DC Ranch: Living in Harmony with Nature
If one Arizona community epitomizes luxury living combined with the harmony of nature, that community is DC Ranch in North Scottsdale. This planned community connects its residents to the beauty of its planned environment and the surrounding Sonoran Desert.
Established as a ranch in the early 1900s by E.O. Brown, the land owners formed a partnership with DMB Development, which envisioned a thoughtfully developed community that would exist in harmony with its desert surroundings. Part of the land was eventually sold to the City of Scottsdale, forming the heart of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Today, DC Ranch is a 4,400-acre community adjacent to the magnificent McDowell Sonoran Preserve on the east and Pima Road on the west, with the winding Thompson Peak Parkway bisecting the area.
Four Villages and 40+ Unique Neighborhoods
Buyers will find four distinct residential villages with more than 40 unique upscale neighborhoods and have a variety of DC Ranch Homes For Sale to choose from. Country Club and Desert Camp are DC Ranch’s original villages, with construction beginning in the late 1990 and the first residents moving to their homes in 1997. Desert Park and Silverleaf are the other two villages. DC Ranch encompasses more than 2,800 homes and approximately 7,000 residents. Each neighborhood elects a designated resident to serve as their liaison to the Ranch Association Board of Directors.
Bound by Pima Road and the Reata Wash, Country Club Village has a variety of architectural styles. Desert Camp village features single-family homes, attached patio homes, townhomes, and condos and is also home to the Market Street commercial area. It is located east of Pima and south of Thompson Peak Parkway. Located south of Legacy Boulevard, Desert Parks village has gated neighborhoods with custom and non-custom single-family and attached homes and luxury apartments. Silverleaf is the most exclusive village, with many neighborhoods featuring expansive, estate-style residences located adjacent to the McDowell Mountain Preserve. Buyers will find a wide range of prices, ranging up to multi-million estates with over 15,000 square feet waiting to be built.
Golf and Recreation
The DC Ranch vision includes a commitment to healthy lifestyles, as evidenced by the wealth of running. Walking and biking paths throughout the community. DC Ranch has 47 parks, plus more than 50 miles of landscaped trails that connect each neighborhood and ultimately lead to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
The Homestead and Desert Camp Community Centers provide residents with recreational activities, including tennis and pickleball.
Residents can choose from two private country clubs—DC Ranch and Silverleaf—offering world-class golf, spa facilities, exercise facilities, tennis, swimming, gourmet dining, and banquet facilities. Residents also can join the DC Ranch Health Club & Spa or The Village Health Club Hot Yoga Studio for fitness activities.
Shopping and Dining
Within DC Ranch’s borders are two shopping areas, Market Street and DC Ranch Crossing. Residents will find boutique stores and local shopping needs, like AJ’s Fine Foods and Safeway. Notable restaurants include Ciao Grazie, Koi Poke, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, and Jalapeno Inferno.