The desert community of Ancala is a guard-gated community with views of the Camelback and McDowell mountains. This upscale community in North Arcadia has plenty of recreation opportunities, a convenient location close to shopping and dining options and a private country club with something for everyone looking to enjoy resort-style living.

Real Estate

Originally named for a rock and flower garden in Scotland, the community includes a variety of custom homes and casitas ranging from 3,000 to 6,000 square feet. Homes vary in architectural style and are compatible with the Sonoran desert that surrounds the community. Many homes enjoy scenic views of the mountains and the city below. Security and serenity can be found throughout the quiet streets. The protected entry limits unnecessary traffic and adds a layer of safety to the upscale community.


For residents looking for outdoor recreation, the large community park offers a basketball court, open grassy areas for play, picnic facilities, and swing sets. Hiking and biking trails are easily accessible nearby and it’s not unusual to see neighbors walking their dogs or jogging through the park. Green grass and landscaped paths create a natural oasis to enjoy the active lifestyle the park was designed to facilitate.

Country Club Life

Golf courses are plentiful in North Arcadia, but nothing beats having one right in your neighborhood. The championship course at Ancala Country Club opened in 1991 and has been hosting members of all abilities ever since. The course includes five different tee sets, which makes it possible for players of all levels to enjoy a day of golf. Tournaments are hosted regularly and lessons are available for those looking to improve their game. In addition to the fairways, the country club includes a tennis court (with pro shop and instructors), a heated swimming pool, and fitness facilities to keep residents in top shape. There are both casual and fine dining available at the club. A variety of special events are hosted by the restaurant on a regular basis including theme nights (Italian, Prime Rib, etc). Event space is also available for weddings, conferences or reunions.

Nearby Amenities

Although it may feel far from the busy life of the city, residents are just minutes from all North Arcadia has to offer. Top medical facilities such as Mayo Clinic and HonorHealth Arcadia Shea Medical Center are a short drive away. Upscale stores and restaurants are located close by and the neighborhood schools that most families attend in the area are continually highly rated. Airport access is also reasonably close with Arcadia Airport just 10 minutes away while Sky Harbor is 23 minutes down the easily accessible freeway.

Ancala homeowners enjoy the beauty of desert living with all the amenities that come with a luxury, upscale neighborhood. The recreation amenities and events combined with the custom home and casita design make the neighborhood one of the most desirable in the area. In addition, the prime location offers great views without being entirely removed from the opportunities that nearby Arcadia has to offer.

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