Heritage Village IV

Happy 55+ couple enjoying coffee at tableIn Scottsdale Ranch,  along the shore of Lake Serena and surrounded by some of Scottsdale’s most attractive homes is Heritage Village IV.  This 55+ community consists of 162 single level townhomes with greenbelt facing patios. Although the homes share single walls, the large patios, generous sq. ft.  and high vaulted ceilings create the effect of single family homes. Built in 1984-1990 by Golden Heritage builders, the floor plans are still contemporary. The mature trees and landscaping frame the homes in a manner that new builds cannot equal.   

The subdivision has heated pools, tennis courts and a clubhouse. It has access to the multitude of amenities available within the 1,000 acres of Scottsdale Ranch, including the Scottsdale Senior Recreation Center and all of the sports fields and courts of the Scottsdale Park.  Shopping is walking distance at the Ranch’s own Mercado center.  Boating and fishing on the 42 acre Lake Serena offer a delightful change from the usual desert environment.  It is a short drive to the Mayo Clinic and the Scottsdale Health Center as well as the 90th Street shopping center.  The 101 freeway is a few short blocks from the Ranch and provides quick access to the airport, Old Town Scottsdale and all of the Phoenix valley events.


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Scottsdales McCormick Ranch Country ClubScottsdale was named by the New York Times as “The Beverly Hills of the Desert” and is considered to be one of the most luxurious resort destinations in the nation. Scottsdale has become internationally recognized and is regarded as one of the most expensive and posh areas in the United States and a premiere tourist destination.

It is home to the former Phoenix Open, hosted at the Tournament Players Club course (with a new name almost annually). It has the distinction of the best-attended event on the PGA Tour.   It is also famous for hosting the world-renowned Barrett-Jackson Auto Show.  The PF Chang’s Rock and Roll Marathon is drawing world renowned runners.

Once filled with Arabian horse farms, Scottsdale today is home to the largest Arabian horse show in the world. The Thursday evening art walks feature the finest artists while the five star restaurants are destinations in themselves.

Scottsdale is divided into three distinct areas.

North Scottsdale,
Central Scottsdale and
South Scottsdale- Old Town.

Kierland in ScottsdaleNorth Scottsdale is where most of the new home growth is. It has sprawled to the edge of the preserves at McDowell Mountains and continues to creep north well into the Tonto Forest areas. Most of the city’s newest golf courses are located in North Scottsdale. The varied desert mountain terrain has been utilized to create some of the most beautiful and popular courses in the world.

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Central Scottsdale McCormick RanchCentral Scottsdale is generally considered to be between McDonald and Frank Lloyd Wright. This is a frequently discussed boundary and is not official. The area has several large shopping centers. The gently sloping Shea corridor leading out past the Mayo Clinic to Fountain Hills has several smaller planned communities with and without golf courses. The views up to the hills and down to the city are enviable. The Indian Gaming Casino Arizona at Talking Stick is adjacent to the 101. The first Master planned community, McCormick Ranch, was built in the 1970s and was soon followed by others. The best known are Scottsdale Ranch and Gainey Ranch. Many of the homes today are still horse properties where magnificent Arabians can be seen. The area was once a premier Arabian horse breeding center and each winter it hosts the largest Arabian show in the country. Today many of the older homes in Central Scottsdale (built in the 70’s and 80’s on acre lots) are being demolished and replaced by larger modern homes. Homes in the Scottsdale and neighboring Paradise Valley school districts are very much desired for their excellent school ratings.

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Old town scottsdale fountainSouth Scottsdale and Old Town Scottsdale, This area includes the Civic Center and the Scottsdale Fashion Square which is one of the ten largest malls in the nation. Because of the large cluster of fabulous restaurants, shops and popular nightclubs, the streets are filled with people at all hours. The Indian Gaming Casino Arizona at Salt River is just off the 101. The homes however, are the oldest and smallest in Scottsdale. It has seen a renaissance as city living is sweeping many areas in the nation. The Scottsdale Waterfront Complex will soon anchor the once desolate Arizona Canal banks, and no less than five new ultra-luxury condo towers have been approved. Tourism has shot up, with new trendy hotels coming to the area such as The James Hotel, and the revived Valley Ho. Recently announced was the new W Scottsdale Hotel & Residences, taking a spot in Scottsdale’s prime nightclub district. The entire image of South Scottsdale is expected to continue to zoom upwards within the next few years.

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