ABOUT MCCORMICK RANCH AZ REAL ESTATE
Nestled near Camelback Mountain and surrounded by championship golf courses, lush greenbelts and tranquil lakes, McCormick Ranch offers some of the most highly sought after real estate in Arizona. Featuring over seven square miles in the heart of Central Scottsdale, Arizona, McCormick Ranch offers numerous amenities and entertainment destinations sure to please anyone and any lifestyle.
THE HISTORY OF MCCORMICK RANCH
Regarded as one of Scottsdale’s first masterplanned communities, McCormick Ranch has a history steeped in Arizona tradition. Formerly owned by Anne and Fowler McCormick, (grandson of John D. Rockefeller) the vast area that became known as McCormick ranch was assembled between 1942 to 1954. Featuring over 4,000 acres, the ranch originally contained over 640 acres of irrigated land, and was also used for raising championship Arabian horses and Angus cattle.
The Paradise Park Trails subdivision – one of 67 subdivisions within McCormick Ranch – one of 67 subdivisions within McCormick Ranch, held the first Scottsdale show of the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona.
In 1967, the McCormicks donated 100 acres on the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Indian Bend Road to the City of Scottsdale, of which 30 acres became the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park – one of Scottsdale’s most visited attractions and known throughout the world for its celebration of locomotive history.
The estate was purchased in 1970 by KaiserAetna and later developed in 1972 into the master community it is today.
MCCORMICK RANCH SCOTTSDALE REAL ESTATE
Home to over 27,000 residents, McCormick Ranch real estate features a mix of home styles in meticulously maintained neighborhoods from singlefamily homes to lavish million dollar waterfront homes. McCormick Ranch homes also offer their own distinct character, complimented by a delightful blend of lush grass and mature shrubbery encompassed by beautiful, towering trees. Most of the singlefamily homes in McCormick Ranch were built with Spanish style tiled roofs or a Southwest style flat roof. However, within recent years there has been a flush of renovations approved by HOAs that are ushering in more contemporary home styles.
McCormick Ranch’s 67 subdivisions offer something for everyone from upscale singlefamily homes to golf course villas, condominiums, townhomes and patio homes. The area also features a variety of golf course homes, luxurious multimillion dollar waterfront properties, and large acre lots.
Single family homes in McCormick Ranch typically start at $400,000 and above, with the average price being around $675,000. Waterfront homes average around $800,000. There are also more affordable housing options with condominiums ranging from $100,000 to upwards of $300,000 for waterfront units. Arizona residents or retirees looking to downsize have several options from high quality gated homes, townhomes and exclusive communities in the $500,000 to $900,000 price range.
Located in the heart of Scottsdale, just minutes from the 101 freeway and Scottsdale Road, McCormick Ranch provides easy access throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. McCormick Ranch is conveniently located 20 miles from Downtown Phoenix and 16 miles from Sky Harbor Airport. The area is also close to Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, Kierland and Scottsdale Quarter, and numerous resort hotels.
LIFE IN MCCORMICK RANCH
McCormick Ranch is an ideal location for individuals seeking incredible outdoor amenities and easy access to the freeway and downtown Scottsdale. With 25 miles of bicycle paths, two 18 hole championship golf courses, 130 acres of lakes, and numerous parks and tennis courts, McCormick Ranch is a prime location for enjoying all the outdoors has to offer. Residents are permitted to boat, fish and sail on the larger McCormick Ranch lakes including Marguerite Lake and Camelback Lake. Residents also enjoy access to some of the best shopping, dining, and entertainment in nearby downtown Scottsdale just a short 10 minute drive away.
McCormick Ranch is part of the top-rated Scottsdale Unified School District. McCormick Ranch high schools are split into two districts. Residents south of Via de Ventura Road are in the Saguaro High School District, while households north of Via de Ventura are part of the Chaparral High School District. Children in the Saguaro High School District attend Kiva Elementary and Mohave Middle School in addition to Saguaro High. Households that fall into the Chaparral High School District attend Cochise Elementary and Cocopah Middle School in addition to Chaparral High School.
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Modern lifestyle, amazing history.
Here are a two wonderful videos – The History of Scottsdale’s Indian Bend Wash (courtesy of the City of Scottsdale), and the History of McCormick Ranch (courtesy of the McCormick Ranch Property Owner’s Association). A #McCormickRanch Instagram feed is found here.