Living in DC Ranch

DC Ranch Tennis Club entrance photoReal estate in the master-planned community of DC Ranch is highly sought after by families, as well as retirees and seasonal visitors.  The 4,000-acre community in North Scottsdale sits at the base of McDowell Mountains, just north of Bell Road and east of Pima Road.  The community was developed by DMB Associates to complement the surrounding desert and consists of 25 neighborhoods within four residential villages that are connected by 33 miles of walking trails:

Country Club Village: Five guard-gated neighborhoods of custom home sites, custom homes, semi-custom single-family homes, attached patio homes, and townhouses.  Custom homes range in size from 3,000-12,500 square feet and the other housing options range in size between 1,800-5,700 square feet.  

Desert Parks Village: Six gated neighborhoods of single-family homes, ranging in style from bungalows, ranch-hacienda style, or southwestern style.  Homes range in size between 1,740-5,170 square feet and have one and two-story options.  Each neighborhood has its own park to enjoy.

Desert Camp Village: Eight neighborhoods of single-family homes and townhouses that range in size between 1,650-5,000 square feet.  Both one and two-story options are available. 

Silverleaf Village: Eight neighborhoods with three 24 hour guarded gates.  The most expensive homes in DC Ranch are located here and housing options include luxury villas, to custom estates on a third to over ten acres. 

DC Ranch real estate is popular due to the beautiful setting of the community and all the great amenities offered.  There are two community centers (Desert Camp and Homestead) with tennis courts, basketball courts, pools, fitness areas, playgrounds, and even a community-run theater playhouse.  The upscale DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa offers a great spa center, fitness facility, a tennis club, and summer camp for kids.  From the Village Health Club, you can access trails to hike or mountain bike the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which when completed will be the nation’s largest urban land preserve.  There are two private country clubs, DC Ranch Country Club and Silverleaf Club, which offers top rated golf courses, tennis, swimming, fitness facility, and banquet rooms.  

Within the community, there are three shopping complexes with upscale retail stores and restaurants: Market Street, Canyon Village, and DC Ranch Crossing.  There is even a fire station located in the Market Street complex! The community is within Scottsdale Unified School District, with children attending Copper Ridge for Kindergarten through 8th grade and Chaparral for high school.  Notre Dame Preparatory High School is a private school option that is only 10 minutes away. 

Barrett-Jackson 2019

Do not miss the 48th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction at Westworld Scottsdale January 12-20th. While driving through McDowell Mountain Ranch this week, you may notice the many historical and luxury cars in town for the auction, and it’s hard not to notice the big white tents as you are driving by the 101 and Frank Lloyd Wright. I’m always amazed to think under the tents is millions of dollars in auto sales every January.

Barrett-Jackson was established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale. They are recognized for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and unrivaled sale success.

More than 1,800 cars and 1,600 car collector items will be on display for all to enjoy! Even if you’re not a car fanatic, there is plenty to do with more than 200 exhibitors and over 70 food vendor locations offering a wide variety of dining options. There will also be interactive exhibits from over 100 sponsors, and don’t forget the people watching! Visit Barrett-Jackson to view schedule of events, tickets and family day information.

Fantastic Scottsdale Luxury Communities

McDowell Mountain photoWhat better place is there to retreat from the commotion of city life other than in the calmness of a cool Southwest summer night and the serenity of watching the sunset over the desert night-sky? Beautifully decorated by the colors of the desert, Scottsdale provides a unique serene environment for true relaxation. Deep in the shadow of the McDowell Mountains, lie several beautiful golf courses, luxurious resorts, and fine dining against the beautiful backdrop of the Sonora desert. Scottsdale is popular for its many elegantly planned communities within which are hosted breathtakingly beautiful luxury properties up for sale.  Here are some of our favorite:

One of such communities is the DC Ranch. Providing several beautifully designed Spanish styled luxury homes, with a spectacular environment located on the hillsides overlooking the valley of the sun.  DC Ranch has beautifully maintained grounds with many walking and biking trails.

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Ancala is a north Scottsdale community spanning over 850 acres of land in the Sonoran desert. It is a luxurious residential area providing spectacular scenery of the McDowell and Camelback mountains, amazing amenities and beautiful prestigious luxury homes. It is located south east of Loop 101 and is conveniently located to the best of what Scottsdale has to offer.

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Grayhawk is another beautiful north Scottsdale community with close to 3800 homes all located in a beautiful and serene environment with an amazing views of the Pinnacle peak and the McDowell Mountains.  Grayhawk has beautiful golf grounds, excellent schools and offers quick access to many popular amenities in Scottsdale and North Phoenix.

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