There are HOA members that live in the development and are constantly keeping an eye on the area as well as the Grayhawk security which would make rounds daily.
This area is great because it's literally minutes from the major highway and the North Scottsdale amenities including shopping, restaurants, spas and more. I currently live in North Phoenix by the Anthem area mentioned in other posts, and we always revert back to North Scottsdale when we go out. I miss the location but I needed the space of a house due to our growing family, but the condo I lived in is perfect for two people with enough space to not be stepping all over each other.
I am including a link to a condo I'm selling that is in the Vintage subdivision. If you do check out the area, please contact me and I will arrange a showing if you're interested in that type of property. I can be reached at 623.217.2376.
Please call me at (602) 334-3757 if you have any further questions.
Our advise to most out of state home owners is to buy in either a gated community or a condominium project that was designed for lock and leave living.
You asked about Tapatio. Just happens to be where my brother and Urban Team partner lives. There are a number of opportunities in the Tapatio area. Some of the homes are true condos in a gated community, others are patio and traditional single family homes. Based on what you have said thus far, the gated condo style homes may provide the security you are looking for.
There are a number of other communities that may suit you. We have a questionnaire we like to use with people that helps target the best community for your lifestyle and needs, just contact Ron.
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