On April 17, 2005, the key principals of Douglas Ranch gathered to discuss their vision for this 53-square mile planned community taking shape along the western edge of metropolitan Phoenix in Buckeye, Arizona. The phrase “legacy community” drew prominent mention that day and has remained foremost in the minds of these committed landowners ever since. From the start, all associated with Douglas Ranch have recognized that this undertaking represents the rarest of opportunities — the chance to create a place truly unlike anything that has come before.
While it’s possible to define this project in terms of its sheer size — 33,810 acres; a projected population of greater than 300,000; and a projected build-out of 20 to 30 years — the best way to define Douglas Ranch is through the quality of its vision, design and execution.
Douglas Ranch will be America’s most dynamic planned community; a model of bold design, environmental sustainability and extraordinary lifestyle built on a robust economic foundation. Driven since its conception by the founders insistent on the utmost attention to detail and top quality in every facet of place making, Douglas Ranch is a model for a 22nd century city. It’s truly a place for every generation and home to the very best in living. The community’s signature elements include: an education system which draws the finest educators and institutions and graduates the brightest students; world-class healthcare to promote wellness and address everyday health concerns; robust employment centers that keep individuals working close to home; multimodal transportation offering flexible, environmentally responsible alternatives; a rich array of recreational, arts and cultural amenities; expansive home and lifestyle choices and an unyielding commitment to sustainability and living in harmony with the natural environment.