Discover New Homes for Sale in San Tan Valley AZ 

Buyers interested in purchasing a brand new home in the Southeast Valley will want to consider new homes for sale in San Tan Valley AZ. Located about an hour southeast of Phoenix in Pinal County is San Tan Valley, one of the fastest-growing communities in Arizona. A bedroom community consisting primarily of master-planned developments, San Tan Valley is bordered on the west by San Tan Mountain Regional Park. The park provides scenic mountain vistas and over 8 miles of recreational trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding along with an educational area detailing the lives of the desert tortoise. San Tan Valley is also home to the popular annual Arizona Renaissance Festival. From golfing to nature tours to organic farms to festivals, there’s always something fun and exciting going on for families in San Tan Valley. Residents enjoy easy access to shopping, dining, entertainment, and major employment centers. Buyers will discover an impressive selection of new real estate in San Tan Valley AZ by some of the region's top builders, including Archer Meadows by Meritage Homes, Preserve at San Tan by Toll Brothers, Laurel Ranch by Richmond American Homes, The Foothills at San Tan Ridge - Estate Series by Meritage Homes, and Encanterra a Trilogy Resort Community by Shea Homes-Trilogy (within Queen Creek boundary). Because new homes for sale in San Tan Valley AZ tend to sell rather quickly, buyers will want to work with a qualified agent who can help them navigate the market and secure an offer. Cathy Carter is a  highly-rated REALTOR® in San Tan Valley AZ with over 25 years of experience. Highly knowledgeable, Cathy has all the information and resources at her fingertips to ensure a successful new home buying experience. Get the process started today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or by email.  

On our website, you will be able to search for new homes for sale in San Tan Valley AZ. View photos of available properties, create a free account, save your search, and receive notifications of new listings that match your specific home criteria delivered directly to your email. Browse new real estate in San Tan Valley AZ below and learn more about the different new home communities and the San Tan Valley lifestyle: 

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If you would like more information about new homes for sale in San Tan Valley AZ or to schedule a showing, please contact top-rated REALTOR® in San Tan Valley AZ - Cathy Carter, specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. As a dedicated, full-time real estate agent, Cathy keeps her finger on the pulse of the local market at all times and is the first to know when new real estate in san tan valley, az becomes available, ensuring that her buyers have access to the most desirable properties and securing an offer.

In May 2021, San Tan Valley home prices were up 38.8% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $365K. On average, homes in San Tan Valley sell after 18 days on the market compared to 30 days last year. There were 273 homes sold in May this year, up from 253 last year. Cathy can help you choose from the most desirable new home communities in San Tan Valley and inform you about the types of homes and features offered, the builders, school districts, surrounding area amenities, nearby attractions, community developments, and so much more. Get started on your home search today by calling Cathy at (480) 459-8488 or send her an email.  

More About New Homes For Sale in San Tan Valley AZ

Communities featuring new real estate in San Tan Valley AZ include: 

Archer Meadows - Classic Series by Meritage Homes

Residents of Archer Meadows will enjoy playing on the disc golf course, swimming in the community pool, and cooking on the barbecues. Archer Meadows is a gated community with RV gates and RV parking available on select homesites. Homes start at $349,990 and come with 3-4 beds, 2 baths, up to 1,572 Sq.ft., and a 2 car garage. Community amenities include a clubhouse, pool, playground, basketball court, park, greenbelt

Preserve at San Tan - Papago Collection by Toll Brothers

Toll Brothers brings the best of design to the San Tan Valley. The Papago Collection presents an ideal balance of design and luxury, offering gorgeous single-family homes ranging from 1,672 to 2,612 square feet. Dynamically diverse home designs including Spanish, Farmhouse, Modern, Contemporary Farmhouse, and Ranch style architecture. Five unique home designs offer home offices, versatile flex rooms, lofts, and outdoor living spaces. In addition, homeowners will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of living in a peaceful setting close to nature while having excellent shopping, and fantastic dining options just minutes away. Home designs focus on indoor and outdoor living and entertaining spaces. Community amenities include parks, basketball court, bocce call court.

Buildable plans include:

  • Cordova Plan  from $415,995
    3 beds, 2 baths, 1,672 sq. ft.
  • Chapin Plan from $432,995
    4 beds. 3 bath, 1,991 sq. ft.
  • Laurens Plan from $442,995
    3 beds, 3 baths, 2,212 sq. ft.
  • Peletier Plan from $452,995
    3 beds, 3 baths,  2,331 sq. ft.
  • Kenly Plan from $472,995
    4 beds, 3 baths, 2,612 sq. ft.

Laurel Ranch by Richmond American Homes

Welcome home to Laurel Ranch. This exceptional new community in San Tan Valley showcases five eye-catching ranch-style floor plans, including three with attached RV garages and two with 3-car garages, plus optional detached RV garages. The beautiful new homes offer open, inviting layouts and an array of interior and exterior design options. Residents will appreciate community parks, playgrounds, and trails, as well as easy access to area amenities, including San Tan Mountain Regional Park, Golf Club at Johnson Ranch, and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. This must-see neighborhood also offers close proximity to SR-79.

Plans available, either to build or under construction include:

  • Augusta Plan from $481,990
    3 - 4 bed, 2 - 3 bath, 1,940 - 2,270 sq. ft.
    3-car garage 
  • Raleigh Plan from $490,990
    3 - 5 bed,  2 - 3 bath, 2,220 - 2,370 sq. ft.
    3-car garage, optional guest suite
  • Deacon Plan from $530,990
    3 - 4 bed,  2.5 bath, 2,390 sq. ft.
    3-car garage
  • Hanson Plan from $588,990
    3 - 4 bed, 2.5 - 3 bath, 2,580 sq. ft. 
    3 to 4-car garage
  • Harley Plan from $592,990
    3 - 5 bed, 2.5 - 4 bath, 2,740 - 3,190 sq. ft.
    3-car garage

The Foothills at San Tan Ridge - Estate Series by Meritage Homes

Coming soon to San Tan Valley from the high $200s. The Foothills at San Tan Ridge - Estate Series is now selling. This family-friendly community features a large park that includes a disc golf course, BBQs, fitness stations, and tot lots. Each home is built with innovative, energy-efficient features that cut down on utility bills so you can afford to do more living. Starting at $368,990, homes come with 3 - 4 beds, 2-3 full baths, up to 2,027 Sq.ft., and a 2 car garage.

Encanterra a Trilogy Resort Community by Shea Homes-Trilogy

Nestled near the San Tan Mountains, this resort community with select 55+ Trilogy neighborhoods is close to everything you love about greater Phoenix and has so much to offer right in the neighborhood. The two clubs, La Casa and The Algarve - create a resort lifestyle, with restaurants, event spaces, pools, a spa, sports courts, a championship 18-hole golf course, and more. 

  • The Resort Collection includes 3 available home plans ranging from 1,342-1,678 sq.ft., and priced from $366,000. 
  • The Italia Collection includes 4 available home plans ranging from 2,046-2,242 sq.ft., and priced from $490,000.

Why Homebuyers Should Consider Living in San Tan Valley

Home to nearly 96,692 (2020) residents, San Tan Valley is a premier community in the Phoenix metro area's Southeast Valley, situated only a few miles drive from Chandler, Gilbert, and Queen Creek. A major area attraction for residents and visitors alike is San Tan Mountain Regional Park, designed in 1986 to preserve open spaces and provide an escape from the fast-paced life of nearby Phoenix. The Park provides over 8 miles of easy to strenuous multi-use trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding - ranging from 1 to over 5 miles. You can also look for petroglyphs and native Sonoran plant and animal life from javelinas and coyotes to Gila monsters. Numerous events are held at the park throughout the year such as stargazing programs, with the park providing the telescopes.

Surrounding Phoenix Area

The capital city of Arizona, Phoenix is home to an estimated 4.5 million people - making it the sixth-most populated city in the U.S. Phoenix is the center around which 30 communities have grown in an area collectively known as the Valley of the Sun. The region offers an abundance of art and culture, fabulous shopping, a signature restaurant scene, exciting nightlife, outdoor activities, and numerous trails for hiking and biking, over 200 golf courses, popular annual events and festivals, major sporting events, Cactus League spring training baseball, and more. 

In recent years, downtown Phoenix has experienced a major renaissance with new restaurants, art galleries, retail shops, and all types of businesses popping up and spurring a series of new developments -  ranging from apartment complexes to new hotels and high-rises. Phoenix boasts a restaurant scene with cuisine from all over the world such as Korean, Cajun/Creole, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Indian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese, just to name a few.  

The downtown area is also home to numerous performing arts venues including the Phoenix Symphony Hall, which is home to the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, the Arizona Opera, and Ballet Arizona. Dozens of museums exist throughout the Valley: the Phoenix Art Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West, Hall of Flame Firefighting Museum, Arizona Science Center, and the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, among others. The Desert Botanical Garden is one of the few public gardens dedicated to desert plants and is acclaimed worldwide for its exhibits and educational programs. Right next door is the Phoenix Zoo, the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the country, and which developed an international reputation for its efforts in animal conservation.

Phoenix Area Employment 

The Phoenix metro area 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 bio-science 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 Phoenix area include Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, Republic Services, PetSmart, Apollo Group, Insight Enterprises, ON Semiconductor, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Amkor Technology, Swift Transportation, and First Solar, just to name a few. In-demand Industries in Phoenix include Construction, Professional and technical services, Information Technology, Transportation and warehousing, Health care and Social Assistance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing. For more information on occupational projections,  recent employment levels, and wages, please visit the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity.   

Top employers in the East Valley include Intel Corporation (2 campuses) Banner Health, Arizona State University, Mesa Unified School District, Wells Fargo, Walmart, Boeing Company, Gilbert Unified School District, Bank of America, and Chandler Unified School District.

San Tan Valley Schools and Education

San Tan Valley is home to several top-rated public schools, a handful of charter schools and private schools, and a community college. The community is served by two highly-acclaimed school districts, each with its own high school: Florence Unified School District (Poston Butte High School and San Tan Foothills High School) and J. O. Combs Unified School District (Combs High School). Also located in San Tan Valley is Central Arizona College, a multifaceted institution of higher education with nine campuses and centers strategically located throughout Pinal County. Central’s mission is to provide a vibrant environment centered on learning and learner success for students ranging from teenagers to those 55 and better, with the average age of Central’s student population in their mid-30’s

San Tan Valley Shopping and Dining

You'll find grocery stores, Walmart Super Store, Walgreens, and a variety of shops and retail stores in San Tan Valley. The closest shopping malls include Chandler Fashion Center (the second-largest mall in Arizona) located in Chandler (about 24 miles drive away), and San Tan Village, an open-air shopping center located in Gilbert (about 21 miles away). Some of the most popular restaurants in or near San Tan Valley:

San Tan Valley Outdoor Activities & Attractions

San Tan Mountain Regional Park is only a 15-minute drive from San Tan Valley, perfect for a wilderness excursion where you can enjoy hiking, biking, and a variety of events at the Visitors Center. Along the trails, vegetation changes from creosote bush flats to dense saguaro forests, and various types of wildlife may also be seen including reptiles, birds, and mammals. Situated in the park's northern portion is Goldmine Mountain, the highest point of any of the trails, offering incredible views. Every Spring in March, San Tan Valley hosts the popular Arizona Renaissance Festival, featuring a medieval amusement park with rides, games, jousting tournaments, feasts, and a myriad of performances. Located 10 minutes north of San Tan Valley is Schnepf Farms, where you can enjoy picking your own organic fruit and vegetables, mingle with farm animals at the petting zoo, and buy fresh baked goods and preserves from the bakery and country store. 

San Tan Valley Golf  

Golf Club at Johnson Ranch

San Tan Valley provides several outstanding options for golfers, including several top-rated courses and plenty of tee times to fit your schedule. The Links at Queen Creek Golf Course is a par 70 championship course with multiple tee boxes catering to all playing levels. It features five lakes and two running streams and offers daily rates, rental clubs, and the Ironwood Grill with a terrace overlooking the course. The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch is a quality, value-oriented daily fee club, with two very different nines.

Mountain nine offers elevated tees and stunning views while Valley nine offers generous fairways and longer holes. The golf club is also home to the Terrace Restaurant, a full-service eatery serving classic American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Encanterra Country Club features a par 72 Tom Lehman-designed course, set with panoramic views of the Superstition and San Tan mountains. The core layout feels away from distractions, and easily accommodates those looking to walk instead of ride. In this way, a heightened golf experience becomes the sole focus.

The Valley has over 200 golf courses to choose from. 

Phoenix Area Amenities

The Phoenix area 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 region offers a number of popular annual events and festivals such as the popular Waste Management Phoenix Open (best-attended golf tournament in the world), Barret Jackson Auto ShowArabian Horse ShowNASCAR Subway Fresh 500Fiesta Bowl ParadeZooLights at the Phoenix ZooDowntown Phoenix 4th of July CelebrationScottsdale Culinary Festival and Tour de Scottsdale Bike Ride, just to name a few.  

Phoenix is one of only 13 U.S. cities to have representatives of all four major professional sports leagues. Sports fans can watch professional basketball, football, hockey, and baseball teams as well as offseason spring training games held in the Phoenix metro area. 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. 

Baseball fans can enjoy Cactus League spring training baseball. With 10 facilities hosting 15 teams, the greater Phoenix area has the greatest concentration of professional baseball facilities found anywhere in the U.S. Other major sporting teams/events in the Phoenix area include PGA and LPGA golf, NASCAR and NHRA racing, and major marathons.

The Phoenix area offers plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking around the red butte formations in Papago Park. The iconic Hole-in-the-Rock features the main chamber that looks out over nearby lagoons and the distant downtown skyline. The trails in Papago Park are typically smooth with little elevation, providing easy access for walking, hiking, mountain biking, and trail running. 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. - attracting over 300,000 hikers every year.  

San Tan Valley Transportation 

Public transportation in the 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. The closest major airports serving San Tan Valley are Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa (13.6 miles away) and Sky Harbor International Airport (44 miles away).   

Partner with The Best REALTOR® in San Tan Valley - Cathy Carter

With a passion for real estate, Cathy has been serving home buyers and sellers in San Tan Valley and the surrounding area for over two decades. Cathy's personal approach to the real estate process allows Cathy to connect with her clients and uncover the right homes for them. Her clients appreciate her honesty and transparency and feel it helps them as they make important real estate decisions. Cathy understands that excellent communication is critical during every transaction and makes herself available to her clients whenever they have any questions or concerns. She promptly returns all 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, 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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Having a trusted professional like Cathy by your side means there is one less thing to worry about. She will protect your best interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf, and go the extra mile to ensure the best results possible. To find out more about new real estate in San Tan Valley AZ, or sell your current home, please contact Cathy Carter, the best REALTOR® - in San Tan Valley!

Partner with the Best Mesa REALTOR® - Cathy Carter

RE/MAX Cathy Carter Real Estate & Luxury Homes
Professional REALTOR®
RE/MAX Alliance Group 
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111 
Gilbert, AZ. 85233
Email or Call: 480‑459‑8488
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