Desert Ridge - Green Valley, AZ

Quick Facts

Price Range
High $200s - High $300s
Home Types
Single-Family, Attached
Number of Homes
New / Resale
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
1983 - 1984
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Desert Ridge Overview

Desert Ridge is a 55+ active lifestyle community located in Green Valley, Arizona, just south of Tuscon. This community offers single-family homes available on a resale basis. Desert Ridge is also part of the greater Green Valley Recreation (GVR), which has multiple clubhouses, pools, and golf courses available to homeowners.

Homebuyers seeking a home in Green Valley, AZ will love all that Desert Ridge has to offer. 

Desert Ridge Amenities 

The Desert Ridge community is part of GVR, a nonprofit organization that offers an abundance of resort-style amenities and entertainment opportunities to homeowners. 

Desert Hills Center is the closest GVR recreation center to Desert Ridge. Inside the expansive clubhouse, residents have access to art, ceramics, and lapidary studios as well as a modern fitness center. There is also a billiards room, an auditorium, and a meeting room for social events and lectures. Outside, residents can enjoy a pool, patio, and spa. Desert Hills Center also gives residents access to a golf course, shuffleboard courts, and four tennis courts.

In all, GVR operates 13 recreation centers with a wide range of amenities. Some common amenities include fitness centers, pools and spas, and courts for tennis, shuffleboard, and more. There are also several golf courses scattered throughout the area that GVR covers.

Desert Ridge Homes & Real Estate 

Desert Ridge was constructed between 1983 and 1984 with a total of 98 single-family and attached homes. Features in some homes include breakfast nooks, granite countertops, and mountain views.

The single-family and attached homes are similar, ranging from 1,392 to 2,050 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. 

Desert Ridge Lifestyle 

At the Desert Hills Center, Desert Ridge homeowners can stay social with community potlucks and “Thirsty Thursday” events. There are also over 60 clubs and social groups in the overall GVR, ranging from card and game clubs to special interest groups for photography and performing arts.

Desert Ridge homeowners enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle thanks to a homeowners’ association that takes care of landscaping and common area maintenance. With more free time, members of the community can relax, explore shared interests with neighbors, and partake in the community's social events. 

Surrounding Area 

Desert Ridge is located in Green Valley, putting residents in easy reach of daily needs and fun opportunities. 

Residents of Desert Ridge are close to several grocery stores, the closest being Safeway and Walmart. Pharmacy needs can be met at Walgreens. 

Desert Ridge is also close to multiple health care providers, including Green Valley Hospital and Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital. 

When homeowners are looking for entertainment in the area they can travel north on South La Cañada Road, which has several small shopping centers with restaurants, cafes, and boutiques. There are also a variety of attractions in the area, including the Titan Missile Museum and Historic Canoa Ranch. 

Homeowners who want to get outside will find plenty of options to explore in the area. There are multiple greenspaces and parks to choose from, including Desert Meadows Park and the Arid Garden. Golfers will also find multiple courses to play both in and around GVR, including the nearby Desert Hills Golf Club and Torres Blancas Golf Club. 

Residents interested in traveling to nearby metropolitan areas are in luck. Tuscon is only a half-hour to the north, providing easy access to this world-class city. For longer trips, the Tuscon International Airport is also about 30 minutes away. 


Check back soon for more information on the model collections and floor plans available in Desert Ridge.

Desert Ridge Amenities

Green Valley Recreation Desert Hills

Amenities at Green Valley Recreation Desert Hills include:

  • Desert Hills Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Auditorium
  • Fitness Center
  • Art Studio
  • Art Gallery
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Lapidary Studio
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Billiards
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Spa
  • 4 Tennis Courts
  • Shuffleboard Courts
  • Golf Course
  • Auditorium

Desert Ridge Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Desert Ridge. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Arts and Crafts Clubs
  • Card and Game Clubs
  • Dance Clubs
  • Potlucks
  • Shuffleboard
  • Social Clubs
  • Special Interest Clubs
  • Sports Clubs
  • Tennis
  • Thirsty Thursdays

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