15860 E Rio Verde Drive
- 4 Beds
- 8 Baths
- 8,744 SqFt
- 101.80 Acres
A Coveted Modern West Lifestyle Awaits In The Glorious Sonoran Desert At Mordo Ranch. Located Jus...
Are you currently in the market for homes in Scottsdale near me? Whether you desire a single-family home in an established neighborhood, a spacious home in a gated development filled with amenities, a mini-ranchette or horse property with plenty of room to grow, a custom home tucked away in a private golf course community or a sprawling luxury estate with breathtaking views, you’re certain to find Scottsdale real estate near me that’s perfect for your lifestyle and needs. In order to navigate the Scottsdale market and find the right home, buyers will need to partner with a qualified real estate agent. Cathy Carter is a luxury home specialist and a highly-rated REALTOR® in Scottsdale with over over 25 years of experience. Cathy would love to help you explore your options and make the best home purchase decision. Get started on finding your dream home today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or by email.
Explore the MLS below for homes in Scottsdale near me (listings are updated every 3 minutes). View photos of available properties, find detailed real estate information, create a free account, save your search, and receive email notifications of new listings that match your specific home criteria. Be sure to also scroll down to learn more about real estate in Scottsdale, Scottsdale- Phoenix housing market predictions and trends, and why homebuyers should consider living in the residential-resort community of Scottsdale:
15860 E Rio Verde Drive
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If you are interested in new construction homes near me in Scottsdale by some of the regions top builders, be sure to explore the new home subdivisions listed below:
For more information about homes in Scottsdale near me listed above, or to schedule a private tour, please contact highly-rated REALTOR® in Scottsdale - Cathy Carter, specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. As a dedicated, full-time real estate agent, Cathy is always the first to know when new inventory becomes available (often before), ensuring that her buyers have access to the most valuable real estate in Scottsdale near me and securing an offer. As of April 2021, the median list price in Scottsdale is $845,000.
Overall, the 2021 housing market is looking very strong for Scottsdale and the Greater Phoenix area. The most recent forecasts by real estate industry experts predict that home sales in the valley will jump 11.4% over last year’s sales.
The combination of warm-sunny weather (320 days per year), premier shopping and dining destinations, great public schools and specialty-education options, over 200 golf courses, popular events and festivals,4 major sports teams, and reasonable cost of living continue to draw people to the Phoenix metro area from other parts of the country.
Priorities have changed in 2021 in response to COVID and many buyers aren’t waiting for a return to normal. Rather, they are anticipating a ‘new normal’ in which their home has become a sanctuary, a place to enjoy family and friends, and a place where they can comfortably work from home.
Mortgage rates are expected to stay low, with the 30-year fixed-rate currently hovering around an all-time low of 2.75% and refinancing rates at around 2.45%, which changes on a daily basis. If you are currently thinking about buying a home in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area or planning to refinance, make sure to compare rates from multiple mortgage lenders.
First-time home buyers will remain a strong force for 2021. While younger Gen-Z buyers are expected to play a growing role in the housing market, the largest group of Millennials - now in their mid-30s - are bringing a wave of demand from renters looking to buy their first homes. Plus, the oldest Millennials are increasingly contributing to the trade-up market.
There’s a lot we don’t know about future housing conditions and a lot of variables that could change between now and 2022. Just look at all of the curveballs life threw at us during 2020! With that in mind, homebuyers will want to enlist the services of an experienced real estate agent with a finger on the pulse of housing market trends, who will put your best interests first.
A trusted REALTOR® in Scottsdale, Cathy begins every new client relationship with a detailed consultation to better understand your desires, needs, and goals along with the type of home and neighborhood you have in mind. She will then spend time sifting through multiple databases for real estate in Scottsdale near me that’s the best match and arrange private showings for any homes worth seeing in person.
As a local expert, Cathy can help educate you on the best neighborhoods and communities to live in Scottsdale, the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the region, the best schools, area amenities, nearby attractions, local community developments, and much more. Get started on your home search today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or by email.
Located in Maricopa County, Arizona, the city of Scottsdale officially uses the slogan "The West's Most Western Town. Home to more than 265,249 people, Scottsdale is the 5th largest city in Arizona and the 82nd largest in the U.S. Most of the workforce of Scottsdale is in the tourism industry. The city has one of the highest numbers of AAA Five-Diamond hotels and resorts in the country and is home to many renowned spas and resorts including the Four Seasons Scottsdale and Canyon Suites.
Scottsdale's climate, as well as retail facilities, dining, nightlife, and more than 50 golf courses, are what attract visitors from all over. There are many top employers within the city, including Honor Health, CVS Health, Scottsdale Unified School District, Vanguard, and the City of Scottsdale.
Scottsdale is loosely divided into four areas: Old Town (Downtown) Scottsdale, South Scottsdale, Central Scottsdale (Shea Corridor), and North Scottsdale. Old Town features boutique shopping, restaurants, nightlife and is home to a number of galleries, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Scottsdale's Museum of the West. Also located in Old Town is the upscale Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall featuring major retail anchors like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, and Barney’s New York. The Shea Corridor includes some of the most desirable residential areas in the valley such as Gainey Ranch and McCormick Ranch.
The master-planned community of McCormick Ranch has a history dating back over 40 years. It started as a horse ranch, known for the raising of Arabian horses. Now, McCormick Ranch is a desirable family-friendly area with shopping centers, churches, health care facilities, and hotels. Residents enjoy a number of parks, multiple lakes, and picturesque views of the mountains.
Gainey Ranch is another planned community in Scottsdale comprising more than 560 acres and 19 different gated neighborhoods. The area includes townhomes to large single-family homes along with several office buildings and commercial areas. The neighborhood centers around three nine-hole golf courses and a large network of trails for hiking, biking, and walking.
North Scottsdale, located just 20 minutes from Downtown Scottsdale and about 35 minutes from Phoenix, offers the best of both worlds. It straddles Scottsdale’s more built-up area to the south and west, as well as its more expansive desert terrain, with McDowell Mountain Regional Park to the east and Pinnacle Peak Park to the north.
The North Scottsdale neighborhood is home to several world-class golf clubs including Silverleaf and Troon, and some of the most stunning and luxurious properties you will find anywhere. The neighborhood has something for everyone from hiking and biking opportunities offered by the mountainous terrain and lush Sonoran desert to luxury shopping, fine dining, and exciting cultural offerings.
Also located in North Scottsdale is Mayo Clinic. As a leading academic medical center in the Southwest, Mayo Clinic focuses on providing specialty and surgical care in more than 65 disciplines and includes a Cancer Center, Emergency department and procedure space, and an International Patient Center.
Scottsdale is known for its concentration of world-class resorts, with hotels, spas, and other tourism businesses making up a large portion of the city’s economy. One of the largest employment centers in Scottsdale and also in the state is Scottsdale Airpark, anchored by the Scottsdale Airport. The Scottsdale Airpark encompasses 8.6 square miles and includes over 2,900 businesses that employ more than 51,000 people.
The Airpark is headquarters to prestigious companies such as GoDaddy, AXON (Taser), JDA Software, Nautilus Insurance, Quicken Loans, CVS Caremark, and Vanguard, and home to many other great companies. The proximity of Scottsdale Airport has helped define the business environment, with one of the busiest single-runway airports in the U.S., nearly all corporate or general aviation.
For parents with school-age children, Scottsdale is served by two nationally acclaimed school districts: Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) and Paradise Valley Unified School district (PVSD), both ranked among the top school districts in the country. SUSD serves the majority of Scottsdale students with 22 schools and is considered to be one of the best school districts in Arizona. The district has 16 elementary schools and three schools that offer grades K-8. There also are 6 middle school buildings and 5 high schools.
Paradise Valley Unified School District is a large public school district that provides educational opportunities for a small portion of Scottsdale. With 30 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, and 5 high schools, the district provides students with several different alternative programming options, including a S.T.E.M. program, an International Baccalaureate program, and a Digital Learning Center. Many of the charter schools in Scottsdale receive high rankings and are an option for those who are looking for an alternative to the traditional public school system.
These are some of the top-rated public schools in Scottsdale rated by GreatSchool.com, based on a variety of measures including academic performance and equity:
Highly-ranked private schools in Scottsdale include Bella Vista College Preparatory School, Brightmont Academy, Camelback Desert School, Fusion Academy Scottsdale, Arizona International Academy, Blessed Sacrament Preschool & Kindergarten, and Brightmont Academy. Scottsdale is also home to the highly-regarded Scottsdale Community College and offers close proximity to Arizona State University and several colleges throughout the Phoenix metro area.
Scottsdale is renowned for its exceptional arts and culture with the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts, the Musical Instrument Museum and over 100 galleries. You can also enjoy art-driven events such as the free weekly Scottsdale Art Walk, Canal Convergence, and Scottsdale Contemporary Month or take a walking tour of public art installations in Old Town. Additionally, Scottsdale is the site of Taliesin West, the Arizona home and studio of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the winter campus for the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. The site of the Cosanti Foundation, founded by the Italian architect and builder Paolo Soleri is also in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale is known for its concentration of world-class, luxury resorts and spas. Some of the top resorts in Scottsdale include:
Some of the best spa treatments in Scottsdale can be found at:
Scottsdale boasts some of the best shopping in Arizona with more than 2,500 luxury retailers, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and upscale malls. Old Town Scottsdale is home to dozens of gift shops, Native American jewelry stores, and Scottsdale Fashion Square, the Southwest’s largest shopping destination. In North Scottsdale, Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter feature high-end stores in sunny outdoor settings.
From top chefs to award-winning cuisine, Scottsdale benefits from entrepreneurism in its restaurant scene with more than 790 restaurants in the city. The “Top 10 Restaurants for 2021” below earned the highest food ratings in Phoenix/Scottsdale from Gayot.com - (The Guide for The Good Life):
Other great restaurants in Scottsdale definitely worth mentioning include Dominick's Steakhouse, Orange Sky (Talking Stick), Mastro's Ocean Club, Mastro's Steakhouse, Ocean 44, Atlas Bistro, Talavera, and FnB Restaurant, Bourbon Steak, Ocean Prime, just to name a few.
Scottsdale is a hotbed of activity with numerous popular events that take place throughout the year such as the Scottsdale ArtWalk, Fiesta Bowl, Rock ‘n Roll Arizona Marathon, Barrett-Jackson Car Auction, Westworld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, and Scottsdale Fashion Week, and others
Kids and adults both benefit from Scottsdale’s Sports Complex, as well as an award-winning parks and recreation department that offers golf courses, 45 miles of paved paths for walkers and cyclists, and another 115 miles of non-motorized trails. Scottsdale has a total of 103 great hiking, running, and mountain biking trails. McDowell Sonoran Preserve located in North Scottsdale offers many trailheads with a variety of trails for both beginners and experts. Gateway Trail and Sunrise Peak are among some of the local favorites. Peak hiking season begins in late October and can run through winter into spring.
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. Some of the best trails can be found around Lost Dutchman State Park or Desert Foothills Park. You’ll also find some great local park options like Echo Canyon Recreation Area or Phoenix Mountain Preserve. There are 59 moderate trails in Scottsdale ranging from 1.9 to 52.2 miles and from 1,686 to 5,209 feet above sea level.
Some of the best trails in the Scottsdale area include:
#1. Camelback Mountain via Echo Canyon Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out-and-back trail and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
#2. Pinnacle Peak Trail is a 4-mile heavily trafficked out-and-back trail and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
#3. Gateway Loop Trail is a 4.2-mile heavily trafficked loop trail and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
#4. Blue Wash Trail is a 2.8-mile heavily trafficked out-and-back trail that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
#5. Lost Dog Wash Trail to Ringtail Trail Loop is a 4.4-mile heavily trafficked loop trail that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
#6. Inspiration Point is a 5.7-mile out-and-back trail that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
Scottsdale is known as "The World's Finest Golf Destination," and it's easy to see why when you consider the city's roster of luxury resorts, 330 days of annual sunshine, and high-caliber courses like TPC Scottsdale, Troon North, We-Ko-Pa, and Grayhawk. Scottsdale has over 50 golf courses, with more than 200 golf courses in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area combined.
Some of the best golf clubs in Scottsdale include:
The Phoenix metropolitan area is a sports fan’s dream. Cheer on the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, the MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, or the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes. WNBA fans can see the Phoenix Mercury and if indoor football is your thing, catch the Arena Football League’s Arizona Rattlers. Soccer fans support the United Soccer League’s Phoenix Rising FC. The area also hosts the Fiesta Bowl, the PGA’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, and NASCAR events. In March, baseball fans can catch some of their favorite stars at Cactus League Spring Training where 15 teams train and play.
Scottsdale's free trolley system connects with the Valley Metro's transit system, providing easy access to the greater Phoenix metro area. Scottsdale Municipal Airport is a single-runway airport located in North Scottsdale used primarily for corporate and transient aviation traffic and is one of the busiest single-runway airports in the country. The closest major airport serving the community is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which is located about 14 miles from the center of Scottsdale.
Whether you are interested in homes in Scottsdale near me, or it's time to list your current property, experience matters most in a changing market. With over two decades of real estate experience, Cathy is able to provide the kind of knowledge, skills, commitment, and personalized service you need and deserve. She understands that buying or selling a home is a significant financial and life decision and that you are looking for someone to work with whom you can trust. Cathy will be there to protect your best interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf, and do whatever is necessary to ensure the best results possible.
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"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.”
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