Explore North Phoenix Real Estate

While North Phoenix, Arizona has no official, separate status, it typically refers to the urban villages of Paradise Valley, North Mountain, Deer Valley, Desert View, and North Gateway. The region offers the best of both worlds: family-oriented communities and easy access to downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale within minutes. The rapid growth of North Phoenix has fueled numerous master-planned communities offering a wide range of residential choices. From condos and townhomes, patio homes on the golf course, single-family homes in established neighborhoods, new construction homes in planned developments brimming with amenities, gorgeous custom homes tucked away in golf course communities to sprawling luxury estates with spectacular views, you're certain to find North Phoenix real estate to fit your lifestyle and needs. Buyers will want to enlist the services of a qualified agent who can help them navigate the market and uncover the most valuable North Phoenix homes for sale. Cathy Carter is a luxury home specialist and a highly-rated REALTOR® in North Phoenix. with over 27 years of local experience. Intimately familiar with the area, Cathy has all the resources and information to help you explore your options and find your dream home. Get the process started today by contacting Cathy 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 North Phoenix homes for sale - listings updated daily. You can view photos of available properties, find detailed real estate information, create a free account, 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 North Phoenix real estate, and living in this rapidly-growing community: 

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If you would like more information on any of the above listings on North Phoenix real estate, or to schedule a private showing, please contact Cathy Carter, specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. An experienced REALTOR® in North Phoenix, Cathy keeps her finger on 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 to secure an offer on the perfect home.

More About North Phoenix Real Estate 

North Phoenix has numerous communities featuring a variety of architectural styles, each offering its own unique set of amenities. Communities in North Phoenix are typically governed by an HOA that charges fees to support the maintenance of common areas and facilities. Some subdivisions and master-planned communities have multiple HOAs (or at least separate rules and fee structures) for gated and non-gated sections and/or areas with single-family homes, condos, or patio homes. 

North Phoenix Neighborhoods and Subdivisions

  • 24 North: Urban-inspired, freestanding, courtyard villas tucked into the burgeoning suburbs along Norterra Parkway  
  • Amber Hills: A small neighborhood among several, west of I-17
  • Anthem Country Club: Exclusive homes in a gated community 
  • Anthem Parkside: A premier master-planned community 
  • Anthem Parkside: Arroyo Grande 
  • Anthem Parkside: Circle Mountain 
  • Anthem Parkside: Paseo - Patio homes & walkable streets   
  • Anthem Parkside: The Landing – Privacy & views 
  • Anthem: The Village at Anthem - Condos 
  • Arroyo Norte: New & nestled into the mountains 
  • Carefree Crossing: A mid-sized community with both gated and non-gated sections.
  • Desert Hills: Wide-open desert land & sky 
  • Dynamite Mountain Ranch: One of the larger communities in North Phoenix, centrally located near the I-17
  • Fireside at Norterra: A master-planned community with single-family homes, condos, and backs up against the Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve 
  • La Solana:  A compact neighborhood with easy access to I-17 and the Happy Valley area 
  • New River: Isolation, space & amazing views. Homes surround stunning Gavilan Peak and offer mountain views in many directions.   
  • Sonoran Commons: New with some 1/4-acre lots, a quick hop to I-17 and the shopping areas of North Phoenix 
  • Sonoran Foothills: One of the larger HOA-governed communities in the North Valley with more amenities than most nearby communities 
  • Sonoran Foothills:  Desert Village - A gated enclave of condos within the much larger Sonoran Foothills subdivision 
  • Stetson Hills: Near schools and hiking trails 
  • Stoneledge at North Canyon: Hillside community overlooking I-17, just south of Carefree Highway, with stunning views of the entire North Valley 
  • Tramonto: Architecture varies from urban-like patio homes to sprawling hillside homes, offers stunning views and lots of open space, and close to I-17
  • Valley Vista: Large community near shopping & hiking 

What it's like Living in North Phoenix, Arizona

While Phoenix is the fastest-growing city in the country, North Phoenix happens to be the fastest-growing region of the city. Boasting plenty of shopping, restaurants, award-winning schools, upscale businesses, retail centers, new housing developments, and upgraded interstate and freeway systems, North Phoenix is a great place to settle down and buy a home. 

North Phoenix Schools & Education

For parents of school-age children, North Phoenix is primarily served by the highly-regarded Paradise Valley Unified School District  (PVSchools), one of the largest school districts in Arizona. PVSchools has 27 elementary schools, one K-8 school, seven middle schools for 7th and 8th grades, and five high schools for grades 9-12, two alternative schools, and one comprehensive online school.

  • All elementary schools include free full-day kindergarten.
  • High schools offer dual enrollment and college credits.
  • PVOnline, an accredited online instructional provider, offers courses for grades 1-12. A student may attend school entirely online and still participate in athletics and other extracurricular activities with the school located within their school boundaries.  
  • At each level – elementary, middle, and high school – the district has Title I schools. 

The district offers a variety of educational choice programs, including K-12 International Baccalaureate, AVID, Core Knowledge, S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), Gifted, CREST (Center for Research, Engineering, Science and Technology), Digital Learning Center, fine arts, The North Valley Arts Academies, career & technical education, Advanced Placement, before and after-school programs, sports, and extracurricular activities for all ages. The main public postsecondary institution serving North Phoenix is Paradise Valley Community College, with numerous college and university campuses situated throughout the valley. 

North Phoenix Shopping

North Phoenix provides convenient access to a number of great shopping destinations: Paradise Valley Mall, located at Tatum Boulevard and Cactus Road, is a significant shopping center anchored by Macy’s along with specialty stores like Sunglass Hut, The Children's Place, Victoria’s Secret, and more. Kierland Commons, a major upscale, master-planned shopping, residential, and resort community, is located on the eastern edge of Phoenix, on the border with Scottsdale. Desert Ridge Marketplace, located north of Loop 101 on Tatum Boulevard, is anchored by AMC Theatres, Barnes & Noble, Old Navy, and Target. The outdoor lifestyle center features premier shopping, chef-driven restaurants, entertainment, and more.

North Phoenix Outdoor Recreation 

North Phoenix is the gateway to an abundance of recreational amenities, mountain preserves, desert trail systems, Lake Pleasant Regional Park, and Northern Arizona.  The area has a tremendous amount of open space for a metro area, including several parks with designated mountain hiking trails. Lake Pleasant Regional Park is the only regional park in the Maricopa County Park system with a lake, where you can enjoy a variety of watersports such as boating, sailing, skiing, fishing, and kayaking. The park also has several trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. For North Phoenix residents, this nearby water paradise has become a Sonoran Desert treasure located just 20 minutes off I-17.

The expansive Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve spans 21,500 acres with more than 33 square miles that wind through and around several communities in North Phoenix. There are approximately 34 miles of well-maintained trails, with three separate trailheads around the Valley, perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The 2,922-acre Cave Creek Regional Park offers sweeping views in all directions along with more than 11-miles of joint-use trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.  

North Phoenix Golf 

With close to 200 courses and great golf weather throughout most of the year, the Phoenix/Scottsdale area is one of the most popular golf destinations in the world. Top-rated golf courses closest to North Phoenix include Paradise Valley Golf ClubTPC ScottsdaleCave Creek Golf ClubOrange Tree Golf ClubStone Creek Golf ClubWildfire Golf Club, and Arizona Biltmore Golf Club.

Professional Sports & Events

For sports fans, the Phoenix-Scottsdale area offers a wide variety of professional sports & 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.

North Phoenix Transportation

Many North Phoenix residents commute by car to work in central Phoenix or other Valley cities. Major east-west arterial streets include Bell Road, Union Hills Drive, Greenway Road, and Thunderbird Road. Major north-south streets include 7th, 19th, and 35th Avenues; 7th, 24th, and 40th Streets; and Tatum Boulevard. Major highways serving the area include Interstate 17, State Route 101 (Loop 101), and State Route 51. Valley Metro provides public bus service throughout the area and Valley Metro RAPID buses (use of freeways to link suburbs with central Phoenix) have stops near Bell Road and I-17 and Route 51. Phoenix Deer Valley Airport handles general and corporate aviation and is the busiest airport of its type in the country. The closest major airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, located south 22.8 miles via AZ-51 N.

Partner with Highly-rated REALTOR® in North Phoenix - Cathy Carter

Whether you are interested in North Phoenix homes for sale, or it's time to list your current property, you need an agent who possesses extensive, local market knowledge and the dependability to lead you through your entire real estate transaction. Cathy Carter is an award-winning REALTOR® in North Phoenix who cares about her clients and works extremely hard for them. Serving buyers and sellers in the area since 1994, Cathy provides the kind of knowledge, skills, dedication, and personalized service you need when buying or selling a home. 

Read what Cathy’s valued clients have to say:

“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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You can count on Cathy to protect your interests, advocate for you, negotiate like a pro on your behalf, and go the extra mile to ensure the best results possible. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling North Phoenix real estate, please contact Cathy today at (480) 459-8488, or you can get in touch by email


RE/MAX Alliance Group 
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111 
Gilbert, AZ.  85233 
Cell: 480-459-8488 
Toll-Free: 800-519-5578



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