There are 705 homes for sale in McDowell Mountain Ranch and the other neighborhoods in Phoenix zip code 85255.
The North Scottsdale zip code 85255 is also home to the Troon Country Club, Desert Highlands Golf Club, Pinnacle Peak Country Club, DC Ranch, Grayhawk, Silverleaf, Ironwood Park, Pinnacle Peak Estates, Pinnacle Peak Heights, Pinnacle Paradise, Happy Valley Ranch, Pinnacle Peak Shadows, and Windsong neighborhoods. It’s one of my favorite North Scottsdale neighborhoods (in fact, it’s where I call home). So let’s get to know it a bit!
Homes for sale in McDowell Mountain Ranch statistics
First, to the McDowell Mountain Ranch real estate market. With a median sales price of $530,000, homes for sale in McDowell Mountain Ranch and other 85255 neighborhoods are definitely luxury homes. Not surprisingly, there aren’t a whole lot of bank-owned homes for sale in McDowell Mountain Ranch, but there are some – and some short sales in McDowell Mountain Ranch as well.
Source: The Cromford Report
McDowell Mountain Ranch neighborhood schools
While “How’s the market of homes for sale in McDowell Mountain Ranch?” is the first question my buyers ask, the second is often “How are the McDowell Mountain Ranch neighborhood schools?” Certainly living in a great school district makes sense for families with school-aged kids. But it also makes sense for people without kids – school districts can really affect the resale value of homes in McDowell Mountain Ranch (and everywhere else).
Homes for sale in McDowell Mountain Ranch are in the Scottsdale Unified School District, which is overall one of the best school districts in Arizona. The schools in the 85255 zip codes are listed in the table below, along with their most current ranking from GreatSchools
Things to do in and around the McDowell Mountain Ranch neighborhood
Okay, so there are homes for sale in McDowell Mountain Ranch at a range of price points for a range of lifestyles (from condos to townhomes to starter single-family homes to luxury homes). Plus, the schools in the McDowell Mountain Ranch neighborhood are among the most highly ranked in Scottsdale. But even on top of all that, a plethora of places to play really round out the McDowell Mountain Ranch neighborhood. Check out:
McDowell Mountain Regional Park – Nestled in the lower Verde River basin, the 21,099-acre park is a desert jewel in the northeast Valley. Elevations in the park rise to 3,000 feet along the western boundary at the base of the McDowell Mountains. Visitors enjoy a full program schedule, over 50 miles of multiuse trails, and spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges.
Pinnacle Peak – Hiking might not be the first thing you think when you hear Scottsdale, but a hike on the Pinnacle Peak Trail could change that. Besides hiking, there's picnicking, birding, horseback riding and rock climbing (permitted for experienced climbers in three areas of the park only).
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick – baseball spring training for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.