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McCormick Ranch is Scottsdale’s first, and arguably greatest, master planned community. Incorporated in 1972, McCormick Ranch was developed in phases to become the iconic community it is today. Known for two championship 18-hole golf courses, more than 25 miles of bicycle paths, public tennis courts, 130 acres of man-made lakes, it is the greenery which makes it famous. With available land not as abundant as it once was, it is highly unlikely that the Valley will see another community as devoted to its amenities. These amenities are not just for show either as the lake system and greenbelt (Camelback Walk) was designed as a water drainage system. In conjunction with the Indian Bend Wash, it is equipped to handle a 100-year flood. For all of the terrific amenities, the annual planned development fee is a scant $210 (approximately) per household.
Homes in McCormick Ranch were primarily constructed from the early 1970s through the mid 1980s, with scattered in-fill construction. Development began along the southern boundary at Indian Bend Road and progressed northward incrementally to Shea Boulevard. It is bound on the west by Scottsdale Road and 92nd St on the east. One fill-in condominium development is currently under construction.
Home prices range from the $200,000s for a small condo to multi-million dollar properties on acre or waterfront lots. There are two high school districts within McCormick Ranch. Residents south of Via de Ventura Rd are in the Saguaro High School District, while those north of Via de Ventura are included in the Chaparral High School District.
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There are 3 resorts in McCormick Ranch: The Millenium Resort Scottsdale McCormick Ranch, The Radison Resort and Spa, and the Scottsdale Conference Center Resort.
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Public Parks in the area include the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Rotary Park, Mountain View Park, and several smaller neighborhood parks.
While this site is loaded with McCormick Ranch information (Real Estate and otherwise) to start you on your way, a computer will never do this idyllic community justice. Read the individual subdivision spotlights, study up on the schools, uncover the unparalleled local amenities, peruse the latest homes for sale … then contact us for a tour through our favorite stomping grounds. Coffee’s on us if you don’t fall in love with the Ranch like we did years ago.
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1301 N. 70th St
Do you love the vibrancy and convenience of living in Old Town Scottsdale, but not necessarily the older, outdated mid-century homes that come with it?
Do you love the sleek, modern feel of new construction, but don’t feel like commuting from the boonies where you can afford it?
South Scottsdale home buyers, I feel your pain! Fortunately, I am not here to commiserate, but to present a solution to your dilemma in the form of our new listing at 1301 N. 70th Street. Located in the Papago Parkway subdivision near McDowell and Scottsdale Rd, this home is ideally situated at the gateway to downtown Scottsdale. Not only is it convenient to all of the shops, restaurants, and nightlife of Old Town, but it is mere minutes from ASU, the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Gardens, and smack dab in the middle of re-development and new construction that is completely transforming the area into one of the most sought after locations in the valley.
Now, I know what you are thinking. You can’t afford to drop the $500-800k for the new homes that are being built just down the street, nor do you necessarily care for the mid-century ranches with popcorn ceilings, shoebox layouts, and kitty-cats-playing-with-balls-of-yarn wallpapering. If you could only find an older home with some character that didn’t feel quite so … old. Or break the bank.
Just when you thought you would never find such a unicorn, I bring to you this South Scottsdale marvel, saddled up and ready to ride!
From the moment you walk through the front door, you will be mesmerized by the wide open great room concept. The living room wall was removed and replaced with a beautiful, exposed wooden beam. Porcelain faux-wood plank flooring stretches throughout the main living areas, giving the home a warm feeling to compliment its easy care. If you are familiar with the old galley style kitchens that most of these homes originally came with, you will truly appreciate the new (2013) island kitchen that greets you beyond the great room. Featuring highly upgraded new cabinetry, slab granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances, this is a kitchen befitting a home several price ranges higher.
All new (2018) carpet in the three bedrooms. Remodeled bathrooms with new (2013) tile shower surrounds, vanities, and flooring. New, tall baseboards throughout. The roof was replaced in 2013. ZERO popcorn ceilings remain in the home. The bonus room is a perfect space for a home office/den, play room, exercise room … you name it!
Last, but most certainly not least, is the incredible back yard. Located on a prime corner lot, the home sits on one of the largest lots in the entire neighborhood. Better yet, it is usable space on a rectangular lot that offers a covered patio, grass lawn, children’s play area, and bare gravel beyond the RV gate that is an ideal pad for parking your boat, trailer, cars, toys, etc.
I could drone on and on, but I know you are really here for the pictures. I’ve been teasing them out one at a time, but now for the big reveal. Feast your eyes on these pixels (click to enlarge), and contact me today for a showing or to learn more about all of the exciting things that are going on in the area!
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To call this beautiful Estate Los Arboles home in McCormick Ranch a simple remodel would be a disservice. This Camelot Embassy model has been utterly transformed from a dated time capsule with great bones and potential into a modern Tuscan showplace. This was no slap-dash investor fix and flip with the same formulaic greys and whites that everyone else is currently buying at Remodels R Us, but a labor of love crafted to the demanding tastes of an owner who actually lived in the home.
The wall between the living room and family room was opened up to give the home a more modern, great room feel. The sunken living room, which was common in homes of this vintage across McCormick Ranch, was filled in. The kitchen was opened up to the family room … and oh, what a kitchen it is! All new (in 2014) cabinetry with loads of storage, slab granite counters, stainless steel appliances and vent hood, pendant and recessed lighting, a large walk-in pantry, breakfast nook with bay windows and more make it a must see.
Two gunslot windows on either side of the fireplace were replaced and expanded to bring in more natural light and take advantage of the view of the inviting backyard.
Where there was once a center atrium and bar, a huge walk-in master closet (complete with an organization system) now stands. The original closet was removed, paving the way for an expanded and fully remodeled master bathroom with a separate tub and shower. Anyone familiar with the limitations of late 1970s and early 1980s construction knows exactly what a rarity it is to find a decent sized master bath OR a generous master closet in these parts, let alone BOTH!
Indeed, this home is a unicorn.
Versailles pattern tumbled travertine stone flooring stretches throughout the entire home. Plantation shutters cover the windows, not that excessive sun is an issue with the ideal North/South exposure on a prime corner lot. Elevated ceilings greet you at the front door, accentuating the modern feel of the architecture.
The fourth bedroom was converted to a den/office; its entryway relocated to the front foyer. Even the laundry room is a work of art with new (2014) cabinetry, granite counter, and sink.
The backyard is, itself, a great place to entertain under the large covered patio, or cool off with a dip in the pool. Not relaxing enough? Slip into the in-ground spa that underscores one simple, but not to be overlooked asset this home has over other properties across McCormick Ranch: natural gas.
Estate Los Arboles is one of the ONLY pockets of McCormick Ranch that is serviced by Southwest Gas, meaning you can actually heat a pool here without spending a small fortune on propane. Yes, I’m looking at you, winter visitors!
With immediate neighborhood access to the walking path / greenbelt that stretches throughout the Ranch, it is a quick stroll to Comanche Park to the East, and the booming shopping center of Paseo Village to the West. New establishments like The Vig, Luci’s at the Grove (currently under construction – slated to open in the fall), Starbucks, and LA Fitness join community favorites like Lox Stock & Bagel to turn this once-sleepy center into one of the most vibrant hubs in the area. And you don’t even need a car to get there!
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Be among the first to see this beautiful old world style home in McCormick Ranch! New to the market, this beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features hickory wood floors, tongue and groove wood-finished vaulted ceilings, two way fireplace between family and living rooms, large open kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, master suite with large walk-in closet and inviting bath, split guest suite with its own bath, large entertaining back patio, swimming pool, and all the warmth you have been missing in the “modern” grey and white remodels that have all the soul of a dentist’s office.
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Tired of living on Grey Street? Sick to death of the lifeless color palettes and hyper-modern finishes that every investor/flipper under the sun is using these days? Looking for something with a little more … soul?
Coming soon to Estados De La Mancha in McCormick Ranch, this unique semi-custom home flies in the face of convention with its old world charm and warmth. From the rich hickory wood floors to the tongue and groove wood ceilings and everything in between, this is the home that frustrated McCormick Ranch home shoppers have been pining for as they sift through the overpriced ocean of greys and whites that litter the market at present.
While nearly everyone loves the location and amenities that McCormick Ranch offers, there are four primary complaints with the standard McCormick Ranch home: 1) small, closed-in kitchens, 2) small master bathrooms, 3) small master closets, and 4) sunken rooms.
This is the rare gem that carries none of those burdens. The generous kitchen opens to the family room, making it a wonderful entertaining home. A two-way fireplace separates the living and family rooms into two distinct areas without closing them in or making them feel isolated from each other. Even the back patio is a revelation for entertaining or private reflection.
The master suite includes a luxurious bathroom with separate shower and tub, and a walk-in closet that is the envy of every neighbor who had to sacrifice in this area.
There are no sunken rooms, much to the delight of anyone who has been through enough McCormick Ranch homes to know exactly how rare that is. Living rooms, dining rooms, family rooms, etc with differing elevations is a way of life for many in the area. Thank you very much, 1970s. Fortunately, no such tripping hazards exist here.
One of the four bedrooms includes an en suite bathroom, and is split to the other side of the home, making it an ideal guest/in-law/teenager suite.
Relax on the front patio, take a dip in the pool, or stroll the Camelback Walk multi-use path that follows the greenbelt past Cochise Elementary School and Mountain View Park just down the street.
Offered for sale at $720,000, this one will sell in a flash. Call us today to get in before the rush and see it before we go live on the MLS this weekend!
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Get ready, North Scottsdale home buyers!
I know you have had your house hunt focused on McDowell Mountain Ranch, one of the most coveted planned communities in all of Scottsdale. I also know you have been frustrated as you scour the major Real Estate sites for the perfect home, refreshing your search every five minutes in hopes that the skies will part and the new listing you have been waiting for will finally appear. Something smaller and manageable, but not cramped or lacking privacy. Something affordable, but not at the cost of tasteful finishes. Where you don’t pay through the nose for someone else’s hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of upgrades, and can still move right in without having to change out all the dated cosmetics of a time capsule. You don’t need a sprawling yard that will require a team of goats grazing around the clock to manage, but a private pool sure would be nice. Not one of those glorified hot tubs that has been stretched just enough to be considered a pool either, but an honest to goodness pool. Perhaps, with a water feature? Maybe even a shaded, swim-up seating area for entertaining?
I am pleased to inform you that your unicorn has arrived.
Hitting the open market this weekend at the sublimely low price of $424,000, this gem is ideally suited to full-time residents and seasonal home buyers alike. With ready access to all of the amenities you love about McDowell Mountain Ranch, as well as immediate access to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway (hiking, etc) and the Loop 101 freeway, you’ll know this is home from the moment you pull up to the curb.
UPDATE: THIS LISTING IS NOW LIVE ON THE MLS!
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