McCormick Ranch is a development located within 5 square miles in Scottsdale, just west of the 101 freeway, from Shea Boulevard south to Indian Bend Road. The community of approximately 27,000 residents incorporated in 1972. McCormick Ranch features a variety of homes, from majestic lakefront homes, to luxury townhomes, patio homes as well as condos on the golf courses.
McCormick Ranch is one of the oldest established communities in Arizona, with approximately 50 different subdivisions. Paradise Park Trails is one of the largest of these subdivisions, with over 275 single story homes (with a range of 1700-5800 square feet) built primarily in the 1970s but with some homes constructed as recently as 2004. This subdivision contains homes from multiple builders, including Cavalier, Camelot (Hancock), Tarantini, Gateway and Golden Heritage. Depending on floor plans, these homes range from the low $400,000s to $700,000.
Another option is Playa Del Sur, built by Camelot (Hancock) which contains 98 homes, constructed between 1980 and 1988, and is surrounded by miles of greenbelt pathways. These homes average around 2800 square feet, and prices range from $400,000 to $600,000. A third subdivision option is Heritage Village (built by Golden Heritage) which contains both single family and patio homes, divided amongst three phases. Heritage 1 homes are single family homes with a 7,000 square foot limit, and were built in 1980-2000. These homes range in price between $400,000 and $700,000. Heritage 2 and Heritage 3 are comprised of patio and townhomes.
The McCormick Ranch Home Owners Association Annual Planned Area Development Fee is considered to be affordable (under $200/annually as of 2015) and takes care of landscaping, as well as the clubhouse, pool and tennis amenities. Some subdivisions may have an additional HOA fee.
There are 2 championship 18-hole golf courses within the community, as well as several other courses throughout and nearby McCormick Ranch. The trademark of McCormick Ranch is its 25 miles of green-lined walking paths. The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is truly a jewel in this community, with its 30 acres of green spaces, two large playgrounds, antique carousel and two railroads. The trains in the park are replicas of Colorado’s Century Narrow Gauge Railway equipment and are part of a 5/12 reproduction Paradise and Pacific Railroad, originally assembled on the Stillman Ranch property before being offered to the city in 1971.
Nearby shopping centers include Scottsdale Fiesta Shopping Center, Lincoln Shopping Center and Scottsdale Pavilions. The Scottsdale School District serves family-friendly McCormick Ranch, including Cochise and Kiva Elementary Schools, Mohave and Cocopah Middle Schools, as well as Chaparral and Saguaro High Schools. Finally, McCormick Ranch is located just 20 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport and is less than a 30-minute drive from downtown Phoenix.