Frequently Asked Questions About The Highlands at Dove Mountain
The Highlands at Dove Mountain is an extremely active, gated community of 1,297 homes. We’re the perfect spot for anyone who wants all the amenities of a large active adult community without the crowds. The Highlands is about a quarter to one half the size of most other active adult communities.
Where are you located?
We are approximately 23 miles northwest of Tucson, Arizona, at Dove Mountain in the Town of Marana. We are nestled in the foothills of the Tortolita Mountains. From Tucson and I-10 take the Twin Peaks exit to Dove Mountain. From Phoenix and I-10 take Tangerine Rd. exit then go east to Dove Mountain. We have ample dining and shopping opportunities within 10 miles.
What’s your contact information?
The Highlands at Dove Mountain, 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd., Marana, AZ 85658. Phone: 520-579-9574. Click here to contact us.
What’s the weather like?
Tucson enjoys more sunshine than any other city in the United States – about 350 days a year. Our mild temperatures during the spring, fall and winter are legendary. Temperatures rise in the summer, but low humidity – and our 2,700 feet of elevation – keep even the warmest days comfortable, especially in the morning and evenings.
What are your homes like and what do they cost?
There are approximately 20 different floor plans in styles that range from 1,100 square feet to 2,600 square feet. Prices currently range from about $175,000 to $500,000. The majority of the floor plans feature open and spacious rooms with high ceilings designed to fit the relaxed style of southwestern life. All of the homes in the community are single story stucco construction with tile roofs, two or three bedrooms and two- or three-car garages.
Do you have a golf course?
Yes, and a great one at that. Our 18-hole golf course, designed by Arthur Hills and wrapped around the community, is a lush green contrast to the surrounding Sonoran desert with an incomparable view of five mountain ranges. Because of our six tee boxes, you’ll enjoy playing here whether you’re a scratch golfer or a beginner.
There are several men’s, women’s and couples 18-hole organized groups, plus men’s and women’s 9-hole groups that allow a variety of opportunities and events to participate in on a regular basis. Our staff of PGA Professionals will assist you with individual as well as group times.
What about tennis and pickleball?
We have four lighted tennis courts that were resurfaced in 2012. Our courts are made of artificial Nova Pro grass that makes playing easy on your legs and back. If you join the Tennis Association we’ll schedule matches for you. Men play on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings and women play on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
We have four pickleball courts to accommodate this fast growing adult community sport. Already our Pickleball Association boasts over 150 members. Organized and open play times are both available.
Hiking and walking trails are right out our back door.
And speaking of things to do, one of the largest clubs within the community is the Hiking Club. A home at The Highlands at Dove Mountain provides close proximity to excellent hiking opportunities. Whether you are an experienced hiker or a beginner, you will find hikes and people to hike with in our Hiking Club. And just steps from your home, Wild Burro Canyon awaits you with over 30 miles of hiking trails, and more being developed. There are also walking trails up and down Dove Mountain Boulevard. The Highlands Hiking Club has 200+ members, and offers 30-40 hikes each month during the primary hiking season.
Do you have a pool or hot tub?
Just steps outside the Fitness Center we have a beautiful, large outdoor heated pool with a separate hot tub. Our chlorine generating system uses pool salt to sanitize the water, creating a healthier environment that is softer on your skin.
What about community access?
We are a gated, (but very welcoming) community. Our main gate is staffed 24/7 by Allied Barton, a well-known company in their field specializing in HOA’s and gated communities. The north and south gates are transponder operated and used by residents for convenient access.
What about special assessments?
There has never been a special assessment at The Highlands at Dove Mountain due to a budget shortfall. There was a single assessment since the community opened in 1997– which residents approved by ballot – to fund a renovation project in 2007 / 2008 to improve our clubhouse and fitness center. That completed assessment was $1,850 per household.
Are medical facilities nearby?
There is an Urgent Care facility just two miles from the community and an Emergency Care center within six miles.
Tucson is home to the University Medical Center, the teaching hospital for the University of Arizona Medical School. It is also home to the Arizona Cancer Center at the University of Arizona and 10 other hospitals. Oro Valley Hospital and Northwest Medical Center at Oro Valley are located just 20 minutes from The Highlands at Dove Mountain. Located just outside of our west community border is a state-of-the-art fire station with a full-time paramedic team and emergency medical equipment – just moments away.
Are you age restricted?
The Highlands at Dove Mountain is an age-restricted community. One household member must be 55 or older and no full-time occupant can be younger than 19. In 10 percent of the households, however, the oldest resident may be 50 to 54.
What’s the rental policy?
The minimum rental period is 90 days. A lease must be submitted to the HOA office and the renter will have access to use all amenities and golf at resident rates. All renters must meet community age requirements.
Are you pet friendly?
The community is extremely pet friendly and allows two per household. They can be walked on leashes throughout the community, except on the golf course. There is a dog park at the entrance to Dove Mountain – about two miles away.
Is there a home watch service available?
If your home is left unoccupied for long periods of time, you may want to contract with one of the residents who provide home watch services. They will set up a weekly schedule to inspect your home inside and out to make sure there are no issues that need to be addressed. If they discover a problem, they will notify you and in most cases schedule the appropriate repair.
Do you have a block watch program?
The community is divided up into manageable “block” areas to provide communications between neighbors. Each area has a designated Block Watch Captain and Alternate Captain. They coordinate with the HOA office and maintain up-to-date resident information. They communicate ongoing safety and security information to their “block”. They are aware when neighbors leave for extended periods of time and are observant of neighbors’ homes in their absence. They maintain out-of-town contact information in case of emergency.
Is there a place nearby to store my motor home?
There are two locations for storing your motor home nearby: PremierRVehicle Storage is about five miles away and offers covered storage, 520.251.9510. There also is the Tortolita Mountain RV and Boat Storage just to the west of us, but does not offer covered storage – www.rv-storage-tucson.com.