Desert Mountain is an exclusive gated community that was developed by the same architecture firm that was founded by Frank Lloyd Wright.  The community is centered around a membership-only golf course and spans around 8000 acres situated in the Sonoran Desert.  Membership to the golf course can be included with the home sale price.  However, membership in the course is not required to live in the community.

Along with the golf course, the neighborhood also is home to amenities like a golf performance center, shopping, dining, and recreational facilities.  The subdivision is located about 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix and is close to Scottsdale, Cave Creek, and Carefree.  

Given the exclusivity of the neighborhood, it is little wonder that the home prices here are higher than those found in other neighborhoods in Phoenix and Scottsdale.  The average home here sells for between $5 to $9 million.  The homes are custom-built and feature sprawling ranch-style designs. 

Desert Mountain is part of the Scottsdale Unified School District and has two public schools close by for residents.  These schools are Desert Mountain Middle School and Desert Mountain High School.  

The community is close to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix as well as Foothills Medical Center.  It is also not far from the Scottsdale Memorial North Hospital.