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With majestic mountain views and gorgeous sunsets, Dakota at McDowell Mountain Ranch is luxury desert living at its finest. 


“Our location is unbeatable,” said Jennifer Swisher, community manager at Dakota. “We have a desert preserve going through our community, so residents feel like they are really in the desert. It’s remote enough to feel quiet yet close enough to everything the residents need.”

Located in the heart of North Scottsdale, the Mark Taylor residential community offers six spacious floor plan options of one, two and three bedroom apartments. Extra-high 9-foot ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces with carved wooden mantels, custom-designed white washed oak kitchen cabinetry, and patios or balconies with built-in storage areas are just some of the posh features at the Dakota apartments. Rent prices range from $805 for a 707-square-foot one bedroom with one bathroom to $1500 for a 1374-square-foot three bedroom with two bathrooms. 


Resident amenities include 24/7 fitness facilities, resident clubhouse, four resort-style pools, two hydrotherapy spas and unlimited access to McDowell Mountain Ranch’s community volleyball, basketball and tennis courts.

“Residents can participate in monthly community activities, like Movies in the Park, Wine Tastings, Holiday Decoration, Trolley Rides, and more,” Swisher said. “In addition, fitness classes are available for a nominal fee and as well as resident discounts at the Aquatic Center.”


With the Horizon Dog Park right down the street, Dakota at McDowell Mountain Ranch welcomes all pets and is one of the few North Scottsdale apartment communities that accept large dogs. The community finds itself in the center of North Scottsdale’s best in shopping, restaurants and entertainment, including the annual Barrett Jackson Auction and events like the Scottsdale Polo Championships at the WestWorld of Scottsdale. 

Neighboring bike and walking paths that connect to the McDowell Mountain Preserve allow Dakota residents to enjoy hiking some of Scottsdale’s newest trails. Public golf courses are also available nearby for a challenging game of golf, while the Pima/Loop 101 Freeway makes commuting and exploring the rest of the Valley easy. The Arabian Library, Citizen Center and Desert Canyon School are also conveniently located right across the street.

For more information, or to schedule your tour of Dakota at McDowell Mountain Ranch, visit http://www.mark-taylor.com/arizona/dakota/ or call 888-790-6223.