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Hyde Park brings Fine art to Market Street

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Neighborhood spotlight: Courtyards at Desert Parks

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Healthy living DC Ranch News is a not-for-profit newspaper published by the DC Ranch Community Council to promote the DC Ranch lifestyle. The publication strives to build community by connecting current and future residents along with DC Ranch stakeholders through interesting stories and pictures. Ranch News offers value to its advertisers and perpetuates DC Ranch’s community values. DC Ranch Community Council spotlights local businesses as a service to the community and for information purposes only. DC Ranch does not recommend or endorse any described products or services. Community Engagement Director Jona Davis Senior Communications Manager Mike Gertzman Communications Coordinators Elizabeth Dankert, Alexandra Duemer and Terri Raimondi 480.585.1641 communications.team@dcranchinc.com dcranch.com

Like us on Facebook A division of Republic Media 200 E. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 Christie Ludwick Office: 602.444.7911 Mid Market Sales Manager Michael Mellstead Account Executive Lisa Schubert Advertising Coordinator Judi VanDyck Editor Jim Williams

With fresh air flowing, heart pumping and sun shining, your soul is lifted by the beautiful surroundings. You feel the camaraderie of fellow hikers as you collectively ascend into the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Your mind is engaged as the guide shares insight about the vibrant wildflowers that litter the desert. Welcome to the DC Ranch hiking program. It’s one of many initiatives designed to support the community value: healthy lifestyle. Is a healthy lifestyle important to you? If yes, you have chosen the right place. DC Ranch values healthy lifestyles, and we have the amenities and programs to support that community priority.

Exercise, fitness, healthy eating, socialization, enrichment, education, stress management and preventative care all contribute to wellness. We are fortunate to live near top medical care facilities, well maintained neighborhood parks, a multitude of fitness facilities and healthy food options.

Check out the enhanced features of our paths and trails at an event this spring (see page 9); we have new informational kiosks, wayfinding signs, emergency markers, improved trail connectivity, and trail maps, all intended to improve your experience on the trails. The new DC Ranch Program Guide also made its debut this spring, providing a comprehensive listing of activities for all ages, from First Fridays Social Hours to pickleball to educational classes. Wishing you good health,

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.

Jenna Kohl Community Council Executive Director

DC Ranch: Community values • SENSE OF COMMUNITY • ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP • FAMILY

• HEALTHY LIFESTYLES • DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS • LIFELONG LEARNING

• ARTISTIC & CULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES • RELATIONSHIP WITH LARGER COMMUNITY

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Ranch Updates

Annual meeting April1

Save the date:

Don’t miss the Home Improvement Expo

any residents spend the summer elsewhere, so please note this exciting, inaugural event. The Home & Landscape Expo planned for Wednesday, Oct. 9 at The Homestead Community Center will feature brief presentations and expo booths about home improvement. Learn about seasonal landscape items and home decor, tree maintenance, invasive species and chat with topic experts on painting, color trends, lighting and home irrigation. Many of these types of renovations require prior approval from the Ranch Association or Covenant Commission. The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m. allowing time for those who work to attend. Residents should also plan to attend our second annual Community Safety Forum scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 4. Look for more details in the coming months.

Emergency Medical Responders As part of the threeyear security contract with Anderson Security Agency, DC Ranch Patrol will be trained as emergency medical responders (EMR). The certification training is scheduled to begin later this month encompassing four 12-hour classes which wrap up the first week of May. The new patrol vehicles will also be fitted with EMR equipment.

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The Ranch Association annual meeting will focus on prior-year accomplishments, election results plus goals and initiatives for the upcoming year. This event is different than regular board meetings as no business is conducted other

5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Welcome reception Opening remarks Presentation Board of Directors election results Closing remarks

than to announce the three newlyelected board members. Residents are seated at banquet tables to mix, mingle and meet new neighbors. The evening begins with a welcome reception and delicious bites from Fleming’s Steakhouse. Wine and beer will be provided. Announcement of the incoming board members will top off the event. Residents and Neighborhood Voting Members are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP on the DCRanch.com calendar.

New snake removal procedures s snakes resurface this time of year, take steps to snake proof homes by clearing out large bushes, wood piles and items around the yard. Snakes like to hide in garages, around pool equipment and under rocks. Snakes are more active at sunrise and sundown, so be alert when outside hiking or walking the family pet. DC Ranch Security now provides snake removal, however, residents who feel they are in imminent danger or have been bit should call 911 immediately. For snake removal assistance, call DC Ranch Security Dispatch at 480.397.9659.


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Monthly Planner The following is a list of events and activities at DC Ranch in April; some have fees. For more information and the most up-to-date calendar of activities, please visit DCRanch.com or call 480.342.7178.

MONDAY | APRIL 1

Ranch Association Annual meeting 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | The Homestead

Perfect Smile

THURSDAY | APRIL 4

Living in the Desert Seminar 6 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp

FRIDAY | APRIL 5

Starry Night 7 to 9 p.m. | Desert Camp

SATURDAY | APRIL 6

Glow in the Dark Yoga 7 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp

TUESDAY | APRIL 9

Modification Committee Meeting 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Ranch Offices on Market Street

WEDNESDAY | APRIL 10 Grapenuts: Pinot and Pizza 6 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp

HEALTHY, Beautiful TEETH and a nice confident smile make for a great first impression and do wonders for self-esteem. At North Scottsdale Dental Studio, we offer every convenience to make your visit as comfortable as it can be. Sedation dentistry and dental laser technology are among many of our advanced treatments that help alleviate dental anxiety and ensure first-class dental care.

Spotlight Speaker Series: The Golden Era of Baseball Wednesday, April 17 | 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Homestead Did the game really begin with Abner Doubleday? How did baseball become the attraction of the world? What was the Black Sox Scandal? The catch in the 1954 World Series changed what was possible … and the stories go on and on. Join Mesa’s 2013 Teacher of the Year and historian Ken Sorenson as he gives a deeper understanding of the sport and the people who made it what it is today. Doors open at 6 p.m., program begins at 6:30 p.m. Appetizers, wine and beer provided.

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Starry Night Friday, April 5 | 7 to 9 p.m. Desert Camp Experience radiant spring constellations like you’ve never seen them before—right here on the Ranch! Multiple high-powered telescopes and guest astronomers will be here to guide your view of Ursa Major, Leo, Cancer, Virgo and Hydra, exploded stars and galaxies. Refreshments and dessert provided. Ages 21+, cost $23.

THURSDAY | APRIL 11 DC Ranch Women’s Club: Wine Experience In Old Town 4:45 to 7:30 p.m. Depart Desert Camp

FRIDAY | APRIL 12

Starlight Concert Series 6 to 8 p.m. | Market Street Park

SATURDAY | APRIL 13

DC Ranch Gives: Group Service Project 8 to 11:30 a.m. | Desert Camp

SATURDAY | APRIL 13

Introduction to Amateur Radio 9 to 10:30 a.m. | Desert Camp

SUNDAY | APRIL 14

Swim Team Information Meeting 3 to 4 p.m. | Desert Camp

TUESDAY | APRIL 16

DC Ranch Men’s Club: Conservation Open Panel Discussion 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Desert Camp

WEDNESDAY | APRIL 17

Spotlight Speaker Series: The Golden Era of Baseball 6 to 7:30 p.m. | The Homestead

THURSDAY | APRIL 18 Food Truck Night 5 to 7:30 p.m. Desert Camp

SATURDAY APRIL 20 Eggstravaganza 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Desert Camp


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Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 20 9 a.m. to noon | Desert Camp A family favorite event, don’t miss this DC Ranch spring celebration complete with a traditional egg hunt, festive lawn games, music and a buffet of brunch-style food. Tickets are $17 for adults; $9 for children; ages 3 and younger are free. Open to DC Ranch residents and their guests; limit six tickets per family.

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MONDAY | APRIL 22 Path and Trail Forum 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. | Desert Camp

FRIDAY | APRIL 26

Fourth Fridays Social Hour 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Desert Camp

SATURDAY | APRIL 27 DC Ranch Hiking Group 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Meet at Copper Ridge School

RECURRING EVENTS

All Levels Yoga Mondays and Wednesdays 9 to 10 a.m. The Homestead

Yoga Basics Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 to 10 a.m. The Homestead Duplicate Bridge Tuesdays 12:30 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp

Social Bridge Wednesdays | 12:30 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp DC Ranch Book Club Every fourth Wednesday 7 p.m. | Desert Camp

Canasta Club Fridays | 1 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp

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Pickleball Fridays | 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays | 4 to 6 p.m. Desert Camp

DC Ranch Women’s Club: Liking Hiking Every second Tuesday | 8 a.m. Every fourth Saturday | 8 a.m. Email slowenhar@gmail.com for details.

DC Ranch Gives: Group Service Project

Saturday, April 13 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. Depart Desert Camp Feed My Starving Children provides nutritional meal packs to starving children all over the world. Volunteers will help prepare Manna Packs, a tested nutritious meal that is essential for improved health of undernourished children. Transportation, water and a DC Ranch Gives shirt are provided. All registration fees will be donated to Feed My Starving Children. Participants must be at least five years old. Limited space available.

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Shining a light on four-legged ranchers!

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nter your dog for a chance to be featured in the next issue of Ranch News. Please email a photo of your dog, their name, age and a few lines about what makes them special to communications.team@dcranchinc.com

HAVE YOU TAKEN THE PUP PLEDGE?

DC Ranch is a community that loves its residents and their pets—offering an abundance of paths, trails and parks to enjoy together. Show your pride in being a PUP-friendly owner in DC Ranch, committed to picking up after pets to keep the community clean and inviting for all. Visit the ‘My Home’ tab on DCRanch.com to complete your pledge and receive an official PUP bandana, leash and doggie bags.

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ASHLEY WITTNEBEN

“Adopted in 2011 at the DC Ranch ‘Bark in the Park’ event, Chopper is our 10-year old Cockapoo. He is a loyal friend and companion, walking the trails every day and making friends along the way. Chopper is our first dog, but we are now committed dog lovers!” —David and Liz

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“Oakley wears a winter hat while he spends time in Chicago, but loves walking around DC Ranch Market Place with nothing on except his fur!”—Steve

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“Jax is a 4-year-old, 8-pound Yorkie rescue, who thinks he’s 60 pounds. A loving addition to our family and very protective of our four granddaughters. One morning we opened the front door to take one of our granddaughters for a walk and there was a coyote at the end of our driveway. Jax jumped off the back of the sofa and flew out the door chasing it down the trail in front of our house and came back unscathed. He has a special place in our hearts.” —Judy

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Newsworthy DC Ranch path and trail improvement project

Phase I projects consisted of recommendations to improve trail safety that included regrading of existing trails and adding crosswalks at primary path and trail connections. Phase II and Phase III recommendations include adding trails and connections around Copper Ridge School and throughout DC Ranch’s four villages—Desert Camp, The Country Club, Silverleaf and Desert Parks.

BY BETH OVERTON | COMMUNIT Y COUNCIL

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he DC Ranch network of path and trails connects residents throughout the neighborhoods, parks, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, commercial and community centers. With over 35 miles of paths and trails, it’s one of the best ways to explore the area, connect with neighbors and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

In the spring of 2018, as part of the DC Ranch 20th anniversary celebration, the Community Council partnered with Okanogan Trail Construction (OTC) to begin a yearlong capital improvement. OTC experts were tasked with completing a survey of the existing path and trail system, creating a list of recommendations for safety and connectivity, updating the existing trail map and designing and installing wayfinding signs, kiosks, pedestals and emergency markers.

After surveying the system, OTC project leaders provided a list of 50 recommendations for improvements based on safety, connectivity, resident privacy, resource protection and maintenance access. Planners divided the recommendations into three phases with a focus on safety, scope and cost. The

In early 2019, OTC experts completed updating the existing trail map and created a wayfinding system that includes kiosks, pedestals, trail signs and emergency markers. Installation of the wayfinding system will continue through late spring/early summer.

A hiking forum and trail hikes are scheduled to introduce residents to the new maps and wayfinding system. The forum is scheduled on Monday, April 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Desert Camp Community Center. Members of OTC, The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and City of Scottsdale will be there to discuss how trails work together and answer any questions. The first of four hikes in 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 at 9:00 a.m. where residents will explore Silverleaf and the Desert Parks trail located in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Residents may pick up the newly updated DC Ranch Path & Trail map at either the Desert Camp or The Homestead community centers or log on to DCRanch.com.

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A Renaissance in Carefree As Scottsdale grows and becomes more urbanized, a short drive to the small town of Carefree gives a reminder of classic Arizona living and our old West roots. With Easy Street and Ho Hum Road, it’s a place that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but still carries a level of distinction.

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BY ALEXANDRA DUEMER | COMMUNIT Y COUNCIL

his past year has brought new art galleries, restaurants and a wellness resort to the scene. Beth Renfro, the new Director of Marketing and Communications for Carefree, is thrilled about this renaissance. “We are hoping to invigorate people into coming here. There are some great new art galleries and dining options for every price point.”

FOCUS ON ART

Not to be confused with Cave Creek (just up the road) which is known more for bikers and its Wild West appeal, Carefree aims to give a more cultural experience. Art Walk is held every Friday night from 4 to 7 p.m. and of the 12 galleries in Carefree, each is completely different. “The culture has changed from mostly Native American art to provide more choices including modern art, metal sculptures, glass and jewelry. There are museum show artists here who showcase their work in places like Santa Fe, Carmel and New York,” says Ted Denton, gallery owner and founder of the Art Walk. Spanish Village is one of the first buildings that was constructed in Carefree. This charming retail location is also where Shelly Spence, owner of Grace Renee Gallery, opened her doors in November. “My vision is to give people an experience. I hold events where everyone can mingle and meet with the artists I carry. I’ve been selective about my artists and the response has been very good.” Most exciting for Spence is that she is the first and only place in Arizona that carries Nanis Jewelry. Handcrafted in Italy by Laura Bicego, the exclusive 18k gold pieces are luminescent works of art.

On April 21, Spence will host an evening with Phoenix artist Jennyfer Stratman who also lives part of the year in Melbourne, Australia. She expresses herself through fine metal freestanding and wall sculptures, and her style incorporates both the fluidity of her chosen medium, as well as the intricacy and patience of her early work with ceramics. She has exhibited in 28 solo exhibitions and over 100 group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Adelante Gallery also relocated to Spanish Village from El Pedregal. The whimsical gallery showcases paintings, sculpture and jewelry by local and international folk and fine artists.

After 37 years of producing awardwinning, juried fine art and wine festivals in Scottsdale, Thunderbird Artists has opened its first fine art gallery in Carefree. Owner Denise Colter felt the town was their home away from home and a place where they wanted a more constant presence. With people visiting from all over the world, they enjoy sharing unique pieces like bronze and glass chandeliers, porcelain sculptures and colorful paintings. “The painting ‘Marilyn Moonroe’ by Todd Steele always make me smile,” she says. If you’re going to invest in art, find something that speaks to you.

TASTE FOR FINE DINING

Phoenix Magazine recently awarded Confluence as 2018 Restaurant of the Year. Open in July of last year, Brandon and Tori Gauthier’s Frenchinfluenced American bistro is housed in the

former Café Bink space. Kevin Binkley fans became acquainted with the unassuming couple’s prodigious talents (he cooked, she managed) at the original Binkley’s. Their restaurant offers thoughtful wines, a rotating selection of swoon-worthy house-baked breads and elegant, globally inflected dishes that are truly unique. 36889 N. Tom Darlington Dr., restaurantconfluence.com Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse opened with anticipation on New Year’s Eve. If the Keeler name sounds familiar, it’s because they also own Liberty Station on Market Street. The upscale restaurant includes a rooftop bar and offers a daily happy hour menu (3 to 6 p.m.). 7212 East Ho Hum Road, keelerssteakhouse.com

UNPLUG AND RECHARGE

The iconic stacked boulders in Carefree are an unforgettable setting for top golf and resort amenities. CIVANA opened in 2018 as the first sustainable wellness resort in the Greater Phoenix area. With a focus on health through clean eating, movement, healing arts and enrichment, the resort aims to provide opportunities for engaging the body and soul. The state-of-the-art 22,000 square foot spa features hydrotherapy treatments like tepidarium, hot/cold walking pools, a cold plunge shower, a Watsu treatment pool and a saunarium. Daily fitness and enrichment classes (like meditation or juicing) are included with every stay. Day experiences are also available for local residents. 3770 Mule Train Road, civanacarefree.com

Opposite page, bottom left: Huntress sculpture by Austin Casson. Bottom right: The original Spanish Village shopping center. This page, above: Nanis Jewelry gold ring studded with pave diamonds. Far left: Marilyn Moonroe painting by Todd Steele. Center: Carefree Sundial. Far right: Chef Brandon Gauthier of Confluence. Below left: Artist Jennyfer Stratman. Below right: Debra Steidel porcelain sculpture.

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Did you know? • Home to 4,000 residents, Carefree sits at an elevation of 2,568 feet and is often 5 to 7 degrees cooler than Phoenix. • Carefree has the most restaurants per capita of any city or town in Arizona, per the Arizona Restaurant Association.

• Carefree Studios filmed productions for Orson Welles, Bob Hope and Dick van Dyke in the 1970’s. The building was razed in 1999 for residential development.

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orth Scottsdale business owner Erik Humphrey of Hyde Park Interiors has expanded his Hyde Park brand with a new art gallery. Hyde Park Fine Art opened January 17 on Market Street. The boutique art gallery is conveniently located next door to Hyde Park Fine Rugs.

In 2014, Humphrey opened his flagship store Hyde Park Interiors in North Scottsdale at Pima and Pinnacle Peak roads. As a full-service interior design firm with a boutique style furniture store, Humphrey’s plan was to provide unparalleled customer service in a setting that is welcoming and comfortable. Humphrey further planned for specialty stores to complete the

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“The visibility and architecture of Market Street with steel, stone and glass are very appealing. It showcases all that we do,” says Humphrey. Having assisted in over a dozen recent interior design projects within DC Ranch he adds, “Our service fits the needs of the homes here and fine art goes hand in hand with our projects. We want to make it easy and turnkey for our clients.”

With projects as far as Michigan, Humphrey and his talented team are dialed in to what’s current in market trends. Some 2019 design trends include abstract paintings, metal and sculptural art with a lot of dimension and they see the use of bold colors, like red and green, also making a comeback. Hyde Park Fine Art features original and giclée art from local, regional

and international artists. Sharon Seifert, Manager and Art Consultant for Hyde Park Fine Art, has been in the art business for 29 years. She says, “We try to feature local artists as much as possible, but keep a variety of styles. You’ll see things here that you won’t see in most galleries. Everything from the art, to fabrics and rugs at Hyde Park are relevant and work together.”


BY MORGAN DOMARACKI | VILLAGE HEALTH CLUB

ith spring weather in full effect, now is the time to take advantage of the bounty of tennis programs offered at the DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa. The center has 10 outdoor-lighted post-tension tennis courts and a 2,000foot clubhouse with men’s and women’s locker facilities, a lounge area and a great patio for viewing the matches.

• Ultimate Doubles for men

and women advanced players looking to improve their doubles strategy and teamwork in a fun, competitive environment.

• Stroke of the Week

Swing into spring

a 60-minute session designed for players graduating from the Try Tennis Today program or for those players wanting to work on technique fundamentals.

• B-Level and C-Level Doubles Clinic

Open to members and fast-paced, nonmembers competitive of the club is doubles drills Try Tennis that will help Today, an adult you practice program for your court players who are positioning, just picking up placement, a racquet or movement have been out and tactics. of the game • Groove get for a bit. A new your strokes 4-class session in a good begins on the Try Tennis Today, an adult groove. This first of every program for players who are just combination month and ball machine picking up a racquet or have been racquets will and feeding be provided if out of the game for a bit. A new clinic focuses needed. Players 4-class session begins on the first on hitting lots can also use the of balls with a of every month and racquets will free ball machine little coaching be provided if needed. to work on their mixed in. It’s new tennis skills. a great way to sharpen your skills This program is offered on Wednesand/or get some work on a new day’s from 6 to 7 p.m. for $75. skill, all while interacting with For members, there are a number other members. of Adult Tennis Programs and • Move Tennis Clinic (Cardio Tennis) Tennis Clinics offered every day take your cardio routine out of the week. These include: of the gym and onto the tennis

• Round Robin Doubles social co-ed

doubles play where you will be assigned a partner, play for a period of time, rotate and switch partners.

• Dave’s Doubles Clinic fast-paced,

competitive doubles drills that will help you practice your court positioning, placement, movement and tactics.

court. Our twist on the popular cardio tennis—slightly more focused on hitting as many balls as possible than the traditional format. A fun, energetic workout for players of all abilities.

The DC Ranch Village tennis center is located next to Copper Ridge School at 9800 E Horseshoe Canyon Drive. For more information, visit villageclubs.com or call 480.502.8844.

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Neighborhood Spotlight

In November of 2017, the Courtyards

at Desert Parks was honored with an Arizona Excellence in Landscaping Award for its common areas which include a private pool and sitting area with a glowing fireplace Courtyards | Desert Park

In 2019, a different neighborhood within DC Ranch will be showcased each month. Learn about who and what makes these areas a special place to call home.

NEIGHBORHOOD: DESERT PARKS

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he Courtyards at Desert Parks is the luxury condominium community nestled next to The Homestead Community Center with brick paver and a wrought iron gate entryway. The atmosphere is cozy and connected with tree-lined streets that grace the Spanish-eclectic architecture. Many of the upper windows on the 89-units here feature wrought iron Juliet balconies

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and comfortable seating. MEET NEIGHBORHOOD VOTING MEMBER: SUSAN BRANNON

and the shared paver driveways and walkways are reminiscent of a quaint European village.

In November of 2017, the Courtyards at Desert Parks was honored with an Arizona Excellence in Landscaping Award for its common areas which include a private pool and sitting area with a glowing fireplace and comfortable seating. It is one of ten sub-associations in DC Ranch, which means that it is managed by a separate property management company who reports to The Courtyards’ Board of Directors. Because it is a sub-association, the neighborhood can have more stringent restrictions, but cannot contradict

Susan Brannon and husband Jim

or conflict with the DC Ranch Community Standards. Many happy residents are proud to call this lovely community home.

y husband, daughter and I moved from McCormick Ranch last July. I’ve enjoyed getting to know the neighbors in the Courtyards at Desert Park which has been very easy to do while walking my two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. I’m a small-town girl from the Midwest so being a good neighbor is very important to me. I volunteer at my church and local non-profits so I’m happy to take on the NVM role for my community.”


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MIKE DOMER Gets DC Ranch & Silverleaf Homes SOLD at Top Dollar

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Silverleaf • 6 BR • 14 BA • 20,000/sf • $17,500,000

Silverleaf • 5BR • 5.5 BA • 9,100/sf • $6,495,000

Off the Ranch Cooking Class Silverleaf • 5 BR • 6 BA • 9,175/sf • $5,895,000

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ver the last 9 years, Mike Domer sold 50% of all Scottsdale homes selling at $8 million* and above. All but one took place in DC Ranch and Silverleaf. One of his Silverleaf sales set the record for the highest priced home ever sold in Arizona at $17,500,000.* Before joining Walt Danley Christie’s in 2018, Mike was ranked as the #1 RE/MAX agent in the entire United States. Whether your luxury home is valued at $500,000 or over $20M, give Mike a call to learn how he can help you. Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide Highest Price Sale Ever in Arizona Highest Price Sale Ever DCR/Silverleaf Highest Price Sold per/sf @ $1,064/sf Over $50 Million in Annual Sales DC Ranch/Silverleaf Property Owner

New - Near Completion

Silverleaf • 4 BR • 5.5 BA • 5,836/sf • $3,395,000

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Silverleaf • 3 BR • 3.5 BA • 3,693/sf • $2,395,000

Need Your Luxury Home Sold? Contact Mike for a FREE property evaluation

New - Near Completion

Silverleaf • 5 BR • 6 BA • 7,700/sf • $6,495,000 *Based on MLS Statistics

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he McDowell Sonoran Preserve has many miles of trails from easy and short to difficult and long. Enjoyment of this beautiful desert is related to preparedness and common sense. Even a short hike with simple problems can turn out to be traumatic, so here are a few things to consider:

Know your physical limitations If it’s

been awhile since you stepped out for a hike, go a shorter distance than what you anticipate you can do. You want to feel good after the hike knowing you had energy to spare.

Be familiar with the trail you are hiking Preserve maps provide distance between points and intersections as well as elevation between them.

Check the weather forecast Radio, TV

and cell phone apps are all available to help you understand the forecast. It never hurts to stop during your hike to observe any changes.

Share your plans Tell someone where you are going, who you might be going with and when you can be expected back. Any change of plan could increase the time necessary to help you, if needed. © 2016 Village Health Clubs & Spas

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a must, no matter the season. Dressing in layers can give you the most options. Undoubtedly, proper footwear for the terrain is the most important piece of clothing you have.

WHAT TO BRING ON YOUR HIKE Water is the most essential item to

always have with you. If you have drank half your water, turn around and head back to your starting point. Carry more water than you

need; extra is always welcome when the unexpected happens.

A trail map along with the various trail apps available on your phone are excellent. The app Maprika has exact copies of the Preserve trail maps and it provides you with your exact location on the trail. Hiking snacks will depend on the

length and difficulty of your hike. Dried and fresh fruit, energy bars and salty pretzels will provide energy.

Your cell phone is very important,

so make sure it is fully charged before you head out. Text messages can be sent even when the phone shows no signal. Most phones provide a flashlight that becomes very handy for a variety of uses. Using headsets during hiking is highly discouraged. These reduce your ability to hear what is going on around you such as a hiker wanting to pass, a rattlesnake warning, the buzz of bees or the roar of thunder.

A whistle is small and easy to put in

your pocket but can be heard over greater distances than your shouts.

Hiking poles add rhythm and balance to your stride and reduce stress and strain on your joints.

An emergency blanket is inexpensive

and made of silver foil-like material. About the size of a wallet, it can easily fit in your pocket or pack and be used for shade or a poncho. Its reflective qualities also make them a valuable tool to signal for help. Use your common sense, because being prepared and enjoying the great outdoors will make your hike exceptional!


Around Scottsdale Big things are in store for the Exclusively Little Expo, April 6.

Veg out at the Old Town Farmers Market in April. Buy fresh vegetables, fruits

and creative crafts at Scottsdale’s Old Town Farmers Market. It’s held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through May. The market is in the public parking lot at 3806 N. Brown Ave. ArizonaCommunityFarmersMarkets.com

Throttle the thrill … at Arizona Bike Week, April 3-7. Attend the biggest

motorcycle event in the Southwest at WestWorld. Highlights include hundreds of vendors, stunt shows, live music, demos, exhibitions, contests, flat track racing, auctions and bike shows. Each night ends with a concert featuring big names in the rock world. AZBikeWeek.com

Families are invited to this one-of-akind event to learn about programs, services, education and products for families and children. The event, designed for kids 10 and younger, runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at McCormickStillman Railroad Park. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “events”

Run the Runway race offers “plane” old fun for a great cause. This unique race takes flight Saturday, April 6, on the Scottsdale Airport runway with 5K, 10K and Kids Dash options. A vendor fair with fun-for-the-wholefamily activities will follow. Event proceeds benefit the nonprofit, Playworks Arizona. Use code “TakeFlight” for 25 percent off. RuntheRunwayAZ.com

Is the library haunted? Sonoran Paranormal Investigations, Inc. discusses the scientific methods used to investigate paranormal activity. Representatives will divulge why they think the Arabian and Mustang libraries are haunted. This free program runs from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, Arabian Library. ScottsdaleLibrary.org Gold Palette ArtWalk features “Sip of Scottsdale,” April 11. In partnership

with the Scottsdale Wine Trail and Sonoita AVA, this event features tastings of local Arizona wines throughout various Old Town galleries. Great art and great wine—the perfect mix! Visitors can stroll the galleries from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 11. ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Please your palate at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival April 13 & 14. Expert chefs, scrumptious food creations and enthralling entertainment are all part of the mix, culminating with the Great Arizona Picnic. ScottsdaleFest.org

Put your pedal to the pavement for Cycle the Arts, April 14. Hop on your

bike and get an up-close look at some of the Valley’s best public art. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the ride at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 14, at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. Helmets are required for this familyfriendly 10-mile ride. Information available soon at ScottsdalePublicArt.org

Did you know that there is a shortage of homes on the market in Scottsdale? Thinking of listing your home? This may be the right time!

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The #1 Team in DC Ranch

Soft Contemporary in DC Ranch

5 Bed / 5.5 Bath / 9,974 SF – $8,495,000 Laura Lester 480.734.7273

Stunning Golf Course Estate in Silverleaf

6 Bed / 8 Bath / 9,293 SF – $6,250,000 Mike Lehman 480.734.7271

Transitional Farmhouse Estate in Arcadia at Silverleaf

Beautifully Finished DC Ranch Villa

Gorgeous Home in The Parks at Silverleaf

Beautifully Appointed Hacienda in DC Ranch

Mediterranean Villa in Silverleaf

Elegant Estate Perched High in the Upper Canyon of Silverleaf

5 Bed / 5.5 Bath / 5,810 SF – $2,849,000 Mike Sweeney 480.250.3036 /Natalie Palmer 602.488.2009

5 Bed / 4 Bath / 5,203 SF – $1,749,000 Andrew Beardsley 602.399.3507

3 Bed / 3 Bath / 2,431 SF – $1,185,000 Deborah Beardsley 480.250.5828 Andrew Beardsley 602.399.3507

3 Bed / 3.5 Bath /3,074 SF – $1,595,000 Mike Sweeney 480.250.3036 Mike Lehman 480.734.7271

5 Bed / 5.5 Bath / 6,385 SF – $3,100,000 Deborah Beardsley 480.250.5828 Andrew Beardsley 602.399.3507

4 Bed / 4.5 Bath / 4,649 SF – $1,995,000 Laura Lester 480.734.7273

Elevated Estate Homesite in the Summit of Silverleaf

2.02 Acres / 87,819 SF Buiding Env 26,390 – $995,000 Mike Sweeney 480.250.3036

The Best Decision in DC R anch • Silverleaf Realty is the #1 brokerage in DC Ranch.* • In 2018, five Silverleaf Realty agents ranked in the top 6 in DC Ranch sales.* • In 2018, homes in Silverleaf sold on average 27% higher per square foot when a Silverleaf Realty agent was involved in the sale. • Silverleaf Realty was involved in three of the top four highest priced home sales in The Country Club at DC Ranch in 2018.

480.725.4608 • SilverleafRealty.com Visit us at our new address in Canyon Village: 18801 North Thompson Peak Parkway, Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

*Based on 2018 MLS market penetration report. If your property is currently listed, this is not meant as a solicitation. Prices and property availability remain subject to change. © 2019 Silverleaf Realty

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