McDowell Mountain Ranch, situated right at the foot of the McDowell Mountains, is a 3,200 acre master planned community. “The Ranch”, as locals call it, is an ideal family neighborhood. If a sense of community is what you are looking for, then McDowell Mountain Ranch is the place for you to call home. There are 26 unique neighborhoods in The Ranch, many that are gated and many with sweeping views of the beautiful McDowell Mountains and city views. Click here to see homes in North Scottsdale that are gated.
In the center of is all is the McDowell Center, a community center that is host to over 25 different clubs reflecting the interests of the residents. The community center has such amenities as a basketball court, tennis and volleyball courts, picnic and barbeque pits, swimming pool and spa, a children’s playground and splash fountain. In addition, there is also a second community park with tennis courts, playground, swimming pool, and large grassy play area where parents often bring their children and mingle with other residents.
Throughout The Ranch families can be seen walking and biking on the miles of trails that wind through the community. Just outside the community is the McDowell Mountain Aquatic Park. This city park features a heated swimming and diving pool with water slides, a lazy river, fitness center, community center and a skate park. The Gateway Loop Hiking Trail is moments away and one of the best hiking trails in the valley. Desert Canyon Elementary and Middle schools are located right at the entrance to The Ranch, and the Arabian Park Library is located within the school for the public to utilize. There are baseball and soccer fields as well.
This well planned community is also close to many shops and restaurants, including a Basha’s Grocery Store, CVS Pharmacy, Temple Bar and Grill, Amore Pizza and Wings, Subway, and much more. If you are looking for an upscale family neighborhood that offers many amenities, then look no further than McDowell Mountain Ranch. You will not regret it.