Partner With Top REALTOR® in Scottsdale - Cathy Carter

Buyers who are looking to purchase a home in Arizona will want to explore real estate in Scottsdale. The affluent city of Scottsdale is consistently rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live, work, and play. With warm, sunny weather year-round, world-class resorts and spas, exciting art and culture, fabulous shopping and restaurants, over 50 top-rated golf courses, outdoor recreation opportunities galore, and popular annual events like the Phoenix Open Golf Tournament and Barrett-Jackson Auto Show, Scottsdale offers the kind of lifestyle that most people only dream about! Top-rated schools in Scottsdale are part of the nationally-recognized Scottsdale Unified School District and Paradise Valley Unified School district, both ranked among the best school districts in the country with test scores above the state and national averages. Buyers who search Scottsdale homes for sale will find some of the most sought-after addresses in top communities like Gainey Ranch, Mcdowell Mountain Ranch, Grayhawk, DC Ranch, McCormick Ranch, Troon North, and Paradise Valley (located just outside the city), just to name a few. When buying a home, finding the right real estate agent to work with should be your top priority. Cathy Carter is a luxury home specialist and top REALTOR® in Scottsdale with over 25 years of local experience. Intimately familiar with the Scottsdale market, Cathy would love to help you explore your options and make the best home purchase decision. Get the process started today contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch 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 listed above, please contact Cathy Carter - specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. As a top REALTOR® in Scottsdale, Cathy is very familiar with the local market and is always the first to know when new inventory becomes available - ensuring that her buyers have access to the most valuable homes and securing an offer. 

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Experience is what matters most in a changing market. Serving the community for over two decades, Cathy Carter was a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Realty in Scottsdale between 1994 - 2005. She then became a Re/Max REALTOR® in 2005 serving the East Valley communities of Sun Lakes, Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale, Queen Creek, Mesa, and Ahwatukee. Offering extensive local market knowledge Cathy can help educate you on the different neighborhoods and communities, the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the region, school districts, surrounding area amenities, nearby attractions, local community developments, and much more. 

Whether you are interested in a low-maintenance condo/townhome situated 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, Cathy has a gift for uncovering the perfect home for her clients' lifestyle needs. Start searching for your dream home today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can reach her here.

The Benefits of Living in Scottsdale, Arizona   

The cosmopolitan city of 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 robust economy and a healthy job market. With the fourth-most AAA Four-Diamond hotels in the U.S., hotels, spas, and other tourism businesses make up a large portion of Scottdale’s economy. The city also has numerous healthcare, financial, and tech employers. The 10 largest employers (in order by # of employees) in Scottsdale include HonorHealth, Vanguard, CVS, The City of Scottsdale, Scottsdale Unified School District, General Dynamics, Mayo Clinic,  Nationwide, Yelp, and Go Daddy. 

Every year, Scottdale hosts a number of highly-attended events such as the Phoenix Open Golf TournamentBarrett-Jackson Auto ShowScottsdale International Film FestivalScottsdale Arabian Horse Show, and Scottsdale Culinary Festival, just to name a few. The city is loosely divided into four areas: South Scottsdale, Old Town (Downtown) 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.


ASU Skysong Innovation Center in South Scottsdale

Scottsdale’s 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 at Camelback Road between Scottsdale Road and Marshall Way.

The beautiful 1.1 million square foot mixed-use project includes a diverse collection of retail, office, restaurant, and high-rise residential buildings. The development is also home to the Fiesta Bowl headquarters and museum. The Soleri and Marshall Way bridges link the canal to Southbridge and the Scottsdale Fifth Avenue Shopping District. Scottsdale Fashion Square is also located directly across from Scottsdale Waterfront. The Waterfront is host to numerous events throughout the year including the Thunderbird Artists Fine Art & Wine Festivals, Scottsdale Public Art's Canal Convergence, The Original Taste, and more.

Kierland Commons Shopping District in Scottsdale

Considered to be one of the top cities for fine art in the country, Scottsdale has numerous art galleries, art studios, and museums. The city is also known for its fabulous shopping destinations, from the Pavilions at Talking Stick to the Kierland Commons, Scottsdale is a paradise for shoppers of all tastes. The city is also home to top-notch restaurants embodying the spirit of local and seasonal dining trends to spots revitalizing the fine-dining experience. Some of the best restaurants in town include Chula Seafood, Sel, Virtu Honest Craft, FnB Restaurant, ShinBay, Talavera, and Atlas Bistro, just to name a few

Scottsdale's Excellent School System

For parents with school-age children, Scottsdale is served by two highly regarded school districts: Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) and Paradise Valley Unified School district (PVSD). Both are ranked among the top school districts in the nation. SUSD serves the majority of the community 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 such as Our Lady of Perpetual Help, which serves grades K-8, and Thunderbird Adventist Academy, which serves grades 9-12. Private schools in the community offer many resources and curriculum options for students. For higher education, Scottsdale is home to an outstanding community college and also offers close proximity to Arizona State University, which is less than 6 miles away. 

McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale

Scottsdale is the ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts. The city maintains 16 community parks, 25 neighborhood parks, 4 aquatic centers, 45 miles of paved paths for walkers and cyclists, and another 115 miles of non-motorized trails. Camelback Mountain is open from sunrise to sunset and includes three hiking trails: Cholla Trailhead, Echo Canyon Trail, and Bobby’s Rock Trail. McDowell Sonoran Preserve offers up 30,000 acres of lush desert environment attached to a national forest and over 120 miles of trails. Pinnacle Peak Park features a moderate out-and-back trail through the pristine Sonoran Desert environment and is a local favorite for hiking, horseback riding, and rock climbing.


Top-rated McDowell Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale

Known for having some of the best golf clubs in the world, Scottsdale alone has over 50 golf courses with additional 150 courses within easy driving distance. It's easy to see why the Scottsdale - Phoenix area has established itself as one of the world's leading golf destinations. Some of the best 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, just to name few. 

For sports fans, the Phoenix metro area is home to four Major League sports teams, a professional WNBA team, and Cactus League spring training baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) play their home games at Chase Field. The Phoenix Suns play in the NBA's Pacific Division and play their games at Talking Stick Arena. The Arizona Cardinals are a professional football team (NFL) based in Phoenix and play at State Farm Stadium and the Arizona Coyotes are a professional hockey league team based in Glendale. The Phoenix Mercury is a professional women's basketball team (WNBA) that also plays at Talking Stick Resort Arena. 

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.

Why You Should Partner with Top REALTOR® in Scottsdale - Cathy Carter 

Whether you are ready to search Scottsdale homes 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. Her passion is to go beyond what is expected to ensure her clients’ complete satisfaction. 

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


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