Phoenix REALTOR® | Real Estate

Posted by Cathy Carter on Sunday, April 19th, 2020 at 10:27am.

Phoenix realtor

Phoenix REALTOR® | Real Estate

Phoenix is the capital city of Arizona and the center around which more than twenty communities have grown, in an area collectively known as the Valley of the Sun. With warm weather and sunshine 320 days per year, a booming economy, plenty of high-paying jobs, exciting culture and entertainment, over 200 top-rated golf courses, and four major sports teams, its easy to see why nearly 42,870 people relocated to the Phoenix area in 2019. Buyers interested in homes for sale in Phoenix and neighboring communities will find a wide range of residential choices. Whether you are interested in urban condos situated in the heart of things, single-family homes in family-oriented neighborhoods, semi-rural horse properties with room to roam, homes tucked away within exclusive golf course or waterfront communities or sprawling luxury estates with breathtaking views, Phoenix real estate accommodates every lifestyle. As a buyer, it can be difficult to find the perfect home for your family in the right neighborhood without the help of an experienced agent. Cathy Carter is a top-rated Phoenix REALTOR® and luxury home specialist with over 25 years of local experience. Intimately familiar with Phoenix and the East Valley communities of Chandler, Gilbert Mesa, Queen Creek, Sun Lakes, Tempe, and Ahwatukee, Cathy has the knowledge, resources, and local expertise 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 here.


On Cathy’s easy-to-use website, you’ll be able to search the MLS for the most accurate and up-to-date listings for homes for sale in Phoenix. You can view photos of properties, find detailed real estate information, create a free account, save your search, receive notifications of new listings that match your specific home criteria delivered directly to your email, and access current market data. Also, be sure to scroll down below to learn more about Phoenix real estate and the benefits of living in the greater Phoenix area. 

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If you would like to schedule a private showing or would like more information about any of the above listings for homes for sale in Phoenix and the East Valley, please contact Cathy Carter, top-rated REALTOR® in Phoenix and the East Valley, specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. 

The Benefits of Living in The Greater Phoenix Area

Located in Maricopa County, Arizona, the cosmopolitan city of Phoenix is known for its year-round warm weather and sunshine, exciting local culture and attractions, numerous championship golf courses, and host to major events like the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Cactus League spring training baseball, and the Barret Jackson Auto Show, just to name few. From pedestrian-friendly downtowns boasting an urban vibe to communities brimming with small-town charm, Phoenix and the surrounding East Valley attract young professionals, growing families, and retirees seeking affordable, quality living in the desert Southwest.

The greater Phoenix area has become the hub of commercial activity in the southwest as more and more businesses are choosing to relocate here from other parts of the country. Health care, manufacturing, and financial services are all solidly growing industries. Technology and bioscience are also major economic drivers in the region. 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.  

For parents with school-age children, Phoenix is home to 325 public schools in 30 school districts along with more than 200 charter and private schools. Use the links below to find information on school locations, districts, websites, or attendance boundary maps:  

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The Phoenix East Valley has several nationally-recognized school districts filled wth top-rated schools, including Chandler Unified School District, Gilbert Unified School District, Kyrene School District, Higley Unified School District, Tempe Union High School District, and Mesa Unified School District, which is 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 possible education.

Art and culture abound in Phoenix and the East Valley. The downtown Phoenix art scene has really developed over the past decade and dozens of museums span the valley including the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Capitol Museum, Arizona Military Museum, Hall of Flame Firefighting Museum, the Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park, Children's Museum of Phoenix, Arizona Science Center, and the Heard Museum.  Performing arts venues are located mostly in and around downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Popular venues include the Phoenix Symphony Hall, Arizona Opera, and Ballet Arizona, Orpheum Theatre, Dorrance Theater, and Herberger Theater Center. Concerts can be attended at Talking Stick Resort Arena and Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix, and Gammage Auditorium in Tempe (the last public building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright). The Mesa Arts Center in Mesa supports regular independent musical and theater performances.

The greater Phoenix area offers numerous shopping opportunities including chic boutiques, high-end shopping malls, outdoor lifestyle centers, and designer outlet malls. Some of the most popular shopping destinations in the region include Uptown Plaza (Central Phoenix), Biltmore Fashion Park and Kierland Commons (Phoenix); Scottsdale Fashion Square (Scottsdale), Chandler Fashion Center mall and Phoenix Premium Outlets (Chandler); the outdoor Santan Village lifestyle center (Gilbert); and Tempe Marketplace and Arizona Mills Outlet Mall (Tempe),  "Foodies" will discover exceptional dining options in Phoenix and the East Valley from classic comfort food to ethnic cuisine to five-star restaurants too numerous to count. 

For outdoor enthusiasts, the greater Phoenix area provides an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Hiking, biking, climbing, horseback riding, and golfing are among the most popular activities, which can be enjoyed year-round. Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area is a local landmark and a popular hiking destination that offers spectacular city and desert views. 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.

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. Salt River also provides plenty of recreational fun with bike paths and picnic areas that surround the lake. Known throughout the world for the best in desert golf, the Phoenix metro area is home to 200 public, private, resort, municipal, and executive golf course destinations to accommodate all skill levels from expert to novice. 

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. It’s also the only city in the nation to host an entire spring-training league for MLB - the Cactus League. Other major sporting teams/events in the Phoenix metro area include PGA and LPGA golf, NASCAR and NHRA racing, and major marathons.

Arizona Biltmore Golf Course in Phoenix

One of the top destinations for golf in the country, Phoenix and its neighboring communities are home to nearly 200 top-rated golf courses. Top-rated Phoenix-area courses, such as Troon North and We-Ko-Pa, occupy desert landscapes while Raven Golf Club features more than 6,000 mature pine trees along its lush fairways. Other great golf clubs like Arizona Biltmore, Boulders, and Gainey Ranch are part of opulent resorts where golfers can indulge themselves with a post-round spa treatment. Phoenix is also home to some of the biggest golf tours and events in the nation such as the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open, also referred to as the "people's open" and the "greatest show on grass.”  

Public transportation in the Phoenix and the East Valley is provided by Valley Metro, which includes trains, buses, and a rideshare program. The Valley Metro Rail is a 20-mile light rail that runs through north-central Phoenix, downtown, and eastward through Tempe and Mesa. However, depending on where you choose to live in the Phoenix metro area, you’ll most likely need a car to get around. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport serves more than 100 cities with non-stop flights and over 1000 flights per day.

Partner with Top-rated Phoenix REALTOR® - Cathy Carter

Whether you are looking to buy a home in the greater Phoenix area or its time to list your current property, experience matters most in a changing market. As a licensed, professional Phoenix REALTOR® for over two decades, Cathy keeps her finger on the pulse of the local market at all times and is the first to know when new inventory becomes available, ensuring that her buyers have access to the most valuable homes and securing an offer. Cathy can help educate you about the different neighborhoods and communities in the area, the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the region, school districts, surrounding area amenities, attractions, local community developments and so much more. 

Known for her warm and friendly personality, Cathy’s personal approach to the real estate process allows her to connect with her clients and uncover the right homes for them. Cathy recognizes that you are looking for someone you can trust to guide you through the home buying process. She is committed to providing accurate, reliable, and trustworthy information as you make one of the most important financial and personal decisions you will make in your life. Read what Cathy’s valued clients have to say about working with her!  

If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling Phoenix real estate, please give Cathy a call today at (480) 459-8488 or you can reach her here.

CATHY CARTER, ABR, CRS, CDPE 
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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