Since 1983, Scottsdale’s Desert Highlands has been a defining force in luxury golf communities. Developed by Lyle Anderson, who also developed Desert Mountain, Desert Highlands encompasses 840 acres of prime Sonoran Desert in North Scottsdale overlooking Pinnacle Peak. The community is guard-gated and the 560 homesites are nestled within the gently sloping hills.
The Desert Highlands Golf Club is a lovely private club with an 18-hole course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The centerpiece of the club is the elegant clubhouse with casual and more formal dining, a large fitness center, pools and a tennis complex. There is also a very busy social calendar for members looking for entertaining things to do. Membership to Desert Highlands Golf Club is dependent upon owning property within Desert Highlands. With Scottsdale’s excellent weather, most of these amenities can be enjoyed year-round.
Below is a look at Desert Highlands homes for sale and Desert Highlands sales activity for 2009 as well as a comparison with 2008’s sales performance. Home sales and sales volume were down in 2009 compared to 2008. We also saw a decline in average sales price and price per square foot, although the decline in price per square foot was not as dramatic as we have seen at some of the other luxury golf communities in Scottsdale. In 2009, homes sold for less of a discount than 2008 – 89% compared to 84% and average cumulative days on market decreased by over 60 days.
Disclaimer: Information herein deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Data and information was pulled from the Arizona Regional MLS (ARMLS) as of 1/1/2010 and can change at any time. The analysis looks at home sale activity in the golf community of Desert Highlands in Scottsdale, Arizona. This blog represents the opinion of the author. No warranties implied or expressed.
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