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The foothills of the McDowell Mountains are the home to the thriving community of McDowell Mountain Ranch. With its convenient North Scottsdale location and variety of homes available, the popular community continues to impress and attract new residents eager to live an active, luxury lifestyle. 

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With more than 4,000 homes spread throughout the 26 neighborhoods that make up the community, McDowell Mountain Ranch boasts plenty of options for home buyers. From luxury rental apartments, townhomes and condos to custom single-family homes and hillside multi-acre lots, there is something for everyone. Guard gated neighborhoods are sprinkled through the community for those seeking extra security. Since the master-planned community was created in 1998, residents have been enjoying the scenic desert views that come with being in North Scottsdale's McDowell Mountain Range.


Arizona residents typically enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle. The five-acre community park, complete with playground and picnic areas, will not disappoint. Basketball,  tennis, and each volleyball can be played year-round at the conveniently located facilities near the community center. There are also two pools and a spa for aquatic fun and relaxation. The community has access to 40 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, some of which connect to neighboring communities. Trails of varying lengths can take you to the Scottsdale Public Library, the Citizen Service Center, or the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.


The McDowell Mountain Golf Course, originally designed by Randy Heckenkemper and Phil Mickelson, was renovated in 2011. Improvements included widening the playing corridors, renovating the fairways, adding teeing areas, and carefully planned waste bunkers to significantly enhance the golf experience. The club now provides a premier golf course for beginners to experienced professionals. The course features coexist with the natural desert scenery to create a pleasant outing. Clear signage and tasteful sculpture throughout the course make it easy to see why the upscale course is a favorite for community residents and members. After a game, dining is available at the Mesquite Grill with a unique view of Camelback Mountain. Weddings, corporate events, parties, and other social gatherings can be arranged in the recently designed lawn and the Palo Verde event room.


McDowell Mountain Ranch is close to nearby attractions without the traffic and noise that sometimes comes with city life. Within close proximity, residents will find the Westworld equestrian center, the Gateway Trailhead of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and access to Loop 101 Freeway which can quickly lead to surrounding restaurants, shops, and medical facilities. The Scottsdale Airport is just 7 minutes away while Sky Harbor is about a 25-minute drive. Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital and the Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center are both nearby. Desert Canyon Elementary School, Desert Canyon Middle School and Desert Mountain High School in the Scottsdale Unified School District are schools most attended by children in the community. 

The master-planned, luxury community of McDowell Mountain Ranch remains a popular place for potential homeowners for scenic views, custom homes of all varieties, recreation opportunities, and access to the nearby amenities that North Scottsdale provides.

Yvonne McFadden realtor for McDowell Mountain Ranch
McDowell Mountain Ranch Realtor
Yvonne McFadden