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Find it in This ZIP: North Scottsdale’s 85255 offers amazing trails, upscale amenities and is just a stone’s throw away from a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The North Scottsdale ZIP of 85255 is close to the hub of both Phoenix and Scottsdale, just off of the Loop 101, but feels far away from it all. Situated near the base of the McDowell Mountains, the area offers wide open desert spaces, amazing parks and trails with views for days, and upscale living, dining and shopping. It is also just a stone’s throw away from a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Home 85255

This custom home, with stunning views from its perch atop Horseshoe Canyon in Silverleaf, recently sold for $4.25 million.

Buy a home

The median sale price is 832$K — recent sales range from a 1bd/1ba, 900sq.-ft. condo for $228K to a 6bd/8ba, 8,324 sq.-ft. home that sold for $4.25M. (Source:

Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve at sunset

Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve at sunset

Get outdoors

McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead is fully barrier-free and has all the amenities an outdoor recreation enthusiast could want. This trailhead is the access point to many unique Scottsdale trails. Even kids in strollers love the games and activities along the Bajada Nature Trail. Kids of all ages are able to explore the Gateway Loop trail and older kids love the challenge offered by interior trails.

Location: 18333 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy.


Taliesin West Dining Cove Screen

Taliesin West Dining Cove Screen

Take in some culture

Just a couple miles south of this ZIP, visitors to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will now enjoy new nods to the past thanks to a number of reinterpretation and restoration projects completed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation designed to resurrect the essence the site had when it served as the prolific architect’s winter laboratory in the late 1950s.

Location: 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.

Info: 480.860.2700;

The Craftsman "Pretty in Pink"

The Craftsman's "Pretty in Pink"

Grab a bite to eat

Executive Chef Christopher Nicosia heads the kitchen at The Craftsman, which opened in late 2020. The restaurant specializes in creative American tastes, hand-crafted cocktails, wines, craft beers and a comfortable, yet lively dining experience. Their menu aims to be “familiar, but never predictable.” Check out their Valentine’s Day specials, which includes The Craftsman “Candy Bar” — a dense chocolate brownie, hazelnut feuilletine, coffee mocha mousse and the Craftsman amaro drizzle.

Location: 20469 N. Hayden Rd.

Info: 480.401.1102;

The Craftsman “Galentine’s” Bottle and a Board

In addition to its Valentine’s Day offerings, The Craftsman is celebrating “Galentine’s” with its Bottle and Board special ($50). Charcuterie board and choice of one bottle:

Red — JAX Y3 Cab, Caparzo Sangiovese, Soter Pinot Noir

White — Belstar Prosecco or Olivares Rosé, Elk Grove Pinot Gris, Ryan Patrick Naked Unoaked Chardonnay


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