Located in north Scottsdale, and bounded by the 101 freeway to the west, Thunderbird Road to the north, 96th Road to the east, and Cactus Road to the west, Sweetwater Ranch is a subdivision inside the larger Cactus Corridor. The majority of the homes within Sweetwater Ranch were built between 1970 and 1999, in the more established neighborhoods, with the remainder being built even today. The primary home builder in Sweetwater Ranch is UDC Homes. The homes range in size from 1,000 square feet to upwards of 3,600 square feet, and are a mixture of townhomes, patio homes and single family homes. A hallmark of Sweetwater Ranch is its large lots, many of which are almost an acre, with their manicured and mature landscapes.
Shopping and entertainment options are convenient to Sweetwater Ranch thanks to its central location. Nearby Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Quarter and Scottsdale Fashion Square are sure to keep shoppers happy, and fitness enthusiasts have a wealth of options including Sweetwater Ranch’s many biking and jogging paths as well as nearby McDowell Mountain Ranch Park. Westworld is 2 miles away, and features top-notch equestrian facilities as well as entertainment such as the Barrett-Jackson car auction and the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. Golfers have a plethora of links to choose from including the TPC Desert Course, McDowell Mountain Ranch Golf Club, Kierland Golf Club and Gainey Ranch Golf Club.
The Scottsdale School District serves family-friendly Sweetwater Ranch, specifically Redfield Elementary, Desert Canyon Middle School, and Desert Mountain High School. All are A rated schools.