Arizona Waterfront Luxury Properties for Sale

Discover Arizona Waterfront Luxury Properties for Sale

Luxury homebuyers who are currently in the market for Arizona waterfront luxury properties for sale will want to explore the Phoenix East Valley communities of Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Sun Lakes, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, and Ahwatukee. As one of the fastest-growing innovation and technology centers in the U.S., the Phoenix East Valley attracts global industry leaders, exciting startups, talented workers, and their families. Residents of East Valley enjoy exciting cultural and recreation options, world-class shopping and dining, an excellent school system, dozens of top-rated golf courses, and a wide array of year-round outdoor recreation opportunities. Home to some of the most sought-after addresses in the greater Phoenix area, East Valley has an impressive selection of Arizona waterfront luxury real estate to choose from. In order to navigate the market and secure an offer on the perfect home, buyers will want to enlist the services of a qualified local agent. Cathy Carter is an Arizona REALTOR® for luxury waterfront properties with over 27 years of experience serving Phoenix East Valley buyers and sellers. Uniquely qualified, Cathy has all the resources and information to help you explore your options and make the best home purchase decision. Get started on finding your dream home today by calling Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here

On our website, you will be able to browse the MLS below for Arizona waterfront luxury properties for sale, the most up-to-date listings available. You can view photos of available homes, find detailed real estate information, create a free account, save your search, and receive notifications of new listings that match your specific home criteria delivered directly to your email. Be sure to scroll down below to learn more about Arizona waterfront luxury real estate and living in the thriving Phoenix East Valley: 

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If you would like to schedule a private showing or would like more information on any of the above Arizona Waterfront Luxury properties for sale, please contact Cathy Carter. As a licensed, professional Arizona REALTOR® for luxury waterfront properties, Cathy keeps her finger on the pulse of the market at all times. Cathy is always the first to know when new luxury waterfront inventory becomes available, ensuring that her buyers have the advantage they need in a competitive market where there are far more buyers than available homes. 

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Partnering with a skilled and knowledgeable real estate agent like Cathy Carter can prove invaluable when shopping for Arizona waterfront luxury real estate. Cathy is able to provide her clients with an insider’s view of the local market and in-depth knowledge of the area that few other agents can offer. Cathy can inform you about the most desirable East Valley waterfront communities, the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the region, community lifestyle amenities, school districts, surrounding area amenities and attractions, local community developments, and much more.

If you are ready to get started on your home search, Cathy would love to speak with you to discuss the type of home you have in mind, your specific home criteria and price range, and answer any questions you might have about Arizona waterfront luxury properties for sale, including pricing, financing, and more. Feel free to contact Cathy directly by phone at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch with her by email

Living in the Phoenix East Valley

Phoenix and the surrounding East Valley provide year-round warm weather and sunshine, major employment opportunities, exciting local culture and attractions, an eclectic array of local and international cuisine, 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. With so much to offer, it’s no wonder that so many people are choosing to move to the area and why homes are in demand.

The Phoenix 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 great companies. 

Phoenix East Valley Communities:


The city of Scottsdale is located in the stunning Sonoran Desert at the foot of the McDowell Mountains. Scottsdale’s beautiful surroundings, world-class resorts & spas, amazing art & culture, great shopping & restaurants, popular annual events (Phoenix Open Golf Tournament, Barrett-Jackson Auto Show, and Scottsdale International Film Festival, just to name a few), over 50 golf courses, top-rated schools, and numerous outdoor activities all add up to a great place to call home.  Scottsdale is known for its spa resorts and golf courses, including TPC Scottsdale. Farther north trails wind through McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a desert-scape of hills, rock formations, and cacti. Nearby is Taliesin West, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s former home and studio. Old Town Scottsdale features 1920s buildings and 19th-century olive trees. 


The city of Chandler is a family-oriented, affluent suburban 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. Its many parks include Desert Breeze Park, with vintage train rides on the Desert Breeze Railroad. Veterans Oasis Park has wetlands and a Sonoran Desert landscape, plus the Solar System Walk, a scale model of the planets. Tumbleweed Park features Playtopia, a playground with themed zones. The Arizona Railway Museum exhibits antique trains. The city’s high-tech Price Road Corridor is home to major companies such as Intel Corp (2 campuses), Microchip, Paypal, and many others.

Sun Lakes

Sun Lakes is a premier, master-planned retirement community for active adults with five 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.  


Once known as the "Hay Shipping Capital of the World", the friendly town of Gilbert is the sixth-largest municipality in Arizona and the fifth-largest in the Phoenix metro area. Gilbert has a vibrant heritage District, SanTan Village outdoor shopping, a notable culinary scene, an excellent school system, some of the best golf clubs in the Valley, 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.  

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 variety of shopping options including retail and dining options at Queen Creek Marketplace, the Cornerstone at Queen Creek, Power Marketplace, and Queen Creek Village. San Tan Village is just 15 minutes to the north in Gilbert. Queen Creek’s exceptional climate, relaxed rural lifestyle, natural recreational riches, excellent school system, and easy access to major employment hubs make it a great place to settle down, buy a home, and raise a family. 

San Tan Valley

San Tan Valley is a census-designated place in northern Pinal County. San Tan Valley offers the best of both worlds: convenient access to city amenities and a laid-back, small-town lifestyle that makes the most of its natural desert surroundings. The region was named after the nearby San Tan Mountain Regional Park, with more than 10,000 acres of rugged wilderness and peaks that reach 2,500 feet up into the sky. The area is bound by the San Tan Mountains Regional Park on the west and the Gila River Indian Community on the southwest, and consisting largely of planned communities such as Pecan Creek South, San Tan Heights, and Johnson Ranch. 


A city just east of Phoenix, Tempe has a lively downtown brimming with restaurants, stores, galleries, clubs, and nightlife and is also home to the main campus of Arizona State University.   Its striking Tempe Center for the Arts hosts concerts, dance, and comedy shows. Nearby, Tempe Town Lake is dotted with kayaks, pedal boats, and paddleboards, and Tempe Beach Park hosts outdoor festivals. Rising above the city is Hayden Butte, a mountain dotted with centuries-old rock art. Sporting events and concerts are held at Wells Fargo Arena. 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.  


The third-largest city in Arizona, Mesa offers exciting urban amenities typically found in a larger city while maintaining the comfort 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, which is attracting many new businesses to the area. Mesa Grande Cultural Park is home to a giant, centuries-old ceremonial mound, and artifacts of the ancient Hohokam people. The Arizona Museum of Natural History exhibits dinosaur skeletons and archaeological finds. Mesa Arts Center presents theater, musicals, and contemporary art. The city is currently home to several major companies, including Apple, Bridgestone, FUJIFILM, Mitsubishi, and Boeing, among others.  


Ahwatukee is the southernmost village of Phoenix and is considered part of the East Valley region of the Phoenix metro area. Ahwatukee is known for its rugged natural beauty, picturesque mountain views, and charming small-town feel. The village is situated at the base of South Mountain Park and Preserve stretching along its northern border. Residents of Ahwatukee enjoy scenic mountain views and lush Sonoran Desert vegetation, along with easy access to miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding in South Mountain Park and Preserve. Major employment opportunities and the exceptional amenities of Chandler are less than a 14-mile drive away.  

Phoenix East Valley Schools & Education

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 District, Kyrene School District, Higley Unified School District, Tempe 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 Phoenix Area Amenities

Metro Phoenix offers numerous 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 Top-rated Arizona REALTOR® for luxury waterfront properties - Cathy Carter 

Whether you're interested in Arizona waterfront luxury properties for sale or it's time to list your current home, experience matters most in a changing market. Serving The Phoenix East Valley for over two decades, Cathy provides the kind of local knowledge, skills, dedication, and personalized service that's hard to find. Her personal approach to the real estate process allows her to connect with her clients and uncover the perfect home in the right neighborhood or community. One of the things that Cathy loves most about being a real estate agent is being able to share in the joy her clients feel when they find the home of their dreams. 

For sellers, Cathy will create a comprehensive marketing plan that exposes your home to the public as well as to other agents through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), other cooperative marketing networks, open houses for agents, and so on. Your listing will appear on all the most popular real estate sites where buyers spend hours a day looking at homes such as, Zillow, Trulia, REMAX, Redfin, and dozens of others. Your property will also be featured on Cathy’s own highly-trafficked website: Cathy is committed to getting your home sold quickly and for the best price.

Read what Cathy's valued clients have to say:

"Cathy was a terrific agent from beginning to end. Her comps were accurate and helpful at the outset. Her marketing was the best we have seen in our experience and we have sold 7 previous homes. She handled all the selling and closing negotiations very well and helped us navigate several anxious turns in the process. Cathy is calm, judicious, and responsive and we found her opinions and ideas valuable. We would use her to sell or buy a house again without hesitation. Great to work with and got great results."

"Cathy Carter is a highly respected, seasoned real estate professional who is very responsive, knowledgable, and open-minded. She kept my deal together by going beyond the call of duty to do some of the work of a novice agent (representing the buyer) on the sale of my house. Plus, she really went to bat for me on the purchase of my new home, getting upgrades and closing in 3-weeks. I highly recommend Cathy to represent you in selling and purchasing your next home or investment."

“I have dealt with many real estate agents and I would have to say Cathy Carter was a pleasure to deal with. We flew in from New York to see the area and Cathy gave us as much time as we needed. She showed us around and made us feel comfortable and welcome. As of today we are currently in contract for the sale of our home and are actively looking at homes in the Gilbert and Chandler areas. Cathy emails homes for us to look at on a regular basis and we would not use anyone else.”

“My husband and I worked with Cathy to find our home in the East Valley suburbs of Phoenix AZ. We were transferred to Phoenix from the east coast and Cathy did a wonderful job of orienting us to the area and helping us gain perspective into the different homes and neighborhoods in the East Valley. While working with Cathy, she was always very attentive and efficient. Cathy is extremely knowledgeable. She listened to our ideas about the ideal home, offered suggestions, and took us to see properties that were in line with our expectations. Cathy is extremely responsive and has even reached out to check on us after we moved into our hew home. I would highly recommend Cathy to anyone who is interested in selling their home or purchasing a new home.”

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Cathy works hard for her clients will always go the extra mile to ensure the best results possible. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling Arizona waterfront luxury real estate, please give Cathy a call directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.


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