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Desert Ridge offers some of the most desirable Phoenix real estate available. Desert Ridge’s coveted location is second to none because the area is surrounded by the Sonoran Desert, but has immediate access to the Loop 101 and 51 Freeway. Desert Ridge Marketplace is located at the south end of the community. This outdoor shopping complex is a residential favorite as it has over 110 stores and restaurants spread over 1.2 million square feet of retail space.

The marketplace’s urban streetscape environment makes the area feel like an entertainment destination. There’s something for everyone, whether it’s catching a movie at the AMC Desert Ridge 18, a 4,000-seat stadium style theater, or having dinner at one of the many restaurants The District has to offer. Strolling in The District is a treat for the senses because there’s so much to see. From fountains, fireplaces, video screens, a stage that hosts a variety of live performances, a children’s play area and a Splash Pad, there’s always something to look at.

Real Estate

Desert Ridge offers townhomes and detached homes up to approximately 4,500 square feet, golf course homes and even gated homes for sale. Just to the west of Desert Ridge is the Toll Brothers community, Aviano, and the Pulte community, Fireside. The community also includes the luxury townhome neighborhood, Toscana at Desert Ridge. Still under development, City North, located just east of Desert Ridge Marketplace, is a mixed-use development with residential (99 leased condominiums), retail, restaurants, office and hotel space.

Wildfire Golf Club & JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort and Spa

Another nearby amenity is the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, a 316-acre luxury resort, which provides eight dining options and The Revive Spa. The Revive Spa is a day spa offering body and beauty treatments, a fitness room, exercise classes, an outdoor lap pool, steam rooms, saunas, Pool Cabanas, and the Revive Spa Bistro. Operated by the Marriott, Wildfire Golf Club offers 2 picturesque 18-hole golf courses with views of the McDowell Mountains. It is available to resort guests and the public, and is a daily fee course.


School-aged children living in the Desert Ridge community generally attend these schools in the Paradise Valley School District: Desert Trails Elementary School, Wildfire Elementary School, Fireside Elementary School, Explorer Middle School and Pinnacle High School.

Desert Ridge is

  • 5 minutes away from the 51 Freeway
  • 9 minutes away from the Loop 101 Freeway
  • 14 minutes away from Scottsdale Airport
  • 23 minutes away from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport