Welcome to our community and we are here to help guide you to the best luxury community based on YOUR needs! Many people who first move to Arizona ask us “where is the best place to live?” and the answer really depends on your ideal lifestyle and how you want to live. 

When it comes to luxury living in the greater Phoenix/Scottsdale areas, there are five primary markets that attract the highest levels of luxury real estate living:

  • Paradise Valley
  • Arcadia
  • South Scottsdale
  • North Scottsdale
  • Phoenix

Best Places to live in Arizona


Of the five primary luxury living communities in the greater Phoenix/Scottsdale areas, here are the typical price ranges for homes with an adjacent map to help you visualize these by location:

  • Paradise Valley: $2M-$10M
  • Arcadia: $1M-$5M 
  • South Scottsdale: $500k-$2M+
  • North Scottsdale: $500k-$5M+
  • Phoenix: $500k-$3M+

Learn more about each of these areas below…

Paradise Valley Home Values


Centrally located within the greater Phoenix area, Paradise Valley is the home of many of the areas most affluent homeowners who are drawn its the majestic beauty, secluded luxury communities, neighborhoods, and conveniences including some of the best golf communities and restaurants in the city.  

PROS: Large 1+ acre lots, central proximity, scenery & mountains

CONS: Relatively expensive homes, some requiring renovations 



Centrally located within the greater Phoenix area, Arcadia is a smaller community that is best known for lush green lawns, lavish foliage, excellent schools, and historic homes. 

PROS: Upscale urban feel, historic updated homes, good schools, lush lawns and foliage, family-friendly neighborhoods, close proximity to great restaurants and shopping

CONS: Relatively expensive homes, smaller lot sizes, limited inventory of homes



Conveniently located with easy access to the 101, nightlife, restaurants, and world-class shopping, South Scottsdale has family-friendly communities with more affordable housing options. Popular areas in South Scottsdale include McCormick Ranch, Gainey Ranch, and Old Town Scottsdale. 

PROS: More affordable housing, proximity to luxury shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. 

CONS: Smaller lot sizes, many ranch-style dated homes, proximity to commercial activity. 

PRICE RANGE: $500k-$2M+


Located just North and South of the northeast corner of the 101, North Scottsdale begins on the southern areas around Kierland and goes North all the way up to Cave Creek. In this area you will find many popular communities such as McDowell Mountain Ranch, DC Ranch, Silver Leaf, Gray Hawk, Pinnacle Peak, Troon, Desert Ridge, Whisper Rock, and Desert Mountain. These communities include a mixture of family-friendly communities, retirees, golf enthusiasts, and people who enjoy a more suburban and seasonal lifestyle.

PROS: More affordable housing, more rural desert surroundings, an abundance of golf communities, and more quiet surroundings 

CONS: Further driving distances to many popular dining and shopping options and the PHX airport, more seasonal neighbors (snowbirds), quiet living  

PRICE RANGE: $500k-$5M+

Need help finding the perfect home for you or your family? I can help…

Lisa Goldman is one of the top buying agents in the valley

Client Testimonials

See what my customers have to say about working with me…

“My husband and I have bought and sold several luxury homes in multiple markets from DC, to Denver and finally to Paradise Valley. In our opinion our agent, Lisa Goldman, is THE BEST OF THE BEST! If we were to ever consider selling and buying I wouldn’t use any other agent.”

Gary & Leslie Fox – Paradise Valley AZ

Lisa was awesome. She sold my home in under 30 days and near full asking price during one of the toughest selling seasons of the year. I would HIGHLY recommend anybody to Lisa. 

Janine L. – Paradise Valley