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This secluded community gets its name from the magnificent boulder outcroppings that are found in its residential area – some of these formations are almost 12 million years old. Stationed on 1,300 acres of land in the Sonoran Desert foothills, this resort community is also home to the luxury Waldorf Astoria resort. Because the neighborhood straddles the border between Scottsdale and Carefree, the community is partially located in Scottsdale and partially located in Carefree. According to Conde Nast Traveler in 2010, The Waldorf Astoria is one of the Top Best 80 Golf Resorts in the World. With its spa, hiking/rock climbing/bicycling tours, 8-court tennis garden, 4 swimming pools and multiple restaurants, how could it not be?

Real Estate

The Boulders offers buyers a variety of lifestyle choices. All villas and luxury estates are built with southwestern architecture in mind. The area’s 12 unique communities are arranged around The Boulders’ two top-rated golf courses, affording residents beautiful views of the golf course and the mountains. Over half of the land in the Boulders community is dedicated to remain open space.

The Boulders Club

This semi-private club offers members and resort guests 2 championship golf courses: the North Courseand the South Course. Designed by Jay Morrish, both courses are meet the needs of beginner and advanced players. The North Course runs 6,950 yards from the back tees and has a par of 72. The South Course runs 7,007 yards from the championship tees and has a par of 71. The Boulders course also has excellent practice facilities and a pro shop. There are two types of memberships available at The Boulders: family golf memberships and social memberships. Luckily, both memberships allow access to The Waldorf Astoria Spa, a 33,000 square foot restoration facilitiy which offers everything from massages and facials to a tea room, salon, sauna and Japanese bath. The 8-court tennis garden has weekly clinics, tennis socials and one-on-one instruction with tennis pros at The Boulders. Other highlights of the club include its fitness center, Pilates studio, lap pool and whirlpool.


School-aged children in The Boulders community generally attend these schools in the Cave Creek Unified School District: Black Mountain Elementary, Sonoran Trails Middle School and Cactus Shadows High School.

The Boulders community is

  • 1 mile away from The Summit at Scottsdale shopping center
  • Less than 5 minutes away from the town centers of Cave Creek and Carefree
  • 20 minutes away from the Loop 101 Freeway
  • 25 minutes away from the Scottsdale Airport
  • 50 minutes away from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)