Central Scottsdale is home to McCormick Ranch, the largest and oldest planned community in this Arizona municipality. Comprised of 67 unique neighborhood housing more than 27,000 residents, McCormick Ranch is synonymous with the good life that many people seek when they move to the Phoenix Valley, thanks to its many amenities and wealth of high end shopping within its borders. McCormick Ranch’s boundaries are roughly Indian Bend Road on the south, Shea Boulevard on the north, Scottsdale Road and the town of Paradise Valley on the west and the 101 Pima Freeway and the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Reservation on the east.

An Urban Outdoor Oasis

Although McCormick Ranch is in the middle or an urban area, the lush landscaping and plentiful green spaces throughout will give you a sense of peace. At the heart of McCormick Ranch is the McCormick Ranch Golf Club, a 36-hole facility with two courses, several lakes and gorgeous mountain views along with dining and banquet facilities in its clubhouse.

The community is also filled with numerous green spaces scattered throughout the area, including Mountain View Park, Comanche Park, Shosone Park, Chaparral Park and Zuni Park, many with extensive sports fields and other recreational facilities. Camelback Park has a lake that is stocked for fishing. Take your sailboat out on Camelback Lake or on Margherite Lake further north where some homes have boat docks.

Some parks within McCormick Ranch connect to the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt, and ultimately the Arizona Canal, providing residents with critical drainage during times of heavy rains. Within the community, residents enjoy 25 miles of running and biking paths, also augmented by the connection to the Greenbelt.

Exceptional Shopping and Dining

You’ll find some of the best high-end boutique and everyday shopping in McCormick Ranch. The community has seven major retail shopping districts, including Mountainview Plaza, Paseo Village, Scottsdale Fiesta Shopping Center, Scottsdale Seville, Shops on Haden, Shops on Shea and Shops on via Linda. All have a mixture of retail and professional outlets, along with fast food facilities and sit-down restaurants. Scottsdale Fiesta is a traditional mall, while Scottsdale Seville is home to upscale boutiques and stores, along with dining options like Terroir Wine Pub, La Petitie France Bistro, Shin Bay and the Cove Trattoria. Other highly-rated restaurants include The Vig, OBON Sushi Bar Ramen, Wildflower and Alma.

Diverse Neighborhoods

Covering an area of more than five square miles, McCormick ranch is home to diverse neighborhoods where you’ll find singles, couples, young families and retirees. Housing choices are just as diverse ranging from small condominiums to townhomes, golf course villas, patio home developments, mid-sized single-family homes, and higher-end executive residents and estates worth $2 million-plus. Some of the larger neighborhoods within the area are Paradise Park Trails, McCormick Ranch, Palo Viento, Heritage Village and Paseo Village. Some communities are gated and all have homeowners’ associations that are part of the larger McCormick Ranch Property Owners Association. All of McCormick Ranch is located within Scottsdale Unified School District 044.