Desert Highlands Homes For Sale
Desert Highlands is a premier golf community with a unique blend of homes, resting along the southern edge of Pinnacle Peak. From its beginning in 1983, Desert Highlands has set a high standard for luxury living in the Sonoran Desert. With striking architecture and an environmentally sensitive design, Desert Highlands offers a thoughtful and inspired lifestyle for residents. There are 563 custom home sites within Desert Highlands resting on 850 acres. You will find homes to suit many different tastes. Whether you prefer contemporary or old world charm, you will find a home right for you. The majority of Desert Highlands homes are custom built on lots of ½ acre to over 2 acres.
The community is home to the renowned Desert Highlands Golf Club, exclusively for members. With a signature, Jack Nicklaus 18-hole golf course, a spectacular tennis program, and numerous clubhouse amenities, Desert Highlands provides a rewarding private club experience for today’s active family. Curious about real estate in Desert Highlands? Please call Carmen Brodeur at (602) 791-0536 for a tour of homes for sale in this impressive community.
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Desert Highlands Scottsdale
Desert Highlands Real Estate
Desert Highlands real estate comprises 563 custom homes and homesites. Custom-built homes in Desert Highlands can vary greatly in price, starting from the $800s and reaching over $5 million. The most affordable of these homes are around 2,600-3,000 square feet in size, while more elaborate homes can range anywhere from 3,000-11,500 square feet. Buyers can also opt to build brand new custom homes on lots ranging from ½ acre to well over an acre.
There are two distinct subdivisions in addition to the large lot custom homes in Desert Highlands Scottsdale. Among these are The Heights and Hillside Villa Estates. The Heights are located in the northeast corner of the community. These homes are spaced on smaller lots for a more traditional neighborhood feel. Sitting just at the base of Pinnacle Peak, these custom homes boast panoramic mountain and desert views. The Hillside Villa Estates community is built against the southern slope of the mountain. Some of the homes located within Hillside Villa Estates back right to the golf course and provide unobstructed fairway views, while others offer views of the huge, chiseled rock formations that surround Pinnacle Peak.
Desert Highlands Golf Club
The Jack Nicklaus signature golf course that weaves its way through the community is the main focal point of Desert Highlands Scottsdale. One of the most striking features of the course is the liberal use of the existing topography and landscape in its design. In many places, it seems as though the course was gently draped over the surface of the desert, with the natural rock formations and plants resting right against the fairways. When Jack Nicklaus first designed the course, he chose to limit the use of turf in order to establish this effect. The “target golf” concept that resulted is now one of the definitive traits of desert golf in North Scottsdale.
The Desert Highlands golf course and clubhouse can only be accessed by residents of the community, with membership tied directly to homeownership. The clubhouse is a 30,000 square-foot structure designed to transition seamlessly into the boulders surrounding it. Clubhouse amenities include locker rooms as well as both casual and fine dining that can be enjoyed either indoors or out on the elegant terrace. The clubhouse also offers a full-service bar and poolside dining. Sitting opposite the clubhouse is the 7,000-square-foot fitness and spa facility with a 77,000-gallon swimming pool. Extensively equipped with over 30 workout stations, the fitness center fosters active and healthy lifestyles for all members, including golfers and non-golfers.
Desert Highlands also boasts a comprehensive tennis program and a total of 13 tennis courts scattered throughout the community. The main tennis complex is located in the southwest corner of the development and includes a Tennis Pro Shop, locker rooms, and a players’ lounge.
Desert Highlands also boasts a comprehensive tennis program and a total of 13 tennis courts scattered throughout the community. The main tennis complex is located in the southwest corner of the development and includes a Tennis Pro Shop, locker rooms, and a players’ lounge. There are a total of thirteen tennis courts in Desert Highlands including all 3 surfaces of play. Choose between four grass courts, six clay courts, and three hard-surface courts. There are only a few places in Arizona with all 3 tennis surfaces. Desert Highlands has an active tennis program with over 140 tennis players participating in leagues, social events, and tournaments.
Security and Other Services
Desert Highlands is one of the most secure communities in Scottsdale. It is fully walled and guard-gated. There are three security patrol vehicles that operate around the clock and even a mini-fire truck. Residential services are offered for those who own seasonal homes at Desert Highlands or even full-time residents who might be leaving for a short vacation. All homeowners are invited to take advantage of the menu of services provided, including home inspections, mail service, landscaping and pool service, air filter replacements, pest prevention, and more.
If you are interested in buying a Desert Highlands home, get in touch with Carmen Brodeur and begin your search today. Carmen is a true Scottsdale specialist and is highly experienced in assisting both buyers and sellers of Desert Highlands real estate and other North Scottsdale homes. You can reach Carmen by calling (602) 791-0536 or emailing Carmen@TopScottsdaleHomes.com.