DC Ranch in Scottsdale is a special residential community, and remains that way because of the depth and breadth of the initial master planning of the community. Housing choices appeal to people in all life stages, many services are within walking distance and, to assure the long term stature of the community, the development is managed by three community bodies: the Community Council, The Homeowners’ Association and The Covenant Commission.
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What makes DC Ranch special?
DC Ranch is a master-planned community that includes 4 villages (Country Club, Silverleaf, Desert Camp and Desert Parks) and within each village a variety of neighborhoods. It covers over 4,000 acres in the Sonoran Desert and has 2,600 homesites. You will find every type of property imaginable here, from town homes to large estates. There are also vacant home sites still available for those wanting to design and build a new custom home.
There are 3 shopping centers at strategic points of DC Ranch; Market Street near the north end of the community, DC Ranch Crossing at the southwest corner of Pima; and Canyon Village at the southeast corner of the community. There are a variety of restaurants, shops, grocery stores, fitness centers, offices and medical services for your family, including your pets.
In addition, there are 2 community centers: Desert Camp Community Center offers a pool, splash pad, tennis, basketball, volleyball and playground; The Homestead Community Center offers a playground, a playhouse and ample space for special events.
Within DC Ranch there are 33 miles of walking, hiking and biking trails maintained by the community. Some neighborhoods tie right into the trails that make up the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
There are community events scheduled for residents at least weekly.
DC Ranch has two private golf and country clubs in the community and both include championship courses and all the country club amenities you would expect from a private club. They are Silverleaf Club and The Country Club at DC Ranch.
The elementary and middle school, Copper Ridge, is located in the center of the community and serves grades K-8.
DC Ranch is 5 minute drive to the 101 Freeway; 10 minutes to Scottsdale Airport and 25 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Yet, despite its closeness to city-life, the neighborhood still has a rural feel to it.
What keeps DC Ranch special?
In the early years of the community’s development, it was managed by the developer, DMB. As DC Ranch neared completion, DMB turned the public areas over to the community and established a framework for the management of DC Ranch that would ensure the community’s viability long-term, preserve the charm, and ensure a sense of connectedness for residents.
Three branches of community governance exist in DC Ranch:
1. The Community Council
2. The Ranch Association
3. The Covenant Commission
The Community Council
The Community Council staff runs community events at the Desert Camp Community Center and The Homestead. In addition, they publish the community newspaper, DC Ranch News, and maintain the community web site. Overall, their mission it is to assure a sense of community for every resident here and to be ambassadors of DC Ranch.
The employees run the day to day operations with direction from the 7 member board led by Community Council President and DC Ranch resident, Tom Headley. The board members are elected by the community.
The Ranch Association
The President of the Board of the Ranch Association is Fred Green. Fred is also a DC Ranch resident. There are 7 board members in total, and they are elected by residents of the community.
The Ranch Association provides standards and procedures for administration, maintenance and preservation of DC Ranch. There are sub-members for each village and neighborhood in the community.
The Association ensures that property in DC Ranch is maintained to the community’s codes and standards, maintains common areas and other neighborhood amenities. This association also oversees community policies and procedures, and monitors compliance with community standards. They also indirectly guide the activities of the security, landscape and facilities maintenance staff.
The Covenant Commission
The Covenant Commission is a 5-member team made up of full-time staff members who ensure that architectural and landscape design standards in the community are maintained. They consult design professionals in reviewing architectural submissions and engage property owners and their builders to be certain that quality standards and architectural elements are in harmony with the natural terrain.
Anytime a resident is making outdoor modifications to their property, including exterior additions or changes to the exterior walls, landscaping additions or changes to landscaping, and pool/spa installations or renovations, the Covenant Commission must review and approve the plans in advance.
The Community Council, Ranch Association and Covenant Commission offices are located at The Ranch Offices on Market Street.
20555 N. Pima Rd., Suite 140
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to noon and 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
Reach out to us if you would like information on buying or selling a home in DC Ranch or for general information about the community.
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21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255