Desert Ridge is a beautiful and well-managed community of 98 homes atop a ridge surrounded by the Desert Hills Golf Course. The landscaping displays the beauty of the Arizona desert with cactus and spectacularly flowering plants. Cactus and trees in the common areas and views of the golf course and the Santa Rita Mountains are enjoyed from each home. Hikers and bikers share the street with golf carts and cars. Although tucked away from through traffic, Desert Ridge is convenient to churches and GVR recreation centers, especially Desert Hills Recreation Center with a pool, tennis courts, fitness room, billiards, sauna, shuffleboard, ceramics studio, lapidary studio, art studio, and a large auditorium with a kitchen. HOA Members share their homes for monthly Thirsty Thursdays gatherings.