One of Phoenix’s most coveted neighborhoods, Arcadia became the charmed urban enclave as people moved to the suburbs. This flourishing community with high achieving schools and excellent restaurants is a neighborhood where buyers are willing to pay top dollar to live in. The area of Arcadia stretches from just south of Camelback Mountain to Thomas, between 44th & 68th Streets. This centrally located community is adjacent to Paradise Valley, the Biltmore area, and Scottsdale. Known for its large lots, family-friendly bike paths and citrus trees, this neighborhood is one of the most highly desirable places to live in Phoenix.
The Arcadia neighborhood contains many larger ranch homes that were occupied by citrus farmers in the first half of the 20th century. When air-conditioning was invented and Phoenix expanded, growth caught up to the farms and suburbanized the area with smaller, well-built ranch-style homes that fit in with the community. City planners enhanced the area with schools, parks and bike paths that made Arcadia one of the top neighborhoods to live in Phoenix. Today the community and surrounding area continues to draw well to do families and young, hip city dwellers.
About Arcadia Homes
Who Lives Here:
Arcadia’s residents are affluent with average annual incomes eclipsing six figures per year. You’ll also find the age of Arcadia residents to be just slightly higher than the state’s average with residents being around 42 years old.
What You’ll Love:
The scenery; lavish green landscapes stretch across neighborhoods with mature trees, wide streets and scenic views of Camelback Mountain. Beautiful back and front yards combine with sturdy block custom built homes from the mid-20th century give Arcadia the signature look that has people across the Valley yearning to own a home here.
Arcadia also offers the quiet atmosphere of a rural community while being centrally located in a large metropolitan city. The bustling cityscapes of Phoenix are but a short drive away as is the robust tourist scene in Scottsdale.
Things to Do:
The best part of living in Arcadia is your neighbors. There are numerous community-centric events that bring people and families together.
By living in Arcadia, you’ll have access to all the benefits of Scottsdale and Phoenix, including Scottsdale Fashion Square and the Biltmore Fashion Park boasting some of the world’s most popular brands and boutiques.
For the fitness enthusiasts, there are numerous options to live your active lifestyle in Arcadia. Over 50 miles of bike/running paths are coupled with some of the states’ best hiking on the Cholla or Echo Canyon Trails of Camelback Mountain. The area is rich in gyms and other workout facilities like the Village Health Club & Spa, Reformed Pilates and Orange Theory Fitness.
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Places To Eat:
Arcadia has some of the best restaurants and bars in the city. Regardless of the day or the time, there are delicious dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Perfect for grabbing coffee and a quick bite to eat in the AM, The Henry offers up cozy booths, private work areas, and a patio for you to enjoy their New American menu and homemade pastries.
Looking for some local flavor for lunch? Skip the high-end eateries and try out The Stand Burgers & Tacos for a fast-casual dining experience using locally-sourced ingredients. Don’t forget to try one of their handcrafted milkshakes!
For an elegant dining experience in Arcadia, Chelsea’s Kitchen can’t be beat. Their patio overlooks the Arizona Canal, Chelsea’s offers high-quality food that is always fresh and pays a tribute to the local flavor and heritage of the area.
Owning a home in Arcadia will put you in the Scottsdale Unified School District. There are numerous private and public options for your child’s schooling. Phoenix Country Day School and Veritas Preparatory Academy(a Great Hearts Academy) are leaders in private education in the area. Hopi Elementary and Ingleside Middle School are both excellent as well, as is Arcadia High School.
Would you like to find out more about homes for sale in the Phoenix area? Our team specializes in Arcadia real estate. Get in touch with our founding principal, Sarah Richardson at (480) 327-6700.
Featured Arcadia Homes for Sale
$1,500,000 : 3720 E Orange Drive, Phoenix4 beds, 3.50 baths
$1,499,000 : 5731 E Calle Del Paisano --, Phoenix4 beds, 4.00 baths
$1,495,000 : 4427 N 37th Way, Phoenix4 beds, 4.50 baths
$1,495,000 : 4316 E Stanford Drive, Phoenix6 beds, 5.50 baths
$1,495,000 : 3133 N Valencia Lane, Phoenix4 beds, 3.00 baths
$1,495,000 : 4423 N 37th Way, Phoenix4 beds, 4.50 baths
$1,495,000 : 5161 E Pasadena Avenue, Phoenix5 beds, 4.50 baths
$1,495,000 : 4535 N 56th Street, Phoenix4 beds, 4.50 baths
$1,475,000 : 4415 N 37th Way, Phoenix5 beds, 5.50 baths
$1,475,000 : 5224 E Red Rock Drive, Lot 37, Phoenix0 beds, 0 baths
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