Living in Kierland

On this map area, the Kierland community is represented by the area from the 101 Freeway to the north, and Shea Boulevard to the south, between 56th Street and Scottsdale Road. Homes in this area are a mixture of luxury apartments and townhomes, and single-family homes. Most of the single-family homes in the specific Kierland community were built by UDC Homes between 1995 and 1998. More than half of these homes are two stories and range in size from 1,600 to 3,500 square feet.

Other residential options in Kierland include townhomes. First, the Kierland Greens community was built by Centex Homes between 1998 and 2000, and these apartment-style townhomes range from 1,100 to 2,200 square feet. Next Kierland Heritage, a Cachet Homes community, was built between 1997 and 1999 and offers 1,600 to 2,400 square feet one and two-story townhomes. Both communities back onto the Kierland Golf Club. The Landmark and The Plaza Lofts are appealing to empty nesters and business executives as these condos offer amenities such as a fitness studio, a heated lap pool, spa, outdoor kitchens, and a pet park. Constructed between 2005 and 2008, the units in these developments range from 1,100 to 3,900 square feet and offer the perks of urban living thanks to its location within Kierland Commons.

Other neighborhoods within this map area include Maravilla Two, Tatum Horizons, Scottsdale Sonoran Villas, Horizon Casitas, Heatherwood, Equestrian Manor, Desert Trails, Sunrise Shadows, Orange Tree Manor, Montage Condominiums, and Scottsdale Pueblo Norte.

The Kierland Golf Club is one of the more popular golf courses in Scottsdale. A Scott Miller designed course, the Golf Club features three nine-hole courses: Acacia, Mesquite, and Ironwood, named for the beautiful trees which line the courses. These courses offer a combined round of play on 18 holes of par 72, 6,900-yard golf.

Shopping and entertainment options are convenient to Kierland due to its location near Scottsdale Road. The eponymous Kierland Commons offers a wealth of shopping options such as Anthropologie, Crate and Barrel, Peek, as well as both casual and fine dining restaurants. The Scottsdale Quarter outdoor mall is across Scottsdale Road with stores such as Apple, Urban Outfitters, and American Girl, and the Scottsdale Promenade, home to the Nordstrom Rack, ULTA, and Home Depot, is less than a mile north. The larger Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall is fifteen minutes south of Kierland.

School: Arizona’s largest school district, Paradise Valley Unified, serves Kierland, specifically Sandpiper Elementary School, Desert Shadows Middle School, and Horizon High School. Other schools within this area are served by Scottsdale Unified School District, such as Cocopah Middle School. All are A-rated schools. Kierland is 20 miles away from Sky Harbor Airport.

Scottsdale Community Golf Courses

desert highlands golfWhether you are an accomplished golfer or a beginner still learning the ropes, Scottsdale is truly a mecca for the sport of golf.  While Scottsdale is host to world-renowned designer courses, there are also several public or community courses, perfect for all levels of players from the novice to the expert.  Here are some public courses to check out in Scottsdale:

  1. Phoenician Resort Golf Course—Canyon, Desert and Oasis Courses.  With 3 different 9 hole courses, the combinations of these Homer Flint and Ted Robinson Sr designed courses are endless.
  2. Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club—This 18-hole, par 70 course was developed in 2000 by the Gilmore-Graves Architectural Design Company.
  3. Talking Stick Golf Club—North Course and South Course.  These two courses were designed by Bill Core & Ben Crenshaw.  The Golf Club also features a 17,000-square foot driving range.
  4. TPC of Scottsdale—Champions Course and Stadium Course.  Home to the Waste Management Phoenix Open, these courses are also open to the public.  The Champions Course was designed by Randy Heckenkemper, while the Stadium Course was designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf; both are par 71 courses.
  5. Camelback Golf Club—Padre Course and Ambiente Course.  The Padre Course was designed by Arthur Hills, and its 6,903-yard, par 72 design features some challenging water holes.  The Ambiente Course is a Jason Straka design, with 4 par 5 holes.
  6. Coronado Golf Course—This affordable (cash only) community golf course features a 9-hole course, as well as lighted driving range, putting and chipping greens.  Opened in 1966, this charming 1,850-yard, par 31 course is perfect for beginners!
  7. Grayhawk Golf Club—Raptor Course and Talon Course.  The Raptor Course features 7,090-yards, and this par 72 course was designed by Tom Fazio.  The Talon Course was designed by Gary Panks and David Graham, and this 6,973-yard course is also a 72 par course.
  8. Kierland Golf Club—Ironwood, Acacia and Mesquite Courses form 27 holes of golfing fun.  The Ironwood is a Scott Miller design with 3,539-yards and is a par 36 course.  Acacia is also a Scott Miller design, with 3,435 yards.  The Mesquite is 3,478-yards and is also a par 36 course.
  9. McCormick Ranch Golf Club—Palm Course and Pine Course feature 36 yards of golf play, all with gorgeous mountain views.  Both courses were created in 1972 by Desmond Muirhead.
  10. The Orange Tree Golf Club—This beautiful, tree-shaded course near Camelback Mountain was developed in the 1950s and features 18 holes in a par 72 course.

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