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- Real Estate Professionals
- Bob Nathan | Russ Lyon Sotheby's
- Cathy Hotchkiss | Russ Lyon Sotheby’s
- Cheryl and Juan Solano | Russ Lyon Sotheby's
- Chey Castro, MSA | Russ Lyon Sotheby's
- DMB Realty Network | The Silverleaf Group
- Jay & Michelle Macklin | Re/Max Platinum Living
- John Smieszek | Aspect Fine Homes
- Karen Riff | R.T. Realty
- Matheson Team | Re/Max Fine Properties
- Pennewell Simpson Partners | Russ Lyon Sotheby's
- Perry Bergelt | Re/Max Luxury Real Estate
- Realty Executives | Premier Marketing Group
- Sally Cashman | Russ Lyon Sotheby's
- Shawn Shackelton | Ventana Fine Properties
The DC Ranch experience is meant to be enjoyed by all residents. Effective governance is integral to the community lifestyle at DC Ranch and, in part, helps to make this community unique and special.
The governing documents at DC Ranch are somewhat different from other master planned communities. Following is an overview of the existing guidelines that govern DC Ranch, which in no way replaces the governing legal documents that were provided to you when you purchased your home. Residents are encouraged to thoroughly review Ranch Association CC&Rs.
Simple, small-scale numbers may be affixed to each house or related site walls for identification purposes only. No family or house names or other special identification of any kind is permitted. Standard thematic lot markers may be established by the Covenant Commission for specific areas of the community.
Antennae and Satellite Dishes
Antennae and satellite dishes should be located in such a way as to minimize their visibility. Proper screening should be installed to reduce visibility and avoid conflicts with design concepts. Please contact the Ranch Association at 480.513.1500 with any questions.
Outside courts are popular additions to homes, but have a great impact on neighbors and neighborhoods. Proposals will be reviewed based on setting, materials, lighting, colors, noise potential and landscaping.
Permanent basketball hoops need to be pre-approved by the Covenant Commission. Nonpermanent basketball hoops will need to meet specific criteria and be pre-approved by the Ranch Association. Permanent and non-permanent basketball hoop criteria is available on RanchNet. Desert Camp Community Center and The Homestead Community Center have sport courts including basketball, volleyball and tennis.
Boats and Recreational Vehicles (RVs)
Storage of recreational vehicles, campers, boats, and mobile homes at DC Ranch is strongly discouraged. Storage is acceptable only when the boat or RV is in a fully enclosed portion of the unit.
Flagpoles and Exterior Sculptures
Modest size (3’ x 5’), soffit or wall mounted poles are permitted. Flagpoles must be attached to the home. The flagpole must be made of a material that complements the design of the home. Color of the flagpole must conform to the same color standards of the home. Exterior sculptures will be permitted only if submitted for review and approved in terms of material, color, size and placement.
Hardware and Accessories
Electrical and service meters and mechanical equipment should be contained in an unlocked closet in a discrete location in a manner acceptable to the utility company or should be painted a color to match the surface color of the attached or nearest adjacent building. The size of the installed materials should be subtle and not impose upon the home or landscape. Visibility of utilities such as gas meters and pool pumps should be minimized by screening from view.
Per Maricopa County Leash Law, dogs must be on leashes at all times. It is also the resident’s responsibility to clean up after their pets. Pet stations with baggies have been provided around the community for your convenience and disposal.
Installed play equipment is allowed within walled rear-yard areas. The location of such equipment should be sensitive to the character of the community; is generally limited to eight feet or less in height above finished grade; and should be discreet in view from adjacent lots, common areas, and golf course property. Conditions of approval may include mature landscape screening.
Decorations are “gifts to the street” and are encouraged. Sensitivity to light levels should be applied when installing any decorative lighting. Exterior lighting as decoration is limited to the period between Oct. 31 and Jan. 15.
Secondary Related Structures
Approval from the Covenant Commission is required before adding any secondary structure to the house such as guesthouses, ramadas, gazebos or storage buildings. Shade and awning-type devices must conform to guidelines. Please consider materials, color and finishes of the structure when installing as these must be in context with those of the existing house. The structure(s) must appear as integral elements of the main structure. The structure(s) should be related by way of connecting walls, pergolas, terraces or landscape treatments.
Solar design elements should be sensitively sited and screened from view. Design should be integrated to make it an acceptable feature of the design.
While driving within DC Ranch, please keep in mind that young children are playing in the parks and other residents are enjoying the outdoors along the streets of the community. For the safety of all, please obey all speed limits.
Trash and recycling containers are provided and serviced by the City of Scottsdale. Trash and recycling containers may be placed on the street on normal pickup days, but must be moved to storage areas on the same day of pickup. 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.
Vehicles and Parking
Please park your vehicle responsibly. No vehicle may be left upon any portion of the property except in a garage, driveway, carport or other area designated by the Board. Vehicles will be in violation if they are found parked on the street after 2 a.m. or parked any time in the alleys. Commercial vehicles, trailers, campers, watercraft or other oversized vehicles shall not be parked within the property other than in enclosed garages.
Ornaments are detailed as items that are not secured or can be taken with the resident upon moving. Freestanding fountains, statues, wagons, wagon wheels, representations of animals or other miscellaneous items will not be permitted either at the time of initial construction or later.