Fountain Hills, Scottsdale Mountain, Desert Ridge, Troon, DC Ranch...
WORLD FAMOUS FOUNTAIN
At its full height of 560 feet, the fountain in the center of Fountain Hills is higher than the Washington Monument. It is 10 feet taller than Notre Dame Cathedral, 110 feet higher than the Great Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt and three times as high as Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park.
The white plume of the fountain is visible far beyond Fountain Hills. It can be seen from as far away as the Superstition Mountains, Carefree and even from aircraft.
The fountain is the focal point for community celebrations and the pride of its residents. If you happen to visit during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, you’ll see the fountain transform to emerald green. Extended to its full height on special occasions, for everyday viewing the Fountain reaches a height of 330 feet! The Fountain runs every hour on the hour for 15 minutes from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. every day of the week! This fountain is a celebration of life and water where it is most appreciated – in the middle of the desert.
HISTORY OF THE FOUNTAIN
Built in 1970 by Robert McCulloch the fountain is one of the largest fountains in the world! The fountain sprays water for 15 minutes every hour at the top of the hour. The fountain uses 7,000 gallons per minute and at its full height it can reach 560 feet in the air.
The plume rises from a concrete water lily sculpture in the center of a man-made lake.
Being on the lower slopes of McDowell Mountain, most homes in Scottsdale Mountain have a great mountain view or a great city view. Some homes have both amazing mountain views and amazing city & sunset views.
Most homes in Scottsdale Mountain were built from the mid-1990‘s to the early 2000‘s. Most of the larger homes are custom-built homes and many have open floor plans, high ceilings and a warm contemporary like the newest custom homes we’re seeing in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley.
The home prices range from about the mid $500,000’s to $1.5 million. Homes on multi-acre, hillside and view lots command a premium. Some lots in Scottsdale Mountain remain unbuilt and are available for purchase to build your custom home…if building your own dream home is of interest, be sure to contact us for a current list of all available lots.
Scottsdale Mountain is ideal for those who want space around them and the feel of living literally in the mountains, yet not too far from services and shopping. Many homes have swimming pools, large patios and gorgeous views. The community offers tennis courts, a basketball court and spa.
For those who love golfing, you'll find Ancala Country Club, Eagle Mountain Golf Club, Firerock Country Club, McDowell Mountain Golf Club, the Country Club at DC Ranch and Grayhawk Golf Club. Or take in an early morning jog, bike ride or horseback riding at The Lost Dog Trailhead and the Sunrise Trailhead into the McDowell Sonoran Preserve...all of which are close by.
When you feel like venturing into the “city”, you’ll have plenty to see and do like attend the Barrett-Jackson car auction (an annual "must see"), the Phoenix Open, the Phoenix Symphony, the Phoenix Suns, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phoenix Coyotes, the Cardinals and many art festivals, to name a few.
The community is secured by a gate which adds an additional level of security for residents. To maintain the Sonoran Desert character, the HOA in Scottsdale Mountain is pretty tight. Exterior paint colors must be approved and even the plantings in your front yard or those visible to neighbors must be on the approved list of Sonoran Desert.
Desert Ridge, Troon & DC Ranch
The Desert Ridge master-planned community comprises 5,700 acres and is situated in the Northeast Valley of Phoenix, Arizona. As one of Arizona’s largest master-planned communities, it includes CityNorth, Toscana of Desert Ridge Condominiums, Desert Ridge Marketplace, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, and the Mayo Clinic Hospital, just to name a few.
Compact and upscale, Desert Ridge is a popular shopping area, with independent boutiques along High Street and well-known brands at the open-air Desert Ridge Marketplace, which also has live music and a kid's play area. Dining ranges from steakhouses and gourmet burger chains to quirky Mexican cantinas. As well as staging concerts, the Musical Instrument Museum displays thousands of related items from around the world.
In addition to several residential neighborhoods with nearly 4,000 homes, are Mayo Clinic’s 210-acre Phoenix campus that includes Mayo Clinic Hospital and Mayo Clinic Specialty Building; Desert Ridge Marketplace, 1,200,000 s.f. of retail, dining and entertainment center; Toscana of Desert Ridge Condo community, and JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, which includes Wildfire Golf Club with 36 holes of championship golf, a day spa, restaurants and bars, expansive pool grounds, a conference center, 252 time-share units, and a 950-room hotel – the largest in the state of Arizona.
Desert Ridge is part of the Paradise Valley Unified School District. The community is home to 4 schools ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade, which include Desert Trails Elementary School, Explorer Middle School, Paradise Valley High School and Pinnacle High School.
Troon is located in North Scottsdale. At 2,400 feet elevation, temperatures are cooler in this enclave than throughout much of the rest of Phoenix, Arizona.
Troon Village is a 1,400 acre golf community nestled in and around the boulder outcroppings of Troon Mountain. The village is made up of several gated and guard gated residential enclaves featuring a variety of lock-and-leave patio homes, townhomes, single family residences and custom-crafted estates.
Troon Country Club is the centerpiece to Troon Village offering a private golf club with optional memberships for residents. The country club features an award winning championship golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf and a state of the art clubhouse with fine dining, a swimming pool, fitness center and a full calendar of social activities.
Troon North Golf Club…Designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf, Troon North contains two courses, the Monument and the Pinnacle, each consisting of five tee markers which allow the course lengths to vary from 5,167 to 7,041 yards. In 1995, just nine years after its opening, the country club was purchased by members and became a privately owned golf club, however currently runs under public play with the additional member play. The golf club is best known for its environmentally sensitive development, which conserves the Sonoran Desert while offering members and the public, usage of the property.
DC Ranch is a 4,400-acre master planned community located adjacent to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in north Scottsdale.
The community is composed of 25 neighborhoods with 4 distinct villages that interact with shared open space. The first home was completed in 1997, and there are currently 2,800 homes and approximately 7,000 residents on the Ranch.
The shopping at DC Ranch is a delight with the feeling of a small town.
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Updated: 21st May, 2019 4:40 AM.