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Desert Ridge is a vibrant 5,700 acre Master-Planned Community, located in Northeast Phoenix.  As one of Arizona's largest communities, it is expected to ultimately reach 50,000 residents.  The community already boasts an amazing assortment of residential, commercial, recreational, health-care and employment opportunities for it's residents, and is one of the most popular places that many Phoenix residents are proud to call home.  Here are a few of the highlights of this incredible community:

  • Great Schools.  Desert Ridge lies within the Paradise Valley Unified School District, which is the 4th largest school district in the State of Arizona.  PVUSD is known as one of the top school districts in Arizona, and is consistently recognized as such by the AZ Department of Education.
  • Location.  Desert Ridge is conveniently located just 2 minutes North of the 101 Freeway, which serves as a major arterial to Scottsdale, Tempe, and East Phoenix.  The Desert Ridge Marketplace is located within Desert Ridge, and is known for it's incredible shopping, dining, and arts/entertainment.  The popular Kierland Shopping District is located just 5 minutes from the community as well.  Both Downtown Phoenix and Sky Harbor Airport are only 20-25 minutes away.
  • Housing Diversity.  Desert Ridge offers everything from apartment-style living to luxury homes, and everything in-between.  The area is known for having residents who choose to "move-up" within the community, rather than moving to other areas.
  • Outdoor Activities/Recreation.  Desert Ridge offers numerous biking/hiking trails throughout the community, as well as an incredible recreation center, located within Aviano.  There are seven parks strategically located throughout the community, which tend to be very popular with the residents.  In addition, there are 10+ golf courses within a 10 minute drive of Desert Ridge.
  • Shopping.  People from all over Phoenix love the Desert Ridge Marketplace, and it acts as the centerpiece of the community.  Incredible shopping, movie theaters, restaurants, and a vibrant night-life make this a hotspot for residents of Desert Ridge.
  • Upscale Resorts.  The JW Marriot Resort sits in the heart of Desert Ridge, and is a favorite destination of out-of-town visitors, as well as families who want to do a "stay-vacation", especially during the hot summer months.  The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is a short 5 minute drive from Desert Ridge as well.

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Helpful Links

Desert Ridge Community Information

Desert Ridge Shopping

CityNorth Information

JW Marriott Resort & Spa

Mayo Clinic 

Aviano Desert Ridge

Desert Ridge Map/Demographics

Desert Ridge Schools

Desert Ridge has three elementary schools (Desert Trails, Quail Run, and Sunset Canyon) for grades K-6, one middle school (Explorer) for grades 6-8, and one high school (Pinnacle).  All of the schools fall within the Paradise Valley Unified School District, which is considered to by one of the finest school districts in Arizona.

Helpful School Links

Paradise Valley Unified School District Website

Desert Ridge Area Private Schools 

Latest Desert Ridge Listings

4800 N 68th Street Unit #251, Scottsdale AZ 85251


4800 N 68th Street Unit #251, Scottsdale

Spacious, comfortable, remodeled in 2005 new floors, kitchen & appliances, bath vanities. A resort community w/Clubhouse: heated pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Fitness Room, rest...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 1.75
  • MLS 5177805

5329 E Grovers Avenue, Scottsdale AZ 85254


5329 E Grovers Avenue, Scottsdale

Don't miss this gorgeous home that sits at the end of Grovers on a non thru way road with top rated Copper Canyon Elementary less than a block away for an easy walk to sc...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 5178167

25916 N 113th Way, Scottsdale AZ 85255


25916 N 113th Way, Scottsdale

Striking is the best way to describe this specacular 2.8 acre estate high on Troon Mountain backing to preserve and surrounded by boulders. No neighbors above. The maste...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 6.0
  • MLS 5178159

10163 E Bayview Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85258


10163 E Bayview Drive, Scottsdale

Quality speaks for itself in this dramatic lakefront home! Beautiful hardwood floors & fine wood cabinets. Old world craftsmanship in custom hardwood entertainment center...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 5178157

7450 E Sage Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85250


7450 E Sage Drive, Scottsdale

This very charming horse property has loads of character. This rare find is a horse lover's paradise with a rustic barn and huge riding arenas! The lovely residence itse...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 5168699

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