Nestled in the midst of the brilliant beauty of the high Sonoran desert of far North Scottsdale, Rio Verde Foothills enjoys a remarkably rural ambience reminiscent of days gone by. This treasured community, located just east of Scottsdale and north of Fountain Hills, is surrounded by the majesties of Mother Nature including drop dead dazzling views of the McDowell Mountains, Four Peaks and the nearby Tonto National Forest. Whether your passion is horses, biking, hiking, tennis or championship golf, this spectacular slice of southwestern paradise offers a lifestyle rich with a wealth of peace and serenity.
Originally conceived as a winter golf camp in the late 1960s by a group of Minnesota investors, Rio Verde Foothills is now host to magnificent custom homes and ranches, many snuggled on multi-acre sites. Architectural styles range from Tuscan to Territorial and from Contemporary to Cowboy Hacienda, but all boast a plethora of privacy. What’s even better is that this rustic sanctuary flaunts one of the most mesmerizing amenities of all: a nightly sky show jazzed by a galaxy of stars scattered across the midnight-black heavens.
Even though it’s tucked deep in the desert, Rio Verde Foothills is ideally situated less than an hour from the Loop 101 freeway, providing easy access to all that the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan areas have to offer: a wide variety of fine dining options, quaint eateries, upscale shopping, charming boutiques, first-rate cultural venues, numerous theaters, professional sports arenas and more. Far enough away from the city to enjoy star-filled nights and pristine desert landscaping, Rio Verde is also within driving distance to some of the world’s most renowned medical facilities, including the Mayo Clinic.