McCormick Ranch is a master-planned community started in the 1970s and now home to around 20,000 residents. It is almost self-sufficient with shops, banks, schools and services within the development and some light manufacturing businesses.
McCormick Ranch holiday rentals in Scottsdale benefit from two 18-hole golf courses which are renowned for their lush landscaping despite the arid conditions. The community also has several lakes and fishing is possible in the stocked Camelback Lake while sailing can be enjoyed on both Camelback Lake and Lake Margherite. Twenty-five miles of cycle trails make bicycling around the community a pleasure, or explore the area aboard the small gauge railroad. Hiking along Squaw Creek Trail or playing tennis on the public courts make staying at a holiday home on McCormick Ranch a very pleasant experience.
Phoenix is a flourishing city within easy reach of McCormick Ranch holiday rentals. It has a good range of restaurants and attractions such as the Heard Museum containing Native-American art and other exhibits. The Desert Botanical Gardens have around 140 rare and endangered species of plants in the 50-acre gardens. A drive up to Piestawa Peak will be rewarded with wonderful views of the area. Downtown Scottsdale itself is well known for its shopping malls and its spas, both offering respite from the intense summer heat. Other places to visit include the Sonoran Desert, the Grand Canyon, the Red Rocks of Sedona, 120 miles away, and the nearby pine forests of the Mongollon Rim.
McCormick Range Scottsdale holiday rentals in Arizona have hot sunny days in summer and mild dry winters. Temperatures in this desert location average 40°C (104°F) in the summer. Winters are mild with daytime highs of 18°C (64°F) but temperatures can drop quickly at night to 4°C (39°F) in winter. The area is dry with very little rainfall at any time of year, but slightly more precipitation in August.
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in McCormick Ranch Scottsdale is Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport which is about 8 miles from the centre of Scottsdale and 6 miles from the ranch. Your holiday rental is very easy to reach by local taxi or by picking up a hire car from the airport and driving the short distance to the community. The airport is the largest in Arizona, serving 40 million passengers per year. It is a hub for US airways and an important centre for Southwest Airlines.