Where Should I Build My Luxury Home in Arizona?

Where To Build A Luxury Home in Arizona

Building a custom home in Arizona gives you an opportunity to include all that you need and want for the way your family lives and eliminate the unnecessary things you don’t. The best way to ensure you are truly getting the perfect home for your life is to design and build your own home. The first steps you’ll take when you  begin this process are to choose the community where you’d like to live and have the right AZ home builder at your side so you understand the sites you’re considering. This guide will help you do both.


When it comes to suburban communities Scottsdale, AZ remains one of the best. Scottsdale offers a wonderful climate (OK, July and August are a little toasty!),  has some of the state’s top schools, a low crime rate, beautiful golf courses, and Arizona’s famous mountains as its backdrop. Job opportunities are abundant, and the dining and nightlife are excellent as well.

For the discerning resident, Scottsdale is also a prime location because of its real estate options. New homes in Scottsdale include some of the area’s most luxurious, many of which are in master-planned communities with golf, tennis, hiking and mountain and city light views that delight and inspire their residents every day.

Within the city of Scottsdale are several master-planned communities, many of which are still in the building and development stages. As you are looking for luxury home builders in Scottsdale, AZ, consider looking in one of these four prestigious communities:

Desert Mountain Scottsdale

Desert Mountain is a community within Scottsdale made up of 33 individual villages, seven golf courses, multiple clubhouses and dining venues, tennis, dozens of miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails. The distinct villages in Desert Mountain are each unique and daily life is centered around outdoor activities so residents of the community can enjoy their days and evenings enjoying an outdoor lifestyle. The homes within Desert Mountain include something for most people from affordable cottages sprawling estates.

Among the villages Saguaro Forest is considered among the most prestigious, and homes here have dramatic views of  mountains and the golf courses. The elevation of this particular village also gives homeowners sweeping views of the city and AZ sunsets.

DC Ranch and Silverleaf Scottsdale

Silverleaf offers one of the Phoenix area’s most prestigious addresses with its prime location on the western slopes of the McDowell Mountains and convenience to the 101 freeway and central Scottsdale. This Scottsdale master-planned community centers on the Silverleaf Golf Club and many of the homes here boast views of the greens. Homes for sale in Silverleaf Scottsdale AZ range from high $2million to $25 million and beyond. Dramatic home sites offer the opportunity to partner with your new home builder in Scottsdale to build a truly custom estate.

Mirabel Scottsdale

Mirabel features perhaps the most beautiful desert community landscaping of all the North Scottsdale country club communities. Mirabel offers an intimacy and neighborhood feeling unlike some of the much larger developments nearby. Lot sizes range from ¾ of an acre to 3 acres contributing to a more “know-your-neighbor” atmosphere that’s apparent as you drive or stroll along the beautiful streets. The Mirabel Country Club offers golf, tennis, swimming, fitness facilities/spa along with fine dining. Mirabel is a convivial but smaller club with only 350 members for those that do not prefer the less personal larger golf clubs.

Whisper Rock Scottsdale

Whisper Rock is a guard-gated community featuring a large lot sizes that average two acres each and each home here is an entirely custom built residence. Homes here take advantage of the granite boulder formations throughout the property, often incorporating them into the landscape and home design resulting in unique and distinctive works of art.

Working with a Scottsdale home design and build company to create your new abode in Whisper Rock offers a chance to enjoy community amenities including a neighborhood community center with a well-equipped fitness gym, community pool, sports courts, and catering kitchen. A three-acre private desert park gives Whispering Rock residents a place to connect with nature without leaving their secure community.

Estancia Scottsdale

Yet another prestigious golf course community, Estancia in Scottsdale is on the northern side of local Scottsdale AZ landmark Pinnacle Peak. This private, gated community is built around a Tom Fazio-designed golf course with a prestigious clubhouse. Properties in this community are known for their large lot sizes, mountain views, and membership to the exclusive Estancia golf club. Estancia Golf Club membership is tied to owning property in the community, making the golf club one of the most exclusive in the region. Each custom home is unique in its architectural style, adding the right character to the community.

Want to be in the center of things? Consider Paradise Valley, AZ

While the gated communities of Scottsdale are indeed impressive, the best places to live in the area would be incomplete without a discussion of Paradise Valley. Paradise Valley is much smaller than Scottsdale, but it’s adjacent to the larger city. This means residents who choose to build here can enjoy the small-town atmosphere with the amenities of the larger city close at hand.

Paradise Valley is known for its expansive estates. Paradise Valley homes for sale with price tags of over $10 million are common here, with large lots that provide room for family living and entertaining on lushly landscaped grounds.

Living Off-Grid in the Scottsdale Region

While Paradise Valley and the exclusive communities of Scottsdale are often what buyers are looking for, some people find themselves wanting to truly get away from it all. In Arizona, off-grid living is legal, and the mountains around Scottsdale provide many lots for sale to build an estate that lets you embrace this type of solitude.

Building a Home in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley AZ

If the homes for sale in Paradise Valley AZ and Scottsdale’s neighborhoods do not fit your needs, it’s time to consider building. Building a home provides the option to craft exactly what you want. Under Arizona law, you can build a home on your own, serving as your own general contractor, as long as you plan to live in it, but this may not be the best route. Working with a home builder in AZ helps you conform to all building and code requirements while also saving you time and, in most cases, money.

New home builders in Scottsdale AZ know how to find the right land for sale in these communities, and will work with you to build your perfect home. You’ll create a custom space that capitalizes on the best features of your land. Whether you want a sweeping view from your living room or wish for a pool that overlooks the golf course, your home builder will assist.

Calvis Wyant has been building in the Scottsdale and metro Phoenix area since the 1980’s. We know the land and the municipalities and we understand how to help you design and build a custom home that fits your needs. We offer a design/build process that puts our owners at the middle of the process, guiding the decisions to ensure the final product supports the lifestyle of those who will live there. If you are looking for one of the best home building resources in Arizona, reach out to Calvis Wyant today to begin discussing your new home build.

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