Sierra soars for snowbirds
Luxury development in Arizona offers desert dream near golf course
Scottsdale, Ariz — By the end of this year, luxury residences will bloom in the North Scottsdale desert, backing on to more than 11,000 hectares of pristine open land populated by flowering cacti and bordered by the McDowell mountain range.
And for legendary Arizona developer Lyle Anderson — who has made a mark with the 12 golf courses he has built in communities with equally legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus — the kilometres of trails and McDowell Sonoran environmental preserve land will be one of the prime attractions of the new Sierra Reserve development.
Sierra will not only be Anderson’s first community since the start of the U.S. recession, it will also be the first new community in North Scottsdale in a decade.
The project, expected to take five to six years to complete, will also be the first Anderson community in the Scottsdale area that does not come with a golf course.
An artist’s rendering of the villa courtyard in the Sierra Reserve development in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Golf Club Scottsdale is adjacent to the project.