Just north of Desert Ridge are the communities of Tatum Ranch and Dove Valley. Tatum Ranch is a master-planned community that includes 3,418 homes, Terra Vista Condominiums, apartments and five commercial sites in the northeast corner of Phoenix. Tatum Ranch residents enjoy the quiet beauty and serenity of the Sonoran Desert that is home to some of the most beautiful native vegetation and wildlife in the entire Southwest. Because of its distance from the center of the metropolitan area (22 air miles) and its proximity to the New River Mountains to the north, the summer temperatures are usually 5 to 10 degrees cooler than at Sky Harbor Airport.
Tatum Ranch Golf Club is situated in the community and offers social, fitness and golf memberships at reasonable rates. The Robert Cupp-designed championship golf course serves as the centerpiece to a remarkable full-service private golf club nestled in a beautiful Sonoran Desert backdrop.
Both Tatum Ranch and Dove Valley Ranch are in the Cave Creek Unified School District, a continually highly performing and desired school system attracting many residents for the academics offered including Spanish and Mandarin immersion programs. Residential real estate prices are typically less expensive in this area as compared to Scottsdale and Desert Ridge providing an excellent value proposition for potential home buyers in this area.