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Located about 20 miles east of Phoenix, Mesa is the 3rd largest city in Arizona with a population of over half a million. Mesa is a bustling suburban city with a rich history, diverse local culture, stunning views of the Superstition Mountains & desert landscape, an excellent school system, an abundance of outdoor recreation, Cactus League spring training baseball, and home to 25 golf courses. Buyers interested in Mesa homes for sale near me will find a wide range of residential choices. Whether you're in the market for an upscale condo situated in the heart of things, a single-family home in a quiet neighborhood or gated community, new construction with the latest builder features, executive home on the golf course, waterfront property, or a sprawling luxury estate with spectacular views, you’ll find that real estate near me in Mesa runs the gamut. Buyers will want to work with a qualified real estate agent who can help them find the right home and secure an offer. Cathy Carter is a top Mesa REALTOR® in AZ  and a luxury home specialist with over 25 years of experience. Highly knowledgeable, Cathy is very familiar with the Mesa market and surrounding area. She has all the real estate tools and resources at her fingertips to help you find your dream home. Get the process started today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch with her by email.  

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If you would like more information about Mesa homes for sale near me or to schedule a private showing, please contact the best Mesa REALTOR® in AZ - Cathy Carter, specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate.  A dedicated, full-time real estate agent, Cathy keeps her finger on the pulse of the local market at all times. She is always the first to know when new inventory becomes available, ensuring that her buyers have the advantage they need in a competitive market. In June (2021), Mesa home prices were up 32.0% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $398K. On average, homes in Mesa sell after 19 days on the market, compared to 39 days last year. A total of 850 homes sold in June this year, down from 932 last year.

As a local Mesa expert, Cathy can help educate you on the most desirable neighborhoods and communities, the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the region, school districts, private schools, area amenities, nearby attractions, local community developments, and much more. Allow Cathy to streamline your home search by putting together a list of mesa homes for sale near me that best match your specific criteria in a home. She can also arrange private showings for those homes worth seeing in person. 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 properties, pricing, financing options, and more. Get the home search process today by calling Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch here.   

Why Homebuyers Should Consider Living in Mesa, AZ

The vibrant suburban city of Mesa is located in Southeast Valley in Maricopa County, AZ. Neighboring communities include Tempe on the west, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler and Gilbert on the south, and Queen Creek and Apache Junction on the east. Mesa is home to the largest relief airport in the Phoenix metro area - Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport as well as the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University.

Northeast Mesa is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the city, home to several golf communities and custom home enclaves along with more affordable areas. Neighborhoods in Northeast Mesa are among the most popular in the valley for road bicyclists, who flock to the Usery Pass Road and Bush Highway. The Desert Trails Bike Park is in the heart of the area with trails for all ages. Some of the most desirable communities in northeast Mesa include Las Sendas, Red Mountain Ranch, and Alta Mesa, just to name a few.  

Southeast Mesa is an upscale neighborhood that’s attracting many new home buyers and businesses. The ASU Polytechnic campus is located in southeast Mesa and attracts a younger crowd along with millennials, families, and retirees. Golf courses are abundant and many big recreational areas are close by.  Eastmark, the #1 best-selling master-planned community in Arizona, and Mulberry, another outstanding master-planned community, are both located in southeast Mesa.  

Economy and Jobs 

Mesa is part of the thriving East Valley tech corridor, which is home to industry leaders like Intel (2 campuses), GoDaddy, Infusionsoft, Clearlink, TEKsystems, Microchip Technologies, Vixxo, and many others. The region’s advanced business services sector, especially financial services, has grown extensively over the past 10 years, with companies like PayPal, GM Financial, and Toyota Financial Services generating thousands of jobs in the area. Located in South Mesa is the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, the largest relief airport in the Phoenix area. The expansion of the airport is bringing hundreds of new jobs to the area and fueling not only Mesa’s economy but the entire state of Arizona.

The largest employers in Mesa include Banner Health, Mesa Public Schools, The Boeing Company, City of Mesa, Drivetime Automotive Group Inc., 24-7 Intouch, AT&T, Maricopa County, Dexcom, Empire Southwest, Santander Consumer USA, Maricopa County Community College District, State of Arizona, MD Helicopters, United States Postal Service, SRP, Steward Healthcare, Nammo Talley Inc., ZF Group, Arizona State University, Flex Technology Group, Able Aerospace Services Inc., Verra Mobility, United States Department of the Army, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., Special Devices Inc., Fujifilm, National General Management Corp, Esurance, MDS Communications Corp, Strongfield Trimco Inc., United Parcel Service, Crescent Crown Distributing, Northrop Grumman, Allegiant Healthcare, and CMC Steel.  

Mesa Schools & Education

For parents with school-age kids, Mesa has some of the best primary education schools in Arizona.  There are 26 “A” ranked schools in Mesa and 13 “A+” School of Excellence laureates. The community is served by four school districts. Mesa Public Schools (MPS) is an award-winning district and serves the largest portion of the city. The largest school district by student enrollment in Arizona, MPS offers special programs to meet the needs of every learner, including back-to-basics, Montessori, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement (AP), and online learning. 

Gilbert Public Schools, the Higley Unified School District, and the Queen Creek Unified School District each serve a portion of southeast Mesa, with average ACT and SAT scores that beat both the state and national averages. The city has an impressive array of top-rated educational institutions and collaborative partnerships that focus on producing a workforce that is technologically prepared such as Mesa Community College, ASU Polytechnic Campus, East Valley Institute of Technology, Chandler-Gilbert Community College-Williams Campus, A.T. Still University, Northern Arizona University-Mesa, Benedictine University, Upper Iowa University, Wilkes University, Arizona College, Carrington College, DeVry University and Pima Medical Institute with ASU’s main campus in Tempe, just 5 minutes away.

Downtown Mesa

Downtown Mesa, the cityʼs central business district and original square-mile townsite is home to exciting cultural attractions, international restaurants & casual eateries, boutiques & locally-owned stores, sports bars, breweries, wineries, and exciting nightlife. Downtown Mesa has grown into vibrant, urban art and cultural center with three museums, an internationally award-winning performance arts center, an amphitheater, and art all over the downtown square mile. Downtown Mesa is home to the Mesa Amphitheater, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa Convention Center, Nile Theater, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Arizona museum of Natural History, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, and the I.D.E.A. Museum

Arts & Culture

Mesa has a lot to offer when it comes to local arts. Attend a local Broadway production or take an art class at Mesa Arts CenterSymphony of the Southwest is a local orchestra that performs throughout the year. Have a laugh at National Comedy Theatre Phoenix or participate in an improv workshop. Visit rotating exhibits at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. Head to the Mesa Amphitheater to catch live music concerts. Or explore art in Downtown Mesa by going on a walking sculpture tour to see the 36 unique pieces of art. Mesa has a multitude of museums and many of them are located within close proximity to one another. 

Visit the Arizona Museum of Natural History and learn about the natural and cultural history of the Southwest, and explore exhibits like Dinosaur Hall, Cultures of the Ancient Americas, and Arizona Through Time. Check out the prehistoric structures of the Hohokam civilization at Mesa Grande Cultural Park. Or, walk through preserved ruins and canals of the Hohokam at Park of the Canals.  Get up close to warplanes at Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum. Learn more about Mesa’s regional history at Mesa Historical Museum, or spend the day at i.d.e.a. Museum for young ones where they can explore the Tech Table, ArtVille, Black Light Room, Zen Den, and more.


Mesa has several great shopping options including Mesa Riverview, the city's largest retail center with over 30 brand-name retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshall's, Sports Authority, and others. Superstition Springs Center has more than 150 stores and eateries, an outdoor amphitheater that hosts a free concert series throughout the year, a double-decker carousel, and an indoor children's play area. The upscale Village Square at Dana Park features high-end retailers, several eateries with outdoor dining, fountains, and palm-tree-lined driveways. Mesa Marketplace Swap Meet offers a vast assortment of reasonably priced goods that you simply can't find anywhere else.


Mesa serves as a culinary gateway to the Phoenix metro area, with the region's neighboring farms providing seasonal goods for the city's many restaurants. From farm-to-fork, comfort foods, tapas, wine bars, craft breweries, and gastropubs, Mesa has it all. Central AZ Restaurant critic Dominic Armato selected his favorite restaurants around the Phoenix area and these are his picks for best restaurants in Mesa:

Outdoor Recreation

One of the best ways to explore Mesa is by hiking and biking its amazing trails. Mesa is surrounded by trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding with varying levels of difficulty and distances to choose from.  Below are some of the most popular trails to explore:  

  • Usery Mountain Regional Park: More than 29 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Park trails range in length from 0.2 miles to over 7 miles, and range in difficulty from easy to difficult. Trails here are popular because they offer enough elevation to experience spectacular vistas of the Valley. Entry fee. Detailed trail maps are available at the on-site Nature Center.
  • Lost Dutchman State Park: Several trails lead from the park into the Superstition Wilderness and surrounding Tonto National Forest. Take a stroll along the Native Plant Trail or hike the challenging Siphon Draw Trail to the top of the Flatiron. Entry fee. Day use and overnight camping are available.
  • San Tan Mountain Regional Park: More than eight miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Park trails range in length from 1.1 miles to over 5 miles, and range in difficulty from easy to strenuous. The trails within the San Tan Mountain Regional Park offer a unique perspective of the lower Sonoran Desert with wildlife, plant life, and scenic mountain views.
  • Tonto National Forest: Nearest areas for hiking include the Four Peaks and Superstition Wilderness areas. For detailed hiking locations, contact the Mesa Ranger Station. Tonto Pass is necessary for access.

Water Recreation

There are three lakes and two rivers within 30 minutes of Mesa where you can enjoy desert boating, fishing, rafting, kayaking, water skiing, wakeboarding, and jet skiing. Or, partake in a leisurely float along the cool waters of the Salt River in an innertube.

  • Apache Lake: 17 miles long with secluded coves.  Camping, boat rental, and storage are available. Day use areas on-site. Fees apply. Fish species: Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye.  
  • Canyon Lake: 28 miles of shoreline, 950 surface acres of water, and secluded coves. RV and tent camping, boat rental, and storage available. Day use areas and ramada rental on-site. Fees apply. Depth: 141 feet. Fish species: Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Yellow Bass. 
  • Roosevelt Lake: 112 miles of shoreline and 22,000 acres of surface water. RV park, camping, boat rental, and storage available. Fees apply. Depth: 300 feet (when full). Fish species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Bluegill, Crappie. Roosevelt Marina, 602-977-7170.
  • Saguaro Lake: 10 miles long and 22 miles of shoreline. Day use areas and Butcher Jones Beach. Boat rental and storage available. Fees apply. Depth: 100+ feet. Fish species: Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Rainbow Trout, Crappie.  
  • Salt River: The closest river to Mesa, most leisure recreation takes place in the lower and upper portions where outfitters operate guided water tours via kayak, raft, and inner tube. The river winds through the Tonto National Forest. Fishing permit required. Day use areas throughout.


Mesa has more than 40 miles of bike lanes paired with close access to a plethora of desert biking trails. Road biking enthusiasts soar down the popular Usery Pass Road toward Usery Mountain Regional Park with rows of saguaro cacti and desert brush at your side. Mesa's series of cyclist events and festivals, including El Tour de Mesa, provides the opportunity for residents and visitors to help celebrate the sport throughout the year. Usery Mountain Regional Park offers more than 29 miles of trails for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. San Tan Mountain Regional Park offers more than eight miles of trails for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. The trails within San Tan Mountain Regional Park offer a unique perspective of the lower Sonoran Desert with wildlife, plant life, and scenic mountain views.  


 Las Sendas Golf Course

For golf enthusiasts, Mesa is home to 25 golf courses include one municipal course (Dobson Ranch Golf Course).  In addition, there are another 75 golf courses within 20 miles of Mesa, including 55 public, 3 municipal, 3 PL, and 14 private courses. Red Mountain Ranch Country Club is rated the best course in Mesa. Mesa golf courses, both public and private, include:  

MLB Cactus League Spring Training

Baseball fans will love living in Mesa, as the city hosts two Major League Baseball (MLB) teams for spring training as part of the Cactus League. With over 200 MLB games played in 30 days, fans from all over the country come to see their favorite teams play, and tickets often sell out weeks in advance! Watch the Chicago Cubs (MLB) train at Sloan Park. Or head to Hohokam Stadium and enjoy America’s favorite pastime watching the Oakland Athletics (MLB). Other Phoenix suburbs like Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, Goodyear, Surprise, and Peoria also host teams for MLB Spring Training.

Phoenix Metro Area Professional Sports

The Phoenix metro area is home to four Major League sports teams plus a professional WNBA team. 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 Resort 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 also plays at Talking Stick Resort Arena. 

Getting Around Mesa & Beyond  

Public transportation in Mesa makes it easy to get around the city and nearby Phoenix suburbs. The Valley MetroRail runs from northwest Phoenix, through Tempe, and all the way to east Mesa, making commuting a breeze. The Mesa Downtown BUZZ is a free neighborhood bus that transports passengers to major bus routes and attractions like the Mesa Arts Center, Downtown Mesa, Mesa Public Library, and more. For long-distance travel, Mesa has its very own commercial Airport, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, and the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is only about a 20-minute drive away from the center of town.

Partner with The Best  REALTOR® in Mesa - Cathy Carter 

A dedicated real estate agent with a passion for real estate, Cathy has been serving home buyers and sellers in Mesa and the surrounding area for over two decades. Cathy provides the kind of knowledge, skills, expertise, and exemplary service you need and deserve. She understands how important good communication is during a transaction and is available to her clients whenever they have questions or concerns, promptly returning all phone calls, texts, and emails. 

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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Whether you are ready to search homes in Mesa for sale or it's time to sell your current property, having a trusted professional like Cathy by your side means there's one less thing to worry about. She will protect your best interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf, and do whatever is necessary to ensure the best results possible. Feel free to contact Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch by email.

 Partner with the Best Mesa REALTOR® - Cathy Carter

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RE/MAX Alliance Group 
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111 
Gilbert, AZ. 85233
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