Desert Mountain, North Scottsdale
Acreage of community: 8,000 acres.
Home price range: Courtyard homes and estates range from $600,000 to $10 million; custom home sites range from $100,000 to $1.6 million.
Founded in: 1987.
Standout feature: Six signature Jack Nicklaus golf courses, a $12 million Sonoran Clubhouse and Spa, The Jim Flick Performance Center, nine tennis courts (with grass, clay and hard surfaces) and 15 miles of trails.
What’s new: The Sonoran Clubhouse and Spa has just undergone a $12 million remodel, expanding its offerings to include upgraded fitness opportunities, indulgent wraps, treatments and salon services, and an abundance of classes and events for the whole family. Plus, come October, the clubhouse will be home to six pickleball courts as well as regulation golf croquet and bocci ball.
Makes up seven percent of Scottsdale!