A refined, picturesque and highly coveted enclave conveniently located in the middle of Downtown Phoenix, Old Town Scottsdale and Paradise Valley.
Built on former citrus groves, Arcadia is conveniently located with a short drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, the night life and shopping of Old Town Scottsdale, Camelback Mountain & Piestewa Peak for hiking, shopping at the Biltmore Fashion Park and the commercial core of downtown Phoenix.
WHY ARCADIA REAL ESTATE IS SO POPULAR!
The convenient location, some of the best schools in the state, leafy streets, larger lots and well-kept homes make Arcadia very popular. You’ll see this is true with all the remodeling going on and the new homes going up in place of older ones.
ARCADIA REAL ESTATE ARCHITECTURAL STYLES
In Arcadia you’ll see variety in architectural style including ranch style homes, contemporary, territorial, Santa Barbara and Mediterranean. This is definitely an area for those who enjoy well-kept neighborhoods that don’t look like part of a Stepford Wives movie set.
Those who want city living in the middle of three cities’ hotspots while enjoying a suburban “feel”.
Families, professionals, entrepreneurs
The Arcadia neighborhood is one of the most desirable addresses in Phoenix. Citrus groves, and some of the best dining and shopping in the Valley make this east Phoenix neighborhood a very popular area to live in. Arcadia is unique, in that a portion of the neighborhood lies in Phoenix and the other portion in Scottsdale. The Phoenix portion of Arcadia is located in the 85018 zip code, and the Scottsdale portion is located in zip code 85251.
Arcadia offers exquisite views of the CamelBack Mountain landmark, named for its uncanny resemblance to a “kneeling camel.” Residents of the area have easy access to some of the best hiking at Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area, located between Arcadia and the city of Paradise Valley. When it comes to shopping, Scottsdale Fashion Square is the largest shopping mall in Arizona – only 5 minutes from Arcadia. The Biltmore Fashion Park is also nearby and features over 75 retail stores. Arcadia Park and Herberger Park are also popular family destinations, offering tennis courts, lighted volley ball courts, multi-purpose fields, an exercise course, playgrounds, and picnic areas.
Continuous sunshine makes this phoenix area an outdoor lover’s dream. Residents can explore the extensive trail system at South Mountain Park, hike up Camelback Mountain, or visit the Desert Botanical Garden. On those hotter than hot summer days, one can also escape to some of the best nearby local museums and galleries in Arizona. Downtown Phoenix is located within 10-15 minutes of Arcadia, making it easy for residents of Arcadia to take advantage of the many amenities that the downtown area has to offer. Along with Arcadia’s excellent public school system, it’s no wonder that Money Magazine voted Arcadia as one of the “Best Places to Live in the US.”
If you are in the market to buy in Arcadia, you’ll find a variety of residential options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for upscale homes, new construction homes, unique architectural homes, single-family homes, townhomes, condos or investment properties, we are experienced Arcadia Realtors® that can help you find the perfect home for your lifestyle, preferences and needs!
Bounded roughly by 44th Street to 68th Street and from Indian School Rd. to Camelback Road, the neighborhood of Arcadia contains well-kept homes on large lots. Many of the homes in the community sit on 2-5 acres – it’s an exception to find Arcadia AZ homes for sale on anything less than half an acre. Built on former citrus groves, Arcadia homes are surrounded by leafy streets and developed landscaping. You’ll find a wide variety of architectural styles, including ranch, contemporary and modern, territorial, Santa Barbara, and Mediterranean style.
The median home value within the 85018 zip code is $384,900. The median age of a home in the area is 24 years. Renters make up 24.56% of the population and 19.79% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate). The median home value within the 85251 zip code is $213,300. The median age of real estate is 38 years. Renters make up 37.96% of the population and 20.49% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate).
Arcadia and the surrounding area gets around 7 inches of rain per year and no snowfall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 28. On average, there are 299 sunny days per year, with July highs around 105 degrees and January lows around 35 degrees. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 45 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable.
The population within zip code 85018 is 219,867, with 1,195 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 45.1. 52.98% of people are married and 12.99% are divorced. The average household size is 2.18 people. 26.20% are married, with children and 10.85% have children, and are single. The population for zip code 85251 is 34,643 with 4,710 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 37.6. 34.70% of people are married and 15.50% are divorced. The average household size is 1.97 people. 2 4.46% are married, with children and 19.27% have children, and are single.
Schools & Education
The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. Buyers of Arcadia homes for sale are served by the highly acclaimed Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD). The district also serves most of Scottsdale, most of Paradise Valley, a portion of Phoenix, and a portion of Tempe. All schools within SUSD are high performing or excelling by the Arizona Department of Education. Schools spend $9,030 per student. There are 22 students per teacher, 237 students per librarian, and 900 students per counselor.
Arizona State University (ASU) is the main institution of higher education in the Phoenix area with its main campus located in Tempe. ASU also has campuses in northwest Phoenix, Downtown Phoenix, Mesa and Glendale. A branch of the University of Arizona College of Medicine is located near ASU’s downtown Phoenix campus. The Maricopa County Community College District includes ten community colleges and two skills centers throughout the county, providing adult education.
Phoenix is currently home to four Fortune 500 companies including: Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, PetSmart and Republic Services. Honeywell’s Aerospace division is headquartered in Phoenix, and the valley hosts many of their avionics and mechanical facilities Intel has one of their largest sites in the area, employing about 12,000 employees. The city is also home to: the headquarters of U-HAUL International; Best Western; and Apollo Group, parent of the University of Phoenix. US Air/American Airlines is the largest carrier at Sky Harbor International Airport and Mesa Air Group, a regional airline group, is headquartered in Phoenix. Phoenix also has has a significant military presence , with Luke Air Force Base located in the western suburbs.
The unemployment rate for zip code 85018 is 4.30%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 39.70%. State tax is 7.95% and income tax is 3.36%. The income per capita is $50,525, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $72,163. The unemployment rate for zip code 85251 is 4.30%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 39.70%. Sales tax is 8.30% and income tax is 3.36%. The income per capita is $36,736, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $48,273.
Interesting Things to Do
Comprehensive directory of interesting things to do in or near Arcadia – dining, shopping, museums, golf, hiking, outdoor activities, family fun, and a whole lot more!
Directory of 38 hospital and medical facilities in the Phoenix metro area
Valley Metro provides public transportation for the Arcadia neighborhood and throughout the metropolitan area, with its trains, buses, and ride-share program. The nearest major airport serving Arcadia is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX / KPHX), with international and domestic flights – located 6 miles from the center of Phoenix. Another major airport is Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA / KIWA), offering domestic flights from Mesa, Arizona.
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