Just 40 years ago this was a ranch for cattle and Arabian horses, but now there are homes for rent in McCormick Ranch. The landscape may have changed rather dramatically since the days when cows roamed free, but much of the area's charm has been preserved through a careful policy of protecting the balance between developed areas and open space, with plenty of greenery and welcoming paths giving the community a bright, welcoming, and peaceful feeling.
The median home price in McCormick Ranch is reportedly about $550,000 for a 2500-square-foot residence, and a home in McCormick Ranch comes with a gorgeous view and lots of options for enjoying the great outdoors. This price range may be a bit out of everyones budget, but luckily, many of these homes are for rent in McCormick Ranch. This planned community in Scottsdale, Arizona, houses around 27,000 people across 67 subdivisions. But the view isn't prefab ugly. Residents live among grass and trees, with 10 lakes, nearly 200 acres of parks and greenbelts, welcoming pedestrian walkways, and 25 miles of bicycle pathways. In fact, if you like to bike, this is a terrific place to move.
The League of American Bicyclists gave the city gold status as a Bicycle Friendly Community in 2010, after the city's new master plan made life much easier for bicycle riders. And Bicycling magazine ranked Scottsdale at #15 among bike-friendly cities. There are even two 18-hole golf courses right on the premises — more are within a two mile radius — and Scottsdale is home to the Phoenix Open Golf Tournament and the Barrett-Jackson car show. Residents never feel isolated from the wider world, with eight shopping centers, seven churches, two hotels, and a post office right there inside the community. When it is time to get out for a day or longer, downtown Phoenix is about a half-hour away, and Sky Harbor Airport is just a little bit closer.
And Arizona residents know all about the terrific mountain views to the west, north, and east of Scottsdale. Sports fans will enjoy easy access to Salt River Fields, the spring-training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies, which is an extremely short drive from McCormick Ranch. When the ball clubs aren't firming up their games, Salt River Fields hosts food fairs, concerts, and other events and festivals year-round. And residents have plenty of chances to enjoy those events, given that Arizona averages 300 days of clear skies a year, and only about eight to 10 inches of rain falls annually, making it unlikely the weather will wreck your plans for a day in the sun.
Renting a home in McCormick Ranch is a terrific way to get a foothold in Scottsdale, a community that has been becoming more trendy and stylish with each passing year. And residency has its health benefits, too. Not only does McCormick Ranch have its own medical center but Scottsdale is home to one of the three major branches of the Mayo Clinic, making Scottsdale a hot spot for health care. And no less an authority than Businessweek.com recently named Scottsdale the fourth-best city in the country for living, based on the quality of its school system, its low levels of unemployment, and its plethora of parks.
Whether a new home in the desert reflects the quality of life you've always enjoyed or represents an invigorating change, renting a home in McCormick Ranch could be your entrée to one of the most dynamic and quickly growing areas of the entire country. With opportunities to get out and have a great time in Scottsdale or nearby Phoenix, or just to spend a day enjoying the spacious green surroundings of the McCormick Ranch community, a house in this area is a compelling home base for any number of life-affirming adventures.
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