The gate-guarded community of Ancala was named after a rock and flower garden in Scotland.

Welcome to Ancala

The gate-guarded community of Ancala was named after a rock and flower garden in Scotland. It is located high in the McDowell Mountains, stretching across 850 acres of the Sonoran Desert with incredible views of the Camelback and the McDowell Mountains. Ancala has its own community park which, in addition to grassy play areas, has a basketball court, swing set, picnic table area, water fountain, barbecue grill, and restroom. The Ancala Country Club  is located within the community and offers an 18-hole golf course, casual and formal restaurant, fitness center, heated swimming pool and lighted tennis courts. Ancala provides close proximity to three excelling schools: Anasazi ElementaryMountainside Middle School, and Desert Mountain High School. Strategically located with easy access to the 101 freeway, Ancala is near recreational areas in Scottsdale which offer upscale shopping, restaurants, spas, healthcare facilities, and many recreational activities.

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What You'll LOVE about Ancala

Ancala is located in the heart of north Scottsdale off Via Linda between 114th and 124th Streets, within easy access to fine dining, upscale shopping, top-notch healthcare facilities, a vibrant arts scene, luxurious resorts, pampering spas and abundant recreation, including a championship golf course at the Ancala Country Club. Not far away, the Loop 101 provides a quick route to the rest of metropolitan Phoenix. The community is located within easy reach of Scottsdale amenities, including the Butterfly Wonderland, Hiking Trails, Kierland Commons, Mayo Clinic, and the Scottsdale Quarter, to name a few.

Ancala Attractions

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Butterfly Wonderland

Butterfly Wonderland is the largest butterfly conservatory in the United States, immersing guests of all ages in the world of butterflies and other rainforest animals. Here you can learn about Monarch migration in a captivating 3D movie, observe live chrysalis as they emerge naturally into beautiful butterflies, spend time strolling through the conservatory with the butterflies, and get up close to unique reptiles that inhabit rainforests across the world.

Hiking Trails

Ancala is located within easy reach of magnificent Scottsdale hiking trails, including Brown’s Ranch, Fraesfield, Gateway, Granite Mountain, Lost Dog Wash, Quartz, Ringtail, Sunrise, and Tom’s Thumb Trailheads as well as WestWorld. For more information on the location, features and amenities related to these hiking trails, visit the Trail Information on the City of Scottsdale’s website.

Shopping and Dining

Ancala is located close to popular Scottsdale shopping and dining, including Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Quarter and Scottsdale Fashion Square. Kierland Commons showcases premium stores and restaurants in a sophisticated outdoor setting. The Scottsdale Quarter across the street offers another great place to satisfy all your shopping, dining and entertainment needs, with diverse dining options and movie theaters. If you are looking for something more high-end, the Scottsdale Fashion Square has it all, including prestigious stores such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and Gucci, and fine dining restaurants such as Nobu, Ocean 44, and Toca Madera.

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