Development of McDowell Mountain Ranch real estate started in 1998 at the base of the McDowell Mountains. Now, the North Scottsdale master planned community consists of 26 distinct neighborhoods and nearly 4,000 homes. Housing options range from custom homes, single-family detached homes, patio homes, apartments and luxury condominiums. Both single-level or multi-level homes are available, as well as gated or guard gated neighborhoods. Cachet, Centex, KB Homes and Toll Brothers are just some of the builders of the 3,200 acre community, with home size ranging between 1,093 to 4,970 square feet.
Amenities: The McDowell Mountain Ranch community is great for families and for people who enjoy an active lifestlye. The McDowell Mountain Golf Club within the community is a premier public golf course originally designed by Randy Heckenkemper and Phil Mickelson. The McDowell Mountain Park and Aquatic Center is walking distance from the neighborhoods. The park provides soccer and baseball fields, as well as a 16,000 square foot skate park that is open to skateboarders and in-line skaters. The aquatic center has a 600 foot lazy river, 8 lane lap pool, four diving boards, large tube water slide and a fitness center. The McDowell Mountain Regional Park, offers 40 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horse back riding. Residents can access the trails just minutes from their homes. The McDowell Sonoran Preserve is accessible within minutes of neighborhoods and has 120 miles of non-motorized, multi-use trails. When completed, it will be the nation’s largest urban land preserve.
The Loop 101 Freeway is easily accessible and close and The Phoenix International Airport and Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall is only about a 25 min drive. Only a short distance away is the popular Kierland Common/Scottsdale Quarters shopping centers.
Schools: Children attend schools in the Scottsdale Unified School District: Desert Mountain Elementary, Desert Mountain Middle School and Desert Mountain High School. Many also attend the nearby Notre Dame Preparatory High School as a private high school alternative.