Why you'd want to live in McDowell Mountain Ranch
McDowell Mountain Ranch is a sprawling master-planned community nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in North Scottsdale, AZ. McDowell Mountain Ranch captures the serenity of the mountains and meets the Sonoran natural desert perfectly sitting at the equator of this natural beauty. This 3,200-acre development has been a model for other residential developments throughout Arizona. McDowell Mountain Ranch incorporates all the amenities of an active Arizona lifestyle while ensuring the preservation of the natural landscaping surrounding it. Just blocks North of McDowell Mountain Ranch sits the McDowell Sonoran preserve, which provides the residents with a 900-acre hiking and outdoor recreation area. McDowell Mountain Ranch community was open to the public in 1995 and is made up of 26 neighborhoods, built by 14 different builders, and 4,000 single-family homes. The developers spend over $100,000,000 alone on just community infrastructure to include site improvements such as two community centers, two heated pools and spas, paved and natural walking trails, children’s playgrounds, picnic, and green space areas, and tennis and basketball courts. Furthermore, there is an extensive social calendar with children’s activities, community-wide events, and formed clubs encompassing many different groups of interest. McDowell Mountain Ranch also has within it, a public library, middle school campus (Desert Canyon Middle School), Sanctuary Golf Course, Westworld, and a public aquatic center complete with an Olympic size pool. The Sanctuary Golf Course was designed by acclaimed course architect Randy Heckenkemper. A desert course, the Sanctuary, is only one of 17 golf courses in the entire world to attain the prestigious Audubon Signature Status. It is complete with five sets of tees for every hole. Stop by the course clubhouse to pick up top-notch apparel and accessories after enjoying your round of championship golf.