Located in the foothills of the McDowell Mountain Preserve, Scottsdale Mountain boasts numerous amenities, including community privacy, tennis courts, a spa, beautiful views and homes. It is central to many local hiking and biking trails, and just west of the Fort McDowell Casino. It is just a short drive to reach the amenities in Central Scottsdale, and the shopping centers at the Pavilions at Talking Stick are only 20 minutes away.

There are many golf courses near the Scottsdale Mountain community, including the McDowell Mountain Golf Club to the west, and the Sun Ridge Canyon, Eagle Mountain, and We-Ko-Pa Golf Clubs to the east. Schools near Scottsdale Mountain include Horizon High School, Desert Mountain Middle School, Desert Mountain High School, and many other options from the Scottsdale Unified School District