Desert Highlands

Welcome to Desert Highlands

Desert Highlands is an exceptional real estate area located in North Scottsdale. Advertising itself as a private community in North Scottsdale, it offers a variety of amenities to ensure resident satisfaction.
 Moreover, the layout of the area around Desert Highlands offers residents a unique experience in nature. Those who enjoy the natural beauty of Scottsdale, tranquility, and golf will find something they love in this area.
The community of Desert Highlands provides residents with an array of perks that residents will enjoy taking advantage of. Desert Highlands Golf Club is the first example of these perks. 
And, as a Jack Nicklaus signature course, golfers will experience desert golf to the highest degree. Furthermore, Desert Highlands offers its residents opportunities for upscale private dining, an incredibly convenient option to avoid large crowds. 
However, this is not all Desert Highlands has to offer. The tennis and pickleball courts are attractive options for residents to learn and bond over a new sport. 
And, last but not least, there is the fitness center and the swimming pool, excellent options for families and individuals alike. In addition, the variety and accessibility of these amenities are just a couple of the reasons Desert Highlands is an incredible community.
Next to the community of Desert Highlands is the area of Pinnacle Peak. Pinnacle Peak Park is a gratifying experience for families and individuals of all kinds. 
Moreover, the areas of Troon North and Troon Village provide even more opportunities to experience the outdoors of North Scottsdale. So, with a mix of serene nature, accessibility, and a caring community, Desert Highlands is a superb choice.

Local Recommendations

  • The Ventana accompanies an elevated dining experience, complemented by breath-taking views and magnificent sunsets.
  • Casual gastropub and grille which provides a lively atmosphere for members to mingle over delicious food and handcrafted drinks.
The Rocks
  • The Rocks is a popular spot for members to satisfy their sweet tooth with soft serve ice cream, or enjoy a heartier sandwich and cold beverage.
Neighborhood Outlook
Community Features

  • Biking/Walking Path
  • Clubhouse/Rec Room Comm Tennis Court(s)
  • Community Pool
  • Community Pool Htd
  • Community Spa
  • Community Spa Htd
  • Gated Community
  • Golf Course
  • Guarded Entry
  • On-Site Guard
  • Workout Facility


Name: Desert Highlands
Telephone: (480)-419-3745

Overview for Desert Highlands, AZ

699 people live in Desert Highlands, where the median age is 65 and the average individual income is $131,164. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

65 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Around Desert Highlands, AZ

There's plenty to do around Desert Highlands, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Mrs Bakermom, EP Cakes, and Desertique.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.6 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.6 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.79 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.21 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.42 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.85 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Desert Highlands, AZ

Desert Highlands has 342 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Desert Highlands do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 699 people call Desert Highlands home. The population density is 839.56 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

46.78 / 53.22%

Men vs Women

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25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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