Many people break up North Scottsdale real estate because of the large area it encompasses.  We refer to the real estate of North Scottsdale 3 as the area east of N Scottsdale Rd, south of Shea Blvd and north of Indian Bend Rd.  The area is composed of beautiful communities like Gainey Ranch, McCormick Ranch and Scottsdale Ranch.

Gainey Ranch offers a resort style atmosphere with palm tree lined streets, lakes and lush landscape.  Within the luxury gated community are 11 single-family home neighborhoods and seven condominium communities that surround the Gainey Ranch golf course.  There are multi-use paths around the community that runs to Tempe Lake and connects to a network of city parks and lakes.  The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa is within the community and the Shops at Gainey Village are walking distance from neighborhoods.

McCormick Ranch has 50 subdivisions that have breathtaking views of Camelback Mountains.  Housing options vary from apartments/condominiums to homes that range from starter homes to multi-million dollar estates.  There are more than 25 miles of grass lined multi-use paths, parks and seven man-made lakes.  The McCormick Ranch Golf Club offers two championship golf courses.

Scottsdale Ranch is centered around Lake Serena, a 42-acre lake that offers waterfront properties and offers lake amenities, like fishing and boating.  The community has over 40 different subdivisions of apartments, condominiums, townhouses, patio homes, tennis villas and single-family homes.  Majority of the homes are single-level but mult-level homes are an option.  Both gated and non-gated neighborhoods are available as well.  The Scottsdale Ranch Park and Tennis Center offers sand volleyball courts, basketball courts and 18 tennis courts.

North Scottsdale real estate is a short distance away from the many shopping and restaurants offered at the popular Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Quarters and Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall.  Also within the community is the Salt River Fields, which is the new training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.  The Loop 101 freeway is close and easily accessible, with the Sky Harbor International Airport only about 15-20 minutes away.  The area is served by the Scottsdale Unified School District.