Homes for Sale in North Phoenix

Buyers who are currently interested in purchasing a home in Phoenix, AZ will want to explore homes for sale in North Phoenix. While North Phoenix has no official separate status, it usually refers to the urban villages of Paradise Valley, North Mountain, Deer Valley, Desert View, and North Gateway. If you are looking for newer homes and master-planned communities, the explosive growth of North Phoenix has fueled numerous, award-winning neighborhoods and urban villages. For outdoor enthusiasts, North Phoenix is a gateway to many recreational amenities, mountain preserves, desert trail systems, Lake Pleasant, and Northern Arizona.  While Phoenix is the fastest-growing city in the country, North Phoenix is the fastest-growing region of the city. Boasting plenty of shopping, restaurants, award-winning schools, upscale businesses, retail centers, new housing developments, and upgraded interstate and freeway systems, North Phoenix is a great place to settle down and buy a home. A qualified real estate agent can help you navigate the market and uncover the best real estate in North Phoenix for your lifestyle and needs. Cathy Carter is a luxury home specialist and highly-rated REALTOR® in Phoenix with over 25 years of experience. Cathy knows North Phoenix inside and out and has access to all the real estate tools and resources to help you find your dream home. Get the process started today by contacting Cathy directly at 480‑459‑8488 or you can get in touch here

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If you would like more information about homes for sale in North Phoenix listed above, or to schedule a private showing, please contact highly-rated REALTOR® in Phoenix - Cathy Carter, specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. Cathy keeps her finger on the pulse of the Phoenix market at all times and is the first to know when new inventory becomes available, ensuring that her buyers have access to the most desirable real estate in North Phoenix and securing an offer. 

Why Homebuyers Should Consider Living in North Phoenix 

The North Phoenix area offers an exceptional quality of life with attractive master-planned communities, great shopping, excellent dining destinations, plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities, miles of hiking and biking trails, and easy access to unspoiled desert landscapes. The Urban Villages of North Phoenix include Deer Valley, Village, North Gateway, Desert View Village, Paradise Valley Village, and North Mountain Village: 

Deer Valley Village

Deer Valley Village is an evolving residential area in North Phoenix characterized by its scenic desert setting and mountain views. You’ll find many affordable and highly desirable neighborhoods within Deer Valley with convenient shopping, recreation, and employment opportunities, keeping residents close to home. Several outdoor spaces nearby include Deem Hills and Cave Buttes, both popular for hiking and mountain biking. Adobe Dam Regional Park includes Adobe Mountain Train Museum and the sprawling Wet ’n’ Wild Phoenix waterpark. Clothing stores and casual eateries fill Shops at Norterra mall, while Mexican restaurants and sports bars dot the neighborhood. Deer Valley Village has considerable commerce and industrial land and is an active area of the city for the construction of single-family homes and redevelopment. For those who commute, the 1-17 and Loop 101 freeways are only a short distance from any community within the village. 

North Gateway Village

North Gateway is a newer village in North Phoenix. The 303 passes through this village as well as 1-17 or Black Canyon Freeway and it’s one of the city’s premiere growth areas. This village will encompass a high-quality regional employment center and a diversified residential area. Development is and will be integrated with the Sonoran Desert, preserving the Skunk Creek and Sonoran Wash as a natural desert environment.  Development of the village core is underway and includes a diverse variety of commercial, office, commerce park, and residential. North Gateway Village will provide numerous recreational opportunities including Ben Avery Shooting Range, Carefree Highway Scenic Corridor, Bronco Butte, Bronco Tank, Union Hills, and Deem Hills. Neighborhoods in North Gateway Village include Anthem, Sonoran Foothills, Fireside at Norterra, and Tramonto.

Desert View Village 

With nearly 19 square miles of parks and open space, 230 miles of bikeways and trails, upscale shopping and dining, and beautiful newly constructed homes, Desert View Village is one of the most desirable places to live in Phoenix. Highly sought-after Desert View Village sits north of Paradise Valley Village, west of Scottsdale, and south of Carefree and Cave Creek. The Sonoran Preserve comprises almost 10,000 acres of the Desert View Village’s land. The remarkable desert preserve features over 30 miles of trail, most of which are undeveloped. The scenic Sonoran Desert is the unifying element across diverse landscapes and mountain vistas. From condos, single-family homes, estate-sized homes to horse properties, Desert View Village offers a wide variety of properties to fit your lifestyle.

Desert View Village is an ideal neighborhood to raise a family. With tons of outdoor activities like hiking and biking, residents are located only minutes from city life while still living in a quiet, almost country-like setting. Desert View Village is home to Desert Ridge Marketplace, a super-regional shopping mall located right off the 101 and Tatum Boulevard. Offering an amazing variety of restaurants, bars, shopping, and entertainment, Desert Ridge is the shopping, dining, and entertainment center of Desert View. Also located in Desert View is the Mayo Clinic Hospital, providing world-class treatment. The 101 and the 51 freeways provide commuters easy and fast transportation to Scottsdale and downtown Phoenix. 

Paradise Valley Village

Paradise Valley Village is a lively residential suburb known for golf courses like Stone Creek Golf Club and Orange Tree Golf Resort and shopping at Paradise Valley Mall. The Village extends from the Phoenix Mountains to the Central Arizona Project. Scottsdale forms the eastern boundary and 16th Street forms the boundary on the west. The surrounding Phoenix Mountains, part of the city of Phoenix Mountain Preserve system, provide residents with biking, equestrian and hiking trails, and other recreational opportunities within a natural Sonoran Desert environment. Recreational opportunities are also available along the Indian Bend Wash, which was designed as a flood control greenbelt.

The village core - Paradise Valley Mall and the surrounding area - provide a blend of shopping, housing, and employment. Greenbelt trail, popular with cyclists, runs through the area. Paradise Valley is distinguished by well-maintained, residential areas. Community facilities in Paradise Valley Village include two libraries, two public swimming pools, neighborhood and community parks, golf courses, and more. The Piestewa Peak Freeway links Paradise Valley Village to downtown making travel easy and convenient.  

North Mountain Village

North Mountain Village is best known for North Mountain Park, which provides many trails and panoramic views of the city. Although this neighborhood is considered northwestern Phoenix, it serves as the center of the Valley. This urban village borders the communities of Alhambra, Paradise Valley Village, Deer Valley, and the cities of Peoria and Glendale. North Mountain Village contains a diverse mix of residential neighborhoods and housing types including the established central corridor areas, neighborhoods in the foothills of the Phoenix Mountains, and suburban neighborhoods near the Metro Centre village core.

The community is attractive to families with several high-quality schools and universities. Recreational opportunities are nearby with neighborhood parks, canal paths, and direct access to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve system. The area is also home to the upscale Lookout Mountain Golf Club and Castles ~n~ Coasters amusement park, featuring a double looping roller coaster, go-kart rides, and mini-golf. North Mountain Park provides some of the most scenic trails in the Valley. With multiple summits of differing distances and difficulties, anyone can hike this mountain. The park offers a paved trail that is frequently used for families with small children, mountain bikers, and dog owners.  

North Phoenix Schools & Education

For parents of school-age children, North Phoenix is primarily served by the highly-regarded Paradise Valley Unified School District  (PVSchools), one of the largest school districts in Arizona. PVSchools has 27 elementary schools, one K-8 school, seven middle schools for 7th and 8th grades, and five high schools for grades 9-12, two alternative schools, and one comprehensive online school.

  • All elementary schools include free full-day kindergarten.
  • High schools offer dual enrollment and college credits.
  • PVOnline, an accredited online instructional provider, offers courses for grades 1-12. A student may attend school entirely online and still participate in athletics and other extracurricular activities with the school located within their school boundaries.  
  • At each level – elementary, middle, and high school – the district has Title I schools. 

The district offers a variety of educational choice programs, including K-12 International Baccalaureate, AVID, Core Knowledge, S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), Gifted, CREST (Center for Research, Engineering, Science and Technology), Digital Learning Center, fine arts, The North Valley Arts Academies, career & technical education, Advanced Placement, before and after-school programs, sports, and extracurricular activities for all ages. The main public postsecondary institution serving North Phoenix is Paradise Valley Community College, with numerous college and university campuses situated throughout the valley. 

North Phoenix Shopping

North Phoenix provides convenient access to a number of great shopping destinations. Kierland Commons, a major upscale, master-planned shopping, residential, and resort community, is located on the eastern edge of Phoenix, on the border with Scottsdale. Desert Ridge Marketplace, located north of Loop 101 on Tatum Boulevard, is anchored by AMC Theatres, Barnes & Noble, Old Navy, and Target. The outdoor lifestyle center features premier shopping, chef-driven restaurants, entertainment, and more.

The Shops at Norterra Mall is a 354,000 square foot lifestyle center featuring specialty retailers and junior anchors, located in the rapidly expanding North Phoenix area known as the Black Canyon Corridor and adjacent to the USAA corporate campus. The mall is home to Harkins Theaters, DICK’s Sporting Goods, BevMo, Victoria’s Secret, and Best Buy along with full-service and fast-casual restaurant options: Mellow Mushroom, Sauce, Pita Jungle, P.F. Chang’s, Chipotle, and Panera Bread.

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North Phoenix Outdoor Recreation 

North Phoenix is the gateway to an abundance of recreational amenities, mountain preserves, desert trail systems, Lake Pleasant Regional Park, and Northern Arizona.  The area has a tremendous amount of open space for a metro area, including several parks with designated mountain hiking trails. Lake Pleasant Regional Park is the only regional park in the Maricopa County Park system with a lake, where you can enjoy a variety of watersports such as boating, sailing, skiing, fishing, and kayaking. The park also has several trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. For North Phoenix residents, this nearby water paradise has become a Sonoran Desert treasure located just 20 minutes off I-17.

The expansive Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve spans 21,500 acres with more than 33 square miles that wind through and around several communities in North Phoenix. There are approximately 34 miles of well-maintained trails, with three separate trailheads around the Valley, perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The 2,922-acre Cave Creek Regional Park offers sweeping views in all directions along with more than 11-miles of joint-use trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.  

North Phoenix Golf 

With close to 200 courses and great golf weather throughout most of the year, the Phoenix/Scottsdale area is one of the most popular golf destinations in the world. Top-rated golf courses closest to North Phoenix include Paradise Valley Golf ClubTPC ScottsdaleCave Creek Golf ClubOrange Tree Golf ClubStone Creek Golf ClubWildfire Golf Club, and Arizona Biltmore Golf Club.

Some of The Best Golf Clubs in the Phoenix-Scottsdale Area

  • We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Set in the Sonoran Desert and on land owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, We-Ko-Pa offers two fantastic courses: Cholla and Saguaro. Unlike other Arizona golf courses, there are no homes or condos lining the fairways. It’s just you and giant saguaros in the foreground framed by magnificent mountains in the distance.
  • Troon North Golf Club - North Scottsdale’s crown jewel and considered the best public 36-hole facility in the area, including the Pinnacle Course and the Monument Course. Recent course renovations by original designer and British Open Champion Tom Weiskopf have enhanced the experience further.
  • TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale hosts the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Right across the street is the Champions Course, which is less expensive and very walkable.
  • Talking Stick Golf Club - A 36-hole facility with both courses designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, and situated on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Adjacent to each other on flat land very walkable, the O'odham Course has a links-feel and the Piipaash Course is shorter, with more water and trees.
  • The Boulders Golf Club - The unique resort sits in the Sonoran Desert foothills nestled among massive granite boulder formations. Both Jay Morrish-designed championship courses offer spectacular views. The North, known for its challenging back-9 and is the older of the two. The South has holes that go right up into the boulder formations.
  • Grayhawk Golf Club - Among the top-rated public courses in Arizona with the Tom Fazio-designed Raptor Course having hosted the PGA Tour Open from 2007-2009. The Talon Course features in Golf Magazine’s prestigious list of the “Top 100 You Can Play in the U.S.” for daily fee courses.
  • Quintero Golf Club - Ranked number one in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area by both Golf Digest and Golfweek in their ‘Best Public Course’ lists, this Rees Jones-designed course fully deserves its accolades. With tees ranging from 5,800 to 7,200-yards, generous landing areas, and slick, multi-tiered bent grass greens, Quintero is a great test for all golfers.
  • Sunridge Canyon Golf Club - one of the best value, premier daily-fee golf club offerings available in the area.  Designed by Keith Foster, enjoy the thrilling string of finishing holes, dubbed the “Wicked Six”, which are among the best golf experiences in Arizona.
  • Mirabel Golf Club - This stunning Tom Fazio 7,147 yard, par-71 course is an exceptional example of the outstanding quality, craftsmanship, and beauty that are the hallmarks of Mr. Fazio's global reputation. Above all, he designs to create a unique golf experience for each player that is challenging, enjoyable, and memorable.
  • Gainey Ranch Golf Club - The Gainey Ranch Golf Club experience is Scottsdale golf taken to a whole new level. The  Scottsdale golf club boasts great holes of golf designed by Michael Poellot, the former chief architect for Robert Trent Jones Jr. His craftsmanship has more than lived up to his reputation in designing each of Gainey Ranch’s golf courses. Each of the three distinct nine-hole courses offers a different experience for players of all skill levels. 
  • Legend Trail Golf Club - When the architect Rees Jones created the golf course at Legend Trail Golf Club, he created a course that brings out the Old West-style of Scottsdale as well as a challenging yet fair test of golf. The golf course at the Legend Trail Golf Club features generous fairways.  Panoramas include local sites like Black Mountain, Pinnacle Peak, and Lone Mountain.  A round at Legend Trail Golf Club gives all levels of golfer a limitless choice of shot-making possibilities.
  • Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club - Located within the Ak-Chin Indian Reservation,  the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes course is ranked in the Top-5 ‘Best Courses to Play in Arizona’ by Golf Monthly. A Fred Couples and Schmidt-Curley designed course with distinct links feel, it has hosted numerous US Open qualifiers and regional amateur and PGA events.

Professional Sports & Events

For sports fans, the Phoenix area offers a wide variety of professional sports & events such as the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) /Chase FieldPhoenix Suns (NBA)Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)ASU Sun Devil FootballASU Cardinals FootballPhoenix International Raceway (NASCAR)Turf Paradise (Thoroughbred Racing)Waste Management Phoenix Open, and The Cactus League Spring Training Baseball. Phoenix professional sports facilities: Chase Field - Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, tours available year-round; Talking Stick Resort Arena - Home of the Phoenix - Suns, Mercury, and Arizona Rattlers.

North Phoenix Transportation

Many North Phoenix residents commute by car to work in central Phoenix or other Valley cities. Major east-west arterial streets include Bell Road, Union Hills Drive, Greenway Road, and Thunderbird Road. Major north-south streets include 7th, 19th, and 35th Avenues; 7th, 24th, and 40th Streets; and Tatum Boulevard. Major highways serving the area include Interstate 17, State Route 101 (Loop 101), and State Route 51.

Valley Metro provides public bus service throughout the area and Valley Metro RAPID buses (use of freeways to link suburbs with central Phoenix) have stops near Bell Road and I-17 and Route 51. The Phoenix Deer Valley Airport handles general and corporate aviation and is the busiest airport of its type in the country.  The closest major airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, located south 22.8 miles via AZ-51 N.

Partner with Highly-rated REALTOR® in Phoenix - Cathy Carter

With a commitment to her clients and a passion for real estate, Cathy has been serving Phoenix home buyers and sellers for over two decades. Known for her friendly personality and positive demeanor, 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 an extremely good listener and will be able to quickly ascertain your needs and wants and have a plan of approach that's based on your specific criteria. 

Cathy is down-to-earth and someone you can trust and feel good about working with. Her clients appreciate her honesty and transparency and feel it helps them as they make important real estate decisions. An excellent communicator, Cathy makes herself available to her clients whenever they have questions or concerns and promptly returns any texts, calls, or emails. Her client testimonials speak volumes about her professionalism and care for every detail.  

Having a trusted professional like Cathy by your side means there is one less thing to worry about. She will always protect your best interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf and do whatever is necessary to ensure the best results possible. To find out more about buying or selling real estate in North Phoenix, please give Cathy Carter a call today at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch by email

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“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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