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Wendy Walker


The Grayhawk community unfolds over 1,600 acres of acres of sun-drenched Sonoran Desert in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona. The community’s overall lifestyle is enhanced by more than 4,000 residential units, schools, golf courses, retail outlets and other nearby amenities. The homes found within the two neighborhoods – The Park and The Retreat – offer a host of distinctive architectural styles to suit a wide variety of homeowners looking for the type of casual elegance that has made Scottsdale into one of the most attractive places to call home.

Thoughtful Amenities

Amenities abound at Grayhawk. More than 30 miles of hiking and biking trails crisscross the property. The Park neighborhood’s playgrounds offer outdoor fun for any age. Greenbelts and cozy pocket parks appear along the community byways giving children a place to run barefoot through the green grass. Neighborhood pools and tennis courts found in The Retreat offer a great way to heat up and cool down without wandering far from home.

Community Events

Residents enjoy a wide range of activities, whether planned or spontaneous. In fact, Grayhawk has a full-time resident lifestyle coordinator who organizes a calendar of activities ranging from Family BBQ and Movie Night to resident golf outings; Hawaiian Luaus to holiday parties; and ice cream socials to happy hours.


Grayhawk Golf Club’s Raptor course, designed by Tom Fazio, offers a thrilling challenge for golfers of all abilities. At 7,135 yards from the back tees, it allows low handicappers to stretch their legs while still offering high handicappers wide fairways and large greens. The par-72 course weaves through some of the finest Sonoran desert in the area complete with Saguaros, Palo Verdes and a myriad of local critters. Golf Magazine listed Raptor as one of the “Top 100 You Can Play in the U.S.,” and the golf course has hosted the world’s best players a number of times since opening for public play in 1995. The Talon Course unfolds along shady desert arroyos and the rolling terrain at the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. It was designed by former U.S. Open and PGA Champion, David Graham, in partnership with longtime Arizona golf course architect Gary Panks. Talon is included on Golf Magazine’s prestigious list of the “Top 100 You Can Play in the U.S.,” and like its counterpart, Talon has hosted numerous high-profile golf events.


In many ways, Grayhawk was designed with the family in mind. Whether making a family trek along the miles of hiking/biking/jogging trails or playing a game of soccer on the green grass of the pocket parks sprinkled throughout the community, families tend to be in perpetual motion. But when they do slow down, covered picnic areas make for a great place to fuel before hitting the trail again. Many playgrounds and large ball fields located within the community allow for baseball, basketball and other sports without leaving the neighborhood. The golf courses are fertile grounds for the kiddos to play as well. The club does a great job of offering junior golf clinics and other golf oriented activities for diminutive duffers to enjoy.  

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