Roughly bounded 44th Street to 68th Street and Camelback Road south to the canal.
The large properties (some near 5 acres, but rarely less than half an acre) and the original luxury guest resorts along Camelback Road like the Royal Palms, will give today’s house hunter an idea of Arcadia property values at a glance. This is one of the most desirable and priciest addresses in Phoenix.
These custom-built homes from the 20s through 50s have been maintained and updated over the years. You’d be hard pressed to find a new home built to the same high-quality today. As a result, the estate homes in the Arcadia Neighborhood can quickly soar to over 6 million; you’ll have to be quick and aggressive when trying to buy one of these properties.
Lush, green, mature landscapes of irrigated orange and date groves still suggest a hint of “rural” as do the quiet streets dotted with Ranch, Revival, and Pueblo style homes. All within minutes of high-end shopping and dining at the Biltmore Fashion Park (24th Street and Camelback, Phoenix) or the Scottsdale Fashion Square (Scottsdale Road and Camelback, Scottsdale), world-class resorts, arts centers, and great restaurants. A short drive takes you to downtown Phoenix, old town Scottsdale, or Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
The Arcadia neighborhood seems meant for families with schools being some of the best in the state. Homes vary in size but have lots of space, and the large yards have pools and sports courts for active kids. The biking paths along the Arizona Canal bordering Arcadia on the south offers another opportunity for expending young energy without worrying about traffic.
If you love the Arcadia area but don’t have budget to support an estate, Arcadia Lite (to the west) or North Central Phoenix (7th Street to 7th Avenue, Camelback to Northern) offers mid-range prices for charming homes (mostly Ranch-style, built in the 50s and 60s). While you won’t have a lush, green Arcadia estate with acreage, you will still have the amenities as you meet neighbors over coffee at the bustling La Grande Orange market or over a glass of wine at Postino Wine Bar (40th Street and Campbell). Entry level begins at around $300,000.