McDowell Mountain Ranch

Has miles of trails, children’s playgrounds, and a 5-acre park with picnic and green areas.

Overview for McDowell Mountain Ranch, AZ

6,954 people live in McDowell Mountain Ranch, where the median age is 50 and the average individual income is $80,574. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Welcome to McDowell Mountain Ranch

Everything you’re looking for in a North Scottsdale community is available in McDowell Mountain Ranch! This award-winning, master-planned community comprises 3,200 acres, nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. McDowell Mountain Ranch has miles of trails, children’s playgrounds, a 5-acre park with picnic and green areas, a community center with tennis, basketball, and beach volleyball courts, and two heated community pools and spas available to all residents. The community is located 2 minutes from the nationally recognized Westworld equestrian center. The Scottsdale Arabian Library is adjacent to Desert Canyon Elementary and Middle Schools, as well as the City of Scottsdale Aquatic Center. There are two shopping centers that offer an array of unique dining, retail, and service establishments combined with necessities such as grocery stores, pharmacies, dry cleaning, and banking.

Real Estate

Developed for the most part between 1998 and 2003, McDowell Mountain Ranch consists of 26 neighborhoods containing approximately 4000 homes in a variety of styles, sizes, and price ranges to appeal to a variety of buyers’ needs. From rental apartments to luxury townhomes and condos, patio homes, detached homes, and hillside custom homes on acre+ lots, there truly is something here for everyone. A few of the neighborhoods are gated or guard-gated.

McDowell Mountain Golf Club

McDowell Mountain Golf Club, at the south end of McDowell Mountain Ranch, has become one of the premier public golf courses in the Valley. This Scottsdale golf gem shines even brighter after undergoing a massive golf course enhancement and renovation in 2011. Course architectural changes were overseen by the original golf course architect, Randy Heckenkemper, along with Phil Mickelson, and included widening many of the playing corridors, creating additional waste bunkers and adding tee areas. The walkable course is challenging for every level of golfer, with slopes ranging from 109 to 137, and yardage ranging from 4,880 to 7,072. In 2013 a new clubhouse was built and includes dining areas, banquet rooms, locker rooms and a fully-appointed pro shop.


McDowell Mountain Ranch is part of the Scottsdale Unified School District. Students attend Desert Canyon Elementary School, Desert Canyon Middle School, and Desert Mountain High School. The elementary and middle schools are centrally located within the community and are connected to the various neighborhoods via community walking paths that allow residents to avoid crossing over busy surface streets. The community is also within close proximity (5 minutes) to Notre Dame Preparatory High School, a private school.

Additional Amenities Nearby

  • 5 minutes to Gateway Trailhead of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve
  • 5 minutes to Loop 101 Freeway
  • 5 minutes to The Ice Den
  • 6 miles to HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center
  • 6 miles to Honor Health Scottsdale Shea Medical Center
  • 10 minutes to Scottsdale Airport
  • 35 minutes to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Demographics and Employment Data for McDowell Mountain Ranch, AZ

McDowell Mountain Ranch has 2,875 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in McDowell Mountain Ranch do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,954 people call McDowell Mountain Ranch home. The population density is 3,078.502 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46.99 / 53.01%

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