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McDowell Mountain Ranch

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McDowell Mountain Ranch is a master-planned community that is nestled within the Sonoran Preserve in northern Scottsdale, Arizona. Its history dates to 1992 when the Herberger family sold the land, which is hallmarked with native wildlife and beautiful desert flora, that would eventually, be used to build it.

Its northern boundary extends to Bell Road while its southern boundary reaches just past East Ludlow Drive. Its western boundary reaches Peak Parkway and its eastern border extends past North 115th Way. Houses for sale here can be viewed by contacting Carl Chapman REALTOR at West USA Realty.

After the Herberger family sold the land for development, planning for McDowell Mountain Ranch began in earnest in 1993. Developers created 21 different home models and initially planned for 11 different neighborhoods within McDowell Mountain Ranch. However, it is now home to more than two dozen neighborhoods, as well as numerous home styles that Carl Chapman REALTOR and West USA Realty can show you today.

In fact, McDowell Mountain Ranch is so well designed that it won the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona’s Master Planned Community of the Year award in 1995. When you look for a home here, you will find dozens of home styles for your consideration. These homes typically have upwards of three to five bedrooms and as many bathrooms.

They also are expansive, offering open floor plans and as much as 4000 to 5000 square feet of living space. Because of how popular McDowell Mountain Ranch is among homebuyers in the area, the houses here are competitively priced, selling for between $665,000 to as much as $3 million.

People who do buy houses in McDowell Mountain Ranch pay annual dues to the community’s homeowners association. In exchange for their dues, the HOA oversees residents’ services, such as community safety and architectural requests.

The HOA also oversees community amenities, which are designed to encourage residents to remain engaged and active in their neighborhoods. McDowell Mountain Ranch offers two public parks for resident’s enjoyment. It also has a community center that can be reserved for events like birthday parties and baby showers.

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Further, this master-planned community offers its own recreation center, which is home to amenities like:

  • A residents-only swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Tennis courts
  • Six pickleball courts
  • Splash pad
  • Basketball and volleyball courts
  • Ramadas with picnic tables and gas grills

McDowell Mountain Ranch also offers numerous trails throughout the community that residents can use for exercise and recreation. These trails are ideal for activities like hiking, walking, bicycle riding, and horseback riding. Additionally, the HOA offers community events, such as Friday art walks, throughout the year.

Finally, families who move into McDowell Mountain Ranch enjoy convenient access to local schools. The community is located within the Scottsdale Unified School District. Elementary and middle school students attend nearby Desert Canyon Elementary School and Desert Canyon Middle School. High school students attend Desert Mountain High School.

McDowell Mountain Ranch is designed to offer comfortable, convenient, and upscale master-planned community living. You can enjoy dozens of amenities that are available exclusively to homeowners who move into the dozens of neighborhoods here. Check out the homes for sale by contacting Carl Chapman REALTOR at West USA Realty.