The third high-end area in the Phoenix real estate triumvirate, along with The Biltmore Estates/Camelback Corridor and Arcadia, is North Central Phoenix, which straddles Central Avenue. From Dunlap to Bethany Home Road, between 7th Avenue and 7th Street, North Central is a tiny, lush pocket of well-appointed Phoenix homes (many could be called mansions) sparingly dotting a fairly organically shaped, grid-busting collection of streets.
The area’s 110-year history has landed it on the historic register, ensuring its safety from “undesirable” development. Established in Old West days, the Murphy Bridle Path is still in use today, providing a shady, peaceful respite for the equine, as well as the walking or jogging inclined. Indeed, this is where a lot of Phoenix’s gentry are located; governors and congressional representatives have lived here along with retail tycoons and Suns basketball stars, making it some of the best of the best in Phoenix real estate.
Topping a $200-per-square-foot average, these Phoenix homes for sale are some of the most exclusive anywhere. Most are at least three bedrooms, at about $300,000 to $500,000, with executive homes (at least 4,000 square feet) reaching upwards of $2 million.
As far as Phoenix home styles go, you won’t find a more diverse area in all of Phoenix real estate market. Vintage Ranch, classic Tudors, Spanish and Tuscan, even Contemporary, Territorial and Modern Phoenix homes may be found, especially along the exclusive showpiece of the area, Central Avenue.
Many of the area’s schoolchildren attend private schools, notably Arizona School for the Arts for 6th through 12th grade, and parochial college prep schools Brophy (boys) and Xavier (girls).
Nearby amenities include:
- Vigorous hikes on the popular and beautiful Payestewa Peak (formerly Squaw Peak),
- The Squaw Peak and Tapatio Cliffs, twin Pointe Hilton Resorts, fun for the whole family with world-class golfing and spas, waterfall pools with swim-to cafes and waterslides, and fine shopping and dining, and
- The Christown Spectrum Mall (formerly Chris-Town Mall), the first indoor, air-conditioned mall built in Arizona, now home to a 14-theatre Harkins completed in the summer of 2007.
All this, and North-Central Phoenix is only 10 minutes to downtown or the Camelback Corridor, with its fine dining, shopping, and excellent business opportunities, and about 20 minutes to the airport. Convenient to both I-17 and Highway 51, hence I-10, the 101, and the 202, North-Central Phoenix real estate is never far from any Valley destination.
To learn more about Phoenix homes for sale in the North Central neighborhood, call me at 602.620.6267 602.620.6267 or email me.
Joe Janus, real estate agent and Realtor® specializing in Homes with Exceptional Style in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, Arizona