The top of Tapestry on Central, penthouse has views of Camelback Mountain and the Downtown area.
Squaw Peak and Camelback Mountains.
The top of South Mountain is a great view of Phoenix...quick easy drive. But there aren't any homes in the Nation's largest city park.
For affordability, the base of South Mountain is hard to beat. In North Scottsdale, the base of the McDowells has excellent views. The most affordable homes in North Scottsdale are in McDowell Mountain Ranch and Scottsdale Mountain. In North Phoenix, the Moon Valley and surrounding areas offer some nice view properties. In Phoenix and Scottsdale, any of the urban condo/lofts that are more than 3 stories up are also likely to offer stunning views.
Going east or west of Phoenix significantly you can find places like Las Sendas, Gold Canyon, and Vistancia with some excellent views.
But you wanna know the true view hidden gem? It's Fountain Hills. No views of Phoenix, but the views to the east of Four Peaks, Tom's Thumb, Red Mountain, etc., really are very stunning. And Fountain Hills is extremely affordable.
Steve Belt, GRI
If you are asking that question in reference to a home with a view, there are some beautiful places located on the north side of South Mountain. The homes overlook the whole valley, with clear views of downtown, the ballpark, the high rises, etc. For mountainside properties, they are probably the most affordable in the city.
If brand new condos and lofts are you....then my opinion is hands down the mack dab Downtown Phoenix or the Biltmore Area. Now, just to clarify, you did not mention price...right! I am part of the Urban Loft Tour for these locations, and have seen "incredible" properties in the last year.
If a single family home is you, then I would love you show my personal picks for the Squaw Peak area of town. Some of the properties are backed up to the Mountain Preserve...incredible!
Happy Hunting...Please contact me, if I can be of service.