Explore Real Estate in Tempe and Lifestyle

The progressive city of Tempe is located in the Phoenix metro area’s Southeast Valley. Considered to be a center for innovation, finance, technology, and higher education, Tempe is also home to the main campus of Arizona State University, one of the largest public universities in the U.S. Tempe has a pleasantly-dry climate, a healthy job market, a vibrant downtown, great shopping and restaurants, exciting arts and culture, and offers convenient access to numerous outdoor recreation options. Centrally located, Tempe borders Phoenix and Guadalupe on the west, Scottsdale on the north, Chandler on the south, and Mesa on the east. Homebuyers who desire close proximity to exciting urban amenities along with the comfort of a highly liveable suburban community will want to explore homes for sale in Tempe. Whether you’re interested in a condo or townhome in the heart of the city, a single-family home in a quiet subdivision, a lovely home or villa tucked away in a private golf course community or a sprawling luxury estate with fabulous views, the Tempe market accommodates every buyer and lifestyle. In order to find the right home that’s ideally suited to your wants and needs, buyers will need to work with a qualified agent. Cathy Carter is a luxury home specialist and a top Tempe REALTOR® with over two decades of experience working with buyers and sellers. Cathy can provide you with all the resources and information you need about real estate in Tempe such as the different neighborhoods/communities, the types of homes and features offered, top local builders in the region, nearby schools, area amenities and so much more. Get the process started today by giving Cathy a call at 480-459-8488 (direct cell) or send her an email to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience

Explore the MLS for the most up-to-date listings for homes for sale in Tempe, and learn more about real estate in Tempe and lifestyle below:

Homes For Sale in Tempe

Tempe Homes For Sale

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

More About Real Estate in Tempe  

Now is the perfect time to invest in real estate in Tempe and take advantage of current market prices as home values and home prices have been steadily on the rise. Just over the last year, Tempe home values increased by 7.4% and industry experts predict they will go up another 4.3% within the next year. The median price of currently listed homes for sale in Tempe is $312,000. As a professional, licensed real estate agent in Tempe, Cathy Carter stays on top of the local market at all times and is aware of new inventory as soon as it becomes available, ensuring that her buyers have immediate access to the most desirable properties and securing an offer. Get the home search process started today by requesting customized search results that are a match to your specific home criteria delivered directly to your email or give Cathy a call! 480-459-8488

The Benefits of Living in Tempe AZ

An urban oasis in the Valley, Tempe boasts a healthy economy and job market, outstanding educational facilities, and numerous amenities and services for a comfortable lifestyle. Tempe is also home to a number of corporate headquarters such as Insight Enterprises, Limelight Networks, LifeLock, First Solar, the Salt River Project, Circle K, Fulton Homes, and Mobile Mini along with several major companies that have a presence here. The city's vibrant downtown offers endless entertainment and recreation options both before and after sunset. The Mill Avenue District features great shopping and dining options, and the striking ASU Gammage Center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright offers concerts, theater, dance performances, and comedy shows throughout the year. Also located on the banks of Tempe Town Lake is the Tempe Center for the Arts, which houses a state-of-the-art, 600-seat proscenium theater, a 200-seat studio theater, and a 3,500 square foot gallery.

When it comes to great shopping, Tempe is sure to please. Located in the heart of downtown Tempe, Centerpoint on Mill features eclectic shops, a movie theater, sidewalk cafés, distinctive restaurants and bars in a pedestrian-friendly environment. Tempe Marketplace is a high-energy, open-air mall featuring a variety of stores, restaurants, and entertainment. Arizona Mills is an indoor shopping mall in Tempe featuring over 175 outlets, specialty retailers, and eateries. Tempe offers an eclectic smorgasbord when it comes to pleasing your palate. Influenced and inspired by local, regional, national and international tastes, Tempe offers fast casual and fine dining of all types and styles. From juicy burgers, Japanese sushi, French dessert crêpes, Mediterranean, Southwestern-style, Mexican or vegetarian fare, whatever type of cuisine you’re in the mood for, Tempe has your back.

For families with school-age children, most of Tempe is served by the highly-regarded Tempe Elementary School District and Tempe Union High School District, with portions of the community also served by the award-winning Kyrene School District (K–8), Scottsdale Unified School District (K–12), and Mesa Public Schools (K–12). Serving the higher education needs of the community, Tempe is proud to be the home of Arizona State University (ASU), a “top-tier” recruiting and hiring institution by more than 50 of the country’s top corporations. ASU is organized into 17 colleges, featuring more than 170 cross-discipline centers and institutes. The university offers 350 degree-options for undergraduates students as well as more than 400 graduate degree and certificate programs.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Tempe offers multiple options for enjoying the great outdoors. A designated “Bicycle Friendly Community,” Tempe has over 215 miles of bikeways ranging from city streets to desert paths. The Salt River runs west through the northern part of the city, creating Tempe Town Lake, which is a center of activity year-round. You can enjoy a walk along the art-lined paths surrounding the lake or rent a kayak, pedal boat or go paddle boarding while basking in Tempe's warm weather. The lake is also home to several national and international events like Ironman Arizona and the Rock n Roll Marathon, just to name a few.

One of the area’s most popular outdoor destinations is Hayden Butte Preserve, which offers wonderful views of Tempe and the surrounding cities, the Papago Mountains, Camelback Mountain, Salt River and more. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community considers Hayden Butte to be a sacred place and a link to its ancestors. Sports fans can enjoy spring training baseball in Tempe for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and night games of the Arizona League Tempe Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium.  

If you enjoy playing golf, Tempe has several of top-rated golf courses to choose from such as Shalimar Golf Club, ASU Karsten Golf Course, Rolling Hills Golf Course Tempe, Rio Salado Golf Course, Pepperwood Public Golf Course, and Ken McDonald Golf Course, with dozens of additional courses within easy driving distance. Tempe provides easy access to several major routes: 101 and 202 freeways, Highway 60, and I-10. Public transportation includes light rail, buses, and shuttles -- connecting residential areas with popular local destinations. The closest major airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which is located about a 9-mile drive from the center of town.

Work With The Best Tempe REALTOR® - Cathy Carter

Whether you're considering investing in real estate in Tempe or it’s time to list your current property, experience matters most in a changing market. Along with her professional and friendly team, Cathy Carter provides the kind of experience, dedication, and personalized service you need and deserve. For sellers, your agent should know how to act swiftly and decisively to get you the highest price on your property. Utilizing the latest technologies and proven real estate marketing strategies, Cathy will get your property in front of as many qualified buyers as possible and get your home SOLD - getting you the best market price in the least amount of time possible.

For buyers, Cathy will help you find and get into the right home within your budget. She will be there to protect your interests, advocate for you, and will skillfully handle the complexities of the real estate transaction for the most favorable outcome. For out-of-town buyers, Cathy is also a relocation expert and will make sure that the details of your home purchase and move to Tempe are handled professionally and with care. Please give Cathy a call today at 480-459-8488, or fill out the online contact form, and she will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Cathy has been in the Real Estate industry for over two and a half decades in the Arizona market. She has the ability and confidence along with continued education that is necessary to succeed in this ever-changing market. Cathy specializes in difficult to move properties in the Chandler Area. Quick to respond to all tasks required. Equator Certified Platinum for Bank owned homes and Short Sales as well.

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