Desert Hills 3 East, a small friendly community of 91 homes, enjoys picturesque views of the Santa Rita Mountains. It is bordered on three sides by large arroyos and hosts ample natural space with mature trees, wide varieties of shrubs, and cacti. Wildlife sightings are frequent and sunsets are vivid. The association features attached and stand-alone single level homes that offer low-maintenance stucco exteriors and main-level living. Homes have either garages or carports and some have golf cart garages as well.
An active board and members work together on committees to continuously improve the community and landscape. HOA-sponsored social events include themed parties and monthly luncheons where neighbors can get to know each other. This being a smaller HOA, it is possible to find a true sense of community.
Nearby the GVR Desert Hills Recreation Center offers meeting rooms; an auditorium and stage; a catering kitchen; art, lapidary, and ceramics studios; a fitness room and outdoor pool; four tennis courts; and shuffle board.