdale is in the center of it all, just minutes from well-known Fashion Square, downtown clubs, and the 101 loop, which will take you anywhere in the Phoenix metro area.
Scottsdale, Arizona real estate is diverse, offering perfect options for first-time buyers as well as luxury buyers. Condos and townhomes give way to golf courses and manmade waterways lined with executive homes, horse properties, and retro patio homes, many of which boast mature landscaping, including palm trees and citrus to shade the multitude of swimming pools. An abundance of single-family ranch homes from the ’60s and ’70s are ready to move in as is or update to your own unique vision. And while this is prime real estate, buyers can still find some bargains, especially west of Scottsdale Road heading toward Phoenix and the McDowell Mountains.
Central Scottsdale homes for sale is composed mainly of three master-planned communities built in the ’70s and ’80s when Phoenix was expanding. Agents and brokers are fond of the well-established communities of McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale Ranch, and Gainey Ranch, all of which welcome buyers with lush, green lawns, acres of manmade lakes, premier golf courses, and inclusive living with everything you need just a short walk, bike ride, or drive away. Real estate listings in these subdivisions include a range from one-bedroom condos to multimillion-dollar estates centered on large lots.
Equestrians will find plenty of real estate from which to choose. Horse ranches abound near Cactus and Sweetwater Roads and off Shea Boulevard en route to Fountain Hills. Mescal Park and Stonegate Equestrian Park offer arenas, round pens, and facilities to train and exercise your horses when they tire of meandering on your own property.
Located at the north of this neighborhood is the Scottsdale Airpark, an economic driver for the area. This executive airport welcomes private and chartered planes to its quiet runways and has become a hub for industrial, commercial, and retail businesses. Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter provide luxury shopping, and the small strips surrounding the airpark are home to real estate developers and brokers, agents, attorneys, CPAs, boutique establishments, and posh eateries.
Golfers will be in their element in the Arizona real estate area. From neighborhood links to world-glass 18 holes, no matter the handicap, you’ll enjoy plenty of time on the greens. But if golf isn’t your style, no matter: entertainment abounds. McCormick Stillman Railroad Park features 30 acres of trains (from model to full size, including a one-mile ride), a carousel, and regular activities such as winter lights and summer concerts. Scottsdale Ranch Park sits on 42 acres and offers lighted courts for tennis, baseball, soccer, football, and basketball, as well as miles of paved pathways perfect for bikers, joggers, walkers, and skaters. And if you love design, be sure to visit Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and studio. Or take a walk along the canal to visit the Cattletrack artist colony, a 13-acre collection of historic homes and artist studios built in the 1930s.