- 9 miles away from the Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital
- 5 minutes away from Pinnacle Peak and Tom’s Thumb Trail Heads
- 15 minutes away from the Loop 101 Freeway
- 20 minutes away from the Scottsdale Airport
- 45 minutes away from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Another thing that makes Desert Highlands so attractive isn't even inside the gated, 24-hour security patrolled community with its state-of-the-art security systems. It is the wide array of stores, banks, restaurants, schools and medical facilities that are literally within minutes of the gates. A little further are the galleries and charm of Old Town Scottsdale to the south or Carefree to the north, and the cultural district and sports arenas of downtown Phoenix.