Homes for sale in Desert Highlands


Desert Highlands: The Emerald Necklace

If you are looking for a home that is built for big dreams, we have just the place for you. Desert Highlands. Situated just north of Scottsdale and south of the spectacular Pinnacle Peak, Desert Highlands is an exclusive enclave designed and built for those who recognize quality living.

Aerial image of Desert Highlands showing off the golf course greens in the community.

Built by internationally acclaimed developer Lyle Anderson, Desert Highlands is a community of custom homes surrounded by an 18-hole golf course forming an emerald necklace around the 850-acres that make up the locale. Regardless of what you are looking for in a home, you are sure to find it at Desert Highlands, where you can find kindred spirits who share your taste for exceptional desert living set amidst abundant recreation and glamorous facilities.

Currently, more than 500 custom homes have been finished on the Desert Highlands property. From its inception, it was destined to become one of the most beautiful, peaceful, environmentally pristine, private residential communities that has ever been created anywhere. Desert Highlands was created to fulfill the lifestyle desires of modern, active homeowners who are looking for opportunities to enjoy beautiful, comfortable homes set amongst dramatically scenic, natural and secure environments. Every square inch of the grounds are monitored by a security department that is on duty 24/7, protecting homeowners and their property whether they are home or not.

It doesn’t matter whether you have special needs, this community offers residential services to meet them. These services are fully customized to your specific requirements.

For many residents of Desert Highlands, one of the main highlights of living here is the opportunity to be challenged by the golf course which was designed by Jack Nicklaus. Even before it was completed, rave reviews for the Desert Highlands golf course and related facilities have included Golf Digest’s ranking as one of the top desert golf courses in the country. Play Desert Highlands and you will walk in the footsteps of such kings of the game as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Tom Watson. And this is all crowned by the complete instruction and leagues as well as an 18-hole putting course. Nicklaus was commissioned to design this course for players of all levels of skill who would thrive on a challenge as well as savor the elegant setting that could be described as nothing less than spectacular.

From the first hole you will soak up the tone of this par 72 golf course that encompasses 7,108 yards of some of the most beautiful panoramic vistas anywhere. To enhance the desert effect, the golf course has been designed to mold gently into the natural contours of the land in which it sits. With major desert areas abutting the fairways and greens, the backdrop only heightens the breathtaking drama that is the Scottsdale valley. The result is a smoothly flowing velvet carpet draped over the rugged form that is the desert.

If tennis is more your bag–or racquet, or racket–excuse us, Desert Highlands Racquet Club offers an award-winning facility that offers its members and their guests everything from a relaxing game to a competitive match, all on a grand total of 13 tennis courts–four grass, six clay, and three hard surface LayKold. Nowhere in Arizona will you find such a wide range of courts in one community. More than 140 active tennis players call Desert Highlands home.

Time to relax after a game? The Clubhouse at Desert Highlands sets this one apart from any other you have ever experienced. It’s the personification of everything that Desert Highlands stands for in relaxed living. Whatever the time of day, come as you are.

But the one thing that really sets this neighborhood apart from any other is the close proximity homeowners enjoy to the many conveniences offered in the surrounding community. Whether it’s banks, shopping areas, schools, and much more, everything is a virtual stone’s throw from where you leave the gates.

Your most difficult decision after coming to Desert Highlands will never be what to do, but what to do first. Desert Highlands offers one of the widest varieties of things to do and see available anywhere.

Consider yourself invited to learn more about Desert Highlands, where first-class living comes to reside in a spectacular backdrop of peace and serenity.

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Nearby neighborhoods:  Troon North, Estancia, DC Ranch, and Pinnacle Peak

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6659 E Indian Bend Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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# of Bedrooms: 8
# of Bathrooms: 16
Square Footage: 26393
Year Built: 2018
Apx Lot Size Range: 1 - 1.9 Acres
Subdivision: JUDSON
Description: Experience this brand new, meticulously designed custom estate, under const...
Last Updated: February - 20 - 2018
5335 N INVERGORDON Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 13
Square Footage: 25851
Year Built: 2013
Apx Lot Size Range: 2 - 4.9 Acres
Description: Simple words cannot describe an estate of this stature. The polished elegan...
Last Updated: October - 19 - 2017
5290 E EXETER Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85018
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# of Bedrooms: 10
# of Bathrooms: 12.5
Square Footage: 18900
Year Built: 1990
Apx Lot Size Range: 2 - 4.9 Acres
Subdivision: ARCADIA
Description: Taliesin trained and renowned architect, George Christensen is responsible ...
Last Updated: March - 03 - 2017
8055 N MUMMY MOUNTAIN Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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# of Bedrooms: 7
# of Bathrooms: 12
Square Footage: 25416
Year Built: 2006
Apx Lot Size Range: 5 - 9.9 Acres
Subdivision: Mummy Mountain Estates
Description: Lush, mature landscaping, hand-laid stone walls, and artistic wrought iron ...
Last Updated: February - 19 - 2018
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 7.5
Square Footage: 17912
Year Built: 2016
Apx Lot Size Range: 2 - 4.9 Acres
Subdivision: Camelback Country Club Estates
Description: Romantic Urban Villa in the heart of Paradise Valley. This palatial Mediter...
Last Updated: February - 15 - 2018
New River, AZ 85087
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 19161
Year Built: 1997
Apx Lot Size Range: 10+ Acres
Subdivision: Parcel #'s 202-22-457-A 202-22-016-B
Last Updated: January - 31 - 2018
19920 W VERDE HILLS Drive, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 5365
Year Built: 1993
Apx Lot Size Range: 10+ Acres
Subdivision: Verde Hills
Description: Powell Ranch sits on a plateau providing 360° views, with 538 deeded acr...
Last Updated: January - 23 - 2018
5335 N WILKINSON Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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# of Bedrooms: 7
# of Bathrooms: 12
Square Footage: 15381
Year Built: 2009
Apx Lot Size Range: 2 - 4.9 Acres
Subdivision: Camelback Lands
Description: Bramasole: Enjoy your own resort! Privacy, luxury & relaxation in the hear...
Last Updated: February - 12 - 2018
7004 N Invergordon Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 10
Square Footage: 15000
Year Built: 2012
Apx Lot Size Range: 2 - 4.9 Acres
Subdivision: Metes & Bounds
Description: This sprawling, private appx 5 acre mountainside estate boasts 15,000+ squa...
Last Updated: January - 31 - 2018
# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 8
Square Footage: 11250
Year Built: 1997
Apx Lot Size Range: 10+ Acres
Subdivision: Desert Mountain
Description: Timeless contemporary estate that was inspired with an unlimited budget, a ...
Last Updated: December - 12 - 2017

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