North Phoenix Best New Homes: A Tour Inside Talinn At Desert Ridge

Desert Ridge in North Phoenix is a master area that is about to receive a new luxurious community called Talinn with houses by the builders DR Horton, Pulte Homes, Blandford Homes, and Shea Homes; and I’m about to show you everything about these floor plan models.

Conveniently located minutes away from restaurants, schools, and shopping centers, surrounded by amazing views and amenities, these builders are offering huge house options in all kinds of ways for you to find the one that fits you best, and they’re ready to make this gated community an outstanding place to live.

DR Horton

The first builder we’re going to talk about is DR Horton, one of the very large-scale builders here in the United States and the main builder in Talinn.


Their floor plans have around 1,800 square feet and can reach up to 3,500, with prices starting around $780K with fully designed models.


The first model I’m going to show is called Tapatio, a lovely large single-story floor plan with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a 2-car garage, that includes a large foyer that passes through the secondary bedrooms and the full bathrooms into a corner kitchen. 


In the kitchen, you’ll find a corner pantry and a central island that overlooks the dining and great room, perfect for bringing together your guests for dinner.


This model has around 2,295 square feet with prices starting from $820K.


Next up, we have the Crow model, a popular two-story floor plan with 2,597 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a 2-car garage plus a tandem garage.


The long foyer of this model leads to the back of the home where the kitchen, dining room, and great room share an open layout.


Prices for this model start around $800K.


The last model is called Phoenician, composed of 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a 2-car garage.


It is a vast two-story floor plan that includes a foyer that leads right into the separated dining room, and a kitchen that features a corner pantry and central island, which overlooks the breakfast area and great room.


This model has around 3,221 square feet and prices starting at $904K.

The Other Builders

Besides DR Horton, we also have 3 other huge builders which are Pulte Homes, Blandford Homes, and Shea Homes.


Now, starting with Pulte Homes, I’m sure you’ve already heard or seen something about them because they’re a major builder in the country.

Here in Talinn, they’re constructing around six home designs, with up to 3,500 square feet and prices ranging from $800K all the way up to $1M.


My favorite is the Barletta model, with its interior and a fantastic kitchen.


Next up, we have the Blandford Homes, with an amazing floor plan as well, but with higher prices that can be under $1M.


And lastly, we have Shea Homes, a very luxurious builder with options from one single story to two stories all the way up to 4,000 square feet.

Everything You Need To Know

Now I’m about to tell you everything you need to know about North Ridge and Talinn before moving here, from schools to the great amenities we have, restaurants, stores, golf courses, etc.


If you’re a parent and are wondering about schools, well, let me tell you something: we have great options for top-rated schools here in Desert Ridge. 


Desert Trails and Wildfire Elementary are only 2 of the best school options where you can put your kids, with amazing reviews from parents, great teachers and staff, and perfect infrastructure.


Make sure to check those schools and see the comments parents are making. I’m sure you’ll love to have your kids studying in one of them.


If you’re looking for a staycation, let me introduce to you the JW Marriott, one of the best resorts in Phoenix, and the perfect spot if you want to have a good family time.


With their day passes, you can enjoy the pool, lazy river, water slides, restaurants with their amazing dining scene, and cocktails… it’s a wonderful experience for you, your family and friends.

Golf Course

For golf enthusiasts, the Wildfire Golf Course is the perfect spot for you. Attached to the resort, it has around 2,500 square feet of course, and beautiful views.


You can enjoy a golfing day with your group of buddies or even start your own charity tournament.


But if you’re new to golfing or want to learn you can take a couple of lessons for only $125 an hour with the best instructors of the coasters.

Shopping, Restaurants & Things To Do

The main central point of Desert Ridge is the place where you find the biggest marketplaces and shopping centers.

They have really big box names, like Ross, Home Goods, Target, and more. Besides, you have stores like HM and Nike, and an AMC Theater to spend quality time with your family, etc.


While for restaurants, you can find great eating places like Copper Blues, one of my favorites if you want to have fantastic food and drink beer while listening to a live band; Dave and Busters where you can play some arcade games with the kids, and Barrio Queen with the best tacos in town.


Another great point to grab food, go out with your friends for a drink, or even go to a party and have a great time is the High Street.


Located only one block away from the district, here you’ll find tons of restaurants, bars, food, fun, and entertainment.


You can enjoy a show at the comedy club they have, go out for a steak at Ocean Prime restaurant, get your hair done, or even enjoy their Cars and Coffee every Sunday at 6 a.m. where you can bring your luxury exotics and have a good time with the other residents.


If you liked everything you learned today about this amazing gated community and want to learn more, make sure to download the Talinn price sheet by clicking here, or contact me at any time for additional information on these homes.


But if you’re already planning to move to Phoenix, Arizona, and want to find the perfect house for you and your family, my team and I would love to be your real estate agency of choice. All you have to do is contact me at:


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