Tatum Highlands is located between Tatum Boulevard to the east and 40th Street to the west, and north and south of Jomax Road. There are 1,432 homes in the Tatum Highlands neighborhood, built by 8 builders, including TS Lewis and Coventry. Other builders of homes in this subdivision include Ryland, Saddleback, UDC, Diamond Star, Maracay and Golden Heritage. Most homes within this community are between 1,500 to 3,500 square feet. The community park in this area is John Teets Park. This large park features large grassy areas, a basketball court, a ramada, picnic areas, a large multi-age playground and a sand volleyball court.
To the north of Tatum Highlands is the community of Diamond Creek. Located in the southwest quadrant of Tatum Boulevard and Dynamite Boulevard, this gated community features homes built by Hancock Homes in 2000. These luxury homes range in size from 2,500 to over 4,500 square feet. Dynamite Park, the community park, is just north of Diamond Creek and features large grassy play areas, lighted tennis court, basketball court, picnic ramadas, shaded playground and walking track.
Shopping: Nearby shopping centers include two large centers at the intersection of Cave Creek Road and Tatum Boulevard, which are home to Fry’s Food & Drug Store and Safeway, along with several restaurants and smaller retail stores. Three more commercial centers are also in this area, include Tuscany Village, Shops at Tatum Ranch, and Shops at Dynamite Creek. South of Tatum Ridge is the large Desert Ridge Marketplace, an outdoor mall with 2 million square feet of retail space with a popular splash pad and dozens of restaurants. Next door to Desert Ridge is High Street, a smaller outdoor shopping center with retail, restaurants as well as loft-style residences.
Schools: The award winning Paradise Valley Unified School District serves the Tatum Highlands area south of Jomax Road. The schools assigned to this area are Wildfire Elementary School, Explorer Middle School and Pinnacle High School. All of these schools are A rated. The homes in Tatum Ridge north of Jomax Road, and the homes in Diamond Creek, are served by the Cave Creek Unified School District. The assigned schools are Horseshoe Trails Elementary School, Desert Sun Academy, Sonoran Trails Middle School and Cactus Shadows High School.