Discover Homes for Sale The Islands Gilbert

Are you currently in the market to purchase a home in Gilbert, Arizona? The Islands is a beautiful 2.5-mile lake community featuring three man-made lakes and nearly 3,000 homes. This unique desert oasis features a variety of residential options from affordable townhomes and single-family homes to luxury, waterfront estate homes. Top builders represented in the community include Continental, UDC, Hunter, Superstition Homes, US Homes, and Blandford along with many quality, custom home builders. Real estate for sale The Islands Gilbert can be found in the subdivisions of Catalina Bay, Harbor Point, Key Harbor, Sandcastle Village, Windhaven, Coral Point, The Shores, Lake Mirage, Desert Shores, and Tres-Vistas. Ranging in size from 1,300 to over 4,000 Sq.ft., homes for sale The Islands Gilbert have a median listing price of $462,500. Buyers will want to enlist the services of a qualified agent who can help them uncover the perfect home for their family’s lifestyle needs and secure an offer. With over 25 years of local real estate experience, The Islands REALTOR® Gilbert - Cathy Carter is intimately familiar with the community. With access to the most up-to-date listings, Cathy would love to help you explore your options and make the best home purchase decision. Feel free to reach out to Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here

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If you would like to schedule a private showing or you would like more information about any of the above listings for homes for sale The Islands Gilbert, please contact Cathy Carter, The Islands REALTOR® Gilbert - specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. Cathy keeps her finger on the pulse of the local market and is always the first to know when new inventory becomes available, ensuring that her buyers have access to the most valuable homes and securing an offer.

More About Real Estate For Sale The Islands Gilbert 

Most students living in The Islands attend schools in the A-rated Gilbert Public School District. Homes in the community situated south of Warner Rd. attend schools in the A-rated Chandler Unified School District. The Islands Community Park is a large private park reserved for residents only and can be accessed by boat. The park features a clubhouse/community center; a walking track with exercise stations; basketball, bocce ball, and sand volleyball courts; horseshoe pits, gazebos; a children’s playground, boat dock; and shaded ramada's with picnic tables and charcoal grills. Many of the subdivisions within The Islands also have their own community pool. In addition to great amenities, homeowners enjoy exciting family-oriented fun events such as beach parties, fishing derbies, cool car festivals, and an annual boat parade - all hosted by The Islands Association. Pets on a leash are also invited to all community events. 

Homes for Sale The Islands Gilbert - Market Trends

The typical home value of homes in The Islands is $398,800 (seasonally adjusted and only includes the middle price tier of homes). The Islands home values have gone up 12.7% over the past year and real estate industry experts predict they will rise 9.2% in the next year. Homes for sale The Islands Gilbert have a median listing price of $462,500. In November, Gilbert was a seller's market (still is) which means that there are more buyers than there are homes available. The median list price of homes for sale in Gilbert was $420K, trending up 5.1% year-over-year. The median listing price per square foot was $204. The median sale price for Gilbert real estate was $410K.  

Cathy would love to speak with you to discuss the type of home you're looking for, your preferences and needs, and price range, and answer any questions you may have about specific homes for sale for The Islands Gilbert, pricing, financing, etc. As your The Islands REALTOR® Gilbert, Cathy will:

✓  Notify you of new listings on homes for sale The Islands Gilbert and  coming soon listings
✓  Schedule private showings and only show you properties that match your home criteria
✓  Conduct price target research to ensure that you don’t overpay 
✓  Make an offer on your behalf and negotiate both price and terms 
✓  Manage the transaction to closing and beyond 
✓  Arrange a final inspection
✓  Deliver the keys to your new home!  

Get started on finding your dream home today. Feel free to reach out to Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch with her by email.

Why homebuyers should consider living in Gilbert 

Gilbert is a vibrant, Southeast Valley suburb of Phoenix located in Maricopa County, Arizona. A youthful and affluent community, Gilbert is the 5th largest municipality in Arizona and home to approximately 258,935 people. The median age of Gilbert residents is 33.8 years and 66 percent of the population is under the age of 45 years. The median household income in Gilbert is $87,566. Gilbert residents enjoy a quality lifestyle with over 320 days of warm-sunny weather per year, a vibrant Heritage District, premier shopping (SanTan Village) destinations, a notable culinary scene, an excellent school system, several top-rated golf clubs, and plenty of parks and outdoor recreation opportunities for all age groups.  

Gilbert Economy and Job Opportunities

Gilbert has a healthy local economy and plenty of job opportunities. Access to an educated and diverse workforce, a pipeline of emerging technologies from statewide universities, ease of market access, and an unbeatable quality of life has attracted worldwide companies to Gilbert and the surrounding East Valley. From aviation and defense to technology and bioscience, East Valley‘s dynamic economy is booming. Almost 1/3 of aerospace and defense jobs within the Greater Phoenix region are located in East Valley. Plus, 46 percent of Arizona’s total jobs in advanced manufacturing are located here. Top companies in Gilbert include GoDaddy, B H Drywall, Banner Health, Isagenix International, Northrop Grumman, Silent-Aire, Morgan Stanely, Merrill Lynch, and Deloitte, among others.

Gilbert's Downtown Heritage District

Gilbert's vibrant and historic Heritage District features a variety of locally-owned shops, pet-friendly eateries with patio dining to enjoy the excellent desert climate, up and coming nightlife venues, the Hale Theatre with Broadway shows, and Water Tower Plaza, a gathering place for community events such as the Downtown Concert Series and the Gilbert Art Walk (a bi-weekly art gathering that takes place from October through March). Below the iconic Gilbert water tower, there's a splash pad for the kids to cool off and an outdoor seating area. Popular downtown eateries include Joe’s Real BBQ, Liberty Market, Postino East, and The Farmhouse Restaurant. The Heritage District marks the original location of the town of Gilbert. A 135-mile bike path system connects the Heritage District to parks and attractions throughout town.  

Gilbert Schools and Education     

For parents with school-age children, the quality of a school district is often a top deciding factor when choosing where to live. Most of  Gilbert is served by Gilbert Unified School District #41 (GUSD), also known as Gilbert Public Schools (GPS). As of 2020, thirteen GPS schools have earned the "A+ School of Excellence™ Award" from the Arizona Educational Foundation. A district of choice, GPS serves over 35,000 students at 40 schools across GilbertChandler, and Mesa. Gilbert Public Schools has twenty-six elementary schools (Pre K-6); six middle schools (7-8), five high schools (9-12), two academies, one global academy, and one alternative education. Each of the 40 schools in Gilbert Public Schools delivers academic excellence through a comprehensive well-rounded curriculum that includes technology, art, music, leadership, physical education, and a wide range of athletics and extracurricular programs. School Choice Arizona provides alternatives to parents who don't choose to send their children to the local public schools to which they are assigned. Public school choice options include open enrollment policies, magnet schools, and charter schools.   

The school district offers Traditional Programs for K-6 (classrooms and curriculum) at Neely Traditional Academy, Spectrum Elementary, and Canyon Rim Elementary. In the Traditional classroom, the desks all face the front of the room, and the curriculum is delivered primarily through whole group instruction led by qualified teachers. Gilbert Classical Academy is a high performing National Blue Ribbon School and Gilbert’s college preparatory school of choice. The Academy ranks third in the state and 10th nationwide, in part because of the school’s 100% participation rate in Advanced Placement coursework and its all-honors level classes. The GPS Performance Academy program (4–8 grades) at Mesquite Elementary School allows students involved in elite athletics or performing arts to experience everything a school has to offer, while still maintaining their training and competitive schedule. 

Gilbert has a number of tuition-free Charter schools, public schools operated independently of public school systems, either by nonprofit or for-profit organizations. A small portion of Gilbert is served by the nationally-recognized Higley Unified School District and Chandler Unified School District (CUSD), named Arizona A+ Schools of Excellence. Institutions of higher learning serving the community include Chandler-Gilbert Community College (provides two-year degrees and comprehensive certificate programs), East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT), Park University’s Gilbert Campus Center, the University of Arizona (operates (coding boot camp classes out of Gilbert’s University Building), and Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus located at Gilbert's eastern border in Tempe.   

Shopping & Dining in Gilbert

Gilbert has several great shopping destinations including SanTan Village, an outdoor lifestyle center featuring major retailers like Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s, and Macy’s along with specialty stores like Apple, Barnes & Noble, Charming Charlies, Coach, and Sephora, just to name a few. Gilbert also boasts a cutting-edge culinary scene and is consistently named among the best “foodie” towns in the U.S. From fast-food joints to fine dining establishments, popular restaurants and eateries in Gilbert include American Way Market, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, High Tide Seafood Bar & Grill, Postino's's Wine Cafe, Joe's Real BBQ, Brio Tuscan Grille, Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., Joyride Taco House, Sal's Gilbert Pizza, Barrio Queen, The Farmhouse Restaurant, Nicantoni’s Pizza, Nico Heirloom Kitchen, Zinburger, and Romeo's Euro Cafe, just to name a few. 

Outdoor Recreation in Gilbert

For outdoor enthusiasts, Gilbert has a number of great parks such as Gilbert Regional Park, Freestone Park, Discovery District Park, Veterans Oasis Park, Riparian Preserve at WaterRanch, and Tumbleweed Park, just to name a few. Discovery Park features 2 lakes, basketball courts, picnic benches, a ramada, BBQ grills, multi-use fields, walking and biking trails, and a children’s playground. Gilbert Regional Park is the newest park in town, featuring a 4,000 Sq.ft. splash pad, a 35-foot-tall climbing & play structure, and a tot lot climbing structure. Future plans for the park include a 7-acre lake, a performance pavilion/amphitheater, a 10-acre event lawn, 6 tennis courts, 16 pickleball courts, 2 basketball courts, 6 sand volleyball courts, and a massive water park with areas for swimming, surfing, kayaking, and paddleboarding.

Riparian Preserve is one of the largest wildlife preserves in Gilbert offering hiking, equestrian trails, and wildlife and bird watching. Named a Bicycle Friendly Community, Gilbert is well known for its Central Trail System. Along with equestrian tracks, you can enjoy more than 54 miles of marked bike trails along the canals. On any given day, you can catch people enjoying the outdoors on their bikes, walking, jogging, and even horseback riding. The Western Canal Powerline /Sun Circle Trail runs east and west, connecting Big League Dreams, the Riparian Preserve, Freestone Park, and  McQueen District Park in an 8.5-mile stretch, continuing west into Chandler and also Tempe.    

Gilbert Golf Courses

Gilbert provides several outstanding options for the avid golfer, including several top-rated courses and plenty of tee times to fit your schedule. Golf enthusiasts have their pick among some of the best golf courses in the Valley, including Trilogy Golf Club at Power RanchSeville Golf and Country ClubGreenfield Lakes Golf CourseKokopelli Golf Course, and Western Skies Golf Club

Gilbert Transportation 

Gilbert provides easy access to the Santan Freeway portion of Loop 202 and a small section of US-60, which skirts the northern boundary of Gilbert at the Higley Road interchange. Public transportation is provided by Valley Metro, with daily express and local bus service in the northern, central, and western areas of town. The community is served by two major airports: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport located in Mesa about 9.5-miles away and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport located about 18 miles from the center of town.

Partner with Cathy Carter, The Islands REALTOR® Gilbert

Whether you are interested in homes for sale The Islands Gilbert, or it’s time to list your current property, you need an agent who knows the area, processes a vast network of local connections, and has the skills and experience to negotiate like a pro. Serving the area since 1994, Cathy offers the kind of knowledge, skills, dedication, and personalized service you need and deserve. She is known for her warm and friendly personality and has a gift for uncovering the perfect home for her clients' lifestyle needs in the right neighborhood. 

For sellers, Cathy will create a comprehensive marketing plan that exposes your home to the public as well as to other real estate agents through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), other cooperative marketing networks, open houses for agents, and so on. You can be assured that Cathy is committed to getting your home sold fast and for the best price. 

Cathy's client testimonials:

"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, knowledgeable, 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 will protect your interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf, and be your trusted guide and advisor to ensure a smooth transaction and the best possible results. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling real estate in Gilbert, please give Cathy a call at (480) 459-8488 or you can also reach her by email


RE/MAX Alliance Group 
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111 
Gilbert, AZ.  85233 
Cell: 480-459-8488 
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