McDowell Mountain Real Estate

McDowell Mountain Ranch, or The Ranch, as it is affectionately known by homeowners and local businesses is an award winning 3,200-acre master-planned community nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in northeast Scottsdale where the natural beauty and serenity of the mountains, along with the unique ecosystem of the Sonoran Desert makes for an ideal backdrop for homes.

McDowell Mountain Ranch in Scottsdale was first conceived in 1992 and opened to the public in 1995, is made up of 26 distinct neighborhoods, built by 14 different builders. Overall, there are nearly 4,000 homes. Over $130 million was spent on infrastructure and site improvements which included miles of paved and natural trails, a narrow-cast cable TV station, a Community Center, the McDowell Center, two heated pools and spas, children’s playgrounds, tennis courts, picnic and green areas. Today nearby amenities include a water park, skate park and public library.

In addition, McDowell Mountain Ranch offers a wide variety of social and physical activities for residents of The Ranch including an impressive and growing calendar of events which includes 25 clubs reflecting varied interests, a wide variety of children’s activities, plus numerous community-wide events, classes, and deeply discounted excursions.

The Ranch sits adjacent to the McDowell Sonoran Desert Preserve and is home to such publicly funded assets as the Desert Canyon School Campus, the Scottsdale Arabian Library, a Scottsdale Citizen’s Service Center, WestWorld and the Sanctuary Golf Course.

There are several shopping centers within The Ranch offering a variety of dining experiences, a large supermarket, and many unique and wonderful shopping and service opportunities.

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