Boulder Mountain Highlands is the easternmost community in the desert uplands of the city of Mesa, Arizona. The 3,648-acre Usery Mountain Regional Park, as shown on this map, hugs the entire northeastern boundary of this community which is also bordered south by McKellips Road and west by Ellswood Road.
The community, with an elevation ranging from 1760 to 2010 feet, directly overlooks Boulder Mountain from which it took its name. Its residents likewise enjoy awesome views of the Superstition Mountains toward east.
Boulder Mountain Highlands is a gated community consisting of 424 single family homes. These residences are contemporary, southwestern in their style and design, with their sizes ranging from under 2,000 square feet up to well over 3,000 square feet.
Their home lots were meticulously platted so as to allow each residence to have their maximum share of the panoramic desert views and pristine air at Boulder Mountain Highlands. The fact that they live in a gated enclave provides residents peace of mind as well as exclusivity and a high sense of community.
Boulder Mountain Highlands is a friendly neighborhood comprised of a broad range of age groups ranging from kids to teens, singles and married couples, retirees and seasonal residents. Volunteers living in the community run its homeowners’ association through a board of directors and various committees.
These volunteers oversee the association’s day-to-day operations and long-term planning. The operational areas they cover include the maintenance, conservation and preservation of the community’s natural open areas, ramadas, view fences, streets and gates.
Things to Do: Boulder Mountain Highlands’ location is perfect for hiking and biking. The neighboring Usery Mountain Park offers multi-use trails, archery, gun shooting range and camping. This park is also popular for its scenic wind caves, wide variety of desert plants and exciting wildlife.
The Loop 202 freeway southwest of the community provides quick and convenient access to other life and leisure activities in Mesa as well as in Metro Phoenix. The shopping mall Superstition Springs Center, for instance, is easily accessible from Boulder Mountain Highlands via this freeway.
Local Schools: Two nearby schools make Boulder Mountain Highlands a wise choice for families with schooling kids. One of these schools is the Zaharis Elementary located just off the southern perimeter of the community. Another is the Tiffany Christian School west of nearby Ellswood Road. The Red Mountain campus of Mesa Community College accessible via McKellips Road is likewise a short distance west of the community.