Find Your Dream Home with Cathy Carter, One of the Highest-rated REALTORS® in Phoenix.

The city of Phoenix has become the center around which more than twenty communities have grown in an area collectively known as the Valley of the Sun. Boasting year-round warm weather and sunshine, a healthy job market, thriving cultural opportunities, an abundance of recreation opportunities, over 200 golf courses, and host to major events like the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Cactus League spring training baseball, and the Barret Jackson Auto Show, the Phoenix area has a lot to offer. Buyers interested in homes for sale in Phoenix and the surrounding area will find many beautiful communities and neighborhoods featuring a wide range of residential choices. From urban condos and townhomes situated in the heart of things to single-family homes in friendly neighborhoods and gated developments to gorgeous homes tucked away in exclusive golf course and waterfront communities to sprawling luxury estates with breathtaking views, real estate in Phoenix and the surrounding communities accommodate every lifestyle and buyer. In order to navigate the local market and gain access to the most valuable homes, buyers will want to partner with a qualified agent. Offering over 25 years of experience, Cathy Carter is one of the highest-rated REALTORS® in Phoenix and the East Valley. Cathy knows the greater Phoenix market inside and out and has the knowledge and resources to help you find your dream home. Get the process started today by calling Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.

On Cathy’s easy-to-use website,, you’ll be able to search the MLS for the most up-to-date listings for homes for sale in Phoenix and the surrounding East Valley. You can view photos and of available 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 living in the Phoenix area and why you need to partner with one of the best REALTORS® in Phoenix when buying or selling a home. 

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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, please contact one of the highest-rated REALTORS® in Phoenix and the East Valley - Cathy Carter, specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. 

Why Homebuyers Should Consider Living in The Phoenix Area

Phoenix is the capital city of Arizona and the anchor of the Phoenix metro area. Known for its year-round warm weather and sunshine, 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, the Phoenix area has a lot to offer. From pedestrian-friendly downtowns boasting an urban vibe to communities brimming with small-town charm, Phoenix and its neighboring communities appeal to young professionals, growing families, and retirees alike.  

The Phoenix metro 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, fueling the economy, attracting new residents, and driving up home values. Health care, manufacturing, and financial services are all solidly growing industries and 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 and ON Semiconductor, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Amkor Technology, Swift Transportation, and First Solar.  

Art and culture abound in the Phoenix area. 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.

Phoenix and the surrounding East Valley offer plenty of great shopping opportunities with numerous 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. 

The Phoenix area provides an abundance of outdoor recreation 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.

The Boulders Golf Club

Known as one of the top destinations for golf, Phoenix and its neighboring communities are home to nearly 200 golf courses in a variety of styles. Some golf courses in greater Phoenix 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 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 country such as the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as the "people's open" and the "greatest show on grass,” among others.

Public transportation 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.

Turn To Cathy Carter, One of the Highest-rated REALTORS® in Phoenix

As a licensed, professional REALTOR® in Phoenix and a luxury home specialist, 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. With over two decades of local experience, 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 much more. 

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 local agent. Cathy can make the home search process easier for you by only showing you properties that are the best fit according to your specific wants and needs. Cathy recognizes that you are looking for someone you can trust to guide you through the home buying process. Known for her warmth 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 will go above and beyond your expectations to get you and your family into the perfect home at the right price. 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. Cathy would love to speak with you to learn more about what you are looking for in your next home. 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 real estate in Phoenix or the East Valley, please contact Cathy today at (480) 459-8488 or you can reach her here.



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