Deer Valley Phoenix
Deer Valley is a subdivision in Phoenix that borders both the cities of Glendale and Peoria. It was created in 1972 and currently has a population of more than 165,000 residents. It is adjacent to the neighborhoods of North Mountain, North Gateway, Desert View, and Paradise Valley. Interstate 17 and Arizona Loop 101 both run through Deer Valley.
As one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Phoenix, Deer Valley is home to some of the area’s top attractions. Wet N’ Wild Phoenix is located in this subdivision. Other local attractions include the Norterra Mall and the Adobe Mountain Train Museum.
Turf Paradise, a world-class horse racing track, is also located in Deer Valley, as is the Deer Valley Airport that is used for general aviation purposes. Deer Valley also has a number of hiking and biking trails as well as city parks that are open to the public. The Adobe Dam Regional Park is one of the main attractions found in this neighborhood.
Home prices in Deer Valley range from $210,000 to $277,000 on average. The neighborhood consists primarily of single family homes. The subdivision is also served by several public schools including Deer Valley Middle School, Barry Goldwater High School, Cactus View Elementary School, Vista Verde Middle School, Constitution Elementary School, and North Canyon High School. These schools comprise the Deer Valley Unified School District.
The neighborhood is also served by HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center. This hospital is a 240-bed full service hospital that offers both inpatient and outpatient services.
Desert Ridge Phoenix
Desert Ridge is a resort-style community located in Northeast Phoenix. It spans more than 5700 acres and is considered to be one of the most upscale subdivisions in the area. It was created in 1991 as a private-public partnership between the city of Phoenix and the state of Arizona. It now comprises of more than 4000 homes as well as numerous attractions that make it one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Phoenix. Arizona Loop 101 runs through part of the Desert Ridge neighborhood.
Among other attractions, Desert Ridge is home to the city’s Mayo Clinic Hospital. This hospital is a division of the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Deer Ridge is also home to numerous locally owned restaurants including Yard House, Sandbar Mexican Grill, and The Keg Steakhouse Bar & Grill. Chain restaurants like Dave & Buster’s also can be found in Deer Ridge.
For recreation, Desert Ridge residents can enjoy playing golf at the Wildfire Golf Club, which is located at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge. For shopping, they can browse the shops at the High Street Mall or the Desert Ridge Marketplace, which offers retail, dining, and entertainment venues.
Home prices in Desert Ridge range from $289,900 to $574,000. The neighborhood consist primarily of single family homes. It is also served by the Paradise Valley Unified School District. The schools located in Desert Ridge include Explorer Middle School, Fireside Elementary School, Desert Trails Elementary School, Wildfire Elementary School, and Pinnacle High School.