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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tierra Santa May be McCormick Ranch’s Best Value

McCormick Ranch has often been regarded as one of Scottsdale’s most desired communities. Its central location, manicured greenbelts and pathways, shops and eateries have helped make 85258 a sure bet in terms of values overall.  Tucked away in the northeast corner of McCormick Ranch lies one subdivision often missed – Tierra Santa – a community offering carefree living, resort-like amenities and single family home prices that’ll make you think it’s a condo.

I’ve just listed a property in Tierra Santa – Arabian Gardens if you ask the tax assessor – that’s a perfect example.  The community is quaint and residents know one another.  Situated between Mountain View and Shea just west of the 101, you discover a charming Italianate colonnade of about 50 homes, all single family homes ranging in size from about 1,525 – 2,160 square feet.  Central to all is an impeccably groomed lawn complete with pool, cabana and tennis courts. 

The community takes care of all front landscaping and that helps explain the pristine curb appeal all the homeowners enjoy. 

Here’s a peak at 8778 E. Appaloosa Trail – it’s a 1,800 square foot home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. It would make a perfect lock’n leave vacation home or create a great easy-maintenance lifestyle for someone who appreciates being close to hospitals, shops, dining and the freeway. 

The living room is impressive with its soaring vaulted ceilings, marble-clad fireplace and snow-white tiled floors.  Beyond lies the formal dining area and an open great room space and ample kitchen.  The split floor plan provides privacy for visitors.  Out back, the bubbling fountain takes center stage from the sprawling covered patio and no-hassle desert landscaping. 

Most homes in McCormick Ranch were built in the ‘70’s and early ‘80’s.  Not so here.  Homes in Tierra Santa – Arabian Gardens came much later – this home was built in 1993 and you’ll notice the difference with ceiling heights, fire sprinklers and other more modern design elements lacking in most of 85258.

If you’re looking for a central location in North Scottsdale at a bargain price, you may want to consider Tierra Santa.

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