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Ranch News

O n e C o m m u n i t y, F o u r V i l l a g e s : C o u n t r y C l u b | D e s e r t C a m p | D e s e r t P a r k s | S i l v e r l e a f


2019 brings new focus on ‘connected’ living


Healthy tips to get back on track after the holidays

Living the dream


Neighborhood Spotlight: Market Street Villas

Strong demand, desirable location drive real estate sales in DC Ranch

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Get out and explore in the new year

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Welcome to 2019! 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. 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

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As we turn over to a new year, it is a good opportunity to outline what’s on the agenda for 2019. It is going to be an eventful year with the launch of the refreshed path and trail signage and maps; new seasonal program guide; implementation of the strategic plan that the community collectively developed over the past two years; and new program offerings.

Part of the Community Council’s mission is “visioning and facilitating initiatives that enhance residents’ quality of life, serve collective interests and promote the DC Ranch Brand.” It is our goal to ensure that DC Ranch remains vibrant and relevant for both current and future owners. How do we do that? With your help, of course. Look for these opportunities to provide input on the future of your community in 2019: • Programming Open House Learn about all programs, events, and activities offered in DC Ranch, and weigh in on what programs you’d like to see.

• Resident Survey A resident survey is conducted every 3 years; please take the time to complete your survey when it arrives this spring. • Master Plan Process Contribute ideas about what amenities would add to the DC Ranch experience.

Spending time on these initiatives is a critical component of maintaining and sustaining a dynamic, world class community and supporting strong home values. As always, if I can be of service, please contact me.

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





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Ranch Updates Welcome Neighborhood Voting Members 2019! Desert Parks Village

Desert Camp Village

Country Club Village

Desert Haciendas | Sam Hawkins

Market Street Villas | MJ Hall

Country Club Longhorn | Frank Tranisi

The Villas | Chris Sloffer

Courtyards at Market Street | Lisa Olsen

Columbia Community | Mark Shultz

Terrace Homes West | Sarah Tablak

Monterey | Michelle Cross

Terrace Homes East | Ernest Milner

Village at Market Street | Tish Tischer, Alt. Ed Swanson

Villas at Desert Park | Stuart Wolkoff

Villas at Desert Camp | Vacant

Cross Canyon | Sharon Devine

Park & Manor | Chris Kirkpatrick, Alt. Pam Kacir

Pioneer | Tom Grace

Tapadero | Arthur Landau

Montelena | Bradley Littleton

Iron Springs | Jim Sullivan

Park & Manor | Vacant

Camelot 93rd Place | Steve Marks

Craggy Spur | Chris Nottoli

The Estates | Todd Singer

Camelot 94th Way | Bob Nathan

Courtyards at Desert Parks | Susan Brannon

Camelot 96th Way | Jack Daugherty

Silverleaf Village

Rosewood | Geoffrey Wilner The Haciendas | Lauren Mackin

*New volunteers are listed in bold.

Happy Hollow | Don Matheson

Saguaro Canyon | Ron Jones Whistling Wind | Bud Kern, Alt. Howard Sobelman Wingspan | Vacant Acacia Court | Cindy Romano, Alt. Marla Walberg Veranda Place | Andy McGraw Crescent Park | Kay Nadel Canyon Villas at Silverleaf | Vacant Canyon Villas | Joe Cafferelli The Sterling Estates | John Henrickson

Rob’s Camp | Douglas Whitaker

East Arcadia | Charlie Kirke

Silverleaf Village 5.1-5.7 | Patty Green

North Arcadia | Kirk Kaprelian

Silverleaf Village 102nd St. | Sue Greenberg

West Arcadia | Lori Reiman

Ranch Association Board election

It’s not too soon to consider who to elect to the Ranch Association board for 2019. The election process begins Feb. 1 when candidate forms are posted on the DC Ranch website. The process concludes at the annual membership meeting scheduled Monday, April 1. This year there will be three board positions up for re-election. Two-year terms are expiring for Fred Green, Dr. Phil Geiger and Elizabeth Kepuraitis. Be sure to connect with your Neighborhood Voting Member (NVM) about your candidate choice, as NVMs are responsible for casting votes on behalf of the neighborhood they serve. Contact information for each NVM is listed in the Community Management section of DCRanch.com, or call the Ranch Offices at 480.513.1500 for assistance.

Election Timeline February 1 February 4 March 4 March 18 March 19

Candidate Forms posted on DC Ranch.com Election Kickoff at Board of Directors meeting Deadline for candidate applications Meet the Candidates Night | 6 p.m. at The Homestead Ballots mailed to Neighborhood Voting Members (NVMs) and residents as needed April 1 Board members elected at the Ranch Association Annual Meeting | 6 p.m. at The Homestead

any residents are concerned about the speed of vehicles around the community’s neighborhood parks and greenbelts. In September 2018, the Ranch Association Board approved a plan to collect speed data around Ethel’s Garden and the rear gate park in Arcadia. The overwhelming conclusion is that people are driving too fast. At its January 7 meeting, the Board will likely approve issuing

Neighborhood Conversations in the Park

Please slow down fines for excessive speeding to those identified by the speed camera driving more than 11 miles over the posted limit around residential parks where the posted speed is 15 mph. That means drivers caught by the camera will be fined $300 on the first offense.

DC Ranch executive leadership is interested in hearing feedback and suggestions from residents. The executive directors and board members from both Community Council and Ranch Association are scheduling visits to neighborhoods to meet with residents. During the launch meeting, held recently in Park and Manor, residents brought up ideas on speed control, landscape maintenance, a crosswalk on 91st Street, addition of a pathway along 94th Street to Bell Road and additional trash receptacles and speed enforcement signs. To host such an event, please call the Ranch Offices at 480.513.1500. The Ranch Association will help notify neighbors, post the event date and time and bring refreshments.


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DC Ranch is our home, too. Values Matter ACTIVE


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9280 E Thompson Peak Pkwy #22 | $1,125,000 SOLD


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Perfect Smile

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


Ranch Association Board of Directors Meeting 6 to 7:30 p.m. | The Homestead


Grapenuts: Cabernets from Napa 6 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp


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


Tween Night at Sky Zone 6 to 9 p.m. | Desert Camp


Men’s Club: VIP Barrett-Jackson experience All day | Westworld of Scottsdale


Lifelong Learning: Eating healthy for longevity 5:30 to 7 p.m. | Desert Camp


CPR Training 9 a.m. to 1 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.

VIP Barrett-Jackson experience

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Thursday, Jan. 17 | 5:30 to 7 p.m. Desert Camp | $7 New for 2019, DC Ranch introduces the Lifelong Learning Series as a collection of classes to enrich the lives of residents of all ages. Join us as we profile a different topic each season and pursue a passion for knowledge. We start the year with Dr. Christy Alexon, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at ASU. This lecture will focus on foods and diet habits that manage some key concerns in aging. Learn components of an anti-aging diet and how to incorporate these into a meal plan for improved longevity and quality of life.

WEDNESDAY | JAN. 23 DC Ranch Book Club 7 to 8:30 p.m. | Desert Camp


Community Council Board of Directors 5:30 p.m. | Desert Camp

Monday, Jan. 14 | All day Westworld of Scottsdale DC Ranch Men’s Club invites men and women to experience Barrett-Jackson in style at the Muscle Lounge. Enjoy a bird’seye view of the auction stage from this private skybox with full access to an open bar and dedicated catering. Whether you are primed to capture the car of your dreams, rub elbows with celebrities or just soak in the auction excitement, make it memorable by enjoying some elite treatment at The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction. To register, call resident Steven Kressler at 508.662.6313.


Lifelong Learning Series: Eating healthy for longevity

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The Little Mermaid Jr. auditions The Homestead Playhouse is pleased to announce the production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” coming this spring! We invite residents, neighbors and friends to audition for this colorful musical.

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Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a fun love story for the ages. This fishy fable will capture your heart with irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” Open auditions for residents and community members, ages 5-16, will be held at The Homestead Community Center. Auditions will consist of group movement, singing and reading from the script. No specific preparation is necessary. If selected, rehearsals will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

Audition workshop Friday, Jan. 18 | 4 to 5 p.m.

Auditions Tuesday, Jan. 22 | 4 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 24 | 5 to 7 p.m.

Callbacks Friday, Jan. 25 | 5 to 6 p.m. Performance dates May 9-12 For more information, please visit DCRanch.com or contact Lindsay Vanegas at 480.538.3542.

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SATURDAY | JAN. 26 DC Ranch Day 4 to 6 p.m. | Desert Camp



All Levels Yoga Monday and Wednesday 9 to 10 a.m. | The Homestead NEW Pilates Yoga Fusion Wednesdays | 6 to 7 p.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 Drop-in Pickleball Fridays | 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays | 4 to 6 p.m. Desert Camp

DC Ranch Day

Saturday, Jan. 26 4 to 6 p.m. | Desert Camp


rab your cowboy boots and join neighbors for a rousing community-wide celebration of DC Ranch! The fun kicks off with a mechanical bull, trick roper, country dancing with a live band and Westernthemed games. Hamburgers, hotdogs and a variety of vegan/vegetarian/ gluten-free options will be served. Start working on your recipe for the Pie Contest. Custom DC Ranch BBQ branding irons will also be raffled off.

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New year brings new focus on living connected at DC Ranch BY MIKE GERTZMAN, COMMUNIT Y COUNCIL

s new people move to DC Ranch and North Scottsdale continues to see substantial growth, it is the goal of the DC Ranch leadership to establish a clear understanding of the DC Ranch vision and remind residents about the unique attributes that make living here so special.


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. The community is composed of 25 diverse neighborhoods within four distinct villages that interact with shared open spaces to create the sense of living with the land.

THE DC RANCH COMMITMENT: COMMUNITY AND INCLUSIVENESS DC Ranch is a dynamic community in which stakeholders feel a sense of connection, shared commitment and mutual responsibility.

The parks, sidewalks, paths and trails at DC Ranch are a perfect example of the DC Ranch commitment to fostering an inclusive community.

They do not have gates—allowing all DC Ranch residents, including apartment residents, pedestrian access to these special amenities.

All residents are welcome to use the paths and trails to go from neighborhood to neighborhood to explore their community.

Residents place such a high value on this resource that DC Ranch is taking steps to improve the experience for everyone who uses the paths and trails. It is important to remember that the DC Ranch neighborhood parks are intended to be used for the passive recreation and peaceful enjoyment

of the residents and their guests. They are not designed or managed to host parties or formal events.

Additionally, with its community centers, social events, health, wellness, arts and educational programs, DC Ranch residents have access to a vast amount of fantastic opportunities to enrich their lives and interact with their neighbors.


As the second decade of the 21st century nears its end, it will be the mission of DC Ranch to deliver a future worthy of this magnificent community’s exceptional past.





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Resident Feedback Spurs New Programming • Monthly social hours for residents to informally gather and connect with neighbors



igh-quality programs and events are at the heart of the DC Ranch community. The Community Council offers over 50 different events and activities each year.

A critical component of the selection process for what to offer is resident input. In early 2018, the Community Council hosted a Programs and Events Open House followed by a Ranchwide survey for residents to share feedback on current offerings and give suggestions for new activities.


• Instructional lectures that supplement the community’s commitment to lifelong learning • Off the Ranch group for planned social excursions throughout the year

• More specialty classes and clinics, such as Bridge, Mahjong and drop-in Pickleball

• Path & Trails Forum and Grand Opening to highlight the new path and trail signage, kiosks, maps and safety markers


 ... are based on resident demand and participation levels

 ... provide a diverse array of offerings and events that appeal to all demographics, from lifelong learners to families and youth to adult  ... are consistent with and support the DC Ranch Brand and Community Values  … are designed within a comprehensive year-round calendar

 … offer a balance of community traditions versus new, unique and trendy  … are annually evaluated to keep, refresh or eliminate

 … are vetted by the Community Council Board

Much loved events such as Starlight Concerts, Spooky Carnival, Eggstravaganza and PJs will continue to delight. Due to their popularity, guided hikes and adult trivia nights that were part of the special 20th anniversary programming will now be ongoing. Residents will also find additional camps for youth and a game day for all ages this summer.

Based on resident feedback, Council is implementing registration improvements. Participants can register for programs and clubs sooner and, to make registration easier for ongoing fitness programs, residents may now purchase classes up to three months in advance! The Eventbrite registration platform has lowered its processing fees, so program registration has been adjusted accordingly. When registering, residents will also see one price which comprises both the processing fee and program fee. Watch for seasonal program guides showcasing all event and program information at a glance beginning this spring and visit the DCRanch.com calendar for all events and programs in 2019.

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fter a slow build-up post-recession, 2018 saw significant real estate activity with a 20 percent increase in sales for DC Ranch, according to Silverleaf Realty. Months of record home sales and price increases (reaching 2006 levels) in the Metro Phoenix area slowed in the last quarter of the year due to a rise in interest rates and changing tax laws. Even so, 2019 is poised for a solid start.

Mark Stapp, Director of Center for Real Estate and Practice at ASU, shares his thoughts on the DC Ranch market. “North Scottsdale is a highly desirable and sought after place to live that also attracts business which employ workers that want and can afford to live in the area. This drives demand. DMB is one of the best master planned community developers in the nation and insisted on the very best in community planning practice. Coupled with a finite supply and tight development restrictions, it is a desirable location for investment,” says Stapp.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau population estimates, Maricopa county was No. 1 in the country for population growth in 2016 and 2017 and new home permits increased 18 percent in 2018. Arizona’s priciest home sale in 2018 was $18.8 million for 21,000 square feet, right here in Silverleaf at DC Ranch. Currently, a 4-acre Silverleaf property offered at $26 million is the most expensive home listing in Arizona. Nina Joki of Silverleaf Realty says, “Only four original home sites are still available to purchase and 80 percent of all available custom home lots are now complete or currently under construction. People like it here because it is private and secluded within a city, not to mention the incredible views.” Another trend she sees is an increase in remodels because people are choosing not to move.

“Appreciation lagged a bit in North Scottsdale, but that’s because prices didn’t dip as far as other parts of the Valley,” said Jim Belfiore, President of Belfiore Real Estate Consulting. “More moderately priced homes that are in a master planned community


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like DC Ranch have done well and will continue to attract a large buyer population. Excess inventory is what causes distress, but North Scottsdale has very little inventory.” Belfiore adds, “The new ICON project in the area is very exciting. They are taking some of the last parcels of land, making it available to a larger buying pool and diversifying the type of living options, which is very positive.”


Gene Montemore of Launch Real Estate says, “The highest value Silverleaf neighborhoods may see modest gains over the next 5 years whereas other DC Ranch neighborhoods are forecasted for gains up to 18 percent by 2023.”

Strong demand drives up DC Ranch real estate prices

85255 days on market–sold or de-listed properties

DC Ranch real estate sales $400,000,000 $300,000,000



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$100,000,000 $0 2013



The 85255 zip code shows a 7.1 percent year-over-year value increase for single-family residential homes, with an average of future gains forecasted for 2019 at 6.3 percent above 2018 values and leveling off around 2020 at 9.8 percent above 2018 values.


This month, The NEW HOME Company will debut its furnished model




Icon condominiums under construction




oriented with generous master bedrooms, baths and closets, expansive great rooms and kitchens, and they feature an extensive outdoor living area on large patios. Each residence will be appointed with the finest luxury amenities and served by semi-private elevators for added convenience. Prices start at $1.7 million.


A featured residence on the Phoenix Home & Garden 2018 Home Tour, this elegant Italianate villa in Silverleaf is infused with formal Mediterranean élan. The owners of this stately home gave instructions to architect Mark Candelaria, builder John Schultz and landscaper Jeff Berghoff that were quite simple: build us the finest and most comfortable stately home in America in the best place to live in America. And that is what they did from the crystal chandeliers hanging from its hand-painted high ceilings to its Italian marble floors covered with Persian rugs and statuary. There are inside gardens, a great moat to keep their pets in and wild animals out, and their extensive collection of art hangs on Venetian plaster walls. Elegant his and her offices face each other with a fountain garden in between them and the house's great library and kitchen have to be seen to be believed.

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How Scottsdale Ranked in 2018 according to WalletHub: • #2 Best place to find a job • #6 Least stressed city in the U.S. • #7 Healthiest city in the U.S. • #8 Best place to buy a family home • #14 Happiest city in America

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homes at ICON, the luxury collection of 72 contemporary single-story condominiums and the final opportunity for attached homes in Silverleaf.

“Silverleaf is one of the premiere communities in the western United States and we are so pleased that DMB joined us to carry out the vision for ICON,” said NEW HOME Chief Marketing Officer, Joan MarcusColvin. “These homes are ideal for






buyers looking for a luxurious, turn-key residence, surrounded by the world-class golf and architecture that defines Silverleaf.”

The first of eight residential buildings is complete and a total of 24 residences, located in three separate buildings, are available for purchase. These modern one-story designs feature open floorplans of up to 3,174 square feet of living space. The residences are view

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afeway, part of the Albertsons Companies and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, announced the completion of a large-scale remodeling project at Safeway located inside Market Street at DC Ranch. The store, at 20901 N. Pima Rd. (DC Ranch, Pima Road and Thompson Peak Parkway) has been under a remodel since midyear. This thoughtfully remodeled Safeway store will provide customers with an unforgettable experience each time they shop.

The store features a premier produce department, including locally grown fruits and vegetables, along with a vast assortment of organic produce. The meat department features new display cases, indoor grilling, and will give shoppers an elaborate assortment of fine cut meats, dry aged beef, poultry and seafood. In addition, shoppers will enjoy an expansive, brand-new, wine section. Wine connoisseurs will revel in the new, innovative, and walk-in cellar. Additionally, the store features a designer floral showroom and an expanded, full-service, Starbucks and seating area.


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“We are thrilled to unveil and present this beautiful and highlyupgraded store to our valued customers in DC Ranch. The remodel’s completion coincides with the DC Ranch 20th Anniversary celebration. Residents will enjoy a beautiful environment inside of this premier store, along with the finest selection of food, and a great experience each time they shop at Safeway,” said

Shane Dorcheus, Southwest Division President for Albertsons, Safeway and Vons.

For shoppers who believe in eating dessert first, this location will showcase an expanded bakery with the finest baked goods, perfect for those looking to indulge in something sweet. Shoppers will never have to compromise with Safeway’s new deli and cheese departments. Both now feature an impressive assortment of domestic and international cheeses, meats, salads and sandwiches in the Valley. As part of the grand reopening and ribbon cutting event on Nov. 16, The Safeway Foundation awarded grants totaling over $337,000 to several Valley nonprofit organizations. Those nonprofits include: • St. Vincent de Paul Society— $98,286 • St. Mary’s Food Bank—$89,561 • WakWay Foundation—$69,922 • MDA | Muscular Dystrophy Association—$30,000 • Happily Ever After League— $25,000 • Teal It Up Ovarian Cancer Foundation—$25,000 • Desert Bells—$2,500 • Copper Ridge School—$1,500

“As the vibrant community of DC Ranch marks its 20th anniversary, we are thrilled to have a newly remodeled Safeway grocery store to serve our residents,” said Jenna Kohl, Executive Director of the DC Ranch Community Council. “Safeway’s substantial investment demonstrates a commitment to the community that will be instrumental as we look to the future.”

Healthy tips to get back on track after the holidays

Colten Tyler, personal trainer at DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa, has created a list of simple-to-follow tips that can help prevent, and even keep your progress going once the holidays have come and gone.


Measure your goals.

It can be very difficult to create a plan to move the needle when you don’t know where you would like to be. A good strategy is to use the tried and true SMART system, which stands for specific (define it out), measurable (how you will decide if you are making progress), achievable or attainable (is it possible to achieve), relevant (how does this make sense for your specific goal), time bound (setting a time frame to accomplish). Writing this out will help you articulate a goal and plan for success.


Identify a supportive community or partners.

You are more than twice as likely to stick to your goals when you surround yourself with people who are supportive and/or trying to accomplish the same thing as you. This is especially true for fitness. Join a gym that includes group classes/ training or finding a workout partner who is reliable and has similar goals.


Don’t give up if you mess up.

It is likely that at some point you will slip up due to unexpected life events,

or maybe just a moment of weakness. The most important part is that you get back on track. There is no need to punish yourself or compensate for slip ups.


Mold your environment to make success easy.

Set up your life to make the things you want to avoid very difficult and things you need to do easy. For instance, try eliminating the types of food you want to avoid from your house, or putting them in a very inconvenient place. In contrast try setting out all your gym clothes the night before to make it as easy as possible to follow through the next day.


Set rewards/mini celebrations. Sometimes it can help to have something to look forward to.

Set benchmarks for your goals that you will celebrate. For instance, if you make it to the gym 3-4 days a week for a month, you could celebrate by buying gym clothes or shoes you have been eyeing, or rewarding yourself with a spa day or massage after a month of eating healthy.

For more information about the DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa, visit villageclubs.com or call 480.502.8844. Colten Tyler, personal trainer at DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa

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Neighborhood Spotlight

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.


arket Street Villas is a neighborhood of 90 single-level patio homes located off the south loop of Desert Camp Drive in Desert Camp Village. This quaint neighborhood features Spanish Colonial architecture with front courtyards and shared paver driveways that create a neighborly atmosphere. Upon entering, visitors are welcomed by a lush greenbelt area where neighbors frequently gather for evening get-togethers.

The neighborhood was created much like other DC Ranch sub-associations; however, the Ranch Association serves as its property manager, for all intents and purposes, handling most exterior maintenance, such as painting, roofing, street repair/sealing and landscaping. What appears to be residential front yard areas are actually common area maintained by Association maintenance and landscape crews. It’s a short walk to Desert Camp Community


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Center and not far from Market Street, making it an ideal and convenient location.

Construction first began in the early 2000’s. An additional 15 triplex villas were added in 2016. Each of the 30 residential structures, built by Camelot Homes, feature three single-family homes with shared common walls ranging in size from 2,000 to over 2,400 square feet.

I wanted to live here. I literally went directly to the Camelot sales office and picked out a lot.

In the nineteen years since, I’ve been a community volunteer in each of the three neighborhoods we’ve lived in and have served as the NVM at Market Street Villas for five years. I am passionate about my home,

neighbors, and the need to step up and do my part to steward this great place. Market Street Villas is a unique neighborhood … like the old sitcom, Cheers, it’s a place where everybody knows your name! The central greenbelt is our jewel and meeting place. The dogs play, neighbors chat and everyone goes home feeling connected and happy.



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

Have you taken the PUP Pledge?

MJ Hall

MEET A NEIGHBORHOOD VOTING MEMBER: MJ HALL y husband and I have been residents of DC Ranch since 1999. From the very first turn onto Thompson Peak Parkway from Pima Road, I knew

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.

Arizona Musicfest J an 25


27 Performances in North Scottsdale November through March

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No one has sold more property in DC Ranch than Bob and his teams.

Women’s Club Scavenger Hunt

9210 E Thompson Peak Parkway Lot 802 5,502 SF | $4,400,000

PJs and Pancakes Best Slippers winner!

20483 N 98th Pl 2,289 SF | $949,000

Bob, Myra and TJ Nathan 480-695-6031 • bob.nathan@evusa.com • RHNATHAN.com



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Gateway Trailhead hike


Vino and Van Gogh

Gets DC Ranch & Silverleaf Homes SOLD at top dollar

SOLD • SILVERLEAF • $17,500,000

SOLD • SILVERLEAF • $4,500,000

Cocktails from the Garden SOLD • DC RANCH CC • $3,050,000


Kids Cuisine

ike Domer has developed a green thumb when it comes to selling DC Ranch and Silverleaf homes. Over the last 9 years, he sold 50% of all Scottsdale homes selling above $8 million.* All but one took place in DC Ranch and Silverleaf. This year one of Mike’s Silverleaf sales set the record for the highest priced home ever sold in Arizona at $17,500,000.* Mike has earned the reputation for getting luxury homes sold and for top dollar. 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

FOR SALE • SILVERLEAF • $3,295,000


FOR SALE • SILVERLEAF • $2,395,000

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

20th Anniversary Pioneer Panel






FOR SALE • SILVERLEAF • $6,495,000 Partial list of Mike Domer 2018 sales shown | *Based on MLS Statistics



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20875 North Pima Road- Suite C4 Scottsdale, Arizona 85255 Phone 480-585-2848

Experience the last Frontier in Luxury!

Experience the Trails

Reunite with the family kids ages 17 and under will sail FREE or as low as $499 per child on select 7-night Alaska voyages in 2019. June 12, 2019 – June 19, 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia – Anchorage (Seward), Alaska Starting at $5,899PP $600 on board spending credit per suit. • FREE Roundtrip Air* on Domestic Flights • FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions • FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package* • FREE Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits • FREE Open Bars and Lounges PLUS In-Suite Mini-Bar Replenished Daily • FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities • FREE Specialty Restaurants • FREE Transfers Between Airport and Ship* • FREE Unlimited WiFi • All-suite accommodations, 98% with private balconies • World-famous Canyon Ranch® Spa Fitness Center and Steam and Sauna Rooms


*Contact ALL WORLD TRAVEL for dates and pricing. Shipboard credit up to $600 per cabin.



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villageclubs.com *New clients only. Open to nonmembers.

18501 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85248 • 480.502.8844


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anuary is a great time to get outdoors and expand one’s knowledge of the desert we call home. The Preserve has miles of trails for all levels at Brown’s Ranch, Gateway and Lost Dog Wash trailheads. The Jane Rau, Bajada and Kovach nature trails offer convenient and barrier-free access with interactive learning displays that help enhance the experience of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve for everyone. Find more information about the accessible trails at mcdowellsonoran.org/ visit-the-preserve.

Looking for a bit more adventure? Consider one of our many guided hike or bike rides. These complimentary tours are led by experienced stewards and there is something for everyone. Discovery hikes are an easy, fun and interactive hike designed to teach about the history and ecology of the Preserve. For example, the 2-hour family hike on Jan. 13 will explore how the Hohokam people were able to survive and thrive in the harsh Sonoran Desert by using what the desert gave them in creative ways. Wellness hikes tend to be a bit more challenging, offering a more vigorous hike to remote areas of the Preserve. The 6.5 mile hike on

Jan. 26 will travel around Granite Mountain with its stands of saguaros and a side trip to Balanced Rock. For more information on guided hike and bike tours, visit mcdowellsonoran.org/events. The more experienced trail goer might consider giving the All Trails Club a shot. This can be done by visiting mcdowellsonoran.org/ volunteer/all-trails-club. Using the spreadsheet, visit all the trails by foot, bike or horse, then record it and send your sheet to the Conservancy to be formally recognized. The new year is also a perfect time to consider ways to become more involved in the community. The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy offers many ways to do that through volunteering and donations. This year launches the Conservancy Hero’s campaign where a $60 annual donation provides a membership card, Conservancy sticker and subscription to Mountain Lines magazine. For more information on all the ways you can become involved with the Conservancy, visit mcdowellsonoran.org and click on the support or volunteer tabs.

Around Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction rolls in Jan. 12-20

Register for the Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner Celebration, Jan. 16

It’s the granddaddy of all car events. The Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction returns Jan. 12-20 to WestWorld bringing hundreds of the world’s finest collector automobiles and thousands of spectators to Scottsdale. The auction also features an exhibitor marketplace and hours of live worldwide television coverage on Discovery Channel and Velocity. Barrett-Jackson.com

Modern-day activist Carmen Perez headlines Scottsdale’s 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Dinner Celebration. The event takes place at Embassy Suites, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road. Registration begins at 5 p.m., and the program starts at 6 p.m. Perez is an activist who has worked on civil rights issues —including mass incarceration, women’ss rights and gender equity, violence prevention, racial healing and community policing. Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased at ccdarizona.org

Sunday A’Fair mini-festivals return Jan. 13

Sunday A’Fair features free outdoor concerts by the Valley’s top musicians, an arts-and-crafts market and fun activities for children and families. The concerts run from noon to 4 p.m. most Sundays Jan. 13-April 7, on the Civic Center Mall. ScottsdalePerformingArts.org, search “Sunday A’fair”

Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon runs through Scottsdale Jan. 20 The full-marathon course enters Scottsdale along

Indian School Road and includes a portion of Old Town. The halfmarathon course includes Scottsdale’s sections of Thomas, McDowell, Hayden and Scottsdale roads. Road closure information available at RunRockNRoll.com

Registration opens in January for Scottsdale City Government 101 Discover how city staff and elected officials work together to serve you! You’ll learn about the council/manager form of city government and meet your mayor and council, as well as charter officers. The academy begins in March and runs noon to

2 p.m. Thursdays for eight weeks. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “Scottsdale 101”

Broadway comes to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Audra McDonald Jan. 19 | 8 p.m. Powerhouse per performer and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald takes the stage with multi-talented pianist Seth Rudetsky for an intimate evening of music and storytelling.

Jeremy Jordan

Feb. 9 | 8 p.m. The Center welcomes Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan for a cabaretstyle concert featuring popular songs and candid showbiz stories with multi-talented pianist Seth Rudetsky. For tickets and more information visit scottsdaleperformingarts.org

Helping Clients Live Their Dreams Throughout 2018 What’s Your Dream?

Janet Pennewell | Pat Simpson

Janet: 602.565.5746 | Pat: 480.433.5712 Email: info@WelcomeToScottsdaleHomes.com WelcomeToScottsdaleHomes.com

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Distinctive Listings in DC Ranch and Silverleaf

CHEERS TO 2019! THE BEST RESOLUTION YOU CAN MAKE – SILVERLEAF REALTY • Over $208 million in sales in 2018 • Sold more Silverleaf homes and homesites than all other agents combined • 20% higher price per square foot on average on sold properties • Innovative marketing campaigns • Unparalleled level of knowledge, experience, and expertise of DC Ranch and Silverleaf real estate market

Iconic Modern Silverleaf Estate 6 Bed / 7 Bath / 10,975 SF – $7,995,000 Andrew Beardsley 602.399.3507

Formal Mediterranean Estate in Silverleaf 5 Bed / 5.5 Bath / 9,300 SF – $6,495,000 Deborah Beardsley 480.250.5828 Mike Sweeney 480.250.3036

Hillside Contemporary in The Country Club at DC Ranch

French Farmhouse Estate in Silverleaf 6 Bed / 7 Bath / 7,465 SF – $6,995,000 Mike Sweeney 480.250.3036

3 Bed / 5 Bath / 7,441 SF – $6,750,000 Mike Lehman 480.734.7271

Custom Park Home on the Lake

Charming Modern Farmhouse-Style Casita in Silverleaf

4 Bed / 4.5 Bath / 6,700 SF – $2,995,000 Deborah Beardsley 480.258.5828 Andrew Beardsley 602.399.3507

4 Bed / 4 Bath / 3,768 SF – $3,250,000 Laura Lester 480.734.7273

The Silverleaf Realty team offers insight and guidance to luxury buyers and sellers in the Valley’s most prestigious neighborhoods. For more information on listing your home, contact us today.

480.725.4608 • SilverleafRealty.com VISIT US AT OUR NEW ADDRESS IN CANYON VILLAGE: 18801 North Thompson Peak Parkway, Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 If your property is currently listed, this is not meant as a solicitation. Prices and property availability remain subject to change. © 2018 Silverleaf Realty


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