Discover Real Estate in North Phoenix

North Phoenix offers the best of both worlds: close-knit, family-oriented communities along with easy access to downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale within minutes. While the area of North Phoenix 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 rapid growth of North Phoenix has fueled numerous master-planned communities and neighborhoods featuring a wide variety of homes. The region is also the gateway to an abundance of recreational amenities, mountain preserves, desert trail systems, Lake Pleasant Regional Park, and Northern Arizona. With close proximity to the Loop 101 and the 51 freeways and I17, you are just minutes from anywhere in Phoenix and a quick trip to almost anywhere in the Valley. Real estate in North Phoenix runs the gamut from low-maintenance condos and townhomes, single-family homes in quiet neighborhoods and gated subdivisions, cozy villas and single-family homes on the golf course to sprawling luxury estates with breathtaking views. No matter what type of property you have in mind, you’re certain to find plenty of homes for sale in North Phoenix to accommodate your lifestyle needs. Cathy Carter is a luxury home specialist and a top-rated REALTOR® in North Phoenix with over 25 years of experience. Intimately familiar with the local market, Cathy has all the resources and information you need to find the home of your dreams. Get the process started today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch with her here.  

On our easy-to-use website, you’ll be able to search homes for sale in North Phoenix - listings are updated daily. View photos of available properties, find detailed real estate information, create a free account, receive notifications of new listings that match your specific home criteria delivered directly to your email, and access current market data. Be sure to scroll down below to learn more about real estate in North Phoenix and living in this vibrant and rapidly-growing area:

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If you would like to schedule a private showing or you would like additional information about any of the available listings above for homes for sale in North Phoenix, please contact Cathy Carter - specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. As a highly-rated REALTOR® in North Phoenix, Cathy stays on top of the 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 properties and securing an offer

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With extensive, local market knowledge, Cathy can inform you about the different neighborhoods and communities in North Phoenix, the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the region, school districts, surrounding area amenities and attractions, local community developments, and much more. Get started on your home search today by calling Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here

Why You Should Consider 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 business, and retail centers, new housing developments, and upgraded interstate and freeway systems, North Phoenix is a great place to settle down in and buy a home. 

Schools & Education

Paradise Valley Unified School District 

For parents with 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. 

Shopping Destinations

Desert Ridge Marketplace

North Phoenix provides convenient access to a number of great shopping destinations: Paradise Valley Mall, located at Tatum Boulevard and Cactus Road, is a major 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 the 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

Outdoor Recreation 

Lake Pleasant Regional Park

North Phoenix 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 like 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.  

Golf Courses

Stone Creek Golf Club

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 Club, TPC Scottsdale, Cave Creek Golf Club, Orange Tree Golf Club, Stone Creek Golf Club, Wildfire Golf Club, and Arizona Biltmore Golf Club.

Professional Sports & Events

Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) /Chase Field

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.


Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

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 Top-rated REALTOR® in North Phoenix - Cathy Carter

Whether you are interested in homes in homes for sale in North Phoenix or its 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 genuinely 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 and deserve. 

Read what Cathy’s valued clients have to say about working with her: 

“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 be assured that as your personal agent, Cathy will protect your interests, advocate for you, and go the extra mile to ensure a smooth and successful transaction. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling residential real estate in North Phoenix, please contact Cathy today at (480) 459-8488 or you can reach her 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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