Best Reason(s) to live in McDowell Mountain Ranch
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Fair, 64 F

Thu - Sunny
High: 91 Low: 70

Fri - Sunny
High: 93 Low: 73

Sat - Partly Cloudy
High: 94 Low: 72

Sun - Sunny
High: 95 Low: 72

Mon - Sunny
High: 95 Low: 74


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Mountain Hiking 

McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers over 40 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and

horse back riding trails. Park Trails range in length from 0.5 - 15.3 miles.







New FREE Class: Fitness/Kickboxing/Self Defense

"Discover the Champion within"

Wednesday & Friday

9-10 am

At the Community Center.

Classes are for all ages and levels

Please call Diane at (480)


Just a reminder

Thinking about adding a storage shed? How about a paver walkway in your rear yard? Maybe even some new landscape plants and boulders? Did you know that per the CC&R’s any modification, addition, or visible change (except the repaint of your home with preapproved colors) to a site or building exterior of a residential property requires written approval from the Design Review Committee? The process to submit is fairly simple: just fill out the Architectural Submittal Form (located online), include a plat map, plans and photos of the proposed work and submit to Taylor Gorman, Community Standards Administrator either via email at tgorman@aamaz.com or drop off at the McDowell Center. Taylor will receive the applica­tions and put them on the agenda for the upcoming DRC meeting for review and consider of approval. Feel free to contact Taylor with any questions regarding the Architectural Approval Process.

Please keep in mind of the bulk trash pick up dates. Bulk trash may only be placed out on your property 9 days before the next regularly scheduled pick up and any remaining landscape debris must be cleaned up after the trash has been removed. Bulk trash may NOT be placed in the common areas so please pay attention to property ownership when placing bulk trash out. The next upcoming bulk trash days are June 24th, July 29th, and August 26th.

It has been brought to the Associations attention over the past few weeks that private trash cans are being used to dump landscape debris and trash from other residents and/or their contractors. Please use your own trash can for waste materials and remind your contractors to dispose of the trash/landscape debris responsibly.

As always we appreciate your efforts to keep the community beautiful.

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It is our goal to provide you with an online community experience that enhances your home ownership and provides value to being a home owner or renter in McDowell Mountain Ranch.

This website offers a private secure area that residents can discuss various issues and get additional information about the Ranch. Remember, this website is a forum to share memories and offer services. As with any online forum, please be prudent when discussing items or sharing information.

We are always interested in bringing additional services to the Ranch. If you have suggestions about the website or want to help add information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are also interested in sponsors that can offer our residents value. If you own or manage a business that has services to offer the residents, please do not hesitate to contact us about sponsorship opportunities.

Remember that the more you use the website, the better it will be. Have fun exploring the different areas. Tell your neighbors and friends about the site. Start a discussion or share photos. Hire a babysitter or save money with a vendors coupon and tell them you saw it on www.MMRTrailtalk.com!

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Investing in Scottsdale carries an ROI

Investing in Scottsdale carries an ROI Scottsdale mayor: Investment in infrastructure attracts private investment, which enhances the city's value for everyone. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1LjGCGM Scottsdale isn't the great destination for visitors or the solid valued community for people and businesses by happen stance.

Throwback Thursday: Local farmers ate lots of chicken

Throwback Thursday: Local farmers ate lots of chicken Scottsdale History: Chicken was no longer just for special occasions. We had chicken three or four times a week Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1RvyuUE As a youngster, I loved chicken.

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Matthew McConaughey does 'Wolf' chest thump to rally football team
Matthew McConaughey's ability to inspire has been proven on the big screen, and now, in a new video, the actor's pep-talk skills are on display at a University of Texas football practice.The Oscar winner and UT grad has shown up before to cheer on his Longhorns, roaming the sidelines and throwing the signature horns hand signal around the locker room.

'Eat, Pray, Love' carriage house for sale
The Brooklyn carriage house featured in the 2010 movie “Eat, Pray, Love” is back on the market for $6.995 million, down $1 million from its original asking price.Author Elizabeth Gilbert’s home in Frenchtown, New Jersey, had a “skybrary” upstairs.

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