At Windgate Ranch, enjoy views of the scenic McDowell Mountains and quick access to all of north Scottsdale’s culture and recreation. This planned development offers culture, beauty, convenience and recreation for all the family. Designed and built by the Toll Brothers whose reputation speaks for itself.
1 – A unique design inspired by Mexican Hacienda architecture including natural stone, hand-finished stucco, weathered wood, hand made tile, stained concrete, glass and wrought iron.
2 – This luxurious, private community offers a staff gated entrance and includes plenty of choices for family fun and relaxation! The area includes a community meeting building, members club, pools, a teen recreation center, outdoor event pavilion, a snack kitchen, a bandstand, outdoor childrens’ play area, covered ramadas and haciendas.
3 –A clubhouse with 5 designated activity buildings. Areas include indoor/outdoor fireplaces, large sitting areas, covered pations, verandas, meeting facilities, and more. Residents can plan events such as wedding, birthday parties, family reunions and more. Relaxing recreation can also be enjoyed in these areas including wine tastings, card games, sports events and other community events.
4 – Three separate pools enhance the community. The pools and community center looks like something out of Tuscany. Lay by the the resort-style pool with the McDowell Mountains as your back drop. The patios are perfect for a wedding, baby shower or family get together. The teen/children’s pool has a beach entry, perfect for a day of fun with the kids. A lap pool is also available for fitness use. In addition , there are three hot tubs surrounded by relaxing cabanas for a complete a resort-style poolside day.
5 – Stay healthy and fit with access to a basketball court, two tennis courts and a sand volleyball court, plus miles of greenbelt walking trails to enjoy the beautiful Arizona weather.
6 – The area offers numerous schools to choose from for the best in education. The Scottsdale Unified School District has three schools conveniently located in the area. Desert Canyon Elementary School is a Pre-k through 5th grade school with an approximate enrollment of 550 students. 5th graders move on to Desert Canyon Middle School, located next to the elementary school. Desert Mountain High School utilizes a year long scheduling format to serve its student population of 2,350 in grades nine through twelve. Great Hearts Academies offers Scottsdale Preparatory Academy and Archway Classical Academy, just a short drive away. Notre Dame Prep is within walking distance for you high schoolers.
7 – Within a short drive of Windgate are several golf courses open to everyone, including the TPC Scottsdale (home to the Waste Management Phoenix Open), Grayhawk Golf Club, the newly designed McDowell Mountain Golf Club and Troon North Golf Club. All offer exceptional courses for day of golf while taking in the panoramic views of the McDowell Mountains and the beautiful scenery of the southwest.
8 – Kids activities – Looking for something for you children to do on the weekend? or maybe lessons for the aspiring gymnast? You will find many places that will interest your active child within minutes of home. The Ice Den offers both ice skating and hockey lessons, as well as family skate time throughout the week. Xtreme Gymnastics is a state of the art facility offering classes for the beginner to the competitive gymnast. Plumb Performing Arts Center has everything your little dancer needs – tap, ballet, hip hop, and more! If dance and tumbling isn’t for your child, try out Voices Studio for singing, acting or musical instrument lessons. The family can also take martial arts classes together at the Scottsdale Martial Arts Center. Aquasafe Swim School offers lessons and swim team for all ages, as well as the Aquatic Center offers swim lessons and other fun classes for kids and adults.
9 – The Village at DC Ranch is practically across the street. This is a state of the art workout facility. The Village is widely known for their variety of group classes-hot yoga, bar. Also, enjoy their new tennis facility. The pool side lounging is second to none. The lap pool and resort style pool are up against the McDowell Mountains. The views are breathtaking.
10 – Windgate is adjacent to the McDowell Mountains and the Gateway Trailhead. As you exit Windgate, just walk across the street to easy access to hundreds of miles of hiking and mountain bike trails. There are trails for every level.