A Brief History of Gainey Ranch
Gainey Ranch is one of the most coveted communities in all of Scottsdsale. Daniel C. Gainey was an enterprising businessman from Minessota who made his fortune selling class rings. As a passion, Daniel raised Arabian horses and upon moving to Arizona, he purchased 640 acres which comprised the original Gainey Ranch–a working Arabian horse ranch. In 1980, Markland Properties purchased 560 of the 640 acre ranch to build the master-planned community of Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. Construction of the various communities began in the mid-1980’s and today, the entire development is undergoing a massive renovation–one that will bring this revered area out of the 80’s and into the 21st century. The above photo shows the original Gainey Ranch logo–the new logo can be seen at the main entrance and at both guard gates.
The Gainey Ranch Community Association
The Gainey Ranch Community Association (GRCA) manages 18 communities plus three unincorporated lots. All GRCA communities are gated or guard- gated; however, there are two other communities that were part of the original Gainey Ranch area that are managed by other homeowner associations–these are Gainey Village and Eastwood—also known as Carriage Square at Gainey Village. The communities of Eastwood and Gainey Village have been included on this site because of their proximity to communities that lie within the GRCA. Keep in mind that only communities managed by the GRCA enjoy amenities like the Estate Club.