As the pioneer for master planned communities in the Phoenix Valley, McCormick Ranch was nearly the size of the entire City of Scottsdale when it was built in the 1970's. Today, McCormick Ranch is home to over 20,000 residents and features developments such as; community schools, hospitals, shopping centers and restaurants.
McCormick Ranch has 130 acres of man-made lakes (7 lakes total) that allow residents to sail, fish and boat. The community also boosts 43 miles of biking and hiking trails, public tennis courts and two 18-hole golf courses. One of the most unique features in the community is the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, which offers rides to visitors on a small-gauge railroad that runs throughout the park.