Introducing Optima McDowell Mountain

Optima McDowell Mountain™ will create an environmentally friendly residential neighborhood in the burgeoning area of North Scottsdale and the Greater Scottsdale Airpark. This outstanding location will provide a state-of-the-art, all-inclusive, health-based, amenity-rich community. Optima McDowell Mountain™ will also be a destination for Scottsdale residents with 36,000 SF of commercial and retail offerings, 75% open space on grade level and 100% underground parking. The property will feature a bicycle/pedestrian path encompassing the development that connects to the bicycle paths contemplated by the City of Scottsdale Bicycle Master Plan. 

With views of the majestic McDowell Mountain range as a background, the location could not be more convenient. Just a five-minute drive to Scottsdale Quarter and Kierland Commons, and with future retail and commercial planned directly adjacent to the east, Optima McDowell Mountain™ will provide high-quality homes to this prime location. The Loop 101 Freeway offers rapid access to all of Scottsdale and points beyond. Residents will have the ability to reduce daily commute times and quickly get to Scottsdale’s most popular destinations for entertainment, dining, and outdoor activities.  Inspired by and designed to accentuate their surroundings, these condominiums and apartments offer a unique approach to desert living in a premier Scottsdale location.

About Optima McDowell Mountain™

Designed by award winning architects David C. Hovey, FAIA and David Hovey, Jr. AIA, Optima McDowell Mountain™ is comprised of six concrete-framed condominium and apartment buildings with stepped and undulating landscaped facades that echo the shapes of the McDowell Mountains. Glass-enclosed 15-foot-high ground-floor levels will feel utterly transparent. Every rooftop deck will provide spectacular views of the McDowell Mountains to the east, beautiful sunsets to the west, Pinnacle Peak to the north, and Camelback Mountain to the south. The site features a lushly landscaped central courtyard which will include seating areas and fire pits, a synthetic surface recreation area and the balance of the space landscaped with indigenous plants, shrubs and trees. 


The kind of sophisticated architectural detail that characterizes Optima’s Arizona projects: Optima Biltmore Towers®, Optima Camelview Village®, Optima Sonoran Village®, and Optima Kierland®, will be reprised at Optima McDowell Mountain™, and represents the next evolution of Optima's architecture and construction. The 8-story towers are designed to have complex elevations that step in and out creating depth, shadow and texture that enlivens each face of every building. Adding to the dynamic effect will be the outdoor terraces provided for every unit that will be edged with trailing native plants cascading down the building. We have designed the buildings to emulate the colors of the desert with bronze glass, railings, and planters.

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Optima McDowell Mountain™ Amenities

Each building will contain its own amenities. The rooftop decks will include: 50-meter Olympic-length swimming pools surrounded by chaise lounges, running tracks that will follow the perimeter of the roofs, outdoor fireplaces, barbecues, seating areas, perimeter plantings and sheltering arbors covered with vines.  Rooftop amenities include:

  • Rooftop running track
  • Olympic-length Resort-style pool
  • Spa & cold plunge
  • Fire pits
  • Lounge seating
  • Barbecues & outdoor kitchens
  • Dining space
  • Outdoor theater
  • Covered arbors
  • Lush landscaping


The lobby levels will be similarly outfitted. Spacious lobbies will be provided at the ground floors. Fitness centers that look out over the courtyard will include basketball courts, strength and aerobic training equipment, a yoga studio, and locker rooms. Residents' clubs will offer numerous opportunities for gathering and recreation. Grade-level amenities include:

  • Fitness center & yoga studio
  • Sauna & steam room
  • Residents' club with game room & theater
  • Indoor basketball & pickleball court
  • Outdoor pickleball arena
  • Golf simulator & outdoor putting/chipping area
  • Indoor & outdoor kids' play spaces
  • Massage room
  • Dog park & pet spa
  • Business center & conference room

About Optima®

Optima® was founded in 1978 by David C. Hovey, FAIA with the intention of elevating multifamily housing by vertically integrating development, architecture, construction, sales, marketing, and property management. Optima® has developed award winning Arizona projects: Optima Biltmore Towers®, Optima Camelview Village®, Optima Sonoran Village®, and Optima Kierland®. 


From the beginning, Optima aimed to reinvent housing by integrating the functions involved in new construction within one company for a dynamic system that offers greater focus and fluidity. Optima is committed to delivering extraordinary living through design, innovation, sustainability and management. 

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7157 E. Rancho Vista Drive #109
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

630 Vernon Avenue Suite E
Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Optima Realty, Inc. ADRE# CO548458000 | No binding offer to sell or lease may be accepted until the issuance of the Arizona Public Report.

Plans, drawings, and renderings are conceptual in nature and actual views and elevations may vary.

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