Is Desert Ridge, Phoenix a good place to live?

Is Desert Ridge, Phoenix a nice place to live? Should I move to Desert Ridge, Phoenix? What is it like living in Desert Ridge, Phoenix? Find out information on living conditions, demographics, transit options, schools, daycares, things to do, and homes for sale.

Before you even start your home buying search, you’d want to know which area to move to. Several factors can influence the choice of place such as demographics, nearby schools, amenities, local community, and more. If you’re considering moving to Desert Ridge, Phoenix, there are several ways for you to identify if Desert Ridge is a good fit for you.

Desert Ridge: Highlights

Total Population
13k
Walk Score
44
Median Home Price
$700,118
Median Rent
$1,798
Median Household Income
$114,243
Median Individual Income
$71,518

  Desert Ridge Neighborhood Guide

Who are your Desert Ridge neighbors?

The demographics of a place can be a fair indicator of how ‘neighborly’ a place is. Desert Ridge has a neighborly feel with 60% owner-occupied homes and an average household size of 2.4 members.

Total Population
13k
Median Age
38
Renters
40%
Owners
60%

Is Desert Ridge a walkable neighborhood?

Quality of life is subjective and can depend on a variety of things. While some home buyers might want a walkable city that offers ample things to do closer to where they live, others might prefer the suburbs with their tranquil streets, peace and quiet, and proximity to open spaces and nature. For some, the idea of being car-dependent is unacceptable, while for others, a reasonable drive time to their favorite weekend hangout is a dream come true.

Walk Score
44
Bike Score
60
Transit Score
34

Taking that into account, it would be great to know what amenities are available in the neighborhood, and whether you can complete most of your daily tasks on foot. Desert Ridge, Phoenix has a walk score of 44, a bike score of 60, and a transit score of 34. Most errands require a car.

Public transit in Desert Ridge, Phoenix is provided by Valley Metro (bus). There are 12 Valley Metro bus stops in Desert Ridge, Phoenix. The nearest airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The freeways nearest to Desert Ridge, Phoenix are AZ-51 and AZ-101 Loop.

Also, if you have an electric vehicle and are looking for homes near electric-vehicle charging stations, this neighborhood might be a good fit. There are 6 electric vehicle charging locations in Desert Ridge, Phoenix with 22 level-2 charging points.

What are the public transit options in Desert Ridge?

We cannot find any nearby public transit options for Desert Ridge

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What are the best schools in Desert Ridge, Phoenix?

The definition of a good school can vary depending on what people are looking for - some might be interested in schools which have great sports programs, while others might be looking at schools that are better at preparing kids for higher education. Since perspective can make a difference, independent bodies like Niche assign ratings to schools and are commonly used by parents to make a decision. However, you are encouraged to verify these ratings through other sources including visiting the campus.

It is not surprising to note that places with highly-rated public schools tend to have relatively higher home prices because of the perpetual demand for those neighborhoods. If you have children or plan on having in the future, checking out the nearby schools and their ratings is a good idea. Milestones Charter School (#150 in state), Wildfire Elementary School (#273 in state), Sandpiper Elementary School (#192 in state) are among 6 A+/A/A- rated public elementary schools in the district. Desert Shadows Middle School (#155 in state), Sunrise Middle School (#230 in state), Explorer Middle School (#117 in state) are among 6 A+/A/A- rated public middle schools in the district. PVOnline (#29 in state), Horizon High School (#80 in state), Pinnacle High School (#75 in state) among high schools in the district.

Choosing an area with good school rating consistency is important. While the area you’re looking at right now might have great elementary schools for your young children, it’s well worth examining the middle and high schools they’ll grow up to attend. The nearby elementary school, middle school and high school quality ratings from Niche are very similar. If you have children and desire a consistent school experience as they grow up, this neighborhood may be a good place to plant long-term roots.

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What are the activities for kids in Desert Ridge, Phoenix?

For households with kids, accessibility to nearby parks, playgrounds, daycare centers as well as highly-rated preschools is key. There are a few parks and playgrounds in Desert Ridge, Phoenix, including Aviano - Volleyball Courts, Coyote Basin Park, and Sonoran Hills Park. These playgrounds provide great recreational facilities for kids, as well as adults. Families can enjoy a nice picnic under the shade in summer months, or walk along the trail for a weekend activity with the kids.

Proximity to good daycare centres is extremely important, especially if the parents have a full-time job. For young families there are plenty of options for childcare in Desert Ridge, Phoenix, including Sunrise Preschools, Early Explorers Learning Center, Tutor Time, and Desert Ridge KinderCare. Proximity to urgent care centers such as Regent Medical Urgent Care, Joy Laforte, MD, and Urgent Care Tatum is also a plus.

What's nearby Desert Ridge?

Whether a neighborhood is a good place to live or not could also depend on the nearby amenities. Having a high walk score means that there are a lot of places nearby like stores, restaurants, coffee shops, schools, and more. While the scores are by no means perfect, they are a good indicator for "stuff to do" around those places. Things like proximity to grocery stores, dining options, and parks can make a huge difference in your daily lives.

There are also plenty of dining options for the residents of Desert Ridge, Phoenix. You can grab your morning cup of coffee from Dutch Bros. Coffee, Roy's, or Press Coffee - Scottsdale Quarter and sit down for a relaxed weekend brunch at Spiga Cucina Italiana, stonegrill, or Whataburger. Dessert shops like The Herb Box, Einstein Bros Bagels, and BoSa Donuts in Desert Ridge, Phoenix are great options for satifying your sweet tooth. Residents love to order tacos from Sandbar Mexican Grill, SOL Cocina, or Federico's Mexican Food and burgers from Islands Restaurant, Zinburger, or Whataburger. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, Federico's Mexican Food, or Ocean Prime are some great spots for a fun dine-in experience.

Desert Ridge, Phoenix has quite a few grocery stores including Costco, Fry's Food Store, and Fry's Marketplace.

What are the things to do in Desert Ridge?

We cannot find nearby things to do for Desert Ridge

Who is the best internet provider in Desert Ridge, Phoenix?

A good internet and broadband connection is a must-have, whether you work from home or not. Broadband internet connection options in Desert Ridge, Phoenix include DOCSIS, Cable Modem, VDSL, ADSL, fiber, terrestrial fixed wireless, wireline, and satellite from 13 different providers. Aside from optic fiber which provides Gbps speeds, you can get up to 1000 mbps download speeds via DOCSIS powered by Cox Communications.

What are the noise levels and air quality in Desert Ridge, Phoenix?

Most often than not, the higher the walk score, the higher the noise. So if you’re an extremely noise-sensitive person and it’s absolutely intolerable, you may need to opt for a neighborhood with a lower walk score.

Last month, the air quality in Desert Ridge, Phoenix was good (Air Quality Index, i.e., AQI was 24 for pollutant PM2.5). In 2020, the air quality was bad for 1 days when AQI for pollutant PM2.5 exceeded 100.

Should I buy a house in Desert Ridge, Phoenix?

Median Home Price
$700,118
Median Price / Sqft
$300
New Listings
48
Home Sold
41

There is one important indicator of knowing how good the neighborhood is - the number of homes sold in the past. A high percentage of homes sold in the past say, 5 years could indicate that it’s an up and coming neighborhood with people looking to settle here. At the same time, a neighborhood with low home sales, in spite of getting listed on the market could indicate that current residents are looking to move out. It would be nice to speak to residents of this neighborhood to understand what they loved, or didn’t like about living here.

45 homes were listed for sale this month in Desert Ridge, Phoenix. This is 25% lower compared to the same time last year, and 12% higher compared to last month. The total number of homes for sale in Desert Ridge, Phoenix is 46% lower than it was at the same time a year ago. 41 homes were sold in Desert Ridge, Phoenix this month. 29% less than previous month. 21% less than same month last year.

You can also look at several other factors before deciding to make the move. For example, do all the houses in the neighborhood look almost identical? That could mean that the homeowners association might not be the most adjusting. Is there space for parking? Where would your friends and family park when they come to visit you? Your garage could already be full with your own vehicles. How well is the neighborhood maintained? It could help you identify whether you’d want to live next to such neighbors.

Homes for sale in Desert Ridge

There are currently no homes for sale in Desert Ridge.

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