Beauty and Authenticity

Drawing on the beauty of nature and community, DC Ranch is deeply connected to both.

DC Ranch is a 4,400-acre community located adjacent to the matchless grandeur of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in North Scottsdale. Inspired by the original beauty and authenticity of the land, DC Ranch is the result of careful consideration of how the elements of community come together.

Diversity flourishes at DC Ranch with 26 unique neighborhoods nestled within four distinct residential villages – Country Club, Desert Camp, Silverleaf, and Desert Park – sharing open spaces that accentuate a sense of living with the land. The first home was completed in 1997, and currently 2,800 homes and approximately 7,000 residents live on the Ranch.

The DC Ranch Promise: Living Connected

DC Ranch seamlessly connects people to the beauty of both the created environment and the natural Sonoran Desert. Residents feel a sense of community, connecting with each other in friendship and common interest. It is a thoughtfully crafted community designed with unprecedented attention to detail.

DC Ranch has a distinctive governance structure with ample resources that exist to ensure a legacy of an amenity-rich and active way of life. The highest standards and a convenient north Scottsdale location establish DC Ranch as a nationally desirable place to live with an exceptional quality of life and premium home values.

  • 4 Villages
  • 26 Neighborhoods
  • 2,800+ Homes
  • 7,000+ Residents

Community Values

These values have permeated the programs and services offered at DC Ranch

Sense of Community

DC Ranch is a dynamic community in which stakeholders feel a sense of connection, shared commitment and mutual responsibility. We welcome civic and social involvement, value volunteer service, promote caring relationships, encourage open communication and sustain active and friendly neighborhoods.

Environmental Stewardship

We value the beauty of our Sonoran Desert surroundings and are committed to sound, long-term stewardship of the natural environment. We will continue to be sensitive to the natural landscape, maintain the ecological integrity of the area and respect the adjacent Preserve lands.


We strive to maintain a healthy and nurturing environment for families in all their many forms, including programs, facilities, services and other resources designed to meet a wide range of family needs through all stages of life.

Healthy Lifestyles

DC Ranch provides a community environment conducive to healthy lifestyles and personal well-being, enabling each resident to achieve and maintain his or her own desired level of health and fitness.

Diversity and Inclusiveness

DC Ranch is a welcoming and inclusive community whose residents represent a great diversity of interests, age groups, heritage, culture, religious beliefs, traditions and life stages. We value and respect all community stakeholders and consider the diversity of our residents to be an asset of the community.

Lifelong Learning

As community stakeholders, we believe in continuous learning and personal growth as a lifelong endeavor. Through high quality community-based educational programs and relationships with educational institutions, we value opportunities that provide new experiences and broaden our knowledge.

Artistic and Cultural Opportunities

DC Ranch strives to provide and support a wide variety of artistic and cultural opportunities within the community. We endeavor to integrate culture and the arts into our various community activities and support such programs in the community at large.

Relationship with Larger Community

DC Ranch understands the importance of communicating, collaborating, volunteering and sharing with others outside our immediate boundaries. We are committed to cultivating and maintaining quality relationships within the larger community of which we are part.

Contact Us

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Learn about the inclusive community management structure, organized to deliver the integrated services of DC Ranch.

Visioning & Planning

Discover the DC Ranch Master Plan, a long-term strategy for guiding the future growth and development of the community.