North Scottsdale neighborhoods are very sought after by locals golf enthusiasts and affluent seasonal residents. The area is know for scenic mountain views, popular luxury resorts and spas such as Four Season's Resort at Troon North and The Boulders Resort & Spa. This area offers rural living that is in close proximity to major highways and Phoenix metro. Most communities are surrounded by Sonoran Desert landscape and it is not uncommon to encounter local wildlife such as coyotes, javelinas, lizards, bunnies and yes, occasionally snakes. Housing options range from custom foothills estates nestled on large lots to luxury condos. There are plenty of gated and non-gated communities as well as patio and townhomes. Cave Creek and Carefree, the neighboring communities offer eclectic boutique shopping, unique restaurants in a southwestern setting. You'll see the most beautiful sunsets from this area while the higher elevation offers city lights views and cooler temperatures.