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Plaza Fountainside, WEB

Plaza Fountainside shopping center sells for $4.1M

After receiving close to a dozen offers during the 30-day marketing period, ORION Investment Real Estate is pleased to announce the closing of Plaza Fountainside located at 12645 North Saguaro Boulevard in Fountain Hills, Arizona for $4,100,000 ($178/SF) to LIPA, LLC and KUNA, LLC, family partnerships with principals in California and Arizona. The seller was Pinciero, LLC out of Calgary, Alberta. The property was 100% occupied at time of closing.

The Class-A shopping center is well-located along the waterfront in the Heart of Fountain Hills. Its variety of restaurants and retailers benefit from the tourist traffic to the world famous Fountain Hills Fountain (towering 560 feet overhead), as well as the local foot traffic that the 32-acre park attracts. Built in 2000, the unique waterfront retail property is well maintained and has an attractive design. The Palm Tree lined avenue leading up to Plaza Fountainside is punctuated by soaring mountains in the distance including the McDowell Mountains to the west, Four Peaks to the northeast and Red Mountain to the southeast.

The all-cash buyer was drawn to the strong location and variety of local tenants including Ristorante Arrivederci, Euro Pizza, Grapeables Wine Bar and Mountain View Coffee Company.

ORION’s President, Ari Spiro, stated that “This is the third time that we have sold Plaza Fountainside over the past 12 years. It is one of the most unique and attractive properties the Greater Phoenix Metro area. It has always received a lot of interest and is one of the more significant assets in this price point. The buyer believed in the intrinsic value of the real estate and believed that they will add value over time.”


Hyatt Regency earns Gold Tee Award

For the twenty-second year, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch has been chosen by over 50,000 corporate, incentive and association meeting planners to receive Meetings & Conventions 2014 Gold Tee Award, given annually to outstanding golf and meeting properties worldwide.

Winners of the award were nominated and selected by M & C readers “based on their golf facilities including course design, maintenance, the ability to host meeting tournaments, pro shop merchandise, equipment and a friendly, professional staff.” For the year 2014, 65 golf properties worldwide were chosen to receive this highly respected award.

Set on 27-acres and framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains, the 493-room Hyatt Regency Scottsdale & Spa opened in December 1986. It offers many recreational activities and amenities as part of the 560-acre Gainey Ranch resort and residential development.

The resort’s 27-hole championship golf course, Gainey Ranch Golf Club, is located within walking distance of the resort’s main building. It includes three separate, individually designed nine-hole courses extensively landscaped with flowering plants, trees, water hazards and specially created hills.

Eagle Mountain Golf Club

Eagle Mountain Golf Club Offers Girls, Girls, Girls Golf Package

If you were to ask vacation-goers what they believed were the usual activities of men and women on their weekend away at the resorts, many would probably answer that the men hit the golf course while the women relax at the spa. But who says the green is only for your guy?

Eagle Mountain Golf Club and The Inn at Eagle Mountain are now offering their Girls, Girls, Girls package that combines golf, lodging and a one-hour massage or facial at Blu Sol Spa.

Eagle Mountain Golf Club is perched high above Scottsdale in the city’s famous McDowell Mountains. The 18-hole, par 71, Scott Miller designed course snakes it’s way around mountain peaks and through desert arroyos setting Eagle Mountain apart from other Arizona hot spots.

While eating up that eye candy, ladies can simultaneously have breakfast each morning as part of the package. And when everyone is ready to step off the course, they can indulge in the gift basket, filled with wine and other snacks, provided for them upon arrival. This combined with the boutique atmosphere at The Inn at Eagle Mountain Resort meet all the requirements of fostering that special girls bonding time every woman craves. So, ladies, leave your men at home.

“This was our first package targeted specifically to woman golfers verse couples,” says Bret Greenwood, general manager of Eagle Mountain Golf Club. “It was created because we hadn’t done one before and feel that a stay at The Inn at Eagle Mountain and a visit to the new spa was a good fit.”

The Girls, Girls, Girls package is available through December 24 and starts at $199 per person, per night, based on double occupancy and taxes are not included.

For more information about Eagle Mountain Golf Club or to make reservations, call (480) 816-3000.

Eagle Mountain Golf Club
14915 E. Eagle Mountain Pkwy., Fountain Hills
(480) 816-1234

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Things To Do In Arizona: McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Hiking Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve: Beauty in your own backyard

Looking to spend the day amid the desert beauty? Or simply for some fresh air and exercise without venturing too far? Look no further than the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale.

Stretching across 17,000 acres of the McDowell Mountains, the preserve offers miles of hiking trails to be explored on foot, bicycle or horseback. Trails range from easy to strenuous and with several trailheads scattered across the preserve, chances are, if you live in Scottsdale, an entrance is no more than a few minutes’ drive away.

As you arrive at the base of one of your trails, it is truly awe-inspiring to look up and have your entire range of view filled by the many peaks and valleys of the impressive mountain range. The experience becomes no less impressive as you make your way into the heart of the mountains.

Unique and picturesque geology and plant life abound on each trail, and you’re likely to encounter all sorts of wildlife on your hike. Bring the dog along and treat Fido to a walk full of all the sights (and smells!) of the Sonoran Desert.

The layout of the various interconnected trails makes it easy to plan a quick loop back to your car, or to extend your hike from trail to trail as far as your feet care to take you.

Reaching altitudes of over 4,000 feet, there will be no shortage of breathtaking, scenic views on your hike, so be sure to bring a camera! The Taliesin Overlook on Lost Dog Wash trail is the perfect place to snap a panoramic shot of the East Valley.

With summer very much upon us, plan to hit the trails early to avoid triple-digit temperatures. As with any outdoor activity here in the Valley of the Sun, remember to pack plenty of water and sunscreen, and wear appropriate clothing to protect from damaging solar rays.

Above all, to make the most of your experience, keep your eyes and ears open as you pass through. From flora, to fauna, to scenic photo-ops, there’s a lot to appreciate about the magnificent McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

For more information about the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, visit mcdowellsonoran.org.