Welcome to McDowell Mountain Ranch, or The Ranch, as it is known by homeowners and local businesses. The Ranch is an award winning 3,200-acre master-planned community nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in northeast Scottsdale where the natural beauty and serenity of the mountains, along with the unique ecosystem of the Sonoran Desert makes for an ideal backdrop for Homes for Sale in McDowell Mountain Ranch Scottsdale.
This community, which was first conceived in 1992 and then opened to the public in 1995, is made up of 26 distinct neighborhoods, built by 14 different builders, and comprises almost 4,000 homes. Over $130,000,000 was spent on infrastructure and site improvements which included miles of paved and natural trails, a narrow-cast cable TV station, a Community Center, the McDowell Center, two heated pools and spas, children’s playgrounds, tennis courts, picnic and green areas.
In addition, the community offers a wide variety of social and physical activities for residents of The Ranch including an impressive and growing calendar of events which includes 25 clubs reflecting varied interests, a wide variety of children’s activities, plus numerous community-wide events, classes, and deeply discounted excursions.
The Ranch sits adjacent to the McDowell Sonoran Desert Preserve and is home to such publicly funded assets as the Desert Canyon School Campus, the Scottsdale Arabian Library, a Scottsdale Citizen’s Service Center, WestWorld and the Sanctuary Golf Course. And, if that is not impressive enough, the city will soon be breaking ground on an expansive aquatic park and eventually on a gateway center for the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
If you are a first time home buyer you can pick up a 1200 sf home for roughly $200k. If you are a looking for something a bit larger, Mcdowell Mountain Ranch also offers custom homes.
**Windgate Ranch – A brand new masterplanned community by Toll Brothers Sales start as of 2006 via a lottery. Call me to find out more on updated pricing as well as the lottery process.
The lifestyle you have longed for…the lifestyle you deserve…awaits you at Windgate Ranch by Toll Brothers, where the good life is your way of life. Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent McDowell Mountains, it’s a spectacular community in the High Sonoran Desert where emphasis is placed on an active family lifestyle.
Windgate Ranch is a breathtaking master plan which offers exciting amenities, exquisite residential choices and a fabulous lifestyle. Inspired by the best in Southwest living, the community reflects a touch of Old-World Spanish hacienda-style architecture, inviting courtyards and romantic balconies. As a homeowner in Windgate Ranch, you’ll enjoy a casual yet elegant Southwestern lifestyle.
Whether you are buying or selling a home in the McDowell Mountain Ranch area or looking for a new home in Windgate Ranch, The Holm Group is here to assist you. The Holm Group represents both buyers and sellers throughout Scottsdale and surrounding areas. Whether it’s a custom home, luxury home, town home you can rely on The Holm Group to ensure a smooth and successful transaction. Remove the stress from buying or selling and let The Holm Group assist you today.