Desert Mountain

Desert golf course with lush fairways, green greens, and mountain views

Overview for Desert Mountain, AZ

2,086 people live in Desert Mountain, where the median age is 68 and the average individual income is $191,182. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

68 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Welcome to Desert Mountain

Lavish living in a golfer’s paradise
The evening sky in Desert Mountain is ablaze with orange and red as the sun dips below the horizon and dusk settles over the serene landscape. About 40 minutes from Scottsdale and Phoenix, Desert Mountain is the perfect spot to get away from the frenzy of urbanity and settle back into the lavish arms of resort life. This lush oasis is elevated above the city, and its verdant terrain looks down from its perch over the sparkling cityscape.

Famed for its astonishing mix of impeccable golf courses, all designed by golf great Jack Nicklaus, Desert Mountain is lauded for its championship greens and challenging play. Spanning 8,000 stunning acres, Desert Mountain comprises coveted Sonoran Desert real estate, and the market is exceptional. Grand mansions snuggle up to the mountainside, while sleek contemporary custom builds feature indoor-outdoor conversion spaces and panoramic views of the dazzling desert.

What to Love

  • Opulent custom estates
  • Six championship golf courses
  • Sweeping desert views and lush landscaping
  • Fiery sunsets and a tranquil atmosphere

Local Lifestyle

Desert Mountain makes daily life a holiday for residents. The denizens of Desert Mountain cherish the area’s slow pace of life, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t eager to get out and soak up the sunshine. The lifestyle is delightfully laid-back but active, with golf, tennis, and swimming in the backyard infinity pool ranking as favorite pastimes.

Golf dominates the day, and locals can most often be found on one of the six courses. Tennis is also a celebrated sport in Desert Mountain, and the state-of-the-art facilities have earned this tiny tony town a reputation as the Wimbledon of the West.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Set on one of Desert Mountain’s luxe resorts, the Boulders Clubhouse features a lineup of chef-driven menus and cozy, intimate dining rooms. From the healthy, vegetarian creations at the Spa Cafe to the fireside seating and famed Boursin-infused burgers at the Grille, this resort offers elevated dining from breakfast to dinner.

The sophisticated Southwestern menu at Palo Verde puts fresh, vibrant dishes front and center and creates a comforting, breezy alfresco dining experience. Overlooking a hole on the lush golf course, this acclaimed bistro features guest favorites like red crab linguini, wild-caught salmon with braised fennel and herb pollen, and prosciutto and fig bruschetta.

The atmosphere is warm and inviting at Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse. Hospitality is at its best, and the classic New American menu of premium steaks and fresh seafood offers the perfect way to refuel after a day of golf and sunshine.

The seasonal ingredients at Terras at CIVANA showcase creative regional fare and bold flavors. Menu options rotate according to the freshest available ingredients, and the breakfast-to-dessert dishes are bright and healthy. The champagne brunch is a popular weekend choice, while dinner includes standouts like hearts of palm ceviche, zucchini enchiladas, and an exquisite wine list.

Things to Do 

Golfers in Desert Mountain have their choice of exemplary golf clubs, and The Mirabel Club is just one of the impeccable offerings. With a setting like something out of a technicolor dream, the course is celebrated for both its beauty and excellent design.

Warm sunny mornings in Desert Mountain beg for a spirited game of tennis, and the award-winning courts at Desert Mountain Sonoran Clubhouse offer an idyllic setting. Sporting both grass and hard clay courts, this acclaimed club is a local favorite for tennis and also boasts a championship golf course, a spa, outdoor recreation, and pickleball.

Arabian horses have long held a fascination for Arizona founders like David Gainey and Ann McCormick, and today residents can enjoy the equestrian life at Los Cedros USA. This remarkable stable is a health spa for horses and features amenities like therapy pools, showers, and spacious boarding stalls.

Those with an adventurous spirit may enjoy a visit to Sears Kay Ruins. This historical landmark showcases the magical beauty of the desert, and the self-guided, mile-long loop trail is both child and dog-friendly, making this a lovely spot for a family outing.


Desert Mountain residents benefit from access to strong public schools through the Scottsdale Unified School District, as well as prestigious private academies, including:

Demographics and Employment Data for Desert Mountain, AZ

Desert Mountain has 1,175 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Desert Mountain do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,086 people call Desert Mountain home. The population density is 181.66 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

48.32 / 51.68%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

Total Households


Average Household Size


Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status


Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Browse Properties

Work With Miki

Get assistance in determining current property value, crafting a competitive offer, writing and negotiating a contract, and much more. Contact Miki today to discuss all your real estate needs!