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High-Rise Living: Optima Kierland

WHY IT’S HOT: Towering luxury in tony North Scottsdale It’s “the height of luxury” says Judy Huffman, associate broker at Ventana Fine Properties, describing Optima Kierland, slated to open for occupancy in 2018. “The first building will be designed as luxury rentals and will be 10 stories high,” Huffman says.

“The other three buildings will be 12 stories, with approximately 170-220 units in each building.” Bonus: Units can be combined, and each will have “a sky deck with pool, spa, indoor kitchen, fire pits, steam room, hydrotherapy and sauna,” Huffman says. “It’s going to be beautiful,” real estate reporter Catherine Reagor says. “And it’s taller than people expected.”

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Nearby Kierland Commons (15205 N. Kierland Blvd., 480-348-1577, kierlandcommons.com), of course. But a case could be made for locking oneself into the luxe compound, what with the lush gardens and Residents’ Club, complete with exercise facilities, basketball and squash court, golf simulator, game and theater rooms, business center, hydrotherapy and much more.

BOTTOM LINE: $297,000-$14 million

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