The original in-town resort area in Flagstaff, AZ
Drive east on I-40 from the junction of I-17 in Flagstaff and you will come to the Country Club Drive exit — it’s just about a five minute drive. The area south of I-17, within the Flagstaff city limits, contains two 18-hole golf courses (one open to the public, one open to members only), homes on large lots, pools, tennis courts, playing fields, and ready access to National Forest Service Trails.
The region is generally known as “Country Club,” but it contains many smaller subdivisions, including the newer Amberwood, the high-end Lakeside, and farthest to the west, Foxglenn and Elk Run. There are many townhome groups in all of these neighborhoods. There are two small lakes. The area is served by Sinagua High School and Knoles Elementary, though all of Flagstaff schools are open to residents.
There is a homeowners’ association, Continental HOA, that is responsible for maintenance of tennis courts, the golf course that is open to the public, and other recreation facilities. Annual dues range from $200-$300 per lot although there is a move afoot to increase that a small amount over the next few years.
Many of the homes in the area are year-round homes. The area is popular for its large lots, trees, and amenities. It is also a short drive to Northern Arizona University, straight down Butler, and it’s just a bit farther to Flagstaff Medical Center, the commute to which has been made easier by the opening of the 4th Street bridge in the last few months.
Here are some pictures of a classic Continental Country Club single family home located on Fox Hill Drive in Flagstaff.