The Reata Pass / Troon Character Area includes the beautiful communities of Troon Village, Desert Highlands, Estancia, Troon North and Troon Ridge.
This area is high Sonoran Desert, roughly 1500 feet higher than the valley floor with scattered granite mountains, hills, ridges, and knobs. Rainfall is almost twice that of the valley floor creating a thick, lush, and diverse landscape. Because of the elevation changes and the surrounding mountains, there are view opportunities all around. This is one of the most desirable areas in the Valley.
Attractions include Pinnacle Peak Park, George "Doc" Cavalliere Park (2012), the Four Seasons Resort, Troon North golf club (public) with two 18 holes courses, Troon Golf & Country Club (private), Estancia Golf Club (private), and the McDowell Sonoran Preserve nearby, providing miles of horse, bike, and hiking trails.
Change seems to be venerable. We have seen Reata Pass Steakhouse (2012), Greasewood Flat (2015), and Pinnacle Peak Patio (2015) close recently. Their history includes days as a stop for the stagecoach in the 1880s, a cowboy bunkhouse in the early 1900s, a general store in 1950s, a movie set for Hollywood productions, restaurants/bar, and place for dancing, drinking, and entertaining. All these restaurants were local favorites that attracted people from all over the country.
New developments in the area include Pinnacle Pointe, Talon Ranch, Cavalliere Flats, and the Summit at Pinnacle Peak Patios.