McDowell Mountain Ranch real estate is a great place to raise a family and to enjoy an active lifestyle. The master-planned community, which started development in 1998, is located at the base of the McDowell Mountains, in the highly desirable North Scottsdale area. The community consists of nearly 4,000 homes within 26 distinct neighborhoods, some that are either gated or guard gated. Homes that sit on the higher parts of the mountain are treated to amazing views of the city lights and desert landscape below. Builders include KB Homes, Edmunds (now Toll Brothers), Centex, Cachet, UDC, Woodside and Ryland, just to name a few. Housing options range from apartments, luxury condominiums, patio homes, single-family detached homes and custom homes. Home size range between 1,093-4,970 square feet, with single-level and multi-level options available.
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The community is only minutes away from the Loop 101 freeway and is only 25 minutes away from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The community is also a short distance away from the many shops and restaurants of the popular Kierland Common and Scottsdale Quarters.
McDowell Mountain Ranch offers many amenities for residents to enjoy: The nearby McDowell Mountain Regional Park provides 40 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horse back riding. The McDowell Sonoran Preserve offers 120 miles of non-motorized, multi-use trails. When completed, the preserve will be nation’s largest urban land preserve. Also nearby is the McDowell Mountain Park and Aquatic Center that contains soccer/baseball fields, a 16,000 square foot skate park, a 600 foot lazy river, an eight lane lap pool, four diving boards, a large tube water slide and a fitness center. If you enjoy golfing, the McDowell Mountain Golf Club is a premier public golf course originally designed by Randy Heckenkemper and Phil Mickelson. There also are numerous other golf courses in close proximity.
Schools: Children within the area attend Desert Canyon Elementary, Desert Canyon Middle School, and Desert Mountain High School, all part of the Scottsdale Unified School District. Notre Dame Preparatory High School is a private school option nearby.