Explore Real Estate in Scottsdale for Sale & Lifestyle

Bordered by Phoenix, the cosmopolitan city of Scottsdale is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the country. Along with year-round, warm-sunny weather, Scottsdale offers an array of exciting attractions and events, numerous world-class resorts and spas, fabulous shopping and dining options, over 50 top-notch golf courses, and a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities (hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, river rafting, & kayaking) in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Scottsdale appeals to young professionals, growing families, and retirees who enjoy an active lifestyle and a never-ending calendar of fun and exciting things to do. Experience art and culture at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary ArtHeard MuseumScottsdale Center for Performing Arts, and Cosanti, (home & studio of renowned architect Paolo Soleri). Explore the Scottsdale Arts District with art galleries, museums, and art festivals. Enjoy exciting annual events and festivals like the Scottsdale ArtWalkWaste Management Phoenix OpenScottsdale Arabian Horse Show, and Barrett-Jackson Car Auction, just to name a few. 

For buyers, some of the most desirable homes in Scottsdale for sale can be found in top communities like Gainey Ranch, Mcdowell Mountain Ranch, Grayhawk, DC Ranch, McCormick Ranch, Troon North, and Pinnacle Peak. Most of Scottsdale is served by the nationally-acclaimed Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD), ranked among the best school districts in the country with test scores above the state and national averages. In order to navigate the local market and find the right home, buyers will want to partner with a qualified agent. Cathy Carter is a luxury home specialist and top REALTOR® in Scottsdale with over two decades of experience. Intimately familiar with the Scottsdale market, Cathy can provide all the information and resources you need to explore your options and make the best home purchase decision. For more information about real estate in Scottsdale for saleplease call Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch with her here.  

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If you would like to schedule a private showing or you would like additional information about available real estate in Scottsdale for sale listed above, please contact Cathy Carter - specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. As a highly-rated REALTOR® in Scottsdale, Cathy stays on top of the market at all times and is the first to know when new homes in Scottsdale for sale becomes available - ensuring that her buyers have access to the best properties and securing an offer

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Buyers will discover that real estate in Scottsdale for sale runs the gamut. Whether you’re interested in a low-maintenance condo/townhome in the heart of things, a luxury condo on the waterfront, a single-family home in a quiet neighborhood or gated subdivision, a gorgeous custom home tucked away in an exclusive golf course community, or a sprawling luxury estate with breathtaking views, you’re certain to find plenty of homes to fit your lifestyle needs in Scottsdale. 

Cathy has been serving buyers and sellers in Scottsdale for over 25 years. She was a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Realty in Scottsdale between 1994 - 2005 and became a Re/Max REALTOR® in 2005 - serving the East Valley communities of Scottsdale, Sun Lakes, Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek, Mesa, and Ahwatukee. With extensive, local market knowledge, Cathy can inform you about the different neighborhoods and communities, the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the region, school districts, area amenities and attractions, local community developments, and much more. Get started on your home search today with Cathy’s expert help! Call  (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch with Cathy here

Why You Should Consider Living in Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale is bordered by Phoenix to the West, the Tonto National Forrest to the North, the McDowell Mountains to the East, and the Salt River to the South. Home to nearly 255,339 people, Scottsdale has a healthy economy and job market. The city has the fourth-most AAA Four-Diamond hotels in the nation and hotels, spas, and other tourism businesses make up a large portion of the local economy. Scottsdale is also home to numerous healthcare, financial, and tech employers. The 10 largest employers (in order by # of employees) include HonorHealth, Vanguard, CVS, The City of Scottsdale, Scottsdale Unified School District, General Dynamics, Mayo Clinic, Nationwide, Yelp, and GoDaddy. 

The city is loosely divided into four areas: Old Town (Downtown) Scottsdale, South Scottsdale, Central Scottsdale (Shea Corridor), and North Scottsdale. Old Town features boutique shopping, restaurants, nightlife and is home to a number of galleries, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Scottsdale's Museum of the West. Also located in Old Town is the upscale Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall featuring major retail anchors like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, and Barney’s New York. North Scottsdale is where you will find the majority of luxury homes, many of which are priced over 5 million.  

The Scottsdale Waterfront

The Shea Corridor includes some of the most desirable residential areas in the valley such as Gainey Ranch and McCormick Ranch. A large portion of Scottsdale Road in the Shea Corridor has been dubbed the "Resort Corridor" due to the many upscale resorts that line the street. South Scottsdale is home to SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, and one of the premier economic engines in the Phoenix metro area. The Scottsdale Waterfront is a sophisticated and stylish community located in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale. The 1.1 million square foot mixed-use project includes retail, offices, restaurants, and high-rise residential buildings. The development is also home to the Fiesta Bowl headquarters and museum. 

Scottsdale Schools & Education

For parents with school-age children, Scottsdale is served by two nationally-acclaimed school districts: Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) and Paradise Valley Unified School district (PVSD). Both are ranked among the top school districts in the country. SUSD serves the majority of Scottsdale with 22 schools and is considered to be one of the best school districts in Arizona. The district has 16 elementary schools and three schools that offer grades K-8. There also are 6 middle school buildings and 5 high schools. Paradise Valley Unified School District is a large public school district that provides educational opportunities for a portion of Scottsdale. Within this district, there are 30 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, and 5 high schools. The district provides students with several different alternative programming options, including a S.T.E.M. program, an International Baccalaureate program, and a Digital Learning Center.

Many of the charter schools in Scottsdale receive high rankings and are an option for those who are looking for an alternative to the traditional public school system. There are also several highly-ranked private schools in Scottsdale to choose from, including Bella Vista College Preparatory School, Brightmont Academy, Camelback Desert School, Fusion Academy Scottsdale, Arizona International Academy, Blessed Sacrament Preschool & Kindergarten, and Brightmont Academy. For higher education, Scottsdale is home to Scottsdale Community College and offers close proximity to Arizona State University and several other colleges throughout the Phoenix metro area.

Scottsdale's World-Class Resorts & Spas


The Phoenician, A Luxury Resort in Scottsdale

Scottsdale is known worldwide for its many top-rated, luxury resorts and spas such as The Phoenician, JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort And Spa, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, Royal Palms Resort And Spa, The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Hermosa Inn (Paradise Valley), Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa, Marriott Scottsdale Mcdowell Mountain, and CopperWynd Resort and Club, just to name a few.

Scottsdale Fine Dining & Restaurants

A mecca for delicious local and international cuisine, here’s a list of some of the best restaurants in Scottsdale: 

Scottsdale Shopping 

Kierland Commons Shopping District in Scottsdale

Scottsdale is home to several great shopping destinations, including Old Town Scottsdale, Biltmore Fashion Park, Scottsdale Fashion Square, Desert Ridge Marketplace, Kierland Commons, and Las Tiendas.

Scottsdale Events & Festivals

Enjoy exciting activities, events, and festivals in Scottsdale such as the Scottsdale ArtWalk, Fiesta Bowl, Rock ‘n Roll Arizona Marathon, Barrett-Jackson Car Auction, Westworld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale Fashion Week, Casino Arizona, and Cosanti (Paradise Valley).

Scottsdale Golf Courses 

Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale

With over 50 top-notch golf courses and an additional 150 courses within easy driving distance, it's easy to see why Scottsdale is considered to be one of the world's leading golf destinations. Some of the highest-rated golf clubs in Scottsdale include Troon North Golf ClubMcDowell Mountain Golf ClubGrayhawk Golf ClubEagle Mountain Golf ClubOrange Tree Golf ResortThe Phoenician Golf ClubLegend Trail Golf ClubThe Boulders Golf ClubWestin Kierland Golf Club, and We-ko-pa Golf Club, among others.

Phoenix-Scottsdale Professional Sports & Events

Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale

For sports fans, the Phoenix-Scottsdale area offers a wide variety of professional sports & events such as the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) /Chase Field, Phoenix Suns (NBA), Phoenix Coyotes (NHL), ASU Sun Devil Football, ASU Cardinals Football, Phoenix International Raceway (NASCAR), Turf Paradise (Thoroughbred Racing), Waste Management Phoenix Open, and The Cactus League Spring Training Baseball.

Scottsdale Transportation

Scottsdale's Free Trolley System

Scottsdale's free trolley system connects with the Valley Metro's transit system, providing easy access to the greater Phoenix metro area. Scottsdale Municipal Airport is a single-runway airport located in North Scottsdale used primarily for corporate and transient aviation traffic and is one of the busiest single-runway airports in the country. The closest major airport to Scottsdale is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which is located about 14 miles from the center of town.

Partner with Top-rated REALTOR® in Scottsdale - Cathy Carter

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

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 residential real estate in Scottsdale for sale, please contact Cathy today at (480) 459-8488 or you can reach her by email


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