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With more than one hundred retailers and restaurants in one location, it's no wonder that the Desert Ridge Marketplace is one of the premier shopping and entertainment destinations in Arizona.

It spans 1.2 million square feet and is complete with outdoor fireplaces and unique water features.

Highlights include:


At HomeGoods, the buyers travel the world in search of one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces. The selection constantly changes, and prices are typically twenty to sixty percent below the regular prices found at department and specialty stores. Products include light fixtures, area rugs, and coffee tables.

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble sells approximately 190 million physical books per year, making it the world's largest bookseller. It offers all genres as well as a cafe where guests can enjoy their new read while sipping one of Starbucks' delicious creations.

Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks

Islands was founded in 1982 as its owner wanted to serve fresh food in a fun atmosphere. It features a tropical theme, and the servers provide friendly, attentive service. All of the burgers are served with endless fries, and choices include Big Wave, Hawaiian, and Sriracha Smack.

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse

BJ's began from humble beginnings in 1978, and today there are locations across the country. It's known for offering a relaxing atmosphere where guests enjoy award-winning handcrafted beer, Chicago-style pizza with a California twist, and Pizookies, the restaurant's world-renowned dessert.

The Desert Ridge Market Place is just one of the shopping destinations that you can enjoy if you call our apartments in Phoenix home. Please contact us to schedule a tour.