Discover Arizona Homes for Sale in East Valley

If you are currently looking to purchase a home in Arizona, be sure to explore Arizona real estate in East Valley. The region is fast becoming a top destination for people living in other high-cost areas and is significantly more affordable than in places like Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, and Seattle. Favorable living conditions, year-round warm weather and sunshine, exciting cultural attractions, award-winning school districts, numerous outdoor recreation opportunities, top-rated golf courses, close proximity to employment opportunities, and the amenities of a major metropolis have continued to spur homebuyers and investors to buy real estate in the area. Metro Phoenix is booming and the East Valley housing market continues to be one of the highest appreciating markets in the country. Whether you're interested in an urban condo situated in the heart of things, a single-family home in a quiet neighborhood or gated subdivision, horse property with room to roam, a gorgeous home tucked away in a golf course or waterfront community, or a stunning luxury estate with breathtaking views, you're certain to Arizona homes for sale in East Valley to accommodate your lifestyle and needs. In order to navigate the market and gain access to the most valuable homes, buyers will want to work with a qualified agent. Cathy Carter is a top Arizona REALTOR® in East Valley with over two decades of local experience. Cathy specializes in real estate buying and selling in the Southeast Valley communities of ChandlerGilbertQueen CreekSun LakesMesaTempe, Scottsdale, and Ahwatukee. She has access to the most up-to-date MLS listings across the valley and can help you make the most informed home purchase decision. Feel free to contact Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.

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If you would like to schedule a private showing or would like more information about any of the above listings for Arizona real estate in East Valley, please contact Cathy Carter today. As a licensed, professional Arizona REALTOR® in East Valley, Cathy keeps her finger on the pulse of the local market at all times and has access to the most up-to-date listings across the valley. She is always the first to know when new inventory becomes available giving her buyers the advantage they need in a competitive market. 

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Cathy can provide you with all the resources and information you need in order to explore your options and find your dream home. Narrow down your search by having Cathy put together a list of available Arizona homes for sale in East Valley that are the best fit according to your individual preferences and needs. If you are ready to get the process started, give Cathy a call today at (480) 459-8488 or you can reach her here

Why You Should Consider Living in East Valley

The Phoenix metro area offers year-round warm weather and sunshine, exciting local culture and attractions, an eclectic array of local and international cuisine and fabulous shopping destinations, an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, over 200 golf courses, 4 major sports teams, Cactus League spring training baseball, and a never-ending calendar of events and festivals. Everything you could possibly want or need for a quality lifestyle can be found here. Phoenix and the East Valley is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic regions in the country for technology and software companies. With operational costs 42% less than California according to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Phoenix area has become a hub of commercial activity as more and more businesses are choosing to relocate here from other parts of the U.S.

Technology and bioscience are major economic drivers in the region with health care, manufacturing, and financial services solidly growing industries. Fortune 500/1000 companies based or having major operations in the area include Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, Republic Services, PetSmart, Apollo Group, Insight Enterprises, ON Semiconductor, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Amkor Technology, Swift Transportation, First Solar, and many other companies. The Phoenix East Valley is a  popular choice among young professionals, growing families, and retirees who desire close proximity to the amenities of a major city, yet prefer the comforts of suburban living. Some of the best East Valley communities to live and buy a home include Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Sun Lakes, Mesa, Tempe, and Ahwatukee.


The city of Scottsdale is located in the stunning Sonoran Desert at the foot of the McDowell Mountains. Beautiful surroundings, world-class resorts & spas, art & culture galore, great shopping & restaurants, popular annual events (Phoenix Open Golf Tournament, Barrett-Jackson Auto Show, and Scottsdale International Film Festival), over 50 golf courses, top-rated schools, and plenty of outdoor activities make Scottsdale a great place to live and buy a home. From urban condos to multi-million dollar luxury estates with fabulous views, Scottsdale has something for every lifestyle and buyer. You'll find an impressive selection of real estate in Scottsdale in top communities like Gainey Ranch, Mcdowell Mountain Ranch, Grayhawk, Troon North, and Paradise Valley (located just outside the city), just to name few. 


Chandler is a family-oriented suburban city known for its world-class shopping (Chandler Fashion Center), fabulous restaurants, nationally acclaimed A-rated school district, top-rated golf courses, and numerous outdoor recreation options. Chandler’s high-tech Price Road Corridor is home to Intel Corp, Microchip Technologies, Paypal, and other major companies. Buyers will discover an impressive selection of Arizona homes for sale in Chandler in top communities like Ocotillo East (multiple subdivisions), Fulton Ranch, Fox Crossing, Trovita, Tuscany, Ray Ranch Estates, and Circle G Riggs Homestead Ranch just to name a few.


One of the fastest-growing towns in the U.S., Gilbert is home to a vibrant heritage District, SanTan Village outdoor shopping, an exciting culinary scene, a highly acclaimed school district, and plenty of outdoor activities for all age groups. Major employers in Gilbert include GoDaddy, B H Drywall, Banner Health, Isagenix International, Northrop Grumman, Silent-Aire, Morgan Stanely, Merrill Lynch, and Deloitte, just to name a few. A beautiful selection of homes for sale in Gilbert can be found in top communities like Val Vista Lakes, Power Ranch, Seville, Finely Farms, Stone Creek, and Layton Lakes, just to name few. 

Queen Creek

Queen Creek is a rapidly-growing suburb located in the southeast corner of Maricopa County, with some overlap into Pinal County. The community offers a family-friendly, low-key lifestyle with plenty of open spaces and natural desert beauty, an excellent school system, and easy access to East Valley employment hubs. You'll find an impressive array of homes for sale in Queen Creek featured in top communities like Ironwood Crossing, Saddlewood Estates, Queen Creek Ranchettes, Circle G, Sossaman Estates, Ashe Creek Estates, Cortina, and Meridan, just to name few. 

Sun Lakes

Sun Lakes is a premier, master-planned retirement community for active adults. The community includes 5 distinct golf and country club subdivisions: Sun Lakes #1 (the original neighborhood), Palo Verde (gated), Cottonwood, Ironwood (gated), and Oakwood (gated). Residents enjoy a vast array of resort-style amenities including five golf courses, restaurants, heated community pools, tennis & pickleball courts, fitness centers, driving ranges, lakes stocked for fishing, miles of walking paths, dozens of clubs, planned activities, events, and more. From cozy villas on the golf course to single-family homes with guest casitas to spacious homes with plenty of room for entertaining, Sun Lakes has the perfect home to fit your individual needs and lifestyle. 


The third-largest city in Arizona, Mesa offers the exciting urban amenities of a larger city while maintaining the feel of a suburban community. Mesa has a rich cultural heritage and is currently experiencing tremendous economic growth due to the expansion of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport attracting many new businesses to the area. The city is currently home to several major companies like Apple, Bridgestone, FUJIFILM, Mitsubishi, and Boeing, just to name a few. From upscale urban dwellings in the heart of things to sprawling luxury estates with breathtaking views, Mesa real estate accommodates every lifestyle and buyer. Some of the best communities in Mesa include Las Sendas, Alta Mesa, Red Mountain Ranch, Eastmark, Highland Ridge, Trovita Estates, Keighley Place, Hermosa Estates, Bella Via, Villas at Montana Vista, Lehi Crossing, Mountain Bridge, and Mulberry, just to name a few. 


The city of Tempe has a lively downtown brimming with restaurants, stores, galleries, clubs, and nightlife. Tempe is also home to the main campus of Arizona State University. Major employers in Tempe include State Farm, Insight, Chase, GoDaddy, Northern Trust, Medtronic, Honeywell, Silicon Valley Bank, Avnet, ADP, and Viasat, just to name a few. Buyers will find a wide range of residential choices in Tempe from condos and single-family homes to luxury estates tucked away in private golf course and waterfront communities. Some of the most sought-after communities in Tempe include Alta Mira, Sandahl, Tally Ho Farms, Camelot Village, Warner Estates, Raintree, Dava-Lakeshore, Sunburst Farms, and Corona Del Sol, just to name a few.


Ahwatukee is the southernmost village of Phoenix but is often considered to be part of Southeast Valley. Known for its rugged natural beauty, picturesque mountain views, and charming small-town feel, Ahwatukee is situated at the base of South Mountain Park and Preserve, which stretches along its northern border.  Ahwatukee offers scenic mountain views and lush Sonoran Desert vegetation along with convenient shopping, dining, and recreation options, with easy access to miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding in South Mountain Park and Preserve. Desirable communities in Ahwatukee include Ahwatukee Foothills, Foothills Club West, Camelot Ridge, Foothills Ridge, Desert Foothills Villas, Calabrea Foothills, Canyon Springs, Reserve At Mountain Trails, Oasis In The Foothills, Mountain Ranch Estates, and Hamilton Homes At Lakewood, just to name a few.   

East Valley Schools

For parents with school-age children, East Valley has a number of nationally-recognized school districts filled with top-rated schools, including Chandler Unified School District, Gilbert Unified School DistrictKyrene School DistrictHigley Unified School DistrictTempe Union High School District, and Mesa Unified School District, the largest district in Arizona. Under Arizona’s open-enrollment law, children can attend other schools within the district or in another district by applying to that school, so families can be confident their child is receiving the best education possible. There are also plenty of higher education opportunities throughout the East Valley including Arizona State University, which is located in Tempe.  

Surrounding Area Amenities

Metro Phoenix offers plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities for all age groups. Hiking, biking, climbing, horseback riding, and golfing are among the most popular activities, which can be enjoyed year-round. McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers spectacular views and features more than 21,000 acres of pristine desert, with miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. South Mountain Park & Preserve, the largest municipal park in the country, includes over 51 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking for all ability levels. Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area is a local landmark and a popular hiking destination that offers spectacular city and desert views. Salt River also provides plenty of recreational fun with bike paths and picnic areas that surround the lake.  

The Phoenix metro area hosts hundreds of annual events such as the popular Waste Management Phoenix Open (best-attended golf tournament in the world) and the Barret Jackson Auto Show in Scottsdale, just to name a few. Sports fans have the opportunity to watch professional basketball, football, hockey, and baseball teams, as well as offseason spring training games held in the Phoenix metro area. Phoenix is one of only 13 U.S. cities to have representatives of all four major professional sports leagues.

The Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) play their home games at Chase Field. The Phoenix Suns play in the NBA's Pacific Division and play their games at Talking Stick Arena.  The Arizona Cardinals are a professional football team (NFL) based in Phoenix and play at State Farm Stadium and the Arizona Coyotes are a professional hockey league team based in Glendale. The Phoenix Mercury is a professional women's basketball team (WNBA) based in Phoenix and plays at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Other major sporting teams/events in the Phoenix metro area include PGA and LPGA golf, NASCAR and NHRA racing, and major marathons.

Public transportation in the Phoenix East Valley is provided by Valley Metro, which includes trains, buses, and a rideshare program. Valley Metro Rail is a 20-mile light rail that runs through north-central Phoenix, downtown, and eastward through Tempe and Mesa. Major airports serving East Valley residents include Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport located in South Mesa and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport located in Phoenix. 

Partner with Arizona REALTOR® in East Valley - Cathy Carter 

Whether you're interested in Arizona homes for sale in East Valley or it's time to list your current property, experience matters most in a changing market. Serving the area since 1994, Cathy is a local expert and provides the kind of knowledge, skills, dedication, and personalized service that's hard to find. For buyers, Cathy's personal approach to the real estate process allows her to connect with her clients and uncover the perfect home for their family in the neighborhood they want to live in.

For sellers, Cathy has the experience and skills necessary to handle the marketing and sale of your home. She employs the latest technology to give your property massive exposure that will drive mega-response from qualified buyers. Cathy also partners with some of the most talented home stagers to make sure your home is thoughtfully staged to showcase its features and amenities.  

Cathy understands that buying or selling a home is a major financial and life decision and that you are looking for someone you can trust.  As your agent, she will protect your interests, advocate for you, and go the extra mile to ensure a smooth and successful transaction. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling Arizona real estate in East Valley, please contact Cathy today at (480) 459-8488 or you can reach her here.

RE/MAX Alliance Group 
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111 
Gilbert, AZ.  85233 
Cell: 480-459-8488 
Toll-Free: 800-519-5578



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