Optima CamelView: optimum living
by Christine Whitton
March 1, 2010
Arizona Foothills Magazine
The Valley's "Best Condo Development," as voted on by our readers and featured in the March edition of Arizona Foothills Magazine's first-annual Best Of Our Valley, Scottsdale's Optima Camelview Village exemplifies the ultimate in luxury urban living.
Located in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale, at the corner of Highland Avenue and Scottsdale Road, this 13-acre resort-style community includes 23 acres of on-site landscaping and 11 buildings. From the these buildings, which soar seven stories high, residents can overlook the city's majestic Mummy and Camelback Mountains during the day and the vibrant downtown district at night.
Dubbed as one of the most eco-conscious projects in the nation, thanks to award-winning architect David Hovey's integrated green elements, Optima Camelview Village is currently pursuing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification and was honored as one of the greatest architectural achievements in Arizona by the American Institute of Architects. "My goal was to build a community that is both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally conscious, and I believe both were achieved," Hovey says.
Residences within Optima range from 800 square feet to 3,000 square feet and include dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, nine-foot ceilings, gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and lush garden terraces that add the perfect pop of greenery. From the outside, the dazzling terraces, coupled with Optima's outdoor artwork, dog park and two outdoor swimming pools, create a relaxing park-like setting in the middle of the desert.
And the wonders of Optima Camelview Village don't stop there. In an effort to make life more grandiose, Optima has surrounded itself with several one-of-a-kind amenities residents can enjoy at their convenience. Optima Camelview residents have access to Nourish, a new health food cafe opening this month; concierge service; an expedient underground parking garage; Camelview Cleaners, dry cleaners and tailor; Green With Envy, an organic hair salon; Posh Improvisational Cuisine, a five-star restaurant; Live Nation, a ticket broker; a plush putting green; a 24,000-sq.-ft. state-of-the-art fitness club offering a Pilates/yoga studio and basketball and racquetball courts; indoor and outdoor pools and spas; and a party room with caterer kitchen. Highly functional and decidedly stylish executive offices are also available to give your business a sharper edge. With such convenient and luxe amenities mere steps away, Optima keeps elevating its city-within-a-city vibe.
And while most may feel no need to leave the comforts of home, Optima's walking-distance proximity to nearby cafes, downtown bistros, five-star dining destinations and neighboring Scottsdale Fashion Square make it hard to stay put--especially on these lovely spring weekends.