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 consists 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.