Masterfully planned, the Dove Mountain Community is nestled in the Tortolita Mountains. With elevations up to 4,300 feet, it is easy to enjoy spectacular views in every direction. Almost one third of Dove Mountain’s nearly nine square miles is dedicated to open space. Dove Mountain is found just 20 minutes northwest of Tucson. Dove Mountain Boulevard connects directly to I-10 at the Twin Peaks Interchange making access to downtown Tucson, Tucson International Airport and the University of Arizona quick and easy.

In addition to the Arthur Hill designed course in The Highlands at Dove Mountain, the area boasts five championship golf courses. There are two private eighteen-hole courses at The Gallery and 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature golf at The Ritz- Carlton. Think of it, 81 challenging golf holes all within four miles.

If you are a hiking enthusiast or a novice, you will be thrilled to learn more about the over 30 miles of hiking trails available to you right here in the Tortolita Mountains. Trail heads are found just a few miles “up the mountain” from the gates of The Highlands. 

The Highlands at Dove Mountain has an exceptionally large, active, organized Hiking Club which schedules between 35-40 hikes per month. These hikes vary in length, elevation and degree of difficulty so you can choose one that best fits your abilities and interests. The club schedules hikes through the Tortolita, Santa Catalina, Santa Rita and Tucson Mountains as well as other popular Arizona hike locations.

If you are interested in a more leisurely walk, there are well-groomed paths up and down Dove Mountain Boulevard. Along the way you will find Dove Mountain Park that includes playground, green space for games, picnic area, tennis courts and even a dog park. The Dove Mountain Center at the foot of Dove Mountain Boulevard houses a bank, drug store, medical facilities, veterinary clinic, hair salon, nail salon, restaurants, dry cleaners, gas station and more. Just 5 minutes down Twin Peaks Road you will find the Tucson Premium Outlets.
The Ritz Carlton, Dove Mountain encompassing 850 acres within the master-planned community is the ultimate in luxury resort vacationing. It is distinguished from all other Tucson resorts as the only resort in Arizona to receive a ‘Forbes 5-Star Hotel’ rating. Just minutes from The Highlands at Dove Mountain, The Ritz Carlton offers our residents four restaurants: Cayton's, CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar, Turquesa Latin Grill, and Ignite and a 17,000 square-foot world class spa. Looking for a special treat for family or friends…or yourself?ritz_carlton_video_300 

Why Southern Arizona?

The city of Tucson supplies The Highlands at Dove Mountain residents innumerable opportunities for entertainment, culture, food, and fun. A “straight shot” down Dove Mountain Boulevard (which becomes Twin Peaks Road) connects to I-10 to get you downtown, or to the University of Arizona campus, in twenty minutes. At that point you have your choice of symphonic concerts, opera, ballet, theater and dining. Fine art, history and wildlife museums, botanical gardens and the Reid Park Zoo are some of the many venues enjoyed by our residents and guests.


Each winter the annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show brings thousands of buyers, sellers and browsers to the greater Tucson area. Geodes, precious gems, custom jewelry and meteorites are several of the treasures which can be found at the gem show.  

Another winter favorite event not to be missed is the Tucson Rodeo, La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Celebration of the Cowboys). A true western tradition, the Tucson Rodeo was first held in 1925. Today our rodeo is one of the top 25 professional rodeos in North America.


The Festival of Books, one of the top book festivals in the nation, is held every spring on the U of A grounds. If college sports are your passion, the U of A is proud of its perennially ranked men’s basketball team. Wildcat football games are always exciting as are volleyball, hockey, softball and baseball games.

Things to do within an hour of The Highlands at Dove Mountain include the San Xavier del Bac Mission, Titan Missile Museum, the art community of Tubac,  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios, Saguaro National Park, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Biosphere 2 and Mount Lemmon.

Famous for Saguaro cacti, which are unique to this area, the southern Arizona desert is much more vibrant and alive than people might expect. The summer monsoon seasonal rains, from mid-June  to the beginning of September, bring with them exciting lightning shows and brilliantly colored sunsets. The rains from the monsoons nurture lush flowers on native cacti, plants and trees. Mild winters contribute to even more growth and color. Our climate is conducive to year-round outdoor living and activities. 
Looking for a fun road trip? Bisbee, Tombstone, Lake Havasu, Sedona, the White Mountains and the Grand Canyon are a half day’s drive. Our residents also enjoy getting away to such areas as Santa Fe, Las Vegas, San Diego and the Pacific Ocean, all of which are an easy day’s drive from The Highlands at Dove Mountain.