Homes in Scottsdale

Posted by Cathy Carter on Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 at 10:21am.

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The vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Scottsdale, AZ is located approximately 10 miles northeast of Phoenix. Known for its world-class resorts and spas, over 50 top-rated golf courses, beautiful homes in upscale communities, excellent school system, and year-round outdoor recreation opportunities, Scottsdale is an amazing place to live! Buyers interested in homes in Scottsdale will discover a wide array of residential choices. From cozy patio homes and low maintenance condos, single-family homes in quiet neighborhoods and planned developments brimming with amenities, horse properties with plenty of room to roam, gorgeous custom homes situated on the golf course, spectacular waterfront properties, to sprawling luxury estates with breathtaking views, you’re certain to find Scottsdale real estate to fit your lifestyle and needs. Cathy Carter is is a luxury home specialist and a highly-rated Scottsdale REALTOR® with over 25 years of local experience. Intimately familiar with Scottsdale and the surrounding area, Cathy would love to help you find your dream home. Get the process started today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch here.


On our website, you’ll be able to search the MLS for homes in Scottsdale - listings updated every 3 minutes. You can view photos of available Scottsdale 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. Also, be sure to also scroll down below to learn more about current market trends, Scottsdale real estate, and why you should consider living in this vibrant, residential-resort community:  

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If you would like additional information on any of the above homes in Scottsdale, or to schedule a private tour, please contact highly-rated Scottsdale REALTOR® - Cathy Carter. As a full-time, licensed real estate agent, Cathy keeps her finger on the pulse of the market at all times. She is always the first to know when new Scottsdale real estate properties become available (sometimes before), ensuring that her buyers have access to the most desirable homes and securing an offer.  

Current Phoenix Metropolitan Real Estate Market Update

Scottsdale Real Estate Market Snapshot  

The median list price in Scottsdale is $850,000, less than a 1% change from March to April. Resale inventories in Scottsdale are at 1,351, a 6 % increase since March 2021. The median list price per square foot is $351, with no changes since compared to March 2021. Distressed properties such as foreclosures and short sales remained the same as a percentage of the total market in April.

 

4/21/ 2021

1 Month Ago

1 Year Ago

Active Inventory

1,351

1,267+6%

1,967-31%

Median List Price

$850,000

$850,000

$825,000+3%

% Distressed 

0%

0%

0%

Median Days on Market

27

32-15%

57-52%

Median Home Size

2,548

2,500+1%

2,826-9%

Median $/Sqft

351

351

299+17%

As your Scottsdale REALTOR®, Cathy will set up an initial consultation to discuss what characteristics and features in a home and neighborhood are important to you. She will then sift through multiple databases of Scottsdale real estate that’s the best fit and arrange for private showings. While this may seem like something easy enough for you to do on your own, searching for the perfect home in the right neighborhood can turn into an exhaustive undertaking without the help of a qualified agent. Cathy may also be able to uncover Scottsdale real estate that you might not find on your own. Get the home search process started today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch here.

Why You Should Consider Living in Scottsdale, Arizona  

Located in Maricopa County, Arizona, the city of Scottsdale officially uses the slogan "The West's Most Western Town. With a 2020 population of around 265,249, 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.

Scottsdale Economy and Employment Opportunities

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. 

Scottsdale SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION 

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.

There are also several highly-ranked private schools in Scottsdale to choose from including 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 other colleges throughout the Phoenix metro area.

Scottsdale ART & CULTURE

Scottsdale is renowned for its exciting arts scene with over 100 galleries, the Scottsdale Art Walk, and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts. Other cultural attractions include the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Musical Instrument Museum. You can experience art-driven events such as the free weekly Scottsdale ArtWalk, Canal Convergence, and Scottsdale Contemporary Month. Or, catch Broadway shows at our performing arts theaters or take a walking tour of public art installations in Old Town.

Also located in 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. In addition, Scottsdale is the site of the Cosanti Foundation, founded by the Italian architect and builder Paolo Soleri.

Scottsdale LUXURY RESORTS & SPAS

Scottsdale is known for its concentration of world-class, luxury resorts and spas such as The Phoenician, JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort And Spa, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa, Marriott Scottsdale Mcdowell Mountain, and CopperWynd Resort and Club, and others. 

Scottsdale SHOPPING 

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.  

Scottsdale Fine Dining

From top chefs to award-winning cuisine, these “Top 10 Restaurants for 2021” earned the highest food ratings in Phoenix/Scottsdale from Gayot.com (The Guide for The Good Life):

  1. Deseo (Latin American)
  2. Eddie V's Prime Seafood (steak and seafood) 
  3. The Mission (Latin American) 
  4. Nobuo at Teeter House Japanese, Asian, Izakaya)
  5. J & G Steakhouse Steakhouse, American, Seafood)
  6. Rancho Pinot (Contemporary, Californian, American)
  7. Roaring Fork (American Regional) 
  8. T.Cooks ( Modern American, Mediterranean)
  9. Vincent on Camelback (southwestern, French)
  10. Wright's at The Biltmore (Contemporary)

Other great restaurants in Scottsdale 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, just to name a few.

Scottsdale EVENTS 

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 more.

Scottsdale OUTDOOR RECREATION

Scottsdale has 103 great hiking trails, running trails, 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 Top-rated Golf Courses

 We-Ko-Pa Golf Club in Scottsdale

Scottsdale offers desert golf at its finest with over 50 top-rated golf courses, and more than 200 golf courses in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area combined. Some of the best golf clubs in Scottsdale include:

#1. 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.
#2. 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.
#3. 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.
#4. 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.
#5. 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.
#6. Grayhawk Golf Club - Among the top-rated public courses in Arizona with the Tom Fazio-designed Raptor Course having hosted the PGA Tour Frys.com 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.
#7. 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.
#8. 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.
#9. 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.

PHOENIX-SCOTTSDALE PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

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 Transportation

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. 

Partner With The Best Scottsdale REALTOR® - Cathy Carter

Whether you are interested in purchasing one of the beautiful homes in Scottsdale or it's time to list your current property, experience matters most in a changing market. With over two decades of local experience, Cathy is able to provide her clients with the kind of knowledge, skills, commitment, and personalized service they need and deserve. She understands that buying or selling a home is a significant financial and life decision and that her clients are looking for someone to work with whom they can trust. As your Scottsdale REALTOR®, Cathy will protect your best interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf, and do whatever is necessary to ensure the best results possible. 

Read what Cathy's valued clients have to say:

"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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If you are interested in purchasing Scottsdale real estate, Cathy would love to speak with you to discuss the type of home you have in mind and answer any questions you might have about properties, pricing, financing, and more. Feel free to contact Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch by email.  

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