DC Ranch

A gorgeous, active neighborhood notable for its unique Valley lifestyle.

Around DC Ranch, AZ

There's plenty to do around DC Ranch, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including EP Cakes, Mise En Place, and White Lion Tea.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.71 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.97 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.37 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.21 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.07 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.2 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars

Overview for DC Ranch, AZ

9,191 people live in DC Ranch, where the median age is 43.6 and the average individual income is $89,054.06. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

43.6 years

Median Age


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Average individual Income

Welcome to DC Ranch

A peaceful, extensive community in North Scottsdale.
DC Ranch is a gorgeous, active neighborhood notable for its unique Valley lifestyle. It features a desert oasis home to high-end homes, easy access to multiple local amenities, and casual and fine dining restaurants. DC Ranch is also one of the most prestigious private and walkable communities in the Southwest, with striking scenery and breathtaking surroundings at every turn. Most residents love living in this neighborhood due to its incredible amenities and estates available in various designs.
Located adjacent to the unparalleled grandeur of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the neighborhood is highlighted by gorgeous mountain and city-light views. In addition to its renowned and redesigned golf course, DC Ranch boasts world-class facilities for tennis, fitness, swimming, and dining. Even better, the community has police and fire departments onsite. If you are looking for one of the best communities in Scottsdale (and its high-end shopping, entertainment, and dining), DC Ranch might be the perfect place.

What to Love

  • Convenient location that feels remote but still has easy access to the freeway
  • Highly sought-after community
  • Striking mountain views
  • Onsite walkable restaurants and shops
  • 14 gorgeous miles of hiking and biking trails
  • Two community centers: Desert Camp and The Homestead

Local Lifestyle

DC Ranch is among the most beautiful suburban neighborhoods in Scottsdale that offers residents a wide range of amenities and housing options. The community's setting was inspired by the land's authenticity and beauty, dating back to the 1900s when the town was a working ranch. Residents here have a sense of community and a shared interest in outdoor adventures.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

DC Ranch features some of the best places to enjoy delicious local fare and boutique shops. There are many onsite options for everyday errand running, grocery shopping, dry cleaners, shipping, and more.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is a fine dining restaurant that serves aged-prime beef and classics like lobster tails. If you need a relaxing, open-air patio lounge with a shimmering fireplace, head to All American Modern Sports Grill, which specializes in whiskey and excellent foods.
Jalapeno Inferno is the perfect spot for modern Sonoran Mexican cuisine and is an ideal location to enjoy Mexican fares in the heart of Scottsdale. When looking for Italian-cooked foods, check out Vic & Ola's along Pima Road Unit 110, which serves excellent bold flavors of homemade pasta, tomato, fresh seafood, and the fragrance of herbs and spices.
DC Ranch also features several places to relax and enjoy great beers and wines within the neighborhood. The Living Room Wine Café & Lounge is a stylish local wine bar known for tasty cocktails, great American bites in a cozy setting, and a global wine list. 
For entertainment, the Village Health Club & Spa is the perfect place, nestled against McDowell Mountain and hiking trails. The health club offers a luxurious and spacious fitness facility, including hot yoga, tennis, a splash pad, a kid's gym, and two pools.
If you want to shop for groceries in DC Ranch, head to AJ's Fine Foods at N Pima Road, with butcher and seafood counters, baked goods, coffee, cheese, and market-fresh produce. Safeway is another top-rated grocery store in the neighborhood, featuring house-label groceries, a deli, a bakery, and fresh produce. Market Street along Pima Road offers plenty of shopping opportunities for locals and consists of boutiques, salons, restaurants, and other services.

Things to Do

DC Ranch offers plenty of opportunities to explore the community, both indoors and outdoors. The neighborhood's path and trail system connects all parks and the community center, and many residents meet for walks here. In addition, you can extend your visit to one of the 47 parks, which are interconnected by more than 50 miles of landscaped paths and trails. In these parks, you can enjoy various outdoor amenities, like playgrounds for kids, and marvel at the sweeping views of the McDowell Mountains.
Visiting Desert Camp Community Center enables you to enjoy various activities like swimming, relaxing with a cup of coffee, exercising, and meeting your neighbors. The community center is also perfect for exploring annual and seasonal community events. 
The Bell94 Sports Complex features six lighted fields and is home to soccer and lacrosse games and tournaments. Westworld is another must-visit spot, as it hosts various events like the annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Audition, International Motorcycle Show, and Scottsdale Car Auction.


DC Ranch belongs to the Scottsdale Unified School District and comprises some of the region's most notable and top-rated schools. Students may attend:

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