With its open roads and easy access to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, North Scottsdale makes getting in and out of Phoenix a breeze for athletes, Hollywood actors, and musicians alike. Legendary golf courses are an even bigger attraction for many former athletes seeking friendly competition on some of the world’s most beautiful courses.
Perhaps kicking off the area’s celebrity real estate trend in 1998 was Hall of Fame NBA player Charles Barkley, known for his love-hate relationship with golf, who purchased his metro Phoenix home in Gainey Ranch for $2.2 million dollars. Since then, other pro athletes such as the legendary Muhammad Ali have followed suit. Ali’s purchase of a 6,000 square foot home in Paradise Valley came 11 years before Michael Phelps—the only other GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) athlete as well as an avid golfer—purchased his Santa Barbara-style house for $2.53 million dollars in December of 2016.
While the Paradise Valley/Camelback Mountain area has attracted many former pro athletes over the years, North Scottsdale has become the newest hot spot for noteworthy stars. According to top digital strategist and REALTOR® Brandon Tague, “North Scottsdale is a much newer area than Paradise Valley and is where my clients look to find homes with modern style. You can find hidden gems with the cutting-edge styling that pro athletes would expect to find in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles.” Celebrities such as NASCAR driver Danica Patrick who purchased her $4 million dollar home in exclusive Ancala, famed Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, and NFL star quarterback Kurt Warner have all made the move to North Scottsdale. Rock star and former frontman of Poison, Bret Michaels, purchased his 6 bedroom, 10,800 square foot in Silverleaf. Clearly, this is the new place to be.
It came as no surprise, then, when 12048 Casitas Del Rio hit the market in late August and quickly drew the attention of top professional athletes and others seeking a quiet desert retreat that still puts them in the heart of the action with access to shopping, golf, and other activities. The beautifully well-appointed home located in the secluded Troon Highlands of D.C. Ranch is a rare gem of a property offering a host of the most luxurious amenities including a gourmet kitchen, plenty of space for entertaining, custom touches throughout, and unencumbered mountain views. Nearby hiking at Pinnacle Peak Park promises outstanding views of the desert and mountains while still being close to a thriving metro area. This property offers luxury living in D.C. Ranch at its finest and most discerning.
Company Name: Methodical
Contact Person: Peyton Batliner-Gillette
Country: United States