Palo Viento is one of the subdivision at McCormick Ranch, one of the largest planned residential communities in Arizona. Its history begins in 1942, when the land was owned by Merle Chaney. This ranch, the largest ranch in the City of Scottsdale (160 acres), was sold not long afterward to the McCormick family (specifically that of Harold Fowler McCormick, Jr., a prominent Chicagoan and son of Harold Fowler McCormick, chairman of International Harvester; the elder Harold was the son of noted 19th-century American inventor Cyrus McCormick, whose mechanical reaper was the basis of the International Harvester empire). The McCormicks had also purchased large amounts of land adjacent to the original purchase from Merle Chaney. The ranch was primarily used as a winter home by the McCormicks, as they admired the warmer climate.
Anne McCormick (wife of Harold Jr.) was the primary overseer of the ranch’s operation, and spent a lot of time at the ranch. She was also responsible for bringing Arabian horses to Scottsdale (today, one of McCormick Ranch’s major arteries is named Arabian Trail). Upon Anne McCormick’s death, a portion of the McCormick’s land, about 4,236 acres (17.14 km2), was sold to Kaiser-Aetna in the summer of 1970. The total purchase price was just over 12 million dollars, or 5 cents per square foot. Kaiser-Aetna then hired Richard F. Boultinghouse to plan a residential community on the land. The community was then developed in a series of phases, including several parks and man-made lakes.
Palo Viento at McCormick Ranch real estate is some of the most popular property in all of Scottsdale, located within the McCormick Ranch golf course community, and just off of Hayden and Via de Ventura Roads. Many of the McCormick Ranch homes within Palo Viento border the fairways and lakes of the golf course. The typical home in Palo Viento subdivision is a Ranch style home with Spanish influence. But there are also custom homes within this exclusive area of McCormick Ranch Scottsdale.
The property in Palo Viento of McCormick Ranch offers homes with a minimum of three and four bedroom homes which start at approximately 2,000 sq ft in size with many of the custom homes exceeding 5,000 sq ft in size.
Being so closely located to Gainey Ranch and the Villages at Gainey shopping center, buyers of these homes have all that Scottsdale real estate has to offer within just a short distance from home.
Palo Viento subdivision includes 108 homes, 79% of them having a pool and the average size is 2,885.