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News > The Rise of Low-Rise Luxury in Scottsdale

published on 2021-11-20

What just seems like yesterday - those who wanted ultra-luxury residences in Scottsdale had two choices: buy big - 3000+ square foot homes with beautiful large yards, or buy high - condos in high rise buildings. Both are great choices for some people, but with some negatives as well: large homes have large maintenance responsibilities, and highrise condos don't have that lower-density living and private garage space that some are looking for.

Developers did an about-face in 2017, when they saw the sales success of the Villas at Mountain Shadows, where - gasp - condos sold easily for the $2 million+ range. Buildings at the Villas at Mountain Shadows are lower density - only 2 stories, with single level condos on the first or second floor, and garages. Yet the location is coveted - nestled between Mummy mountain and Camelback mountain, next to the Mountain Shadows resort with a golf course and restaurant a short stroll away.

Hotels Lend their Name

Copying the success of the Villas at Mountain Shadows, the Ritz Carlton Residences have the name cachet that allow them to sell for top dollar. Technically in Paradise Valley, the Residences at the Ritz Carlton are a bit removed from the mountains, but they have easy access to downtown Scottsdale. The 3 story buildings have single level condos, with underground parking and some private garages. You can pay for personal service here, with a concierge, housekeeping, out-of-town checks, and lots more.

Next to the famed Phoenician Hotel Resort is Ascent at the Phoenician, located at the base of Camelback Mountain. This ultra-luxury community has both the single level villa style with private garage (similar to the Villas at Mountain Shadows) and the single level low-rise buildings. Best of all, residences are right next to the Phoenician resort where you can take advantage of their amenities and restaurants.

Need to be Away From It All?

Head up to North Scottsdale for a quieter residence. Icon Silverleaf, part of the DC ranch master planned community has single level condos within the 4-story buildings (with the first floor for parking and the lobby). It's all about the view and the space here, with many condos having a full on view of the McDowells, and some condos reach 6500 square feet. Residents can walk to the Village Health Club next door.

Which to Pick?

It's all about your lifestyle interests at these ultra-luxury condos and villas. Our luxury condo agents can help you narrow down your choices, decide between resale residences or new construction, and guide you through the escrow process so you can hurry up and get the lifestyle you want here in Scottsdale.


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Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. The information being provided is for consumer's personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. This information, including square footage, while not guaranteed, has been acquired from sources believed to be reliable.

Last Updated: 2024-05-21 05:14:02