Real Estate in Downtown Phoenix

Real estate in downtown Phoenix is perfect for those who desire to live close to the urban amenities and excitement of a major city. With museums, shopping, dining, entertainment, and nightlife galore, there is never a dull moment in downtown Phoenix. From historic homes to luxury historic mansions to newer condos & lofts in downtown Phoenix for sale, you’ll discover a wide range of housing to choose from. Downtown Phoenix borders 7th Street and 7th Avenue east to west and Jackson Street to the I-10 south to north. With many Baby Boomers leaving the suburbs to make downtown their home, along with students and Millennials, the demographics are highly diverse. The city’s year-round warm weather and sunshine, healthy job market, exciting arts and cultural, fabulous shopping, dining and nightlife venues, popular annual events and festivals, abundant parks and outdoor activities, 4 major sports teams (MLB, NFL, NBL, and NHL), and Cactus League spring training baseball all add up to a great place to call home! Buyers will want to partner with a qualified agent who can help them navigate the market and find the right Phoenix property. Cathy Carter is a highly-rated Downtown Phoenix REALTOR® with over 25 years of experience. Cathy is very knowledgeable and has access to a full complement of real estate tools and resources to help you find the perfect home for your lifestyle and needs. Get the process started today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch by email.

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If you would like more information on real estate in Downtown Phoenix, or to schedule a private showing, please contact Downtown Phoenix REALTOR® - Cathy Carter. With her finger on the pulse of the market at all times, Cathy is the first to know when new inventory becomes available, ensuring that you have access to the most desirable properties and securing an offer. 

Living in Downtown Phoenix 

Downtown Phoenix has become re-energized in recent years with the arrival of several new mixed-use commercial buildings. Light rail, growing academic campuses, and renewed demand for urban living have spurred development in the Phoenix Downtown Core. There is a generous mix of well-appointed condos & lofts in downtown Phoenix for sale like the Phoenix Towers, One Lexington, Lofts at Fillmore, Orpheum Lofts, Artisan Lofts Central, ARTHAUS, 44 Monroe, Summit at Copper Square, Portland on The Park, and En Hance Park, just to name a few.

A true urban center in the Valley, Downtown Phoenix offers easy access to restaurants, retail, cultural attractions, professional sports, nightlife, live concerts, and more. Whether it's a high-rise condo overlooking Chase Field or a loft-style condo in the Warehouse District, you are always within easy striking distance of your favorite cafe, bookstore, doggie park, bar, art gallery, or ball game. Downtown Phoenix is also a prominent center for banking and finance. Regional headquarters for several major financial institutions including JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, US Bank, Bank of America, Compass Bank, and MidFirst Bank are all located within or near Downtown Phoenix.

The Downtown Phoenix Core

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Downtown Phoenix Nightlife:

Downtown Phoenix nightlife Includes the Roosevelt Row Arts District with spots such as The Churchill, Sazerac, Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., and Angels Trumpet Ale House; Crescent Ballroom, where local and national music acts take to the stage almost every night of the year; Cobra Arcade Bar; Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour; Little Rituals; Dust Cutter; and the two-block CityScape complex, which includes Chico Malo, and Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails. Central Phoenix - Where the locals play after work at neighborhood hangouts such as Culinary Dropout at The Yard, The Vig Uptown, Linger Longer Lounge, The Womack, Across the Pond, The Casual Pint phoenix, and more. 

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Downtown Phoenix Convention Center

Phoenix Schools and Education: 

For parents with school-age children, Phoenix is home to several award-winning school districts filled with top-rated schools. The region has 325 public schools in 30 school districts along with more than 200 charter and private schools. 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 education possible. There are numerous higher education opportunities situated throughout Metro Phoenix. 

Use the links below to find information regarding school locations, districts, websites, or attendance boundary maps. You can also find the closest schools to a major intersection in Phoenix.

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Phoenix Outdoor Recreation: 

For outdoor enthusiasts, the  Phoenix area provides an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities for all age groups. Hiking, biking, climbing, horseback riding, and golfing are among the most popular activities in the region and 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. 

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The Phoenix metro area is a sports fan’s dream. Cheer on the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, the MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, or the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes. WNBA fans can see the Phoenix Mercury and if indoor football is your thing, catch the Arena Football League’s Arizona Rattlers. Soccer fans support the United Soccer League’s Phoenix Rising FC. The area also hosts the Fiesta Bowl, the PGA’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, and NASCAR events. In March, baseball fans can catch some of their favorite stars at Cactus League Spring Training where 15 teams train and play.

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Phoenix-Scottsdale Golf: 

One of the top destinations for golf in the country, the Phoenix- Scottsdale area is home to more than 200 golf courses. Some of the best golf clubs in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area include:  

  • We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Set in the Sonoran Desert and on land owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, We-Ko-Pa offers two fantastic courses: Cholla and Saguaro. Unlike other Arizona golf courses, there are no homes or condos lining the fairways. It’s just you and giant saguaros in the foreground framed by magnificent mountains in the distance.
  • Troon North Golf Club - North Scottsdale’s crown jewel and considered the best public 36-hole facility in the area, including the Pinnacle Course and the Monument Course. Recent course renovations by original designer and British Open Champion Tom Weiskopf have enhanced the experience further.
  • TPC Scottsdale - The Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale hosts the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Right across the street is the Champions Course, which is less expensive and very walkable.
  • Talking Stick Golf Club - A 36-hole facility with both courses designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, and situated on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Adjacent to each other on flat land very walkable, the O'odham Course has a links-feel and the Piipaash Course is shorter, with more water and trees.
  • The Boulders Golf Club - The unique resort sits in the Sonoran Desert foothills nestled among massive granite boulder formations. Both Jay Morrish-designed championship courses offer spectacular views. The North, known for its challenging back-9 and is the older of the two. The South has holes that go right up into the boulder formations.
  • Grayhawk Golf Club - Among the top-rated public courses in Arizona with the Tom Fazio-designed Raptor Course having hosted the PGA Tour Open from 2007-2009. The Talon Course features in Golf Magazine’s prestigious list of the “Top 100 You Can Play in the U.S.” for daily fee courses.
  • Quintero Golf Club - Ranked number one in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area by both Golf Digest and Golfweek in their ‘Best Public Course’ lists, this Rees Jones-designed course fully deserves its accolades. With tees ranging from 5,800 to 7,200-yards, generous landing areas, and slick, multi-tiered bent grass greens, Quintero is a great test for all golfers.
  • Sunridge Canyon Golf Club - one of the best value, premier daily-fee golf club offerings available in the area.  Designed by Keith Foster, enjoy the thrilling string of finishing holes, dubbed the “Wicked Six”, which are among the best golf experiences in Arizona.
  • Mirabel Golf Club - This stunning Tom Fazio 7,147 yard, par-71 course is an exceptional example of the outstanding quality, craftsmanship, and beauty that are the hallmarks of Mr. Fazio's global reputation. Above all, he designs to create a unique golf experience for each player that is challenging, enjoyable, and memorable.
  • Gainey Ranch Golf Club - The Gainey Ranch Golf Club experience is Scottsdale golf taken to a whole new level. The  Scottsdale golf club boasts great holes of golf designed by Michael Poellot, the former chief architect for Robert Trent Jones Jr. His craftsmanship has more than lived up to his reputation in designing each of Gainey Ranch’s golf courses. Each of the three distinct nine-hole courses offers a different experience for players of all skill levels. 
  • Legend Trail Golf Club - When the architect Rees Jones created the golf course at Legend Trail Golf Club, he created a course that brings out the Old West-style of Scottsdale as well as a challenging yet fair test of golf. The golf course at the Legend Trail Golf Club features generous fairways.  Panoramas include local sites like Black Mountain, Pinnacle Peak, and Lone Mountain.  A round at Legend Trail Golf Club gives all levels of golfer a limitless choice of shot-making possibilities.
  • Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club - Located within the Ak-Chin Indian Reservation,  the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes course is ranked in the Top-5 ‘Best Courses to Play in Arizona’ by Golf Monthly. A Fred Couples and Schmidt-Curley designed course with distinct links feel, it has hosted numerous US Open qualifiers and regional amateur and PGA events.

Downtown Phoenix Public Transportation:

If you live in downtown Phoenix, you are within walking distance of public transportation and can get around town without needing a car. The 26-mile Valley Metro Rail, referred to simply as "the light rail" by locals, connects downtown Phoenix to Tempe, Mesa, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport by way of the PHX Sky Train, which can be picked up at the 44th Street/Washington Street station. From end to end, there are currently 38 stations, including 11 park-and-ride stations. You can use Valley Metro's trip planner to find the best route to your destination using light rail and busses. Bicyclists may bring their bikes aboard the train.  

Metro light rail trains depart stations at each end of the route every 12 minutes from about 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and every 20 minutes at other times. Trains start running at about 3:30 a.m. on weekdays and 4 a.m. on weekends and holidays. The last full trip of the day on Monday through Thursday begins at 11 p.m., arriving at the opposite end of the line at about 12:25 a.m. early the next morning. On Friday nights and Saturday nights (Saturday and Sunday mornings) the last full trip is at 2 a.m., arriving at the opposite end of the line at 3:25 a.m.  

Metro light rail fares: single-ride tickets cost $2; an all-day pass is $4. Passes for seven days ($20), 15 days ($33), and 31 days ($64) are also available. Certain groups can get a discount—including seniors ages 65 and older, students, Medicare cardholders, and the disabled—children five and under ride for free with an adult. Passengers must have proof of eligibility to qualify for reduced fares. 

In addition to the light rail system, Valley Metro operates the local, express, and RAPID bus services and rural and neighborhood circulars - covering 513 square miles. Many attractions, including the Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, and the Arizona Science Center, are along the light rail's route. Valley Metro Rail is also ideal for events. Parking in downtown Phoenix can be a challenge for sporting events, concerts, and First Fridays, so many people park at one of the park-and-ride lots and take the light rail to their desired destination. 

The closest major airport to Downtown Phoenix is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport serving more than 100 cities with non-stop flights and over 1000 flights per day. 

Partner with Highly-rated Downtown Phoenix REALTOR®- Cathy Carter

With a commitment to her clients and a passion for real estate, Cathy has been serving Phoenix home buyers and sellers for over two decades. Known for her friendly personality and positive demeanor, Cathy’s personal approach to the real estate process allows her to connect with her clients and uncover the right homes for them. She is an extremely good listener and will be able to quickly ascertain your needs and wants and have a plan of approach that's based on your specific criteria. 

Cathy is down-to-earth and someone you can trust and feel good about working with. Her clients appreciate her honesty and transparency and feel it helps them as they make important real estate decisions. An excellent communicator, Cathy makes herself available to her clients whenever they have questions or concerns and promptly returns any texts, calls, or emails. Her client testimonials speak volumes about her professionalism and care for every detail.  

Having a trusted professional like Cathy by your side means there is one less thing to worry about. She will always protect your best interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf and do whatever is necessary to ensure the best results possible. To find out more about buying or selling real estate in Downtown Phoenix, please give trusted Downtown Phoenix REALTOR®- Cathy Carer a call today at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch by email

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RE/MAX Alliance Group 
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Gilbert, AZ. 85233
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