This beautiful North Scottsdale estate located at 14214 E. Lone Mountain Road in Scottsdale, AZ is situated on 2.39 acres within a private, 5-home community. From the moment you arrive at this Scottsdale estate, you are greeted by a large circular drive and sprawling desert grounds. The spacious 4,686 sq. ft. horse property boasts 4 beds, 3.5 baths, a spacious Chef’s kitchen with custom appliances, vaulted ceilings throughout, and a relaxing pool and spa with moutain vista views. The horse area is equipped with a barn, arena, horse stalls and easy access to serene desert trails within Tonto National Forest. For more information or to schedule a showing, please fill out the form below or contact Erik Jensen at 602-717-0017.
Park Central Mall (originally known as Park Central Shopping City), first opened in 1957 as an outdoor regional mall and was the brain child of brothers, Ralph and A.J. Burgbacher. The two purchased the 46-acre property – located at Central Avenue and Earll Drive – in the 1950’s, and it quickly became the hub of activity along Central Avenue. By the late 1990’s, much of the mall had been transformed into office buildings and data centers with a few popular restaurants included in the mix.
For the past decade, Park Central has struggled to regain its foothold – primarily due to the impact of the Great Recession, but also the owner’s unwillingness to commit the necessary funding to enhance and evolve the shopping center to attract and retain tenants.
Fast forward to October 2017 … Plaza Cos. and Holualoa Cos. announced they were buying 337,000 square feet of the once-iconic shopping center and transforming it from an outdated retail and office center to a dynamic new mixed-use development with the guidance and vision of local architect, richärd+bauer.
The new Park Central will combine its rich mid-century modern history with a new focus on technology, innovation and design, including all the most sought-after features in today’s office and retail market. Plans call for creative workspaces and offices, meeting spaces, art, shade, gathering places, onsite dining experiences, and an indoor/outdoor environment that is unlike any retail/office marketplace in the Valley.
With its easy access to major nearby freeways, two light rail stations, and close proximity to some of Phoenix’s most popular neighborhoods, housing, retail spaces and foodie hotspots, this is one development we are excited to see making a comeback. It will be a tremendous addition to the area while also paying tribute to its rich history in the community. The project is currently halfway through its year- long transformation and is set to be complete by Q4 2018.
What are your thoughts on all of the renovations happening in the Phoenix area? Is there one you are most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!
Why not toast to the summer season with some delicious deals? If you’re looking to shake things up a bit on your summer happy hours, you’ll want to check out these Central Phoenix must-sees.
An oldie but a goodie! Seriously, you can’t go wrong with a happy hour stop at Postino Central. Lest you forget, wine and pitchers of beer are just $5 every day until 5 p.m. And how can we not mention that Board & Bottle deal? Stop by on any Monday or Tuesday night after 8 p.m. and you can get a bottle of wine and a bruschetta board for just $20.
Really, we love this spot no matter the time of day, but happy hour is always a treat with freshly-shucked oysters and deals on popular dishes like voodoo fried rice, white fish ceviche and steak tartare. When it comes to cocktails, Buck & Rider does not disappoint and we always feel a little tinge of excitement when we see that the house Highballs and specialty cocktails are going for a killer deal – $7 and $8, respectively.
Nothing satisfies on a hot summer day quite like an ice-cold beer. When we get a hankering for some hops, we head to Huss at Uptown Plaza. Their freshly-crafted local beer has a flavor for every palate. At happy hour, you can find select pitchers at just $6, plus $1 off on wine and a special on their famous green chile pork, roast beef and caprese sliders.
This is another neighborhood spot that we’ll visit any chance we get. It’s a real treat at happy hour, too, with $4.50 for beers, wine and well cocktails, as well as $2 off their signature cocktails and appetizers. They also do a reverse happy hour from 9 to 11 p.m. and, on Mondays from 5 to 10 p.m., offer a bottle of Arizona Stronghold wine and an appetizer for just $20.
We’re glad (ha!) to report that The Gladly is another one of those Phoenix gems that believes in the all-day deal. This hotspot offers deals on drinks from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on food from 3 to 6 p.m. On the generous menu you’ll find roasted brussels sprouts, kimchi chicken wings and a raw bar with oysters, crudo and shrimp, plus cocktails on draft and featured wines.
Parents, we hate to tell you this, but the countdown to summer break from school is officially on. Have you figured out what you’re going to do to keep your kids busy in the sweltering heat? Not to worry – we’ve got you covered. Lucky for us Phoenicians, we live in a resort town where prices drop during the off-season, leaving plenty of space for us locals to have a great time.
If you haven’t been to River Ranch Water Park at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak before, you should change that STAT. The four-acre sprawl features a half-mile lazy river, 130-foot waterslide, sparkling pools and an 18-hole putting course. There’s endless entertainment for kids, too, including underwater scavenger hunts, cannonball contests and slippery slide races. Saturday evenings bring a series of kid-favorite dive-in movies.
Fresh off a stunning renovation, The Phoenician is revamped and ready for summertime fun, particularly at the new Phoenician Pools. You have to check out the Kid Zone – there’s a suspension bridge, tree house with its own swaying bridge, plus sails and a helm for little ones to explore their inner pirate. And let’s not forget the splash pad – our kids love the spray-guns, falling buckets and shooting water spouts.
OK, let’s be honest…as a parent, is there anything better than a lazy river? One thing that’s absolutely on our summer to-do list is a poolside family-friendly cabana at Westin Kierland. Between the Kierland FlowRider surfing simulator, 110-foot waterslide and Adventure Pool, you’re going to need that lazy float down the river at the end of the day – trust us. And when you’re ready for a real break, sneak on over to the adults-only pool.
When it comes to seasonal celebrations, the motto at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess seems to be, “go big or go home.” This resort really pulls out all of the stops when it comes to family-friendly activities, so we’d be remiss to only mention their pools (but they are amazing…there’s SIX of them). The party is on all summer long with dive-in movies, Mermaid University, 4th of July Freedomfest and so much more.
Snow in Phoenix? In the summer? Yes, it’s actually happening at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale! With a 2.5-acre water playground, the resort is hosting the ultimate “chill out” fete for families with Virtual Snow Adventures, an icy “summit” for climbing, Polar Plunge and Après Beach, which, apparently, will be “an arctic getaway with crafty cocktails and games.” Sounds like they’ve got the parents in mind, too, which is a total win if you ask us!
Located on a tree-lined cul-de-sac street in the North Central Corridor, 7518 N. 6th Place in Phoenix, AZ is a charming five-bedroom with a bonus room ready to be converted into your personal library, office or gym. Fully repainted and with brand new carpeting throughout, this must-see property features two fireplaces, granite countertops, a gas cooktop, and a sparkling diving pool in its family-friendly backyard. And the best part? It’s located just down the street from Murphy’s Bridle Path, plus just a stone’s throw from the neighborhood’s best dining, shopping and nightlife.
For more information on 7518 N. 6th Place, including the recent price drop, call 602-301-2402 or fill out the form below.
9 E. Orange Drive is a remodeled gem in Downtown Phoenix’s enormously popular Windsor Square Historic District, which was voted one of the Top 10 Big City Neighborhoods in the entire country. Besides real hardwood floors and exposed brick details, this charming home features a fully remodeled master bedroom and a backyard that’s an entertainer’s dream with a gourmet built-in BBQ. Meticulously maintained and loved by its current owners, this historic home in Downtown Phoenix is sure to impress even the pickiest of buyers. You have to see it!
For more information or to schedule a private showing, please call 602-301-2402.
As Phoenix lifestyle experts who just so happen to be busy parents, we’re always on the lookout for fresh ways to entertain the family. After a bit of internet recon, we came up with a new list of kid-friendly happenings we can’t wait to experience. Will we see you there?
Live at Lunch Series
Where: CityScape Phoenix
When: April 2-27, 2018
April is National Jazz Appreciation Month and CityScape Phoenix is celebrating with a free weekday concert series. Stop by on your break or – better yet – play hooky with the family and checkout the lineup of local jazz and blues performers.
Saturday Family Yoga
Where: The Farm at South Mountain
When: April 7, 2018
Get out and get active with the whole crew in one of Phoenix’s most beautiful spots. The only requirement besides a yoga mat and water? Good vibes…and a willingness to surrender to the fact that your kid can hold a downward dog longer than you can.
The Sandlot Presented by Street Food Cinema *Our top pick!
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park
When: April 21, 2018
Seriously, is there anything better than introducing your kids to the classics? As if watching The Sandlot with your kiddos wasn’t enough, expect to find picnic-ready food trucks, live music from local and emerging artists, interactive games and much more.
Spring Butterfly Exhibit
Where: Desert Botanical Garden
When: Now thru May 13, 2018
If you’re looking to score some serious brownie points with your kids, add this event to your calendar! Get an up-close look at hundreds of North American butterflies – including ladies, zebra longwings and giant swallowtails. Your kids will never forget it.
7611 N. Shadow Mountain Road is a Santa Barbara-style home filled with charm and character. Situated on one of the most prestigious streets in Paradise Valley near the Paradise Valley Country Club, the 6,064-square-foot estate has lush, inviting grounds and plenty of privacy. Inside, you’ll find 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and 2 half-bathrooms. The home’s dreamy master suite boasts two large walk-in closets, a study, fireplace and quiet balcony. Auto aficionados will love the 4-car garage and those in-tune with nature will appreciate the backyard featuring mountain views and a vibrant lawn – plus a new sport court.
For more information or to schedule a private showing, call 602-717-0017 or fill out the form below.