McDowell Mountain Ranch

Welcome to McDowell Mountain Ranch

Elevated living with panoramic desert views
Perched within the majestic surroundings of the McDowell Mountains, McDowell Mountain Ranch (MMR) is a community that offers more than just homes; it provides a high-altitude lifestyle with breathtaking views. This dynamic neighborhood is a playground for the active and adventurous, offering immediate access to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve's extensive network of hiking and biking trails. With a range of properties that boast elevation and vistas, living in MMR means waking up to some of the most spectacular scenery Scottsdale has to offer.

MMR is a melting pot for all demographics, from young professionals to retirees, all drawn by the neighborhood's natural beauty and active lifestyle. The community facilities are top-notch, and the sense of camaraderie among residents is palpable. Here, you can enjoy the tranquility of the mountains while being a stone's throw away from Scottsdale's finest amenities, making it a unique place to call home.

What to Love

  • Outdoor Recreation: Exceptional access to trails in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
  • Diverse Demographics: A neighborhood that's as perfect for families as it is for retirees.
  • Stunning Views: Elevated living with some of the best views in Scottsdale.
  • Year-Round Activity: A great resale market with homes sought after in every season.

Local Lifestyle

The MMR lifestyle is one of engagement with the environment and community. The neighborhood buzzes with activity, from morning hikes to sunset gatherings in backyard oases. Fitness enthusiasts love the proximity to nature's gym, while social butterflies appreciate the regular community events like the MMR Fall Festival that bring everyone together. It's a place where the zest for life is as clear as the mountain air.

Dining and Entertainment

Dining out in MMR is a delightful affair, with local favorite Thompson 105 offering a unique menu and a relaxed ambiance. Bashas' is not only a convenient grocery stop but also a community hub where neighbors cross paths. For a casual meet-up with friends, The Vig provides a lively atmosphere and tasty bites.

Coffee and brunch enthusiasts will find their happy place at Cafe Au Plait, where the pastries are as fresh as the coffee. Every eatery around MMR is a blend of quality and comfort, reflecting the neighborhood's upscale yet welcoming vibe.

Things to Do

The McDowell Mountain Aquatic Center is a hub of activity, offering swimming and aquatic fun for all ages, and it's just one of the many community-centric amenities. Golfers, meanwhile, can take advantage of the McDowell Mountain Golf Club, where the greens are as impressive as the mountain backdrops.

For family fun or a leisurely day out, McDowell Mountain Ranch Park provides ample space for picnics, sports, and outdoor enjoyment. The community parks and facilities are meticulously maintained, ensuring that residents have a variety of options for leisure and recreation right in their backyard.


Families in MMR have access to excellent educational opportunities with schools like Desert Canyon Elementary School and Desert Canyon Middle School, known for their dedication to student growth and achievement. For those seeking private education, Notre Dame Preparatory High School offers a rigorous academic curriculum in a supportive environment.

Let's Work Together

The Tackett Team has extensive experience in luxury homes, golf communities, land and lot sales, land development, investment properties, and distressed properties. Contact us today so we can guide you through the buying and selling process in Scottsdale.

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