Dobson Ranch now consists of nearly 5,000 homes and 15,000 residents, making it one of the largest master-planned communities in Arizona. The Ranch is run by a not-for-profit corporation known as The Dobson Association, Inc. Governed by a homeowner-elected board of directors, supported by a host of volunteer committees and administered by professional management and staff, it truly is a city within a city.
Every Dobson Ranch property owner automatically becomes a member of the Dobson Association and is entitled to one vote for every lot owned. All owners of single family homes, condominiums and townhomes are members. Use of the common areas and recreation facilities is reserved exclusively for Ranch residents in good standing.
The Dobson Association owns, free and clear, approximately 65 acres of common areas and facilities. These include seven man-made lakes, three major recreation centers, more than a dozen tennis courts, four swimming pools and many playgrounds, parks and scenic lakeside pathways. All are fully improved and landscaped as outlined in the Association's master plan.
Maintenance of these common areas is performed by the Association and paid for by funds generated through an assessment. Members of the Association are assessed equally for the cost of maintaining, operating and improving the common areas and enforcing the CC&Rs, which uphold the aesthetic qualities of the community.