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Why Buy in Desert Ridge?

Aviano community entrance photoDesert Ridge is recognized as one of the most popular residential areas in North Phoenix.  There are many reasons for this area’s popularity.

First, as we say in real estate, location, location, location.   Desert Ridge has a very convenient location, as this community is literally minutes from both the Loop 101 and State Route 51 freeways.  These freeways will take you to downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona State University, or any of the outlying cities in the Valley of the Sun quickly and conveniently, while bypassing traffic on surface streets.   Desert Ridge is also conveniently located to dozens of restaurants, shopping centers and entertainment venues.

Namely, Desert Ridge Marketplace, a gorgeous outdoor mall with over 50 retail stores, over 25 restaurants, a grocery store, two drugstores, as well as a movie theatre, arcade and play center for kids, provides endless options for dining, shopping and entertainment.  Next door to Desert Ridge Marketplace is High Street, another outdoor mall with trendy restaurants, bars and shops, along with luxury loft-style apartments above the retail spaces.  The Scottsdale 101 shopping center is just minutes away and is home to several restaurants, a movie theatre, Whole Foods, and stores such as Bed Bath and Beyond, Babies R Us, and the Container Store.

Another factor contributing to the popularity of Desert Ridge as a place in which to live is its network of high-performing schools.  The A plus rated school district of Paradise Valley Unified serves the schools in the Desert Ridge area.  All highly-rated schools, Desert Trails Elementary, Wildfire Elementary and Fireside Elementary serve grades preschool through sixth, while Explorer Middle School serves seventh and eighth grade students.  Pinnacle High School is the high school for the Desert Ridge area, and is a nationally recognized school.  While PVUSD does offer open enrollment, the popularity of these schools has resulted in waiting lists for at least two of the elementary schools, unless the students actually reside in Desert Ridge.  Therefore, buying a home in Desert Ridge ensures your children will be able to attend these award-winning schools regardless of any wait list scenario.

Finally, the beautiful common areas and parks in the Desert Ridge community also make this a place both the fitness-minded and families will enjoy.  From the miles of walking paths throughout all of the neighborhoods, to its multiple common areas and community clubhouses with fitness centers, Desert Ridge is a community that is enjoyed on a daily basis by its residents.  Desert Ridge is also a magnet for families thanks to Cashman Park with its newly-remodeled shaded playground with top-notch play equipment, Aviano Community Park with its extra-large adventure playground complete with zip line and spider web climber, as well as Fireside Community Park with its two shaded playground areas and a climbing wall.

If Desert Ridge is on your list of communities to consider, I will utilize my extensive knowledge of the home values, as well as the market trends in Desert Ridge to help you find the best home for you and your family.

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