Move-ins for the first residents of Scottsdale’s high-rise Optima Kierland from architect David Hovey, Jr. are scheduled for early 2018, while completion of all residences is set for August 2018. (Seventy-five percent of the homes in the first condominium tower are sold, as of press time.) Those gearing up to move into the 12-story tower have the option of a whopping 20 floor plans with one- to five-bedroom and penthouse options. The total of 220 residences range from 720 to 4,550 square feet. Resortlike amenities like a fitness center, indoor basketball and squash courts, a golf simulator and concierge service make every day at Optima Kierland feel like vacation mode. For some fun in the sun, more than five acres of green space offer water features, sun decks, a pet park and barbecue areas. optima-kierland.com.
>From the low $300,000’s
>To really impress, head to the Sky Deck to take in expansive views, a heated lap pool, a spa, a therapeutic steam/sauna and outdoor lounge areas for the ultimate r-n-r.