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McDowell Mountain Ranch Real Estate

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McDowell Mtn Ranch.jpg Welcome to McDowell Mountain Ranch Real Estate, or The Ranch, as it is affectionately known by homeowners and local businesses. The Ranch is actually 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.  

Homes for sale in McDowell Mountain Ranch range in price between just over $300k for townhomes to $500k to over $2m for larger single-family homes.   McDowell Mountain is some of the finest real estate in Scottsdale.

The McDowell Mountain Ranch Real Estate 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, basketball courts, picnic and green areas.

Mile after mile of trails (both natural and paved) beckon you to discover their beauty. You don’t ever have to leave.

Contained within the McDowell Mountain Ranch is Desert Canyon Elementary School and Desert Canyon Middle School. McDowell Mountain Ranch is adjacent to the McDowell Sonoran Desert Preserve. The Scottsdale Arabian Library, a Scottsdale Citizen's Service Center, WestWorld and the Sanctuary Golf Course are also contained with the community. The city will soon to be completed is an expansive aquatic park and eventually on a gateway center for the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

In addition, the community offers a wide variety of social and physical activities for residents 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 McDowell Mountain Ranch Real Estate 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.

There are also two shopping centers within The McDowell MountainRanch Real Estate community,  offering a variety of dining experiences, a large supermarket, and many unique and wonderful shopping and service opportunities.

McDowell Mountain Ranch is a master planned Scottsdale Golf Community. McDowell Mountain Ranch is home to The Sanctuary Golf Course, designed by Randy Heckenkemper.

Sanctuary Golf Club website

This championship 18-hole public course lies on the western slope of the McDowell Mountains and is surrounded by native plants and wildlife. Sanctuary attained Audobon Signature Status for the way the wildlife habitat has been enhanced while conservation, water quality, and pest control issues have been handled. The practice facility includes a driving range, putting greens, and pitching/chipping areas. Private lessons are available for a fee.

While friendly to the environment, Sanctuary is an entertaining challenge that demands intelligent course management at every hole. In addition to establishing itself as one of the finest Scottsdale golf courses, Sanctuary Golf Course at McDowell Mountain Ranch also houses a stone and stucco clubhouse that serves as an inviting retreat featuring a host of amenities including a comfortably elegant dining room, a multi-use, outdoor covered pavilion and an impressive golf shop. 

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When you decide to buy  Scottsdale AZ Real Estate, (whether it's McDowell Mountain Ranch Real Estate or some other premium Scottsdale AZ Real estate) be prepared to live amidst some of the most renowned luxury resorts and spas, championship golf courses, gorgeous homes, and natural desert beauty in the world. With all these amenities at your fingertips you’ll be living in paradise.

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