Distinctive Luxury Homes in Scottsdale

Homebuyers who are currently in the market to purchase luxury real estate in the Phoenix metro area will want to explore luxury homes in Scottsdale Arizona. Some of the most prestigious, luxury communities in Scottsdale include Estancia, Silverleaf, Desert Mountain, Desert Highlands, Arcadia, Mirabel, Troon North, and Whisper Rock, just to name a few. Each of the luxury home communities in Scottsdale features its own assortment of upscale amenities such as exclusive golf club memberships, exciting clubhouse activities and social events, tennis and fitness facilities, resort-style swimming pools and spas, private-gated entry, and more. Scottsdale itself offers a quality lifestyle with world-class shopping and fine dining destinations, luxury resorts and spas, exciting art and culture, 50 top-rated golf courses, an abundance of outdoor recreation options, and popular annual events and festivals such as the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction, and Waste Management Phoenix Open, among others. 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 ranking among the top school districts in the country. In order to gain access to the most valuable luxury real estate in Scottsdale Arizona, buyers will need to partner with a qualified agent. Cathy Carter is proud to be a trusted Scottsdale REALTOR® and luxury real estate specialist for the past 25 years - offering her guidance and expertise to buyers and sellers. Cathy has all the information and resources to help you explore your options and find the perfect home for your lifestyle needs. Feel free to give Cathy a call 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 would like more information about any of the luxury homes in Scottsdale Arizona listed above, please contact Cathy Carter. As a top-rated Scottsdale REALTOR®, Cathy keeps her finger on the pulse of the market at all times is the first to know when new luxury real estate in Scottsdale becomes available, ensuring that her buyers have access to the most valuable properties and securing an offer.    

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Enlisting the services of a knowledgeable Scottsdale REALTOR® like Cathy can prove invaluable when shopping for a luxury home. Serving luxury buyers and sellers in Scottsdale and the surrounding areas since 1994, Cathy is able to provide an insider’s view of the market and valuable insight into the most desirable neighborhoods and communities. She can inform you about the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the region, school districts and nearby private schools, surrounding area amenities, local community developments, and more. As your real estate agent, Cathy will  

✓  Notify you of new luxury listings in Scottsdale that meet your criteria and coming soon listings
✓  Schedule private showings of luxury Scottsdale 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!  

Cathy would love to speak with you to discuss the type of home you have in mind and answer any questions you may have about specific luxury properties in Scottsdale, pricing, financing, and so forth. Get started on finding your dream home today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can reach her by email.  

Why Homebuyers Should Consider Living in Scottsdale, Arizona 

Scottsdale’s world-class shopping and dining destinations, luxury resorts and spas, exciting art and culture, beautiful neighborhoods and communities, excellent school system, over 50 top-rated golf courses, numerous outdoor recreation options, and popular annual events and festivals all add up to a great place to call home.

The City of Scottsdale Overview

A vibrant and affluent city in the Phoenix metro area, 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 Arizona is the Scottsdale Airpark anchored by the Scottsdale Airport. The Scottsdale Airpark encompasses an 8.6 square mile area with over 2,900 businesses that employ more than 51,000 people. The airpark is headquarters to prestigious companies like GoDaddy, AXON (Taser), JDA Software, Nautilus Insurance, Quicken Loans, CVS Caremark, and Vanguard. 

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. A large portion of Scottsdale Road in the Shea Corridor has been dubbed the "Resort Corridor" due to the many upscale resorts that line the street. 

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.

Luxury Resorts & Spas

Scottsdale is known for its concentration of world-class, luxury resorts such as The PhoenicianJW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort And SpaHyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey RanchThe Westin Kierland Resort and SpaFour Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon NorthOmni Scottsdale Resort and SpaMarriott Scottsdale Mcdowell Mountain, and CopperWynd Resort and Club, and others 

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 and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. You can experience art-driven events like the free weekly 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. 

Activities & Events 

Scottsdale is a hotbed of activity with numerous popular events that take place throughout the year such as the Scottsdale ArtWalkFiesta BowlRock ‘n Roll Arizona MarathonBarrett-Jackson Car AuctionWestworld of ScottsdaleScottsdale Culinary FestivalScottsdale Civic Center MallScottsdale Arabian Horse ShowArizona Diamondbacks Spring TrainingSalt River Fields at Talking Stick, and Scottsdale Fashion Week, and more.

Shopping & Dining

Scottsdale provides some of the best shopping in Arizona with more than 2,500 luxury retailers, 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 has some of the best restaurants in the greater Phoenix area, such as Dominick's SteakhouseOrange SkyMastro's Ocean ClubMastro's SteakhouseOcean 44Eddie V's Prime SeafoodAtlas BistroTalavera, and FnB Restaurant, just to name few. 

Outdoor Recreation

For the outdoor enthusiast, McDowell Sonoran Preserve located in North Scottsdale and 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. While Camelback Mountain isn’t technically in Scottsdale, it’s only a few blocks away from Scottsdale Fashion Square mall and is one of the most popular mountains to hike for locals and visitors alike.

World-Class Golf Courses

Troon North Golf Club

For the avid golfer, Scottsdale is home to over 50 top-notch golf courses and is considered to be one of the world's leading golf destinations. Some of the highest-rated golf clubs in Scottsdale include Gainey Ranch Golf ClubWhisper Rock Golf ClubEstancia Golf ClubTroon North Golf ClubMcDowell Mountain Golf ClubGrayhawk Golf ClubEagle Mountain Golf ClubOrange Tree Golf ResortThe Phoenician Golf ClubLegend Trail Golf ClubThe Boulders Golf ClubWestin Kierland Golf Club, and We-ko-pa Golf Club, among others.

Phoenix-Scottsdale Professional Sports

For sports fans, the Phoenix-Scottsdale area offers a wide variety of professional sports and events such as the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) /Chase FieldPhoenix Suns (NBA)Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)ASU Sun Devil FootballASU Cardinals FootballPhoenix International Raceway (NASCAR)Turf Paradise (Thoroughbred Racing)Waste Management Phoenix Open, and The Cactus League Spring Training Baseball.

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. 

Scottsdale Residential Utilities and Services

The City of Scottsdale has several private and public residential utility providers:

Partner with Trusted Luxury Scottsdale REALTOR® - Cathy Carter 

Whether you're interested in luxury homes in Scottsdale Arizona, or it's time to list your current property, experience matters most in a changing market. With over two decades of local real estate experience, Cathy Carter provides the kind of knowledge, skills, dedication, and personalized service you need and deserve. Cathy understands that buying or selling a luxury home is a major financial and life decision and that you are looking for someone you can trust. She will be there to protect your interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf, and be your trusted guide and advisor from start to finish.   

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, 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 works hard for her clients and will always go the extra mile to ensure a smooth transaction with the best results possible. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling luxury real estate in Scottsdale Arizona, please give Cathy a call today at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.

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RE/MAX Real Estate & Luxury Homes
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Gilbert, AZ. 85233
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