Close to Everything, Yet Tranquil and Relaxing

Merit Crossing is located in North Scottsdale, just east of the intersection of Pima Road & Dynamite Road. As is true for all of North Scottsdale, a wealth of shopping, fine dining, private and public-school options, vast open spaces for hiking, biking and cycling, beautiful homes ranging from turn-key condos to expansive estate homes, and so much more are just minutes away from the gates of Merit Crossing.

Merit Crossing is located at the foothills of Pinnacle Peak, just 6 miles north of the Arizona State Road 101 (the 101 Loop) Exit 36 – Pima Road & Princess Drive. One can live in north Scottsdale and be in downtown Phoenix or at the Phoenix International Airport in just 35 minutes.


Whether its fashion or food, North Scottsdale is close to everything.  AJ’s Fine Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market, Fry’s Marketplace, and Safeway are grocery stores frequented by Merit Crossing residents. Each are located  just a few minutes south of the Merit Crossing community.

For fashion and fun, the Scottsdale community offers a variety of indoor and outdoor malls and boutiques. Scottsdale Quarter, Kierland Commons, and Market Streeet at DC Ranch offer just a sampling of world-class, boutique shopping experiences, each within a fifteen-minute drive of Merit Crossing.

For luxury mall shopping, Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall is a quick 25 minute jaunt down the 101.

Restaurants & Fine Dining

North Scottsdale is home to any kind of dining you can imagine. The neighborhoods  surrounding Merit Crossing host scores of fine dining and relaxed dining restaurants tucked into beautiful spaces.
Whether you are looking for grab-n-go eateries, coffee shops  and boutique breakfast cafes the surrounding areas nearby Merit Crossing have all of your options covered.  And with so many choices,  one can eat out, take-out, or dine in any day of the week.


For families, schools are of the utmost importance. Merit Crossing is located in the Cave Creek Unified School District and adjacent the Scottsdale Unified School District.

Private schools in the area and utilized by residents have included Rancho Solano Preparatory Schools, Notre Dame Preparatory High School, BASIS Scottsdale, Saint John XXIII, Scottsdale Preparatory Academy, and many others.

Further south, in Phoenix, Merit Crossing residents also have attended Brophy College Preparatory, Xavier College Preparatory, and Phoenix Country Day School.


Golf Courses

Merit Crossing residents have the best of both worlds when it comes to world-class golf courses to choose from. North Scottsdale is home to some of the best course in the valley.

Popular local courses frequented by Merit Crossing residents include Troon North, Scottsdale National Golf Club, TPC Scottsdale Courses, Grayhawk Golf Club, Legend Trail Golf Club, just to name a few. Year-round golf in the Valley of the Sun draws golfers for across the globe for tournaments such as the Phoenix Open or the Charles Schwab Cup.

Parks & Trails, Cycling, Auto Auctions, Polo Matches, Horse Shows & Rodeos

Look no further for immediate access to miles and miles of road cycling routes, mountain biking, running and jogging trails, hiking, star-gazing, horseback riding, or meandering the paths surrounding Merit Crossing.

Pinnacle Peak Park, Toms Thumb Trailhead, and Brown’s Ranch Trailhead are within minutes of Merit Crossing gates.

Each year Scottsdale is home to world-class events such as the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, the Scottsdale Arabian Hose Show, the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championship, and the Cactus Cup Cycling Championship to name only a few.

Medical, Dental, Health & Well Being

North Scottsdale is fortunate to have some of the best health-care providers and first-responders in all of the valley within minutes of the community.

Included are state-of-the-art leaders in healthcare such as Mayo Clinic, Honor Health, Banner Health, to serve all of your healthcare needs.

Treat yourself to the multitude of med-spas, salons, health clubs and resorts  Merit Crossing residents use on a regular basis.