Ancala is a luxury, guard-gated, golf course community in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona near Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, Taliesin West.
The community was beautifully designed to maximize each home’s golf course views, mountain views and city light views.
Many Ancala homes have both mountain views and city light views. Some homes have the rare combination of mountain, city light and golf course views. And since the golf course has a few lakes, a very small number of Ancala homes have the incredibly rare and stunning combination of lake, golf course, city light and mountain views.
If you’re looking for a home with awesome views, you should visit Ancala homes for sale.
Most homes in Ancala were built from the mid-1990‘s to early the 2000‘s. Many of the largest homes, however, were built more recently.
You’ll find many architectural styles in Ancala. Many homes in Ancala have a warm contemporary feel which fits absolutely perfectly with the styles we’re seeing in new multi-million dollar custom homes in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. Ancala was way ahead of the design curve.
Ancala Home Prices
The homes in Ancala range from about $400,000 to $3,000,000. The typical home in Ancala, however, sells in the $700,000 to $1,000,000 range. The typical lot is around half an acre. Many homes are on the golf course.
Ancala, however, has one section of 42 homes called Ancala Casitas which has smaller, 2 to 3 bedroom, homes on much smaller lots and those homes tend to sell in the $400,000 to $700,000 range. They are popular as golf vacation homes. They’re within walking distance to the Ancala Country Club clubhouse.
A few lots in Ancala remain unbuilt and occasionally come up for sale.
Ancala is ideal for living the outdoor Arizona lifestyle with swimming pools, large patios, gorgeous views and nearby golf, hiking, mountain biking, jogging, biking and horseback riding.
The Lost Dog Trailhead into the McDowell Sonoran Preserve is almost next door. The McDowell Mountains are an absolute treasure with everything from easy loop walks into the Sonoran desert to challenging day-long hikes through the mountains.
Speaking of natural beauty, back at home in Ancala it’s always fun to watch the families of quail and cottontail.
You’ll have tons of things to see and do like attend the Barrett-Jackson car auction, the Phoenix Open, the Phoenix Symphony, the Phoenix Suns, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phoenix Coyotes and many art festivals, to name a few things you can do.
If you become a member of Ancala Country Club, golf, tennis, swimming, and fitness will also be a big part of your Ancala lifestyle.
The gate into Ancala is manned which adds an additional level of security for residents.
(Local Quirk: The subdivision “Ancala West by Maracay Homes” does not belong to the Ancala Homeowners Association (!) and so does not have guard-gated entry.)
Ancala Homeowners Association vs. Ancala Country Club
A big attraction to living in Ancala is the golf course and the amazing golf course views many homes have.
The golf course, however, belongs to Ancala Country Club which is privately owned and is a separate entity from the Ancala Homeowners Association.
Members of Ancala Country Club pay initiation fees and monthly dues to use the golf course, tennis courts, and social privileges. Many of the members of Ancala Country Club own homes in Ancala, although some members of Ancala Country Club do not live in Ancala.
That is, you can live in Ancala without being a member of Ancala Country Club and inversely you can be a member of Ancala Country Club without living in Ancala.
Ancala Country Club
The centerpiece of Ancala County Club is the Dye-designed 18-hole course that was named one of the “Top 5 Golf Courses in Scottsdale” by GolfLink.com which said, “Without question, Ancala has become one of the most prestigious country clubs in the state because of its target-style layout and it requires you to hit long yet precise shots to score low. The club’s immaculately kept fairways are crisscrossed by ravines that keep you on your toes for the entire 18 holes. Ancala is almost 6,900 yards long from the back tees, yet it has four closer tees on each hole so that it is accessible to all golfers, regardless of skill. From the championship tees, it has a whopping slope rating of 152.”
Clubhouse amenities include lighted tennis courts, heated swimming pool and spa, a fitness center, bar and grille, formal dining room and golf shop. The club has tons of social events and fitness programs for members of every age.
Ancala Country Club received a certification in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses in 2008.
See the Ancala Country Club website.
See the Ancala Country Club Facebook page.
Feel free to call me to chat about Ancala, 480-463-4475. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, John