Historical Overview, Current and Future
The land including Pinnacle Peak was originally part of the Arizona State Trust Land, owned by the State of Arizona. For many years, the area was used only for mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing and horseback riding. Because Scottsdale is bordered by other cities on the west, south, and east, development grew northward, into the area of Pinnacle Peak. In 1982, a large area of land including Pinnacle Peak was annexed by the city of Scottsdale. A distinct part of North Scottsdale, Pinnacle Peak is situated within the shadows of Pinnacle Peak Mountain. Today, Pinnacle Peak is home to a family-friendly community, beautiful real estate, and excellent schools. The future plan of Pinnacle Peak includes residential and commercial real estate ventures and recreational facilities.
New Developments and Trends
The Pinnacle Peak region is a terrific place for people of all ages. Real estate opportunities consist of single-family homes, condominiums and townhouses. New housing and retail developments are being built northward where open space is plentiful. Pinnacle Peak’s close proximity to the Loop 101 freeway allows for easy access to Scottsdale and other parts of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Pinnacle Peak is a family-friendly community, where children attend award-winning schools in the Paradise Valley Unified School District. Traditionally, families lived in the housing developments in Pinnacle Peak. The area has become more diverse, with the addition of several apartment, condominium, and townhouse communities. Today, Pinnacle Peak is a mix of families and singles living in peaceful harmony in an area recognized to be safe. The median income and property value in Pinnacle Peak are higher than that of Maricopa County.
Entertainment, Shopping, Recreation
For those residing in Pinnacle Peak, entertainment, shopping, and recreation are conveniently located nearby. The Pinnacle Peak Private Country Club offers golf and exclusive membership privileges. The Scottsdale Symphony and Scottsdale Center for the Arts also offer entertainment for Pinnacle Peak residents. Local shopping plazas like Desert Village and The Pinnacle of Scottsdale, with local merchants and world-class retailers, make one-stop shopping easy and convenient. Various forms of outdoor recreation also take place in Pinnacle Peak. From hiking, biking, swimming, tennis, and golf, residents in the area love their natural surroundings and take advantage of living in such a beautiful place. The highlight of the area is Pinnacle Peak Mountain and Park, a 150-acre natural preserve, where moderate-level hiking and rock climbing are available.
Popular Community Activities
At the end of January through early February, the Tournament Players Club (TPC) of Scottsdale hosts the Phoenix Open Golf Tournament. It attracts more than 500,000 spectators each year, more than any other golf tournament in the world. Each February, the Arabian Horse Show takes place at Westworld, just a few minutes drive from Pinnacle Peak. Competitors arrive from across the country to participate in one of the largest horse shows in America. Neighborhood associations hold “block parties” and take part in special interest clubs.
Pinnacle Peak enjoys a warm, arid desert climate. With an average of 300 sunny days each year, residents have grown accustomed to enjoying the outdoors. In a typical year, Pinnacle Peak receives 11 inches of precipitation, with April, May, and June being the driest months.
Residents and visitors find all types of business in Pinnacle Peak. Because of the concentration of restaurants, hotels, and day spas, the accommodations and food service industry employs the highest percentage of people in the area. Various specialty shops and large national retailers are located in Pinnacle Peak. The finance and insurance industry also employs a significant number of people in the area. In recent years, an increase in the number of real estate professionals has occurred here, as a result of high demand in the housing market.
Pinnacle Peak is primarily a residential area, with neighborhoods and homes lining the beautifully landscaped streets. Neighbors interact with each other on daily walks, special interest clubs, and social gatherings, giving the area a sense of community. When walking or driving through this part of Scottsdale, it is evident that residents take pride in their homes and the community as a whole. Whether a person is a visitor to the area or a resident, Pinnacle Peak feels like “home.”