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By Patricia Escarcega
Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson Local Expert
About Gainey Ranch
Photo courtesy of Gainey Ranch Golf Club
Gainey Ranch is an upscale Scottsdale community situated on what was once a 640-acre Arabian horse ranch owned by Daniel C. Gainey. Over the years, the community has developed into one of the ritziest addresses in Scottsdale. The community is home to the popular Gainey Ranch Golf Club and one of the glitziest resorts in town, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch.
See & Do
Gainey Ranch is convenient to many top Scottsdale attractions. To the east, family-friendly attractions include Butterfly Wonderland, one of the country's largest butterfly pavilions, and the intriguing Odysea Mirror Maze. For history buffs and design aficionados, Taliesin West, the winter desert home and architectural campus of iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is a short drive away. Gainey Ranch Golf Club, the centerpiece of the community, is a big draw for avid golfers.
Gainey Ranch is home to some of the best restaurants in Scottsdale. For an authentic Italian deli, head to Andreoli Italian Grocer. You'll find authentic Thai food in an elegant dining room at Soi 4 Bangkok Eatery. For a true fine dining experience, complete with an award-winning wine list and complimentary gondola ride, head to Alto Ristorante e Bar, located at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch.
Gainey Ranch's Best Restaurants
Some of the best hotels are situated in Gainey Ranch, including the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch. The hotel resort features 10 swimming pools, a spa, tennis courts, a golf course and five restaurants. Another great option is Gainey Suites Hotel, an upscale all-suite property with lots of free perks, including complimentary hot breakfast, an evening wine reception and outdoor pool with hot tub.
Gainey Ranch has its own upscale, open-air shopping center, The Shops at Gainey Village, a lively destination full of unique boutiques and eateries. Scottsdale Fashion Square, the largest shopping mall in the southwest, is less than five miles away. To the north, the Scottsdale Quarter and Kierland Commons are modern shopping centers with high-end retailers.