When you arrive at DC Ranch, you’ll know you’re in a special place. This community, full of rich history, rustic character, and luxurious amenities, is located in the heart of North Scottsdale. Elevations range from around 1,500 ft. to 3,800 ft., which means you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the McDowell Mountains and Pinnacle Peak each and every day.
DC Ranch was originally a cattle ranch ran by Doc Crosby and later E.O. Brown. Interestingly enough, the community gets its name from the “Desert Camp” cattle brand. In 1993, some 40 years after the ranch had ceased operation, the idea of creating this unique desert community was born, and the rest is history, as they say. DC Ranch is comprised of four individual villages- Desert Camp Village, Desert Parks Village, Silverleaf Village, and Country Club Village. The latter is DC Ranch’s premier golf community, home to a remarkable 18-hole course redesigned by John Fought and Tom Lehman. The structures, landscaping, and even signage of each DC Ranch village was designed with the character and heritage of the Sonoran Desert in mind. In these gorgeous neighborhoods, you’ll find townhouses, condos, villas, and custom and semi-custom homes ranging from around $200,000 to $10 million. With 2,600 home sites on 4,000 acres, there is truly something for everyone!
Perhaps one of the most spectacular things about DC Ranch is its paths and trails system- You’ll find more than 30 miles of gorgeous, serene hiking trails within the community! These beautiful paths are perfect for biking, walking, or running, and they connect each and every DC Ranch neighborhood. Ultimately, the trails will lead you to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which is nation’s largest urban land preserve. Also in this community, you’ll also find an amazing 47 neighborhood parks! The atmospheres of the DC parks vary in each neighborhood, ranging from kid-friendly play zones to more formal parks. Just as their atmospheres vary, so do their amenities. Waterfalls, fire pits, vine-covered ramadas, play areas, grills, and more can be found within these wonderful areas. DC Ranch is home to three shopping complexes- Canyon Village, Market Street, and DC Ranch Crossing. Enjoy upscale dining, boutique shopping, dry cleaning, fitness centers, coffee shops, day care centers, and more without ever having to leave the community! DC Ranch also offers two great community centers (The Homestead and the Desert Camp Community Center), both of which are over 7,000 SqFt These facilities are perfect for community events, youth activities, and fitness classes. Lastly, community pools, splash pads, fitness centers, tennis and other sports courts, and more can also be found in DC Ranch. There will never be a dull moment in this fantastic community!
DC Ranch is only 5 minutes from the Loop 101 Freeway and 10 minutes from the Scottsdale Airport. In North Scottsdale, you’ll find a wide variety of inspiring attractions, delightful restaurants, and exciting activities to enjoy. You’re going to love the convenience of DC Ranch’s location almost as much as its beautiful desert charm!
This breathtaking master-planned community is truly a gem within the Sonoran Desert. With all of its amazing amenities and the McDowell Mountains and Pinnacle Peak as its backdrop, what’s not to love? You won’t regret making DC Ranch your home!