Two of the largest planned communities in central Scottsdale.


There's plenty to do around MCCORMICK & GAINEY 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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Some Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Albion Fit Scottsdale Quarter, Native Art Market, and Nick’s Menswear Scottsdale.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Shopping 3.84 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.83 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.6 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.57 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.55 miles 27 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.18 miles 53 reviews 5/5 stars


5,500 people live in MCCORMICK & GAINEY RANCH, where the median age is 48.4 and the average individual income is $82,871.68. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.4 years

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Welcome to McCormick and Gainey Ranch

Explore the largest planned community in the heart of Scottsdale.
McCormick and Gainey Ranch are two of the largest planned communities in central Scottsdale, about five miles northeast of the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. They rest in a convenient Scottsdale location between Indian Bend and Shea Boulevard, bordered by Paradise Valley to the west. Developed mainly in the 1970s and 1980s, these neighborhoods have become an affluent, walkable, and bustling community that attracts real estate seekers looking to make this area their home.
Both communities feature various amenities, including about 30 miles of bike paths, seven artificial lakes, and two championship golf courses. There are also multiple outdoor activities, restaurants, shopping places, high-demand exquisite properties, and a striking set of things to do.

What to Love

  • Stunning views of Camelback Mountain and scenic drives
  • Proximity to famous Old Town Scottsdale, DC Ranch, and Kierland
  • Lush green spaces, palm trees, and gorgeous manmade lakes
  • Massive greenbelt for rollerblading, biking, and walking from central Scottsdale to Arizona State University
  • Numerous golf courses
  • Excellent dining, shopping, and entertainment nearby

Local Lifestyle

McCormick and Gainey Ranch are suburban communities home to many public amenities and local attractions. They offer easy access to the broader Phoenix-Scottsdale metropolitan area and are often considered close-knit communities that appeal to many. Living in the neighborhood allows you access to a wide range of homes, from townhomes to condos, single-family homes, and waterfront properties snuggled across the seven lakes.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

McCormick and Gainey Ranch have no shortage of dining, shopping, and entertainment spots. Check out Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana along Scottsdale Road for Neapolitan pizzas and regional Italian fares. This Italian restaurant is a chic eatery and wine bar with a gourmet market, serving excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere. Butters Pancakes & Café is another fantastic destination to enjoy lavish breakfast and lunch fare prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients.
If you need to dine and experience the fun of a 4-star hotel in the neighborhood, step into Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa on Doubletree Ranch Road. The resort is five miles from Scottsdale Municipal Airport and Scottsdale Fashion Square, featuring polished rooms, ten swimming pools, a tennis court, and a golf course. Village Tavern is a sleek and spacious American eatery to visit and enjoy a wide selection of American favorites and a wine list. 
The Vig McCormick Ranch is another perfect spot that offers Southwestern spins on pub grub and cocktails and hosts regular live music. Blanco Tacos Tequila, a stylish Mexican eatery on Westheimer Road, is also worth a visit due to its quality menu offerings.
For a unique shopping experience, check out Gainey Shops, which provides an impressive blend of distinctive boutique shopping, fine dining, and trendy eateries. Head to Paris Paris for fashion-forward women's clothing and furniture. Posh Boutique Scottsdale is another top pick that boasts a friendly ambiance and includes contemporary clothing for women, gifts, and accessories. Finally, Sprouts Farmers Market can be a great choice when purchasing natural or organic groceries.

Things to Do

McCormick and Gainey Ranch offer plenty of things to do despite being a residential area in Scottsdale. Visiting Railroad Park on Indian Bend Road is one of the best things to do. You can explore a 30-acre park with a 15-gauge railroad, a railroad museum, three model railroad clubs, and a Magma Arizona Railroad locomotive. 
If you have a dog, head to Chaparral Park and Dog Park and enjoy an extensive dog yard for your furry friend to play. You can also explore this sprawling green space or head out for fishing and a softball game.
You can also tour the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt and discover various natural elements, from an oasis of parks, paths, and lakes to golf courses traversing 11 miles through the heart of Scottsdale. 
The Cactus Aquatic & Fitness Center is another perfect place to visit, featuring a fitness center and an expansive swimming pool open for adult lap swimming. You can also head to OdySea Aquarium, the largest aquarium that houses over 30,000 animals. Another great option is to spend some time at the Giants’ Spring Training center in the middle of historic Old Town at Scottsdale Stadium.


McCormick and Gainey Ranch have some of the best schools in Arizona, known for their academic excellence. Students may attend:

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