How long have you lived in McDowell Mountain Ranch
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Best Reason(s) to live in McDowell Mountain Ranch
Community Atmosphere
Ammenities - Community Center, Pools, Tennis, Etc
Hiking & BikingTrails
Views - City & Mountain
All of the Above
Votes: 353



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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.



Just a reminder

Thinking about adding a storage shed? How about a paved 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 bulk trash days are  February 1st, February 29th, March 28th, April 25th, May 23rd, June 20th, July 25th, August 22nd, September 26th, October 24th, November 28th, and December 26th 2017. City of Scottsdale Solid Waste is located at 9191 E San Salvador Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85258 and can be reach at (480)312-5600 for any question.

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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Ready or not, autonomous vehicles are coming

At a morning press conference, Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commission Dan Saltzman announced a Smart Autonomous Vehicle Initiative with the hope of having them tested on city streets in 2017. "Portland's long history of transportation innovation is about to enter a new chapter," Wheeler said.

New Food Trucks are Hitting the Phoenix Streets

We would never knock hamburgers, hot dogs, or tacos, but the repertoire of food trucks in Phoenix can seem boring sometimes. Crab & Mermaid, the casual seafood spot in Old Town Scottsdale, has launched its own food truck to hopefully bring some fresh, salty air on the scene.

Arizona gas prices reach 2017 high

Arizona gas prices reach 2017 high Gas prices in Arizona have reached their highest price this year, according to AAA Arizona. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2p5X7ln The average price of gasoline in Arizona reached $2.30 on April 20, 2017, the highest level of the year.

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A London marathon runner is being praised for embodying the spirit of sportsmanship after he offered a helping hand to another exhausted athlete struggling to cross the finish line.
Fresno Shooter: 'White Supremacy Has to Die'
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Here's the Full List of Donald Trump's Executive Orders
It's been less than a month since Donald Trump took office, and the 45th president has already signed a dozen executive orders.
Obama Returning to Public Stage at Univ. of Chicago
The 44th president will talk Monday with a group of politically diverse students from high school age to graduate school level.
Analysis: Trump's Nowhere on Half His Presidential Pledges
According to an analysis by MSNBC, out of 35 public pledges Trump made since becoming president, he has made no major effort to follow through on 18.

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'This breaks my heart': 'Happy Days' stars react to Erin Moran's death
First responders in Indiana found Moran deceased following a 911 call regarding an unresponsive female. She was 56.

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Mahatma Gandhi
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How to Prevent Arm Pain While Driving a Car
Lots of time behind the wheel can result in arm pain. Whether your job requires frequent driving or you’re traveling cross-country by car, you can take steps to prevent pain and discomfort. Stretch your hands, arms, and back before getting into the car. Hold the steering wheel with a loose grip, and change your grip frequently. Maintain good posture with your arms slightly bent, and rest your arms when possible. Adjust the seat and steering wheel for a comfortable fit, and use a seatbelt cushion if the strap constricts your shoulder. Consult your doctor if pain persists despite adopting ergonomic driving habits.

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