Explore Sun Lakes Homes for Sale in AZ

Looking to buy a home in an active-adult community in the greater Phoenix area? Be sure to explore Sun Lakes homes for sale in AZ. Located about 24.7 miles southeast of Phoenix, Sun Lakes is a fabulous master-planned retirement community for active adults (40-plus years) featuring a vast array of resort-like amenities. The development has five distinct communities, each with its own golf course and clubhouse/activities center: Sun Lakes #1 (the original community (gated), Palo Verde (gated), Cottonwood (non-gated), Ironwood (gated), and Oakwood (gated). Buyers can choose from a wide variety of residential choices priced from the low 200Ks to the high 700Ks. Whether you are interested in low-maintenance patio homes, single-family homes on the golf course, homes with a guest casita, or spacious, upscale homes with numerous upgrades, Sun Lakes real estate in AZ has something for every buyer. Residents of Sun Lakes have access to five golf courses, driving ranges, heated community pools, spas, tennis & pickleball courts, fitness facilities, arts & crafts centers, restaurants, cafes, stocked fishing lakes, miles of scenic walking paths, dozens of clubs, and planned events along with nearby shopping plazas, restaurants, a community college campus, public library, health care providers, and more. Cathy Carter is a trusted Sun Lakes REALTOR® with over 27 years of experience. Intimately familiar with Sun Lakes and the surrounding areas, Cathy would love to help you explore your options and find the perfect home. Get the process started today by calling Cathy at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.  

On our easy-to-use website, you’ll be able to search the MLS for Sun Lakes homes for sale in AZ. You can view photos of available properties, find detailed real estate information, save your search, create a free account, and receive notifications of new listings that match your specific home criteria delivered directly to your email. Also, be sure to scroll down below to learn about Sun Lakes real estate in AZ and living in living in this vibrant active-adult community:

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If you would like more information on any of the above Sun Lakes homes for sale in AZ, or to schedule a home tour, please contact Cathy Carter today. As a licensed, professional Sun Lakes REALTOR®, Cathy 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. Serving the community since 1994, Cathy is able to provide the kind of local knowledge and market expertise that few other agents can offer.  She can help educate you on each of the Sun Lakes communities, the types of homes and features offered, HOAs, lifestyle amenities, surrounding area amenities, nearby attractions, local community developments, and much more.  

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Overview of Sun Lakes Real Estate Trends

The median list price for Sun Lakes homes for sale in AZ is $385,000 - down 2% from January to February. Sun Lakes's home resale inventory is 63, up 6% since January 2021. The median list price per square foot in Sun Lakes is $201. In January 2021 it was $199.

Living in Sun Lakes, AZ

Southeast Valley in the Phoenix metro area is the ideal retirement destination, offering year-round, warm-sunny weather, exciting cultural and recreation options, great shopping and restaurants, an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities for all groups, dozens of top-rated golf courses, endless mountain ranges, plenty of wide-open spaces, and beautiful desert sunsets.  

Sun Lakes offers the best of resort-style living in a great location. The value of living in Sun Lakes can be measured by the quality of the homes, superb amenities, excellent location, great neighbors, and the financial stability of a homeowner-owned and managed Association. Approximately 8,000 residents from all over the world and from all walks of life call Sun Lakes home. 

Sun Lakes comprises five distinct neighborhoods: Sun Lakes Country Club, which is the original community of Sun Lakes, has its own HOA - Sun Lakes #1. The communities Cottonwood and Palo Verde share the same HOA, known as Cottonwood Palo Verde. The communities of Ironwood and Oakwood also share the same HOA, known as IronOaks.    

Sun Lakes Resort-style Amenities  

Sun Lakes offers an abundance of year-round enjoyment and unlimited options for how you want to spend your days, including:

  • Five Clubhouses/Activities Centers
  • Four 18-Hole Golf Courses
  • Three 9-Hole Golf Courses
  • Restaurants & Cafes
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Centers
  • Outdoor Pools
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Hobby & Game Rooms
  • Computers
  • Seven Tennis Courts
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Handball Courts
  • Miles of Walking / Biking Paths
  • Stocked Fishing Lakes
  • Scenic Parks
  • Ballroom
  • Full-time Activities Coordinator
  • 24-hour Roaming Security
  • And more!

In addition, Sun Lakes homeowners have access to a fully-packed schedule of clubs, classes, and activities where they can socialize, share their hobbies and interests, and make long-lasting friendships. From computers, photography, ballroom dancing, bowling, drama, bingo, arts & crafts, cards, yoga, table tennis, cooking, golf, and volunteering to senior softball leagues and more, you're sure to find things to do that will pique your interest. There’s also an on-site activities director who coordinates dozens of cultural, sporting, and travel events, along with a constant stream of exciting entertainment.

Partner with Experienced Sun Lakes REALTOR® - Cathy Carter

If Sun Lakes sounds like the active-adult community you’ve been dreaming of, Cathy would love to discuss the type of home you have in mind and answer any questions you might have about living in this fabulous community. As your Sun Lakes REALTOR®, Cathy will protect your interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf, and work hard for you to ensure the best possible results.

Read what Cathy's valued clients have to say: 

"Cathy was a terrific agent from beginning to end. Her comps were accurate and helpful at the outset. Her marketing was the best we have seen in our experience and we have sold 7 previous homes. She handled all the selling and closing negotiations very well and helped us navigate several anxious turns in the process. Cathy is calm, judicious, and responsive and we found her opinions and ideas valuable. We would use her to sell or buy a house again without hesitation. Great to work with and got great results."

"Cathy Carter is a highly respected, seasoned real estate professional who is very responsive, knowledgable, and open-minded. She kept my deal together by going beyond the call of duty to do some of the work of a novice agent (representing the buyer) on the sale of my house. Plus, she really went to bat for me on the purchase of my new home, getting upgrades and closing in 3-weeks. I highly recommend Cathy to represent you in selling and purchasing your next home or investment."

“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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If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling Sun Lakes real estate in AZ, please give Cathy a call at (480) 459-8488 or you can reach her by email.


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725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111 
Gilbert, AZ.  85233 
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