7137 E Rancho Vista Drive in Scottsdale
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- Year Built:
- terraced mid-rise
- Secured Underground, Reserved Spaces
- HOA Name:
- Optima Camelview
- HOA Fees:
- .35 to .45/sf/mo +/-
- Additional Features:
- 3 pools (two outdoor & 1 indoor), jetted spas, awesome fitness center, indoor basketball court & racquet court, secure entry, concierge, putting green, on-site management, on-site restaurants & other services
Optima Camelview is one of the most architecturally interesting properties in downtown Scottsdale with 720 urban flats in 11 six and seven story terraced towers set in a resort like setting. It's located on the northern border of Scottsdale Fashion Square between Highland and Rancho Vista Drive. It's in a great location but right now it is not super pedestrian friendly; at least not like Scottsdale Waterfront is. Even though it is very close to Scottsdale Fashion Square there is a motel in between the two so it makes walking to the mall a little sketchy. The good news is that supposedly the motel is coming down in a year or so to make way for more retail and high end condominiums. Hopefully this will lead to better pedestrian access to all that Scottsdale Fashion Square has to offer.
When the developer first announced the community it raved about how "green" the project would be because of all the landscaping that would be installed. Optima claimed that they would install so many plants that it would help to counteract the heat generated from all the metal and concrete used in the structure. I thought it was just a bunch of marketing hype and an attempt to make a big deal out of a bunch of plants. Boy was I wrong. The landscaping in the community really is exceptional and adds a tremendous amount to the entire experience. Now whether all the plants can help reduce global warming or not we can only hope...
Building amenities include an indoor lap pool and spa, two outdoor pools and spas, a HUGE fully equipped fitness center, an indoor racquet ball court, an indoor basket ball court, a putting green, a large meeting room and caterers kitchen, concierge services, decorative water fountains/water features throughout the community, electronic and manned security, secure parking, storage, an on-site dry cleaning shop, and soon a restaurant and bar.
The architecture is really interesting and fresh. The floor plans are open and for the most part flow really well. Every condominium has floor to ceiling windows, at least one landscaped terrace (water and fertilizer automatically dispensed), nice contemporary cabinets, countertops and flooring. This is a building worth checking out.