The hallmark of Desert Ridge is its convenience. Desert Ridge is desired due to its beautifully landscaped and designed neighborhoods with top-rated schools and convenient amenities. Its central location at the intersection of Tatum Boulevard and two freeways (State Route 51 and the Loop 101) continues to attract families, professionals and empty nesters. Desert Ridge has a wide range of homes, perfect for a wide range of buyers.
The majority of homes in Desert Ridge are single family homes. The newest subdivision in Desert Ridge is Sanctuary, a gated Toll Brothers community featuring 3 to 4 bedroom homes ranging from 1982 to 3811 square feet, as well as its own community center. To the west of Sanctuary is the Aviano subdivision, also by Toll Brothers. This master-planned community features larger single family homes, many with pools, 3 car garages, and 4 and 5 bedrooms. The pride of Aviano is its community center, with a large pool, spa, tennis courts, meeting rooms, and workout facility. Next door to the community center is the expansive Aviano Community Park with its immaculate soccer fields, walking paths, and an extra-large adventure playground.
Next door to Aviano is the newer community of Fireside, which features single family homes built by Pulte, and which range from 1,903 square feet to 3,834 square feet. Fireside has its own private community center, featuring a large pool with beach entry, as well as a fully-equipped fitness facility. Semi-custom homes and custom homes are also available in Desert Ridge. Lockwood Estates, built by Zachar Homes, average 3,300 square feet and are located near the Wildfire Golf Club. Nearby Leroux Springs is a gated community of semi-custom homes, and were built by M/I Custom Homes. These homes range in size from 3,700 to 4,800 square feet.
Those desiring a smaller footprint and less maintenance can find many options in Desert Ridge thanks to its many condominiums and townhomes. One such subdivision is the Villages at Aviano, built by Toll Brothers, which is a gated neighborhood featuring condos with direct access two-car garages, from 1,334 square feet to 2,158 square feet. Condos are still being built in this subdivision. Another option is the Bella Monte Condos subdivision, built by Towne Homes. These range from 1,360 square feet to 1,835 square feet. Bella Monte has 3 pools and spas, and some units have views of the nearby Wildfire golf courses.
Desert Ridge is also home to the popular Wildfire Golf Club, with its two award-winning courses: the Faldo Championship Course and the Palmer Signature Course. Other popular amenities within Desert Ridge include the J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa at Desert Ridge, a luxury resort on 316 acres. Across the street from the J.W. Marriott is the gorgeous Desert Ridge Marketplace, an outdoor mall with 2 million square feet of retail space with a popular splash pad and dozens of restaurants. Next door to Desert Ridge is City North, a walkable outdoor center with retail, restaurants as well as residences.
Paradise Valley Unified School District serves Desert Ridge. The elementary schools in this community are Desert Trails, Wildfire and Fireside, with Explorer Middle School and Pinnacle High Schools serving middle school and high school students. All of these schools are A rated.