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Tatum Highlands

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Located in North Phoenix, Tatum Highlands is one of the most family friendly master planned communities in the area. It sits just south of East Redbird Road. It is located east of North 40th Street, north of East Ramada Drive and west of North 45th Street. East Jomax Road is one of the main thoroughfares that traverses through the central part of this comfortable community.

Tatum Highlands has a reputation for being a handsome residential development that offers a wide array of family-oriented homes. It sits on acres of pristine desert land and has its own 20 acre recreational park. It is also just two miles from the Tatum Ranch public golf course.

People who want to move into Tatum Highlands have numerous home styles and layouts from which to choose. They can select from single family one and two story homes. They can also consider the numerous attached homes, including condominiums and townhouses, for themselves and their families.

The homes in Tatum Highlands are competitively priced, especially given the location and exclusivity of the community. People who want to find homes for sale in Tatum Highlands can contact established local real estate agents like Carl Chapman REALTOR and West USA Realty for more information. They can also view any of the listings to find the ideal home to buy and into which to move.

Given its location close to a public golf course, it is little wonder that life in Tatum Highlands is centered around making the most of the expansive, natural landscapes. People who live here find it easy to get out of their homes to play rounds of golf, hike or walk the trails near the community and spend time with their loved ones at the numerous local parks and recreational facilities that are in and near the community.

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The homes in Tatum Highlands are likewise beautiful and designed for family living in mind. Buyers can find a wide variety of attached and single family home styles in the community. The homes are generally spacious and built to offer the utmost in comfortable and relaxed living.

The median sale price for a home in Tatum Highlands is around $459,000. However, sale prices can actually range from $444,000 to $555,000. Closing prices on homes for sale in Tatum Highlands can vary from $360,000 to $699,000. Buyers pay around $273 per square foot.

Further, the homes in Tatum Highlands can range in size from 1454 to 3349 square feet and have two to five bedrooms. They can also have two to four bathrooms, two or three car garages and sit on quarter to whole acre lots.

People who buy homes in Tatum Highlands pay around $2715 a year in property taxes. They also pay $91, on average, a month in homeowners association fees.

Prices for homes in Tatum Highlands have risen by more than $110,000 over the last year. Homes are also selling faster in the community. It now takes an average of 21 days for a home in the community to sell once it is listed, down from 54 days last year. Five to seven homes are sold in Tatum Highlands, on average, each month.

The homes’ visual appeal explain in part why they are so popular among Phoenix home buyers. Their exteriors typically feature plaster or stone exteriors. The outsides of the homes in Tatum Highlands also have rock and stone landscaping, paved driveways and decorative tile roofs.


The interiors of Tatum Highlands homes likewise are designed to please. They come with features like:

  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Ceiling fans
  • Fireplaces
  • Tile floors
  • Carpeted stairways and bedrooms
  • Walk-in pantries with built-in shelves
  • Kitchen islands
  • Breakfast nooks
  • Formal dining rooms
  • Wall ovens
  • Bay windows
  • Built-in shelves
  • Sliding patio doors
  • Oak cabinetry
  • Walk-in showers
  • Oval garden bathtubs
  • Quartz bathroom counters
  • Offices or dens
  • Utility rooms with sinks and cabinets

It is not uncommon to find homes in Tatum Highlands with large enclosed backyards. Some of the properties even have in-ground backyard swimming pools and hot tubs.

Everyday life outside of one’s home in Tatum Highlands falls under the governance of the community’s homeowners association. This HOA exists to take care of and make accessible shared community areas and amenities. It also ensures the value, integrity and safety of Tatum Highlands.

The Tatum Highlands HOA consists of a seven member board of directors. The board of directors are fellow homeowners in the community and serve out two year terms. Elections for the board of directors are staggered and held every year.

Three of the members on the Tatum Highlands HOA serve in the leadership roles of the HOA president, vice-president and treasurer. The remaining four directors serve as members-at-large. The board of directors also oversee two community committes, one that functions for architectural reviews and another that manages landscaping in Tatum Highlands.

The Tatum Highlands HOA also employs an onsite management team for the community. This team consists of a(n):

  • Community manager
  • Administrative services lead
  • Regional director
  • Customer care specialist
  • Web specialist

Together, the HOA and community management team maintain an HOA website where homeowners can go to find and access a variety of resident services. The website offers free Tatum Highlands resources like:

  • Governing documents
  • Items of interest
  • Landscaping articles
  • Newsletters
  • Printable forms
  • Events calendars

The HOA website also offers links for:

  • Architectural changes
  • Tips for association living
  • Checking homeowners’ accounts
  • Reporting streetlight outages

There is also a section where homeowners can check the news in Tatum Highlands and find out what is going on in and around the community. All homeowners must register for an account when they move into Tatum Highlands. The HOA will provide a username and password for new homeowners to use to register their accounts.

Homeowners in Tatum Highlands are also close to some of the best family-oriented amenities found in Phoenix. They can spend time with their loved ones at nearby John W. Teet Park, which makes available amenities like:

  • Playgrounds with swings and slides
  • Covered picnic ramadas and grills
  • Green spaces for relaxing or playing
  • Basketball courts
  • Hiking and walking trails

They are also just minutes from the Desert Broom Park, which offers:

  • Lighted soccer fields
  • Walking trails
  • Playgrounds
  • Picnic areas
  • Public restrooms

People who live in Tatum Highlands are likewise close to the Tatum Ranch Golf Club. This club is open to the public and makes available a number of membership options. Tatum Highlands residents can enjoy access to amenities like:

  • An 18-hole golf course
  • A practice golf facility
  • A fully equipped fitness center
  • A junior Olympic swimming pool

The Tatum Ranch golf club also has an outdoor venue that members can reserve for special events like weddings. The staff at Tatum Ranch can set up and take down chairs and tables that couples may want to use to hold their ceremonies and receptions.

People who join the Tatum Ranch golf club also have access to the club’s onsite dining options. They can enjoy fine dining in the restaurant and grill, which serves basic fare like salads and sandwiches, as well as more elegant fare like steaks and seafood. They can also order their favorite drinks, wines or cocktails from the club’s full-service bar.

The restaurant at the Tatum Ranch golf club has high-definition flat-screen televisions on which guests can watch sports and other programming. People who dine at the golf club’s restaurant can also enjoy their meals outdoors on the club’s patios.

Finally, Tatum Highlands is part of the Paradise Valley Unified School District that is located in Phoenix. Parents who live in the community can send their children to nearby public schools like Wildfire Elementary School, Explorer Middle School and Pinnacle High School.

The Paradise Valley Unified School District gets high marks for its overall quality of education that it offers to students. It gets a national grade of B-plus, excelling in areas like academics, college preparation and diversity. It gets B grades in teacher quality, health and safety and clubs and activities.

The district has an enrollment of just over 31,000 students and a student-to-teacher ratio of 18:1, just a bit higher than the national 16:1 student-to-teacher ratio average. Further, more than half of its students meet proficiency standards in mathematics and reading in the Arizona state standardized tests.

The district graduates 89 percent of its enrolled seniors, on average, each year. Students who take the ACT test for college admissions receive an average score of 27, which overshadows the national 20.6 ACT test score average.

Less than 10 percent of the district’s teachers are in their first year of teaching. The school district offer qualified and experienced teachers and is ranked as the eighth best district in Arizona for student athletes. It ranks 16th as the best overall public school district and is ranked as the 37th most diverse school district in the state.