Desert Highlands - Desert Hot Springs, CA

Quick Facts

Price Range
High $200s - High $300s
Home Types
Number of Homes
New / Resale
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
1981 - 1982
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Desert Highlands Overview

Desert Highlands is an active adult community located in Desert Hot Springs, California. This intimate community of 26 homes features a private natural hot water well, a unique amenity for residents. The community is also home to classic amenities such as an outdoor pool and tennis courts. When not relaxing in the pool or taking advantage of tennis courts, Desert Highlands' location offers a variety of ways for residents to explore the Coachella Valley and the San Bernardino Mountains.

Homebuyers looking for attached and condo homes for sale in Desert Highlands, CA will like what Desert Highlands has to offer.  

Desert Highlands Amenities 

Residents of Desert Highlands will find plenty of ways to relax or engage in a healthy and active lifestyle. The center of the community's amenities is the outdoor pool and spa, ideal for relaxing on hot days throughout the year. Homeowners will also be able to take advantage of the tennis courts, whether they want to practice or challenge neighbors to a match.

With a main feature of the community, a private natural hot mineral water well that emerges at about 170-degree temperature and supplies the private pool and exterior jacuzzi. Each home also has its own private spa, also supplied by the mineral well for ultimate serenity and relaxation. 

Desert Highlands Homes & Real Estate

Built between 1981 and 1982, Desert Highlands offers thoughtfully designed attached and condo homes. Many of the homes in this community are inspired by mid-century style and feature tile-roofing and various sizes of living spaces. Each home also has its own private spa, supplied by the mineral well, giving homeowners an opportunity to relax within their home. 

Other standard features include a fireplace, split levels, cathedral ceilings, atriums, and private patios and balconies with views of the mountains and surrounding Palm Springs.  

Desert Highlands Lifestyle

Residents of Desert Highlands will find plenty of ways to stay engaged with the community, as they can participate in activities with neighbors such as hiking, community dinners, and tennis matches. Homeowners will also have plenty of free time to take advantage of community gatherings or amenities thanks to a homeowners’ association (HOA). The HOA covers trash removal, landscaping, maintenance of the hot mineral springs pool and spa, roof maintenance, and exterior painting.

Surrounding Area 

Desert Highlands is located at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains, giving residents the opportunity to explore the scenic surroundings as well as be within reach of daily necessities. 

When it comes to grocery shopping, Vons and Super 1 Foods are less than one mile away. Pharmacy needs can be met at Rite Aid and Hot Springs Pharmacy, also under a mile away. Desert Hot Springs is also close to health care providers such as Desert Regional Medical Center, which is just about ten miles away.

Whenever homeowners are looking to dine out, they will find plenty of options close to homes. A local favorite, Le Vallauris, features French-Mediterranean dining with a romantic patio and gourmet fare. Other options in the area include Rocky's New York Pizza, Zapopan Mexican Foos, Thai Palms Restaurant, and The Cottage Too Restaurant. 

Nearly two dozen golf courses can be found within a 15-mile range offering multiple challenges and course styles for varying skills. Escena Golf Club is a Nicklaus Design course noted for its unobstructed sightlines, generous driving corridors, and undulating greens. Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort features two courses, a 50 stall grass driving range, chipping green, and two large putting greens.

Outdoor enthusiasts can easily enjoy several hiking opportunities. Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, features 31,000 acres of native plants and wildlife preserve located in the Little San Bernardino Mountains of the Transverse Ranges, while Mission Creek Preserve provides 4,760 acres lush wetlands, eroded painted hills, and deserts housing a variety of wildlife. 

A day of retail therapy can be experienced along North Palm Canyon Drive for salons and spas, boutiques and high-end retailers, and a myriad of eateries. For cultural enthusiasts, Cabot’s Pueblo Museum features a large, Hopi-style pueblo containing artworks, artifacts of Native Americans cultures, and memorabilia of early desert homesteader life.

Desert Hot Springs is also conveniently located to several major cities for endless urban amenities. Those who want to explore metropolitan areas can travel 46 miles to San Bernardino, 94 miles to San Diego, and 100 miles to Los Angeles. When it comes to long-distance travel, Palm Springs International Airport is just under 12 miles away.

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    Desert Highlands Amenities

    Amenities at Desert Highlands include:

    • Outdoor Pool
    • Outdoor Spa
    • Tennis Court

    Desert Highlands Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

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

    • Community Dinners
    • Hiking
    • Tennis

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