Explore Homes for Sale Near Me - Phoenix Area

Thriving in business and leisure activities, the Phoenix area is among the top housing markets in the U.S. Boasting year-round warm weather and sunshine, a thriving economy, plenty of high paying jobs, exciting cultural and recreation options, nationally recognized school districts, over 200 golf courses, and 4 major sports teams, it’s easy to see why so many people are choosing to move to the Phoenix area and why homes are in demand. Buyers who search the MLS for homes for sale near me in the region will find a wide range of residential choices. Whether you are interested in urban condos in the heart of the city, single-family homes in surrounding suburban communities, homes tucked away in exclusive golf course or waterfront communities or sprawling luxury estates with fabulous views, you’ll find plenty of real estate near me in the Phoenix area to accommodate your lifestyle and needs. As a buyer, it can be difficult to find the perfect home for your family in the right neighborhood without the help of a qualified local agent. That is why you will want to find an experienced REALTOR® near me who can help you navigate the market and secure an offer. Cathy Carter is a luxury home specialist and a top-rated real estate agent in the Phoenix area with over 25 years of local experience. You can be assured that Cathy has all the resources and information you need to find the home of your dreams. Get the process started today by calling Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here

On Cathy’s easy-to-use website, realestatechandler.com, you’ll be able to search the MLS for the most accurate and up-to-date listings for homes near me in Phoenix and the surrounding East Valley. You can 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. Also, be sure to scroll down below to learn more about real estate near me in the Phoenix area and lifestyle:

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As a licensed, professional REALTOR® in Phoenix and the East Valley, Cathy Carter keeps her finger on the pulse of the local market at all times and is the first to know when new inventory becomes available - ensuring that her buyers have access to the most valuable homes and securing an offer. With over two decades of local experience, Cathy can help educate you about the different communities and neighborhoods in the area, the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the region, school districts, area amenities & attractions, local community developments, current market trends, and so much more.  Streamline your home search by having Cathy put together a list of properties that are the best fit based on your specific wants and needs. Get the process started today by contacting Cathy at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.

The Benefits of Living in The Phoenix Area 

The city of Phoenix has become the center around which more than twenty communities have grown in an area collectively known as the Valley of the Sun. From pedestrian-friendly downtowns boasting an urban vibe to communities brimming with small-town charm, Phoenix and the surrounding East Valley attracts young professionals, growing families, and retirees alike. Economic development in the region remains strong as more companies consider locating or expanding here. The area is made up of a globally competitive, diverse and cutting-edge business base. Major economic drivers include advanced manufacturing, aviation, aerospace and defense, technology, innovation, renewable energy, advanced business services, biosciences, healthcare, and higher education. 

Wherever you are in the Phoenix area, you are surrounded by major employment opportunities. Top employers in the region include Itel Corp, Banner Health, Arizona State University, Mesa Unified School District, Wells Fargo, Walmart, Gilbert Unified School District, Boeing Co, Chandler Unified School District 80, Bank of America, City of Mesa, State Farm Insurance, SRP, Go Daddy Software Inc., Paypal Inc., JP Morgan Chase Bank, Freescale Semiconductor, Verizon Wireless Inc. Paypal Inc., Microchip Technology Inc., Avnet Inc., ABM Industries Inc, and Insight Direct Inc., just to name a few.  

Art and culture abound in the greater Phoenix area. The downtown Phoenix art scene has really developed 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.  Performing arts venues are located mostly in and around downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale. Popular 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.

You’ll find plenty of great shopping opportunities in the Phoenix area with numerous chic boutiques, high-end shopping malls, outdoor lifestyle centers, and designer outlet malls. Some of the most popular shopping destinations in the region 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. 

Phoenix and the East Valley provide an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. Hiking, biking, climbing, horseback riding, and golfing are among the most popular activities, which can be enjoyed year-round. Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area is a local landmark and a popular hiking destination that offers spectacular city and desert views. 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.

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. Salt River also provides plenty of recreational fun with bike paths and picnic areas that surround the lake. Known throughout the world for the best in desert golf, the Phoenix metro area is home to 200 public, private, resort, municipal, and executive golf course destinations to accommodate all skill levels from expert to novice. 

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. It’s 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.

Known as one of the top destinations for golf, Phoenix and its neighboring communities are home to nearly 200 golf courses in a variety of styles. Some golf courses in greater Phoenix 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 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. Phoenix is also home to some of the biggest golf tours and events in the country such as the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as the "people's open" and the "greatest show on grass,” among others.

Public transportation in the Phoenix area 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. Depending on where you choose to live in the Phoenix area, you’ll most likely need a car to get around. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport serves more than 100 cities with non-stop flights and over 1000 flights per day.

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The city of Chandler is a family-oriented East Valley suburb located about 30 minutes southeast of Phoenix. Chandler is gaining attention due to its world-class shopping & dining opportunities, an abundance of parks, family-friendly events, and nationally recognized,  A-rated school district - Chandler Unified School District. Chandler is one of the fastest-growing innovation and technology centers in the U.S. and has the largest tech employer in the region - Intel Corp. Chandler is also home to the second-largest mall in Arizona, Chandler Fashion Center. For fine dining near me in Chandler, be sure to check out Shula’s Steakhouse and CHoP Steakhouse, just to name a few. 

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The Town of Gilbert is a friendly community with agricultural roots. Once dubbed the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World,” more recently Gilbert has received nods like the “Phoenix’s Coolest Suburb,” and a “top 5 foodie neighborhood in the Phoenix metro area.” Thriving in business and leisure activities, Gilbert residents enjoy a thriving economy, a vibrant downtown Heritage District, an A-rated School district (Gilbert Public Schools) and plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities for all ages. SanTan Village is a super-regional, outdoor lifestyle center in Gilbert featuring major retailers and specialty stores. Gilbert is known for its extraordinary culinary scene from fast-food joints to fine dining establishments. 

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The city of Mesa is located slightly east of Phoenix. The third-largest city in Arizona, Mesa has one of the fast-growing airports in the country, which is attracting many new businesses to the area and fueling the local economy. Mesa’s rich cultural heritage, healthy job market, scenic natural beauty, excellent school system, and surprisingly affordable homes make it an attractive place to live and raise a family. Mesa is home to several major companies such as Apple, Bridgestone, FUJIFILM, Mitsubishi, and Boeing. Mesa’s nationally recognized Mesa Public Schools is the largest school district in Arizona. The city’s vibrant downtown is filled with boutiques, locally-owned shops, studios, restaurants, and trendy bars. Mesa offers surprisingly-affordable homes and convenient proximity to a major metropolis.  

Search homes near me in Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a prominent East Valley suburban-city located approximately 12.9 miles northeast of Phoenix. Beautiful surroundings, luxurious resorts, championship golf courses, exciting local culture, top-rated schools, and numerous outdoor activities & attractions make Scottsdale a great place to live, work and play. Scottsdale’s hotels, spas, and other tourism businesses make up a large portion of the city’s local economy. Scottsdale hosts the popular Phoenix Open Golf Tournament, Barrett-Jackson Auto Show, and Scottsdale International Film Festival. Scottsdale is also home to a branch of the Mayo Clinic. School districts include Scottsdale Unified School District and Paradise Valley Unified School district, both of which are ranked among the top districts in the state. The upscale Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall features major retail stores like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Barney’s New York. For fine dining near me in Scottsdale, check out Mastro’s Restaurant and Orange Sky Restaurant in Talking Stick Resort, just to name a few. 


Whether you are interested in buying real estate near me in the Phoenix area or its time to list your current home, experience matters most in a changing market. With over two decades of local experience working with buyers and sellers, Cathy has the knowledge, skills, commitment, and local expertise you need and deserve. To find out more about available Phoenix area homes for sale near me or to sell your current property, please contact Cathy today at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.



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