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Sonoran Foothills: Classic Master-Planned Community

Sonoran Foothills: Classic Master-Planned Community

One of the larger HOA-governed communities in the North Valley, Sonoran Foothills has more amenities than most nearby communities — all the things you’d expect in a master-planned development. While it has gated and non-gated sections, the central community center, pool and other common features create the sense of a cohesive community.

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All the community amenities you’d hope for — including pool, tennis and basketball courts, and walking paths — are in Sonoran Foothills. Photos by In&Out Publications

Sonoran Foothills has 16 distinct neighborhoods with separate entrances and varying levels of amenities:

  • Desert Canyon (parks, tot lot, outdoor basketball court)
  • Desert Cove (close to community center & main outdoor pool)
  • Desert Crest (parks, outdoor basketball court, tot lot, some homes close to community center & pool)
  • Desert Crossings (close to community center & main outdoor pool)
  • Desert Crown (separate outdoor community pool, park)
  • Desert Enclave
  • Desert Pass North
  • Desert Pass South
  • Desert Point
  • Desert Sierra (patio homes, separate outdoor community pool, park, tot lot)
  • Desert Springs (parks, soccer park, tot lots)
  • Desert Trails North (small park)
  • Desert Trails South (small park)
  • Desert Village (condos, separate outdoor swimming pool, exercise room)
  • Desert Vistas (parks, tot lots)
  • Talus Ranch

Community Amenities

  • Central community center, accessible to all Sonoran Foothills residents.
  • Outdoor tennis, volleyball and basketball courts and a swimming pool.
  • Large park and playground for the kids.
  • Trails for walking or biking throughout the community, and smaller parks throughout the various neighborhoods.


Sonoran Foothills is within a short drive of three major shopping centers and several supermarkets


Sonoran Foothills has its own K-8 public school and is served by Barry Goldwater High School in the DVUSD district. See more about public, charter and private schools near Sonoran Foothills. See also test scores & enrollment Figures.

Nearby Attractions

There are four regional parks for hiking, boating and other outdoor activities, all within a 30-minute drive. Sky Harbor International Airport is about 31 miles south (distance/time estimates).

See our North Phoenix Map for an at-a-glance look at attractions in the region.


REAL ESTATE WATCH: Home Sales & Prices in Sonoran Foothills Area

1-story and 2-story single-family homes, condos and patio homes, all in separate sections.
$237/quarter plus additional monthly fees that vary based on neighborhood and amenities
Engle, Maracay, Shea, Toll Brothers, T.W. Lewis, William Lyon, Homes by Towne
Community Center: 31910 N. Foothills Dr., Phoenix, AZ
  • Sonoran Foothills: Classic Master-Planned Community
  • Sonoran Foothills: Classic Master-Planned Community
  • Sonoran Foothills: Classic Master-Planned Community