Community Spotlight: Scarlett Canyon

avatarthumbnail.jpgRarely a couple of days pass before I receive a call about Scarlett Canyon, a small community located on the north side of Loop 101 east of 16th Street in North Phoenix.

Scarlett Canyon consists of just over 400 homes built by Beazer and two other builders in the mid-1990s. Floor plans vary 1,900 square foot single-story models to well over 2,600 homes. But Scarlett Canyon isn’t really about the homes. It’s about the mountains.

Here’s the view from a short sale listing I have on Scarlett Canyon’s east side.

As I’ve said in the past, there are mountain views and then there are mountain views. And the mountain views here are virtually unmatched for the price.

That there is interest in these homes is a no-brainer. What’s surprising, though, is the number of people who find their way into what is a fairly secluded, hidden subdivision.

The only way in to Scarlett Canyon is on 16th Street after traveling along the frontage road for Loop 101; there is no 16th Street exit. If you want to get here, you really need to want to get there. And two or three prospective buyers do just that each week.

Like much of the Phoenix market, values in Scarlett Canyon have declined from the highs of 2005. But unlike some areas, the values in Scarlett Canyon have started to come back up ever so slightly over the past couple of months.

Here’s what currently is for sale:

If you’d like more information about Scarlett Canyon or would like to take a look at a couple of the homes currently available, e-mail or call me and I’ll be happy to help.

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Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at