Desert Highlands Scottsdale Real Estate

Desert Highlands Golf Community Scottsdale AZ Homes


Desert Highlands is a luxury golf community in North Scottsdale nestled just south of Pinnacle Peak.

It was developed by Lyle Anderson and the design accentuates the stunning desert landscape. Elegant custom homes dot the rolling 850 acres of the community.

Desert Highlands is home to an 18 hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus as well as a beautifully remodeled clubhouse complete with an extensive fitness center, pools and a world-class tennis facility.

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About Desert Highlands


Desert Highlands Scottsdale For over three decades, Desert Highlands in Scottsdale, Arizona, has embraced its residents with breathtaking beauty and security. Nine miles of walls surround The Club which is monitored 24 hours a day. Only homeowners have memberships to the 7,099 yard golf course known for its challenge and design. Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus created the 18-hole course with the passionate golfer in mind. Lyle Anderson, founder of Desert Highlands, created homes that appeal to those who want a high standard of community living that enables them to create life-long friendships.

Desert Highlands attracts a diverse group of homeowners. Two bedroom luxury homes are ideal for vacation homes or for folks looking to downsize. Families or homeowners who want more space choose larger homes with up to four bedrooms and more. Homes are equipped with modern luxuries including marble floors, spacious kitchens and vaulted ceilings.

Built in the shadow of Pinnacle Peak, Desert Highlands provides some of the best outdoor recreation in Arizona. In addition, the Desert Highlands Clubhouse has a fitness center, spa and pools. Desert Highlands is also home to an award-winning tennis complex that features multiple courts surfaces and an active competitive and social calendar. Arizona’s excellent climate allows residents enjoy outdoor activities throughout the year.

After spending an active day, residents can have a drink in the bar or dine in the clubhouse that was beautifully renovated in 2013. The patio of The Bar at Desert Highlands provides a quiet respite from the day. Catch a leisurely lunch or dinner at The Grille. Formal dining is available in the Ventana Room which has received excellent reviews for its delectable cuisine and is a perfect spot to take guests you want to impress.
When looking for a home that characterizes luxury living combined with exclusive golfing and sports, look no further than Desert Highlands. Desert Highlands has defined luxury living in an exclusive golfing community since 1983.

Desert Highlands Golf


Desert Highlands Scottsdale Golf ClubCreator Jack Nicklaus called Desert Highlands the most unique course he had designed. The course weaves its way through lush vegetation overseen by Pinnacle Peak. Desert Highlands has one of the only 18-hole putting courses in the United States which is free to members and is open until dusk.

Consistently ranked as one of Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses since its opening in 1984, avid golfers dream of playing here. All residents of Desert Highlands are members and pay a transfer fee upon purchasing their property.

Desert Highlands Golf Membership Information – As of March 2017
– Membership is required at Desert Highlands.
– There is a transfer fee of $75,000.
– Monthly dues are $1,225, which also includes HOA fees.
– There is also a $70/month assessment to cover the 2013 clubhouse renovation that will be charged through December 2019.
– An irrigation project assessment of $100/month will begin in 2019 and run through 2029.

Desert Highlands Real Estate Updates


Desert Highlands Scottsdale HomesDesert Highlands Real Estate Update as of  February 2017
As of February 27, 2017 there were 56 homes for sale in Desert Highlands.

The average asking price at Desert Highlands was $1,581,537 and the average asking price per square foot was $327.52. The average days on market was 354. (Note: An ultra-luxury home has been on the market for 4,172 days, which is skewing this figure.)

The average sales price in Desert Highlands year-to-date was $1,662,500 and the average price per square foot was $346.56. The average days on market for sold homes was 39. The lowest priced sale to date in 2017 was $1,075,000. The highest priced sale was $2,250,000.

2016 Home Sales in Desert Highlands
A total of 20 homes sold in 2016. The average sales price was $1,693,950 and the average price per square foot was $310.89.

Sales prices ranged from $742,500 to $2,500,000. The average square footage was 4,661 and the average days on market was 239.

2015 Home Sales in Desert Highlands
A total of 25 homes sold in 2015. The average sales price was $1,671,630 and the average price per square foot was $363.08.

Sales prices ranged from $780,000 to $3,300,000. The average square footage was 4,906 and the average days on market was 254.

2014 Home Sales in Desert Highlands 
There were 33 home sales at Desert Highlands in 2014. The average sales price was $1,330,100 and the average price per square foot was $297.42.

Sales prices ranged from $557,500 to $3,600,000. The average square footage was 4,434 and the average days on market was 246.

2013 Home Sales in Desert Highlands

During 2013, 41 homes sold in Desert Highlands. The sales prices ranged from $560,000 for a 2,635 square foot home to $3,090,000 for a 5,858 square foot home.

The average sales price was $1,107,832 and the average sales price per foot was $266.51. The average days on market was 237.

School Information


Cave Creek Unified District #093
Elementary School: Desert Sun Academy
Jr. High School: Sonoran Trails Middle School
High School: Cactus Shadows High School

Desert Highlands is located in Scottsdale zip code 85255.

* Information subject to change. Please verify all information with the Cave Creek Unified School District.

Community Map


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