McDowell Mountain Ranch

Designed for outdoor enthusiasts and those who want to indulge in the serenity of the mountains.

Welcome to McDowell Mountain Ranch


Located a few short miles from the Loop 101, just north of Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and east of Thompson Peak Parkway, The Ranch is conveniently situated to nearby shopping, dining and entertainment.

This master-planned-community in Scottsdale is comprised of 26 distinct neighborhoods constructed by 14 builders. Featuring miles of breathtaking hiking, biking and walking trails, the community is designed for active outdoor enthusiasts and those who want to indulge in the simple serenity of the majestic mountains. Residents of McDowell Mountain Ranch take advantage of community swimming pools and spas, an aquatic center, volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts, as well as playgrounds and picnic areas, making it a perfect neighborhood for the entire family.

The Neighbors


Active residents, young families, business professionals, retirees and snowbirds.

In keeping with its amenity-rich theme, The Ranch maintains an impressive calendar featuring a variety of activities for both children and adults including excursions, social clubs, concerts, special events and sports clubs. The City of Scottsdale’s McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center features a lap pool, diving boards, a water slide, lazy river, zero-depth-entry play pool, spray-pad and multiple grassy and shade areas perfect for birthday parties and other social gatherings. Swim lessons and recreation swim teams are also available. If aerobic activity is what floats your proverbial boat, the Fitness Center offers a variety of classes, weights and cardiovascular machines. Daily admission fees and family season passes for residents and non-residents are available for purchase through the City of Scottsdale.

What To Expect


A master-planned-community with beautiful grounds, gated subdivisions, a variety of home designs and large lot sizes with mountain and city views.

What Not To Expect


Urban-style living, a variety of public transportation options.

The Ranch sits adjacent to the McDowell Sonoran Desert Preserve, a 16,000-acre urban Preserve, a place considered key to the survival of numerous desert species. Also nearby is the City of Scottsdale’s 24-acre Horizon Park offering playgrounds, volleyball, basketball and tennis courts and a dog park, plus Scottsdale’s Arabian Branch Library, premier events venue WestWorld and the McDowell Mountain Golf Club, a superb public golf course.

The Lifestyle


Friendly outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, biking and walking trails and who take advantage of the many amenities this community offers.

The Ranch residents enjoy close proximity to high-end shopping, dining and entertainment venues including annual popular events in the area such as the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Waste Management Phoenix Open and plenty of unique culinary and wine festivals and events throughout the year.

You'll Fall In Love With


The sense of community in this master-planned neighborhood with its gorgeous mountain views, miles of outdoor trails and activities for the entire family.

Children who reside in The Ranch can attend Desert Canyon Elementary School and Desert Canyon Middle School which share a campus on Thompson Peak Parkway and McDowell Ranch Road; both are part of the award-winning Scottsdale Unified School District. Most high-schoolers in the area attend Desert Mountain High School.

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