Prosperous North Scottsdale is known for its refined spas, classy wine bars and steakhouses, and shopping plazas with luxury boutiques, like Market Street at DC Ranch and La Mirada. The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Taliesin West complex houses an architecture school and offers tours. Nearby, McDowell Mountain Regional Park is popular for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails.
The neighborhood of North Scottsdale, just 20 minutes from Downtown Scottsdale and 30 to 40 minutes from Phoenix—Arizona’s capital—offers the best of both worlds. It straddles Scottsdale’s more built-up area to the south and west, as well as its more expansive desert terrain, with the McDowell mountains lining its eastern border, which become the Tonto National Forest further east.