Desert Ridge is a 5,700-acre community in North Phoenix, just north of Loop 101, south of Pinnacle Peak Road, west of Scottsdale Road and east of Cave Creek Road. New construction was started in the late 90s and new construction continues today. When the community is finally completed, it is estimated to house approximately a little over 50,000 residents. Housing options range from townhouses, condominiums, patio homes, single family homes and semi-custom homes.
Aviano, Bella Monte, Fireside and Toscana are just some of the various subdivisions in Desert Ridge and include well known builders like Toll Brothers, DR Horton, Del Webb and Pulte. Within many of these subdivisions, there are community centers accessible to the residents with pools, fitness centers, tennis courts, basketball courts and parks. The area is part of Paradise Valley School District, with children attending Wildfire Elementary School, Desert Trail Elementary School, Explorer Middle School and Pinnacle High School. Both the elementary schools and the middle school are within the community and walking distance. Pinnacle high school is only a short distance away with busing available.
The Desert Ridge area provides everything you need for a convenient lifestyle; there is an abundance of stores, restaurants and entertainment, with Desert Ridge Marketplace and CityNorth being the main hubs. Desert Ridge Marketplace has 1.2 million square feet of retail space and CityNorth’s High Street is a mixed-used development that contains dining, shopping, residential condos above the street and office spaces. Also in close proximity is the JW Marriott Resort & Spa, which is the home to the Desert Ridge public golf course and Wildfire Golf Club. The golf club has two 18-hole courses and were designed by Arnold Palmer and Nick Faldo.
Desert Ridge community is centrally located with the Loop 101 and HWY 51 easily accessible, making the commute to Phoenix International Airport, Downtown Phoenix, University of Phoenix Stadium (home of NFL’s AZ Cardinals), Gila River Arena (home of NHL’s AZ Coyotes), and North/South Scottsdale all approximately 30 minutes away or less.