Our New Site

Welcome to our newly designed web page. Stacy, Gail, and Darcy hope you enjoy the new look and feel as you browse and keep yourself informed about the North Scottsdale/Carefree Real Estate market. We have several new features on our site. You now have access to the many community websites directly from our Featured Communities page to keep you up to date and informed about the various club memberships and community HOA’s. We also now have a Blog page which will be updated periodically with local events, real estate news and the most recent sold prices in The Boulders. Please continue to check both our Facebook page and our Blog/website.

You will also notice that we have links to our company’s videos so you can get a better understanding of what Russ Lyon/Sotheby’s International Real Estate can do for you in this ever changing marketplace. We are striving to continue the service you have come to expect over the years as well as stay current with the fast paced virtual marketplace on the world wide web. Russ Lyon/Sotheby’s is constantly moving ahead of the competition in web-based advertising keeping our clients listing in the forefront of potential buyers. This push toward internet marketing also helps those looking to purchase a home in our unique and beautiful high Sonoran desert, bringing thousands of homes right to your computer, ipad or phone.

Please let us know how you like our new design we look forward to bringing you information and videos that help you to understand our current area market.

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Desert Highlands


Desert Highlands is a 850 acre residential golf community located on the southern slope of Pinnacle Peak. Desert Highlands offers a Jack Nicklaus signature designed golf course plus a unique 18 hole putting course, state-of-the-art fitness center, pool and 13 tennis courts with three surfaces, including grass. Fine and casual dining is offered in the newly renovated clubhouse.

Custom homes available in Desert Highlands range from $700,000 to over $6,000,000 with homes ranging from 3000 square feet to as large as 12,000 square feet. Custom home sites are also available from the mid $300,000’s to over $800,000.

  • Golf Membership transfers with the property.
  • 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course w/ 18-hole putting course.
  • Transfer fee: $95,000 (buyer)
  • Dues $1,395/month
  • Membership Cap: 560 per course.
  • Tennis: 4 grass courts, 6 clay courts, & 3 hard surface courts
  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • 3 1/2 miles of walking and jogging trails






Bellasera is an intimate community in north Scottsdale developed by Del Webb. Bellasera has 360 homes on 290 acres of land alongside Lone Mountain. Bellasera’s environmental awareness devotes approximately 40% of its land to preserving wild and unspoiled desert. This resort-like community offers a health club and fitness center with separate men’s and women’s steam rooms. There are three lighted tennis courts and a swimming pool that makes a perfect backdrop for a party.

Choose from 10 different floor plans ranging from approximately 1,395 to 3,900 square feet. Prices range from $500,000 to $1,500,000.

  • Clubhouse
  • 3 lighted tennis courts
  • Basketball court
  • Pool and spa
  • Fitness center
  • Approximately 8 miles of jogging and walking trails





The 300+ acre gated community of Winfield offers the best of both Scottsdale and Carefree living. Located at the base of Winfield Mountain this community has been carefully preserved in natural open space for your enjoyment. Amenities include The Club at Winfield, Standing Rock Café with a casual atmosphere and extraordinary views, fitness center and billiard room. Outdoors there are eight lighted tennis courts, including 2 clay courts, large sparkling pool and a collection of miles of artfully designed paths and trails.

Winfield was developed by Pulte homes and has 11 floor plans available ranging from 1460 to 3275 square feet, as well as custom homes. Prices range from the mid $500,000’s up to $2,000,000. A few custom home sites are available.

  • Clubhouse
  • 8 lighted tennis courts; 2 clay courts
  • Pool and fitness center
  • Hiking trails
  • Standing Rock Café





The community of Terravita developed by Del Webb Corporation is located on 823 acres in the beautiful high Sonoran Desert with Black Mountain to the north and the Boulders to the east. Terravita offers world class amenities in an elegant desert setting, residents enjoy a social membership in the Country Club, which includes use of the Fitness Center, Pool, Tennis and Desert Pavilion – Community Center. Membership to the private 18-hole championship golf course designed by renowned golf architects Billy Casper and Greg Nash is also available.

Terravita has 20 different floor plans available to satisfy all. Home sizes range from 1350 to 3750 square feet. Prices range from  $400,000 to over $1,500,000.

  • Golf Membership Initiation Fee: $33,000 (non-refundable)
  • Dues $795/month couple; $645/month individual
  • Capital Fund Fee: $194/month couple; $142/month individual
  • 18-hole golf course designed by Casper Nash & Associates
  • Tennis, swim facility, walking and jogging trails and fitness center also available.
  • Membership Cap: 320




Estancia is nestled on the northern slope of Scottsdale’s famed landmark, Pinnacle Peak, This gated community, which encompasses 640 acres of the most exquisite Sonoran high desert terrain, features 223 spectacular custom home sites and 39 beautifully designed villas. At Estancia’s centerpiece lies an exclusive private golf club, by invitation only. With a restricted number of members, this exclusive membership takes pride in the superb golf course designed by Tom Fazio, which was awarded Golf Digest’s “Best New Private Course of 1996”. The magnificent European-style Clubhouse for Estancia features private dining areas, club grill, tennis facilities, a swimming pool and fitness center with a full locker room facilities.

Estancia offers 39 La Scala villas starting at approximately $1,600,000 and are 2800 square feet. Customs homes in Estancia range from the low $1,150,000’s to over $10,000,000. Custom home sites are available from $800,000 to over $2,000,000.

  • Golf Membership Initiation Fee: Market Based Pricing
  • Membership by invitation only
  • 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio
  • Membership Cap: 325



Whisper Rock


Whisper Rock Estates is a private 800-acre, guard-gated community of 197 custom homes tucked neatly into the picturesque desert of north Scottsdale, Arizona. The home sites average 2.5 acres to offer plenty of space to enjoy the lush vegetation of the Sonoran Desert. Amenities include the two 18-hole golf courses, fitness center, miles of trails, parks and a staff to assist you with home services as needed.

Prices of custom homes in Whisper Rock range from $1,800,000 to over $5,000,000. Custom home sites are available and range in price from the mid $200,000’s to over $1,500,000.

  • Golf Membership Initiation Fee: $130,000
  • Dues $12,200/year
  • 18-hole golf course designed by Phil Mickelson an additional 18-hole course designed by Tom Fabio
  • Membership Cap: 580 (290 per course)
  • Purchase of home or home site not necessary for membership
  • Membership is by sponsorship–Invitation Individual Membership