By Dena Roché
A home is more than four walls. It provides a sense of serenity, security and community. The new Liv North Scottsdale makes apartment living more like home with a stellar set of amenities and activities for young professionals who want to live in the bustling Scottsdale Airpark area.
Just across the street from Scottsdale Quarter and a short walk from Kierland Commons, Liv North Scottsdale is in the heart of the action in North Scottsdale. Shops and restaurants abound, but with everything the community has, residents may never want to leave the property.
“The key attractor is the walkability and there is not a lot of that in Phoenix,” said Scott Brooks, a partner in Investment Property Associates, which owns Liv North Scottsdale. “It’s cool to have great restaurants and shopping right across the street. Community is important to us. We are not just providing apartments—this is not transient. We want a place where you can get to know your neighbors, just like in an older, single-family home community.”
As summer approaches, it’s the pool that will no doubt be the selling point for Liv North Scottsdale. The resort-style saltwater pool and spa has a central fire feature, shaded and sunny areas to lounge, outdoor BBQ facility and HD TV to watch the game as you laze the day away. On cooler nights, the rooftop lounge with misters is the place to be.
Scottsdale can be a hard town to create connections so activities to meet your neighbors ranging from wine tastings to pancake breakfast are another added perk of the community. Or maybe you’ll meet by chance at the coffee bar or dog bark park.
Targeting busy professionals and families, Liv North Scottsdale is all about making life easier for its residents with a host of conveniences available, offering mobile services for pet grooming, teeth cleaning and massage. There is valet dry cleaning and notary services available as well.
Residents can borrow DVDs and video games, pool toys, board games, bikes and even household tools.
Living well is another hallmark of the community. A Liv Well membership is available for $15 per month individual and $25 for a couple or roommates and includes yoga, Pilates and Zumba classes. Members also receive discounts on personal training and massage. The always-open fitness center is free to all residents and features a spin studio, cardio and weights.
The smoke-free complex features Wi-Fi in all public areas, a conference room, parking garage and even electric car charging stations.
Liv has relationships with many of the top North Scottsdale employers and employees of those companies enjoy special perks that include rental of the Hub (entertainment and business center) at no charge, waiver of move-in administration fee and a $50 rent credit per month.
Liv North Scottsdale opened late last year with 240 one-, two- and three-bedroom units. The modern apartments feature amenities like granite countertops, Energy Star stainless steel appliances, full-sized washer and dryers, high-speed Internet with a private wireless router in each home, private master bath and walk-in closets. Fully furnished units are available.
The homes range from 539 to 1,349 square feet and are renting from $1,175.
Liv North Scottsdale is located at 15509 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale (85254). For information, visit www.livnorthscottsdale.com.