McDowell Mountain Ranch real estate is a great place for families and those that enjoy an active life-style.  The 3,200-acre master planned North Scottsdale community is located at the base of the McDowell Mountains, the source of beautiful mountain views enjoyed by many residents.  Homes that are built higher along the mountain are also treated to the amazing views of the city lights.  

Development was started in 1998 and now has approximately 4,000 homes with 26 neighborhoods, some that are either gated or guard-gated.  Housing options include apartments, condominiums, patio homes, single-family detached homes and custom homes. There is a wide range from starter homes, turn-key homes and luxurious estates found on golf lots.  Homes range in size between approximately 1,050 square feet to over 4,000 square feet, with both single-level and multi-level options available.  

Walking distance from the community is the McDowell Mountain Aquatic Center and Skate Park.  Residents can relax in the 600 foot lazy river, take laps in one of the eight lap pools, experience the large tube water slide or skateboard at the 16,000 square foot skate park.  Just down the road is the Horizon Park and Community Park that offers baseball fields, volleyball courts, tennis courts and an off-leash dog park.  The community center offers after school programs and summer camps for younger children, as well as teenagers.  Residents have access to 40 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horse back riding, available at the McDowell Mountain Regional Park.  The community also has access to multiple trailheads that lead into the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which has 120 miles of non-motorized multi-use trails.  For those who enjoy golf, the McDowell Mountain Golf Club has a premier public golf course that was originally designed by Randy Heckenkemper and Phil Mickelson.  

The Loop 101 Freeway is easily accessible and the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is only 25-30 minutes away.  The popular Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarters are also nearby, offering plenty of high end shopping and fine dining options. 

Schools for the area are Desert Mountain Elementary, Desert Mountain Middle School and Desert Mountain High School, all part of the Scottsdale Unified School District.  Notre Dame Preparatory High School is a private high school and only 5-10 minutes away. 

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