The Shade at Desert Ridge

21150 North Tatum Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050
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The Shade at Desert Ridge

21150 North Tatum Boulevard

Phoenix, AZ 85050

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Resident 2016 - 2019 Recommended
Reviewed 03/14/2019
Shade at Desert Ridge is a very special property. Firstly, the location is incredible. Two minutes from the 101 is almost impossible to beat in Desert Ridge. There's a Starbucks next door, even though they have a Starbucks coffee machine in their lobby. Desert Ridge marketplace,… Read full review
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Resident 2016 - 2019 Recommended
Reviewed 03/14/2019
Shade at Desert Ridge is a very special property. Firstly, the location is incredible. Two minutes from the 101 is almost impossible to beat in Desert Ridge. There's a Starbucks next door, even though they have a Starbucks coffee machine in their lobby. Desert Ridge marketplace,… See More
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager05/02/2019

Anonymous, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!

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Shannon_D754 • Resident 2019 Recommended
Reviewed 02/15/2019
I have lived at Shade for almost a year now and I couldn't be happier! The apartments are large and come with garages. The balconies are huge with amazing views! There is always ample parking and the grounds are kept super clean. The maintenance crew are… See More
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager02/20/2019

Shannon, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! We do have such a great community here at Shade! Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a positive review and spreading the love of the Shade family! We appreciate YOU! Sondra

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EMichaels • Resident 2018 - 2019 Recommended
Reviewed 02/01/2019
The Shade at Desert Ridge is a most welcoming and amazing place to live. It's not just an apartment complex, it's a community with an exceptional staff to set the tone and keep you feeling at home. Sondra, Manager, Jason, Assistant Manager, Lynn and Heather, Leasing… See More
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager02/26/2019

Emichaels, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! We were delighted to see that you are enjoying living at Shade at Desert Ridge. It made our day to hear that you have found our management and staff to be helpful. We set very high standards for our performance and please note that your comments have been passed along to our team. We are happy to hear you have found your interactions with our service team to be enjoyable. They are constantly coming up with ways to outdo their already stellar performance. Again, thank you for the great compliments and please continue to give us your feedback (positive and negative). We take all comments to heart and consider all resident feedback to be valuable tools for improvement.

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Resident 2019 Recommended
Reviewed 02/01/2019
Amazing location! Safe neighborhood. I love the gated community. The pools are awesome and we use the bbq grills all the time. The apartments themselves are very well maintained. I would recommend this place to anyone!
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager02/26/2019

Thank you for your feedback! I was delighted to see that you are enjoying living at Shade at Desert Ridge. It made our day to hear that you have found our amenities and grounds to be well maintained and a fun place for all of our residents to enjoy. We set very high standards for our performance and are excited to hear that you would recommend our apartment home! Again thank you for the great compliments and please continue to give us your feedback (positive and negative). We take all comments to heart and consider all resident feedback to be valuable tools for improvement.

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Resident 2015 - 2019 Recommended
Reviewed 01/23/2019
Overall great community to live in with great amenities. The staff at The Shade at Desert Ridge are exceptionally great! Specifically, anytime we have an issue or need something fixed the maintenance, specifically David, is extremely quick to respond and immediately fix the issue. I am… See More
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager02/06/2019

Anonymous, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! The service team has worked together for many years and the BEST team in Arizona! We are very proud and grateful to our service team! Thank you for taking the time to give such a wonderful review! We love your feedback! Sondra Alm

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arizonabubba • Resident 2015 - 2019 Recommended
Reviewed 01/23/2019
Living at Shade Desert Ridge has been a breeze. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The maintenance staff also is always present and help with anything we have issues with, thank you to David and Pedro as they are great employees.
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager02/06/2019

Arizonabubba, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you have such a positive experience at Shade at Desert Ridge. We very much value community satisfaction and delivering on our promises! We appreciate you being such a wonderful part of The Shade family!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Sondra

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Brian_O122 • Resident 2017 - 2019 Recommended
Reviewed 01/21/2019
I've been at Shade for over a year now, great complex and community. The location is perfect right across from the Desert Ridge Marketplace. Love the pool area and especially the fitness center......
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager02/06/2019

Hello Brian, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. The fitness center is amazing! I love seeing all the residents use the fitness center! Healthy lifestyle! Oh, and yes, the pools are amazing! I love the white lights strung through the trees! Such a warm and happy feeling it brings. There's more to come! Thank you for your review! It's Taco Tuesday at Sandbar! Sondra

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Resident 2014 - 2018 Recommended
Reviewed 10/04/2018
I have been here for almost four years and I really like living here. The complex is within walking distance to several bars, restaurants and clubs. Also walking distance to Wells Fargo, Walgreens and Starbucks. The pool is always fun with plenty of attractive men and… See More
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager02/06/2019

Hi Anonymous, a wonderful resident of our Shade family, thank you so much for your positive comments about Shade at Desert Ridge! We are very fortunate to be located right across from the Desert Ridge Marketplace, were it's growing by leaps and bounds! CB Live and ComicX coming soon to Desert Ridge Marketplace! The first ever ComicX in the United States is coming to Desert Ridge! Yay! Desert Ridge, an open-air oasis! Just soak in the cool air and positive vibes! Speaking of positive vibes, yes, our community is full (seriously, we are 100% occupied for a bazillion reasons) of attractive community residents! Each and every resident is beautiful and wonderful in their each and lovely wonderful way! We LOVE our community residents! We LOVE our freaking awesome pools! We just LOVE Shade at Desert Ridge! We LOVE The Tipton Group for the support given to our team in making Shade a community you are proud to call home! Love, love, love! Thank you for your review! Sondra

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Khawes • Resident 2016 - 2018 Recommended
Reviewed 09/04/2018
I love living at The Shade Apartments. Sondra the manager has been absolutely amazing to work with. She is the reason we live here and plan on staying! She and her staff have made our experience here flawless. The office is always clean, inviting and ready… See More
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager02/06/2019

Kari, we're glad you are having such a wonderful experience with us! I truly appreciate your feedback! Thank you so much for your kind words! Our team has worked together for many years. Our philosophy is, Shade is our community, you are family and we will always treat you like family and deliver on our promise! This is our happy place! Thank you again for your beautiful words! You make a difference in our community! Thank you! Sondra

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Resident 2018 Recommended
Reviewed 09/04/2018
The shade community has many wonderful things about it. The location is ideal on the north side of Phoenix with shopping, school, entertainment, restaurants, and freeway access all with in minutes. The grounds are maintained fairly well. Multiple grills, dog park, 2 pools, gym, etc. All… See More
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Gloreah • Resident 2018 Recommended
Reviewed 06/20/2018
I love this community for the Shade at Desrt Ridge apartment is affordable, updated in hardwood floors, carpet, light fixtures, stainless appliances has several pools, fitness center and conveniently located near shopping, dining and entertainment. Close to transit, freeway and Sky Harbor Airport. Margi, you, are… See More
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TiberiusA • Resident 2018 Recommended
Reviewed 06/05/2018
Awesome community!!! These are great unique apartments. The stuff is friendly, incredible, professional and helpful. Your pet has the opportunity to relax by your side. And what else can I say... Location... Location... Location. Come and join our community!
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Resident 2016 - 2017 Recommended
Reviewed 10/11/2017
Best place ever! Great location, great stuff and economical! I lived in some complexes but this one is by far the best one! It has one of the best locations in AZ, close to everything! It's nice to walk to coffee shops and other stores in… See More
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Bwcalhoun • Resident 2017 Recommended
Reviewed 09/15/2017
Best place I've ever lived. Hands down!
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Resident 2015 - 2017 Recommended
Reviewed 08/01/2017
I love the people in the office and I love how close I am to shopping and dining. Great place to live, I recommend to everyone. See More
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager08/09/2017

Anonymous, we really appreciate your feedback! Thank you so much!

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kgarz190 • Resident 2017 Recommended
Reviewed 06/29/2017
I have been a resident here at Shade for a few months now. My daughters and I have had a wonderful experience all around. The staff is courteous and friendly and make you feel welcomed at you new home. I had a few minor issues with… See More
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager08/09/2017

Hello Kgarz190, thank you; we appreciate your feedback!

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rcgribble • Resident 2016 - 2017 Recommended
Reviewed 06/26/2017
Great place to live across from Desert Ridge Marketplace with over 80 shops. Apartments are great and everyone gets along with everyone. Great Gym to work out in also three pools and two Jacuzzi. Two Dog parks on the property and grills through out the property.… See More
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager08/09/2017

Rcgribble, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care and service! Thank you so much for the positive review!

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Ken1946 • Resident 2015 - 2016 Recommended
Reviewed 12/13/2016
Nice apartments (property only 8 years old) at great location across from Desert Ridge Marketplace with lots of stores and entertainment facilities (and right by 101 & 51). The staff is really nice and along with maintenance crew they take care of any problems when needed… See More
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Resident 2009 - 2016 Recommended
Reviewed 11/07/2016
I contacted Shade and I had the pleasure of speaking with Sondra, Margee and John. I had many concerns and questions and I can report that they each were helpful, patient, kind and went above and beyond to help us through some issues and challenges. I… See More
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager12/01/2016

Thank you for your positive and thoughtful remarks. Providing superior customer service is our #1 priority. We strive to make our community the best and to ensure that our residents are satisfied and happy with their decision to make Shade at Desert Ridge their home. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve the service we provide.

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mberry30 • Prospective Resident Visited 2016 Recommended
Reviewed 09/01/2016
This is by far the best Apartment Complex I have ever dealt with. The staff has gone above and beyond to help me get into the best apartment possible. I would recommend this apartment complex to anyone that is looking far a great place to live.… See More
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager10/17/2016

Thank you so much for your positive and thoughtful remarks. Our entire staff takes personal pride in the positive comments of our residents. We are thankful that you chose Shade at Desert Ridge as your new home. We will continue working hard to ensure that our community is the best and to provide all our residents with superior service. Please let us know if there is anything more we can do.

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Resident 2014 - 2016 Not Recommended
Reviewed 08/20/2016
Loved it when it was a Mark Taylor community--- but then it switched to the Tipton Group. NOT GOOD. We can hear every footstep in the people above us, dog poop everywhere, plants dying, fire extinguishers missing... We've reported bobcats and javelina coming in under the… See More
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager08/25/2016

We are disappointed to read your comments and hope it is not too late to resolve the issues you have referenced. Please take the time to contact the Manager at the office as soon as possible so that we can look into this matter further and take the necessary actions. Our staff works hard every day to provide superior service and to have a community you can be proud to call home. Sincerely, Management

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markinlv • Resident 2014 - 2016 Recommended
Reviewed 08/11/2016
I have lived here over 2.5 years. While I have experienced a few minor issues over this time, I highly recommend this community. Prior to this community, I lived in townhomes or condos. Apartment living is definitely different and I think people expect more than what… See More
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager08/25/2016

Thank you so much for your positive and thoughtful comments. We are hopeful that your satisfaction will translate into you calling Shade at Desert Ridge your home for many years to come. We work very hard to make our community the best and to provide superior service to our residents. Our entire staff takes pride in the positive comments of our residents. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do.

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Resident 2016 Not Recommended
Reviewed 07/14/2016
I have been a resident here for 3 months now and so far I regret ever even looking at this place. My apartment is infested with roaches and worms. I called to have them come in to fix the problem and I still have the problem.… See More
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager07/19/2016

We are disappointed to read your comments and hope it is not too late to resolve the issues you have referenced. Please take the time to contact the Manager at the office as soon as possible so that we can look into this matter further and take the necessary actions. Our staff works hard every day to provide superior service and to have a community you can be proud to call home. Sincerely, Management Anonymous, we regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention.

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Carojames • Resident 2016 Not Recommended
Reviewed 07/12/2016
Worst apartment complex I have ever lived in. Dirty, roach problem, noise, and don't get me started on the crime rate. Tipton group is terrible at managing these apartments and security is terrible. Honestly my advise is to go down the road and pay a little… See More
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager07/19/2016

We are disappointed to read your comments and hope it is not too late to resolve the issues you have referenced. Please take the time to contact the Manager at the office as soon as possible so that we can look into this matter further and take the necessary actions. Our staff works hard every day to provide superior service and to have a community you can be proud to call home. Sincerely, Management

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Resident 2014 - 2016 Not Recommended
Reviewed 07/08/2016
I agree with Stay Away! Shade At Desert Ridge was great until the Tipton Group took over. Maintenance plummeted and crime increased. Because they ignored leaking pipes for weeks there was an emergency stop in water on a workday morning for the entire complex. When the… See More
The Shade at Desert Ridge Manager07/19/2016

We are disappointed to read your comments and hope it is not too late to resolve the issues you have referenced. Please take the time to contact the Manager at the office as soon as possible so that we can look into this matter further and take the necessary actions. Our staff works hard every day to provide superior service and to have a community you can be proud to call home. Sincerely, Management

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  • Cats Allowed

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    $1,894

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    $1,194

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    $1,450

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Management Company: The Tipton Group

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The Shade at Desert Ridge is an apartment in Phoenix in zip code 85050. This community has a Studio - 3 bedroom, 1 - 2 bathroom, and is for rent for $1,194 - $1,992. Nearby cities include Glendale, Scottsdale, Laveen, Tempe, and Tolleson. 85054, 85054, 85032, 85225, and 85254 are nearby zip codes.

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