Avian sign photoLocated at the intersection of Tatum Boulevard, State Route 51 and the Loop 101, this vibrant community is very sought after for its beautiful neighborhoods, amenities, and top-rated schools.  There are several different neighborhoods within Desert Ridge, offering a wide range of homes.  Aviano, built by Toll Brothers, features a beautiful master-planned community featuring large single family homes, many with pools, 3 car garages, and 4 and 5 bedrooms.  The jewel of Aviano is its community center, with a large pool, spa, tennis courts, meeting rooms, and workout facility.  The Aviano Community Park is an incredible oasis with soccer fields and an adventure playground.

The nearby Fireside neighborhood features single family homes built by Pulte, and range from 1,903 square feet to 3,834 square feet.  Fireside has its own large community center, with a large pool with beach entry, as well as a fully-equipped fitness facility.

Another subdivision within Desert Ridge is the Bella Monte Condos, built by Towne Homes. This neighborhood features 3 pools and spas, and some units have views of the nearby Wildfire Golf Course.  The condos in this subdivision range from 1,360 square feet to 1,835 square feet.  Another condo subdivision is the Villages at Aviano, built by Toll Brothers, which is a gated neighborhood featuring condos with direct access two-car garages, from 1,334 square feet to 2,158 square feet.

Custom and semi-custom homes are also available in Desert Ridge.  Lockwood Estates, built by Zachar Homes, average 3,300 square feet and are located near the Wildfire Golf Club.   Leroux Springs is a gated community of semi-custom homes, and were built by M/I Custom Homes.  These homes range in size from 3,700 to 4,800 square feet.

Taylor Morrison’s Sanctuary at Desert Ridge, located in the northernmost parcel is the newest community to open in Desert Ridge.  This gated community features single family homes ranging from 1,982 square feet to 3,811 square feet.

Things To Do: The Wildfire Golf Club has two award-winning courses:  the Faldo Championship Course and the Palmer Signature Course.  The J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa at Desert Ridge is a luxury resort on 316 acres in the Sonoran Desert.  Across the street is the popular Desert Ridge Marketplace, a gorgeous outdoor mall with 2 million square feet of retail space featuring outdoor fireplaces and a splash pad.   Next door to Desert Ridge is City North, a center with retail, restaurants as well as residences.

Schools: Paradise Valley Unified School District services Desert Ridge.  The elementary schools in this community are Desert Trails, Wildfire and Fireside, with Explorer Middle School and Pinnacle High Schools serving middle school and high school students.  All of these schools are highly rated.

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