McCormick Ranch Real Estate Series: The Subdivisions

Just about anyone who has spent any time at all in Scottsdale is familiar with the planned community of McCormick Ranch.

Private Boat Dock on the Island at McCormick Ranch

Lake Margherite in McCormick Ranch

A community which includes some 23,000+ residents, many are less familiar with the approximately 50 individual subdivisions that fall under its umbrella.  With radical differences in architecture, amenities, pricing, etc from one subdivision to the next, a prospective home buyer will need to drill down further than general awareness of the McCormick Ranch community at large to find the specific pocket that best suits his/her needs.  With this in mind, we launched our McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series.

Featuring individual spotlights for the various subdivisions that compose McCormick Ranch, you now have a one-stop resource shop for everything you want to know about Scottsdale’s first master planned community.  Builder overviews, subdivision statistics, editorial opinion, neighborhood values, homes for sale, amenities, school info, new listing feeds, photos, maps, street views, floor plans … this is as comprehensive as McCormick Ranch Real Estate gets.

Camelback Walk in McCormick Ranch

This page serves as an overview to the subdivision spotlights.  Peruse the subdivision map of McCormick Ranch, or choose a subdivision link by name from the tables below to learn more.

For a detailed review of the community on a macro level, visit our McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale AZ page.

You can also skip directly to our McCormick Ranch Home Floor Plans page if you know the subdivision/builder you seek.


North McCormick Ranch (Chaparral High School District)

Arabian Gardens Belcara at McCormick Ranch Casas Dia Festivo
Country Horizons El Paseo Estados De La Mancha
Heritage Terrace Heritage Village 3 Island at McCormick Ranch
Lakeside Villas Las Palomas Los Tesoros
Mountain View East Orange Tree Estates Palm Cove
Paradise Park Manor Paradise Park Trails Playa Del Sur
Sands McCormick Suggs Rancho McCormick Sun Canyon
Tierra De Los Reyes Tierra Del Norte Tierra Feliz 3
Tierra Nueva Villa De Vallarte Villa Hermosa
Vista De La Tierra Vista Del Cielo Vista Del Lago


South McCormick Ranch (Saguaro High School District)

Camello Vista Camino De Arboles Casa Serena
Cuernavaca Segundo Del Norte Gardens Estate Los Arboles
Heritage Village (I & II) La Mariposa Villas Meridian on McCormick Ranch
Palo Viento Palo Viento 2 Paseo Village
Paseo Villas Paseo Vista Paseo Verde
Pleasant Run Sandpiper Santa Fe
Scottsdale Park Villas Spanish Oaks Villa La Playa



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The McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series: Casas Dia Festivo

Casas Dia Festivo is a patio home subdivision located at the SW corner of Hayden and Mountain View Road in McCormick Ranch of Scottsdale, AZ.  Similar in size and character to the Santa Fe patio home community in the Southern portion of the Ranch, Casas Dia Festivo represents one of the better hybrid housing options in the Ranch’s Northern reaches.

Featuring properties that live like single-family homes (privacy, no one above or below), but with the low maintenance appeal of townhouses, Casas Dia Festivo properties are equally suited for move-up and move-down purchases.  Typically sharing a common wall at the garage (some units share two common walls) and private (but manageable) backyards, front yard and common area maintenance is provided by the HOA.  While some properties include private pools, those who enjoy the use of a pool without the maintenance headaches will appreciate the heated community pool & spa.

Community specifics:

  • 60 total patio homes
  • Built between 1981-1994
  • Homes average approximately 2000 square feet
  • 48 single-level and 12 two-story homes
  • 6 homes with private swimming pools
  • Earlier construction (1981-1984) primarily block, while newer homes primarily constructed with wood framing
  • 2 car garage standard
  • Spanish style architecture with tile roofing (primarily) and exterior stucco finish

Casas Dia Festivo falls within the Chaparral High School District (Cochise Elementary and Cocopah Middle Schools).

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Lake Margherite in McCormick Ranch

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The McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series: Cuernavaca Segundo (Colonia Encantada)

The McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series: Cuernavaca Segundo (Colonia Encantada)

Cuernavaca Segundo (known to many by its marketing name, “Colonia Encantada”) in McCormick Ranch is a guard-gated, luxury patio home community.  Developed by Geoffrey Edmunds as the sister subdivision to the original Cuernavaca subdivision (located on Scottsdale Road, just South of Indian Bend Road and the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park), Cuernavaca Segundo lies along McCormick Parkway, across from Camelback Lake, the Millennium Resort and the McCormick Ranch Golf Club.

For Scottsdale patio home buyers with a discerning eye, Cuernavaca Segundo is a good place to start and stop the search.  Out of reach for those on more modest budgets, it is a rival to Gainey Ranch for security-conscious, high end shoppers.

  • Legally classified as townhouses, Cuernavaca Segundo is comprised of 42 total properties: 16 of which are single level, and the remaining 26  2-stories.
  • Not your average townhouse / patio home community, the average size home is approximately 3026 square feet.
  • 10 properties feature private swimming pools.
  • Zoned R-4 for residential lots with 4000 square foot minimums.
  • Construction dates range from 1979-1981.
  • Block construction w/ stucco finish, tile roofing and 2 car garages are standard.
  • Kiva Elementary | Mohave Middle | Saguaro High School districts
  • HOA fees of $415 /month in addition to annual $185 McCormick Ranch PAD fee (current as of time of posting)
  • Dues include front yard & common area maintenance, manned guard gate, heated community pool & spa, community tennis court(s) and clubhouse.
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Before you get too excited about this subdivision, know that Cuernavaca Segundo, aka Colonia Encantada, is for those with the wallet to match their discriminating tastes.  With the low end of the pricing scale still firmly entrenched in the luxury market, it is not unusual to encounter asking prices in excess of $1 million.

For those with a penchant for the lock and leave lifestyle, however, it’s tough to beat this subdivision.  With homes larger than the averages found in most single-family subdivisions throughout McCormick Ranch, privacy is as valued here as the worry-free, low maintenance lifestyle.  Central to everything worth being central to, the location is similarly unbeatable.  For my money (which admittedly would not buy me a closet in one of these beauties), it falls along one of the two prettiest stretches in all of Scottsdale.  With Camelback and Mummy Mountain views rising above the golf course and lake, it’s hard to imagine a nicer visage to serve as an escort to the daily commute.

Camelback Mountain behind the McCormick Ranch Golf Course

Nearby shopping, dining, etc is a stone’s throw in virtually every direction.  Options include the Shops at Gainey Village, the Paseo Village shopping center and Fashion Square Mall (approx. 1 mile South) among others.

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The McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series: Los Tesoros

Los Tesoros Home in McCormick Ranch

Los Tesoros in McCormick Ranch is a small pocket of homes that dots the cul-de-sacs along the West side of Arabian Trail between Via Linda and Hayden Rd.  Comprised of 48 total homes, Los Tesoros features custom homes that are sometimes mistaken for the Golden Heritage built homes of the neighboring Heritage Terrace, or the Dix built homes of Tierra Feliz.

Bordering the walking path that separates McCormick Ranch from Gainey Ranch, Los Tesoros features unique architectural styling and floor plans.  No cookie cutter boxes here.  Following are the pertinent neighborhood statistics.

  • Of the 48 total homes, 47 are single-level.  The lone holdout is a two-story.
  • 41 of the homes (85%) feature private swimming pools
  • Most construction occurred between 1979-1983.  Two homes were built after that period: one in 1985, and one in 2000.
  • The average home size is approximately 2170 square feet
  • Mix of flat and tile roofs
  • 2 car garages are typical
  • Zoned R1-7 for single-family residences with 7000 square foot lot minimums
  • Cochise Elementary | Cocopah Middle | Chaparral High School districts

Bike path separating McCormick Ranch from Gainey Ranch

Some of the properties which fall on the Western edge of the subdivision (in the curves of the cul-de-sacs) include private gates that lead directly out to the walking path.  Following the path, Rotary Park lies to the South and Mountain View Road lies to the North.  All residents are within walking distance of Lake Angela (as well as Lake Nino and Lake Margherite beyond). Camelback Walk (the McCormick Ranch walking path system) will actually lead residents to virtually all reaches of the Ranch and beyond.  Nearby attractions include dining (Buster’s On the Lake, Royal Barge, The Melting Pot, Zipps, TCBY, Chipotle, etc), golf (The McCormick Ranch Golf Club), parks (Mountain View Park, Rotary Park, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, etc), fishing / boating, shopping (The Shops at Gainey Village) and more.

Looking for something a little different than what you’ve seen in McCormick Ranch thus far? Check out Los Tesoros for the home that is as unique as you are.


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The McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series: Las Palomas

The McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series: Las Palomas

Las Palomas in McCormick Ranch is a revelation for townhouse / patio home enthusiasts in central Scottsdale.   The guard gated community includes some highly coveted McCormick Ranch Real Estate, as waterfront lots can be found along the banks of Lake Margherite, Lake Angela and Lake Nino. Just West of Hayden Road off of San Lorenzo, the Dueck built community contains larger properties than most would associate with a townhouse / patio home development. The low-maintenance living, coupled with the considerable home sizes and ample amenities, makes for a popular choice across the full home buyer spectrum.

Following are the community specs for Las Palomas, one of the coveted waterfront subdivisions of McCormick Ranch.

  • 129 total homes; 98 single-level and 31 two-stories
  • 10 (8%) homes include private swimming pools
  • Average Las Palomas home size is 2568 square feet
  • Construction ranges from 1979-2000 (most homes were built in the 1980s)
  • Primarily wood frame construction
  • 2 car garage standard
  • Mix of flat and partial tile roofs
  • 24 hour manned guard gate
  • Heated community pools (2) and spa
  • Tennis courts (2)
  • Walking paths
  • HOA fee includes exterior maintenance of units, blanket insurance policy, front yard maintenance and common area maintenance
  • Lush, resort style common grounds
  • Zoned R-4 for 4000 square foot lot minimums
  • Cochise Elementary School | Cocopah Middle School | Chaparral High School Districts

Guard Gated Entrance to Las Palomas

Residents of Las Palomas have immediate access to the McCormick Ranch multi-use path system (Camelback Walk) which passes directly beyond the entrance to the neighborhood. With access to the approximately 25 miles of walking paths that stretch throughout the Ranch, there is no need for a gym membership.

A two minute stroll to the South finds a pedestrian amidst the shops and restaurants at the Mercado Del Lago and Village centers on Lake Margherite.  Notable inclusions are The Melting Pot, Royal Barge Thai Cuisine, Butters, Chipotle, Zipps Sports Bar & Grill, and The Village Roastery (coffee).  Continuing South under Via De Ventura Blvd, intrepid explorers can follow Camelback Walk along the Palm Course of the McCormick Ranch Golf Club.

Camelback Walk in McCormick Ranch Camelback Walk along Lake Margherite in McCormick Ranch

Heading North from the front gate of Las Palomas, residents can follow Camelback Walk underneath Hayden Rd and continue on to Cochise Elementary School, Mountain View Park, Mustang Library and Scottsdale Healthcare (Shea campus).

Residents of Las Palomas (like all McCormick Ranch residents) have boating (Lake Margherite) and fishing rights.  Permits must be obtained from the McCormick Ranch Property Owner’s Association to demonstrate residency, but are free of charge.

Ready to give up the lawn mower, but not necessarily the size and privacy of your home?  Las Palomas in McCormick Ranch just might be your ticket.

Waterfront Home in Las Palomas

Unless you have some profound aversion to lock and leave waterfront property, that is.

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Lake Margherite in McCormick Ranch

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The McCormick Ranch Subdivision Series: Meridian on McCormick Ranch

Meridian on McCormick Ranch is a newer patio home community along the McCormick Parkway corridor in McCormick Ranch. While largely detached, single-family style properties, the neighborhood falls under townhouse zoning (allows for ownership of individual lots as well as indivisible interest in the common area).  Aside from conversion projects in the Northern portion of the Ranch as well as the newly completed Veritas luxury townhouse complex in the Paseo Village area (developer lost to the bank prior to selling any units, however. Stay tuned for developments with the Veritas project), Meridian constitutes, perhaps, the best option for newer patio home style construction in the Ranch.  The unique combination of newer than typical construction/architecture and low-maintenance, single-family living is largely unrivaled in McCormick Ranch.

Directly next door to the older Spanish Oaks townhouse subdivision, Meridian on McCormick Ranch is located in the immediate facility of the McCormick Ranch Golf Club, Camelback Walk (McCormick Ranch walking path system), the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center, Camelback Lake and the Millennium Resort.  Following are the notable statistics for the Evans Withycomb built community.

Camelback Mountain behind the McCormick Ranch Golf CourseMeridian on McCormick Ranch Statistics:

  • 111 total homes; 100 single-level, 11 two-story homes
  • 23 (21%) of Meridian homes feature private swimming pools
  • Homes built between 1988-1993
  • Average size home is approx 1941 square feet
  • Zoned R-4 for residential lots with 4000 square foot minimums
  • Kiva Elementary, Mohave Middle, Saguaro High School Districts
  • Primarily wood-frame construction
  • 2 car garages are standard
  • Mostly concrete tile roofing
  • Gated Community
  • Premium Golf Course lots at the Northern end of the subdivision
  • (Heated) Community Pool & Spa

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