Whether it's the diverse recreational opportunities, the friendly people, or the beautiful natural scenery, McDowell Mountain Ranch and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. The combination of community living within a short distance of a clean and lively downtown makes McDowell Mountain Ranch a great place to call home.
Outdoor recreation and active lifestyles go hand in hand here at McDowell Mountain Ranch. The adjacent McDowell Mountains are situated in the lower Verde River basin, boasting a 21,000-acre park in the northeast Valley. Visitors can enjoy more than 50 miles of adaptable trails, and spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges. A stroll through the park will allow visitors to see wildlife such as deer, birds, and coyotes. Activities in the park include biking, camping, horseback riding, and family picnicking.
As one of the most acclaimed tourist areas in the state of Arizona, nearby downtown Scottsdale provides an assorted mix of southwestern and contemporary art galleries, specialty shopping, upscale dining, an active nightlife, and museums for its residents. Scottsdale also plays host to the annual Waste Management Open PGA golf tournament at Tournament Players Club Scottsdale.