Phone: (623)693-6509
Fax: (623)218-9055
New River
Preview Homes for Sale in Desert Hills/New River
If you are looking for a reasonably priced rural property with privacy, acreage, and no homeowner’s association restrictions, then Desert Hills or New River may be just the place for you. 

Located in the northern tip of Phoenix, East of I-17 and surrounding Carefree Highway, the Desert Hills community offers a large selection of custom homes ranging from small territorial style properties, to mid-sized tuscan estates; often at half the price of similar homes in North Scottsdale.  Just North of Desert Hills and even a little more rustic, the town of New River also features a variety of custom residences, many on long dirt roads providing seclusion for homeowners who cherish their privacy.

These two areas, somewhat merged together in 1999 by the formation of the New River/Desert Hills Community Association; are both recognized for the arcadian lifestyle they offer residents,  minimum acre-sized lots, and the abundance of horse facilities within their limits.  Views here can include a number of mountain ranges such as the Tonto National Forest; the smaller local Gavilan Peak and Daisy Mountains, and several distant ranges including the Bradshaw Mountains and others surrounding the valley.  Desert Hills also offers elevated lots with views of the Phoenix and Scottsdale city lights.
Retail and dining selection in these areas are at a minimum.  A few restaurants are present but shopping requires a quick trip to nearby Anthem or Carefree Highway.  A portion of Anthem is actually considered to be within the boundaries of New River.  However, the property guidelines and association rules for the homes located within that area are governed by the Anthem Community Council.

One interesting location tucked away in New River is the Shangri-La Ranch, a “clothing optional” community visited by nudists from all over the world.  Don’t worry, if you prefer to keep your clothes on, this area is totally isolated and can only be entered through a guarded gate.

Homes currently on the market in this area range from $78,000 for an 1,945 sf mobile home on a 1.25 acre lot in New River; to $1,299,000 for a 7,700 sf Desert Hills home on a 2.8 acre lot with breathtaking mountain views.  Homes sold in the last 3 months have had an average selling price of $128 per sf.


Realty One Group
Realty One Group
7975 N. Hayden Road Suite 101A • Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (623)693-6509 • Fax: (623)218-9055

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