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Home to an estimated 4.5 million people, Phoenix is the capital city of Arizona, and the sixth-most populated city in the U.S. Often referred to as Metro Phoenix or the Valley of The Sun, the greater Phoenix area boasts year-round warm weather and sunshine, numerous Fortune 500 companies and major employers, exciting local culture and attractions, world-class shopping and restaurants, a never-ending calendar of festivals and events, over 200 golf courses, 4 major sports teams, and Cactus League spring training baseball. If you are currently in the market for homes for sale near me in Phoenix, you’ve come to the right place. On our website, you’ll be able to search the MLS for the most updated listings for real estate for sale near me in Phoenix. View photos of available properties, find detailed real estate information, create a free account, save your search, receive notifications of new listings that match your specific home criteria delivered directly to your email, and access current market data. Be sure to scroll down below to learn more about top-rated REALTOR® in Phoenix - Cathy Carter, and what it’s like to live in the Valley of the Sun:
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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 homes for sale near me in Phoenix, please contact Cathy Carter. Specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate, Cathy is a top-rated REALTOR® in Phoenix and the East Valley with over 25 years of local experience. Whether you are interested in urban condos or townhomes, single-family homes in quiet neighborhoods or gated subdivisions, homes tucked away in a golf course or waterfront community, horse properties or sprawling luxury estates with breathtaking views, Cathy has the knowledge and resources to help you explore your options and make the best home purchase decision.
As a local expert, Cathy can help educate you on the different neighborhoods and communities in the Phoenix area, the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the region, school districts, surrounding area amenities, attractions, local community developments, and so much more. Streamline your home search by having Cathy put together a list of available homes that are the best fit in the area you want to live in. Get the process started today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.
The Benefits of Living in Metro Phoenix, Arizona
In recent years, the Downtown Phoenix area has experienced a major renaissance. Restaurants, art galleries, retail shops, and all types of businesses have moved in, which has spurred a series of new developments ranging from apartment complexes to new hotels and high-rises. If you prefer the comforts of suburban living, Southeast Valley offers exceptional amenities and is within easy commuting distance of Phoenix. Be sure to explore homes for sale near me in Phoenix in the Southeast Valley communities of Scottsdale, Chandler, Sun Lakes, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Mesa, Tempe, and Ahwatukee. Living in Phoenix is significantly more affordable than places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento. Overall, the cost of living in Phoenix is 5% lower than the national average, according to Payscale. For retirees who live on a fixed income, the Phoenix area is an ideal choice due to the region’s warm-dry climate, affordability, and numerous amenities. Property taxes are also low compared to other large metro areas.
Avnet Headquarters in Phoenix
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 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, and First Solar, just to name a few.
For parents with school-age children, Phoenix is home to 325 public schools in 30 school districts along with more than 200 charter and private schools. Use the links below to find additional information on school locations, districts, websites, and attendance boundary maps:
The Phoenix metro area's Southeast Valley has several 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, which is 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 possible education. There are also plenty of higher education opportunities throughout Metro Phoenix. Arizona State University has campuses in Glendale, Mesa, Downtown Phoenix, and its main campus in Tempe. Downtown Phoenix is also home to The University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Heard Museum in Phoenix
Greater Phoenix offers an abundance of art and culture. The downtown Phoenix art scene has seen major development over the past decade, and dozens of museums span the valley including the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Capitol Museum, Arizona Military Museum, Hall of Flame Firefighting Museum, the Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park, Children's Museum of Phoenix, Arizona Science Center, and the Heard Museum. Popular performing arts venues include the Phoenix Symphony Hall, Arizona Opera, and Ballet Arizona, Orpheum Theatre, Dorrance Theater, and Herberger Theater Center. Concerts can be attended at Talking Stick Resort Arena and Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix, and Gammage Auditorium in Tempe (the last public building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright). The Mesa Arts Center in Mesa supports regular independent musical and theater performances.
Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall
Shopping opportunities in Greater Phoenix include chic boutiques, high-end shopping malls, outdoor lifestyle centers, and designer outlet malls. Some of the most popular shopping destinations include Uptown Plaza (Central Phoenix), Biltmore Fashion Park and Kierland Commons (Phoenix); Scottsdale Fashion Square (Scottsdale), Chandler Fashion Center mall and Phoenix Premium Outlets (Chandler); the outdoor Santan Village lifestyle center (Gilbert); and Tempe Marketplace and Arizona Mills Outlet Mall (Tempe). "Foodies" will discover exceptional dining options in Phoenix and the East Valley from classic comfort food to ethnic cuisine to five-star restaurants too numerous to count.
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
The Phoenix metro area offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities for all age groups. Hiking, biking, climbing, horseback riding, and golfing are among the most popular activities, which can all 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.
Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field Stadium
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 the few cities to have professional sports teams in all major sports: Arizona Cardinals (NFL), Phoenix Suns (NBA), Phoenix Mercury (WNBA), Arizona Coyotes (NHL), Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), and Phoenix Rising (USL). Phoenix is also the only city in the nation to host an entire spring-training league for MLB - the Cactus League. Other major sporting teams/events in the Phoenix metro area include PGA and LPGA golf, NASCAR and NHRA racing, and major marathons.
Waste Management Phoenix Open
One of the top destinations for golf in the country, the Phoenix area is home to 200 golf courses. Top-rated Phoenix-area courses such as Troon North and We-Ko-Pa occupy desert landscapes while Raven Golf Club features more than 6,000 mature pine trees along its lush fairways. Other great golf clubs like Arizona Biltmore, Boulders, and Gainey Ranch are part of opulent resorts where golfers can indulge themselves with a post-round spa treatment. Check out this list of the top 35 golf courses located in Greater Phoenix, including the level of difficulty, awe factor, value/bang for your buck, course layout, service, and proximity to restaurants and activities. Phoenix is also home to some of the biggest golf tours and events in the country such as the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open, also known as the "people's open," and the "greatest show on grass.”
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Public transportation in Greater Phoenix is provided by Valley Metro, which includes trains, buses, and a rideshare program. The Valley Metro Rail is a 20-mile light rail that runs through north-central Phoenix, downtown, and eastward through Tempe and Mesa. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport serves more than 100 cities with non-stop flights and over 1000 flights per day.
PARTNER WITH Top-rated REALTOR® in Phoenix - CATHY CARTER
Whether you are interested in homes for sale near me in Phoenix or it’s time to list your current property, experience matters most in a changing market. Serving Phoenix and Southeast Valley for over two decades, Cathy provides the kind of knowledge, skills, dedication, and personalized service you need and deserve. She is an expert at matching her client’s lifestyle needs with the perfect home and has access to the most up-to-date MLS listings for homes across the valley.
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 the most targeted response from qualified buyers. Cathy also partners with the most talented home stagers to make sure your home is thoughtfully staged to best showcase its features and amenities.
If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling greater Phoenix area real estate, please contact Cathy Carter today at (480) 459-8488 or you can reach her here.
CATHY CARTER, ABR, CRS, CDPE
RE/MAX Alliance Group
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111
Gilbert, AZ. 85233