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TABLE OF

Contents

COMMUNITY OVERVIEW

Living Connected 8

Community Values 10

Residential Villages 13

Shopping Areas and Services 14

Golf and Country Clubs 15

GETTING STARTED

New Resident Welcome Program 16

Gate Access 16

Mailbox Keys 16

Key Fobs 16

Sub-Associations 16

Neighborhood Voting Members 17

Trash Collection 17

DCRanch.com 17

Assessments 18

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LIFE AT DC RANCH

Desert Camp Community Center 22

The Homestead Community Center 23

Parks, Paths and Trails 24

Traditions and Celebrations 25

Activities, Clubs and Fitness 26

Arts and Education 27

The Homestead Playhouse 27

DC Ranch Gives 27

Community Garden 27

McDowell Sonoran Preserve 28

GOVERNING ENTITIES

Community Council 31

Ranch Association 31

Covenant Commission 31

SECURITY

Community Patrol 32

Quick Guide to Security Services 33

KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY BEAUTIFUL

Standards and Guidelines 35

Home Changes 36

Landscape Changes 37

HISTORY OF DC RANCH

E.O. Brown – DC Ranch’s First Settler 38

Speculation on the Origin of “DC” 39

Brown-Marley Partnership 40

DMB Partnership 41

CONTACT US 42

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COMMUNITY

Overview

DC RANCH IS T

THOUGHTFUL

CONSIDERATIO

Inspired by the original beauty and

authenticity of the land, DC Ranch

is the result of thoughtful planning

and careful consideration of how

the elements that contribute to

creating a community fit together.

DC Ranch encompasses 4,400

acres and is composed of 30

diverse neighborhoods within four

distinct villages that interact with

shared open spaces to create the

sense of living with the land. The

first home was completed in 1997,

and there are currently 2,800

homes and approximately 7,000

residents on the Ranch.

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HE RESULT OF

PLANNING AND CAREFUL

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T H E D C

LIVING

Connected

DC Ranch seamlessly connects people to the beauty of both the created

environment and the natural Sonoran Desert. Residents feel a sense of community,

connecting with each other in friendship and common interest. It is a thoughtfully

crafted community designed with unprecedented attention to detail.

DC Ranch has a distinctive governance structure with ample resources that exist to

ensure a legacy of an amenity-rich and active way of life. The highest standards and

a convenient north Scottsdale location establish DC Ranch as a nationally desirable

place to live with an exceptional quality of life and premium home values.

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R A N C H P R O M I S E

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COMMUNITY

Values

SENSE OF COMMUNITY

DC Ranch is a dynamic community in which

stakeholders feel a sense of connection, shared

commitment and mutual responsibility. We

welcome civic and social involvement, value

volunteer service, promote caring relationships,

encourage open communication, and sustain

active and friendly neighborhoods.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

We value the beauty of our Sonoran Desert

surroundings and are committed to sound, longterm

stewardship of the natural environment.

We will continue to be sensitive to the natural

landscape, maintain the ecological integrity of the

area, and respect the adjacent Preserve lands.

FAMILY

We strive to maintain a healthy and nurturing

environment for families in all their many forms,

including programs, facilities, services, and other

resources designed to meet a wide range of family

needs through all stages of life.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

DC Ranch provides a community environment

conducive to healthy lifestyles and personal

well-being, enabling each resident to achieve and

maintain his or her own desired level of health and

fitness.

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVENESS

DC Ranch is a welcoming and inclusive community

whose residents represent a great diversity of

interests, age groups, heritage, culture, religious

beliefs, traditions, and life stages. We value and

respect all community stakeholders and consider

the diversity of our residents to be an asset of the

community.

LIFELONG LEARNING

As community stakeholders, we believe in

continuous learning and personal growth as

a lifelong endeavor. Through high quality

community-based educational programs and

relationships with educational institutions, we

value opportunities that provide new experiences

and broaden our knowledge.

ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES

DC Ranch strives to provide and support a wide

variety of artistic and cultural opportunities within

the community. We endeavor to integrate culture

and the arts into our various community activities

and support such programs in the community at

large.

RELATIONSHIP WITH LARGER COMMUNITY

DC Ranch understands the importance of

communicating, collaborating, volunteering,

and sharing with others outside our immediate

boundaries. We are committed to cultivating and

maintaining quality relationships within the larger

community of which we are a part.

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One Community

FOUR VILLAGES

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DC Ranch is made up of four residential villages—Country Club, Desert

Camp, Desert Parks and Silverleaf—each with distinct architecture and

character.


R E S I D E N T I A L V I L L A G E S

COUNTRY CLUB

Bound by Pima Road and the Reata Wash,

Country Club Village has deep architectural roots

that celebrate and preserve the natural character

of the Sonoran Desert, as reflected in both homes

and landscaping. The architectural styles range

from the Western Regional Farm House and

Ranch House to traditional Spanish Eclectic styles.

Other regionally relevant styles such as Pueblo,

Prairie, and contemporary interpretations of

Western Regional, Prairie, and Pueblo styles can

also be found here.

DESERT CAMP

Located east of Pima Road and south of

Thompson Peak Parkway, Desert Camp Village

features single family homes, attached patio

homes, condominiums, and townhomes.

The architectural styles include Spanish and

Mediterranean influences as well as Western

regional styles.

Desert Camp Village is home to the Market Street

commercial area, a hub of retail, restaurant, and

office space that functions as one of the main

arteries of DC Ranch.

DESERT PARKS

Located east of Pima Road and south of Legacy

Boulevard, Desert Parks Village is home to custom

and non-custom single family and attached homes

and luxury apartments. Each neighborhood has a

park, natural wash areas and private gated access.

The architectural styles for these homes include

Spanish Eclectic styles, Western Regional Ranch, and

Craftsman Bungalow. By design, the village is meant

to facilitate community through the use of shade,

open areas, play structures, and low-density lighting

that invites residents to come out of their homes and

connect with neighbors.

SILVERLEAF

Silverleaf is an exclusive enclave that derives a special

quality from the adjacent hillsides of the McDowell

Mountains. Spanish and Mediterranean Revival Estate

architectural styles provide grand estate-character

architecture. Formal gardens are found around the

homes, which are then surrounded by significant

Natural Open Space desert. Many of these custom lots

are situated on the Silverleaf golf course, while others

climb into the hillsides with expansive views of the

Valley below.

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SHOPPING

CENTERS

AND

SERVICES

DC Ranch offers several distinct commercial

areas for your shopping and dining pleasure.

Numerous high-end office spaces are

encompassed in these centers.

MARKET STREET AT DC RANCH

North Scottsdale’s premier shopping, dining

and social district, Market Street is located near

Thompson Peak Parkway and Pima Road. It

features a main street theme incorporating 15

architecturally unique buildings and a variety

of distinctive shops and boutiques, restaurants,

neighborhood conveniences, and offices all

intimately tied together.

CANYON VILLAGE

Located at Thompson Peak Parkway and Legacy

Boulevard, Canyon Village is made up of four

distinct buildings spanning 4.5 acres and includes

approximately 100,000 square-feet of office,

retail, and restaurant space. The Village Health

Club & Spa is located in this commercial area.

DC RANCH CROSSING

This 27-acre mixed-use neighborhood center sits

at the southeast corner of Pima Road and Legacy

Boulevard. AJ’s Fine Foods anchors the center

that includes restaurants, retail, and services.

THE CORPORATE CENTER AT DC RANCH

The 38-acre business park located just south

of DC Ranch Crossing and north of Loop

101 features a variety of office buildings and

businesses.

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GOLF AND

COUNTRY

CLUBS

DC Ranch is home to two of the most prestigious

clubs in the Phoenix area, each providing golf,

wellness and social opportunities in elegant

surroundings with a backdrop of dramatic mountain

vistas and city views.

THE COUNTRY CLUB AT DC RANCH

“Fun, Family and Friendliness” is The Country

Club’s mission statement, which underscores

its commitment to serving its members’ diverse

interests in a welcoming, family-friendly

environment.

Club members enjoy the Tom Lehman– and

John Fought–designed golf course, the elegant

Hacienda with relaxing patios and dining,

a fitness room, tennis, and swimming. For

membership information, call 480.342.7200.

SILVERLEAF CLUB

The Silverleaf Club offers world-class facilities

and a broad range of personalized programming

for its discerning membership and their

guests. It features a Tom Weiskopf-designed,

18 hole championship golf course and a rural

Mediterranean-style clubhouse highlighted by

spa facilities, resort and lap pools, along with

fine and casual dining areas. For membership

information, call 480.515.3200.

The 17th hole at Silverleaf golf

course showcases Valley views.

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Getting Started

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NEW RESIDENT WELCOME PROGRAM

To help make your move as smooth and

enjoyable as possible, DC Ranch has a

Welcome Program for new residents. Look for

more information coming your way via mail or

email. The program is aimed at educating our

new neighbors about the many programs and

amenities offered on the Ranch. At the same

time, the program serves as an opportunity to

meet neighbors, make connections, and new

friends.

GATE ACCESS

Visit the Westgate gatehouse on the north

side of Thompson Peak Parkway and Desert

Camp Drive to have Security install a gate

transponder in your vehicle. [Please call

480.473.7362 Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.

to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.] Input

your information in advance by visiting the

Security section on DCRanch.com. If your

property is managed by a sub-association,

you may need to contact them to obtain gate

access.

MAILBOX KEYS

At closing, you should have received your

mailbox keys from either the previous

homeowner or the builder. On a custom

home, you should contact your realtor to

receive your keys. If you have any problems

with the locks on the mail box, please contact

the United States Post Office at 480.513.2935.

The Post Office will charge a fee to change

locks. The nearest Post Office is located at

7339 E. Williams Drive.

KEY FOBS

Key fobs for access to the community centers

can be picked up at Desert Camp Community

Center during regular business hours. Please

call the front desk at 480.342.7178.

SUB-ASSOCIATIONS

There are 10 communities within DC Ranch

that are managed by sub-associations. If

you live in a sub-association, the property

management company may have different

gate access regulations and landscape

guidelines. Refer to the Contact Us section

for more information.


N E W R E S I D E N T S

NEIGHBORHOOD VOTING MEMBERS

Neighborhoods in DC Ranch elect a designated

resident to serve as their liaison to the Ranch

Association (HOA) Board of Directors. NVMs

cast the sole vote for their neighborhood when

electing the Board and disseminate information

to their respective neighborhoods. To find the

NVM for your neighborhood, visit DCRanch.com.

TRASH COLLECTION

Trash is collected on Wednesdays and recycling

is collected on Fridays. Trash and recycling

containers are provided and serviced by the

City of Scottsdale. Containers may be placed on

the street on normal pickup days, but must be

removed to storage areas on the same day of

pick-up. Each owner must store these containers

in an area that is not visible from the street, an

adjoining lot, or common area on non-collection

days.

BULK TRASH

Please visit scottsdaleaz.gov/solid-waste for

a list of bulk trash and brush collection weeks

throughout the year. Items must be curb-side by

5 a.m. Monday of the scheduled week for pickup

at your normal collection site. Scottsdale

Solid Waste requires two separate piles for bulk

refuse, one for green waste and one for all other

items. Yard clippings, branches, and trimmings

will be composted and used to help grow new

plants. Non-green items will be taken to the

landfill. Please separate the piles by at least

three feet. Separate trucks will make each pickup

during the scheduled collection week.

DCRANCH.COM

The community strives for open communication

and easy access to information. It begins on

DCRanch.com.

SIGN UP

Please create an account to access a secured

resident-only section. Select the “Residents”

button on the upper right-hand side of the

DCRanch.com homepage. You will then be

prompted to register as a new user.

By creating a resident account, you will have

access to up-to-date community information,

upcoming events, and access to community

documents. Other features include:

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Filling out Security forms including adding

guests for gate access

»»

Registering for events through the calendar

»»

Reserving tennis and pickleball courts online

»»

Accessing board of directors’ agendas and

minutes

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Locating Neighborhood Voting Members

If you need assistance please call 480.585.1641 or

email communications.team@dcranchinc.com.

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Assessments

DC Ranch has monthly assessments for the Community Council and Ranch Association. Most, but

not all Neighborhoods, also have a monthly assessment.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL ASSESSMENT

Community Council assessments fund the

operation and maintenance of Desert Camp

and The Homestead Community Centers,

the path and trail system, and Market Street

Park. These assessments also fund community

events and activities, The Homestead

Playhouse, the Ranch News, and

DCRanch.com.

RANCH ASSOCIATION ASSESSMENT

Ranch Association assessments fund

maintenance of common areas within DC

Ranch, except those areas behind gates. Fees

also help to maintain sidewalks and other

association-owned property, and fund the

operation of DC Ranch Security.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSESSMENT

Neighborhood assessments fund maintenance

of everything that is behind the gate,

including guards (if applicable) and gates

for security, as well as common areas within

the neighborhood, such as parks and water

features. Residents who reside in units

maintained by a sub-association do not

pay a neighborhood fee, but pay a similar

fee directly to the sub-association (with

the exception of Tapadero and Columbia

Communities). Please contact the subassociation

for more details.

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N E W R E S I D E N T S

PAYMENT OF ASSESSMENTS

ONLINE PAYMENT

DC Ranch residents have the option to pay

assessments online using a credit card, debit

card, or checking account through Paylease on

DCRanch.com. Please note that you will need

your DC Ranch account number, which can be

found on your monthly statement. If you do not

have access to a statement, please contact the

accounting department.

In order to avoid late charges, online payment

should be submitted at least five (5) days prior

to your due date. Late fees will not be refunded

if payments are not made prior to this period.

Please note that this is a one-time payment only,

unless you set up recurring payments.

AUTOPAY

Residents may enroll in an autopay program

that allows DC Ranch to debit your checking

account once a month, removing the hassle of

remembering due dates and avoiding late fees.

Autopay is an excellent option for any resident

and especially helpful for those who may spend

long periods of time away from DC Ranch. If

you would like to participate, please fill out the

Autopay Form and return it to the Ranch Offices.

DELINQUENCY FEES

DC Ranch follows a delinquency policy when

assessing late fees and delinquency fees to

resident accounts. Late fees will post if that

month’s payment is not received by the last day

of the month. Additional late and attorney fees

may apply with persistent delinquency. Upon

75-day delinquency, all gate transponders will be

terminated because gate service is paid through

monthly assessments. Access to the amenities

at The Homestead and Desert Camp Community

Centers as well as facility rental privileges will

also be terminated. Residents will still have access

to their neighborhood, but must go through the

guard at the gate or set up a gate code. Past-due

balances in excess of 90 days are secured through

a lien on the property and may be foreclosed

upon.

NEED HELP OR HAVE

QUESTIONS?

CONTACT ACCOUNTING

480.419.5313

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LIFE AT

DC Ranch

DC RANCH R

INCREDIBLE

BRING PEOP

DC Ranch residents are part of an

incredible community designed to

bring people together. It is physically

connected by paths, trails, and

community gathering spots. Socially,

it is connected by clubs, activities,

and events for all ages.

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N E W R E S I D E N T S

ESIDENTS ARE PART OF AN

COMMUNITY DESIGNED TO

LE TOGETHER.

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DESERT

CAMP

COMMUNITY

CENTER

The heart of DC Ranch social activities, Desert

Camp is the community’s central gathering place.

Catch up with neighbors by the fire, swim in the

sparkling pools, or attend a community event on

the East lawn.

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DESERT CAMP COMMUNITY CENTER

9260 E. Desert Camp Dr.

Phone: 480.342.7178

Lobby hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 7 a.m.

to 6 p.m.

Thursday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fitness room hours

5 a.m. to 10 p.m. accessible by key fob

Pool hours

Winter (November-March) 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Summer (April-October) 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Accessible by key fob.

• Outdoor heated recreational and tot pools

• Adventure playground

• Two lighted tennis courts

• Fitness room

• Basketball and Pickleball court

• Two ramadas for special events and everyday

use

• Built in BBQs at pool

• Indoor and outdoor event facilities–available

for resident rental

• Wi-Fi internet access

• Men’s and women’s dressing rooms, with

lockers and showers

• Family restroom with shower


THE

HOMESTEAD

COMMUNITY

CENTER

With its great Frontier Hall, The Homestead is the

perfect space to host everything from plays to

weddings. Families can cool off in the splash pad,

play a pickup game of basketball, or run around

on the playground.

THE HOMESTEAD COMMUNITY CENTER

18600 N. 98th St.

Phone: 480.585.1641

Office hours

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Saturday and Sunday

The water feature runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven

days a week except in the winter. Lights for the

playground and basketball court are turned off at

9 p.m. Key fobs allow for rest room access.

• Oasis water feature

• Adventure playground

• Lighted basketball courts

• Indoor and outdoor event facilities – available

for resident rental

• Commercial kitchen

• Wi-Fi internet access

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Parks, Paths

AND TRAILS

Living in DC Ranch is a dream come true for active people seeking a spirit of connectedness. The

community has 47 parks, located at the heart of each neighborhood, that are interconnected

by 33 miles of landscaped paths and trails. It’s easy to enjoy nature and walk throughout the

community without crossing busy streets. Connectivity promotes healthy lifestyles and a sense of

community, two of DC Ranch’s founding values.

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NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS

The parks vary by neighborhood—some are

more formal, others focus on kid-friendly

play areas, and several are intimate “pocket”

parks tucked into neighborhoods. Many have

sweeping views of the McDowell Mountains.

Park amenities range from fire pits, waterfalls,

seat walls, and shade canopies to interesting

paving patterns and vine-covered ramadas—

and even a life-sized chess board at

Homestead Park in Silverleaf village.

MARKET STREET PARK

Market Street Park, located east of Market

Street Plaza, is a half-acre of public open

space with a shaded play area and natural

sloping lawn. The Starlight Concert Series is

held at the park each spring.

PATHS AND TRAILS

The path and trail system provides

connectivity through the neighborhoods and

to the commercial and community centers.

Many residents meet each other for walks,

with or without their canine companions. The

trails ultimately lead walkers, runners and

cyclists to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the

nation’s largest urban land preserve and the

natural backdrop of DC Ranch.

Please remember that motorized vehicles

are not allowed on the paths and trails,

with the exception of authorized landscape,

maintenance, and utilities crews.


TRADITIONS

AND

CELEBRATIONS

Create lasting memories with your friends

and family at DC Ranch’s special community

celebrations. Indulge your taste buds and your

sense of fun! These annual activities help create

warm bonds of friendship as the community comes

together to celebrate the season and enjoy each

other’s company.

DC RANCH DAY

Celebrate DC Ranch’s legendary heritage with a

festive community-wide BBQ complete with all

the fixins. Meet new neighbors, play horseshoes,

learn to lasso, or belly up to a delectable root

beer float bar.

EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Get those baskets ready! Kids of all ages enjoy

traditional egg hunts followed by a variety of

spring activities and lawn games. Then feast on a

festive brunch with special visitors.

SPOOKY CARNIVAL

A spooktacular night full of games and ghouls

for children of all ages. The whole family dresses

up in costume and comes out for a Halloweenthemed

carnival. As always, kids bring their trickor-treat

bags to fill up on candy and prizes!

TOUR DE SCOTTSDALE

DC Ranch hosts and produces the Tour de

Scottsdale each October, which attracts cyclists

from across the country. The 70- and 30-mile

rides circumnavigates the McDowell Sonoran

Preserve. Funds raised from the event benefit

the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy a non-profit

organization that helps maintain the Preserve.

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ACTIVITIES,

CLUBS AND

FITNESS

GET INVOLVED

Whether you want to learn about the arts, play

games, engage in discussions, or explore greater

Scottsdale area attractions, DC Ranch has a full

range of interesting activities waiting for you to

take advantage of.

ADULT ACTIVITIES

Social Bridge

Intermediate Bridge

Comedy Night at The Homestead

Spotlight Speaker Series

Grapenuts Wine Club

Food Truck Night

DC Ranch Women’s Club

DC Ranch Men’s Club

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Kids Corral

TGIF Fun Nights for Kids

Little Wranglers: ages 4-7

Tween Nights: ages 8-12

Dive-In Movies

Recreational Swim Team

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ACTIVITIES, CLUBS AND FITNESS

GET FIT

DC Ranch offers a variety of classes to help you

meet your fitness goals and connect with other

residents.

FITNESS CLASSES

All Levels Yoga

Yoga Basics

Shallow Water Exercise

Body Tone

ARTS AND EDUCATION

Take advantage of engaging opportunities to

expand your knowledge of the arts and explore

your creativity–whatever your age–with programs

like these:

Kids Cuisine

Summer Arts Camp

Missoula Children’s Theatre

DC RANCH GIVES

The DC Ranch Gives program provides residents

with meaningful opportunities to engage with

each other in community service projects and

drives which give back to the broader community.

Various events are planned throughout the year. If

you are interested in participating or have project

ideas please call the Community Engagement

Coordinator at 480.342.7178.

COMMUNITY GARDEN

The DC Ranch Community Garden at Copper

Ridge School is a place to continue the legacy

of community building for future generations

of residents and students. Residents may lease

a plot, attend garden workshops, participate in

community gardening and interact with gardening

experts.

Activities may change from year to year. For more

information and details on program offerings, visit

the calendar on DCRanch.com.

THE HOMESTEAD PLAYHOUSE

DC Ranch’s own youth theatre program has

explored the magic of the performing arts in

more than 20 productions, including a variety of

musicals. The Playhouse produces one production

each spring and offers a variety of workshops

throughout the year. To learn more, please call the

Arts and Education Coordinator at 480.538.3542.

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SCOTTSDA

ENCOMPAS

PRISTINE D

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McDowell

Sonoran

PRESERVE


LE’S CROWN JEWEL,

SING 30,000 ACRES OF

ESERT LANDSCAPE.

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve

surrounds much of DC Ranch and

is considered by many residents as

the community’s “backyard.” It is

the largest urban land preserve in

the United States and is a Scottsdale

treasure, encompassing 30,000 acres

of pristine desert landscape.

The City of Scottsdale owns and

manages the Preserve. Since its

founding in 1991, the McDowell

Sonoran Conservancy – a grassroots,

volunteer-driven, nonprofit advocacy

and education organization—has

been committed to helping the City

maintain the Preserve.

The Gateway Trailhead, the most

popular access point to the Preserve,

is located on Thompson Peak Parkway

adjacent to DC Ranch.

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Three Missions

ONE VISION

DC Ranch has a service-oriented, well-funded, and uniquely-designed governance structure.

Architectural integrity and design, maintenance of roads and security, and developing

a sense of connectedness among residents are integral components of the DC Ranch

experience. And though these three operational areas are certainly interconnected, they

are distinct DC services Ranch offers that require several a distinct range of commercial expertise. As areas a result, for your three shopping governing and entities dining

oversee the pleasure. delivery These of the commercial three separate areas services. also house a number of office spaces.

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GOVERNING ENTITIES

COMMUNITY COUNCIL

The Community Council is responsible for visioning

and facilitating initiatives that enhance residents’

quality of life, serve collective interests, and

promote the DC Ranch brand. The Council provides

recreational, educational, cultural, and volunteer

opportunities that reflect community values; operates

and programs DC Ranch amenities; creates outlets for

communication; defines DC Ranch Standards; markets

the community, and oversees strategic planning.

RANCH ASSOCIATION

The Ranch Association is responsible for the

professional management and protection of the

community’s physical assets. The Ranch Association

delivers high quality and consistent operations,

landscape, maintenance, and security services with an

emphasis on customer care and open communication

that result in sustained property values and

exceptional quality of life.

Available on

DCRanch.com

»»

Board Members

»»

Governing Documents

»»

Meeting Minutes &

Agendas

COVENANT COMMISSION

The Covenant Commission establishes and maintains

standards for architectural and landscape design in

the community. Supported by design professionals,

the five-member Covenant Commission reviews

architectural design submissions and works with

property owners and builders to maintain high

standards of quality and architectural harmony with

our desert environment.

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Security

DC Ranch Security provides a safe environment within DC Ranch residential

villages with security officers at the gate houses and mobile patrol units

throughout the neighborhoods.

COMMUNITY PATROL 1

(Country Club & Desert Camp)

Phone: 480.338.8477

Email: patrol1@dcranchinc.com

COMMUNITY PATROL 2

(Silverleaf & Desert Parks)

Phone: 480.338.8478

Email: patrol2@dcranchinc.com

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In case of emergency or perceived danger, DIAL 911.

QUICK GUIDE:

DC RANCH SECURITY SERVICES

Please visit the DCRanch.com Security page for items that should be completed using an Online Form.

ADDING/REMOVING GUESTS: Call the

gatehouse, visit gateaccess.net or download the

GateAccess app.

GARAGE DOOR ALERT: Security will call or

email residents if garage door is left open; after

10 p.m - email only.

GRANT AN AUTHORIZED PERSON:

Permits temporary extended access for realtors,

contractors etc. Online Form

LOST & FOUND: Items are collected nightly.

Contact the Windgate Gate.

PACKAGES: Deliveries of most packages

may be accepted; check with the gatehouse for

exceptions.

PARKING EXEMPTION: Grants up to three

days of street parking for guests. Online Form

PETS: Patrol services can provide complimentary

doggie waste bags and leashes.

PHOTO ID: Submit photo for identification

purposes at the gatehouses. Online Form

SNAKE REMOVAL: Security will assist, remain

on-site; and call Scottsdale Fire for removal.

SELLING YOUR HOME: Please visit the “My

Home” section of DCRanch.com for realtor

authorization. Online Form

VACATION NOTIFICATION: Security

conducts perimeter checks while residents are

away. Online Form

VERBAL VALIDATION CODE: Submit fourdigit

code in lieu of photo I.D. Online Form

VEHICLE TRANSPONDERS: Residents receive

a transponder for gate access. Issued at West

Gate. Online Form

UBER/CAR SERVICE: Pick-up appointments–

resident should notify security. Drop-offs, Security

will ask for the Verbal Validation Code or photo

identification.

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KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY

Beautiful

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S T A N D A R D S A N D G U I D E L I N E S

Standards are the measures for keeping the community beautiful and living harmoniously as neighbors.

DC Ranch Standards provide owners and renters in all neighborhoods, including sub-associations, with

the benchmarks that their property and actions should reflect.

DC Ranch Standards may be found on DCRanch.com/Standards and are a simplified version of content

contained in the full Design Guidelines for each of the four villages: Desert Camp, Country Club,

Silverleaf and Desert Parks. Residents are always encouraged to call a Community Standards Specialist

to assist with questions or proposed plans.

DC RANCH STANDARDS FOR HOMES

The Standards for Homes are the guidelines for

residents to use for exterior maintenance and

care of their homes. Courtesy inspections are free

and are highly recommended prior to listing your

home for sale.

DC RANCH STANDARDS FOR CONDUCT

The Standards for Conduct govern behavior

of residents in DC Ranch. The Standards are

a compilation of the CC&Rs, board policies

and federal, state, and local statues. DC Ranch

residents are proud of where they live and

choose to voluntarily comply with the community

governing documents.

DC RANCH STANDARDS FOR LANDSCAPE

The Standards for Landscape are the guidelines

for residents to use for maintenance of their

property. They vary by neighborhood and are

designed with neighborhood-specific navigation

to various resources including brochures,

landscape zone maps, and abbreviated, full,

and prohibited plant lists. Residents are always

encouraged to call a Community Standards

Specialist to assist with questions or proposed

plans. Courtesy inspections are free and are highly

recommended.

Landscaping and exterior home maintenance in sub-associations may differ or be more restrictive.

Please refer to your DC Ranch Standards booklet for home, landscape, and conduct standards relating

to your specific neighborhood. If you did not receive a booklet or need a new one, please contact The

Ranch Offices on Market Street at 480.513.1500.

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CHANGING

YOUR

HOME

HOME MODIFICATIONS

External modifications to residential property—

adding a ramada, guest house or pool, or

repainting your home—are subject to review and

approval. If you are contemplating an exterior

modification to your home, you must submit a

form to obtain approval prior to any modification.

REVIEW BY COVENANT COMMISSION

»»

Home additions greater than 100 sq. ft. livable

or non-livable in the Upper Canyon, Horseshoe

Canyon, and Arcadia at Silverleaf

»»

Exterior architectural and landscape

modifications

REVIEW BY RANCH ASSOCIATION

»»

Exterior architectural modifications

»»

Home additions less than 100 sq. ft. in all

neighborhoods except the Upper Canyon,

Horseshoe Canyon, and Arcadia at Silverleaf

»»

Exterior painting

HOME MODIFICATION TIMELINE

Modifications go through a review and approval

process and usually take two to four weeks.

Fees may apply for the review process. Please

contact The Ranch Offices on Market Street at

480.513.1500 and ask to speak with a Community

Standards Specialist for more assistance.

NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION

»»

Handled by The Covenant Commission

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CHANGING

YOUR

LANDSCAPE

LANDSCAPE MODIFICATIONS

If you are contemplating a modification to your

landscape, you must submit a form, along with

additional information prior to commencing any

construction.

REVIEW BY COVENANT COMMISSION

For custom homes in the Silverleaf communities,

Arcadia, and Country Club:

»»

Planting, removing, or changing existing

landscape

REVIEW BY RANCH ASSOCIATION

For non-custom homes in the villages of Silverleaf,

Country Club, Desert Camp and Desert Parks:

»»

Planting, removing, or changing existing

landscape

LANDSCAPE MODIFICATION TIMELINE

Modifications go through a review and approval

process and usually take two to four weeks. Fees

may apply for the review process. Please contact

the Ranch Office at 480.513.1500 and ask to speak

with a Community Standards Specialist for more

assistance.

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E.O. BROWN

DC RANCH’S FIRST SETTLER

It all began early in the 1900s only a few years

after nearby Fort McDowell closed, signaling an

end to the unfortunate “Indian Troubles” of the

late 1800s. The army moved out and the railroads

and speculators moved in, promoting land almost

free for the taking. Prospects for success and

good health attracted entrepreneurs like E.O.

Brown to the little agricultural town in the desert

that was Scottsdale at the turn of the century.

In the spirit of that final frontier, Brown, a

businessman who arrived from Wisconsin in

1901, laid claim to land that would grow over two

generations into 43,000-acre DC Ranch.

HISTORY OF

DC RANCH

Historic DC Ranch surrounds this community of

the same name, where settlers once worked cattle

and savored the cowboy’s life. The story of the

Ranch brings together land, cattle, enterprise,

and the optimism of people from the midwest,

southwest, and Mexico whose lives distill the

essence of Arizona.

When Brown and his family homesteaded, they

chose a section of land near the only perpetual

spring in the McDowell Mountains. Eventually

he acquired that spring along with the Silver

Leaf mining claim attached to it. Water from the

spring was eventually piped to tanks all over the

ranch. It is still producing a steady three gallons a

minute within the boundaries of today’s DC Ranch

community.

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Brown bought the DC brand and earmark from

a Dr. W.B. Crosby, who had registered it in 1885.

Perhaps Doc Crosby (DC) established a Desert

Camp (DC) for his cattle, giving the brand

double significance. Brown and his partner

shipped their first load of cattle to California in

1910 and the brand was used on the DC range

until the mid-1990s.

SOME

SPECULATION

ON THE

ORIGIN OF

“DC”

Brown added acreage to DC Ranch throughout

his life, and the next generation of his family

cinched it up and rode it into modern times. In

the early 1900s, the range had been crisscrossed

mainly by cattle trails and sandy washes where

water rushed down toward the Valley from the

McDowell Mountains in the rainy seasons. But by

the time E.O.’s son, E.E. “Brownie” Brown, took

over DC operations, ranch headquarters north of

the homestead could be reached by automobile.

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THE BROWN–MARLEY

PARTNERSHIP

It was time for “Big Brownie” to bring in a

partner: his friend, Kemper Marley. They had

known each other since childhood, and their

fathers were friends. Marley grew up with the

country, learning about agricultural business on

family ranches in Colorado and Arizona. He’d

gone out on his own early and graduated from

the school of life with honors, turning hard-won

knowledge into wealth. By the 1940s Marley was

a force in Arizona business and agriculture.

government needed and to trade them for

the public land where their cattle grazed in

the Arizona desert. Brown put up his deeded

land and Marley added cash. Their deal bought

them much of what is now north Scottsdale.

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As partners in the DC Ranch Company, Brown

and Marley wrangled themselves a deal to

expand the operation. Until the 1940s, DC

livestock had grazed across thousands of acres

of leased public land extending north and west

of the old Brown homestead. Through other

cattlemen, Marley and Brown determined that

they could buy that land. They developed a

plan to acquire holdings in California that the


DMB PARTNERSHIP

In the 1980s, the land owners formed a

partnership with DMB Associates, which

envisioned a community thoughtfully developed

to complement the desert surroundings. In

the late 1990s, DMB had the foresight to seek

a partnership with the McDowell Sonoran

Conservancy (formerly known as the McDowell

Sonoran Land Trust), a grassroots advocacy

group seeking to create a 36,000-acre preserve

of untouched desert.

In 1998, DMB sold more than 4,600 acres in

the upper Windgate Pass area to the City of

Scottsdale, which would become what is today

considered the “heart of the McDowell Sonoran

Preserve.” This sale cut DMB’s development

in half, but will forever stand as testament to

the company’s commitment to environmental

stewardship. The McDowell Sonoran Preserve

is the nation’s largest urban land preserve,

encompassing one-third of the City of

Scottsdale—57 square miles—and will connect

with the Tonto National Forest.

ESTEEMED ARCHITECTURAL LINEAGE

Even today, the DC Ranch landscape

philosophy is tied directly to preserving the

Sonoran Desert. Vernon D. Swaback, the

youngest apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright,

served as architect of DC Ranch. Swaback

refers to DC Ranch as “an orchestration of

natural materials,” given the use of native

stone from the site and a landscaped

profusion of arid-region, drought-tolerant,

flowering plants.

Swaback notes that streets and pathways

have been laid out to dramatize both near

and distant views while flowing with the

topography of the land. Low stone walls

appear along the way with no apparent

purpose other than to offer an eye-pleasing

interplay between nature and architecture.

Signs, light standards, bridges, buildings and

houses all show respect for the character of

the desert. None of this happens by chance.

“The decisions of countless people have all

played from the same score, each inspired

by the original beauty and authenticity of the

land,” said Swaback.

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Contact Us

THE RANCH OFFICES ON MARKET STREET

20555 N. Pima Rd., Suite 140

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Phone: 480.513.1500

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

THE HOMESTEAD COMMUNITY CENTER

18600 N. 98th St.

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Phone: 480.585.1641

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

DESERT CAMP COMMUNITY CENTER

9260 E. Desert Camp Dr.

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Phone: 480.342.7178

Hours:

Mon-Wed, Fri 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thurs 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sat-Sun 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

DC RANCH SECURITY

Community Patrol 1 (Country Club & Desert Camp)

Phone: 480.338.8477

Email: patrol1@dcranchinc.com

Community Patrol 2 (Silverleaf and Desert Parks)

Phone: 480.338.8478

Email: patrol2@dcranchinc.com

GATEHOUSES (24 HOURS)

West Gate 480.473.7362

East Gate 480.473.7506

Windgate 480.342.9095

Horseshoe 480.515.9443

Arcadia Gate 480.585.9662

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SUB-ASSOCIATIONS

Courtyards at Market Street (Parcel 2.4)

Village at Market Street (Parcel 2.7 – no gate)

Columbia Community (Parcel 4.2 – DC Ranch gate)

Tapadero (Parcel 4.11 – DC Ranch gate)

602.437.4777

Villas at Desert Camp (Parcel 2.8)

602.288.2670

Courtyards at Desert Parks (Parcel T5AB)

480.477.1846

The Villas (Parcel 1.12)

The Villas at Desert Park Village (Parcels 1.15 & 1.16)

602.216.7545

Icon at Silverleaf (Parcel T4B) - visit DCRanch.com

POLICE & FIRE

Fire Station #11

20355 N. Pima Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Phone: 480.312.0611 (Main)

Police

20363 N. Pima Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Phone: 480.312.8833

SCHOOLS

Copper Ridge School (K-8)

10101 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy,

Scottsdale AZ 85255

Phone: 480.484.1400

The Village at Silverleaf (Parcel 5.9A)

602.437.4777

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