Stonegate is a premier residential community in Scottsdale, Arizona that provides all of the amenities and seclusion of a world class resort. It offers top notch amenities that revolve around the active, fit and engaged lifestyle that the community promotes to people who buy homes in Stonegate.
Stonegate came into existence in 1991 when construction on the upscale homes here officially got underway. The last of the single family and attached homes, listed by top local real estate professionals like Carl Chapman REALTOR and EXp Realty, were finished in 2005. The real estate market in Stonegate now primarily consists of resale homes only.
The homes for sale in Stonegate are competitively priced for the area and sell for a median price of $770,000. However, closing prices in this upscale community can actually range from $480,000 to upwards of $1.55 million.
Further, homeowners in Stonegate enjoy relatively low property taxes. The typical homeowner here pays around $3700 a year.
Likewise, the fees that homeowners in Stonegate pay to its HOA are relatively low, especially given the exclusivity of this gate-guarded, secluded community. Many homes sell quickly, typically less than two months after they are listed for sale on the market.
The homes in Stonegate remain popular with prospective buyers because of their size and luxury features. They range in size from 1600 to 4800 square feet and can have as many as two to five bedrooms. They also have two to five bathrooms, as well as attached garages that fit two to four vehicles.
The homes for sale in Stonegate likewise come with upscale designs that appeal to buyers who want to live in luxury and beauty. They can enjoy living in expansive homes with features like:
Many of the homes for sale in Stonegate have open floor plans, with main living areas connected together. They also commonly have large enclosed backyards. The backyards come with additional luxury features like covered patios or terraces, as well as in-ground lap or swimming pools and hot tubs.
People who buy homes in Stonegate likewise become automatic members of the Stonegate Community Association. This association collects dues from community homeowners. The dues are used to maintain and repair common areas and amenities that are available to everyone who lives in Stonegate.
The dues that homeowners pay to the Stonegate Community Association vary according to the size and location of one's home in the community. HOA fees range from $160 to $243 a month.
The community association comprises of a board of directors, who hold monthly HOA meetings that are open to homeowners in the community each month. Stonegate residents who are unable to attend the meetings can find minutes of them on the HOA's website.
The HOA's website is also the place where Stonegate residents can find the rules that govern everyday life in the community. They can access documents that outline the rules for using amenities like the swimming pool and athletic courts. They can additionally find the rules for using fireworks, feeding wild animals and other aspects of daily life in Stonegate.
The Stonegate HOA likewise maintains the architectural and natural beauty of the community. Residents here must submit requests to make changes to their home's exterior or landscaping.
The Stonegate Community Association also oversees and maintains the amenities that homeowners have access to throughout the year. These amenities include:
Stonegate also has its own community center, which is central to life in the community, as it is where the HOA hosts events and celebrations for residents throughout the year. Moreover, homeowners in Stonegate are minutes away from public parks in Scottsdale.
Another unique amenity that all Stonegate homeowners have access to is the community's new PassGate system. This system is electronically powered and allows homeowners in the community to communicate directly with the guards at the entrances' gates. This system has been added to enhance the convenience and safety of all homeowners in the community.
There are a total of three gates, all with 24 hour guard staffing, located throughout Stonegate that are available exclusively to homeowners. The guards at the gates have discretion to allow in visitors or delivery personnel to the community. The gates are designed to protect the exclusivity and seclusion of the entire area, as well as control traffic in the community.
Finally, Stonegate is part of the Scottsdale Unified School District. Families who live in Stonegate can send their children to Laguna Elementary School, Mountainside Middle School and Desert Mountain High School.
The Scottsdale Unified School District is one of the highest ranked districts in the state for academic excellence. It ranks fourth of the state's 115 school districts for both the quality of academics and its sports programs. It ranks seventh for its quality of teachers and 28th out of 115 for safety.
With a student population of just over 22,000, the Scottsdale Unified School District has a student-to-teacher ratio of 18:1, just slightly higher than the national average of 16 students per one teacher. The district average for ACT scores is 28, which is much higher than the national average ACT score of 20.6. It also has a graduation rate of 90 percent, higher than the national average of 85 percent.
State standardized test scores show that well over half of the district meets proficiency standards. Close to two-thirds of the district student population is proficient in mathematics. Sixty two percent meet state testing proficiency for reading. The district receives a national grade of A for academic excellence.