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Discover What's Nearby

North Scottsdale, Carefree, Cave Creek and Phoenix

Location, location, location: it’s all nearby

Everything you need is a short car (or cart) ride away. You’ll be amazed at how much is nearby!

Over the years, vacationers, part-time residents and permanent transplants from across the country have found Arizona’s warm climates to be irresistible. No area exemplifies the Valley of the Sun’s attraction quite like North Scottsdale. At approximately 2300 feet above sea-level, Terravita sits in the foothills of Black Mountain where the high Sonoran Desert thrives in the cooler temperatures and cleaner air.

Because of the 300-plus days of sunshine every year, and average temperature of 74 degrees, people are encouraged to take full advantage of the many outdoor recreational opportunities and the Southwest’s natural beauty. It’s also a convenient home base for exploration of other points of interest. With so much to explore close by, you’ll be happy you moved here! The beaches of Southern California, grandeur of the Grand Canyon and bright lights of Las Vegas are all within a half-day’s drive.

The unique and quaint communities of Carefree and Cave Creek are just 5 minutes away!

Scottsdale also features all the things that make up the conveniences and culture of home. Its vibrant art scene boasts more than 125 galleries and museums. A variety of restaurants, boutique and big-box shopping centers, business parks, college and professional sporting events, live music, cutting-edge medical facilities and a host of outdoor pursuits are all abundantly available. A few examples of things you can find outside our gates:


  • Scottsdale Quarter & Kierland Commons
  • Scottsdale’s Fashion Square Mall
  • Scottsdale 101
  • The Promenade


  • Tonto Bar & Grill
  • Fleming’s
  • Oregano’s Pizza
  • Spotted Donkey
  • Brugo’s
  • Gallagher’s


  • Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
  • PGA Tour - Waste Management Phoenix Open
  • All-Arabian Horse Show
  • Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
  • MLB Cactus League Spring Training
  • MLB Fall Ball
  • Scottsdale Arts Festival
  • Scottsdale Culinary Festival
  • Southwest Salsa Challenge
  • Phoenix Film Festival
  • Downtown Scottsdale ArtWalk
  • Arizona State Fair
  • ArtFest of Scottsdale
  • Las Noches de lasLuminaries – Desert Botanical Gardens


  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
  • Musical Instrument Museum
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West
  • Heard Museum



  • Bartlett Lake / Lake Pleasant
  • Spur Cross & Cave Creek Regional Parks
  • Hiking, horseback riding, jeep tours
  • Flagstaff Snow Bowl Ski Resort
  • Desert Botanical Gardens
  • Phoenix Zoo


  • Black Mountain Elementary School
  • Cactus Shadows High School
  • Foothills Academy College Preparatory
  • Notre Dame Preparatory High School
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Phoenix
  • Grand Canyon University


  • Mayo Clinic
  • HonorHealth - Thompson Peak and Scottsdale Shea 
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center


  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
  • Scottsdale Municipal Airport


  • Scottsdale Library System – Appaloosa Library
  • Cave Creek Desert Foothills Library
  • Phoenix Library System – Desert Broom Library


  • Sedona
  • Grand Canyon
  • Flagstaff
  • Prescott
  • Tucson
  • San Diego
  • Newport Beach
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