McDowell Mountain Ranch is a sprawling master planned community nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in North Scottsdale AZ. McDowell Mountain Ranch captures the serenity of the mountains and meets the Sonoran natural desert perfectly sitting at the equator of this natural beauty. This 3,200 acre development has been a model for other residential developments throughout Arizona. McDowell Mountain Ranch incorporates all the amenities of an active Arizona lifestyle while ensuring the preservation of the natural landscaping surrounding it. Just blocks north of McDowell Mountain Ranch, sits the McDowell Sonoran preserve which provides the residents with a 900-acre hiking and outdoor recreation area.