Encanterra, San Tan Valley Real Estate & Homes for Sale

Buyers who are currently interested in purchasing a home in the Phoenix East Valley will want to consider Encanterra San Tan Valley homes for sale. Developed by Shea Homes, Encanterra®, a Trilogy® Resort Community is an all-ages community with select 55+ Trilogy® neighborhoods. The community features several home collections to choose from, so you’re certain to find the perfect home, whether you desire a seasonal residence or need a guest suite for visiting family and friends. Encanterra San Tan Valley real estate features 16 open floorplans, 1,318 sq. ft. to 2,726 sq. ft., gourmet kitchens, beautiful master suites, and have offerings for all ages, including 55+ residents. The community’s two clubhouses: La Casa and The Algarve cater to an active lifestyle. You’ll love Bistro 1528 restaurant, The Vault private dining room, Explorations Café, La Cocina chef’s kitchen, a pristine resort pool, and adjoining poolside Solaz Grill, Mossa Athletic Club, Alvea Spa, a lap pool, an indoor exercise pool, a Tennis Center, outdoor dining spaces and much more. When you live in Encanterra, you’ll never run out of things to do, but when you want to go explore, neighboring Queen Creek and Gilbert offer great shopping and dining options as well as locally owned attractions, with Phoenix and Scottsdale also nearby. Cathy Carter is a  highly-rated Encanterra San Tan Valley REALTORⓇ with over 25 years of experience. Cathy is very familiar with the community of Encanterra and has the knowledge and resources to ensure a successful home buying experience. Start searching for your dream home today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch here.    

On our easy-to-use website, you’ll be able to browse the MLS for Encanterra, San Tan Valley AZ real estate & homes for sale. You can view photos of available properties, 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 Encanterra San Tan Valley real estate and living in San Tan Valley:  

Encanterra, San Tan Valley Homes for Sale

Trilogy at Encanterra Country Club

 Current Phoenix Metropolitan Real Estate Market Update

If you would like more information about Encanterra San Tan Valley homes for sale, or to set up a private showing, please contact Cathy Carter - specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. A dedicated Encanterra San Tan Valley REALTORⓇ, Cathy keeps her finger on the pulse of the local market at all times. She is always the first to know when new inventory becomes available - ensuring that her buyers have access to the most valuable Encanterra San Tan Valley real estate and securing an offer. In July 2021, San Tan Valley home prices were up 39.8% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $391K. On average, homes in San Tan Valley sell after 16 days on the market compared to 34 days last year. There were 306 homes sold in July this year, down from 342 last year.

Cathy begins every new client relationship with a detailed consultation to better understand the type of home and neighborhood you have in mind. She will then put together a carefully curated list of homes that are the best fit based on your home criteria and arrange for private showings. Cathy can provide information about Encanterra San Tan Valley real estate, community amenities, the surrounding area, school districts, and living in San Tan Valley. Streamline your home search by having Cathy put together a list of homes that are the best fit based on your specific criteria. Get the process started today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch with her by email.

More about Encanterra®, a Trilogy® Resort Community


  • Partial 55+
  • Developed by Shea Homes
  • Single-Family Detached & Duplex
  • Single Story Homes
  • SheaConnect™ Smart Home Included
  • 1,342-2,728 Sq. Ft.
  • 2-3 Bedrooms
  • 2-2.5 Bathrooms
  • Two Clubs - La Casa and The Algarve
  • Gated Entry

Encanterra offers sophisticated living where homeowners can discover new activities, events, clubs, and friendships. Imagine starting your day sipping coffee as the sun rises over the San Tan and the Superstition Mountains. Spend the day playing a round of golf, lounging by the pool, and later heading to the Resort Club for happy hour or a cooking demonstration.  

La Casa Clubhouse and Recreation Center  

Residents of Trilogy at Encanterra have access to two clubhouses. La Casa, a 60,000 Sq.ft.Mediterranean-style clubhouse and recreation center is the social and activity hub of Encanterra. The La Casa Clubhouse features private tennis, fitness, and spa facilities, 3 swimming pools, 4 restaurants, a large outdoor amphitheater, and a variety of programmed activities at the clubhouse's many multi-purpose rooms. The Algarve is an 8,000 Sq.ft. clubhouse on 2.5-acres featuring a resort pool with poolside dining, a demonstration kitchen, artisan studio,  indoor/outdoor concert area, 8 pickleball courts, and bocce ball.

In addition to world-class amenities, a full-time activities director and concierge cater to the needs of Trilogy residents and provide a vast array of exciting activities, events, and management of everyday requests. Residents enjoy community events, personal interest clubs (book club, camera club, garden club, golf club, and more), and stay physically fit with exercise classes offered by the fitness center. 

The Private Golf Course at Encanterra,® a Trilogy® Resort Community  

The Encanterra Country Club is anchored by an award-winning Tom Lehman-designed private18-hole golf course. Set with panoramic views of the Superstition and San Tan mountains, the core layout folds the course inwards, away from residences and all distractions.  In this way, a heightened golf experience becomes the sole focus. The course measures 7,176 yards from the longest tees and plays to a par-72. The course rating is 74.5 with a slope rating of 135. Because of its exceptional conditioning and classically nuanced design, Encanterra has hosted some of the Valley’s premier golf events, including:

  • The Gateway Tour's Tour Championship
  • The Thunderbirds Classic for the Junior Golf Association of Arizona
  • US Open Sectional Qualifying

Living in San Tan Valley, AZ  

Home to nearly 96,692 (2020) residents, San Tan Valley is a premier community in the Phoenix metro area's Southeast Valley, situated only a few miles drive from Chandler, Gilbert, and Queen Creek. A major area attraction for residents and visitors alike is San Tan Mountain Regional Park, designed in 1986 to preserve open spaces and provide an escape from the fast-paced life of nearby Phoenix. The Park provides over 8 miles of easy to strenuous multi-use trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding - ranging from 1 to over 5 miles.

You can also look for petroglyphs and native Sonoran plant and animal life from javelinas and coyotes to Gila monsters. Numerous events are held at the park throughout the year such as stargazing programs, with the park providing the telescopes. Top employers in the East Valley include Intel Corporation (2 campuses in Chandler) Banner Health, Arizona State University, Mesa Unified School District, Wells Fargo, Walmart, Boeing Company, Gilbert Unified School District, Bank of America, and Chandler Unified School District.

San Tan Valley Schools and Education

San Tan Valley is home to several top-rated public schools, a handful of charter schools and private schools, and a community college. The community is served by two highly-acclaimed school districts, each with its own high school: Florence Unified School District (Poston Butte High School and San Tan Foothills High School) and J. O. Combs Unified School District (Combs High School). Also located in San Tan Valley is Central Arizona College, a multifaceted institution of higher education with nine campuses and centers strategically located throughout Pinal County. Central’s mission is to provide a vibrant environment centered on learning and learner success for students ranging from teenagers to those 55 and better, with the average age of Central’s student population in their mid-30’s

San Tan Valley Shopping and Dining

You'll find grocery stores, Walmart Super Store, Walgreens, and a variety of shops and retail stores in San Tan Valley. The closest shopping malls include Chandler Fashion Center (the second-largest mall in Arizona) located in Chandler (about 24 miles drive away), and San Tan Village, an open-air shopping center located in Gilbert (about 21 miles away). Some of the most popular restaurants in or near San Tan Valley:

San Tan Valley Outdoor Activities & Attractions

San Tan Mountain Regional Park is only a 15-minute drive from San Tan Valley, perfect for a wilderness excursion where you can enjoy hiking, biking, and a variety of events at the Visitors Center. Along the trails, vegetation changes from creosote bush flats to dense saguaro forests, and various types of wildlife may also be seen including reptiles, birds, and mammals. Situated in the park's northern portion is Goldmine Mountain, the highest point of any of the trails, offering incredible views. 

Every Spring in March, San Tan Valley hosts the popular Arizona Renaissance Festival, featuring a medieval amusement park with rides, games, jousting tournaments, feasts, and a myriad of performances. Located 10 minutes north of San Tan Valley is Schnepf Farms, where you can enjoy picking your own organic fruit and vegetables, mingle with farm animals at the petting zoo, and buy fresh baked goods and preserves from the bakery and country store. 

San Tan Valley Golf

In addition to the private golf course at Encanterra,® A Trilogy® Resort Community, San Tan Valley provides several outstanding options for golfers, including several top-rated courses and plenty of tee times to fit your schedule. The Links inks at Queen Creek Golf Course is a par 70 championship course with multiple tee boxes catering to all playing levels. It features five lakes and two running streams and offers daily rates, rental clubs, and the Ironwood Grill with a terrace overlooking the course.

The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch is a quality, value-oriented daily fee club, with two very different nines. Mountain nine offers elevated tees and stunning views while Valley nine offers generous fairways and longer holes. The golf club is also home to the Terrace Restaurant, a full-service eatery serving classic American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  

San Tan Valley Transportation 

Public transportation in 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. The closest major airports serving San Tan Valley are Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in South Mesa (13.6 miles away) and Sky Harbor International Airport (44 miles away).   

The Surrounding Phoenix Area

The capital city of Arizona, Phoenix is home to an estimated 4.5 million people - making it the sixth-most populated city in the U.S. Phoenix is the center around which 30 communities have grown in an area collectively known as the Valley of the Sun. The region offers an abundance of art and culture, fabulous shopping, a signature restaurant scene, exciting nightlife, outdoor activities, and numerous trails for hiking and biking, over 200 golf courses, popular annual events and festivals, major sporting events, Cactus League spring training baseball, and more. 

In recent years, downtown Phoenix has experienced a major renaissance with new restaurants, art galleries, retail shops, and all types of businesses popping up and spurring a series of new developments -  ranging from apartment complexes to new hotels and high-rises. The downtown area is also home to numerous performing arts venues including the Phoenix Symphony Hall, which is home to the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, the Arizona Opera, and Ballet Arizona.

Dozens of museums exist throughout the Valley: the Phoenix Art Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West, Hall of Flame Firefighting Museum, Arizona Science Center, and the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, among others. The Desert Botanical Garden is one of the few public gardens dedicated to desert plants and is acclaimed worldwide for its exhibits and educational programs. Right next door is the Phoenix Zoo, the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the country, and which developed an international reputation for its efforts in animal conservation.

Phoenix Area Employment 

The Phoenix metro area 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 bio-science 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 Phoenix area include Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, Republic Services, PetSmart, Apollo Group, Insight Enterprises, ON Semiconductor, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Amkor Technology, Swift Transportation, and First Solar, just to name a few. In-demand Industries in Phoenix include Construction, Professional and technical services, Information Technology, Transportation and warehousing, Health care and Social Assistance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing. For more information on occupational projections,  recent employment levels, and wages, please visit the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity.   

Phoenix Area Amenities

The Phoenix area 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. You can also spend the day hiking around the red butte formations in Papago Park. The iconic Hole-in-the-Rock features the main chamber that looks out over nearby lagoons and the distant downtown skyline. The trails in Papago Park are typically smooth with little elevation, providing easy access for walking, hiking, mountain biking, and trail running.

Camelback Mountain is another popular hiking destination, located in the Echo Canyon Recreation Area between the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix and Paradise Valley. Camelback offers some of the best urban hiking in the U.S. and attracts over 300,000 hikers every year.  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. 

The greater Phoenix area offers is home to popular annual events and festivals such as the Waste Management Phoenix Open (best-attended golf tournament in the world), Barret Jackson Auto Show, Arabian Horse Show, NASCAR Subway Fresh 500, Fiesta Bowl Parade, ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo, Downtown Phoenix 4th of July Celebration, Scottsdale Culinary Festival and Tour de Scottsdale Bike Ride, just to name a few.  Phoenix is one of only 13 U.S. cities to have representatives of all four major professional sports leagues.

Sports fans can watch professional basketball, football, hockey, and baseball teams as well as offseason spring training games held in the Phoenix metro area: 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; 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 play at Talking Stick Arena.

Baseball fans can enjoy Cactus League spring training baseball. With 10 facilities hosting 15 teams, the greater Phoenix area has the greatest concentration of professional baseball facilities found anywhere in the U.S. Other major sporting teams/events in the Phoenix area include PGA and LPGA golf, NASCAR and NHRA racing, and major marathons.

Top-rated Encanterra San Tan Valley Realtor® - Cathy Carter

Whether you are interested in Encanterra San Tan Valley real estate or it's time to list your current property, Cathy Carter provides the kind of knowledge, skills, commitment, and personalized service you need. Known for her warm and friendly personality, Cathy’s personal approach to the real estate process allows her to connect with her clients and uncover the right homes for them. She is very down-to-earth and someone you can trust and feel good about working with. Cathy’s clients appreciate her honesty and transparency and feel it helps them as they make important real estate decisions. 

As your agent, Cathy will protect your best interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf, and do whatever is needed to ensure the best results possible. To learn more about Encanterra, San Tan Valley AZ real estate & homes for sale, please give Encanterra San Tan Valley Realtor® - Cathy Carter a call today at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch here

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725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111
Gilbert, AZ. 85233
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