Find The Best Homes Nearby For Sale

Buyers in the market for homes nearby for sale in the Phoenix East Valley will find a wide array of real estate options. From low-maintenance condos and townhomes, single-family homes in established neighborhoods and private gated developments, new construction homes, waterfront properties, golf course homes, horse properties to sprawling luxury estates, buyers looking to take advantage of low mortgage rates will find the home of their dreams in East Valley. In the competitive East Valley market, with more buyers than available inventory, getting pre-approved for a mortgage and working with a trusted agent are a few ways you can get a leg up. Buyers will need to enlist the services of the best REALTOR® nearby who’s familiar with the area and can help them uncover real estate nearby for sale and secure an offer. Cathy Carter is a luxury home specialist and a highly-rated East Valley real estate agent with over two decades of local experience. Cathy is very familiar with the different East Valley neighborhoods and communities and has all the resources at her fingertips to help her buyers find the home of their dreams.  Get the process started today by reaching out to Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here

On our easy-to-use website, you’ll be able to search the MLS for the most accurate and up-to-date listings for homes nearby for sale in the East Valley. View photos of available properties, find detailed real estate information, create a free account, save your search, and receive notifications of new listings that match your specific home criteria delivered directly to your email. Also, be sure to scroll down below to learn more about real estate near me in East Valley and the benefits of living in this vibrant region of the Phoenix metro area:

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If you would like more information on any of the above homes nearby for sale, please contact Cathy Carter, specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate.  As a licensed, East Valley REALTOR®, Cathy keeps her finger on the pulse of the market at all times and is the first to know when new inventory becomes available, ensuring that her buyers have the advantage they need in a competitive market. Offing in-depth local market knowledge, Cathy can inform you about the different neighborhoods, and communities, the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the region, school districts, surrounding area amenities and attractions, local community developments, and much more.


The Phoenix area residential real estate market is booming, recording the highest annual growth in values (17.1%)  among the nation’s largest metros, according to a recent market report by Zillow. Extreme demand driven by exceptionally low mortgage rates, demographic pressures, and pandemic trends has kept the housing market boiling as we moved into 2021, according to Zillow. “Homebuying demand has pushed the pedal to the metal for price appreciation this winter,” said Jeff Tucker, senior economist at Zillow. Buyers eager to secure more space and lock in today’s rock-bottom interest rates are having to move quickly and aggressively to win out in this competitive market.” One major demand driver keeping competition high and the market hot is the wave of millennials now entering their peak home-buying years. 

Now is the time to get started on your home search. Allow Cathy to streamline the process by putting together a list of homes nearby for sale that best match your specific home criteria. Cathy would love to speak with you to discuss the type of home you are looking for and answer any questions you might have about real estate nearby for sale, pricing, financing, and more. Feel free to contact Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch by email.  

Why Homebuyers Should Consider Living in The Phoenix East Valley

Phoenix and the East Valley have a lot to offer with year-round warm weather and sunshine, a healthy job market, exciting local culture and attractions, fabulous shopping and restaurants, a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities, 200 golf courses, 4 major sports teams, Cactus League spring training baseball, and a never-ending calendar of events and festivals. It's no wonder that so many people are moving to the region and why homes are in demand. The East Valley is a popular choice among young professionals, growing families, and retirees who desire close proximity to the amenities of a major city, yet prefer the comforts of suburban living. 

The Phoenix East Valley 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, First Solar, and many other great companies. 

Phoenix East Valley Communities

Explore the East Valley Communities of Scottsdale, Chandler, Sun Lakes, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Tempe, Mesa, and Ahwatukee below:


The city of Scottsdale is located in the stunning Sonoran Desert at the foot of the McDowell Mountains. Beautiful surroundings, world-class resorts & spas, art & culture galore, great shopping & restaurants, popular annual events (Phoenix Open Golf Tournament, Barrett-Jackson Auto Show, and Scottsdale International Film Festival), over 50 golf courses, top-rated schools, and plenty of outdoor activities make Scottsdale a great place to live and buy a home. From urban condos to multi-million dollar luxury estates with fabulous views, Scottsdale has something for every lifestyle and buyer. You'll find an impressive selection of real estate in Scottsdale in top communities like Gainey Ranch, Mcdowell Mountain Ranch, Grayhawk, Troon North, and Paradise Valley (located just outside the city), just to name a few. 


Chandler is a family-oriented suburban city known for its world-class shopping (Chandler Fashion Center), fabulous restaurants, nationally acclaimed A-rated school district, top-rated golf courses, and numerous outdoor recreation options. Chandler’s high-tech Price Road Corridor is home to Intel Corp, Microchip Technologies, Paypal, and other major companies. Buyers will discover an impressive selection of Arizona homes for sale in Chandler in top communities like Ocotillo East (multiple subdivisions), Fulton Ranch, Fox Crossing, Trovita, Tuscany, Ray Ranch Estates, and Circle G Riggs Homestead Ranch just to name a few.

Sun Lakes

Sun Lakes is a premier, master-planned retirement community for active adults. The community includes 5 distinct golf and country club subdivisions: Sun Lakes #1 (the original neighborhood), Palo Verde (gated), Cottonwood, Ironwood (gated), and Oakwood (gated). Residents enjoy a vast array of resort-style amenities including five golf courses, restaurants, heated community pools, tennis & pickleball courts, fitness centers, driving ranges, lakes stocked for fishing, miles of walking paths, dozens of clubs, planned activities, events, and more. From cozy villas on the golf course to single-family homes with guest casitas to spacious homes with plenty of room for entertaining, Sun Lakes has the perfect home to fit your individual needs and lifestyle. 


One of the fastest-growing towns in the U.S., Gilbert is home to a vibrant heritage District, SanTan Village outdoor shopping, an exciting culinary scene, a highly acclaimed school district, and plenty of outdoor activities for all age groups. Major employers in Gilbert include GoDaddy, B H Drywall, Banner Health, Isagenix International, Northrop Grumman, Silent-Aire, Morgan Stanely, Merrill Lynch, and Deloitte, just to name a few. A beautiful selection of homes for sale in Gilbert can be found in top communities like Val Vista Lakes, Power Ranch, Seville, Finely Farms, Stone Creek, and Layton Lakes, just to name a few. 

Queen Creek

Queen Creek is a rapidly-growing suburb located in the southeast corner of Maricopa County, with some overlap into Pinal County. The community offers a family-friendly, low-key lifestyle with plenty of open spaces and natural desert beauty, an excellent school system, and easy access to East Valley employment hubs. You'll find an impressive array of homes for sale in Queen Creek featured in top communities like Ironwood Crossing, Saddlewood Estates, Queen Creek Ranchettes, Circle G, Sossaman Estates, Ashe Creek Estates, Cortina, and Meridan, just to name a few. 

San Tan Valley

Home to nearly 120,000 people, San Tan Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in northern Pinal County and only a few miles from major East Valley employment hubs. San Tan Valley homes for sale offer the best of both worlds: convenient access to city amenities and a laid-back, small-town lifestyle that makes the most of its scenic, Sonoran Desert surroundings. The community was named after the nearby San Tan Mountain Regional Park with more than 10,000 acres of rugged wilderness and peaks that reach up to 2,500 feet. Buyers will find a wide range of homes for sale featured in top communities like Johnson Ranch, Iron Crossing, Encanterra, San Tan Heights, Shea Homes at Johnson Farms, Pecan Creek, Skyline Ranch, The Parks, San Tan Ridge, The Meadows, Whitewing at San Tan Magma, Copper Basin, and Queen Creek Ranchos, just to name a few. 


The city of Tempe has a lively downtown brimming with restaurants, stores, galleries, clubs, and nightlife and is also home to the main campus of Arizona State University. Major employers in Tempe include State Farm, Insight, Chase, GoDaddy, Northern Trust, Medtronic, Honeywell, Silicon Valley Bank, Avnet, ADP, and Viasat, just to name a few. Buyers will find a wide range of residential choices in Tempe from condos and single-family homes to luxury estates tucked away in private golf course and waterfront communities. Some of the most sought-after communities in Tempe include Alta Mira, Sandahl, Tally Ho Farms, Camelot Village, Warner Estates, Raintree, Dava-Lakeshore, Sunburst Farms, and Corona Del Sol, just to name a few. 


The third-largest city in Arizona, Mesa offers the exciting urban amenities of a larger city while maintaining the feel of a suburban community. Mesa has a rich cultural heritage and is currently experiencing tremendous economic growth due to the expansion of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport attracting many new businesses to the area. The city is currently home to several major companies like Apple, Bridgestone, FUJIFILM, Mitsubishi, and Boeing, just to name a few. From upscale urban dwellings in the heart of things to sprawling luxury estates with breathtaking views, Mesa real estate accommodates every lifestyle and buyer. Some of the best communities in Mesa include Las Sendas, Alta Mesa, Red Mountain Ranch, Eastmark, Highland Ridge, Trovita Estates, Keighley Place, Hermosa Estates, Bella Via, Villas at Montana Vista, Lehi Crossing, Mountain Bridge, and Mulberry, just to name a few. 


Ahwatukee is the southernmost village of Phoenix and considered to be part of East Valley. Known for its rugged natural beauty, picturesque mountain views, and charming small-town feel, Ahwatukee is situated at the base of South Mountain Park and Preserve, which stretches along its northern border.  Ahwatukee offers scenic mountain views and lush Sonoran Desert vegetation along with convenient shopping, dining, and recreation options, with easy access to miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding in South Mountain Park and Preserve. Desirable communities in Ahwatukee include Ahwatukee Foothills, Foothills Club West, Camelot Ridge, Foothills Ridge, Desert Foothills Villas, Calabrea Foothills, Canyon Springs, Reserve At Mountain Trails, Oasis In The Foothills, Mountain Ranch Estates, and Hamilton Homes At Lakewood, just to name a few.  

East Valley Schools and Education

For parents with school-age children, East Valley has a number of nationally-recognized school districts filled with top-rated schools, including Chandler Unified School District, Gilbert Unified School DistrictKyrene School DistrictHigley Unified School DistrictTempe Union High School District, and Mesa Unified School District, 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 education possible. There are also plenty of higher education opportunities throughout the East Valley including Arizona State University, which is located in Tempe.  

Phoenix Metro Area Amenities

Metro Phoenix offers numerous outdoor recreational opportunities for all age groups. Hiking, biking, climbing, horseback riding, and golfing are among the most popular activities, which can 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.  

The Phoenix metro area hosts hundreds of annual events such as the popular Waste Management Phoenix Open (best-attended golf tournament in the world) and the Barret Jackson Auto Show in Scottsdale, just to name a few. 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.

The Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) play their home games at Chase Field. The Phoenix Suns play in the NBA's Pacific Division and play their games at Talking Stick Arena.  The Arizona Cardinals are a professional football team (NFL) based in Phoenix and play at State Farm Stadium and the Arizona Coyotes are a professional hockey league team based in Glendale. The Phoenix Mercury is a professional women's basketball team (WNBA) based in Phoenix and plays at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Other major sporting teams/events in the Phoenix metro area include PGA and LPGA golf, NASCAR and NHRA racing, and major marathons.

Public transportation in the Phoenix East Valley is provided by Valley Metro, which includes trains, buses, and a rideshare program. Valley Metro Rail is a 20-mile light rail that runs through north-central Phoenix, downtown, and eastward through Tempe and Mesa. Major airports serving East Valley residents include Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport located in South Mesa and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport located in Phoenix. 

Partner with The Best REALTOR® Nearby - Cathy Carter 

Whether you are interested in homes nearby for sale or it's time to list your current property in the East Valley, experience matters most in an ever-evolving market. Serving the Phoenix East Valley since 1994, Cathy Carter provides the kind of local knowledge, skills, dedication, and personalized service you need when buying or selling a home. Her personal approach to the real estate process allows Cathy to connect with her clients and uncover the perfect home for them in the area they want to live in. One of the things Cathy actually loves most about being a real estate agent is being able to share the joy her clients feel when they find the home of their dreams. 

For sellers, Cathy will create a competitive marketing strategy that exposes your home to the public, to other agents through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), other cooperative marketing networks, and open houses for agents. Your listing will also appear on all the most popular real estate sites where buyers spend hours a day looking at homes such as, Zillow, Trulia, REMAX, Redfin, and dozens of others In addition, your home will be featured on Cathy’s own highly-trafficked website: As your listing agent, Cathy will get your home sold quickly and for the best price.

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, knowledgable, 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 best interests, negotiate on your behave, advocate for you, and go the extra mile to ensure the best results possible. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling real estate in the Phoenix East Valley, please give Cathy Carter a call at (480) 459-8488 or you can reach her by email.  


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