DC Ranch homes are located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert in North Scottsdale. The McDowell Sonoran Preserve serves as the backdrop to DC Ranch, an 8,821-acre community just minutes from the best Scottsdale has to offer. This planned community consists of 25 neighborhoods within four distinct villages. DC Ranch was designed to join the beauty of the land and the community, to offer a rich, living experience. The Ranch is home to approximately 7,000 residents, residing within 2,800 homes.
The villages where DC Ranch homes are located are:
Country Club Village
Country Club Village captures the beauty and character of the Sonoran Desert in style and architecture. The style of DC Ranch homes in this community include Western regional farmhouse, ranch house, Spanish eclectic and Santa Fe Pueblo as well as contemporary interpretations of these architectural styles. Along with Desert Camp Village, these neighborhoods were among the first DC Ranch homes and include:
- Country Club
- Columbia Community
- Happy Hollow
- Cross Canyon
- Iron Rings
- Craggy Spur
Desert Camp Village
Desert Camp Village is located near Market Street and consists of single-family homes, attached patio homes, condos, villas and townhomes. The DC Ranch homes located in Desert Camp Village were the first to be built in the area with the first being occupied by homeowners in 1997. The neighborhoods situated in this village are:
- Market Street Villas
- Courtyards at Market Street
- Village at Market Street
- Desert Camp Villas
- Camelot 93rd Place
- Camelot 94th Way
- Camelot 96th Way
- The Haciendas
Desert Parks Village
Desert Parks Village consists of custom and non-custom single family homes, as well as attached homes and luxury apartments. Every neighborhood has its own park and private gated access. Architectural styles here include craftsman bungalows and Western regional ranch. The neighborhoods in this village were designed to create a sense of community with many play structures and open areas designed to encourage residents to connect with their neighbors. Neighborhoods in this village are:
- Maracay Desert Haciendas
- The Villas
- Terraces West
- Terraces East
- Villas at Desert Park
- Ashton Woods Park
- Ashton Woods Manor
- The Estates
- Courtyards at Desert Parks
- Camden Foothills apartments
- Desert Parks Vista apartments
Silverleaf Village consists of homes in DC Ranch of architectural significance and beauty. Nestled into the McDowell Mountains are some of the finest lots and homes in Scottsdale. The homes found here are all custom built and offer grand estate style architecture. Many of the lots are situated on the Silverleaf golf course. Each neighborhood has a unique style and type of home. Silverleaf is located near Copper Ridge Middle School for grades 6 to 8. Students living in Silverleaf can walk or bike to school through a pedestrian underpass in the community. Neighborhoods in Silverleaf are:
- Rob’s Camp
- Silverleaf Village 5.1-5.7
- Silverleaf Village 102nd St.
- Saguaro Canyon
- Whistling Wind
- Acacia Court
- Veranda Place
- Crescent Park
- Villas at Silverleaf
- Canyon Villas at Silverleaf
- Canyon Villas
- The Sterling Estates
- North Arcadia
- East Arcadia
- West Arcadia
DC Ranch Homes
To stay true to its origins as a working ranch, DC Ranch homes are constructed of native materials and conform to an earthy color palette. The developer made sure that streets flow with the contours of the land, and to protect the environment, employed xeriscaping, which requires little water. The community also includes 47 different parks ranging from formal to kid-friendly, all interconnected across 50 miles of landscaped paths and trails. Park amenities include shade canopies, fire pits, waterfalls, ramadas, and in one park even a life-sized chessboard.
DC Ranch is committed to a life of high standards, and, as such, has a governance structure to ensure ample resources remain sufficient to maintain the rich amenities its residents seek and enjoy. This commitment to maintaining community standards and a convenient North Scottsdale location establish DC Ranch as a nationally desirable place to live with an exceptional quality of life and premium home values.
In addition to homes in DC Ranch, there is Market Street at DC Ranch. This is a mixed-use neighborhood area offering up some of the best culinary establishments in Scottsdale, fine boutiques, entertainment, and office space. Market Street was designed to have a rustic small-town feel, which you will recognize the moment you cross over the covered bridge. Market Street at DC Ranch has been named one of Scottsdale’s most Instagrammable locations.
Amenities for DC Ranch Homeowners
DC Ranch is home to two truly unique country clubs:
The Country Club at DC Ranch
The Country Club at DC Ranch is a private course providing players with breathtaking views of the McDowell Mountains, making it an ideal location for inviting relaxing play. This spectacular course, designed by Tom Lehman and John Fought, was designed to engage golfers of all levels; welcoming beginners, and challenging more seasoned players. The Country Club at DC Ranch is known for its sense of community, elevating lifestyles, and fostering relationships that last.
The Hacienda Clubhouse is considered one of the finest in the Southwest. It was built in the style of the great resorts in the area in the 1920’s and 30’s. It includes a 12,000 square foot fitness and performance center. The Clubhouse offers four different dining venues in a beautiful ranch-style Hacienda including The Mixed grill, The Conservatory Room, The Horse Bar, and The Ranch House. Also available to Club members is a world-class wine program. The Clubhouse is a popular wedding and event spot.
The Silverleaf Club
The Silverleaf Club, located in Silverleaf Village is a second private country club. Designed by Tom Weiskopf, this 7,322 yard, 18 hole championship golf course traverses a beautiful landscape surrounded by the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The clubhouse is a 50,000 square foot masterpiece designed to look like an Italian Villa offering a spa, pools, locker rooms along with both casual and formal dining options. You do not need to own real estate in DC Ranch in order to be a member. Learn more about membership at the club.
The DC Ranch Village Health Club and Spa has over 82,000 square feet of space offering members a robust fitness experience. Personal trainers offering individual and small group training, and dozens of classes being offered each week are sure to meet the needs of the most discerning member. Separate cardio and weight rooms are designed with the top equipment in the industry. The resort-like day spa is well-staffed with therapists offering beauty and wellness therapies. Yoga, Pilates Reformer Studio, and a lap and leisure pool round out the core of this facility. You do not need to own real estate in DC ranch to join the club.
DC Ranch Village Health Club also has a variety of court activities to appeal to all its members. Tennis, basketball, squash and racquetball courts, organized pick-up play, leagues, professional instruction, and clinics make time on any of the courts a fun and rewarding experience.
More at DC Ranch
The DC Ranch community is home to many neighborhood parks and a path and trail system that connects these parks. This connection allows residents to enjoy the surrounding nature safely and securely.
A community garden, business conference center, cafe, pro-shop boutique, kids’ club and kids’ camps help create a rich and diverse lifestyle.
Celebrating families is an important part of life at The Ranch, and a variety of annual events are offered for families to enjoy including DC Ranch day, a community-wide BBQ, the spring Eggstravaganza featuring baskets, lawn games, spring activities, brunch and a visit from the bunny. Families also look forward to the fall and the spooky fun of Halloween festivities. December delights with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus for the tree lighting ceremony at the Market Street plaza. Shopkeepers welcome guests providing hot cocoa and cookies while families stroll along the beautifully lit streets, marking the beginning of the holiday season.
DC Ranch Lifestyle
DC Ranch is a highly desirable location just minutes from the valley-wide Loop 101 Freeway, shopping centers, theaters, restaurants and boutiques. Life’s daily amenities are at your fingertips in DC Ranch.
If you are looking for something to do, and own real estate at DC Ranch there are a wide variety of organized activities to appeal to almost everyone including:
- Social Bridge Club
- Duplicate Bridge Club
- Canasta Club
- Pickleball Club
- The Art Club
- Passport to Art
- Creative Arts Class
- Lifelong Learning
- Food Truck Nights
- Spotlight Speaker Series
- Fourth Fridays Social Hour
- Grapenuts Wine Club
- DC Ranch Book Club
- DC Ranch Women’s Club
- DC Ranch Men’s Club
Did You Know?
DC Ranch was a working cattle ranch from 1985 until the mid-1950s.
Membership at The Country Club at DC Ranch and Silverleaf requires prospective members to go through an application and approval process. You do not need to own DC Ranch real estate to join either club.
DC Ranch is served by the Scottsdale Unified School District, where students attend Copper Ridge School and Chaparral High School. There are also several private school options for interested families.
The Lifestyle Collection team are experts on DC Ranch. If you are interested in buying or selling a home in DC Ranch, allow us the opportunity to earn your business.
Restaurants at Market Street at DC Ranch
When you own a home in DC Ranch, or live in North Scottsdale, you will find that some of the area’s great bars restaurants are located on Market Street. The restaurants are:
- All American Modern Sports Grill
- Cedar Room Cigar Bar
- The Herb Box
- Jalapeño Inferno
- The Living Room
- Liberty Station
Homes For Sale in DC Ranch
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