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Lakes, Golf, & Trails: Lifestyle of Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch

McCormick Ranch: A Premier Community

Earlier today, we talked about Gainey Ranch. And since we're out and about on this sunny Sunday afternoon, we had the opportunity to show a property in McCormick Ranch. We thought, "Why not take some photos and share them on our blog?" So, we took them. Nothing super special (we were late) but something to post in this blog. Most importantly, we're here to share some info about McCormick Ranch.

A Brief History

McCormick Ranch was once a working ranch owned by Anne and Fowler McCormick, members of the McCormick family known for their agricultural machinery company. In the 1970s, the 4,200-acre ranch was transformed into a master-planned community. It was designed to offer its residents a high quality of life. Like several large master-planned communities in Scottsdale, the developer aimed to preserve the area's natural beauty. And they did. It is a gorgeous area.


McCormick Ranch features several artificial lakes. Firstly, they provide views that WOW. Even better? They offer spots for fishing and non-motorized boating. The lush landscaping and water features throughout the community create a serene atmosphere for residents. We LOVE showing properties here because it always looks and feels so lovely. Living here is quite unique. Feel free to browse McCormick Ranch homes for sale on our main page.

A townhome in McCormick Ranch community of Los Palomas.

A Townhome In McCormick Ranch Community Of Los Palomas

The McCormick Ranch Lifestyle

Built with waterfront real estate and outdoor recreation in mind, McCormick Ranch offers a diverse and active lifestyle for residents. Some highlights of the community include:

  • Recreational opportunities: Two championship golf courses, artificial lakes, miles of walking and biking paths, and numerous parks
  • Community events: McCormick Ranch hosts various events throughout the year, from neighborhood gatherings to holiday celebrations
  • Shopping and dining: The area boasts many shopping and dining options, from casual cafes to upscale restaurants and boutiques.

McCormick Ranch Golf Club

McCormick Ranch is home to a prestigious golf club featuring two championship 18-hole golf courses, the Palm Course and the Pine Course. Designed by the renowned golf course architect Desmond Muirhead, these courses are two of WLH's favorites! Learn more about McCormick Ranch Golf Club here.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

McCormick Ranch is near the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. What is it? We will be doing a full blog later. In short, it's a 30-acre park featuring a variety of attractions for families and railroad enthusiasts. The park includes a 5/12th scale train ride, a vintage carousel, model railroad exhibits, and several playgrounds. It also hosts numerous events throughout the year. The truly is always something fun going on here.

A sign for McCormick Ranch.

McCormick Ranch Is A Beautifully Landscaped Master-Planned Community

Parks & Green Spaces

One of the many reasons people love McCormick Ranch is the abundance of parks and green spaces. Some of the notable parks in the community include:

  • Comanche Park: This park features a playground, picnic areas, and a large grassy field for outdoor activities.
  • Shoshone Park: A peaceful park with walking paths, a playground, and shaded areas for picnicking.
  • Zuni Park: This park is perfect for sports enthusiasts, featuring a basketball court, soccer field, and a playground for children.

Getting Around

Home to over 25,000 residents, McCormick Ranch offers an unrivaled lifestyle. On top of having beauty going for it, it spoils residents with easy access to schools, healthcare facilities, financial institutions, and major highways. Moreover, the community is surrounded by various businesses, supermarkets, and amenities that are hard to come by in similar neighborhoods.

Trail System in McCormick Ranch

McCormick Ranch Features A Vast Trail System

Frequently Asked Questions

Q - What makes McCormick Ranch unique compared to other Scottsdale communities?

McCormick Ranch is known for its extensive system of greenbelts, lakes, and water features. Also, it features two championship golf courses and a great tennis center.

Q - What types of properties are available in McCormick Ranch?

McCormick Ranch offers a diverse range of housing options, including single-family homes, patio homes, townhomes, and condos.

Q - Are there any walking or biking trails in McCormick Ranch?

Oh yeah. McCormick Ranch has an extensive network of walking and biking paths that connect neighborhoods and community amenities.

What Sets McCormick Ranch Apart

What sets McCormick Ranch apart is its selection of waterfront properties, many boasting their own boat docks. With prestigious neighborhoods such as Las Palomas, Paradise Park Trails, Playa Del Sur, and Heritage Village, living in McCormick Ranch almost feels like a vacation. Should you want to learn more about it, don't hesitate to reach out. We almost said, "Hit Like, Comment, and Subscribe," but we don't YouTube much. What we DO do is post a ton of content here on See you soon.

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