The Sonoran Desert – A Natural Wonder
Desert Mountain is a gated, 8,000-acre residential and recreational community nestled within the dramatic high Sonoran desert landscape in the foothills of North Scottsdale’s Continental Mountain range. Recognized as a Platinum Club of America and a Platinum Club of the World, the award-winning community near Carefree and Cave Creek is distinguished by the preservation of its natural desert surroundings, its distinctive golf course landscaping and the spectacular Southwestern architecture of its clubhouses and homes.
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AREA ATTRACTIONS: THE BEST OF THE VALLEY IS JUST MINUTES AWAY!
Just up the road from Desert Mountain on the edge of the Tonto National Forest, this charming village offers shopping at Southwestern galleries, quaint restaurants and an annual schedule of special events and festivals for the local community and winter visitors.
The Boulders Resort
The leading travel publications in the nation have consistently ranked this luxurious resort and spa one of the top vacation destinations in the country—perfect for impressing out-of-town guests.
For a taste of the West, this town can’t be beat for down-home cooking and nightly entertainment at its rustic Western bars and restaurants. Try Cave Creek Smokehouse or The Horny Toad, two landmarks where tourists and locals go for barbecue, beer and a friendly atmosphere. Native American displays and prehistoric artifacts at the Cave Creek Museum will fill you in on the history of the area. For the more adventurous type, try Harold’s or Buffalo Chip which have live music and dancing on weekends.
La Mirada and Desert Village
These upscale shopping centers located at the intersection of Pinnacle Peak and Pima roads in Scottsdale, feature casual and fine dining, beauty salons, fashion boutiques, banks, grocery stores and pharmacies.
Four Seasons Resort
Situated in the foothills of Pinnacle Peak, this luxurious resort features Southwestern-style casitas, 24-hour concierge, a kid’s program plus fitness facilities, horseback riding, hiking, spa services with 14 treatment rooms, golf and other amenities.
Just 20 minutes from Desert Mountain, this expansive shopping center at Scottsdale Road and the 101 Freeway is a shopping and entertainment mecca with a Harkins Theater, Outback Steakhouse, Starbucks and more.
A lifestyle shopping center that has it all-from home decorating to dining. Retail establishments like Lowe’s Home Improvement and Cost Plus World Market have what you need for the home while a selection of restaurants feature casual and fine dining.
This popular and stylish retail district at Scottsdale Road and Greenway Parkway is a shopper’s paradise with upscale stores including Crate & Barrel, Restoration Hardware and Z Gallery, to name a few. Chic boutiques feature Ann Taylor Loft and Tommy Bahama. For decadent dining, try the Cheesecake Factory, PF Changs or Zinc Bistro.
With 225 clothing, home furnishing and novelty shops, this upscale mall in Scottsdale is the largest in Arizona. Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., and Williams-Sonoma, are just some of the featured stores. In addition, a cinema and several popular eateries are located here.
Talking Stick Resort Arena/Chase Field
Home to the Phoenix Suns, the 20,000-seat Talking Stick Resort Arena is not only a great place to take in a basketball game but a comfortable event venue where musical performances by national touring acts are staged. A few blocks away is Chase Field, where the Arizona Diamondbacks play. This stadium, with a climate-controlled environment, retractable roof and signature swimming pool, can accommodate more than 49,000 cheering fans. Both are located just 36 miles away in downtown Phoenix.
Some of the best medical facilities in the West are within a short distance from Desert Mountain including Desert Foothills Medical Center, Mayo Clinic Hospital and Scottsdale Memorial North Hospital.
Desert Mountain is serviced by two local airports: Scottsdale Municipal Airport, which permits private aircraft, and Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, both easily accessed through the Valley’s streamlined freeway system.