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Old 02-08-2013, 11:29 AM
 
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Can anyone give me some insight on this area? Specifically the area between Scottsdale Road and Cave Creek Road on the E/W and Dynamite and Lone Mountain on the N/S. There are a lot of nice, new communities up there and we are considering buying in the area. It's beautiful up there, but it seems a bit remote for me. Does anyone know of future development in that vicinity that may make it feel a bit less isolated? Anyone live up there that has specific feedback? Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I live in the area and it is not at all remote, just much less dense than other areas. We have every convenience that exists anywhere else, shopping (even WalMart and Target), dining, schools, parks, library, doctors, etc. We have a lot less noise and traffic, although that is changing. Easy shot to the airport down Cave Creek to the 51. 5 minutes from Desert Ridge.

Yes, there are several new home developments in the area, Lone Mountain, Montevista, Dynamite Estates and some smaller custom builder sites and fill-ins.

But let me tell you, you need to do your homework when purchasing in this area. Homes with Cave Creek or Scottsdale address's may be in The Town of Cave Creek, Phoenix, Scottsdale or Unincorporated areas with differing services, taxes, schools etc.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Cave Creek, AZ USA
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I live there and it's not remote enough for me, but it's close to Mrs. Lee's job, so that's where we bought. If you're around the middle of Dynamite, you're pretty much equidistant from the Summit shopping center in N. Scottsdale and the Fry's shopping center at Cave Creek and Tatum. The construction on Scottsdale Rd. is a mess, but it shall pass. Tatum is better at the moment, but I know it will get messed up when those condos at Pinnacle Peak break ground.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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Wow, thanks for the insight. I really love the area but was feeling as if it's a bit too far out if we want to go out to eat in Old Town or Central Phoenix, etc. The drive down Scottsdale Rd. to get to the 101 seemed like a hike. I'm glad you two don't feel isolated as that's my primary concern.

AZJoeD, we're actually looking at Montevista which has a Cave Creek mailing address. Anything else I have to be concerned with as far as municipalities go? We don't have kids so schools are less important. Thanks again, I appreciate the info.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:14 PM
 
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I messed up the N/S boundaries. It's actually north of Dixileta, south of Lone Mountain.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:58 AM
 
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Wow, thanks for the insight. I really love the area but was feeling as if it's a bit too far out if we want to go out to eat in Old Town or Central Phoenix, etc. The drive down Scottsdale Rd. to get to the 101 seemed like a hike. I'm glad you two don't feel isolated as that's my primary concern.

AZJoeD, we're actually looking at Montevista which has a Cave Creek mailing address. Anything else I have to be concerned with as far as municipalities go? We don't have kids so schools are less important. Thanks again, I appreciate the info.
I was in the same boat as you ~6 months ago. I looked at lone mountain, montevista, fireside, line K, even some new construction in "downtown cavecreek" (forget the name). It did feel more remote the more North I went. Even though Montevista is built by a better builder, it lacked a community pool/center and had an even higher HOA than Fireside so I got cold feet there.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:36 AM
 
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I was in the same boat as you ~6 months ago. I looked at lone mountain, montevista, fireside, line K, even some new construction in "downtown cavecreek" (forget the name). It did feel more remote the more North I went. Even though Montevista is built by a better builder, it lacked a community pool/center and had an even higher HOA than Fireside so I got cold feet there.
I love Line K, but it's over our max budget of around $500k. I'm not concerned with a community pool since we'll have our own private pool, but of course I do want to get what we're paying for. I can't believe Montevista's HOAs are that high. There's really nothing included but landscaping and the gate. When looking at what they're charging for the exact same homes at Windgate Ranch, I guess it's still a bargain but it doesn't change the fact that it's far north. Decisions, decisions. This is not going to be an easy one. I remember when half a million bucks meant not having to compromise. Oh well.
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