Desert Uplands is broadly known as the area east of Power Road and north of University Drive. Some parts of the Desert Uplands lie within the city of Mesa while others fall under the jurisdiction of Maricopa County.
Many of the city’s far northeastern communities are at Desert Uplands. In this map, these residential neighborhoods are shown directly adjacent west of the Usery Mountain Recreation Park and east of the Las Sendas communities. Roughly, the Desert Uplands here is bordered south by Hermosa Vista Drive and north by Sky Mountain Street.
The Desert Uplands covers approximately eight square miles of Mesa real estate, showcasing some of the high-end and most aesthetically pleasing residential properties in all of East Valley.
Notably, property developments in Desert Uplands are subject to design guidelines aimed at preserving its environmentally sensitive areas not only in single-family housing projects. These regulations, focused on the preservation of open space and washes, native plants and hillsides, also cover multifamily complexes, shopping centers and office buildings in the locality.
With these sound guideposts, the residential neighborhoods of Desert Uplands bask amidst gorgeous natural sceneries and feature well-designed residences suited to the local environment. Prospective home buyers of Mesa homes for sale in this area will find ranch-style homes, villas and estate homes built on acre-sized lots.
Sales-listed residential properties at Desert Uplands typically start from two-bedroom homes with floor areas of about 1,600 square feet. The premier listings in this locality can have floor plans approaching 6,500 square feet designed with five bedrooms and built on sites of six acres or more.
Neighborhoods: Luxury offerings could be mostly found at the Desert Uplands’ Thunder Mountain Estates. For options at the lower price points, the Valley View neighborhood, which is popular for its ranch homes, is worth putting in a buyer’s watch list.
New builds, on the other hand, are the main draw for the Desert Creek community in the Desert Uplands. This is a gated neighborhood of one-story and two-story single family homes developed by national homebuilder CalAtlantic. It offers various amenities including a community pool and, of course, it shares in the Desert Uplands’ convenient location to East Valley’s life and leisure centers. Access to these hubs of shopping, dining, and entertainment is mainly facilitated via Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway), which is just 1.5 miles from Desert Uplands.
Schools: As convenient for young families, Desert Uplands is surrounded by many top-rated schools. Falcon High Elementary, Zaharis Elementary, Pathfinder Academy, and Trinity Christian School are but some of them. Others within or near the area are Las Sendas Elementary, Fremont Junior High, and Red Mountain High School.