McCormick Ranch had its beginnings as a breeding farm for Arabian horses, when it was purchased by Fowler and Anne McCormick in the 1940s. (Fowler McCormick was the grandson of Cyrus McCormick, who invented the reaper). Anne McCormick’s main interest was raising horses, and she helped found Scottsdale’s All Arabian Show. In 1970, the ranch, which comprised seven square miles, was sold to the developer of the McCormick Ranch community. The area now known as McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park was donated to the City of Scottsdale by Anne McCormick in 1967.
McCormick Ranch is one of Scottsdale’s first master-planned communities. There are two championship 18 hole golf courses, with lush grass, shrubbery, mature trees and water features – different from the typical natural desertscapes we are used to in Scottsdale. There are public tennis courts and more than 25 miles of bicycle paths.
There are seven lakes – many of the original ponds near Anne McCormick’s horse stables have been made into lakes. Camelback Lake and Margherite Lake can be used for sailing, and Camelback Lake is stocked with fish. There is an Excelling public school, Cochise Elementary, within the boundaries of this Scottsdale community. Cocopah Middle and Chaparral High schools are just minutes away, and both are Excelling schools.
If you like to shop, McCormick Ranch is the place for you to begin your search for homes! The Scottsdale Promenade, The Borgatta of Scottsdale, and Scottsdale Seville are nearby for upscale shopping and dining experiences. Your everyday conveniences can be found in Paseo Village Shopping Center and Mountainview Plaza.
McCormick Ranch has a variety of available Scottsdale real estate listings, including waterfront properties, golf course homes, luxury homes, spacious single-family homes, town homes, condominiums and even patio homes. There are over 57 sub-divisions in this Scottsdale community – you are sure to find a home that suits your needs and taste.