McDowell Ranch is located in one of the most interesting parts of the Valley. The area is a unique blend of urban, suburban and rural living. We are within minutes of the bustling downtown Scottsdale shopping areas and yet are close neighbors of the extraordinary wildlife of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
In this section, we’ll be highlighting some of the wonderful amenities in our surrounding area that help make The Ranchan amazing place to live.
It's been said that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." and our neighboring communities certainly help validate that statement. Once it became clear that McDowell Mountain Ranch was going to be an amazing success story, other developers began building communities nearby and, although each offersits own private package of amenities and utilizes the same local resources, none of these neighboring communities can match the quality of life here at The Ranch.
Our schools (public, private and charter) are undoubtedly one of the most valued aspects of ourcommunity. Those directly serving the Ranch are part of the Scottsdale Unified School District,which is routinely ranked among the top school districts in the state. In fact, each of our schools receive the designation "Excelling School" each year for their statewide test scores. The area is also home to a growing number of excellent private and charter schools as well, allowing parents enormous flexibility in choices for the children.
No community is truly complete without access to an array of exciting recreational opportunities. Many of ours take complete advantage of the beautiful desert wildernessat our doorstep. They include the Sanctuary Golf Course, the equestrian and hiking trails that crisscross the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and our fabulous Aquatic Center.