DC Ranch is an exclusive gated community in Northern Scottsdale that sits on 4400 acres close to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Construction on the first home in DC Ranch began in 1997. It now has over 2800 homes and more than 7000 residents.
It also consists of 25 different neighborhoods located in four villages throughout the community. DC Ranch’s western border sits along North Pima Boulevard. Thunderbird Peak Parkway traverses through a portion of DC Ranch.
DC Ranch prides itself on its sense of community. It also stresses the importance of environmental stewardship and healthy lifestyles.
It also prioritizes keeping the community and its residents safe. It contracts with a third-party security company that provides 24-hour a day security patrolling and monitoring seven days a week.
Residents in DC Ranch must use a pass to get into any of the 23 gates that guard the community. There is a command center and security dispatch at the main community gate that monitor over 100 live feeds.
DC Ranch offers numerous planned activities and events throughout the year. It also has facilities that residents can rent out for hosting weddings, parties and other events.
As one of the more exclusive home communities in Scottsdale, the average home prices are higher than elsewhere in the Phoenix area. The average home price in DC Ranch is around $1.3 million, breaking down to a per-square foot price of $441. These prices are markedly higher than Phoenix’s average home price of $269,000 or $169 per square foot.
Further, with its in-demand real estate market, DC Ranch is expected to experience an increase in home values over the next few years. Real estate insiders note that home prices have already risen by more than six percent in the last year alone.
The bulk of the real estate market in DC Ranch comprises of single-family homes. These homes are expansive and opulent. Many of them could rightfully be categorized as mansions.
It is not uncommon to find homes with at least four, if not five and six bedrooms for sale here. Likewise, the homes have multiple bathrooms, sometimes as many as six, as well as close to 8000 square feet of space.
They additionally have exterior luxury features like in-ground swimming pools and hot tubs. Most also have covered patios and balconies.