McCormick Ranch Homes for Sale

One of the most beautiful lush communities in Central Scottsdale.

If you are planning to retire in Arizona, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, McCormick Ranch may be considered a retiree’s dream neighborhood. It’s peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Arizona, while also offering a diverse range of housing options, single family, townhomes and condos. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 96.5% of neighborhoods in AZ. If an Arizona retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Real Estate Prices and Overview:  McCormick Ranch median real estate price is $524,322, which is more expensive than 93.5% of the neighborhoods in Arizona and 85.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.


McCormick Ranch was started as an active ranch in 1942 by Merle Cheney, and was later sold to the McCormick family as the largest ranch located in the City of Scottsdale. Expansion continued under the guidance of Anne Stillman McCormick and her husband Fowler McCormick, grandson of John Rockefeller.

By 1949, Anne & Fowler brought 350 of their pure bred Black Angus & Ayrshire cattle over from Barrington Farms in Illinois. During that time, Anne purchased an Arabian Stallion, as well as two pure bred Mares and began methodically breeding champion horses. Her love of Arabian horses put Scottsdale on the map with the Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse. Every February, the show is now hosted at WestWorld of Scottsdale, and is the largest Arabian show in the world.

Things I Love About McCormick Ranch

Lush landscaping, sidewalks, active lifestyle communities including golf

For more information on the McCormick Ranch Homeowner’s Association:  Please view McCormick Ranch’s homeowner’s website for information on neighborhoods in the Ranch and forms, rules and regulations, pre-approved paint schemes, and contact information.  I’ve attached a few of the helpful links here for your use.

For projects requiring City of Scottsdale approval:


Golf courses in McCormick Ranch: Located in the heart of Scottsdale, McCormick Ranch Golf Club features two unique courses that are tour tested and amateur approved. The Palm and Pine Courses have breathtaking views of Camelback and McDowell Mountain, and combine well-manicured resort golf course layouts with pockets of desert infusion.

The McCormick Ranch Golf Club also has a casual dining restaurant where you can enjoy the views of the golf course, lake, and Camelback Mountain.  I’ve attached a link here for your use and further information:

Saying that Scottsdale is a golf town is like saying that there are a few old buildings in Rome or a few places where they put on plays in New York City. There are no fewer than 51 courses in Scottsdale itself, and well over 200 in the surrounding metro area. For a visitor to the area who also happens to be a golfer, the options can seem a bit overwhelming. Where should you start?

While it would be impossible to list all the great courses in the Scottsdale area in the limited space here, a short list of some of the best will be like that magical tee shot on the very first hole – a great place to start. These are some of my clients who play golf’s favorites.

  • Troon Golf Club
  • Grayhawk Golf Club
  • Camelback Country
  • The Short Course at Mountain Shadows
  • We-Ko-PA
  • TPC Scottsdale
  • Eagle Mountain (ok this is in Fountain Hills)

Along with the mountains, the Phoenix and Scottsdale skylines are visible from the course, and the back nine plays around stunning box canyons.



Safety is paramount

Many communities offer gated security

McCormick Ranch is considered by many to be one of the largest master planned communities in the country and is approximately seven square miles in size.  Known for its lush landscaping McCormick Ranch is made up of golf course villas, townhomes and condos as well as single family homes.  Amenities include bike paths, golf courses, lakes and hiking. Nearly 27,000 people, families and retirees,  reside in 67 different subdivisions in a relaxing lifestyle amidst lush landscaping.

If you are fortunate enough to be living in a home nestled around the lakes of McCormick Ranch, it’s important to note that these lakes are not only beautiful for your enjoyment of fishing or sailing but are designed as part of the communities drainage system. 

Check out this video on Scottsdale lifestyle: