Desert Highlands Real Estate
Desert Highlands is the pinnacle of luxury living in North Scottsdale. Award-winning architecture meets the natural splendor of the Sonoran Desert in this 850-acre custom home community built around the base of Pinnacle Peak. Not every luxury home development can boast such an idyllic location combined with modern comforts and a cohesive club atmosphere. It comes as no surprise that Desert Highlands has received six consecutive Platinum Club of America distinctions and many other accolades. Its unique design favors the inherent beauty of the desert, blending homes and healthy lifestyles with a dynamic setting to create a visually dramatic and environmentally sensitive retreat for the discerning luxury homebuyer. Why compromise? At Desert Highlands, you can have the home and the lifestyle that you’ve always dreamed of. Desert Highlands real estate includes custom-built homes and custom lots, making up approximately 560 homesites. These homes are priced from around $800,000 to $6 million and vary in size from under 3,000 square feet to nearly 12,000 square feet. Most lots are ½ acre to 2.5 acres. Many homes in Desert Highlands sit right along the southern slope of Pinnacle Peak, offering panoramic mountain and city views, while others back right to the golf course. Whether you prefer the serenity of the desert, the sparkle of the distant city lights or the pristine beauty of the fairway, there is always something breathtaking to rest your eyes on at Desert Highlands.
If you would like to view Desert Highlands real estate in person, call Carmen Brodeur at (602) 791-0536 or email Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com to schedule your appointment.
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Desert Highlands Real Estate
Desert Highlands Golf
Desert Highlands is well-known for its Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, the inaugural site of the Skins Game that featured Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Tom Watson. The course winds gracefully through the community, gently rolling with the natural fluctuations of the desert. While the course shows classic Nicklaus design elements such narrow fairways and dramatic elevated tees and greens, it also features a “target golf” concept uniquely suited to the Sonoran landscape. Judicious use of turf makes the most out of the natural topography, leaving large desert areas to rest flush against the fairways.
The Desert Highlands golf course is a par 72 with five sets of men’s tees and three sets of ladies’ tees. The course has been named among the best in the country by Golf Digest and other industry publications. Its practice range offers numerous practice stations, including separate pitching/chipping practice areas and sand practice areas. There is also an 18-hole, par-41 putting course available with 60,000 square feet of putting surface. It was the first of its kind to be built in North America. Golf members at Desert Highlands are able to practice their short game on this full 18-hole course, and “non-golfers” are encouraged to pick up a golf club and simply enjoy the beautiful sunshine.
Racquet Club and Tennis
The Desert Highlands Fitness Center sits opposite from the main golf Clubhouse around the towering boulder formation dubbed “Clubhouse Rock.” The 7,000-square-foot masterpiece includes 30 workout stations, three 42-inch plasma screens, two private massage rooms and a heated outdoor swimming pool. It is amply equipped and regularly upgraded with state-of-the-art machines, including stepmasters, Precor Ellipticals, LeMond spin bikes and recumbent bikes as well as a wide range of Cybex strength machines and free weights. Available fitness classes include Yoga, T’ai Chi and more. There are also six nationally certified trainers available.
For members more suited to the outdoors, Desert Highlands offers 3.5 miles of walking and jogging paths that wind through the picturesque community. Pinnacle Peak Park is just next door to Desert Highlands, and residents can enjoy a leisurely hike or brisk morning walk up the mountain.
The 77-gallon swimming pool that sits nearby to the Clubhouse features a deck with luxurious sun lounges and dining tables. The pool is maintained at 84 degrees year-round. Poolside drinks and dining are available for anyone seeking a true resort-style atmosphere.
Membership to Desert Highlands Golf Club is tied directly to property ownership within the Desert Highlands community. Only residents are able to become members of the club, and membership is part of the purchase of a home. The one-time initiation fee of $75,000 entitles the new member to unlimited use of all club facilities. This includes the golf course, putting course, fitness facility, tennis complex, swimming pool, clubhouse and Concierge.
At Desert Highlands, homeownership is made simple with a comprehensive list of Residential Services. The Residential Services department provides homeowners with assistance in maintaining their homes. With a host of services available, including regular home inspections, security alarm activation, landscape and pool maintenance, pest prevention, on-site car washing/detailing, mail forwarding, etc., Desert Highlands boasts the most extensive Residential Services program of any Scottsdale golf community. These services are especially useful for seasonal residents, who can rest assured that their home is in good hands.
Desert Highlands is a private community that is 100% walled and gated. The main gate is manned 24 hours and is also camera-monitored. All guests must check in and exit through this gate. Desert Highlands has three security vehicle patrols that operate around the clock, including a mini fire truck, and there are 14 monitored security cameras scattered throughout the community. All security officers are highly trained and certified and are direct employees of Desert Highlands.
Carmen Brodeur is a Scottsdale Realtor and former Attorney who specializes in luxury homes and golf homes. She has a vast knowledge of North Scottsdale golf communities, including Desert Highlands. To learn more about Desert Highlands homes for sale, contact Carmen at (602) 791-0536 or email Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com.